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Old 11-20-2019, 08:51 PM   #1
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Vacuum cleaner suggestions

What are some of the solutions that ya'll might have for a vacuum cleaner?

I am rather OCD with sand, dirt...etc that gets tracked inside, even innocently. Asking everyone to take their shoes off at the door isn't always practical either. To clean up, I use a broom and get it to a pile, and then use my small shop-vac to suck it up. Either that, or sweep it outside with the broom.

I am sure there is a cordless vacuum that someone makes that can plug into a cradle of sorts that is wall mounted. Having the small shop-vac out on the floor is unsightly and it's killing my back.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:56 PM   #2
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We got a handheld WITH a cord. (Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYFQ28...p_mob_ap_share )

We wanted a corded one because we did not want to keep up with charging it each trip (not fultimers) and it's easy to store away under the dinette bench, back in a closet, etc.
Also I've never had a good experience with a cordless handvac - they all seem to crap out after a year.

We also did this one specifically because we have a couple of dogs we camp with, and it's easy to pick up and use on couches and cushions.
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Hoover BH52210 It works good and my wife really likes it.
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We use a Dyson DC61 Handheld. The trailer has plugs so we charge it on the go. It works so well that it's worth it to take it with us. Have to say we have a dog and that was the main reason for having it in the first place. It is expensive, but, I have a Filter Queen for my home and it beats it hands down for suction/dirt/dust pick up. The attachments it comes with are enough to keep your trailer clean. Yes I have to agree, don't like the sand/stuff on the floor by the door.. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:07 PM   #5
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I'm not a fan of rechargeable batteries, they are destined to go bad eventually and are pricey to replace. I have an old corded dirt devil hand vac I keep in a drawer and works perfect in my little camper with no carpeting other than the throw rugs/runners i have that I can shake out. Ours is quite old, but this newer iteration seems even better for 30 bucks.
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]I'm not a fan of rechargeable batteries[/COLOR], they are destined to go bad eventually and are pricey to replace. I have an old corded dirt devil hand vac I keep in a drawer and works perfect in my little camper with no carpeting other than the throw rugs/runners i have that I can shake out. Ours is quite old, but this newer iteration seems even better for 30 bucks.
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No...your not a fan of..."rechargeable batteries"they are not asking if your a fan of...They are asking for recommendations on a "cordless" vacuum. You don't have one....why would you reply.....?
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Dyson stick type. Can be used as upright or handheld and stores fairly compact. Not cheap but works very well.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:08 AM   #8
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Love my Dyson but have also used a plug in Shark upright stick in my old 5'er. A bit more powerful than the Dyson.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:36 AM   #9
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I don’t know if replacing your big shop vac would work for you, but Ryobi has a little 3 gallon shop vac that is so convenient for rv and car cleaning. Love mine! There’s a 3 gallon and a 6 gallon. The smaller is squared and compact for easy storage and the battery is interchangeable with my impact wrench, drill, inflator, etc.
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I purchased a Dyson V8 absolute last year. My DW absolutely loves it. Does have a wall mount cradle that the charger can be routed through, but doesn't have to be configured that way, and we don't because of it's storage location/outlet. Charge lasts for about 40 min which is plenty. Wood floor attachment works mint. Not cheap but we're satisfied with the value
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I don’t know if replacing your big shop vac would work for you
Actually, my shop vac is a small one. Not friendly on the back as I didn't get the attachments for it. I'm sure that there is something better out there and several people have offered some good suggestions.
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Actually, my shop vac is a small one. Not friendly on the back as I didn't get the attachments for it. I'm sure that there is something better out there and several people have offered some good suggestions.
You may be able to just get some attachments, or re-purpose some from another vacuum to continue using your shop vac if you like the size and capability of it.

But as for a vacuum for the trailer, we have the small dyson as well. Stores easily, works well. But all of the products in that "style" of vacuum are good
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We have the Shark X40 and love it. I got an extra battery from QVC for about half price so we can keep one charged all the time.

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No...your not a fan of..."rechargeable batteries"they are not asking if your a fan of...They are asking for recommendations on a "cordless" vacuum. You don't have one....why would you reply.....?
Wow, you are right! I'm so sorry. I don't know why I replied. Silly me.
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Dirt Devil Central Vac.

This works well for us. Cedar Creek is second 5th wheel with it. The Vacpan option works great. Just sweep dirt in front of it and it's gone.


Only have to store hose & attachments.



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Wow, you are right! I'm so sorry. I don't know why I replied. Silly me.
I'm almost too scared to respond now! But I like a robotic cleaner for 90% of the areas. It won't get all the odd little nooks, but it does a great job for all the heavily traveled spots. Then an occasional manual cleaning takes care of the odd corners.
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Wow, you are right! I'm so sorry. I don't know why I replied. Silly me.
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Darryl Honda -

I see you have only posted 9 times in this forum, therefore I'd like to welcome you!

You'll get a lot of good info here and we generally have a very respectful community. We support each other through giving helpful information, patient guidance and, at times, emotional support!

I'd like to point out that the OP was seeking info about cordless vacuums. If logic serves me, that implies the use of rechargeable batteries. In his post, NJKris stated his opinion regarding the longevity and cost of these batteries. IMHO, both are legitimate considerations when choosing between corded vs rechargeable vacuums.

I might also note that I have appreciated and enjoyed NJKris' 2,200+ posts on this forum. He is a good person to follow. Perhaps you will also find this out as you learn more about the value of, and the general etiquette followed within this community.
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Bought a Dyson V10. It does a great job. We use it at home, boat, and our new to us 2016 24RK. If you have a Costco near you or are a member, they will be $130 cheaper on Friday.
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Thank you for the reply Theo. You are right I came off a bit strong. Should have thought about it more and read between the lines on what NJKris was trying to say.
For that I must apologize to him. So, NJ, truly sorry, that will not happen again. I shall think before I type.. Darryl
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