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I'm usually not a fan of Black and Decker products, but this one is an exception. Much better small vac than anything else I've tried. Great suction and a battery that lasts more than long enough to clean the trailer a few times before needing recharge.

 

 

 

 

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That looks really  ice.  But I can't remember buying a Black and Decker tool that I didn't almost immediately regret.  Finally I gave up on them completely.  A good battery vac would be really useful.


John


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Net, Net, I found that it was just easier to use two or three throw rugs (two down the main isle and a third on the short isle near the door and in front of the bath) and simply take them outside every day or so and shake them out.  I also put a "rug" cover over the two steps at the front door that helps catch at least some of the stuff prior to going inside.

 

Bill

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Looks like a nice little vac.  We got the small hand held Dyson that we keep plugged in an optional 110V outlet we had installed in the closet.  It's good for quick clean ups and is always charged.  Mike


Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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The shaking out of rugs and sweeping routine works well for a while for us, but after a little time, the nooks and crannies seem to need a little extra.

 

I thought about the Dyson, but after looking at reviews, I figured I can burn up three of these before I reach the Dyson price point. And it had the first decent review of a Black and Decker product I've seen in a really long time, so gave it a shot. Like Raspy, I have almost always regretted a B&D purchase, but so far so good with this one. ( knock on fiberglass)

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GrayGhost


2015 Legacy Elite II Hull # 98


2016 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel


 

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Net, Net, I found that it was just easier to use two or three throw rugs (two down the main isle and a third on the short isle near the door and in front of the bath) and simply take them outside every day or so and shake them out. I also put a “rug” cover over the two steps at the front door that helps catch at least some of the stuff prior to going inside. Bill

+1 on Bill's answer, we do the same and use the Flip Mop to clean either dry or wet when needed. We also use the wet side to dry the shower floor.

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=flip%20mop


Happy Camping,


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2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


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Thanks GrayGhost! I bought this Black & Decker on your recommendation alone and I'm not sorry. This little booger will suck a golfball through a garden hose. I spilled salt in my trailer not realizing what was in a jar. It will easily suck up grains of salt and anything else. It's easy to clean the B&D too. It does occasionally take filters though. I can still get down on my knees and do the floors if need be but if you are too old and decrepit you might want a vacuum with a long handle. This one folds up very small too. To me it's an all around great vacuum for our Ollie. Thanks again for letting us know GrayGhost!

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J-Rhett


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Thanks for the post, here is that vac: ... https://smile.amazon.com/Decker-BDH2000PL-Lithium-Vacuum-20-volt/dp/B00IOEFBKS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496927660&sr=8-2&keywords=black+and+decker+vac+pivot

 

I too have been disappointed in B&D stuff in the past: it just didn't seem well made or durable. I did buy a 20 v lithium hedge trimmer three years ago and it has been simply stellar! It is easy to use, very powerful, with a long battery life (and most important, no memory effect like nicads, which are garbage IMHO). I have hammered that trimmer and it just keeps going. They have made some QC changes, it appears.

 

While I don't have any problem with lithium batteries around my garage, I am a little more hesitent about storing them long term inside the trailer. Do you worry about a lithium battery fire? Do you keep it plugged into the charger constantly, or do you remove it when not camping?

 

Is this style vac available in a corded version?

 

How does it handle long hair (wife) and fur (labdradoodles)?

 

Thanks,

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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On the subject of "interior cleaning" - I've asked a number of people what they use to clean the interior of the Oliver.  Vinegar and water, Windex and several different brands of spray cleaners have been mentioned.  A number of years ago I tried a product called Interior Detailer.  There are several companies that make the stuff and it can be found in the automotive department of many stores.  You simply spray it on and wipe it off.  It leaves no streaks but does leave a smooth almost wax like finish.  It even works on the shiny "glass-like" parts.

 

Bill

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