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Old 07-13-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Sometimes I think I come up with the stupidest questions. But this one matters.....

We've had one actual trip in the 5'er. Now we need to cut weight and space. Not drastically maybe, but something has gotta go.

DW and I are in a knockdown, dragout, in your face, spitting, punching, shouting match over..........CHAIRS! (no we ain't, but I got your attention). She has FOUR (count 'em, 1, 2, 3, 4) of those zero-gravity chairs. She has 2 straight back folding chairs, and 3 of those bag/folding chairs. I asked her what the HECK? (I shoulda used a different tone, just a suggestion for your newly weds).......

She thinks that we NEED these 'in case someone comes to visit'. I asked her if she thought that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was coming? Or her high school class??? (That led to the punching, to be honest! )

I think we need two chairs because we have two butts.

I want a LOT of visitors. Y'all are all welcome. But I figure you will bring your own chairs. OK, OK, I'll agree to no more than two of those bag chairs, just so you won't have to sit on an ice chest (which is not a bad thing, IMHO).

These things are not eating that much weight, but they're killing the basement space!

So how do y'all handle this? Do you carry enough chairs for guests???
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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Nope. No way.....you aren't draggin us into your losing battle!!!

Well we carry 4...2 lounging types and 2 more upright. I am told that is all we need....

So yes if we come to visit we will bring our own chairs....and maybe extra!
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #3
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Now that's funny the wife and I just went thru the very same thing and for the record I WON ( but don't tell her that ) I took out the zero gravity chairs and only carry 4 bag chairs but they are bigger ones from Cabellas
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Oh great. Now I'm the bad boy for not providing for my guests!

I can see it now......"Yes Dear. Yes, you were right, dear. Yes, we can go get a used church pew for big families to sit on. Sure, get one more big chair cause it's on sale".

Sigh.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:29 PM   #5
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Nope. No way.....you aren't draggin us into your losing battle!!!

Well we carry 4...2 lounging types and 2 more upright. I am told that is all we need....

So yes if we come to visit we will bring our own chairs....and maybe extra!
X2...that's about right, especially if you're storage space or cargo weight is limited
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When we traveled we always seemed to have more chairs than we needed. We are a family of 5 but most of the time the kids were off doing something else so we had extra. They were all bag chairs though so they didn't take up much room.

We always seem to be able to find enough seating for everyone. Between the chairs, the picnic table, coolers, tree stumps and the trailer steps there is always a place for everyone.
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Oh great. Now I'm the bad boy for not providing for my guests!

I can see it now......"Yes Dear. Yes, you were right, dear. Yes, we can go get a used church pew for big families to sit on. Sure, get one more big chair cause it's on sale".

Sigh.


Funny thing is "we" decided that there was no need for 4 dinette chairs, so 2 stay at home.....
Actually that was a good idea....more room!
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Of course this is another reason we have to have "extra" chairs....
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I usually carry a zero gravity lounger and enough bag chairs for the family members accompanying me on the trip and maybe one more in case one breaks, more for that reason than for potential company.

Other campers will usually have their own/same, that they can bring over to the campsite.

Now if you are expecting drive in guests (non-campers) then you may want to carry extra for them, as they probably won't think to bring their own.
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WM, as usual, your answers make the most sense.

I think that on this first trip, the chairs were for our various kids, who were driving in to visit and camp with us. So she took more. BUT, she is adamant that she is still going to take enough to be a good hostess (she is a good southern lady and not providing for guests would mortify her) no matter who shows up, and that she will cut the weight somewhere else if I just give her time.

So, excuse me, but when she found out I 'aired' this problem online, I now have to go find a steak for this black eye..........
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