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Old 04-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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hand vacume?

ok,,,i sort of want to keep my new baby ,,,well,,, if not clean,,,,not disgusting.
so what to use while camping,,,for sand and such, a small hand held vacume? or a sweeper? or a small vacume broom?
or wait till i get home.... or maybe hire a valet service?

hey wait a minute,,, i just invented a retirement business..... go to camp grounds and provide a camper maid service.....now how to convince my wife this is a great oppertunity for her....
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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I have a hand held Dirt Devil that holds a charge long enough to use many times between stops with hookups.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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I've got this stick like thing with bristles on the end.
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I've got this stick like thing with bristles on the end.
I've got one of those too, but the space between the sliding screen door & the main door was driving me crazy. The vacuum does the trick...
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an old fashioned push carpet sweeper worked well for me when I had carpet. They still make them and they are reasonably inexpensive.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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I am a Ryobi convert. They make a wet/dry canister vacuum. This is not the Dirt Devil clone that they call the Tuff Sucker, that thing sucks. I call the one I use an electric bucket. I use it to clean out the pool, clean up messes... I also carry a 12V in car charger. It is a bit bulky though.
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I mostly use the stick thing with bristles - the stick part folds down to make it very short for storage. I also have a small 12v hand vacuum that I will pull out if on the road for more than a week or to clean up big messes. Using throw rugs in the entrance of the trailer and down the middle of the kitchen area helps a lot - just take them outside and shake them as needed.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #8
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im thinking a dirt devil type thing.
it took me years to convince my wife that my hand was the wrong shape to hold those stick things with bristles.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #9
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I use this one. For its size it is really potent. It is 500W/110V
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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wow,,, thats a beauty,,,you can almost hear tim allen grunt.
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How does it do with water?
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Not very good.

Never tried with liquid water.
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We use a Shark hand-held. It works fine except on goat head burrs. It is electric though. I am not sure if it can be charged or not. We always camp with electric.

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We use a Shark hand-held. It works fine except on goat head burrs. It is electric though. I am not sure if it can be charged or not. We always camp with electric.

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im afeared to ask why your goat is gettin burrs on his head....
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I use this one. For its size it is really potent. It is 500W/110V
Metropolitan 500 Watt Hi Performance Stainless Hand Vac | Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner. Costco used to carry them for about $50.

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Does it work on other kinds of cars, too, or just Nash Metropolitans?
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This is not the Dirt Devil clone that they call the Tuff Sucker, that thing sucks.
Isn't that the point of a vacuum cleaner?
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Isn't that the point of a vacuum cleaner?
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that thing sucks, but not in a good way.
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I have a hand held Dirt Devil ...
I have a Dirt Devil ultra-hand-vac. I bought this thinking it would be a great addition to my existing cordless bristle stick. I haven't used it much though... I keep a clear plastic runner over the indoor-outdoor carpet in the Fiber Stream so the floor is more like vinyl than carpet.
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I am woman... hear me roar... Vacuum cleaners and camping sound like an oxymoron! If a broom doesn't work good enough... always wear shoes. Guys don't take lawnmowers to clean up the campsite, I'm not about to spend time vacuuming. Gad

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #20
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Donna, let them men have it. Vacuuming and camping definetly do not go together.
We have tile floor and a broom, dust pan and then Wet Jet does the trick.
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