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Old 07-06-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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Storage and Vacuum ideas

2 questions:
First what do people use to organize the storage cupboards.
Second what do you use for small vacuum cleaners. Compact design


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Old 07-06-2019, 12:46 PM   #2
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I use an 18 volt Makita vacuum. It helps that I also have other Makita 18 volt tools (although I fear, not enough).

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
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Compact vacuum

We bought this one on Amazon and it works surprisingly well for our E21. It would not be useful on carpet, however, given the way the brush head works.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:02 PM   #4
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We just take along the 16v dust buster that we use at home, been working fine for the trailer and truck for the last few years. We plug it in when we have hookups.

I was going to get a 12vdc job, but so far have no reason to.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:13 PM   #5
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First decide if you really need to take a vacuum cleaner. I don't, but I don't have pets or children. I vacuum when I get home from a trip. The longest trip was just short of 60 days. I have a 'scritchy' mat by the outside steps, one affixed to the step and a softer material welcome mat just inside the door. I have throw rugs I can take outside and shake. I use a broom with a collapsible handle and Swiffer pads to wash the vinyl floor. The only carpet that might need to be vacuumed are the steps to the loft and the loft floor. I prefer to wipe my shoes well, or take them off. YMMV
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Farther View Post
I use an 18 volt Makita vacuum. It helps that I also have other Makita 18 volt tools (although I fear, not enough).

We use a similar Ryobi handheld vac setup, which conveniently uses the same batteries as the Ryobi cordless compressor, lantern, chainsaw, etc. that we carry.

Primary cleanup tool is a collapsible broom, but then the handvac gets all the leftover bits from the corners and tight little places around the edges. Frequency of cleanup varies dramatically, depending on camping location. Some places generate very little floor dirt. Some places make lots, despite outside carpet and shoe scuff entry mat.

There is no way we could go 60 days without a 5 minute sweep/vac job, usually once every few days.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:00 PM   #7
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Over the years we've had an assortment of small vacuums for boats and trailer use.

I consider the 12 volts ones that we've had useless. The Dust Buster type was an improvement. But the Dyson, man, that'd suck the fuzz off a peach. Best one we've ever had.

It's very handyfor areas like the screen door track and getting into corners etc.

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Old 07-06-2019, 02:26 PM   #8
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I also have ryobi hand vac that runs off the rechargeable batteries that I have for drill, inflator, and the fan--which also runs on plug in.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:55 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Farther View Post
I use an 18 volt Makita vacuum. It helps that I also have other Makita 18 volt tools (although I fear, not enough).

As far as storage, Target and Walmart have plastic baskets that will fit into all the storage compartments. As you use the trailer, it will tell you what you need/want based on your use and needs.

As far as vacuum, the Makita is the one I have and use.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:12 PM   #10
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We took a vacuum cleaner first couple of times we went out,, never used it and we have a pet. So it stays home now. We use a long handle whisk broom, does the job, stores in closeet corner

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