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HOW FAR IS TO FAR? #674645
Tue Dec 20 2016 09:15 AM
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I know a lot of people travel a good distance to buy. Just wondering how far people are willing to drive or have driven for just a single item?


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674651
Tue Dec 20 2016 10:57 AM
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Drove non stop from S.C. to Seattle once,all for a girl who drove me crazy. wink


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674655
Tue Dec 20 2016 11:35 AM
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I drove from the Syracuse NY area to Pittsburgh area to pick up a sign. 5 hrs each way. I at least have family there so I spent a couple days with them to justify the trip...


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674656
Tue Dec 20 2016 11:38 AM
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my limit is about 3-6 hours for a single item. after that, U-Ship becomes my best friend


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674657
Tue Dec 20 2016 11:53 AM
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2700 miles non stop is pretty good.

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674659
Tue Dec 20 2016 12:55 PM
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HOW FAR IS TO FAR?

depends on what your going too get .. ... cool


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674660
Tue Dec 20 2016 12:57 PM
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I drove 8 hours one-way from Missouri to Michigan, in snow some of the way to pick up a neon sign that I didn't trust being shipped. Glad I did. Everything worked out fine. Just missed a wreck on a bridge in the snow in Michigan.

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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674661
Tue Dec 20 2016 01:00 PM
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Went to Southwestern Kansas, from Severn, MD; over the past Labor day weekend to pick up one Visible pump with a perfect blue cylinder. It was the only thing that I was going after until I started making phone calls to get appointments to stop by and look. Was able to buy in all but one stop. Along the way I bought stuff in Missouri and Oklahoma. Long trip but well worth it. Over 3100 miles on that run. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674664
Tue Dec 20 2016 01:53 PM
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1800 miles to buy one pump!


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674668
Tue Dec 20 2016 02:55 PM
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1566 miles to buy one pump.
1100 miles to buy 53 gallon drum.
How far is to far,well I guess its how bad you want it.


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674675
Tue Dec 20 2016 03:34 PM
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What Loyd said.....

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674680
Tue Dec 20 2016 04:16 PM
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I agree, really depends how bad you want it and also helps if it's a good deal. I've found a Esso pole still standing that is about 6hrs away. I really hate driving lol


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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674701
Tue Dec 20 2016 09:23 PM
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Dang Rick - 2839 (says google) non stop? Did ya get the girl?

How many days did it take? What was your fuel (not your cars) or was it just the adrenaline of anticipation?.

If you didn't get the girl it must have been one sad sorry trip back...

Re Petroliana: I'm surprised with all the packing/shipping nightmares that more of you don't go out of your way for that special one-of-a-kind bendable or breakable piece.

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Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie] #674709
Wed Dec 21 2016 01:09 AM
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Cheyenne to Phoenix, 1000 miles. Didn't get the globe.
Cheyenne to Wisconsin, 1000 miles. Got the globe.
Cheyenne to Chicago, 1000 miles. Got the globe.
Cheyenne to Des Moines, 630 miles. Got the can.
Mitch

Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Nicole] #674730
Wed Dec 21 2016 08:26 AM
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Took me 2 days..Got the girl,and the flu too. frown
Spent 2 weeks with her recovering and soon realized we weren't meant to be.
Drove home by myself and glad I did.Years later her & her fiancé got in a fight & she shot him in the knee.She went to jail & I never heard from her again.He still limps..

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