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#674645 - Tue Dec 20 2016 10:15 AM HOW FAR IS TO FAR?
vwbusjukie Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 11 2014
Loc: Tennessee
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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#674651 - Tue Dec 20 2016 11:57 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Drove non stop from S.C. to Seattle once,all for a girl who drove me crazy. wink
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#674655 - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:35 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
nochevys Online   cool
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
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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#674656 - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:38 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
my limit is about 3-6 hours for a single item. after that, U-Ship becomes my best friend
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#674657 - Tue Dec 20 2016 12:53 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
intagas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 16 2007
Loc: NJ USA
2700 miles non stop is pretty good.

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#674659 - Tue Dec 20 2016 01:55 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
HOW FAR IS TO FAR?

depends on what your going too get .. ... cool
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#674660 - Tue Dec 20 2016 01:57 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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#674661 - Tue Dec 20 2016 02:00 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
gasmansgp Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
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

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#674664 - Tue Dec 20 2016 02:53 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
1800 miles to buy one pump!
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#674668 - Tue Dec 20 2016 03:55 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Loyd Pierce Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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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#674675 - Tue Dec 20 2016 04:34 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
What Loyd said.....

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#674680 - Tue Dec 20 2016 05:16 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
vwbusjukie Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 11 2014
Loc: Tennessee
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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#674701 - Tue Dec 20 2016 10:23 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Nicole Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
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.


Edited by Nicole (Tue Dec 20 2016 10:26 PM)

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#674709 - Wed Dec 21 2016 02:09 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
67Chev4X4 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
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

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#674730 - Wed Dec 21 2016 09:26 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Nicole]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
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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