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Rexair Rainbow trademarks SRX name - could new machine be coming very soon?
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Post# 411905   7/22/2019 at 19:05 (436 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

So the rumor is that there is a new Rainbow coming soon. It is public knowledge that Rainbow has trademarked the name SRX. Perhaps we can have some fun and guess what SRX stands for. SRX = sucks rexair? Perhaps we can speculate what might be coming. I certainly hope that they will have a better power nozzle. I haven't been impressed with the power nozzle designs. I can remember the last time I had a demonstration. The salesperson made many health claims, but I've never seen any proof that the Rainbow has any health benefits. Normally when someone makes a health claim, it is regulated by the FDA or some other organization that requires substantial proof in the form clinical trials. Has Rexair ever collected data on customers to show any long term health benefits? The salesperson claimed that Rainbows are the only vacuums that can be used in hospitals, but he didn't realize I work in a hospital, and there have never been Rainbows used in the large pediatric hospital where I worked. I think he actually believed it was the truth. They also claimed that the Rainbow is the only vacuum that can remove all the dirt from a rug. Of course that was another blatant lie. When the demo started, the salesperson said that the machine being demoed was new in the box. However, it was clear that the same machine had been used previously in countless demonstrations.

Do any Rainbow owners convert their machines to run on alternative power nozzles?


Post# 411907 , Reply# 1   7/22/2019 at 19:34 (436 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Yes thereís a new model coming out soon. It has already been launch Bach in May at some event called the San Diego world trade event. In fact there was another thread on this model but it got deleted the other day (sadly). Iím just waiting for it to become available in the Florida region so I can get my hands on one (itíll be my first rainbow machine). I just wanna see more pics and more info on it as well as the optional accessories. Iím curious to see if any of them have changed. I wouldnít count the rainbowmate as a potential change since they just changed it not even 2 years ago. As for the other accessories I hope they got some sort of updating, even if itís just the packaging.

Post# 411925 , Reply# 2   7/23/2019 at 07:40 (435 days old) by tekjunkie28 (Roanoke Va)        

SRX is Super Rainbow Xtreme

Post# 411972 , Reply# 3   7/24/2019 at 09:12 (434 days old) by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I am not looking forward to fixing that new machine. Sure, itís nice to have a steel brush roller with replaceable bristles. The whole 4 Speed motor, And the mechanism that lifts the machine up and down off of the water basin is not something Iím looking forward to repairing.

Post# 411976 , Reply# 4   7/24/2019 at 11:16 (434 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

wait the new brushroll has replacable bristles? I'm curious to if this one has the 4qt water basin and also 14ft hose. I'm also curious to the acoustics of it. Like whats the sound of it on speed 4 compare to what the current e2 back sounds like. In other words is it quieter on speed 4 (which is the highest speed) than what the E2black sounds like on tradional high speed. Also can someone explain to me how the groomer tool works, as well as the timer mode thing and also the other pet tool that was release along the groomer tool. Also does anybody know if the sprayer/rexafoamer will work with this new model?

Post# 411995 , Reply# 5   7/24/2019 at 22:58 (433 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

Seems we have a new anti-Rainbow thread already. Before anyone (other than Rexair people) has seen it they know all about it! Amazing!

Be that as it may, there are some flaws is your post...

1) There is nothing wrong with Rexair's power nozzles. The human eye cannot judge cleaning performance of dirt particles effectively. It takes science to do that. The current nozzles have been tested under the ONLY scientifically rigorous testing regimen available at the CRI's test facilities and found to be very effective. It was awarded a Silver (the second highest) grade for soil removal in 4 passes-one of the very best for a canister machine. It was quieter than Aerus' or Riccar's to boot.

2) There are no regulations (FDA or otherwise) for the making of health claims in the U.S.A. Companies do it all the time from toothpaste makers to humidifiers to cleaning agents.

3) Rexair is certainly not alone in making shaky claims about the cleaners performance or abilities. They all do that whether door-to-door, outlet, or mass market.

I hope we don't allow the Rainbow bashers to cloud our views.

Post# 411998 , Reply# 6   7/24/2019 at 23:19 (433 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

It's curious that you bring up the Carpet and Rug Institute (cRI). Yes, the Rainbow meets the Silver criteria. The Sirena meets the criteria to be gold rated. Most Riccars meet the Gold criteria. With the belt running down the middle of the power nozzle, there is huge dead space. Am I wrong to expect excellence from a vacuum that sells for nearly $3000?

Post# 412007 , Reply# 7   7/25/2019 at 09:45 (433 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Belt in the middle?

Ralph123, are you referring to the video that was found on Facebook? In my opinion, it's hard to guess what to expect when all we have to look at is an animated video rendering. This could just be what they used for the cut-away image of the power nozzle just for the video production. It could be very different when it's actually available for sale.

Also, I have to wonder exactly how far along they really are in the development process, especially considering that they only filed for the SRX name in February 2019.

I think Rainbow is accomplishing exactly what so man other companies tend to do: generating interest by getting the public whipped into a frenzy and releasing sneak peeks on the internet. I mean, did you see that crowd? They were jumping up an down and screaming like they had the Holy Ghost in them at some "mega-church"! LOL

I'm hoping for the best in their power nozzle design. Regardless, there's still plenty to look forward to with their other improvements. I just hope it's not an anti-climactic vacuum release, like the Avalir was.

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Post# 412008 , Reply# 8   7/25/2019 at 10:25 (433 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Iím referring to the current model. I have no knowledge of the future model.

Post# 412012 , Reply# 9   7/25/2019 at 14:24 (433 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

I canít wait to get my hands on one of these things. Iím curious to when itíll become available in the central Floria area. As for the belt being put on the center of the nozzle, they did that with the E2 Black model. When the E2 Black came out in 2011 they had the belt on the side of the nozzle and within the past few years they changed that to put it on the center of the nozzle. So Iím assuming they decided to keep it on the center of the nozzle. Iím also curious to see what the owners manual will look like, as well as the optional accessories.

Post# 412015 , Reply# 10   7/25/2019 at 16:34 (433 days old) by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Rexair makes only one model at a time. Every single one of the machines in their current main warehouse must be sold before a single new one will be released. Thatís just business. There might be thousands of the current one that have to be sold first. Or, for all we know, they might only have two or three left of the current style. I was at the rainbow world conference when they debuted the E-series. We had to sell all of the D4 performance edition models before the salesman could get their hands on the new model.

Post# 412017 , Reply# 11   7/25/2019 at 19:34 (433 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Well hopefully they donít have many E2 Black machines left in there warehouse and that theyíve already started production of the new model.

Post# 412019 , Reply# 12   7/25/2019 at 20:24 (432 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        

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Why did the other thread get deleted.

Post# 412026 , Reply# 13   7/25/2019 at 23:43 (432 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

The current power nozzle has the belt on the side where it should be. The first version of the power nozzle for the current rainbow had it in the center. Moving it to the side was a big improvement. I'm hoping the new power nozzle keeps the belt on the side. Otherwise I will pass. They should add height adjustment too. Or better yet, outsource it to Wessel Werk and equip the new Rainbow with the EBK360.

