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Old 08-16-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Dust Buster Busted and Flash Light won't light.

I have a cabinet just off the galley floor below the monitor panel that holds a dust buster and a flash light , neither of which work. It is a very shallow cabinet and I would like to know if anyone has found a another creative use for it? If not I guess I would like to know if anyone knows where to get replacements for the flash light and dust buster and why they may have quit working in the first place. I bought the coach used and they did not work when I got it.

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi Ho: For what it's worth, we bought our coach new and these two things have never worked. I guess the flashlight did work for a while, but for me it's just not worth the effort. I too would like to know if the space is good for anything. These tow items don't seem to be (even if working).
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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The dust buster in our 2005 Journey 39F quit. I called the factory and they told me that new pattery packs for that model were no longer available. So I took it to Batteries Plus and they made a new batery pack for $14.95. Works great

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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My wife bought a small Dirt Devil model with more power to replace ours. We no longer have the flashlight.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #5
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I have a cabinet just off the galley floor below the monitor panel that holds a dust buster and a flash light , neither of which work. It is a very shallow cabinet and I would like to know if anyone has found a another creative use for it? If not I guess I would like to know if anyone knows where to get replacements for the flash light and dust buster and why they may have quit working in the first place. I bought the coach used and they did not work when I got it.

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our dustbuster and light never worked well when we bought our rig 2 1/2 years ago either. i junked them.
i installed a 1/2" by 3 1/2" by approx 9" shelf and use the compartment to store light bulbs and cleaning supplies.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:48 AM   #6
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Everyone is about right. Junk them and buy quality..
Dan a great use for that space,, Have to check it out...Good Miles
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:17 AM   #7
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I believed for a couple of years that the flashlight was broken. When ever I pulled it from the connection and pushed the on/off switch I got nothing. One day I tried again, It was then I noticed the two prong plug was on a swivel. I swiveled the prongs into the the light case and the light flashed on and has worked fine since. The Dust buster however bit the dust (pun?) a long time ago. Good roads to Ya,
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:42 PM   #8
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I found an Oreck dustbuster that fits in the spot perfectly. We bought our Meridian used and without a flashlight. In addition to the dustbuster, I also keep an small extra flashlight and an additional fire extinguisher. You cannot have enough fire extinguishers!
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #9
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When we had our Suncruiser, we put our umbrella's in that cabinet. Out of the way but convenient to the door.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:01 PM   #10
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These are great ideas.! Thanks
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:36 AM   #11
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My Dustbuster and flashlight have worked well for nearly six years. I use them all the time. So there ya go. But please don't beam your problems to me. If I go to use them tomorrow and they don't work, I'm gonna be torqued.

But great ideas on use of the cabinet!!

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Old 08-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #12
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We've been thinking about installing one of these:

Mobile Home Advantage

I haven't taken the time to measure the opening, though...
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #13
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Great Idea

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We've been thinking about installing one of these:

Mobile Home Advantage

I haven't taken the time to measure the opening, though...
I really like this idea. I will need to measure the cabinet. I hope it fits the specs:
Front panel is 9"W x 16 5/8"H
Housing is 7 3/4"W x 15 3/4"H x 3 7/8"D

What do others think?
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:29 PM   #14
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Had those 2 items in our 2001 Adventurer. Problem was they never got used. Batteries over charged on them. They ended up in the scrap. Never found a use for the outlet that they were plugged into.
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My original flashlight still works and I use it, the batteries in the dustbuster and just about shot, been looking for replacements.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #16
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Try Batteries Plus. The have batteries for most ev everything and can also make on site what you need.
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I tried Batteries Plus and they said a new dustbuster would be less expensive than what they would have to charge to make a new one. I will try looking for an Orick
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Got them both, plus the four two-way radios. None of it has worked in a couple of years. Never open the door on the cabinet.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:01 AM   #19
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We keep the 2 family radios w/charger, 2 compac umbrellas and a spare key rack in ours.

I could suck harder than the vacuum furnished and the flashlight died after 4-5 months

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I really like this idea. I will need to measure the cabinet. I hope it fits the specs:
Front panel is 9"W x 16 5/8"H
Housing is 7 3/4"W x 15 3/4"H x 3 7/8"D

What do others think?
I think its a great idea. Let us know if it fits and if you install it. Im wondering how good the dirt/dust pick up is in such a small unit?
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