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Old 02-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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We're looking for comfortable chairs to use when travelling. Chuck, editor of RVtravel.net has mentioned Strongback chairs. Anyone have experience with them? Thanks
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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I like these
Amazon.com: zero gravity chairs
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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zero gravity chairs

Thanks. We already have two. They're fine for outside but totally inappropriate for use inside our Egg Camper. They take up way too much space.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Sorry don't have any suggestions for you. Except that two of any folding chair may be too tight for inside an egg. There are some great mods of people adding captain/swivel chairs to their bench seats. Can't find the links though.

Very interested in any feed back from others on the Strongback though...looks like an item i need.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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These chairs might work for you. We have a couple, and they are a quality built chair, though a bit pricey, especially with the leg extensions. I bought them mostly for the size they pack down to (4" BY 6" BY 22"), which stows really nice, and doubles as a luxury item for canoe trips. They are real popular in with motorcycle touring folk.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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Check out ALPS Chairs. We find them a comfort choice for camping.
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The Strongback chairs certainly look much better than the usual folders. I wonder why it took so long for someone to incorporate a curved back like that into a camp chair. It seems worth a try. If there's no shipping break for buying two, why not get just one to start and you can both try it.
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Bob and Grace,

Your Egg Camper has a huge internal volume, certainly compared to my Scamp, almost 2 feet wider and a lot taller. It seems it should be possible to have a layout with 2 comfortable chairs.

Every time I go to the Eggcamper site it has not changed one bit since I started looking at it some years ago, a single sterile layout.

Have you ever approached them about a possible solution.

I approached Scamp about a more considered solution and got no response but certainly there is a market for a smallish trailer designed for two travelers wanting a little comfort. Maybe the EggCamper people would be interested.
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My only problem with these chairs is that its hard to read a book in them. They're so comfortable, I just doze right off.
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We're looking for comfortable chairs to use when travelling. Chuck, editor of RVtravel.net has mentioned Strongback chairs. Anyone have experience with them? Thanks
There are numerous ways to do this, we have a friend that took 2 of the plastic lawn chairs and cut the legs off, (you know the ones I mean, when you sit in them they feel like the legs collapse), mounted the short (!" high) boat swivels to them and then mounted them to the cabinets, I was surprised they were so comfortable. I had 2 old roll around kitchen chairs and mounted them on the same swivels and here is the way they came out.
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I have a Strongback chair and it is the best camping seat I've ever had. It provides needed support for my ailing back). If my memory is serving me properly I got it at Walmart a couple of years ago. It seems a bit heavier than the basic folding chairs we also have, but lighter than the zero gravity style.

I too am in the group that FGRV manufacturers seem to ignore - thosse of us who want a small, light to tow camper with some thought given to comfort for two! I wonder why they don't come out with one with comfortable seating and a bed that doesn't require one person to climb over the other to get in and out?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:05 AM   #12
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Our solution to seating

Soon after our purchace of a new 5er in 96 we decided that those bench seats werent for us to relax on afetr a days traveling so this is what we did moved fresh water to center under table. Our slogan is "sleeps 8 2 at a time"
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Soon after our purchace of a new 5er in 96 we decided that those bench seats werent for us to relax on afetr a days traveling so this is what we did moved fresh water to center under table. Our slogan is "sleeps 8 2 at a time"
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #14
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We've used those office chairs in other trailers but absolutely won't work in an Egg Camper. The dinette seats are molded in as part of one inside wall. Aside from that, there would be no way to use on one side of the dinette even if the water tank was moved because the wheel well is right there taking up space that would be needed for a chair. Will probably give the Strongback a try. We'll either get another if we like it or return it if we don't like it. Thanks all for your responses.
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