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    Why the heavy chairs?

    Why does Heartland install such heavy chairs in the living room when weight is at a premium? They must be moved to retract the slides and it is a struggle to move them. They even have little knobs on the bottom of the ring to dig into the carpet. Lazy Boy makes a very comfortable recliner that weighs less that half of what these chairs from Flair do. The extra weigh is not necessary to keep them in place. I had Lazy Boy recliners in the back of my previous 5er and they did not move around. Never had to move one to extend the slide, and they were not strapped down.

    If anyone want to buy some leather recliners I have two for sale because I have replace these with Lazy Boy recliners.

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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    $ No doubt the Lazy Boys are more expensive than the Flairs!
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    We also took the recliners out of our coach and replaced them with Lane Euro chairs. I didn't sale the recliners cuz everytime we trade, I put them back into the coach and put the euro chairs into the next coach.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    We replaced our two recliners with a wall hugger love seat. It's lightweight, fits right up against the window/wall, and can fully recline without us needing to move it.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    We replaced the sofa sleeper with a love seat wall hugger with recliners. We replaced the chairs with some Euro style. Love the new set up.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    I bought a set of the plastic bottomed furniture slides you see on TV. Paid $3.99, I think Walmart carries them. My Flair chairs slide beautifully on the carpet with no effort. I also use them on my grill to push it to the back of my basement on the carpetted floor.

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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    My recliners which are swivel also, had 8 rubbers bumpers on the bottom of the round metal frame which i removed. The chairs are much easier to move around but still not a one finger job.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    I've found, even with the Flair frisbees under them, there is a technique to moving them relatively easily. Push or pull them at the bottom of the chair, where the foot rest is. Grasp the top and bottom of it when you do and it will move. Trying to move it by pushing on the backrest doesn't work so good. Unfortunately, it requires you to bend or get down on your knees to do it.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    Quote Originally Posted by donr827 View Post
    My recliners which are swivel also, had 8 rubbers bumpers on the bottom of the round metal frame which i removed. The chairs are much easier to move around but still not a one finger job.
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    Re: Why the heavy chairs?

    Hmmm. I just figure the moving and stowing is part of the setup and take down of moving our fiver, with the recliners. What worries me is making sure they are stowed tight enough to the back wall that the slides don't catch them (did on one side - ouch!). I find that grabbing them from the bottom and moving then there is the best. We don't strap them in though, never have had to. We thought of switching the couch and recliners around, but the couch won't fit in the back with the slides. That seems like the best position for the couch with the bed extended.
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