Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Which Animal? I have a 14 and IMO would probably buy a refurbed 14 if/when mine dies and not the newer models. All of the newer ones I've researched have less suction and much smaller tanks. I have 4 dogs right now (2 GSDs, 1 pit bull, and 1 very large mix with more hair than a GSD) and I use mine several times a week. I have a small, older home with a basement so it's basically 3 stories with every surface imaginable (carpet, rugs, real hardwood, tile, and concrete). I also use it on my van about once a week. I've had it for about 5 years. Last year I had to get the cord replaced b/c a dog chewed it and my electric tape repair eventually failed. A few months ago, I replaced the tank and the filters (I broke the tank myself and got new filters since I was already ordering a part).