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#674645 - Tue Dec 20 2016 10:15 AM HOW FAR IS TO FAR?
vwbusjukie Online   content
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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 Online   content
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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]
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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]
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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
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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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Description: Martin Senour after some neon repair


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#674661 - Tue Dec 20 2016 02:00 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
gasmansgp Offline
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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 Online   content
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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 Online   content
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
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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 Online   content
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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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#674732 - Wed Dec 21 2016 10:20 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
My dad, brother and nephew made a road trip once from Ohio to Colorado to get a Sinclair sign. They stopped by Whiteman AFB in Missouri on the way to pick me up. We went the rest of the way and ended up buying several more items. Saw three collections that trip, met some good people. I still have a sign I got that time. Some good memories. We also stopped in Sinclair Wyoming on the way out to see the Sinclair refinery.
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#674735 - Wed Dec 21 2016 10:52 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Cold Pizza]
Done4 Online   content
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Originally Posted By Cold Pizza
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..



Drove 8 hours from Michigan to Upper Wisconsin to pick-up a pump. When I got there the pump was gone, sold to another for $150.00 more than what he quoted me. Half way back home stopped in a small town and bought a visible, loading the pump the guy helping lost grip and the pump fell on my foot, broke it. Limped for a while but not anymore. What a deal.
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#674755 - Wed Dec 21 2016 05:58 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Done4]
petropumps Online   content
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
1400 miles Oregon to South Dakota. Back before shipping pumps was as easy as it is now. Fun trip and picked up some great pumps.

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#674761 - Wed Dec 21 2016 06:42 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
drove 1300+ miles from Templeton MA to Memphis TN to deliver a few neon signs for $600. Did it for the road trip not the money, zig zagged our way back and found a few goodies along the way. This was in the early 90's when you found things as you went, No contacts via facebook ahead of time.
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#674766 - Wed Dec 21 2016 07:56 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Morgan Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Texas USA
Did just over 1400 miles to pick up a Roman. Was worth the drive!

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#674768 - Wed Dec 21 2016 09:10 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Gasman84470 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
2,546 km or 1,591 miles for the metrically challenged. Calgary to Santa Paula, one way, to get a pump and meet Dick Bennett. Came home with a beater pump and a few DB stories. Well worth the trip.
Stellar neon btw Jim!

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#681158 - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:01 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Gasman84470]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
1650 miles to pick up a Roman, took my daughter with me and had a great time....Louisville Kentucky to Pottsboro, Texas....Seen the Pyramid Bass Pro Shop in Arkansas on the way....or was that Memphis, Tenn...LOL it's cool!


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Edited by LOWright (Sun Mar 05 2017 11:04 AM)
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#681165 - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:28 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Pogo's Garage Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.

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#681167 - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:33 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Originally Posted By Pogo's Garage
2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.



Holy ***** that is insane!! But those are two amazing pumps!!!!!
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#681200 - Sun Mar 05 2017 04:44 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
kenr Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 17 2016
Loc: Illinois
I like the road trip and meeting people...drove from ill to texas for 5 sings from 3 different people. Ill do it again

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#681207 - Sun Mar 05 2017 05:44 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Cold Pizza Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I drove From Chicago To McAllen Tx. for a Wayne Gas pump in 1985.
The pump was basically free,but the 3 day trip sure wasn't.
1500 miles 1 way...Oh to be that young & adventurous again.
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#681210 - Sun Mar 05 2017 05:48 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage]
nam5072 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 13 2013
Loc: Lancaster, PA
How long ago was that? Im pretty local to that area and my uncle lived there a while.

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#681233 - Sun Mar 05 2017 08:06 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Originally Posted By Pogo's Garage
2707 Miles one way from Armstrong BC to Harvey's Lake PA for these 2 beauties. No detours and just one other stop in Clear Lake Iowa, just over 5400 miles in 6 days by myself.



You should dropped one of those off in Montana on your way back....LOL
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#681240 - Sun Mar 05 2017 09:32 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
drove 1400 miles round trip for an A38 once, got there and one side was bashed in. definitely not worth it!

driving 1000 miles round trip tomorrow to buy a sign that I'm most likely paying too much for! LOL

never let the mileage be the reason for not buying an item (or at least thats what I always tell myself)
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#681252 - Sun Mar 05 2017 10:49 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: Pogo's Garage]
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Lance that matching pair of pumps!! Wow!!
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#681253 - Sun Mar 05 2017 10:50 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: British Columbia - Canada
It was 10-12 years ago, I made the trip because they were asking $1200ea, also bought 3 barn fresh Wayne 866's and a bunch of globes.
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#681280 - Mon Mar 06 2017 09:36 AM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Drove from our place in the Thumb of Michigan to California to pick up an Erie 70 with a glass top.

Neither the seller nor I trusted ANY shipping company to get the top to me in one piece.

Took two weeks, and about 5,000 miles round trip.

Jim
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#681473 - Tue Mar 07 2017 10:26 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Portland Oregon to Nigado New Brunswick to pick up three canadian doubles. Back through to Ill to go to the General petroleum museum auction and then Back home to Portland.
What a trip, had the Canadian Border Patrol take my money and search my truck for two hours, finally got it back and was on my way. They just did not believe me when I gave the number to the guy I was buying the pumps from. Did not know I had to claim anything over $10,000.00 on the American side. And by the way got lost in Detroit with just my truck, the money, and my tools. Kind of like Christmas Vacation. The McDonald's Saved me and help me get back on the road so that I could go through what I listed above.
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#681547 - Wed Mar 08 2017 06:11 PM Re: HOW FAR IS TO FAR? [Re: vwbusjukie]
Unicorn1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 06 2017
Loc: Amarillo, TX
Any distance is alright with me, its usually the only time my wife and I get quiet time together.

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