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Tincampers 06-01-2015 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1630488)
At Wally World - they only had one at location near my work and noted weight limit 60 lbs vs 200 lbs for the ALPS brand - the ozark is a tad more expensive too - I'll hold out for Amazon delivery - unless I find something o like more locally


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200 pounds? Making horse shoes? :D

REI Outlet claims to have them. $19 and change plus shipping. Spend $50 and get free shipping.

PharmGeek 06-01-2015 01:44 PM

lol, well, you never know when you need that side table to place an anvil on from your toolbox right? :D

No I just figure that perhaps the stated higher rating means it may (stress "may") prove to be less flimsy (relatively speaking)...the Ozark WM offering and the seemingly identical one made by "Magellan" at academy I peaked at as well, but it is the same thing, probably made in the same factory I suspect.

Notable also is that the Ozark is just a bit larger..at 21 inches square vs. 18 inches.

I picked up at academy a couple clip on side table drink holder thingies that can clip onto my lafumas - 9.99 a piece

PharmGeek 06-01-2015 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by KJRitchie (Post 1630497)
When we first started with our first trailer, a Casita 17', there was no room for recliners in the back of our 4Runner and I didn't want to store them in the trailer. We had camp chairs that folded up into a bag that could be stored easily.

Now that we have an Airstream and a pickup truck the DW wanted recliners. We picked up a couple from Costco. They recline and have small swing out tables. While nice they are a pain to store since they don't fold up into a slender bag. I have to lay them flat in the bed of the pickup because of the tonneau cover and take up a lot of bed floor real estate. After a year of using them I finally figured out they should be located in the rear of the bed against the tailgate so they are easy to remove and put back quickly. They are the main reason why I wouldn't consider another truck with only a 5 1/2' bed.

Kelvin


I think our Ram 2500 has a 6 foot bed...the lafumas x 2 take up a nice chunk of that space, but we also sometimes will toss those two into the bunkhouse rear bed area ....but really we have no need to ever...we are rarely short on space in the back of the truck really. Only time space would be at a higher premium would be when I tote along my honker generator....in that case I would store those in the trailer no biggie.

They are a large and relatively heavy item for sure....after using them for over a season now, they MUST come along....even my wife initially skeptical enjoys hers very much.

And she has been skeptical of my helinox one chair...but that thing is always so handy, and I have used it a TON lately for various situations...and I get it out...next thing you know SHE is sitting in it...I point this out and she has the audacity to say "well, I don't think its great but it is better than nothing" :angry:

Tincampers 06-01-2015 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1630546)
lol, well, you never know when you need that side table to place an anvil on from your toolbox right? :D

No I just figure that perhaps the stated higher rating means it may (stress "may") prove to be less flimsy (relatively speaking)...the Ozark WM offering and the seemingly identical one made by "Magellan" at academy I peaked at as well, but it is the same thing, probably made in the same factory I suspect.

Notable also is that the Ozark is just a bit larger..at 21 inches square vs. 18 inches.

I picked up at academy a couple clip on side table drink holder thingies that can clip onto my lafumas - 9.99 a piece

The Ozark Trail also has 2 level settings. Plenty strong enough for your beverage and snack of choice. Anvils, not so much.:D:D

PharmGeek 06-01-2015 01:53 PM

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Rocinante 06-01-2015 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1630547)
And she has been skeptical of my helinox one chair...but that thing is always so handy, and I have used it a TON lately for various situations...and I get it out...next thing you know SHE is sitting in it...I point this out and she has the audacity to say "well, I don't think its great but it is better than nothing" :angry:

There's only one right answer to that one. "Yes, dear, you're absolutely right." :in_love:

:lol:

PharmGeek 06-01-2015 02:33 PM

I give in, let her sit in my chair that she just busts my chops about a bunch...but I belly ache a bit about it before shutting up and letting her enjoy my "undesirable chair".

I am nearly to the point to where I would buy "myself" another one, so I can have one and she can use "my 2nd one".

But I stop cause in most cases one of us has to be not sitting and tending to children trying to choke on things, fall off high structures, ingest poisons, or drowned in water.

rmkrum 06-01-2015 05:57 PM

Children will do that to you. Thank heavens mine are now grown and more-or-less 'adults'

Yeah, I still have to watch and worry. Comes with the territory.


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PharmGeek 06-02-2015 07:06 PM

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Besides fitting on lafumas - they fit on the helinox :)

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PurdueMom 06-19-2015 09:01 PM

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I've enjoyed this thread from the beginning and am now Attachment 241119ready to offer a suggestion. After only a few minutes we knew REI's Hang Time Chair was perfect! Each costs $55. Accompanying it is a wood topped table for $65. The chairs offer comfort for me at 5'5" and for my husband at 6'1. One's body is in perfect position to comfortably hold a book or even take a snooze. Happy, happy, happy with our new acquisition! I encourage you to give them consideration if you are ready for a positive change in leisure time seating.

Allyson

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PharmGeek 06-22-2015 09:48 PM

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Those look interesting!! Nice review!

Also - my alps side kick tables arrived in time for my current trip and I am loving them.

They are smaller than the Walmart offering but are perfect as a spot for a drink and a book or even a step stool if you are sub 200 lbs

I used them to prep my awning in place of using the zip Dee rod thing and they seem sturdy for me (155 lbs though)

Regardless of that though - they are very small when folded up - light - perfect addition for us!

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Tincampers 06-23-2015 05:43 PM

Well, not quite a year later and my Walmart zero gravity chairs are beginning to fail. You can no longer lean back and lock them into place. The locks will immediately begin to unlock all on their own giving you a nasty surprise. The search resumes.

PharmGeek 06-23-2015 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mrprez (Post 1641301)
Well, not quite a year later and my Walmart zero gravity chairs are beginning to fail. You can no longer lean back and lock them into place. The locks will immediately begin to unlock all on their own giving you a nasty surprise. The search resumes.


Sorry to hear that!

Let us know what you go with moving forward.




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PharmGeek 06-23-2015 08:48 PM

The zero gravity chairs are space hogs but we cannot live without them....period!


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urnmor 06-24-2015 07:28 AM

I would recommend that you look at the Lafauma chairs and or an LL Bean one. I have two La Fauma one for three years an the other I bought last year. They have both held up great. The LL Bean did too, however, it grew legs and walked to my son's house.

Mowabb 07-10-2015 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by PharmGeek (Post 1641411)
The zero gravity chairs are space hogs but we cannot live without them....period!


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They are a bit cumbersome to transport, but if you store them vertically against the truck bed it really helps with the space hog issues. Nothing like them once you arrive at camp and are all set up. Well worth the slight hassle. 👍🏻

Lara Me 07-17-2015 01:49 AM

Several years on and the Kermit chairs are still mint, working, and comfy. Get what you pay for, even if you have to cry a little up front.

Roadtech 07-17-2015 10:36 AM

Same experience here with the Kermits. Love them.

Panama Red 07-17-2015 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Lara Me (Post 1653525)
Several years on and the Kermit chairs are still mint, working, and comfy. Get what you pay for, even if you have to cry a little up front.

So, I'm thinking, "I better go check out this awesome chair..."

I cried a little and didn't even buy them. They look great, but, man! That price...

-Red, too tight for his own good...

Roadtech 07-17-2015 01:10 PM

The Kermits will last a lifetime, so cost per year is very low...


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