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Old 02-20-2009, 03:53 PM   #29
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I'm considering purchasing an Airstream for extended trips, basically full-time, just me and my dog. One thing I know about myself - I'm a recliner - and that's not going to change. I'm reclining right now in fact.

I really like the reclining lawn chairs that are available these days. I'm sure I will spend many hours under the awning in one. Kindof my objective, really.

Sometimes the weather or other factors will be problematic - that's why they come with heaters, airconditioners, and window screens I suppose. I'm trying to picture myself reclining in an Airstream.

Here's the thing - I don't see recliners in Airstreams. The only solution I can see is to bring my reclining lawn chair inside at those times. I'm sure some Airstreams have enough open floor space to handle that, SO units for example. I suspect some don't.

How do others meet this need?

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I don't know how the rest of them handle it, but here's what I did. First I got rid of that god awful thing they call a sofa, and put in two recliners built by Lambright Aluminum Fabricators, in Shipshewana, IN.
I built new storage areas on both sides of the trailer and across the front wall. I do have a fairly good woodworking shop, (this helps).
Pictures below (if I can figure out how to do it).....if you have questions, let me know.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:35 PM   #30
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Tami & I have been wanting recliners in our MH. part of the generator box is under the couch. This leaves us with 68" of usable space for the recliners. We can't seem to find a comfortable recliner that is 34" wide (outside measurement). We've come up with a plan B if our search fails. A reclining love seat. We'll have to drive the MH to the furniture store to make sure whatever we purchase fits through the door.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #31
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3 Dog Nite, the Barcalounger Abbey is 29-1/2" wide. It can be set as close as 3-1/2" from a wall. I've set in this chair and it is surprisingly comfortable. It has good leg support and a clever "pop-up" head rest which deploys when you pull the recliner handle. See: Gordons Fireplace Shop:
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We have the 34' with the L couches. If I were to put in a recliner, I would leave the love seat and corner entertainment stand in across the front and take out the long couch on the side which would give me good room for a recliner. The way it is now works well for us. We each take a couch and put a pillow under our feet on the shorter couch.
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Just looking at my post above, it could work taking the short couch out instead.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #34
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I just use a couple of pillows against the wall and lay on one of the two gauchos. I didn't have to remove anything and it cost me nothing (I use the same pillows we use for sleeping) True, I actually have to pick my legs up rather than having that recliner pick them up for me, but I can really use that exercise.
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I have been known to bring my walmart lafuma knock-off recliner in on cold evenings and read in it. Its a low tech solution, but it works well enough.
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We have a 06 28' Safari SE and are in the process of adding two Ekorne recliners to the floor plan. We had the factory remove the dinette and cover the exposed wheel well with the same laminate used for the walls. We found a local furniture store that was closing out their stock of Ekorne chairs and picked up two leather models that by measurements will fit. Still a little skeptical it won't be a crowded but I know it will be more comfortable. The dinette is fine for meals but was wasted space for us otherwise.

Right now the chairs are in our living room at home. They are definitely comfortable and I can't wait to get them in the Airstream and try them out. We will be on the road for a few extended trips this summer and expect the "new" setup to be just what we wanted. I will post photos to this thread this spring when we get everything set up.

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This spring came sooner than expected. Made a quick run to LA and TX and decided to take the recliners. Here is the temporary set up. Seems to work well, so far. We do have to move one of them for TV viewing but they are very comfortable and much better than the dinette.
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I'm considering purchasing an Airstream for extended trips, basically full-time, just me and my dog. One thing I know about myself - I'm a recliner - and that's not going to change. I'm reclining right now in fact.

I really like the reclining lawn chairs that are available these days. I'm sure I will spend many hours under the awning in one. Kindof my objective, really.

Sometimes the weather or other factors will be problematic - that's why they come with heaters, airconditioners, and window screens I suppose. I'm trying to picture myself reclining in an Airstream.

Here's the thing - I don't see recliners in Airstreams. The only solution I can see is to bring my reclining lawn chair inside at those times. I'm sure some Airstreams have enough open floor space to handle that, SO units for example. I suspect some don't.

How do others meet this need?

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Take the time to check out page three of this thread, you'll see what I did with our 31 foot AS.....The has proven to be a very comfortable arrangement, and I more than doubled the amount of storage as well
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