Mytee Escape or PE500 ?

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I am debating between a Prospector PE500 and the Mytee Escape. I plan to also have a 7500 Watt Predator generator in the van. If the generator has enough electric and circuits, I'll use an inline heater, otherwise I would install a propane instant water heater in the van. Thoughts on making a set up like this work?

Is it possible to get enough vac power through 100 feet of hose from a porty like the PE500?
 

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I am debating between a Prospector PE500 and the Mytee Escape. I plan to also have a 7500 Watt Predator generator in the van. If the generator has enough electric and circuits, I'll use an inline heater, otherwise I would install a propane instant water heater in the van. Thoughts on making a set up like this work?

Is it possible to get enough vac power through 100 feet of hose from a porty like the PE500?
I assume you are talking about dual 3 stage PE500 with 205" lift and 190 cfm (19 amp two cord). In that case on paper, when you are using 2" hose, yes, it'll work. Suction wise it will be inferior to mytee escape or nautilus extreme, but i doubt you'll have enough heat if the water going in before the pump isn't warm enough. Even if you are using a dual jet wand under 200 psi with a 2400w mytee hot turbo, the output temperature will only be lukewarm if the input temperature is cold. A 2400w in line heater is only 8200 btu/hr(even though it's efficient), while even the little giant's entry model 2HT has a 65000btu/hr. There's just no contest.
 
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Thanks gordon qian. If I used the inline heater closer to the wand (after the pump) would that solve the problem?
only if you bring the machine inside the house, fill up with hot tap water (like i'm doing) for minimum heat loss (especially for the winter), then a 1800w or 2400w in line heater will get it very hot at the wand. This is why mytee escape is adding a generator on the vehicle so a good amount of inline heating can be extracted from the generator engine, or else you'll have to stick with a gas inline heater.
 

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I am debating between a Prospector PE500 and the Mytee Escape. I plan to also have a 7500 Watt Predator generator in the van. If the generator has enough electric and circuits, I'll use an inline heater, otherwise I would install a propane instant water heater in the van. Thoughts on making a set up like this work?

Is it possible to get enough vac power through 100 feet of hose from a porty like the PE500?
Which machine did you get ?
 

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Which machine did you get ?
You know after a lot of research. I ended up going with a gas TM. I got an entry level TM from Chem-Tex. $8500.
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How is that working out for you?
I love it! I just did my first 50 hour oil change. Beastly little machine. I have only pushed it to a 125 foot hose run but I have 175 feet on the truck. I wish it came with an APO, but other than that no complaints.
 

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@pgcleaner good for you, does the price include the waste water tank and fresh water tank? How many gallons do the tanks hold and what do you think about the reliability? I'm looking for a new/lightly used 370ss but they cost a lot more, I could almost get a like-new powerful air duct cleaning truckmount by that point.
 

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The price includes the waste tank (70g for the panther 14) and 100 feet of hoses. I wish it had an APO.

The performance is good for residential up to 175 feet. Haven't pushed it further than that.

Done about 120 jobs and it's not had any major issues. Got every job done. I can tell some smaller components want to come loose because of vibration. When it is installed make sure you run it for an hour to see what all needs to be tightened. That ended up being pretty important.

If you can get a good deal on the 370 SS, I would go that way purely for the resale value. If you spend an extra 8k now, you'll get it back when you sell it. My panther 14 will be worthless with a few thousand hours on it.
 
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The price includes the waste tank (70g for the panther 14) and 100 feet of hoses. I wish it had an APO.

The performance is good for residential up to 175 feet. Haven't pushed it further than that.

Done about 120 jobs and it's not had any major issues. Got every job done. I can tell some smaller components want to come loose because of vibration. When it is installed make sure you run it for an hour to see what all needs to be tightened. That ended up being pretty important.

If you can get a good deal on the 370 SS, I would go that way purely for the resale value. If you spend an extra 8k now, you'll get it back when you sell it. My panther 14 will be worthless with a few thousand hours on it.
Thanks for the advice that a 14hp #33 blower is good for 150ft hose, that means 20hp 370ss or any other similar model should do fine in cold climate with longer hose runs. It's not easy to find a low hour 370SS with a reasonble price or a lightly used nautilus extreme or mytee LX, cuz ppl are busying making money with them in summer. After 3k hours, it would have very little resale value in them with repairs needed from time to time irrelevant of the brand. For carpet cleaning as my side business, I'm currently running a nautilus extreme (284cfm, 11hg lift) at 50ft with 2", but I can feel its vacuum is still weaker than the cleanco compact 47(equivalent to a 26hp-31hp slide in) running at 150ft.