Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chairs, Chairs, and more Chairs

Is the problem the chairs? Or is it us?

When we bought this RV in September 2008, it had a couch, a dining room table with four heavy, uncomfortable chairs, and two large, ugly, heavy, and very uncomfortable recliners. We quickly (like within a week) got rid of the couch. We got rid of the recliners and bought some very inexpensive chairs to replace them before we went on the road full time in January 2009.

By October 2009, we knew those chairs were worthless, so we bought these relatively expensive Lane chairs when we got to Mesa.

During early 2010 we got rid of the dining room table and chairs and had a custom-made desk and table built for the dining room. Without a couch, the chairs are where we sit almost all the time we are awake in the RV. By October 2011, those Lane chairs were sagging, with the seats needing extra padding. And the leather was loosing its color. So we replaced them with less expensive chairs last fall.

You can probably guess where this is going. By this summer, those chairs were sagging and one was wiggling on its base. We had owned La Z Boy chairs in our house and RVing friends Art and Connie suggested we look at some of the smaller La Z Boys. We thought they would be too large or too heavy, but we decided to look.

That was all it took. Today we drove to their warehouse and had two chairs loaded into our truck.

After moving last year's chairs out onto the patio

we set up the new chairs. Since they have no ottoman, we have more space in the RV. And they are comfortable. We just hope they last more than a year or two.

1 comment:

  1. We also took out our couch. Hope to take out the dining table and get a custom desk also. My husband loves his wall hugger Lazy Boy recliner.