Cleaning my RV is easy this is one reason why I love living full-time in an RV. It is way easier than cleaning a home. Of course, it will make it easier if you have your necessary cleaning equipment. Because of the small space, most of the time I just use a broom to clean the floor but a small, handheld vacuum cleaner can be really handy. It took me a while to find the perfect vacuum for my RV, here are a few that I liked:
1. Milwaukee M12
This vacuum cleaner is lightweight because it measures 18.5’’ in length and weighs only 2.25 lbs. Milwaukee M12 is cordless with a 12V battery that can run for an hour on a high-capacity (2X) battery pack. When the battery runs out of power, you can recharge the cleaner through a small inverter from your RV. M12 comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer and a reusable 42 pleat filter. The M12 is available with a lock on a switch that reduces user fatigue in case of extended use. The equipment has versatile attachments that facilitate cleaning small and large areas depending on the attachments used. However, M12 is quite noisy compared to other handheld vacuum cleaners.
2. Eureka Easy-Clean 71B
Although handheld, Eureka Easy-Clean Vacuum is very powerful eliminating the need for carrying a full-size vacuum cleaner. In addition, the cleaner is not very expensive because it costs around $40 and it can be used to clean car upholstery, carpeted stairs, and sofas. It operates on a 110 volt with a 20-foot long cord that can also be wrapped during storage to economise on available space. With a crevice tool located on the end of the hose, this vacuum is able to reach into all kinds of tight places when cleaning. The high-power suction of this cleaner is driven by two motors. One motor provides power to the revolving brush while the other motor provides power for suction. It is bagless with a built-in washable filter and a see-through dirt chamber.
3. Vacuums Shark SV75Z
A cordless Shark SV75Z is convenient for cleaning all surfaces because it has attachments for rugs and crevices. The manufacturer uses Twister Cyclonic Technology to enable the cleaner to deliver a consistent strong suction while cleaning. This cleaner includes a rechargeable 15.6 V battery that can last several days without being recharged. However, how often you recharge the battery may be determined by how long and often you use the vacuum cleaner. It is easy to use this cleaner because it is portable (cordless) and it is lightweight (4.34 lbs weight).
They can either be corded or cordless depending on what you prefer. Most people opt the corded model because it has more power. One of the reasons why Dirt Devil 100 is preferred by RVers is because it can fit in small compartments (it is small-sized with dimensions of 6.5 × 11.75 × 8.5 inches). Dirt Devil 100 vacuum cleaner is effective in lifting up pet hair but it’s not effective in removing dirt from carpets and bare floors.
5. 3M 497 Vacuum
3M 497 vacuum cleaner is powerful, self-contained and portable because it has a handle on top. It is efficient for cleaning typewriters, toner from copiers, laser printers, computers and other office equipment. Its hose, power cord, and attachments are all tucked up inside the lid for easy storage and portability. It has a modular filter for easy replacement when a need arises. Although durable, it is quite expensive with a new cleaner costing around $250.
DCV 580 cordless either uses 18V or 20V lithium batteries to suck up to 2 gallons of a dry or wet mess. It has an easily accessible filter which can be washed and re-used. It’s onboard hose and accessory storage tank make it easy to be moved around. It also has a 2-gallon tank capacity which offers enough storage to empty a clogged pipe or a toilet. However, you may have storage problems due to its large size.
7. Vacuums Carrand 94005AS
Carrand 94005AS is small, have good suction and its electric. There are also battery operated models although they have limited power capacity. However, since a camper does not require much, a battery operated model is also okay with him. It has a flexible hose and multiple attachments that allow you to clean anywhere in your RV.
The type of handheld vacuum cleaner you will buy will be determined by its cost, how you intend to use it and its features. Ensure you research thoroughly before buying to avoid buying the wrong vacuum cleaner. Finally, after buying your preferred vacuum cleaner, regular repair and maintenance will make it last longer in its perfect condition.