Post# 412247 , Reply# 14   7/31/2019 at 10:49 (427 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

any news on the new model?

Post# 412250 , Reply# 15   7/31/2019 at 15:44 (427 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Itís too bad that they donít unload the old models at Costco. rexair would never agree to more reasonable prices or returns.

Post# 412324 , Reply# 16   8/3/2019 at 08:56 (424 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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was the other thread deleted? I never saw it.

Post# 412326 , Reply# 17   8/3/2019 at 09:53 (424 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I'm guessing the old thread was deleted due to a complaint from Rexair, since the information about the SRX is not yet public and it being posted on a public forum they probably threatened to sue the webmaster for it. Most likely because it may effect the sales of the Current E2 black, if people know a new model is just around the corner. But again just speculation.

Post# 412327 , Reply# 18   8/3/2019 at 10:28 (424 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Yeah but people are going to post it on really any type of online stuff, especially on Facebook. Speaking of Facebook does anyone know what Facebook group the new model is mentioned in, such as videos, photos, etc? Also does anyone know when this new model is suppose to be available for purchase? If you look on google images thereís a few (not many) of the new SRX model.

Post# 412328 , Reply# 19   8/3/2019 at 10:53 (424 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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I google image searched and I found the picture that must have been linked to the thread that was deleted. Anyway, from what I can see, it looks like the E3 Black only silver in color. That hose looks different. Can you imagine buying a new Black rainbow, then the next day they came out with a new model? I'd be MAD LOL

Post# 412333 , Reply# 20   8/3/2019 at 12:28 (424 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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As far as I know there isn't a group for it and if there is it's probably closed to all but rainbow dealers. I found what I could find by searching Rainbow SRX on facebook. There (to my knowledge) isn't a public group for it. You may see posts from people if you're lucky.

Post# 412342 , Reply# 21   8/3/2019 at 15:30 (424 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

I just want to know a few things about the new model and hopefully someone (rather it be here or not) can help answer some of my questions.
1. Will there be a 4qt water basin option for this model?
2. Will there also be a 14ft hose option available too?
4. How quiet is it on the highest 4 setting? Like is it louder than a Dyson cordless, or quieter?
5. How much will it cost to get one with all of the optional accessories (AquaMate, RainJet complete, rainbowmate, MiniJet and whatever else is new with it)...... in the central Florida region that is.
6. Speaking of the MIniJet did it get redesign since the hose connections on the new model got redesigned?

Also this is an off topic question but it can apply to any rainbow machine. Why is it that the sprayer isnít sold with the machine? And why is it not frequently mentioned as an optional attachment? Also is the rexafoamer basically a shampoo cap that you attach to the sprayer, if so why is it sold separately?

Post# 412343 , Reply# 22   8/3/2019 at 15:58 (424 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I'm guessing the old thread was deleted due to a complaint from Rexair, since the information about the SRX is not yet public and it being posted on a public forum they probably threatened to sue the webmaster for it.

No that isn't the reason at all. A few members had posted things in it that they regretted posting and asked me to delete that thread. If I was contacted by Rexair and they asked me to delete it I certainly would have out of respect for the company's private information, however this wasn't the case. That actually happened once on automaticwasher by Speed Queen and once they contacted me I immediately deleted the thread as it had pictures of a charts that were confidential that someone had got from an employee at SQ. There wasn't a threat of a law suit by SQ, they simply asked out of respect of their privacy that I remove that information. I was happy to oblige.

I felt really torn as to what to do about that previous thread, and I felt bad about having to delete it for reasons that shouldn't have happened in the first place. So feel free to re-create it here, I've already asked those involved that if they aren't comfortable with the thread to not post in it.

Post# 412348 , Reply# 23   8/3/2019 at 17:47 (424 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
oh! oops!

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😓 I guess that's where speculation gets me. Thank you for clarifying that.

But knowing that I'll re-post the image of it. Now that I see it again i'm sort of reminded of ritello

Post# 412350 , Reply# 24   8/3/2019 at 18:55 (424 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Devin, I still don't think it's wise to be re-posting pictures that you didn't take when it's clear that the picture was probably taken without permission by the manufacturer, so to prevent this thread from having to be deleted as well I made the decision to delete the picture. If you took the picture yourself that would be a completely different situation.

Hope you guys understand.

Post# 412351 , Reply# 25   8/3/2019 at 19:35 (424 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

When they launched this new machine did they discuss just the machine and everything that it does, or did they also discuss the optional tools for it too?

Post# 412353 , Reply# 26   8/3/2019 at 21:01 (423 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
I think they discussed everything

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It sounds like it's OKAY to post pics so I will post what I found. But if it's NOT ok. Feel free to delete this.

Post# 412358 , Reply# 27   8/3/2019 at 23:22 (423 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I think if you took the picture yourself than it's fine to post or if it's from an official release I think that would be okay. That's at least just for now.

Post# 412445 , Reply# 28   8/6/2019 at 10:19 (421 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
lets consider....

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car manufacturers don't desire that spy photographers take pictures of the new upcoming cars in developmental stage....yet people do it b/c the buying public WANT to know...a glimpse. Those big car companies don't/can't SUE someone..aka news shows or print magazines for posting photos they have of the 'mystery' car. So, why do we think a vacuum maker has different wants/legal standing? Anyone should be able to post info/photos of anything that's for sale or will be for sale or in development. realistically think

Post# 412449 , Reply# 29   8/6/2019 at 11:32 (421 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
Good Point

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LOL, maybe it's a different animal with something sold door to door? LOL Not that that makes a difference. Anyway, I was thinking about when I was reading about the many new features of the new rainbow and it kind of surprised me that one of the features was NOT a self-cleaning separator. Not that I mind cleaning it but it would be kind of cool not to have to do that. Of course, I'm just basing that off the pic I saw of the new features and there were a LOT of new features. Wouldn't that be like a huge selling point especially since Hyla has had one forever.....I've never seen a video of someone taking a Hyla apart to see if they really can get dirty inside so I don't know.

Post# 412451 , Reply# 30   8/6/2019 at 13:01 (421 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

i just wish there was more videos of it, like a launch video. I aslo wished they discuessed if they did any updating to any of the optional accessories, or if they're lauching any new accessories.

Post# 412455 , Reply# 31   8/6/2019 at 16:58 (421 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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When the new Rainbow is officially launched for sale I am sure there will be lots of promotional material outlining all the new features. Be Patient!


Post# 412464 , Reply# 32   8/6/2019 at 21:47 (420 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
its coming.......

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its hard to have patience when you're so anxious for something!! haha. eh juju93?? heck, YOU'VE got ME excited for the official announcement/release now!! thanks a lot!

