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Old 12-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Recliners? Point me in the right direction

Part of this winters work is to upgrade the front of the trailer. The original gaucho is out and I'd like to find a pair of recliners that will fit through the door, stand up well, be comfortable and hopefully wont break the bank. Any suggestions including online sources would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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This one is a Villa. About $700 a year ago. It's the one Airstream uses in their longer trailers. I bought direct from Villa and had it installed at Airstream (along with other work).

Airstream included the floor cleat they use on the longer trailers so or locks down for travel but can be moved when at a campsite.


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There's lots of options. This is just one. Good luck!
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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We also use the Villa Lift recliners, same as Airstream now uses. Some recliners will be too short for the windows of the Airstream, these are just right. The built-in retractable leg rest replaces ottomans which will be in the way. And they swivel as well as recline.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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Cool. Thanks for both replies. I had come across this site: Recliners, Glastop RV Seating in my internet searching. They also have flexsteel and lambright as well as the villa chairs. Price isn't so great though, they all seem to be 700 and over per chair. Maybe they are worth it, but I would sure like to find something a bit cheaper if possible. We aren't living in this thing full time, so I don't know if top of the line is really warranted.

I think one of the things I'll do today is swing by lazyboy and some other retail furniture outlets and see what if anything they have that might work. For sure it has to be able to fit through the 26" wide doorway of the trailer or its a no go.
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We bought our LAM-100 recliner from Glastop and I love it. It comes in 2 pieces so it is easy to get into the door. I'm 6"1'and I have plenty of room. We did not attach it to the floor but it does not move when traveling.



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Old 12-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #6
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We stopped by Lazyboy as well as Havertys and looked at what they had. Lazyboy was definitely the better of the two, they had several chairs that would probably work. They had two with leather that looked like the Villa chairs above, one with exposed wooden arm supports and one with metal. Very comfortable and priced like the Villa chairs too. They did have a couple of fully upholstered smaller chairs as well, one as a rocker, one not. Those could be used, they werent too wide and the backs come off making them easy enough to get through the door.

Here is one of the chairs we saw, very comfortable too:

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Almost any recliner will go through the door. I have seen people buy them at a furniture store and put them in the trailer.
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Hi, That is what we are looking for, for our 1990 Excella. Took out the fold down and going to replace with two recliners. What we are looking at is Wallaway recliners as take up less space. Wayfair.com has good prices you may want to check out.

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Almost any recliner will go through the door. I have seen people buy them at a furniture store and put them in the trailer.

That's good to know, though I would try and keep it on the smaller side so it doesn't overwhelm the space in front. I have a small evaporative fridge that I may build into a console and place in-between the chairs.
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The La-Z-Boy recliners are usually smaller scale. All of them come without the back attached, but if the back is attached put it in the recline position and shove it through sideways.
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We have used the "Harbor Town" recliner by Lazyboy in our trailer, and several other of our friends have also. They are great recliners and perfect for the Airstream. We had the swivel bases put on ours. Available in a variety of fabrics and leather…You will not be disappointed. Visit a Lazyboy gallery store and try them out…very reasonably pricedRockwell
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:52 PM   #12
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We have used the "Harbor Town" recliner by Lazyboy in our trailer, and several other of our friends have also. They are great recliners and perfect for the Airstream. We had the swivel bases put on ours. Available in a variety of fabrics and leather…You will not be disappointed. Visit a Lazyboy gallery store and try them out…very reasonably priced
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That looks very similar to the one we saw Sunday. Nice size too, it doesnt dwarf the available space. And its comfortable. But it isnt cheap. Nothing nice ever is.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #13
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Just a word of caution - the Villa recliners you're looking at are in a wide body Airstream. You wouldn't think six inches less would make all that much difference (redacted pun about size matters) but it could make your narrower space look super crowded. OTOH, a loveseat sized recliner for two might work just fine.

And... if you're worried about giving up sleeping space... ever see anyone zonk out in a recliner? Most people can get reasonably good sleep in one.

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We purchased our recliners from Lazyboy and they work just fine. They're not bolted and have never shifted. We measured the distance between the walls and bought the size most appropriate. We placed a table between the chairs and added a floor lamp that has a goose neck...perfect for reading. Our chairs are fabric and cost about 800.00 or so for both. We are very pleased and would do it again.

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