Simplistic Sweeper: A lightweight and inexpensive sweeper makes interior cleanup a breeze

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Kevin Livingston
July 18, 2013
Filed under Gear, Gear Reviews, Tech Tips

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One thing almost all motorhome  owners can agree on is the need for interior cleanliness. Carpets and floors have a tendency to quickly accumulate dust, debris and allergy invaders of all kinds, especially for more active RVers. Oneof the best ways to help cut down the accumulation of crud is to keep up with vacuuming chores.
To help simplify sweeping tasks and life on the roadin general, an As Seen On TV product known as the Swivel Sweeper G2 offers exceptional vacuum-cleaner convenience. The Swivel Sweeper G2 is a small, highly flexible and capable
Hands-On4battery-operated sweeping device. The Swivel Sweeper G2 is constructed of aluminum and plastic, providing both strength and a lighter weight. Speaking of lightweight, the Swivel Sweeper G2 tips the scales at a whopping 2 pounds, making this vacuum extra user-friendly for all RVers. Once disassem- bled, the sweeper occupies little storage space.
    Aside from weight, the designers of this condensed package make the best of every inch by packing four rotating brushes, including edge cleaners, along all sides to direct debris toward the center-positioned, touchless dirt tray. Versatility of this product is attributed to an elbow joint and ability to swivel a full 360 degrees.
    Use of the Swivel Sweeper G2 is literally as simple as one, two, three. The first step involves assembly of the upper, middle and lower poles. Simply screw Pole A to B and then B to C. Now the sweeper head can be attached by lining up Pole C to where D is located on the head and locking them together. The final step is to properly charge the 7.2-volt battery in order to get close to the claimed
Hands-On145-minute run time. For the initial setup it’s best to let the battery charge for a full eight
hours, followed by six to eight more hours of charging after fully depleting the battery. From this point the battery can be charged at any time without the full depletion requirement.
    The Swivel Sweeper G2 was not only able to clean our interior successfully, but it also “swept” away any initial concern we had regarding its true capabilities. From first glance, we doubted its performance, but like any other test, it deserved a fair shot. We actually were responding after a
reader wrote us to extoll the practicality of this product. Simply put, the Swivel Sweeper G2 worked amazingly well, and kudos to the reader who gave us this tip. It easily achieved every advertised capability.
    I put this sweeper through the paces cleaning wood, carpeting and vinyl surfaces and even areas with thick dog hair; in all cases the Swivel Sweeper performed better than expected. Also as claimed, the elbow joint not only keeps you from uncomfortable bending, but also complements the
function of the 360-degree swivel action during the cleaning process. Even the battery delivered almost every minute of the 45-minute run time on a full charge; we logged 42.55 minutes before the battery gave out. The Swivel Sweeper G2 did so well that it has earned a permanent home in my RV’s closet and is well worth the $40 price tag. The Swivel Sweeper G2 is available online and at home supply stores.

As Seen On TV, 866-277-3366, www.asseenontv.com

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