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Old 02-06-2016, 06:27 AM   #3627
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Helinox Camp Chair & Kermit Chairs. I use & have both. My wife has a preference to the Kermit, it's the only one she will use when camping. However, it doesn't make a lot of difference to me both are good chairs.

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Old 02-06-2016, 07:09 AM   #3628
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I like the looks of these chairs and appreciate the YouTube video.

Just curious if anyone has had any experience with Kermit chairs?
I'm interested in knowing which brands of camp chairs do NOT put a major pressure point on the back of the thighs where the thigh meets the front edge or lip of the chair. That's normally a tension point in the frame and fabric.

I don't have a lot of padding in that area and so it digs right into my hamstrings. It's like someone stretched a length of rope across the front of the chair and the weight of my legs is resting on this one-inch-wide rope, ouch. The Helinox / Big Agnes looks like it would be bad for that tendency, but I haven't actually tried it.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:04 AM   #3629
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I like the looks of these chairs and appreciate the YouTube video.



Just curious if anyone has had any experience with Kermit chairs?

We love our Kermits. Check out the "Camp Chair Mulling" thread for more than you could possibly want to know.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:52 AM   #3630
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Bu-Bye Ugly Memo Board

We have never really liked the dorm room message whiteboard on the wall in our AS.

So we decided some nice art would look better there.

Per a thread I read many months ago I used dental floss in a sliding back and forth motion to between the wall and back of the board to remove the board from the wall. This turned out to be surprisingly easy and took less than 1 minute.


Then about 15 minutes later with rubbing alcohol, goo gone, and a wipe down I had all of the double stick tape and adhesive removed. The Goo gone was key for this as it dissolved the old tape and adhesive.



The picture was from a calendar we had from 2015. The frame is from Ikea, chosen because the front cover is thin clear plastic and not glass. I used the industrial velcro on the top, bottom, and sides of the frame to mount to the wall.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:24 PM   #3631
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Very nice, Piggy Bank, we love it!
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I'm interested in knowing which brands of camp chairs do NOT put a major pressure point on the back of the thighs where the thigh meets the front edge or lip of the chair. That's normally a tension point in the frame and fabric.

I don't have a lot of padding in that area and so it digs right into my hamstrings. It's like someone stretched a length of rope across the front of the chair and the weight of my legs is resting on this one-inch-wide rope, ouch. The Helinox / Big Agnes looks like it would be bad for that tendency, but I haven't actually tried it.
The knock off's of the Big Agnes do that. The Helinox doesn't unless you force your legs into it with a wide stance. A friend has the REI knock off's of the smaller Helinox One and I noted that it's narrower compared to the Helinox and digs into your sides.

That's the same problem I had with the cheapo camp chairs you get in the bag at Walmart.

That being said, I also noticed a difference in the way the chairs are cut and sown, this seems to be cut to shape of a person for good lumber support, unlike the REI knock off's which seem to just be a curve cut. You can see all the area's where REI cut corners to proceed a chair that is $40-50 cheaper, and it's all the complaint points.

We are certainly an extreme use case. Becuase we are full timing. The Zero Gravity Chairs were comfortable, don't get me wrong. But everywhere we go, they get put outside and sit out in the sun pretty much 24/7, some of that under the awning, or get collapsed and sit under the Airstream. The screws started backing out first, then when I tightened them, because it was plastic, it slowly stripped. The material began to fad as well.

The added size and weight started to become an annoyance. At first I didn't mind the size because I wanted nice comfy chairs. But just even carrying them 100 yards over to a friends campfire was annoying.

The Helinox are lightweight enough for my 2yr old to carry.

How they hold up? I'll report back in 8 months and let you know. I like though, that they are small enough to fit in the bin under the seat on the 27FB's dinette by the door.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:57 AM   #3633
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I have never seen people get so excited over outdoor chairs as folks here do.
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Indeed, when we are out we don't have time to sit still much...
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:33 AM   #3636
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I got my beautiful 1984 31' Limited trailer a nice family to live with. They were very appreciative of all my quality work. You can read about it and the next post "buyers aware" here:
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I recieved my new Viair air pump, now to go out and pump up the tires for our trip to Florida.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:10 AM   #3638
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I purchased the Viair 450 for RV/auto directly from the company. I will be trying it out today for the first time. Will let you know how it works
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:15 PM   #3639
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I used the pump today for the firsttime and it worked very well on the tire that I pimped up As you you can see from the pictures it is very compact at least more so then the one I just replaced. The air hoses have their own separate sections and the pump and accessories go in the big section. Just hook to ypur battery and turn it on.
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I have one of those too. I hate those coil hoses, garbage. Don't reach on my Ram.

So I fixed it.



The compressor itself is great though!
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