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Post# 383710   1/6/2018 at 22:20 (285 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I went on eBay today and was looking at Kirby vacuum just for fun. I saw a 2017 avalir version with a cloth bag tool holder. I guess they changed it instead of the plastic thing they uses to use. This is something I thought was interesting.

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Post# 383712 , Reply# 1   1/6/2018 at 22:26 (285 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I think that's a much better idea and stores away better in closets. I understand Kirby was sticking to tradition of the cardboard toolboxes with the plastic tool caddy, but man is that thing so cumbersome and hogging of space. I had to move it to my basement cold storage room and hung it up there where there was more room. And the shampooer device I just kept in it's shipping/product box for storage since they didn't make a spot to put it at in the tool caddy.

Post# 383724 , Reply# 2   1/7/2018 at 01:54 (285 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Avalir tool kits I have are the plastic bin.Thought this tool kit may be for salesman-Did you Avalir toolkit come this way-its a nice idea.

Post# 383741 , Reply# 3   1/7/2018 at 10:32 (284 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I guess they did change it to put it in a smaller space. Mine came with the regular plastics caddy. This might be a little change that is coming with the 2017 version now.

Post# 383747 , Reply# 4   1/7/2018 at 13:26 (284 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I got mine that has the 100th Anniversary sticker on the handle and it came with the regular tool caddy. I can see

where this would take up less space, but I don't think it would be convenient to get a tool out....Just another way

to cheapen production and keep the price up.......Out of all the G Series, I like my Sentria II and G5 the best.....





Post# 383901 , Reply# 5   1/8/2018 at 20:49 (283 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

The only think I don't like about the tool caddies from the Heritage II series and up is the fact the tools some times fall off it. I have a Heritage II. I have the tool caddy mounted on the wall on the left side of the closet for easy access. Can't count the number of times I have had the hard surface nozzle fall of the tool holder. But oh well if that is the worst thing that can happen. I can live with it.

A bag for storage of the attachments is a great idea but would take up more room than I have to store it where I currently live.

Post# 383929 , Reply# 6   1/9/2018 at 10:19 (282 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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I wish Kirby would go back to the "RooBag" that came with the Classic III and Tradition machines. The RooBag is a large bag with a coat hook on top. It has many different sized pockets for holding all your attachments and it hangs in the closet like a Garment holder.


In this photo I show my RooBag lying on the floor showing only one side of the bag, but if you flip it over there are many more pockets on the other side. If you look closely you can see the coat hanger hook at the top.

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Post# 383974 , Reply# 7   1/9/2018 at 20:43 (282 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I like the plastic tool holder that they used with the G3 to the Avalir.

Post# 383984 , Reply# 8   1/9/2018 at 23:35 (282 days old) by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        
Love the RooBag!

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I've never seen that before! I love that they gave it a novel name to play up how it works.

Does anyone know if the new Kirby tool bag can hold the hose, along with all the standard tools? If it could fit everything, and maintain a smaller footprint, it looks like a winner to me!

Post# 384006 , Reply# 9   1/10/2018 at 08:50 (281 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Roobag? Never in my life!!!!! That's a new one to me. I wonder why it wasn't in the instructions.

Post# 384011 , Reply# 10   1/10/2018 at 12:07 (281 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
New to me as well

I worked for Kirby during the Classic III - Tradition run and never saw one in my area at that time. Wish they had made it more available.

Post# 384050 , Reply# 11   1/11/2018 at 08:26 (280 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Does it say Kirby anywhere on it?

Post# 384051 , Reply# 12   1/11/2018 at 09:15 (280 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Kirby's name

appears on the picture just below the Kangroo's butt, and R on Roo.

Post# 384052 , Reply# 13   1/11/2018 at 09:21 (280 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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I would like to get one if those roobags. I will have to look for one of those now.

Post# 384059 , Reply# 14   1/11/2018 at 12:36 (280 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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I think the cloth bag is a much more practical idea than a big plastic thing you hang on the wall . Customers also seem to have trouble putting accessories back in the proper order.

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