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Post# 193321   8/5/2012 at 02:19 (2,796 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i was just wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these soft bagged world vac with the light on it? I have only seen the mega boss and the blue world vac never seen the soft bagged with the light. I would like to find the hard bag in mint cond and trade some of my vacuums for the blue

Post# 193366 , Reply# 1   8/5/2012 at 15:09 (2,796 days old) by bravokid ()        

this is a very cool add. i love the 1990s line of direct air vacuums from most brands they look soo cool especially the bravos and elites . i have the blue world vac with all the trimmings in great condition however its not for sale or trade took a very long time to find the world vac are the more rare of the bravos copaired to the powerline and other models but keep searching and have faith and you will get one. they are good cleaners but noisy as hell compaired to other bravos for some reason

Post# 193403 , Reply# 2   8/5/2012 at 19:04 (2,796 days old) by ned_flanders ()        

That's funny. We had a dark green hardbag worldvac just like the one pictured when I was growing up at home. It had lots of problems and we replaced it with another one (still the same problems). It was loud, and after several repairs still always seemed to have electrical, belt, or motor problems. You would smell it and it caught fire a few times. It sat in our closet unused in great condition until this January when it was finally given to Goodwill (and they probably threw it away because it would start smoking as soon as you turned it on).

Post# 193404 , Reply# 3   8/5/2012 at 19:37 (2,796 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        

Unfortunate but true, the Eureka World Vac, as well as the similar Powerline Plus and Bravo! Series did have a number of reliability problems during the 1990s. In 1993, my mother bought a Eureka Bravo! The Boss model 9334AT, which constantly clogged, went through belts like crazy, and had its front wheels fall off every time the pile adjustment settting was changed. By 1996, she.became so disgusted with it that she replaced it with a Hoover Encore Supreme, which proved much more reliable. Furthermore, In Consumer Reports 1996 test of vacuum cleaners the ratings for the Eureka Powerline Plus and Bravo! Series uprights always included the remark, "durability is a worry," which was based not only on Consumers' Union's own inspections but also on letters submitted by readers about those models, which had previously been recommended by Consumer Reports.

Don't misunderstand me, they were handsomely styled machines and the ideas behind them were fine, it's just that the quality of the materials and workmanship left much to be desired.

Post# 193436 , Reply# 4   8/5/2012 at 22:23 (2,796 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i did have a powerline for the longest time and i let my aunt use it and when i got it back it was trased and thw white faeded and i tryed to fix it i couldnt do anything and but im not gonna give up until i find a world vac and a powerline

Post# 193437 , Reply# 5   8/5/2012 at 22:25 (2,796 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i have three elites i got the dirt finder the legacy and a white elite what i really wanna find is a elite 2 with the slide off top

Post# 193448 , Reply# 6   8/5/2012 at 23:18 (2,796 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        
Ahhhh the 90's...

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I remember this ad. There is also a ad just like this with the red canister World Vac in the line-up as well--

Post# 193509 , Reply# 7   8/6/2012 at 10:58 (2,795 days old) by bravokid ()        

i have a plain 7 amp bravo that was my dads that works pretty well and is quiet compared to my world vac those bravos were defiantly hit or miss as far as durability same for the SINGER POWER AMP any body remember those or have comment Bissell made a ton of variations on it such as the awsome looking pure air . and back to the world vac if i remember there was victory world vac also

Post# 193510 , Reply# 8   8/6/2012 at 11:09 (2,795 days old) by bravokid ()        

also call the power partner 800 - 3000

Post# 193553 , Reply# 9   8/6/2012 at 16:14 (2,795 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i had these until they got lost in the move

Post# 193616 , Reply# 10   8/6/2012 at 20:05 (2,795 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I also bought a basic, bare bones, bottom-of-the-line Eureka Bravo and really loved the vac!

It had no on-board hose and tools, and was basically a Eureka version of an Oreck with a larger fan and stronger motor. It was dark blue with a royal blue cloth bag, and was a great, lightweight carpet cleaner. Excellent deep carpet cleaning. Enormous size top-fill bag that needed changing only twice per year.

The only thing I did not like about it was the fact that the rubber bumper ended about half-way down the side of the motor head and could easily get caught on corners. Besides that - it was such a simple yet wonderful vac! Can't for the life of me figure out why Eureka dropped this from its line - it would make a great competitor to the new Hoover Platinum lightweight upright.

Too bad I gave it to some friends when I bought my Kenmore Progressive canister....

Here's a photo of a red version of the vac - these were the very first versions of the Bravo (not the Bravo II):

Post# 193638 , Reply# 11   8/6/2012 at 22:11 (2,795 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i like these it reminds me of the ultra with the same set up a little bit

Post# 193648 , Reply# 12   8/6/2012 at 22:45 (2,795 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I remember the world vac like that with a headlight but I never see them these days. Do any of you remember the wide track type version of these?

Post# 193662 , Reply# 13   8/7/2012 at 00:22 (2,795 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i think i remember if im right is it the one that had the ESP switch and the dirt finder near the headlight?

Post# 193740 , Reply# 14   8/7/2012 at 13:59 (2,794 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
@ Bravo Kid

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I remember those Singers,And i actually own both the hardbag and softbag models,They're EXCELLENT machines!


Post# 193817 , Reply# 15   8/8/2012 at 00:22 (2,794 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
@ kirbyvertibles

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is this the model ur talking about ? model 7893

Post# 193823 , Reply# 16   8/8/2012 at 00:38 (2,794 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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YEP thats the one!!! I liked those when I was a kid. Thanks for the picture

Post# 193826 , Reply# 17   8/8/2012 at 00:54 (2,794 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
i just seen

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one on ebay i was looking when i picked up my the boss Self-Propelled i should have got one but i got the boss Self-Propelled i have had my fun with it im looking for something else i dont know what yey i know i got my mind set one the powerline gold box in a aqua color and the box world vac i just gotta keep looking im thinking of getting it

Post# 193827 , Reply# 18   8/8/2012 at 00:55 (2,794 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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this is the one on ebay comes with a box of bags

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