Post# 412465 , Reply# 33   8/6/2019 at 22:07 (420 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

look, the way i see it is like this. Yall know how ever September apple launches new products and then within a few WEEKS they're available in stores across the nation. I feel like rexair should've done that. When they launched the new SRX model they should've started shipment within that month and not decided to wait several months for shipment to start. I mean even kirby didn't do that when they launched the avalir 5 (can't believe its been that long) years ago. When they launch the avalir they started shipment within 2-3 months and so on. What I'm basically saying don't launch something if your going to wait to distribute it to the public several months later. I say several months later because according to others it won't be available till towards the end of the year. Do keep in mind that this got launch back in late may. Because of this you'll have potential customers holding out and not getting the current E2 Black for they may know about the new SRX and would prefer that. I know I would and I don't even own a rainbow, let alone used one. But when this new SRX comes out, I'll be getting one.

Post# 412512 , Reply# 34   8/8/2019 at 08:57 (419 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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After digging I was able to find the facebook video. The crowd was going NUTS. It's so hard to tell but it looks redesigned COMPLETELY....I mean EVERYTHING! Again, hard to tell but I'm not sure I'm loving the graphics and the PN looks weird (again, hard to make a judgment yet) The water bath looked like it was going crazy with turbulence. The machine didn't look quite as large. The basin looked larger and almost a blue tint to it. The rainbow looks like it could lean back on the dolly without having to take the dolly off to remove the basin. The hose handle looked larger.

Post# 412519 , Reply# 35   8/8/2019 at 21:46 (418 days old) by cbimmer (USA)        

My parents still have the E Series they bought around 1999. I don't think it's been used since 2001 when they moved into their new house with a central vacuum. I remember what a chore it was to fill, empty, and clean the thing. I can't imagine using one with dogs that shed like mine do.

Post# 412630 , Reply# 36   8/12/2019 at 08:41 (415 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

so looking through the facebook search thing, it looks like the new SRX is available in the Asian markets. Why do we have to wait till the end of the year, if they already start selling it. I love the black and blue color combo with the new model.

Post# 412643 , Reply# 37   8/12/2019 at 20:53 (414 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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they sold out of the black models in Asia faster than the USA?

Anyway, I was wondering......when does Rexair cease making parts for any of their past model Rainbows? I'm not 100% sure, but I think someone who owns an SE can still get "genuine" parts... I guess my question is at what point does Rexair completely stop making parts for a past model? Kind of off topic, sorry. Just a random though I had.

Post# 412658 , Reply# 38   8/13/2019 at 08:16 (414 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        

I would imagine that some of those replacement parts are outsourced to third party manufacturers after a certain point. There are plenty of Rainbow-identical replacement tools out there, with the only difference being that they don't have the letter "R" marked on them. The last few times I tried to find a brand new genuine Rainbow straight suction rug nozzle, I could only find one that was off brand, but it was well made and looked like the original. This was even from a Rainbow dealer in the Houston TX area. 

Also, don't apologize for going "kind of off topic".  It gave us a well needed distraction. I welcome such distractions because we're obviously going to be waiting a while for Rainbow's new model. wink

Post# 412662 , Reply# 39   8/13/2019 at 09:15 (414 days old) by Dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I hope you guys who are chomping at the bit over this have been saving your pennies. Actually, saving your dollars is more like it. 3300 of them. Could be more depending upon where you live. The independent distributors are allowed to set their own pricing. I plan on waiting two years. They will be at the pawnshop for 200 bucks. Just like those Avalir 2ís. I bought an avalir 1 from Facebook marketplace for $85. The people hated it.

Post# 412663 , Reply# 40   8/13/2019 at 09:26 (414 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Youíve got the right idea!

My e2 black that I bought in 2012 was a 1 year old bank repossession that I sniped on eBay for $600. Luckily, it had been well cared for and everything was with it including the RainJet and AquaMate. Some of those bank repos are not too pretty!

Post# 412666 , Reply# 41   8/13/2019 at 10:38 (414 days old) by juju93 (florida)        
kind of off topic

I can't wait to see what the website will look like with this new model as well as the "how to" videos. I'm curious to what optional attachments got changed/updated. I would assume the MiniJet would change due to the fact that the new SRX has a new hose connect function. As for the rainbowmate, I don't think that would get updated and I say this because it just got updated like not even 2 years ago.

Post# 412688 , Reply# 42   8/13/2019 at 17:28 (414 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
I've already been through this with the black model

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Since I bought my gold 2 speed in 2006....I was drooling over the black model, but even though I've used my Gold 2 speed a lot over the years, it still shines like new and there is no way I'm getting rid of it for a new model.......still, the new ones I can dream about. Rainbows are definitely my most favorite vacuum of all time.

Post# 412998 , Reply# 43   8/21/2019 at 23:48 (405 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

Got my two speed black from goodwill for $20. Best deal I ever got. I did have to clean out the powerhead and replace the side spinner brushes.

Post# 413001 , Reply# 44   8/22/2019 at 07:22 (405 days old) by Chris (WV)        

In 2011 the price for my e2 black was 2595. After trade in of my e2 gold the final price was 1795 and I got the aquamate rainjet and rainbow mate free. I guess in a more populated area your going to pay more.

Post# 413002 , Reply# 45   8/22/2019 at 09:05 (405 days old) by juju93 (florida)        
average cost

What is the average cost of a rainbow unit, just the unit and attachments, with NO optional accessories?

So I was also just on google and I searched the SRX and on google image some new pictures came up. This model is available in the Asian markets (as previously mentioned) and now the images for this model are starting to pop up.

Post# 413003 , Reply# 46   8/22/2019 at 09:15 (405 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I would not be at all surprised if they retail the new machine for $3300. That's a figure I heard from someone who will be selling them, as they sell the Black model now. Right now, in the market I'm in, the Black goes for $2895.

Post# 413005 , Reply# 47   8/22/2019 at 10:40 (405 days old) by Chris (WV)        

I'm glad to see they went back to the Oval dusting brush. The picture i seen had the serial number and it had a manufacture date of 3/19. Apparently they have been in production for some time. I also dont like all the stuff on the machine end of the hose

Post# 413010 , Reply# 48   8/22/2019 at 15:45 (405 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

You would think the E2 Black model would be cheaper than 2900 since itís been out for 8 years. Any Florida distributors got an idea on how much the new SRX model will run for? Also how much would I have to put down on one if I want to finance one and have payments of about 50-75 dollars a month. And also if I want the following optional accessories:
Rainjet complete
Mini jet
Optional 14ft hose and 4qt basin (if these exist for this models)

How much additional would all this cost to add on to my total bill for the new model and can I finance all of these things together, or do I have to pay for them upfront and only finance the vacuum itself?

Post# 413034 , Reply# 49   8/23/2019 at 13:29 (404 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

also if anyone gets this new SRX model, could yall post like an unboxing video as well as some pics of it online.

k, thanks

Post# 413035 , Reply# 50   8/23/2019 at 14:50 (404 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Just so you know how they do it:
The AquaMate and RainbowMate are designed to be given away in exchange for leads. Most salespeople have no idea how to sell one or how much they sell for, as they normally give them away. Be prepared to pay $100 for a RainbowMate and about $200 for the AquaMate if you buy them.

