Originally Posted by shezonit
"taking a regular vacuum" and where would this fit?
Thanks for link to 12-volt travel store. ARGH, now I have to stop myself from buying every gadget.
I do use the carwash vacuums, 50 cents for a lot more power than any vacuum I could carry with me.
And, yes a little whiskbroom, dustpan do wonders. Also, I have covered ALL of my carpet with.... another carpet! I had a large remnant of like- colored carpet. I had it cut to lay over all my carpet. ( except under the bed, as you mentioned- doesn't get dirty) I have a door mat that I shake out often. I have plastic mats in the cab, including between the seats..... so if I ever sell this van, the original carpeting will still be "as new".
Sorry, should have phrased that "a regular 110VAC type vacuum", not the 12V-ers that don't do much.
They don't have to be built like your mom's Hoover upright, there are many full AC powered vacs with decent
suction (Dyson?) that are smaller in size. Depends on how desperate you are to vacuum your van, I guess.
Lay off the chips and crackers and toast after dark.
I 'm always suspicious of what the previous user of car wash vacuums may have used them for,
so I tend to avoid. Like thoroughly checking a laundromat washer and dryer before use.
I still find the short broom and dustpan works well for the floors, and the exposed carpets (we also
cover the fixed carpets with plastic) are removable for beating and shaking out.