Most distance you have traveled to pick up a stove

coldkiwi Posted By coldkiwi, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

  1. embers aplenty

    embers aplenty
    Burning Hunk

    Mar 17, 2011
    118
    32
    Loc:
    East Tennessee
    Drove 65 miles one way to Clyde NC to pickup a Baby Bear Fisher one time. At the time it was ok but felt like I gave to much for it. Got most of my money back out of it.>>
     
  2. ColdNH

    ColdNH
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 14, 2009
    588
    175
    Loc:
    Bow, NH
    Drove about 2.5 hours to CT to pick up my Oslo, was a dealksy tho, Never installed "Used" Oslo, basically brand new, for about 60% the original cost.
     
  3. coldkiwi

    coldkiwi
    Burning Hunk

    May 2, 2012
    106
    36
    Loc:
    Socal
    Well here it is never assembled and 300 bucks! freedom.jpg
     
  4. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 7, 2011
    904
    285
    Loc:
    Mineral County, WV
    My dealer sells the freedom insert for $2500. That was a steal for a never used freedom
     
  5. coldkiwi

    coldkiwi
    Burning Hunk

    May 2, 2012
    106
    36
    Loc:
    Socal
    Yes I thought it was worth the 9 hour drive I had yesterday!
    The firebox seems a lot bigger than the revere I am running now.
     
  6. ScotO

    ScotO
    Guest

    I drove from central PA to eastern Kentucky around 7 years ago to get an antique 1904 Home Comfort cookstove.......that was a long, long trip for that old thing. I had planned on putting it on our kitchen hearth as a decoration or possibly doing a restoration on it to make it functional, but that soon changed into putting a good, economical EPA woodstove in there because the heating costs skyrocketed at the time.....

    I have that stove for sale now, in the classified section of this forum.......any one want it?;)
     
  7. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate
    Feeling the Heat

    Jan 17, 2013
    431
    123
    Loc:
    Northwest Ohio
    so my question now is did you all travel these distances without ever seeing in person the model of stove you drove to Buy?
     
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  8. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete
    Guest

    The most we have gone is 50 miles each way.

    I won't go to far because I want to see what I am buying.

    Pete
     
  9. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 7, 2011
    904
    285
    Loc:
    Mineral County, WV
    Just remember after its installed to get some pictures of it burning. We all like pictures==c
     
  10. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete
    Guest

    Very nice find !

    Pete
     
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    7,607
    1,106
    Loc:
    Doylestown, PA
    Some yes, some no.

    The Mansfield I had them send over a dozen photos. Which, in the end did not matter, as the owner decided to beat the hell out of the stove after I agreed to drive all the way to the Poconos. All the stones in the back of the stove were cracked.

    The Encore was in Maryland. Owner sent me a bunch of photos. The stove ended up being 10x better looking in person.

    The Defiant I only had one photo to go by. The photo looked decent and the price was worth the gamble.

    I had limited info on the Heritage before I drove to New Hampshire. The stove was in like-new condition.

    The Vigilant was local enough to not matter.
     
  12. coldkiwi

    coldkiwi
    Burning Hunk

    May 2, 2012
    106
    36
    Loc:
    Socal
    LOL I just looked at the revere and imagined it a little bigger!
     
  13. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad
    Minister of Fire

    Mar 19, 2009
    1,455
    186
    Loc:
    Central Kentucky
    Had 3 pictures and the description from the owner. Had never seen that model in person, but had seen the next smallest and biggest in showrooms. I had also never seen the color of this one in person.

    They knew if I didn't like it's condition I would drive home with an empty trailer. It looked way better in person than the pictures showed. Love the color, though I would rather not have an enameled stove.
     
  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
    Minister of Fire

    Mar 17, 2009
    5,257
    1,257
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    I did. Only saw pictures of the Fireview. My wife picked a custom color that we couldn't see either.
     
  15. Bub381

    Bub381
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 4, 2011
    872
    41
    Loc:
    Mid-coast Maine
    239 miles,4 hrs 20 min's to Woodstock.
     
  16. Bub381

    Bub381
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 4, 2011
    872
    41
    Loc:
    Mid-coast Maine
    We stayed there also and then stopped in the little Scottish shop just down the road.Quichee,sorry!
     
  17. legrandice

    legrandice
    Burning Hunk

    Oct 5, 2006
    213
    103
    Loc:
    South Hadley, MA
    40 miles to buy a VC defiant encore..came with a free dozen farm raised eggs!
    35 miles to purchase a pacific energy summit...in a snow storm! It was on craigslist and was a great deal. That was an adventure....especially loading in into my suv with just the wife. The seller said he would have plenty of help around to load it...yea right.
     
  18. aansorge

    aansorge
    Minister of Fire

    Aug 12, 2011
    862
    215
    Loc:
    Southern Minnesota
    Well, I figured I'd bring this thread back to the top...

    ...and to rub salt into the wounds of a few ;)

    ...drove from Minnesota to Kansas to buy a blaze king king with class a pipe 1000 bucks. Had to do it! 6.5 hrs each way.

    The farmer I bought it from was a good bloke and asked, don't they have stoves up in Minnesota?

    Then he told me a story about two crazy Alaskans who drove all the way down to Kansas to pick up two hay implements. One of them was self propelled and they drove it all the way back at 40 mph!
     
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  19. aansorge

    aansorge
    Minister of Fire

    Aug 12, 2011
    862
    215
    Loc:
    Southern Minnesota
    ....pick of the new stove...
     

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  20. coldkiwi

    coldkiwi
    Burning Hunk

    May 2, 2012
    106
    36
    Loc:
    Socal
    Absolutely classic!
     
  21. Ejectr

    Ejectr
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 1, 2009
    565
    54
    Loc:
    Brimfield, MA
    Drove about 100 miles to Wood's Hole, MA to catch the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Drove about 3 miles to get the PF 100 furnace on MV. Drove back to the beach and spent the day. Drove back to the ferry landing. Caught the ferry and then drove home 100 miles. All in a rented UHaul pickup.
     
  22. mellow

    mellow
    Resident Stove Connoisseur

    Jan 19, 2008
    4,444
    595
    Loc:
    Salisbury, MD
    That ferry trip to and from MV is a pricey one, usually about $100.00 for roundtrip tickets. That must have been a good deal on that furnace.
     
  23. Ejectr

    Ejectr
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 1, 2009
    565
    54
    Loc:
    Brimfield, MA
    The whole trip cost me $500 for the truck/gas/ferry. I got the brand new furnace for $2250. At that time the price was pretty close to $6,000. VERY worth the trip.
     
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  24. StihlHead

    StihlHead
    Guest

    I went out of my way to get the 30-NC here. I had to move it all of a few feet off the pallet onto the hearth. Free shipping across one threshold and I talked the freight delivery guys into setting it next to the hearth on the shipping pallet in the living room. But that would be the shortest distance...

    Longest I went to get a stove was with my ex in her 3/4 ton to get a CB OWB (yes, the evil dark side of stoves!) that we installed at her place. That was 70 miles each way. Fun trip though, we got to stop at our favorite fast food place to get hazelnut chocolate milk shakes on the way there, and again on the way back. The real fun with that boiler was getting it off the truck and onto the concrete pad I had poured for it. We hired a guy with a backhoe to do the job, but his left side hydrolics were out and he was able to clear the truck rails by only a half inch.
     
  25. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak
    Minister of Fire

    Oct 17, 2008
    4,336
    760
    Loc:
    Eastern Central PA
    I had 2 stoves delivered right to my door. Like Pet -Meds Free delivery so hey,whats not to like.
     

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