Be prepared for at least a $100 price on the Rainjet attachment. Be prepared to spend at least $150 on the extra long hose. Most distributors sell the 4 quart pan for about $80.

Most US distributors do not carry the Rexafoamer as the sprayer is an optional attachment virtually no one buys. They would normally not carry it in stock.

Think about how much you want to put down. At least $500 would be normal for the 'Full Package" (yes, you can finance the optional parts). Your interest rate and length of financing time depend a lot upon your credit report. People with "not great" credit pay between 21 to 27 percent interest. The better your credit, the less the interest rate and the longer of a time you can finance the total for.

With tax and all the optional parts you want, expect to spend a little more than $4000 for the new SRX model (these prices are based upon a guess based upon the selling price of the black model as of August, 2019).

If you financed at $50 to $70 per month, expect the total of payments with interest and down payment to be $5000.

Personally, I'm going to wait a year and pick one up that was a repo or at the pawn shop for MUCH less than a grand. Wait 2 years, and you'll be able to get one from Facebook Marketplace for $500 or so. Of course, you'll have to buy your optional pieces brand new, since almost no one get any of them. Remember you have to give the names of your friends to the salesman to qualify to get one of them free.

Post# 413057 , Reply# 51   8/24/2019 at 06:55 (403 days old) by Chris (WV)        

Is the motor and water basin removable from the dolly? If not that's going to make stairs a PITA

Post# 413067 , Reply# 52   8/24/2019 at 21:46 (402 days old) by juju93 (florida)        
heres a video link

Well I dont have carpet so i dont need the aquamate (eventhough i still want it). Is there any way I could opt out the aquamate for say something like the 14ft hose or the 4qt water basin? Also I did the calculations of what the payments would come out to and it was no where near 5k. I did as followed.
$50x 36 (months typically finance)= 1800
so I'm looking at between 1800-2700. I prefer to spend more and get it brand new rather than buy it used at a pawn shop.

can we just talk about how cool this new model is. That 2qt water basin looks really small to me. hopefully they have the 4qt basin for this model, that and the 14ft hose. Those are my 2 must haves for this model.

Post# 413068 , Reply# 53   8/24/2019 at 22:54 (402 days old) by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        
Thanks for sharing that video Juju!

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The SRX looks fantastic. I'm stoked Rexair made so many improvements to the new machine. The new power nozzle looks great (that looks like a lifetime belt on there!), and the way the bin slides out looks much easier. The cord looks longer too. Can't wait to get my hands on one someday.

On a marketing note, the music in the second 'features' part of that video is surprisingly catchy for a vacuum ad!

Post# 413070 , Reply# 54   8/25/2019 at 08:54 (402 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Power nozzle.

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Well there's the confirmation that the belt path is in the center. I just don't like that, I hate having that dead spot in the cleaning path, especially with bypass designs. Why would they move away from it with the E2 black's later revision and then move back to it again? I have to wonder if there would be another revision to it later on? Though the side brushes are no longer present so probably not.

Post# 413074 , Reply# 55   8/25/2019 at 12:30 (402 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        
how disappointing

I loved it until I saw the (again) lack of a cord winder. I could have sworn that the photo of the "features list" said pull-release cord storage. I thought for sure they would finally add that. They didn't.

Not paying that much for a vacuum that lacks such a simple addition.


Post# 413075 , Reply# 56   8/25/2019 at 16:02 (402 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Donít get me wrong the video is nice but itís a bit dramatic in terms of music and how itís being presented. I mean come on itís not a dramatic movie. After seeing the improvements and features part of the video I have a few questions to add.
1. When it says quick release function, is it the same thing as the Dyson quick release function?
2. Is that sliding notch on the nozzle work the same way as the notch on the Dyson cordless heads?
3. Also what is that blue lever on the back of the power nozzle?

Post# 413076 , Reply# 57   8/25/2019 at 16:14 (402 days old) by Chris (WV)        

The blue lever is to release the wand from the upright postion. I really don't think a cord winder is necessary. They would have to make the motor unit bigger to accommodate it and most people would probably end up breaking it anyway. I read somewhere rexair doesn't use cord winders because they know people will abuse them leading to alot of repairs

Post# 413080 , Reply# 58   8/25/2019 at 17:41 (402 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

I agree Blackheart. Why would they put the belt in the middle of the air path? Not only does it reduce the surface area of the brush but it impedes airflow. Not to mention all of that dirt and debris will quickly wear down the belt. The belt needs to be on the side where it is out of the way of the air path and protected. And still no height adjustment.

Post# 413081 , Reply# 59   8/25/2019 at 18:23 (402 days old) by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
Conceptual images on video

This is no different than going to an auto show and seeing a ďconcept carĒ deemed to be available in the near future. We shouldnít even be privy to this video. Someone bootlegged it and made it available online. If I were to give merit to any images of the power nozzle, Iíd have to acknowledge that it appears thereís some sort of belt guard, or something to isolate the belt from the air way/dirt path. After all, if itís on the internet, it must be true....

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Post# 413087 , Reply# 60   8/25/2019 at 20:49 (401 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Iím kind of curious to how strong the magnetic thing is on the hose. Like what I mean is when you pull the rainbow with the hose you would think the hose would come off since the machine. If that make any sense.

Post# 413088 , Reply# 61   8/25/2019 at 22:37 (401 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
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that the dolly is removable and that's just a feature for easy changing/putting on the basin. Imagine if it's not removable how much of a pain it would be to clean the separator or the underside. Surely it's removable. I can't imagine it's fixed like that. OR, if it is fixed like that, perhaps it's easy turn upside down with no issues for cleaning. I've dealt with a rainbow belt in the center for a long time.My biggest wonder is the 30% more airflow. That's A LOT! I wonder what they are doing to achieve this since water filtration vacuums have a limit and I thought they reached that limit with the 2 speeds

Post# 413089 , Reply# 62   8/25/2019 at 22:54 (401 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

They could gain airflow by switching to a crushproof hose but it doesn't look like they did from watching the video. So many missed opportunities with this "upgrade".

Post# 413118 , Reply# 63   8/27/2019 at 00:37 (400 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
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How does a hose's durability or flexibility guarantee its flow characteristics ? I don't understand the correlation.

Post# 413119 , Reply# 64   8/27/2019 at 02:37 (400 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

Where did you hear the two speed was at the limit for airflow for a water vac?

If they were at the limit maybe the 30% airflow improvement is at the powerhead which Iím sure could be achieved by streamlining the airflow paths in the powerhead to eliminate airflow turbulence and leaks which would reduce effective airflow. Perhaps this is the reason for moving the belt back to the center. Perhaps something along the lines of the Hoover Dual V Iím thinking of in terms of internal powerhead design.

