2,868 miles later!!!!

georgia hillbilly Posted By georgia hillbilly, Oct 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM

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was it worth the trip?

Poll closed Nov 19, 2012.
  1. yes!

    16.7%
  2. no.

    16.7%
  3. you are nuts.

    75.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. georgia hillbilly

    georgia hillbilly
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    just got back from a serious, 2,868 mile round trip to pick up the new-to-me charmaster! goes to show that craigslist is the best tool on the internet, and that rental cars do have a use. the rental piece-of-garbage-truck was only $204.00!!! nobody uses huge wood stoves in the south so we had to leave georgia and drive to pert-near clear to canada. THE kicker ...... we did it all in 61 hours! nobody has any money right now but i have plenty of time so we decided to save some serious money vs. a new one. stove.JPG
     
  2. Woodsrover

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    I love rental trucks. I used to have a truck that I only used once in a while and then for the camping trips to Maine. I sold it a few months ago and will now rent a truck. We drive to Canada a few times a year too...I rent a car and put the miles on that instead of the wife's car.

    Nice old furnace. Where did you have to go to get it?
     
  3. georgia hillbilly

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    yes, rentals are meant to be used and abused. for $.07 a mile i can wear out their shock, tires and drivetrain. we had to go to minnesota. anyone have an extra domestic hot water loop for this charcoal???
     
  4. BoilerMan

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    Ha, well, I can camp in Maine any time I want to..............and the Canadian boarder is 30 minutes from my driveway. LOL, I guess thats why they call it vacationland.

    On topic, don't get too charred with the old charmaster!
    My vote: Your nuts. How cold does it get way down there anyhow, haha?

    TS
     
  5. woodsmaster

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    lots of gas. I voted for nuts !
     
  6. georgia hillbilly

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    charmaster quoted $5400.00 for a standard model without the extras. i never asked the delux price. yes, gas is $4 a gallon and the p.o.s. rental got only 16mpg on a good day but..... saved a pile==c
     
  7. mikefrommaine

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    Before i vote,How much did you pay once you got there?
     
  8. georgia hillbilly

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    total cost involved was under $3000.
     
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  9. BoilerMan

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    GH, sounds like some of my escapades (sp?) Only I'm so cheap, I borrow a friend's truck (1ton) Usually good for some "guy time" too. "Oh hunny, I'm going to drive 2,000 miles and pick up a boiler that weighs 1,200 pounds. Drive, pick it up, stay at so and so's on the way back and leave at 2am." Haha.

    TS
     
  10. wardk

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    Sometimes road trips are great but for me 2800 miles would have to involve beautiful woman , classic car or antique john deere.Wood furnace ???
     
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