How is the "lounging?" - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-12-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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How is the "lounging?"

I've spoken to a few forum members with various sized egg campers and one thing that was mentioned was lack of comfortable seating inside. Seems like even the biggest egg campers only have either a bed or a dinette to sit (or both if you have a large egg).

Something tells me trying to sit on the bed or in the dinette for a few hours(maybe too buggy outside, or bad weather, or you just want privacy) may not be as good as those nice captain chairs or sofas found in more traditional TTs.

How has it worked out for couples out there on the road while fulltiming or out there for extended periods? Thanks!

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Old 05-12-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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Hey Bester,
There is always the Casita Freedom deluxe which has two captains chairs. I spent 2+ months in Florida this past winter in a Spirit Deluxe and the upright
Seating position can get a little tiring, I simply placed my sink cover behind my back at a slight angle and this helps a great deal. Some owners have built a wedge which they place behind their cushions. Hope that helps. Peace.

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:22 PM   #3
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We have a Casita captain chair in our Uhaul. It's not all that great. We have comfortable camp chairs that we use outside or in our screen room
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:25 PM   #4
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Leave the bed down and have lots of pillows!! Very comfortable to spend a rainy day reading.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #5
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I put the side dinette down, use a few throw pillows, and relax. I use a couple of those plastic folding stools if I want sit, that way I can put my feet down. I can always manage to fall asleep. Carl
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:14 PM   #6
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How is the "lounging?"

The front sofa/bunk in my Scamp is surprisingly comfortable. The tall backrest sits at a nice angle when lowered. The bench cushion is anchored by the kitchen cabinets and screen door frame so nothing slides around. Add a pillow or two and I'm all set for a movie, book, or laptop session.

On the other hand, the rear dinette seats, with short, vertical back rests and cushions prone to sliding around, are good for long enough to eat a meal, no more.

Neither is Lazy Boy comfortable. For that you need a larger trailer or one of those anti-gravity folding recliners outside. I have one at home, a hand-me-down, but decided it's too heavy and bulky to take camping.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:37 PM   #7
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I removed the dinette table and have a small folding table if I need one. I made 4"x30" and 20"x30" pieces of 3/4" plywood that span the benches and carry a couple pillows which can all be set up in numerous configurations to lounge, such as a pillow behind my back and my legs propped up on a cushion which sets atop the plywood. Move a cushion onto the larger plywood and take a nap , and I'm sure I'll have more ideas and mods!
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:48 PM   #8
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There's several different things that I do. If it's raining and cold enough to keep me inside it's nice to find a local museum spend time at. Another thing is if the weather is too bad, I move on.
When I do stay in the trailer the dinette is up and reading, computing, or just sitting and conversing. Another thing I do is sit on the couch and pull out the Mountain Dulcimer and make music.
What ever I do it's more comfortable than living in a backpacking tent so we're happy.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:52 PM   #9
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One of the things that sold us on the Lil Snoozy was the comfortable couch. We spend 5 month each year in the trailer and find it very doable. The full time home sized queen bed was another.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:35 PM   #10
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To each his own. We found the LiL Snoozy very comfortable except for the couch. I bought a couple of Casita captains chairs and built in a dinette in place of the couch.

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Old 05-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #11
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Everyone's different. 's camp's front couch is very comfortable. The dinette not as much however with a two person dinette table it' 's more comfortable. Also we have a pillow and additional cushion for the dinette.

If it's raining we can always get in bed and watch something on Netflix.

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Old 05-14-2016, 08:41 PM   #12
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We loved our Casita Freedom for lounging. Had a great 8 years in it. We were worried about giving up the captains chairs but find the huge dinette in the 21 Escape very comfortable. Lots of pillows, you can even put your feet up and folks who have the ushape dinette option and don't have the table up have been know to take naps on it! Best to go to a rally if you can and check out different models.

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Old 05-14-2016, 11:30 PM   #13
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We love the gaucho bed arrangement in our Bigfoot. During the day it's a nice couch for lunging about,. but we've made the plunge and have ordered a new Escape 19. Our current plan is to have a u-shaped convertible dinette/bed in the back so we can have the "lounge" in the day time and a queen size bed at night. The best of both worlds?
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:22 AM   #14
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In any new trailer I buy, I would like to have enough aisle width for my zero gravity lounger, or room somewhere for a nice recliner. The typical bench seats are too straight for my comfort: rigid horizontal seat and vertical back. To be comfortable, they would need to have the seat slope down a bit in the rear and have the back angled about 25 degrees or so from vertical. Oh, and the bench seats tend to be too high for my rather short legs (I'm 5'8") also.

This summer, since I'm in between travel trailers right now, I plan to camp in my Lil Hauley. I have a comfy cot for sleeping. For sitting, I have my zero gravity lounger, and I might possibly take my Benchmaster swivel recliner with ottoman (it's like this, only in dark brown) Click image for larger version

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ID:	95181 since I have so much room in the Hauley. And I found a refurb'd portable A/C unit to keep me cool during the upcoming July stay in Zion's Watchman CG. About the only thing I'm really lacking is indoor plumbing. There's the porta potty, of course, but I haven't rigged up a sink with tanks (yet).

The Benchmaster chairs are pretty compact when upright, and I see that they now also have some with built-in folding footrests. Surprisingly comfortable chairs for the price ($200-$300). Seems like there ought to be a way to shoehorn one into a Casita or something...

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