Post# 413120 , Reply# 65   8/27/2019 at 03:01 (400 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
I think I remember reading

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that water filtration vacuums have a limit otherwise water gets sucked to the motor. I'm no engineer, so I don't know if that's true. They definitely have improved airflow over the years with various models, but it's stayed pretty much the same with the 2-speed brushless that's just what I assumed.

Post# 413131 , Reply# 66   8/27/2019 at 12:07 (400 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        


The interior of a crushproof hose is smoother the inside of a wire-reinforced house. Less resistance = better airflow.

This is a good example.

Post# 413132 , Reply# 67   8/27/2019 at 12:22 (400 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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@mark40511. There hasnít been much improvement on airflow for Rainbows since 1980, sadly....even some later ones were worse than previous ones the SE PE model had worse airflow than the earlie SE model . According to Blackheartsís and Vaclabís airflow testing ....very little cfm improvement 4-10 cfm. :-(. I bet the water lift is similar or no improvement over the same period . I really hope he hoped for airflow improvement comes from a improved power-nozzle design if itís true that they are at the limit for power on a water based machine . Heres to hoping for the best!!

Post# 413133 , Reply# 68   8/27/2019 at 12:27 (400 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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Interesting video! I guess I wasnít assuming that the crushproof name/design automatically meant it had Better airflow....perhaps it does. The inner hose design make all the difference so suppose im learning that crushproof always insinuates a smooth inner hose vs he rubbed wire ones.

Post# 413138 , Reply# 69   8/27/2019 at 15:20 (400 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

as long as it cleans better than my dyson cordless and has good agitation thats all i care about. I was kind of hoping rexair would've came up with a newly design aquamate or new design rainjet, but sadly they didnt change either accessories, just the decals and box designs on them. kind of was hoping for "aquamate 4" to come out alongside this new SRX model. Looking online it looks like in the asian markets they also get the sprayer/rexafoamer with their machines. Does anybody know why that is and why we don't. Also the quick release function is that just for the power nozzel only or does that mean connection pieces have a quick release function? I also wonder how the new pet grooming tool will work. like does it work the same way as the dyson groom tool or does it work differently. What I mean is, is it a brush that sucks the hair up into the machine or is it a brush that glenty brushes the dog and not suck up any fur. Hopefully within the next few years Rexair launches some new optional accessories to be used with the new(er) models. Maybe something to buff and polish floors.

Post# 413494 , Reply# 70   9/7/2019 at 11:38 (389 days old) by tekjunkie28 (Roanoke Va)        

We will see the new Rainbow sooner than you think. I heard from a little bird that 4-8weeks. I also heard that SRX on paper has less lift but more air flow? Idk how that is possible or where they are taking measurements from. I do know that the new PN has a bar that goes all the way across but can't/shouldn't be used on bare floors. I got to thinking and I bet they made changes so that the PN will seal up better on carpet which I will discuss in a sec. Hose connection as of right now is not the same.

Now back to the PN sealing to carpet... I was doing some once a month cleaning behind the couches and I first cleaned with my Sentria 2 which has a new bag. I vacuumed slowly and in multiple directions. I wanted to deep clean and fluff the carpet a bit. I them switched to the Rainbow black to get the edges and just do a personal test. The Rainbow blew the Kirby away and I am shocked. It picked up A LOT more sand and some kitty litter.. it was so noticeable I could easily hear it going through my hose. I have no known issues with my Kirby and it's brand new to me. The previous owner was elderly and I think only used it once. It didn't have any wear. So if the SRX PN sucked to the carpet better (bc otherwise I don't know of any airflow improvements) then we are looking at a beast. But this leads to another question. I hope that sincr the brush roll goes the full length of the PN that airflow per square inch is the same or much better. I want rainbow to make a larger hose as that seems to have the most impact from judging by the sounds when I connect mine.

Post# 413496 , Reply# 71   9/7/2019 at 13:52 (389 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

I had a feeling that it was going to be sooner than the end of the year before we got the new SRX. I say this because if people want the new model compare to getting the old E2 Black then Rexairs going to have to cut back the production or reduce the cost of the E2 Black in order to sell them. Iím excited for this new model and the various improvements it has, mostly the quieter operation. Can you ask your source if thereís a 14ft hose and 4qt basin for the new model? Those are the 2 main things I want with this model. Also does anyone know how long itíll take for Rexair to update the website with the new model and all the information on it as well as the videos and manuals?

Post# 413506 , Reply# 72   9/7/2019 at 16:53 (389 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
More flow less suction.

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From what we've seen the motor appears to be a single stage. the more stages a motor has the more suction it will generally have. Though with each additional stage you lose some flow, there are stationary stages between them which makes the airpath more complex. It could also be that the fan is deeper which would would most likely require more torque to move.

Post# 413507 , Reply# 73   9/7/2019 at 17:13 (389 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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PN sealing to carpet? Isn't that a BAD thing?
I thought by sealing it would cut off the airflow - similar to you putting your hand over the wand suction? Same with the hard floor brush - they cut out grooves in the brush so get airflow...Or am I wrong? LOL I dunno.

Post# 413516 , Reply# 74   9/7/2019 at 20:01 (388 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

The new SRX power nozzle has a sliding air vent on it, kind of like the Dyson torque cleaner heads have a sliding notch, the same goes with the SRX power nozzle. It has a sliding notch that controls the airflow.

Off topic: does anybody know how long it take for Rexair to update their website, as soon as the SRX launches, with all the new videos and manuals for it?

Post# 413517 , Reply# 75   9/7/2019 at 20:13 (388 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
Kirby's pn seals to the carpet

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and it flows air incredibly well

Post# 413549 , Reply# 76   9/8/2019 at 08:02 (388 days old) by chris (WV)        

After doing some google searching and translating i found that Hong Kong was the first to receive the new SRX on august 22. Personally i think the we should have gotten it first since its made in the USA. Its selling at nearly 40,000 yuan which in us dollars is $5,621.40.

Post# 413550 , Reply# 77   9/8/2019 at 08:08 (388 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

5k is a lot for a rainbow cleaning system. If you look at the fb search engine and search ďrainbow SRXĒ youíll see a lot of things about it due to the fact that the Asian market got it first.

Post# 413608 , Reply# 78   9/9/2019 at 02:44 (387 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If it is going to be close to 6K----That vacuum had better fill its bin,assemble itself,do the work,than empty its bin,disassble itself and put away in the closet by itself!!Think of it for that price folks will probably hire maids and janitorial services instead.They are pricing themselves out of the market!WON'T BUY!!!

Post# 413617 , Reply# 79   9/9/2019 at 11:43 (387 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Found this online.

