Choosing the Right System
Central vacuum systems can be found in everything from residential homes to sail boats, but there are systems specifically designed for RVs. Not all RV central vacuum systems are designed with the same level of standards in mind, so just as the price differs from model to model, so does the performance. Dirt Devil CV1500
Advantages to Central Vacuum Systems
Disadvantages to Central Vacuum Systems
Alternatives to Central Vacuum Systems
- Standard upright models that are found in residential homes have high-powered suction and a durable build, but are simply too clunky to easily maneuver around the tight quarters of an RV. Because of their size, you'll need to have a full-length closet in your RV if you want to store them out of sight.
- Robotic vacuums like the Roomba are great for maintenance cleaning, meaning that they can be helpful with the upkeep of cleanliness, but they aren't exactly ideal for deep cleaning. So, if you do get a robotic vacuum, don't think you'll be getting rid of your regular vacuum just yet!
- Hand-held vacuums are lightweight and great for getting to those hard-to-reach places. Like robotic vacuums however, these won't realistically have the same level of power or effectiveness as conventional vacuums. If you choose one of these, you'll likely end up also needing a second, more high-powered vacuum because while handhelds can suck up clods of pet fur and dirt clumps, they won't work as well on fine dust and hair.
- Cordless vacuums are actually quite comparable to conventional vacuums, at least in the beginning. These models are notorious for losing there suction power, sometimes after only a year or two. You can find remarkably compact options that have telescopic handles and a wall-mounted charging station, making them very conducive to small spaces. But for the price of these models, their lifespans can be disappointing.