We've been having trouble with our chairs lately....Eldy's rocker, is on its last legs...GASP! He absolutely LOVES his rocker, but the sun has deteriorated the fabric so much that it's coming apart. Sparky did a hand sewn repair job once, but maybe it's time to get another one.
|Repair lasted for awhile
Off to Camping World! Not only are we having chair problems, but we're having BACK problems, Sparky, mostly. Back in October, we bought a foam mattress. It was supposed to be ofexcellent quality, not on the cost factor of a Memory Foam mattress, but dense enough to be of good support. HA! Here we are six months later, and the foam is permanently indented with our shapes and it's not recovering. Sparky's back is painfully reacting daily to having slept poorly supported on the mattress so we're going to try and replace it with a sleep number bed. According to the mattress people we purchased the foam mattress from, it is guaranteed for a certain number of years, but the dents have to be ridiculous in depth, and we can't wait till we get back to Indiana (another six months) to complain and fuss and probably no avail. You can't tell the dents are there by looking at it, but you certainly can when you lay on it! So we are investigating the Sleep Number Bed at Camping World today as well. We had one in the old coach and it was WAY better than this darn foam mattress! They will get rid of the old mattress for us, but can't donate it to a good cause because of health rules and regulations. Somebody probably wouldn't have minded a foam mattress less than seven months old for a spare bed, but that's the rules. At least we don't have to cut it up ourselves which is what the Sleep Number Bed Store in Sarasota said we should do with it! They told us that the Sleep Number Bed Stores do not keep ANY beds in stock. You have to order it through the store and pick it up yourself. That surprised us. It seems that the local store/company did not have any interest in providing customer service. So we decided to go with Camping World and an RV Sleep Number Bed, which only has one model of bed but multiple sizes to choose from, specifically for RV's.
A short time later and a visit to the HUGE Lazy Days/Camping World facility in Tampa, and we are on the way to replacing the mattress with a Sleep Number bed...it's on SALE, the installation is on SALE, so it's a done deal. WE'LL TAKE IT!..Back we go Tuesday for the install...Sure hope this helps Sparky's back!
After looking at lots of different reclining chairs, it appears that the really nice fabric on the chairs that Camping World offers is probably going to see some hard wear being pulled in and out of the bays. They don't have the open mesh style any more, at least not on the floor. The cloth fabric seems like it could easily snag, and Sparky just decided she isn't using her recliner zero gravity chair much for naps or kicking back. She LIKES this black Coleman chair a LOT and it's extremely comfortable to sit in. SOLD! And this time, we decided to purchase the warranty package for a few extra dollars in case we have problems with fabric or frame. Out of three chairs we have purchased in the last three years, all three have had problems within the first two years...Design is mainly the problem, and sun and weather/rain damage has caused the rest. Might as well get Eldo a new rocker. Maybe we'll spray it with fabric protectant coating and that will help it last longer. We're good to go now!