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Post# 413618 , Reply# 80   9/9/2019 at 12:03 (387 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

oh there's plenty more where that came from, especially on the facebook search engine. This may sound random but does anyone know the official name for this model. Like what I mean is, is it SRX (followed by a color), or is it just SRX? For example the past few rainbow models have had their names (e2) and then a color following it, ex:
E2 Gold
E2 Silver
E2 Black

Is this basically following that same method of naming a model? Like could the offical name be SRX blue (due to the blue accent piece and blue markings)

Post# 413747 , Reply# 81   9/13/2019 at 05:59 (383 days old) by chris (WV)        

If go type in rainbow cleaning system on twitter you'll find the company that did the website and there is some pics on that link of the website and a use and care video

Post# 413750 , Reply# 82   9/13/2019 at 10:07 (383 days old) by kenkart ()        
Its stillA big hunk of cheap plastic

And that's why I would never buy one , If I was a billionare I wouldn't

Post# 413751 , Reply# 83   9/13/2019 at 10:33 (383 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

well this answers a lot of my questions. I'm sad they don't have a 4qt basin for this model, but im glad they do have an extended hose.

As for the owners manual, it looks nice, but Rexair shouldve made the cover of it white and blue, that way it can match the box/packaging.

in terms of the packing i love the clean and simple white and blue color scheme of it.

Post# 413755 , Reply# 84   9/13/2019 at 13:27 (383 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
not only do they.....

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not only is there not a 4 qt basin...the design appears to limit the size of the basin to just what it comes with ( presumably a 2qt limitation). I sure hope the CFM has increased noticeably

Thanks for posting that site for us all to view!!!!!

Post# 413774 , Reply# 85   9/13/2019 at 23:00 (382 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

The big disadvantage to the single size basin is if you have a lot of area to vacuum you might be stuck changing the water more, but if itís easier to change the basin then it might even that out.

Post# 414061 , Reply# 86   9/20/2019 at 21:38 (375 days old) by chris (WV)        

I think the SRX has hit the US market I found a pic on facebook from georgia with it sitting in the background

Post# 414074 , Reply# 87   9/21/2019 at 07:31 (375 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Well feel free to share it. I saw online the other day that it stated selling in Puerto Rico so it isnít much longer till the rest of the world gets it. What did you search to find it on Facebook and where did u search for it (search engine, marketplace?)

Post# 414077 , Reply# 88   9/21/2019 at 10:04 (375 days old) by chris (WV)        

Hear is the pic. Not a very good one but its def an SRX. Just search rainbow cleaning system on facebook. I do daily checks to see if there is any info out yet. One might say im alittle obsessed with the new SRX

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Post# 414093 , Reply# 89   9/21/2019 at 21:38 (374 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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Is the hose any different?

Post# 414420 , Reply# 90   9/29/2019 at 16:26 (367 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

So it's been over 2 months since the rumors of an amazing new Rainbow. Are they still unloading the old E-series machines? I wonder if the people that buy the old model feel upset when they find out that they missed out getting the new and improved model. Unless they get a big discount, I would suspect they feel cheated. Any updates on the new SRX?

Post# 414432 , Reply# 91   9/29/2019 at 20:19 (366 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        
Nozzle sealing to carpet

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"PN sealing to carpet? Isn't that a BAD thing?
I thought by sealing it would cut off the airflow - similar to you putting your hand over the wand suction? Same with the hard floor brush - they cut out grooves in the brush so get airflow...Or am I wrong? LOL I dunno. "

If it seals to the carpet, it will (presumably) pull air through the carpet better, though might be harder to push. If this model does that, it might mean they are going for a deeper clean, assuming the rest of the nozzle has few air leaks.

I sold the most recent model for a short time (so naturally, I want to get one myself), but I am excited to see how good (or bad) the new SRX is.

Post# 414438 , Reply# 92   9/29/2019 at 21:33 (366 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

Yes the SRX is getting launch through out the country as we speak. On facebook the other day, I saw it was getting release in Georgia and then earlier last week it was getting release in the phillipines. So its getting out there. As for the price of the E2 Black, I called a dealer to find out when they would be getting the new SRX and they told me in about a few weeks-month. They also told me tbe price for an E2 Black, which was like $2950 and i was like for a model thats been out for like 7-8 years, you'd think they be a heck of a lot cheaper than that. Thats something I would pay for brand new, not 7 year old model. None the less I'll be holding out for the new SRX and all the goodies thats available for it. I have an idea for an optional attachment that Rexair could come up with. Yall know how dyson and now most cordless vacuums have something thats called a soft roller cleaner head or "fluffy" as its known. Well what if rexair came up with their own version of it and sell it as an optional attachment. I suggest this because although the floor and wall brush is great, it doesn't look like it would dust and polish the floors the way those (soft roller cleaner heads) would do. Any Geirgia dealers recieve the new SRX and can deal with a customer in Florida?

Post# 414439 , Reply# 93   9/29/2019 at 22:39 (366 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Everyone dissing on it still has to love a vacuum is best bagless vacuum built in America. Kirby and rainbow are IMO are the 2 best vacuums in the world.
The rainbow color scheme I love. I love my silver rainbow. I love my sentria too.
It's good to see vacuums made in the US are very well built machine.
I believe they said a bigger water basin it could be wider than the other version and carry more water. You got to think a big water basin overfilled could ruin electrical nozzle power supply and toast the vacuum. If you build the vacuum they build things for a reason.
I'm not going to say you have to like it. You got to admit nice to see US keeping jobs here.

Post# 414449 , Reply# 94   9/30/2019 at 03:16 (366 days old) by Rainbowd4 (TN )        
Some of the comments on some of these posts...

Give me a headache. Maybe I'm just in a mood, but some of the remarks are so off the wall, it's like word salad sometimes. Jeez. Sorry. Couldn't help it.

Post# 414465 , Reply# 95   9/30/2019 at 18:49 (366 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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Instagram Rainbow Vacuum has information on the SRX. It looks like they are teaching classes on the new unit.

Post# 414486 , Reply# 96   9/30/2019 at 23:52 (365 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
As a Dealer

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I have been dying to know when this one comes out. Once we sale our current inventory (not much) we will be getting the new machine. Same with all offices in my region.

Post# 414506 , Reply# 97   10/1/2019 at 15:08 (365 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Why is it that higher tax German companies can produce premium vacuums for 1/3 the price of a Rainbow? Iím all for made in USA, but I donít support price gouging. Rainbows may be quality products, but $3300 for a vacuum is highway robbery. DTD pricing is the pits.

Post# 414508 , Reply# 98   10/1/2019 at 15:35 (365 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

And what sucks is thatí, thatís just for the vacuum alone, not including the aquamate, RainbowMate or any of the other accessories. If you told me 3300 for everything Iíd say go for it. But then again it depends on the dealer/distributors. Either way Iím sure itís worth the price. Does anyone know when Rexair will officially update the rainbow website with the new SRX model and all the new manuals/ videos?

Post# 414540 , Reply# 99   10/2/2019 at 17:13 (364 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Sadly the price is inflated due to the way that it is sold. Were they sold using traditional methods, the price would likely be less than 1/2 the DTD price.
But without the in home demonstration using the million dollar sales pitch, who would buy one? There are unofficial sellers on amazon selling the "old" black model for around $1600 "refurbished". Many reviewers say the products appear to be brand new. When I had a Rainbow demo, the salesperson called the machine "new", but a clever person can see signs that it had been used in countless demonstrations.

