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Old 09-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Zip Dee chairs question?

Hello to all, I finally purchased my first Airstream!!! After surfing the internet (almost all of it!),reading..reading and more reading and looking at classifieds my dream finaly came through. I actually got a great deal on a new 2007 30ft Classic, It had been damaged in the dealers yard.
My trailer did not have those zip dee chairs; the dealer says he never got them with the trailer and was not even aware the came with classics because they dont really specialize in Airstreams.
The questions I have is; are they confortable? are they of good quality? are they worth the price they are asking?
I really like that convenient storage space the trailer has for them. I actually only need one chair to put at the end of the dinette or next to the sofa when all my kids are on trips with us. If anyone has another Idea for a comfortable folding chair which could be stored in that compartment I would really appreciate your feedback.

Thanks, hope to hear from someone soon!
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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The questions I have is; are they confortable? are they of good quality? are they worth the price they are asking?
Congratulations on your new purchase. Now, to answer your questions in order:
Yes.
Yes.
I think they are a little high, but they last almost as long as your awning, so maybe they are worth the asking price.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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We love our Zip Dee chairs. They are very solid, they are a perfect match for our Zip Dee awnings, and they fold down to a very small size.

Also, as you mention, they fit the specialized storage area perfectly.

They are not in my opinion the most comfortable folding chairs in the world, but we think they go perfectly with the Airstream, and have not regretted the $100+ we paid for each of them.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:08 PM   #4
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We just ordered and rec'd a couple of new Zip Dee's for our 30 year old Ambassador...and we love em'!

The blue striped seat canvas matches our awnings exactly...just a great accessory, easy to stow in their special compartment is a real plus too!

I was sorry we couldn't get the stainless steel tubed type any more, but the chromed steel look great.

They aren't really all that bad to sit in either...they're not lounge chairs, and don't pretend to be...if you want to lay out...get a lounger...if you want a portable chair to fit inside and add some 'class' to your outdoor activities as well, go for the Zip's...a real 'new' classic!
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:32 AM   #5
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If you're more interested in comfort, I'd recommend the zero gravity recliners by Lafuma.

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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Our 2007 30' Classic came with the chairs. They are comfortable, but we prefer to use chairs we bought at Sportsman's Warehouse. They have the foldable tray on the side and cost much less than the Zip Dees. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #7
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Love the Zip Dee's

Overall.... we would not want to be without the Zip Dee chairs.

I'll second the thought they are not loungers. They are resonably comfortable, they are on the heavy side, they are very compact, they match our awning, etc. An AS just does not seem complete without Zip Dee's

By the way, you can purchase replacement fabric from Zip Dee. We had some used Zip Dee's with brown fabric (yuckkkkk!) and easily converted them to Blue/White striped to match our awning. The replacment panels are not listed on the Zip Dee web site - you have to call them and we found them very helpful.

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Old 09-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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I've never seen one of these ZipDee chairs, anyone have a picture?
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:30 PM   #9
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I've never seen one of these ZipDee chairs, anyone have a picture?

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #10
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I agree with Lucius the brown Zip Dee's are not the best color. That is what we have. However we didn't feel we should spend the extra $$$ to purchase blue ones to match the awning. My father and law gave them to us when they retired from A/S and they fit perfect in the little side table compartment in our 28' unit. We picked up a couple lighter weight units after going to the International in Salem a couple of years ago for about $54 each. They have the folding side table and are easier to pack around.

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #11
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Cool, thanks Cameron. I recognize them now, didn't know they were made by ZipDee.

From my grandparents, I have a couple of old 60s/70s aluminum lawn chairs, the kind that had the nylon strips webbed across them. I'm going to replace the webbing with planks made from Ipe' wood, and then those will become my Airstream chairs. They won't fold up quite as small as these ZipDee chairs do, but they'll be lightweight, and I think they'll look pretty cool.

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Old 09-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #12
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When I bought my Limited, used, the seller said the chairs were "long gone"; Yes, well, um.

Anyway, I decided that I really wanted everything that came with the rig, including the only chairs that would fit in the secret storage compartment (that is sure to delight your friends who have other-branded trailers.)

Yes, they are expensive, but appropos; And, you will only buy them once. By the way, we also bought the LaFumas.

But then, we bought;Airstream. What else can you do? Committment, or worse?

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Old 09-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #13
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It's possible that your chairs were missing before the Airstream arrived at the dealership.
You might ask the dealership to "inquire" on your behalf to Jackson Center, if replacement chairs can be obtained. It was, after all, a factory "gift" for which you paid for..
I would not sign off any factory paperwork, until you get an answer from the factory.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #14
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Great chairs - if taken reasonable care of, they will last for years.
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