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Old 03-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Dirt Devil CV950E

Should have our new Dirt Devil 8233-LE sometime tomorrow and will install it Sat in our new 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS. Hope it works as good as what it is supposed to. With a 35' hose, should be able to reach every nook & cranny in the entire camper. Has anyone had any experience with these?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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We installed ours 2 years ago and if if quit today we would purchase a new one. They work great. It has the same power as our central vac in the house. It is an easy install and the long hose works like a charm. The DW likes the way it stores in a small basket. We installed ours under the dinning room bench seat.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Dirt Devil was delivered today around 3pm and it is about 75% installed. Just have to anchor it, replace a panel in the storage compartment where I mounted it and plug it in and use it to clean up the mess. Trial hook up shows it has plenty of suction. Now the problem is where to stow all the attachments that came with it or just throw them all in a drawer or cabinet and see what ones get used and store the rest of them.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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dunnnc - our 2012 29rk came with this system installed. We have only used it once so far, but it worked great. The intake (suction) is under the stairs leading up to bathroom/bedroom and the hose goes all over the entire RV. The motor and bag are behind a panel on the right side and easy to get to to service and change the bag.

I stowed the hoses and attachments in the cabinet above the dining room TV and it fits nicely.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Mission accomplished and DW says it's a winner, so I gained at least one "atta boy". The unit is a little noisy, but with it in the basement area, not all that objectionable. I may add a switch in the hall to be able to turn it off with the hose still connected. Don't particularly like that feature.
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dunnnc - why would you want to switch the unit off with the hose still connected? If you turn the unit off, I would assume that you are done with it, so why leave the hose out to trip over,etc?

Where did you decide to stow the hose and attachments? The little bag that came with ours is handy for putting all the attachments in and as I said last night everything goes nicely in the cabinet above the living room TV.

Yes it is a bit noisy, but to us, the convenience of having it in the RV ready for use at all times is well worth the noise. It also beats having to bring another vacuum in from your house or whatever.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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A switch would be a convenience to allow you to get another tool or answer the phone or a multitude of other things before you were finished sweeping and it would be a lot easier than removing the hose. Just a thought right now, as always, DW will determine if I install a switch or not. lol
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As we have the Rockwood equivalent of your camper, I'm curious to know where in the basement did you install the canister and where you mounted the outlet.

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Mounted the canister right under the steps right up against the outside wall and the outlet on the 2nd step riser. Flipped the bottom panel end for end to put the tv & 120v outlet toward the center of the trailer. BTW, also removed the plastic tube in the front storage area and anchored the propane hose to the front wall. Can't believe they ran the propane hose thru a pc of pvc and block access to the storage area.
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dave - ours came from the factory installed - the vacuum is in the same compartment as the water hookups and drains are, but on the right side side and not the left. It is behind a slideable panel there.

There is plentry of room to get to the vacuum and change the bag, etc.The suction connection is mounted on the first step riser of the stairs.
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