Post# 414542 , Reply# 100   10/2/2019 at 18:08 (364 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I hate to ask but I had trouble reading if this power nozzle will fit between a model e and e2.
Thanks for posting.

Post# 414543 , Reply# 101   10/2/2019 at 18:22 (364 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

This leads me to also wonder if itís cheeped to get a SRX system through the distributor, but from a service center/ distributor office. That way theyíre not in our homes, thus not being able to sell for DTD price tag,

Post# 414544 , Reply# 102   10/2/2019 at 19:49 (364 days old) by chris (WV)        

I came across a rainbow dealers facebook page that updated there cover and profile pictures with the new SRX and even posted the new features video and it has since been removed. Its almost like this new model is some big secret

Post# 414559 , Reply# 103   10/3/2019 at 15:36 (363 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Of course they're secretive. They're trying to unload old inventory without discounting it. If you agreed to buy a Rainbow for around $3000, and then you found out that you were getting the old model, you might cancel the sale or demand a discount. Legally you only have a very short time to cancel the sale for DTD sales.

Post# 414565 , Reply# 104   10/3/2019 at 18:36 (363 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

Yeah there is just so much evidence that points to them as being unethical.

No discount for previous model
Trying to suppress information on new model
Something like a three day return policy
You don't actually get a new vacuum. It's been used in multiple demos.
Hard pressured for new leads

I would much rather deal with Miele or Aerus. Aerus has some variation in price between dealers but you will get a new machine in a sealed box. Aerus will also give good deals on outgoing models. My neighbor got a huge discount on the Guardian Ultra when the Platinum came out.

Post# 414588 , Reply# 105   10/4/2019 at 16:59 (362 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

Question: is there also a return policy for the optional accessories too? Like if we purchase a optional accessory (aquamate, rainjet, etc) and decided itís not what we needed/ wanted, is there a return policy. I know for the machine itís 3 days after purchase (which is a little crazy), but does that also apply to the optional accessories?

Post# 414590 , Reply# 106   10/4/2019 at 18:25 (362 days old) by chris (WV)        

Check out rainbow macon's facebook page they have some new photos as well as the demo videos

Post# 414709 , Reply# 107   10/7/2019 at 13:36 (359 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

So any news regarding the Rainbow SRX being rated by the carpet and rug institute? The Rainbow E-2 was rated in silver category.

From the CRI website (link provided), we can see that a silver rated vacuum removes 50-54% of the soil in testing and has to meet some minimal dust containment criteria.

2. Household Use Vacuum Cleaner Program:

Performance Standard:
Soil Removal Dust Containment
Bronze 40 Ė 49% ≤ 100 Ķg/m3 of dust particles
Silver 50 Ė 54% ≤ 100 Ķg/m3 of dust particles
Gold ≥ 55% ≤ 35 Ķg/m3 of dust particles

These standards provide a clue as to why the in home demonstrations are so effective. No vacuum gets anywhere close to 100% of the debris from the rug, so there is always some dirt to "find" in the rug.


Post# 414855 , Reply# 108   10/11/2019 at 22:34 (354 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Does the Rainbow offer more than one brush roll option to accommodate users of super plush carpeting? Since the height is not adjustable, does it even work on these modern carpets?

Post# 415168 , Reply# 109   10/22/2019 at 12:48 (344 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

The rainbow website still doesnít mention the amazing new srx. Am a little surprised that they havenít unloaded the old models yet.

Post# 415170 , Reply# 110   10/22/2019 at 14:14 (344 days old) by juju93 (florida)        
@ ralph123

Rainbow doesn't offer more than one power nozzle option per model. The power nozzle thats sold with the unit is the ony option you get. You do also get a hard floor brush if you have hard surface floors as an option. The new SRX has a suction notch on the front of the nozzle, kind of like what dyson has on both the v10/v11 torque drive cleaner heads. As for the website still showing the old model, I was wondering the same thing. If you look further back through this thread, I've also ask the same question in various post that I've posted. They probably haven't updated it due to the fact that maybe some distributors haven't gotten it. I know one of the distrubtors in my area said she was getting the new model some time this week, whereas others have probably gotten it or haven't gotten it yet. On a side note, the wikipedia has updated with the new SRX mentioned in it. Below is the link with the new model posted in it.

I'm curiously waiting for the website to update too and i say this because I can't wait for the updated videos, graphics and owners manuals. I'm suprised that nobody in here has gotten the new SRX model, or has even posted anything about it, if they got it that is.

Post# 415174 , Reply# 111   10/22/2019 at 16:55 (344 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

I canít imagine too many people buying a vacuum for more than $3000. There are too many very good options for far less money.

Post# 415183 , Reply# 112   10/22/2019 at 22:32 (343 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Although it's an apples to oranges comparison, consider that you can purchase a made in the US top of the line Speed Queen Side by Side Laundry Pair set with front load washer for less than the price of a new Rainbow. I have to wonder who the people are who value a vacuum cleaner enough to pay over three thousand for one. I have to wonder if Rexair will have to lower the price and/or offer low interest financing to entice buyers. Exceeding $3000 would seem like a big psychological barrier to sell the Rainbow. I can't imagine paying even $1000 for one given it's lackluster performance, but I'm probably not their target audience.

Given that one of the arguments for paying a premium for the Rainbow is that it is manufactured in the US, I always found it ironic that the Rainbow distributor in Little Rock drove a German made Mercedes (have no idea if that is still the case).

Speed Queen Side by Side Laundry Pair Set, Front Load Energy Star LFN50RSP115TW01 27" Washer with LDE30RGS173TW01 27" Electirc Dryer Commercial Laundry Pair in White

Speed Queen


Post# 415190 , Reply# 113   10/23/2019 at 01:00 (343 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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They don't set the price, the distributor does, i.e. , they will sell it for as much as they can get for it . I'm a fan of Rainbows but wifi router even consider buying one Defoe anywhere near that price even if I hit the lotto jackpot

Post# 415193 , Reply# 114   10/23/2019 at 02:07 (343 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The SQ price for the pair would go down if you buy the TL SQ washer instead.I am a TL guy.

Post# 415227 , Reply# 115   10/23/2019 at 09:53 (343 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

I'm not gonna lie I'd probably buy it even if it was 3,000. I say this because, when you purchase something you also have to think about the longevity of it and how long it'll last. Rainbows have a good rep for lasting for quite some time. So what you also do is divide the overall cost by how many years you think you'll have it, and on top of that, the system pays for itself overtime. Now yes, it may be $3,000 but that all depends on a distributor. I had one out of state (oregon) quote me a price of 3900 whereas one down in Georgia quoted me 2700. So that 1200 price difference does play into a factor, which we all know has to due with location. If you think of it like this, its like real estate. you can take one house in one area and it be a certain price. take that same house and put it in a different location and then you see the price difference. Me personally plans to put money down and then finance the rest and in my mind it'll become like a regular bill, kind of like the typical phone/ credit card bill will be, untill it gets paid off.

