The vacuum is a Beam model RV 145. I bought it from Kramer
Beam Vacuums in Stacy, Mn. and they will ship the system to
you. It weighs 15.5 lbs., not counting the tools and it's 10"
high by 11" in diameter. The system comes with most of the
hardware needed for installation, a 8 foot hose that expands to
32 feet, and a full set of vacuum cleaner tools. I had to buy the
90 degree angle pvc and some wall extensions to get from the cargo
bay to the inside of the step, a distance of 3 feet. It's a 120
volt, 8.5 amp system, and this install was easy, because I had already
installed a dual 120 volt receptacle for my float charger in the
The old canister weighs over 17 lbs, is larger, and a PITA to get
out of the bays every time we want to vacuum. With this system we
keep the hose and tools in the closet in the bathroom area. If we
want to use the vacuum, it's walk back to the closet, get the hose
and plug it into the hose connection at the step. It seems to have
more suction by far than the old canister, and it is quieter. I
installed the system in the bay so that it exhausts outside the
bay, and therefore the rig.
With the hose as long as it is we can pull the car up along side
the MH and use the vacuum to clean the car. This modification to
the rig is something I wish I'd done a long time ago.