tow vehicle for 3800FL

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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Mike Clay wrote:Ha ya I like the dust pan also but things change.

well I have both now central and Dyson, and I need them cause there is sawdust coming from the vents every time it use the A/C or heat pump.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Olbird » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:40 pm

I always did like the central, It was a Dirt Devil and optional in my 2006 Cardinal, and standard equipment in my new Cardinal is a Dometic.
I do not know if they had problems with the central units or it is just more work during the build process to use the central units, I think the Dyson is about the same cost when comparing just vacuum cost.
I have never had problems with the central and like the idea that exhaust does not return back into the trailer being vacuumed.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:03 pm

that is what I installed a dirt devil, loved it in the 07 so wife wanted it in this one also.
WE do some beach trips and it is nice to be able to send the sand right into the dust pan, Bye Bye :)
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Roger » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:54 pm

At the local RV show a few weeks ago there was a SOB with the dust pan in a carpeted section of the trailer. Not sure how useful that would be.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Double D's » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:18 pm

Roger, that sure does not make sense to ME! I like the 'dust pan' feature, but we do not carry the central vac hose with - too much like a python to have to store.. we have a Dyson DC 26 for general cleaning during trips, but then have a Dyson Animal for heavy duty cleaning when we get home... would really like the idea of the chargeable Dyson, and if ours dies, we will probably get THAT one - Grandson has one and LOVES it!
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Mike Clay » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:37 am

Easy to put a Dyson in than plumbing for a central vac that everybody complained came apart all the time. Mine has the InterVac from Dometic in it and I liked the Dirt Devil better in my last trailer.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Cardinal3800 » Sun May 10, 2015 8:03 am

We have a 2014 3800fl and love it. I have been towing it with a 2013 2500hd 4x4 GMC Denali for about a year. I finally made the decision to trade for a 2015 3500HD 4x4 Denali DRW. I just took it for a ride down the interstate and oh boy what a difference. I now know I really NEEDED a dually. Thanks to all the folks in this forum. I read a lot here, but 1st time to post here.
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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby jtaylor1920 » Sun May 10, 2015 3:30 pm

Cardinal3800 wrote:We have a 2014 3800fl and love it. I have been towing it with a 2013 2500hd 4x4 GMC Denali for about a year. I finally made the decision to trade for a 2015 3500HD 4x4 Denali DRW. I just took it for a ride down the interstate and oh boy what a difference. I now know I really NEEDED a dually. Thanks to all the folks in this forum. I read a lot here, but 1st time to post here.


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Re: tow vehicle for 3800FL

Postby Diesel Dave 04 » Sun May 10, 2015 4:13 pm

Nothing like the stability of training wheels just ask that 6 year old learning to ride a two wheeler
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