Post# 415240 , Reply# 116   10/23/2019 at 15:49 (343 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I'm always grateful for people who pay full price for a brand new Rainbow.

I'm patient enough to wait two years (or less) for it to become available second hand. The pawn shop had an Avalir 2 for less than $100 just a month ago. I bought a 3 year old Rainbow "black" for $125 from Facebook Marketplace. The seller hated it and wanted it gone.

While I'm just as big a fan of the 'brand new' stuff - I'd rather keep the majority of the 'new' price in my wallet.

That being said, a good friend is a Rainbow distributor (he's also a vacuum collector). He's bringing the new SRX model to our vacuum collector's Thanksgiving party to demo for the whole group. I know at least two of my friends who will be there will buy one.

Post# 415298 , Reply# 117   10/24/2019 at 15:59 (342 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

juju - I hope you are able to realize your dream of owning a Rainbow Srx. Given that you believe in them so much, perhaps you should sell them on the side to EARN your Rainbow

Post# 415299 , Reply# 118   10/24/2019 at 16:09 (342 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

You know thatís not a bad idea. Iím actually looking to change my career form retail to something more meaningful. So anyone else see that Dyson v11 on qvc for sale this weekend. Shoot Iím tempted to get that and wait a little for the SRX. But if I can sell the SRX and or work in a office or warehouse in central Florida and save up for it then that would be great. Because I donít wanna pay 499 for a Dyson (yes thatís how great the deal is on the v11 torque drive) and then turn around and get the SRX. Where I can put the same amount that I would spend on said Dyson, and put that towards the SRX. Iíve never even owned a rainbow, let alone used one. I mean I could be a brand rep for Rexair and or Kitchenaid, or even Dyson, because those are the top 3 home brands that Iím somewhat passionate about. So if yíall know any dealers/ distributors in the central Floria region thatís looking to hire let me know.

Post# 415304 , Reply# 119   10/24/2019 at 20:43 (341 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
This is my 3rd Rainbow Iíve earned

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This will be the 3rd Rainbow I have earned through the Rainbow equity program. Itís a win, win. You get good leads you will make sells because itís a great product, plus you can earn some good money. Iíve never paid full price for a Rainbow to this day.

Post# 415307 , Reply# 120   10/24/2019 at 21:04 (341 days old) by juju93 (florida)        

Yeah but my thing is, I need a paycheck rather than a 3k water vac. Don't get me wrong I would never turn down a free rainbow, but a paycheck is more important, especially with how exspensive life is. Now do the programs allow you to keep working with the company once you get a free rainbow? And if so can this be like the typical job that you go to work everyday, pay the bills and even get health insurance and a 401k plan?

Post# 415314 , Reply# 121   10/25/2019 at 02:29 (341 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
Itís like working for yourself

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I manage to work a full-time job, care for my grandfather, and still run demos each week all while earning an extra 25-30k per year part time. Trust me I know, I need a steady paycheck as most people do having a morgage, car payment, etc. Most distributors if not all pay you non taxed and you file a 1099 form on your taxes at the end of the year which is basically like if you worked for yourself. I have done Rainbow part time on and off for about 11 years. When you do the equity program you still make commission off your sales, earn extra incentives, etc. Many of the people that work at our office are married couples who originally got into Rainbow just to earn the Rainbow for free but kept doing it to earn extra money. The opportunity is there, it just may not be for everyone.

Post# 415317 , Reply# 122   10/25/2019 at 09:19 (341 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Rainbow is a lot like Cutco in that it uses a lot of people to take advantage of their friends and family. I said "earn" a Rainbow not a "free Rainbow", because my understanding is that the terms are not easy and many people fail. You must do a strictly counted number of demos to "qualified" buyers within a short time period. There may even be a requirement that a certain number must purchase a Rainbow. I don't think they would be happy if you did say 10 demos and no one purchased one. There is a handy link on the Rainbow web site which links to "opportunities". I would assume there are no benefits other than commissions. Have no idea if you generate your own leads or whether they are provided.

Given that you believe in the Rainbow, you would likely be a good salesperson. If you don't believe that Rainbows are the only vacuums that work, and that they are truly special, you will not succeed. They have developed an effective sales pitch. My favorite is the picture of the giant blood thirsty dust mites.

I would fail miserably because I don't believe in the Rainbow.


Post# 415323 , Reply# 123   10/25/2019 at 17:26 (341 days old) by beagledad (Florida)        

Agreed. The rainbow is a very nice vacuum and of good quality. But so is my Miele Marin that I got for less than 1/3 the price of a rainbow. Sure my Miele can't shampoo carpets but $3000 pays for a lot of professional carpet cleanings. And when it comes down to it, my house probably wouldn't be as clean if I had a rainbow. Because I wouldn't want to vacuum as often as I do now. Filling, emptying, and cleaning the thing would be a chore for me. I might pick one up second hand some day to use as an air purifier. That wouldn't require too much upkeep.

Post# 415324 , Reply# 124   10/25/2019 at 17:38 (341 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
They are certainly not for everyone.

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I guess Iím used to them because itís all my family had as a child. I use my Rainbow several times per week and it doesnít bother me to empty it. I was taught at a young age how to care for it cause my grandma sold them and put us to work cleaning from time to time. I also used to ride with my grandma on demos. To each their own. I still use lots of different vacuums including a Miele Aquarius. I use a Dyson V7 and Roomba for Daily cleaning.

Post# 415343 , Reply# 125   10/27/2019 at 07:11 (339 days old) by chris (WV)        
I hear it all the time

"OMG you have to do all that just to vacuum just go get you a regular vacuum. NO WAY. For me a rainbow is as about as maintenance free as it gets. Dump the water no dust in your face and no smell. Clean the separator every three days and it takes what a whole 60 seconds to do that and no storing dirt in the closet. Since I vacuum everyday I guess I'm so used to it that I don't give it a second thought

Post# 415441 , Reply# 126   11/1/2019 at 07:13 (334 days old) by Chris (WV)        

Type in rainbow srx on youtube. I think all the videos for the SRX are on there

Post# 415443 , Reply# 127   11/1/2019 at 08:32 (334 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

YESS! But it doesnít show the accessories yet... omg the more I see it the more I want it

Post# 415445 , Reply# 128   11/1/2019 at 10:36 (334 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        

Of course you do. Rainbow has exceptional marketing. Buy it or the giant dust mites will eat you alive. Run it 24 hours a day or your glass of water will be mud. It will pay for itself because you wonít have to buy bags or filters. Itís the only vacuum that works.

Post# 415449 , Reply# 129   11/1/2019 at 11:37 (334 days old) by Juju93 (florida)        

My question is now that theyíve uploaded these videos to YouTube, when will they update the rainbow website? Also where are the videos on the optional attachments?

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