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Old 10-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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A fun project I won't do....

So I was remembering the super-snazzy giganto motor homes at the RV show that have a central vacuum system. How Glamping is THAT?

And I thought, well, I could easily install a small vacuum in an unused storage corner of my 2014 Roo 183. So I looked up this little vacuum:

Amazon.com: ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum: Automotive

and thought about wiring it in, installing a switch, installing a little port on the trim somewhere so it looks "central". That kind of thing.

But then I remembered: a broom and dustpan would be cheaper, smaller and (more importantly) lighter.

Oh well. I might do it anyway for the silliness of having central-vacuum in my little TT.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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To be honest, a central vac upgrade is on the list of enhancements for my camper. With the amount that we spend in it, it would be nice to have a good vacuum vs. the Dust Buster w/ a handle that we currently have.

That and the dustpan attachment for the central vac setup gives you somewhere easy to suck the broomed mess without having to futz with a dust pan or launching it out the door.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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You can order an entire central vac kit that will look factory from dirt devil.

Dirt Devil® Central Vacuum for RV's and Boats

We love ours for the convenience and the superior suction power to anything we've had as a portable. Matter of fact, I was in the Beast this morning vacuuming the rugs in prep for a long winter's nap.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Someone here recommended this:

Oreck Ultimate Handheld Vacuum Refurbished 743808100182 | eBay

We bought one, and by golly I like it so much it hasn't made it to the RV yet! GREAT suction (anyone with a parrot ...carpet or hardwood floors...knows how important that is) and so light and easy to handle. Small and easy to store in the RV also.

I'm thinkin' a second purchase is in order.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Those little orecks are nice I use it more than the central vac in my rig
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #6
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We have a built in vac system in our Pacifica motor home. We have never used it in over 3 years. Now with the new Wildcat we are buying she one of the first comments was, "it doesn't have a built in vac system".
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Part of the touring package in our Prime Time was a central vac. We LOVE it and any future rig will have one. Period.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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So I was remembering the super-snazzy giganto motor homes at the RV show that have a central vacuum system. How Glamping is THAT? And I thought, well, I could easily install a small vacuum in an unused storage corner of my 2014 Roo 183. So I looked up this little vacuum: Amazon.com: ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum: Automotive and thought about wiring it in, installing a switch, installing a little port on the trim somewhere so it looks "central". That kind of thing. But then I remembered: a broom and dustpan would be cheaper, smaller and (more importantly) lighter. Oh well. I might do it anyway for the silliness of having central-vacuum in my little TT.
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...
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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Been wondering about a vacuum since the Roo has carpeting in the dinette/sofa slideout area. The PUP was all vinyl flooring. I put rugs down but those could be taken outside to shake out. I have a little Shark which is really a dustbuster that you plug in. I'm thinking something that I can stand up & use would be better! I thought about a lightweight stick vacuum. May check out some of the ones you've mentioned.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #10
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I installed a Dirt Devil central vac and we like it. Storage of the hose is no problem, it goes in the drawer under the couch. Don't have another upright/canister taking up storage space.
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