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Old 06-18-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Dirt devil vacuum install on ts328

Have any of you installed one of these on a ts328? If so where did you put in the coach? I'm Thinking about using one of the exterior compartments for the vacuum motor with the outlet on the sidewall to the interior steps. I'd like to hear if there is a better and easier location to install it. Thanks

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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I am in on this also. I have 329TS. There is space also in the cabinet under the TV.
The bed has wasted storage under it, this another spot. Both furnaces have what seems to be room in the space that they take up, at least it looks like wasted space.
The outside bin next to the steps looks like a good spot. There is a a power outlet in the next bay in my unit, just run the cord to that outlet.

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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I want to follow this thread. I have a FR3 but may get some ideas. I have tried at least 5 of the 12v things and all they do is make some noise..
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:54 PM   #4
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I picked up the Dirt Devil RV vacuum cleaner about 18 months ago.
I installed mine in the compartment where the external TV hooks up.
It had an outlet and was a easy install of the hose up and mounted below my Dometic refrigerator.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:01 PM   #5
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I have a 328TS also and have been thinking of doing the same thing.
I was going to put it in the compartment with power under the Kitchen Slideout.
We were hoping to find a way into the Kitchen area to put the hose hookup without disturbing any of the furnaces or vents. If you do get it installed, please post pictures.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:08 PM   #6
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Good job, looks nice! I'm going to do this as well
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:15 PM   #7
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I installed ours under the bed. The hose supplied is long enough to reach the dash of our rig and works great for us. Where ever you put it ensure you have enough vent holes to let the air out from the vacuum unit.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for the install info. We have a 2011 337ds. I like the idea of under the bed but have some reservations as to the length of vac hose maintaining good suction.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:53 PM   #9
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We have a 378 XL. I put my dirt devil in the outside compartment to the left of the door. It already had the 120v outlet and keeps the noise down to where you don't hear it running and it get exhausted to the outside. You could install the inlet in the stair well but then you would have to bend down too much to insert the hose. I installed mine next to the residential refridge unit. I can post pics if you like. It took me longer to figure out where to install the unit than it did to install it.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:08 PM   #10
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After poking around our unit I think I'll mount it in the outside compartment with the elect. Outlet.
Anyone with additional photos that they could post would be much appreciated.
Thanks again!

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