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Most distance you have traveled to pick up a stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by coldkiwi, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. coldkiwi

    coldkiwi Member

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    Hi all I found a killer deal on a lopi freedom to replace my lopi revere.Close stoves I know but with a bigger firebox figured it was worth it.Going to drive 4 1-2 hours to pick it up.Whats the longest distance you have traveled to get a stove

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  2. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    I drove to southern Virginia to get the Mansfield. Got a killer price for a 2 yearold stove, on the dreaded craigslist, worked in a weekend with my brother in North Carolina. If I had just driven to the stove pickup, would have been 6 hours each way. MSRP on the stove was $3400, paid less than 1/2 of that, did use about $140 worth of gas.
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  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Traveled 3 hours per way to pickup one of my previous stoves. This stove I paid to have it shipped to me, wasn't about to drive 7 hours per way to pickup a stove.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Traveled about 115miles and 3 hrs to get the T6 from Tom's shop. And it was snowing by the time I got up north! Fortunately all went well and I got to meet Tom and crew!
  5. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Wow you must be a devoted Lopi user to drive 4 1/2 hours to pick up another one.
  6. gerry100

    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    15 miles for my Jumbo Moe, Country Canyon delivered.

    3 guys drove 120 miles to buy the Moe. Wrestling the 500lbs on the trailer and securing was the fun part(for them)
  7. ChipTam

    ChipTam Burning Hunk

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    I suspect I have the record. Drove to Traverse City, Michigan and then back to our winter home in Ann Arbor in order to pick up a used Jotul 3. Then, delivered the stove to our summer home in Newfoundland. I figure the total distance at a little under 3,000 miles.

    ChipTam
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  8. smokeater

    smokeater Member

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    I have only owned two wood stoves and a pellet stove and drove about three hundred yards to pick them up as I can see the store from my house.LOL
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  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Had the first 30-NC shipped 1149 miles to me and then drove three hours each way to the factory to get the replacement. <>
  10. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    30 minutes each way.
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Vigilant: 30 minutes each way.
    Intrepid: 1 hour 50 minutes each way.
    Heritage: 6 hours each way.
    Encore: 3.5 hours each way.
    Defiant: 4.5 each way in a really bad snow storm.
    30NC: Delivered to my front door.

    That's just over 32.5 hours of driving to pick up stoves.
  12. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    Westchester NY to Woodstock in NH to Ontario...12 hours.
  13. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Westchester NY to Woodstock in NH and back. About 250 miles each way. We made a little vacation out of it and stayed 2 nights in Quichee, VT.
  14. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Not very far. The Buck - an hour one way. The Hampton - 15 minutes one way. This is Amish Country and their are a lot of dealers close by.
  15. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    You also wrote about driving out to the Midwest to look at Jotul Firelight 12's.
  16. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    No, never drove out to see one. But I did make several calls.

    I did forget the 2 hour trip, each way, for the Mansfield that the owner had beaten with a sledgehammer.
  17. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    About 2 hours in a snow storm after a 12 hour night shift.
  18. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I have bought most of my stoves new here in town, or have been haul off's from work that I refurbished. But, once I drove 30 minutes to get this Jotul! What a sweet heart!

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  19. DTrain

    DTrain Member

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    5hrs round trip with a 3 year old and 20 month old! So it felt like 10. Saved $800 before gas cost.
  20. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    +1 on Amish country about an hr away for me, (my past 2 stoves that is) they wheel & deal too, was well worth the drive.
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  21. dave_376

    dave_376 Burning Hunk

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    I drove 1.5 hours to pick up an Avalon Olympic only to find out it was a 797. Offered the guy $75 after explaining to him what it was and how he was confused. Took the stove home and cleaned it up made it look like new when I was done. Sold it for $400 made a decent profit and spent it on my current 1197. I think it only cost me $50 to buy the 1197 after counting the money from the 797. If I had the money I would take a road trip to buy a Princess, I hear they are cheaper out west.
  22. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug Feeling the Heat

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    I haven't had to drive more than 45 minutes one way but I hauled the first two stoves in a Dodge Caravan. My wife was worried about the weight of the cast iron VC coal stove. I explained that it weighed no more than three large adults. I finally got smart on the third stove and borrowed a pick up.
  23. jetmech

    jetmech Member

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    Drove to Connecticut with my oldest son for my first one, a VC Intrepid we had a blast and stove served me well, had T5 delivered to the house and its the best stove i ever owned. love it Conn drive was about 5 hours i think
  24. tim1

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    Drove from Portland ore to northern calif on the coast for my summit. Allday there and back. May have paid too much at 700.00, but I really like the stove. Brick and door gasket, plus fix the ebt mechansim, paint with a new stand I built. Gold door and no warpage. Realized that those long road trips are hard on me now. Oh well!! Tim
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