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Old 09-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #533
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Sorry - I'm around and going camping to elkmont cg in smokey mountains

I have hopefully temporarily misplaced my helinox chair and am just annoyed as hell right now!!!


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Old 09-16-2015, 02:10 PM   #534
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I just want to circle back and give an updated report on my stools/side tables I bought - they are faaaaantastic

Holding up well so far with various uses both camping and general use

I'll have to try the kermits - but the helinox style ones for me appear superior - lighter - strong - and more compact - but I cannot truly yet compare Kermit as i have not done side by side

Loving the lafumas still

The tommy Bahamas chairs are still holding up after now years of use - they look shabby these days but still ok and I now prefer helinox for beach as it is much more compact and light and that helps with kids and all that

I will likely buy another helinox chair in a year if this one holds up and be done until something breaks


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Old 09-16-2015, 11:13 PM   #535
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When you pull your airstream to Elkmont, are you coming in from the East side off of I-40 or through Cosby on the Gatlinburg side? That East entrance can be pretty gnarly.

Just wondering.

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Old 09-22-2015, 12:04 PM   #536
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Oh. My. God.

Let me say this - everyone is fine and no damages at all


But


I took the wrong way!! I went up this back road - it was tight but doable - missed apparently a sign not to go that way with a trailer - got to a small bridge near elkmont and it was clearly marked not for trailers etc max 10 tons

Long story short - park ranger came and gave me the go ahead

12 feet wide - near 90 degree turn - I took it as wide as possible and fit with little room to spare

Worst anxiety of my 2 years of towing yet - it was like a bad dream come true

Hard lesson learned - could have been worse


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Old 09-22-2015, 12:08 PM   #537
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On the flip side - it was an amazing weekend - hiked Charlie's bunion and leconte lidge via alum cave

Best hikes of my life (not done much though overall)

Chairs were all enjoyed and my beloved helinox turned up


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Old 09-22-2015, 06:39 PM   #538
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Hey Pharm, we've ALL been there on the road we didn't want to be on. Similar experience up in Vermont this summer. In order to park at one of my buddy's campsites I elected to take SilverLeaf II where it really shouldn't have been. Once I got it to the campsite I found that the turf that LOOKED firm was a bog instead....and I backed out -- about 1/4 mile, up a steep hill, around an S curve with trees on either side, then down a hill to sanity. The last downhill required some timber to boost the height of the rear wheels so I wouldn't bottom. Would I do it again? Probably. It was an AWESOME lakeside spot and we had heat and electric in the A/S. He has no running water or electric in this 100 year old house!
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I was on a bad road this summer in West Virginia. Horrible. In a few spots about a third of the lane gone. The travel was steep and the curves were challenging.

Glad you did not have issues on your bridge run Pharmgeek.
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I am love love loving the helinox
Yes Yes, on the helinox sunset. At least the model I saw. I am all for high back chairs for camping. I am convinced that for me, high back is a must.
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:56 PM   #541
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Oh - I have in the mail coming to me my newest - well - sorta "chair" - it's a hammock that I'll be experimenting with for both general airstream use but for various camping use (not to divert my own thread into that)

But it will be a cool addition for some relaxing and napping when air-streaming


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I have 2 over these for about 5 years and they are awesome! Strong, comfortable with no slouching, and a table included.Amazon.com : Coleman Portable Deck Chair with Side Table : Camping Chairs : Sports & Outdoors
Unless you want a beach specific chair and you are all about style, these are 1/3 the price and don't bend or break.
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The oversize Coleman chairs that fold front to back are comfortable, but big, requiring more room to store-
Too big to go in the trailer-
Must go in the bed of the truck under the tonneau-


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Oh. My. God.

Let me say this - everyone is fine and no damages at all


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I took the wrong way!! I went up this back road - it was tight but doable - missed apparently a sign not to go that way with a trailer - got to a small bridge near elkmont and it was clearly marked not for trailers etc max 10 tons

Long story short - park ranger came and gave me the go ahead

12 feet wide - near 90 degree turn - I took it as wide as possible and fit with little room to spare

Worst anxiety of my 2 years of towing yet - it was like a bad dream come true

Hard lesson learned - could have been worse


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I took the east entrance (steep one lane dirt road - with two way traffic) during a rain storm with an American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) Jeep Wrangler Unlimited while towing the 2010 Conqueror Commander we owned before the Eddie Bauer AS. It was harrowing and the tranny on the Jeep overheated twice. I can't imagine towing the AS up that East Side (off I-40) entrance!
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #545
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We've been mulling over chairs for awhile. We had strong backs for a breif time, then bought the Zero Gravity Chairs. We decided to ditch finally our Zero Gravity Chairs. They were just too big and falling apart after eight months of use while full timing.

We replaced them with the lightweight and compact Big Agnes - Helinox Camp Chair



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Nice pictures, really pleasant video. Glad you like the chairs!
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