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Old 08-24-2016, 01:52 PM   #15
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Paul had a lovely mint green leisure suit--I shudder when I think of all the places he wore it, weddings, office meetings...Oh, man!

I believe it also had contrasting stitching. AND there were some lovely, shiny, polyester print shirts that picked up the lovely mint green and added every other color in the crayon box to go with. Don't know what pattern it was, abstract, maybe?

Not sure about the lumbar support; our camp chairs cut into the backs of my thighs after a while--maybe I'm too height challenged for them. will give that some thought. Waiting for your review of these Strongbacks. Good camp chairs seem fairly important...
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:44 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=GregandTeresa;605517]Ha...don't let anyone ever tell you that two good ole boys from Tennessee can't be styling

And that is good to know about the chair, can't wait to get it and try it out.[/

I had a muted green leisure suit - my favorite. Northern Norwegian Bachelor Farmers are a little bit more reserved, eh?
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:37 PM   #17
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I definitely had a few of those shirts myself. They were considered haute couture at the time .

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Paul had a lovely mint green leisure suit--I shudder when I think of all the places he wore it, weddings, office meetings...Oh, man!

I believe it also had contrasting stitching. AND there were some lovely, shiny, polyester print shirts that picked up the lovely mint green and added every other color in the crayon box to go with. Don't know what pattern it was, abstract, maybe?

Not sure about the lumbar support; our camp chairs cut into the backs of my thighs after a while--maybe I'm too height challenged for them. will give that some thought. Waiting for your review of these Strongbacks. Good camp chairs seem fairly important...
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Those shirts--oh, yes, if you had the suit, you HAD to have the shirts to go with! I thought it was all very super back then, too...But being in our 20s did make us look a lot cooler than otherwise.

Imagine wearing one of those somewhere today, the suit set. Sometimes those suits even had matching vests. Not to mention the white shoes and belt that were often worn with them.

I, too, like to match accessories to the trailer; right now my folding chair is bright pink; it's the only pink thing we have for Peanut, and is fairly uncomfortable. Better than a rock, or the ground, but if we can find a better chair it might be worth the cost. Gray would work.
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I have had mine for about 5 years. We go to several multi-day bluegrass festivals and I can sit in this chair all day with no discomfort. I bought one for my wife, but her feet don't reach the ground so she has to slouch a bit and it is not as comfortable for her.
Hey Dick & Joanne! My hubby and I are really into the bluegrass too. We just stumbled across a bluegrass festival in Payson Arizone. It's the 24th & 25 of June. We will be staying at Point of Rocks campground next year.
Hope to see you there

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UPS delivered our chair yesterday. I only had a couple of minutes to actually sit in it last night, so more "research" is going to be needed before I pass final judgement.

I will say that my initial feeling was that it was not comfortable. But I think that is because I'm not really used to sitting with proper posture and ergonomics, and this chair kind of forces you to sit that way.

We spent a night camping this past weekend, and the cheap chair that I lounged in really did hurt my back after a while. So I'm hopeful that as I try this chair out and get used to sitting properly I will like it.

I'll come back with more feedback later.
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If it doesn't work out I highly recommend the Kijaro chair.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Kijar...ir/1245257.uts

By far most comfortable "bag" chairs we have ever owned! Plus, it comes in lime green!! :-)


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Old 09-01-2016, 07:50 AM   #22
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Strongback Elite is going back to LL Bean

Well, I spent about 30 minutes in the chair last night, and by that time my back was hurting and my legs were tingling. So this is obviously not the chair for me.

I really did want to like this chair, because it feels very well made, but with those results, I'm better off keeping my cheapo big box store chair for now.

So the chair will be shipped back tomorrow, and the hunt continues for a comfortable chair.
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And I didn't want to spend $100 without sitting in it first.
We spent even more on the Kermit chairs without using, just chatting with folks who owned them, and could not be happier with the usefulness and comfort of these chairs.

Just like my Escape 19, bought it purely based on referral having never been in one. One of the best decisions I ever made.
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We spent even more on the Kermit chairs without using, just chatting with folks who owned them, and could not be happier with the usefulness and comfort of these chairs.

Just like my Escape 19, bought it purely based on referral having never been in one. One of the best decisions I ever made.
Jim, we put in our initial Escape order for a 17B, having never even been inside a fiberglass RV of any sort. Shortly thereafter, we went to a local Egg gathering and hung out in an Escape 19, a Casita 17 and a Scamp 13 and 16.

We quickly realized that we did not like the carpet on the walls/ceiling of the Casita and Scamp, so were glad that we had decided on the Escape.

We kept the 17B on order until about a month before our build sheet was due, and then decided that we really wanted the 19 so upgraded our order, and now that we have it, are thrilled that we changed our minds.

The 17B would have been fine for us for now with the shorter trips that we take, but when we retire we would have wanted more room.
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Those shirts--oh, yes, if you had the suit, you HAD to have the shirts to go with! I thought it was all very super back then, too...But being in our 20s did make us look a lot cooler than otherwise.

Imagine wearing one of those somewhere today, the suit set. Sometimes those suits even had matching vests. Not to mention the white shoes and belt that were often worn with them.
No suit, no shoes, no belt.

I will, however, take the fifth on lime-green Nehru shirts.

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We just bought a pair of GCI outdoor freestyle rocker chairs for $50 each delivered. They are a bit heavier and perhaps a bit more cumbersome to store than some folding chairs.

They also need to be placed on pretty level ground; if the ground slopes away in front of you, you tend to feel like you are going to pitch forward.

That said, we recently used them for ten days on the road and are quite happy with them. Just another option...
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We just bought a pair of GCI outdoor freestyle rocker chairs for $50 each delivered. They are a bit heavier and perhaps a bit more cumbersome to store than some folding chairs.

They also need to be placed on pretty level ground; if the ground slopes away in front of you, you tend to feel like you are going to pitch forward.

That said, we recently used them for ten days on the road and are quite happy with them. Just another option...
Excellent point, and I realized our chairs have the opposite problem--if the ground slopes away behind us at all, Paul can barely get out of the chair and I need his help to get out of mine.
So we've learned to watch that ground slope. Still...they're tricky.

Soooooo, next time we deploy these things, I'll ask Paul to place two of our plastic jack stand pads under the hind legs. Voila!
Thanks for the lightbulb!
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Thanks for the lightbulb!
You are welcome. I enjoy many posts here that provide a completely different perspective from my own as my own light bulb often runs well under specified voltage.
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I hear you; the specified voltage on my light bulb rubbed off from use a long time ago.
So new bulbs are appreciated!
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