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Old 10-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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have a new 378xl would like to install a central vacuum ,what kind and where to put it,any ideas thanks 4400 miles 40 days lovin it
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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have a new 378xl would like to install a central vacuum ,what kind and where to put it,any ideas thanks 4400 miles 40 days lovin it
I installed the RV Dirt Devil in the basement and we like it. Bought it on ebay and didn't pay near this cost. Dirt Devil All-In-One Vacuum - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Great idea.
Here is the best price I could find with free shipping and not tax.
Dirt Devil CV1500 RV Central Vacuum System
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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Installed my unit in the first compartment where the video shows. But decided to install the vacuum connection next to the refridge. When I have time I will post pics. I did not install the connection to the hose where the video has it because if you wanted to use the vac you would need to get on your knees to hook it in. I have also made a board to fit over the stairs to keep people from falling in the stair well while camping. It took an hour to install it and two hours to figure where to put it. After all said and done my wife loves it.
If you would like I can write up a little review on what I did and like I said, post some pics when my coach returns home from warranty work in 2 - 3 weeks.
I bought mine for my wife's birthday present.
My vacuum kit came with everything to install it. I did buy an extra hose hookup so I could use it in the compartment bays if needed.
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have a new 378xl would like to install a central vacuum ,what kind and where to put it,any ideas thanks 4400 miles 40 days lovin it
Try a miele stick vac. Germann engineering, pretty light and great suction. We had a central vac (dirt drivel) in our previous unit, and the miele is WAY better. Takes up less space to, without the long hose that tries to strangle you and is a pain to store... Very quiet and great suction.
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Installed our Dirt Devil under the bed. Power is available there just remember to drill a couple of 1 inch holes in the bed foundation to relieve the pressure when the unit is running. The hose connects at the foot of the bed and reaches the front driver area. The Dirt Devil works great and came with a air powered beater bar.
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Always like this idea....having a TT space is a premium and i just cant seem to find a place. Ended up buing a dirt devil upright that fits under the table.
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We bought one of these a few years ago. I mounted it in the back of the closet where the washer/dryer prep is located. Receptacle is already in place. Works very well, we store the hose and accessories under the bed. First saw one at the Hershey RV Show and then found it on eBay for around $185.
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Installed our Dirt Devil under the bed. Power is available there just remember to drill a couple of 1 inch holes in the bed foundation to relieve the pressure when the unit is running. The hose connects at the foot of the bed and reaches the front driver area. The Dirt Devil works great and came with a air powered beater bar.

I also have a 378TS and plan to install in the compartment to the left of the steps like they show in the video. It also has a power outlet there.
Now all I need to figure out is the best location for the Vac outlet that would be easy to plug in the hose for my DW.
A good location may be above the Propane detector as it has plenty of space behind it and easy access behind when you remove the fire extinguisher wall mount and also easy access to the compartment below for the hose route.
We may change when the Dirt Devil arrives next week.
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Always like this idea....having a TT space is a premium and i just cant seem to find a place. Ended up buing a dirt devil upright that fits under the table.

The lil' Red Devil we got is in the bottom of the closet.

Looked at a couple of trailers that had a built in (Open Road, Keystone) I did not like the idea of the labor on my part to empty the canister.
Beside that most of the trailers we looked at did not have enough carpet to justify the cost.
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