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Car vacuum cleaner suggestions?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rickcrna, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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    rickcrna

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    I am looking for some suggestions/experience/advice on buying a vacuum cleaner specifically to use on the Taco. So far, I've seen some pretty good reviews on Metro, Carrand, Black and Decker, etc. I need something that not only works well with dirt and debris but also lots of dog hair.

    Would really appreciate sharing your experiences and thoughts.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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    Thegenerik1

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    Just go to your local Lowes or Home Depot and get a small vacuum. Home Depot carries Rigid and they work great, allowed carries Shop Vac and it's also great. I prefer the Shop Vac because it's a little quieter.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    I 2nd the rigid shop vac. I have the little 4 gallon. I bought it specific for my truck, but its great as a normal shop vac also.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    Use a microfiber cloth first and you will find that the vac will finish the job but the microfiber will get most of it.
     
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    I use my crapsman shop vac for my dogs hair. I believe most shop vacs can be used as a leaf blower as well by attaching the hose at the rear. So blow the loose stuff out and suck up the rest. Air compressor works well also.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    edm3rd

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    Trade for a 2014 Honda Odyssey. It has an inbuilt vacuum system - HondaVac.
     
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    I have a Kirby Sentria. Best vac ever. Like tools, buy the best you can afford. a vac is a tool.
     
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    My arsenal includes a Craftsman shop vac and a Bissel little green clean machine.
     
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    weak. I looked at a'14 Ody. it's cute, but does not suck. literally
     
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    Or a microfiber towel is much cheaper and available.
     
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  16. Aug 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    I have a big ass Craftsman shop vac.

    But recently I have been using my 18V Milwaukee cordless vac. No cord/plug to deal with is awesome and it sucks pretty good.
    It lives in the truck anyway (work tool).
     
  17. Aug 7, 2014 at 3:56 AM
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    80 lb black lab - I've found that hitting the seats with anti static spray (found at any supermarket or drugstore) and then using a shopvac makes the hair come up fairly easily.

    I use one of these now on the rear seat. Goes on and comes off in seconds. Keeps the hair in check and also keeps the seats dry for those times when I take him swimming.

    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...eat-cover/_/N-256n?itemIdentifier=515290_0_0_
     
  18. Aug 7, 2014 at 4:32 AM
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    Is that seat cover easy to fold up and stuff behind the seat for when the dogs aren't in there?
     

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