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Old 04-23-2013, 08:12 PM
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Dame right I have never used one. (My wife owns one, and love it.) I have my tools and she has hers.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
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So, I guess your wife does all the vacuuming in the boat too...
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JLowder View Post
This thread was a test. All that responded have failed. Please take out your man card, cut it in half, and dispose of it. Are we seriously giving vacuum cleaner reviews here now?
Our other halves already have our man cards.... haha

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:49 PM
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We have the dyson DC35 (the "animal" was not available when we bought it 2 years ago).

Pros: very good suction, easy to clean, high quality construction, nice wall rack that when mounted keeps unit charged easily, the beater brush does a good job on boat carpet, battery life has remained constant

cons: you have to hold the power trigger on the whole time you're using it - annoying there isn't a on/off button. Cost. Battery life is only about 10 min or so, but typically we can vacuum the whole boat in the time it runs. It takes a long time to recharge once run down (hours) and there is no separate battery to swap.

I would definitely buy one again. Not sure what the animal has in terms of upgrades from our model, but we've actually gotten used to grabbing it for quick household clean ups as well instead of using our central vac.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:59 PM
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+1 on the Dyson. I must say we have had a few hitches with ours. Power button got stuck, accordion hose tore other than that it sucks great. Model = DC 24. Power cord is also very, very short.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:02 PM
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Have a older model Animal. It's 7 yrs old and runs like the day we bought it. Our golden SHEDS. Fills the container half full EVERYDAY. My husband cannot comment on this thread, he had to ask where the power button was the one and only time he used it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:02 AM
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I have the Dyson DC 25 and its the best vacuum I have used. It will pick up dirt/dust that other vacuums wont. Its also quieter then the Eureka's and Hoover that I had. The Dyson is expensive but its worth every penny. Yes I would buy another
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by milkmania View Post
well, that sucks
I saw that you did there
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:23 AM
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We like them so much we have 2........
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:38 AM
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The DC41 can't be touched by any other vacuum. Simply unbeatable. Use it to clean out the vehicles and the boat, wouldn't use anything else.
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