Suggestions for small vacumn & rug shampooer
My wife has a Dirt Devil with the HEPA filter and she says that it is a very good vacume, although not a great one. But she also says that the best vacumes tend to be very large and do not serve well in an RV. There is one of the small Dirt Devil vacumes that has a power beater bar and she says to be sure and get that has that feature.
For carpet shampooing, she started with a mini-Hover and it worked well but she now has a "Little Green Machine" from Bissel and she say that it is much better. One big feature of it is that it has a heater to keep the water very hot and so does a much better job of cleaning and also drys much more quickly. My wife has breathing problems (COPD) and as such these are very important. She has found that the Bissel, anti allergen cleaner seems to clean best and to last longer.
I quote her opinion since she has the breathing problem and since that is here jursdiction, I just run the equpiment but under close supervision. She makes the related decisions.