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Old 04-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Built in vacuume

I see where one of the new vans has a built in vacuume cleaner. That would really be great in our Casita. Has anyone added that to their camper?

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Rather than waste the storage space with the mechanics of a vacuum system, I'm happy with my Dust Buster. It only needs a charge every couple of weeks & I usually hit a site with hookups that often.

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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I use this:
RYOBI | 18v Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum | Home Depot Canada
and a 12VDC charger. The batteries go in a 10" chain saw as well.
It does take up a bit of space though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Somey View Post
I see where one of the new vans has a built in vacuume cleaner. That would really be great in our Casita. Has anyone added that to their camper?
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I can see the handiness of the new Odyssey feature. You stand outside the car and don't have the body of the vacuum or the cord out there with you getting tangled up with the hose. Plus you don't have to drag the vacuum back & forth between house and car.

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... We also have a 12v vacuum installed under the kitchen sink area. All we do is drag out a length of hose, stick it in the wall, turn the switch, and vacuum the carpeting.
Per has just about every comfort and convenience imaginable in his 17' Burro.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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Crumb Brush

We have a two pronged approach. We have two throw rugs that we can shake out, the first near the door and the second between the stove and sink.

In addition we have a $5 crumb brush, see Amazon. In about 5 minutes we can do the whole floor. Secondarily we have a small brush that allows us to get in the corners.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Unique Factory Options

. 8 "The Vacuum Ashtray" is listed in the Accessories Catalog by Chevrolet from 1956-1960 in it's attempt to associate itself with the top-of-the-line models, like Cadillac . It was installed by the dealer not at the Factory. They have been seen in later years, probably installed as "left-over's" by the individual dealers. They literally sucked the offending cigarette and ashes out a special 'triggered' device built under the dash. The hot trash was deposited in a cylinder under the dash to be discarded later. Despite the relatively low cost ($12.75) few smokers saw the need...it was easier to toss the butts on the road where they remain in our Ecology Cycle for Centuries. There were 3 different types over the years. The original had a glass, screw top jar but, not many remain today as they were usually broken. The 2nd and 3rd Series had a metal depository can.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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If you have added a 12v socket in your trailer you could use a small automotive hand held car vac and it wouldn't take up a lot of space.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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Swifer wet wipe = linoleum, vinyl, painted floor, Pergo, Allure, real wood floor, etc., etc., etc. Vacuums are for my sticks 'n bricks home. I'm camping, I'll be $#%! if I'm going to vacuum
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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I have this for the camper: Stanley 1-Gallon Hang-Up Portable Wet/Dry Vac Shop Vacuum: Appliances : Walmart.com

It really sucks.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #10
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I have one of those in the motorhome, and use it around the house and cars as well. Although it is much smaller than a typical shop vacuum, I'm not sure that I would carry it in the Boler; it might be good to have stuffed under the gaucho.

I wouldn't want a regular vacuum in the Boler; the RV built-ins (we have one in the fifth-wheel) don't work very well with a long hose, and they use expensive bags. I would consider the built-in only in an RV with a big basement storage compartment, and even then I would look for a small home unit rather than the usual junk.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #11
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I have it under the couch, plenty of room. I'm not sure how some of the smaller ones are, though.


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