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Posted: 10/11/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I normally sweep but dont like the dust. Started looking at the cheap stand up cordless vacs. I like the idea of a filter.

Im on vinyl flooring and live on dirt. Think a roomba type of vac would work decent with the finer particle dusty dirt?

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I've got vinyl flooring in my trailer. All I've ever used is a 1 gallon shop vac and a broom with synthetic bristles in which the tips have been made into a fine bristle for catching dust. Both have worked well.

I have a good house vac, but bought an 18V Ryobi stick vacuum for quick cleanups for dry spills and light cleaning. It has 2 filters. One is a washable fine mesh filter for catching most of what is vacuumed and one cleanable paper filter for fine dust. I had planned on trying it in the trailer in the future.

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We have friends that have a seasonal site and love their roomba style vacuum. I don't know what brand they have but whenever we visit their RV site, it's usually moving around.


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Posted: 10/11/20 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have and older Roomba
works pretty good as sweeper on my floors
Everytime i empty it after it runs , I'm surprised at how much it collected


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Roomba's are an example of the classic create a need for a product and advertise the H___ out of it. It's a gimmick and an expensive one. There is nothing in the brains of a Roomba that forces it to cover every square foot of the floor. If it does it is just dumb luck. If a floor is completely clear of obstacles given enough time it will eventually cover the entire surface (note free of obstacles such as chair legs and given enough time).
A decent battery powered stick broom will work much more efficiently ie clean the floor in less time.
BTW I used to sell them while working at Brookstone.


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we aren't full timers, but I have an extra charger for our home romba in the trailer and when we go out, I have "grab the romba" on the "to do list" works great in the trailer, along with the Dyson stick vac that we have in the house. Both are great additions to the trailer.

Nice thing about the romba is when we go for a walk, hike etc. turn on the romba and when we get back, trailer floor is clean.

Does the romba clean better than another vac? don't know, but it does a great job and I don't need to do the vacuming, we turn on the romba in the trailer or house when we are going somewhere.


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We have a small Bissel that we got at Walmart for less than $50 and we love it. It have a smaller head and will get into tight spots with excellent suction. A collection canister that is easy to empty and a cleanable/washable filter that filter out fine dust. We liked it so well we bought one for our lake house and use it over the Hoover self propelled Hurricane that we also have there. We also bought the next size larger for our sticks n bricks for $80 and love it too.

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I can't believe anyone in their right mind would spend that amount of money on a gimmick to encourage laziness. For the modicum of square feet of actual floor space in any size RV, a small vacuum cleaner would suffice.

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Originally planned to get a small shop vac and buy the hepa filter.
But a cordless stick vacuum is more convenient. The air filter is tiny though.

I dont need the volume of dirt a shop vac can hold.
Dont need 60min run times of a newer cordless.

Saw last night Moosoo brand came out with a new model white in color. The brush head is different. They claim it reduces drag and therefor increases batt life. I think it reduces cleaning.

Read through the reviews and questions. To me it was obviously fake!! All the questions were answered on Sep 12. If you read the names 3 of the 7 were Joanne but with a different last name. Normally the fake stuff has really obvious dumb mistakes like that.

Read the reviews and all were apparently left on Sep 18. They also just read like a fake staged review.

Anyway i think a modified brush head to increase battery life would not be good for a vinyl floor trailer. We dont need no stinkn battery life! Been watching videos and the soft brush head is what works best for hard floors.

Was surprised that the robot vacs did really good at picking up dirt. All they do is weigh everything before and after. Just have to trust the reviewers. You can often learn a lot in the comments below. People will yell and scream about models the reviewer left out or didnt like. Then you can research them and see what you find.

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Dyson, love it!


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