Joshua Henderson: My family has a D3 in the basement but it might take 15 years to find it
and all the parts becuase my basement is like a valley of old things :P
Bill Cole: Sure wish you'd covered my D2
Vacmasterthegreat: I like to refer to the last D4 as the SE PE. say that fast and you have a
tongue twister. that's also what I thought it was called, the performance
edition b/c of the pn2
mazda3sp05: The blue two speed model has Acoustic Foam makes quieter motor, and
Electric hose certified for wet up.
Crazcompart: The same Rainbow used at home is the same Rainbow used for commercial
apps...The difference is only the size of the water basin and the
SewVacuumIdahoFalls: Pretty good comparison of the different Rainbow vacuum cleaner models. The
SE is my favorite model. Parts are still available, the motor is powerful,
and the hose and PN2 is a real improvement. Thanks for posting the video.
alwaysopen: Blah, blah, blah...I sold them and they aren't worth the money Rexair wants
for them. The guy I worked for doubled the price he got them for - that's
how Rainbow really works.
ClassicTVMan1981X: How about: D2 and D2A? The D2 was produced from 1974 to 1979, and the D2A
from 1979 to 1980. The D3 was produced from 1980-85, and the D4 from
1985-90. The D2A was a stopgap model between the D2 and D3; basically, it's
a modified D2 with the D3's motor unit.
BubbaClemx66: @alwaysopen its sad. when i was a young man i tried to sell them. they
really are excellent. the sad part is the price. there is no way they
should cost $2,500 plus. Thank gawd for the internet, ebay, and online
retailers jumping on this vacuum and making it affordable. if you shop
right, you can get a really solid system for around $600 and parts are way
cheaper online. rexair wanted $20 bucks for just the lil button lock clip.
i got it online for 3 bucks.
mysqueeker: @ClassicTVMan1981X considering the newer pn's that rainbow produced it was
the best performer in my opinion. i cannot afford a new 2 speed rainbow but
i have used the sebo pn on a rainbow and it works much much better. the
brush spins slower which allows the vacuum to keep up with the dirt being
lifted by the brushes. rexair hasnt figured that out yet in their design.
Dax Marshall: my friends dad has a D4
GreatVacsCOM: Your right about the high price but even buying them from Rexair new they
are totally worth it. We see perfect running Rainbow lasting 30+ years.
Disposable vacuums other people buy last 2 years on average. How much money
will you waste in 30 years on normal vacuums vs buying 1 vacuum like the
Rainbow that also cleans much better? Thats whats great about buying a
Rebuilt one from us where we are 1/3 of the price of new AND all our
Rainbows come with the 5 year warranty.
GreatVacsCOM: @ClassicTVMan1981X thats a great question. As far as heads go it was not a
bad one. Its weakness was its pivot assembly. It seemed that would be the
first thing to wear out. Now of course parts are difficult to find for
them. After that Rainbow started making its own power nozzle which turned
out to be one of the best most dependable heads ever made. Part of its
success was its simple design and it turned out to be very dependable. Hope
that helps :) - Dustin
Vacmasterthegreat: should have also mentioned the other big change between the D3 and the 4
was the power switch moved from the back to the top, and that therefor
changed the inner design of the machine. The D4's carrying handle also was
the 1st with a padded grip. obviously I know this, I was just putting it
out there for everyone else.
GreatVacsCOM: Thats right and great point :) The "SE PN2" and the "SE PE" are the same
model. However most people refer to that model as the "SE PN2" but the "SE
PE" is the same model as well. Good Point :)
Art Konstantino: Are you an RGD? Do you like Rexair's new Power Nozzle better than the
Wesselworks? Have you seen the Pro-Aqua? Thermax? Filter Magic? Miele?
Hyla? Thanks a bunch! Art
GreatVacsCOM: Thanks for the comment :) You are totally right about the D2 (or R2D2 as a
lot of people nick named them). The reason I did not include them in the
model review is that they are so old that it is very difficult to get parts
and to do service work on them. The newer models (mentioned here) also have
better performance (power and filtration) but the D2 was an excellent
vacuum and a work horse. Let us know if you have any other questions :)
ClassicTVMan1981X: @GreatVacsCOM Eureka's design was, of course, used on its Roto-Matic Power
Team canisters (also sold by Montgomery Ward and J. C. Penney among other
retailers), and was also licensed to other door-to-door companies such as
Fairfax, Compact and Tri-Star.
GreatVacsCOM: Good questions :) We have also rebuilt and serviced the other brands as
well. The other brands (all great vacuums) all use the Wessel Werk head and
it is a quality head. Depending on the model I would say it is usually a
toss up. The problem with those brands vs. Rainbow is parts availability
because they are made in Germany. While Rainbow is made in the US and parts
are easily found and Rainbow is more dependable. After the sale service can
be spotty from the German vac
xncman: i love my rainbow...i have had 2..both i bought used..and had no issues at
all..it sometimes a pain to load the water..but overall its a great
vacuum...save yourself some money and shop online..
ClassicTVMan1981X: @GreatVacsCOM Was the Eureka-made R-1024 power nozzle any good in regards
to its usage on the D2, D2A and D3A canisters? The D3A was the only modern
Rainbow to have this species of PN as an option (from July 1980 to March
alwaysopen: @BubbaClemx66 $600 is still too much. I doubt they cost half that
wholesale. Go to a yardsale/fleamarket in FLA and you can find 'em really
cheap. My next door neighbors used to have a winter place down there a few
years back and came home with two older chrome top models that cost them a
whopping $200. I used to service them and the ones they had were in top
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