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Old 06-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Outdoor recliners

We have been thinking about buying a pair of zero gravity outdoor recliners for use with our TT. The ones in the local stores look cheap, like they will rust the first time we leave them outside.

I also checked on Amazon, and a lot of units had bad reviews from a quality perspective.

I am wondering what brands/models fellow campers have and how happy they are with them??

Also, I am 6'2', 190#, so i need an XL model that will be comfortable for my tall body, and not all brands make them.

Finally, between the different options of > Mesh, Material, or Padded, which one makes the most sense in real use??
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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We have a set from Cabelas, after checking around and sitting in a few these seem to be the best, I am 6' 210lbs and also got an XL version and a regular one. After having them I can say the regular size works fine.
Now the bad side, after three seasons of using these only while camping and not leaving out in the rain ( always moved to under the awning or under the TT during rain) the rivet on the front of the handles (where the locks are) rusted through on both of them, not a big deal to fix I drilled out the rivet and put in a bolt, IMO that is how they should have built them, but beware from speaking with others that is where they all seem to fail,some in a year or less.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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I too have two from cabella's. I'm 6' 235 and have found the larger seats are more comfortable. We have had them for 3 years and they have held up nicely. The finish on the wood handles is starting to go, but not a big deal. I'm finding myself packing these chairs less and less because I do find them to be bulky, heavy and space killers. Hope this helps.
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I too have two from cabella's. I'm 6' 235 and have found the larger seats are more comfortable. We have had them for 3 years and they have held up nicely. The finish on the wood handles is starting to go, but not a big deal. I'm finding myself packing these chairs less and less because I do find them to be bulky, heavy and space killers. Hope this helps.
On the Cabalas site it appears that the XL size is the same height but just wider......is this correct???
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I am not sure of the brand I got but I purchased them at the RV show from www.billplemmonsrv.com in NC. They are rated for 350#, which is higher then most. We got the standard as the XL's were only wide not longer. Ours are also padded, which may be slightly warmer but you could easily fall asleep in them

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Get one that can lock in reclined position
The bottom leg bar bothers my Achilles tendon, solved by putting a piece of swim tube over it
Not as much a suggestion as an annoyance, most have no place to put your beer as they lack drink holders
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #6
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I am not sure of the brand I got but I purchased them at the RV show from www.billplemmonsrv.com in NC. They are rated for 350#, which is higher then most. We got the standard as the XL's were only wide not longer. Ours are also padded, which may be slightly warmer but you could easily fall asleep in them

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Get one that can lock in reclined position
The bottom leg bar bothers my Achilles tendon, solved by putting a piece of swim tube over it
Not as much a suggestion as an annoyance, most have no place to put your beer as they lack drink holders
Found a link Faulkner is the manufacturer, they have a few in regular and XL

http://www.amazonrv.com/ProductDetai...ID=76&MRID=777
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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Faulkner has terrible reviews lately on Amazon.....
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No problems with mine at this point. Used on 4 trips so far. It has even held my 6'7" 325# neighbor. I can say they are slightly heavy
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I purchased this model from Gander Mountain. Gander Mountainģ > Gander Mountain Zero Gravity Aluminum Lounger - Camping > Outdoor Furniture > Chairs :
Had it for a year now, with no isues to report. Put it under the awning at night. I'm 6' 4" and 255 lbs and this thing is very comfortable for my frame. It has a removable drink holder/tray which is nice. Love it!!!!!
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It has a removable drink holder/tray which is nice. Love it!!!!!
Why don't you rub it in!!!!
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On the Cabalas site it appears that the XL size is the same height but just wider......is this correct???
That's correct, they are only wider.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #12
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Lafuma RSX I'm 6' 4" 250 lbs....comfy. Bulky but worth the comfort.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #13
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We've had the XL ones from Cabela's for about a year now. Love them so much! Definitely hold 250lb+. Handles are getting worn/weathered but that seems cosmetic only. We use ours alot while at home too. Many a nap has been made in these wonderful chairs. Recently the strap for the pillow broke on one but hasn't bothered us much.
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We also have the chairs from Cabelas (not XL) but I think the only difference is the width. Very comfy.

We tried two from Kohl's when we had one of their 30% off coupons. Great deal. The chair was just OK but beware the armrests. The hard plastic was really uncomfortable after just 5 minutes. We returned them. I would never have imagined that to be an issue, but it was for us.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:56 AM   #15
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We got a couple at Bass Pro this spring and love them. I think they were "on sale" for about $50. They do take up extra room and are a bit heavier than I thought they'd be but IMO, worth it. These aren't padded but have a pillow for one's head.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:17 AM   #16
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I found the Zero Gravities to be heavy and bulky in transit, and take up way to much room when trying to fit everyone under the awning during rain shower or getting out of the sun.
These are better for us and just as comfortable to me, as they recline nicely.
Also comes in a wide size. Prime Products Plus Folding Chairs
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After using a friend's Big Wide Recliner from Camping World last fall I decided to buy one. When we went to the local Camping World earlier in the spring they had a couple that were being closed out because the cloth pattern wasn't very popular, so I grabbed one for $70. They are on sale now on their web site for $99 for President's Club members.

I have only had it for a couple of months, but my friends have had theirs for a couple of years without any issues.
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No affiliation, relation, ties, etc, etc, etc, with this company, but you might want to check ALPS Mountaineering. My wife was very specific about what COLOR chairs she wanted, she wanted it to match the awning mat. No idea how she found these guys. They seem to have a large selection of style and colors available. We ordered four of the Kong chairs, two lakeside, a lounger and a table. The four Kong chairs and the lounger arrived in two days. They seem very sturdy and well built. Again, no affiliation, relation, ties, etc, you might want to check out what they have to offer.
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I found the Zero Gravities to be heavy and bulky in transit, and take up way to much room when trying to fit everyone under the awning during rain shower or getting out of the sun.
These are better for us and just as comfortable to me, as they recline nicely.
Also comes in a wide size. Prime Products Plus Folding Chairs
the DW says it must be a recliner..........
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