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Old 06-28-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Vacuum Cleaner

Hey guys,

We're in the market for a vacuum for our new Sierra Tree House. What do y'all use? I figured a small canister-type might be easiest to store but wanted to get some opinions on what does the best job.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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The wife has a full size up-right vacuum.Her recommendations are,What ever you get try to get it with a beater bar.She said it gets the sand and grit out of the carpet a lot better.Hope this helps.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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i bought a cheap shop vac and mounted in the garage area of our 5th...then plumbed it into the living area with some left over 'built-in' parts I had when installed one in the house. I used a heavy duty relay and a separate 24v supply to use the built-ins recepticle contacts to turn the vacuum on... you could skip that and just goto the garage area and flip on the switch on the vacuum itself ... but i like a project

In total I spent about $50...and it really sucks.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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In our HTT we use a Eureka Mighty Mite....it works OK for us. I am planning to make it sort of like a central vac and keep it stored under the dinette seat and just plug in a long hose....out trailer is only about 23'.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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We have the Dirt Devil central vac. Easy to install. It is under the dinette bench. The hose expands so we can vac. the full length of our 34'. Lots of power. It is stonger then the central vac. we had in our home.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:42 PM   #6
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we use the Shark VX3 rechargeable. it works very well and stores away nicely.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #7
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We use a Dirt Devel 110v upright vacume from Walmart for 70.00 or less. It comes with a beater brush(gotta have for sand), and no bag. It breaks down in two or three parts and can be stored in the compatments below. Great machine.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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Bissell PowerForce Bagless at Wal-Mart for $46. Lots of reviews online, most of them favorable. This thing really sucks!
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We have the Dirt Devil central vac. Easy to install. It is under the dinette bench. The hose expands so we can vac. the full length of our 34'. Lots of power. It is stonger then the central vac. we had in our home.
This is on my "to do" list of upgrades for our rig too. I like the idea of the vac being permanently out of the way, not taking up space in a closet and available by just plugging in the hose.
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Bissell PowerForce Bagless at Wal-Mart for $46. Lots of reviews online, most of them favorable. This thing really sucks!
Our choice as well. Still on sale at Walmart for $42. It's an upright and not easy to store. However we have a large wardrobe and it stows away nicely for us. I would even use this one in the house because it really sucks, LOL!
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