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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

I don't expect kids of today to remember the story of Goldilocks, not with all their video games and text messaging, but for those of us old enough to own a recreational vehicle, this might make some sense to you.

I've been on a quest for the last several years to find the perfect lounge chair for carrying in our Journey.  It has to be comfortable, easy to use, store and has to be reasonably priced.

My first attempt was a Walmart special, it was $15.  It was light and folded up nicely, sliding easily into my basement storage compartment.  

I thought these were a great deal, in fact I bought two of them, a Republican chair (a red one) and a Democrat chair (a blue one).  I opened the chairs up at our campsite, got my book and a Diet Coke and sat down to enjoy a nice day.  Until I found myself upside down with my you-know-what in the air and bathed in Diet Coke.  The chairs were too unstable.  Too small.

The next chair I won in a contest at Camping World.  It was the only thing I've ever won in my life (why couldn't it have been the lottery?).  It was free and it only cost me $115.

This is a really nice chair, it has a nice padded cushion, can be locked in any position you want and folds up nicely.  So how did a free chair cost me $115?

Seems that the chair found Marti and I competing for it, racing to see who could stake out the chair and leave the a**-over-teakettle chair for the other one.  I broke down and bought the second chair for $115. 

But, even though the chairs are so comfortable, they are way heavy, bulky and don't fit in any of our basement storage compartments.  They either live in our garage or are carried in the toad, bumping out the scooters.  They were too good to be true.  Too big.

On with the search.  Wandering around the aisles of a Cabela's Outdoor store, I found this chair.

It is very sturdy, lightweight, easy folding and fits nicely in a compartment, all for $30.  It is not quite as comfortable as the big chair, but still does a great job of being cushy on the tushy.  Just right.

So there you have it, too big, too small and just right.  Bet you didn't think I could bend a fairytale into an RV topic. ;c)

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  1. There you go! A fellow lazy bones did some work for me....and you didn't even know it! I've wanted an rv chair, but have been too lazy to do the research. Thanks! Oh, and BTW...put the popcorn away, the dog doesn't appreciate you using it as a scapegoat ;)

  2. Ditto on Nellie's comment. We've been looking for chairs ourselves. I really like Howard & Linda's chairs, but I believe they're pretty pricey. The one's you have from Cabella's look just right :)