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Another vote for the chairs from Cabels's. We've got 2 and they are great.


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We bought two Faulkner zero grav chairs. Mighty comfy. In a year of fulltime RVing we have used them twice. Now ready for the garbage. They are expensive and heavy and a real pain to deal with. When they go in the garbage - excuse me, trash - I will replace them with some simple light-weight chairs.





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Make sure whatever you buy fits in your storage compartment. Mine from COSTCO didn't.

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I got my Lafuma because it was the lightest one on the market at that time. Did you go to their website? Sometimes they have clearances. Good luck.


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Here's another issue with the chairs you might want to consider.

I bought 1 chair and asked my husband if he wanted one also but he didn't.. until he tried mine out and then it was apparent he needed his own if I was going to get a chance to sit in mine. We don't own the expensive brand but are happy with the 2 we have.

As we have a smaller 5th wheel, storage space is an issue. We travel with our chairs inside the trailer but hauling them in and out the door was a pain. The chairs are heavier that your regular lawn chair and somewhat awkward to carry. You need to grab the chairs in the right spot or they want to open up.

Then I found some resonably priced tote bags made for the anti-gravity type chairs. Great buy! Now we lay the tote on the picnic table, open it up and place the chair inside. Zip it and grab the handle on the bag and away we go. (I also like the fact that any dirt on the bottom of the chair is contained inside the closed bag)

Now instead of laying the chairs on the floor of the trailer and having to walk around them , we toss them up on the bed out of the way.

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All good advice; thanks guys. I'll try to test one before I buy. Problem is we don't have many stores that carry them around here. Every once in awhile you'll see one somewhere. There's a Cabelas about an hour away....might have to make the drive!!!!!


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I have LaFumas that are about 10 years old. Have not found another brand I feel is comfortable enough. These chairs have been through a fire and still work. The got smoked out in the compartment. But I do find it is heavy and only take it out when we will be around for a while...hopefully the newer ones are lighter.


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My vote is with Cabelas. We have had ours for a couple of years. Love them! Can't sit in them without wanting to take a nap!! LOL


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aw207 wrote:

Here's another issue with the chairs you might want to consider.

I bought 1 chair and asked my husband if he wanted one also but he didn't.. until he tried mine out and then it was apparent he needed his own if I was going to get a chance to sit in mine. We don't own the expensive brand but are happy with the 2 we have.

As we have a smaller 5th wheel, storage space is an issue. We travel with our chairs inside the trailer but hauling them in and out the door was a pain. The chairs are heavier that your regular lawn chair and somewhat awkward to carry. You need to grab the chairs in the right spot or they want to open up.

Then I found some resonably priced tote bags made for the anti-gravity type chairs. Great buy! Now we lay the tote on the picnic table, open it up and place the chair inside. Zip it and grab the handle on the bag and away we go. (I also like the fact that any dirt on the bottom of the chair is contained inside the closed bag)

Now instead of laying the chairs on the floor of the trailer and having to walk around them , we toss them up on the bed out of the way.


GREAT post, and also addresses my dilemma. I would put the chairs in the floor of the TT when leaving and the weight of them and bulk they were such a nuisance. I will try the bags you mention when I buy new ones.

They are heavy, but I like them enough to where I want to find a workaround, and this might be just the thing.

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Wish I could get more feedback on Faulkner. The ones listed in the dealer catalog and on most websites run about $115. I talked to my dealer today and they said they have them for $49 if they're bought directly from the parts dept.

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