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Old 05-01-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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Camping furniture. It's all over, but we need special stuff that fits within our weight and size limits here.

I want new chairs. NOT the heavy foldy canvas ones that mold in a drizzle. Yes, they come in festive colors, but they are a pain to pull out of thier equally moldy bags, set up and so heavy!

I want webbed aluminum chairs. The kind we all had 20 of in our garage. One fold out from it's almost envelope flatness. WALLA!!!! instant bottom placement. No folding, no stuffing, no draining, no sneezing.

Ones that were so easy to find just a couple years ago. Everyone had them, from Home Depot to the corner grocery store. At about 7 bucks each. (Oh, to have a Fred Meyers here.. I bet THEY have them!)

The kind that weigh, oh, 3 oz.

Try finding one now!!!!

Did they go out of style and I just not notice? Is it a California thing? I haven't looked in Oregon, as lawn furniture, no matter how cheap and easy, is not on the NTSB pass list for airport security. (I haven't actually looked, but I bet they would make a new rule right on the spot)

I have one left. (The dogs ate my others) Anyone have a source? Here is what I found on eBay

Now they are "Vinatge"... and expensive!!!
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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Aluminum frames, right? It's all plastic now!
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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I have a hard time folding those plastic (Resin) ones!

Guess I could stack em on the tongue.. for someone to steal LOL!
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Aluminum frames, right?
We can't deprive Coca-Cola of their valueable aluminum cans just so we can sit down, now can we?
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #5
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Hi Gina

We had two of the aluminum chairs with the webbing.. Bonnie and Taoward have been looking all over for them and they were at our home Friday night... Guess where the chairs are now. I think you've got it...
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:31 PM   #6
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Get with the times Gina.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:33 PM   #7
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sheez.. I am just not hip.

What-EV-er!!!!
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:37 PM   #8
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i just bought 4 at walmart 8.95 ea...
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:39 PM   #9
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I'll give ya 10 each if ya ship!

They are not to be had at the Wally Worlds here. They have webbed ones, but they are steel framed and heavy.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #10
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ours has those to but the light weight ones sell out so fast they keep ordering them...i found 2 with green webbing and 2 with yellow just could not pass them up reminded me of the early 60s..
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:50 AM   #11
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Yard sale or flea market. They practically give them away. I almost bought 4 aluminum with redwood slat seat and back. Very retro and light. $20 for 4 at an antique dealer. (gone the next day) I guess we're all getting old...er.
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:31 AM   #12
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How FUN it is to be on this forum and meet iconoclasts! In the re-decorating of our scamp, I not only wanted, like you, aluminum/ plastic, easy- clean, lightweight, foldable chairs. But they also had to be the right COLOR! LOL

I did find some at our local hardware store- white painted aluminum frame, blue "webbing".
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:23 AM   #13
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Gina, lightweight, easy to set up...perfect! I am getting old and I do know it!

These are the perfect items for a box of some sort at the front of the camper, no?
The ones I have scratch up the camper terribly when they are inside when I'm on the road. They fill up the trunk and I just think they should go in a plastic box outside.

Any ideas from all you that do use these chairs on a box that would work outside?
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:24 AM   #14
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How FUN it is to be on this forum and meet iconoclasts! In the re-decorating of our scamp, I not only wanted, like you, aluminum/ plastic, easy- clean, lightweight, foldable chairs. But they also had to be the right COLOR! LOL

I did find some at our local hardware store- white painted aluminum frame, blue "webbing".

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Old 05-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #15
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Not a webbed chair, but lightweight, comfortable, and folds nice and flat:

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:A_GIgN...17&client=opera

My friend and I were catching baby sturgeon (and releasing them) from the fish deck of his boat last week without getting out of these chairs. We'd have probably had to stand up for a keeper.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #16
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Thanks, but heres the problem. I want to get away from fabric. It gets all icky and stuff when it gets damp.

Whydya think I don't have a pop up????
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:41 PM   #17
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Not a webbed chair, but lightweight, comfortable, and folds nice and flat:

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:A_GIgN...17&client=opera

My friend and I were catching baby sturgeon (and releasing them) from the fish deck of his boat last week without getting out of these chairs. We'd have probably had to stand up for a keeper.
Love these chairs, they are oversized and comfy!

I used these chairs in a client's media room and had the cloth backs removed and customized for the couple. I think I went with a take off Speilberg and some other director, incorporating the clients name.

One could have the fellow who is embroidering the caps at this website, do the same on the back of the chairs...could be fun to see Boler on the back!

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Old 05-02-2006, 06:43 PM   #18
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Hey, Gina,

If it's plastic you want... Gina's rocking chair!



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Old 05-03-2006, 07:09 AM   #20
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You're not getting old Gina.. check this out:

Web Chair Sorrow..

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