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Old 03-22-2014, 04:58 AM   #21
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Default Re: Who traveled the farthest to pick up a Sprinter?

I towed a Sprinter from Auburn, AL to Philadelphia, PA -900 miles and another Sprinter I towed from Martinsburg WV to Philadelphia -200 miles. I towed them to the most competent Sprinter mechanic I know in the Philadelphia area- ME! If you total that, it's 1100 miles. If you add to that the fact that i had to fly to Alabama (another 900 miles) and I had to drive back and forth to WV 3 times (1200 miles!) to get the Sprinter back to Philly, we are talking 3200 miles for two Sprinters! (man, I must be crazy)
*the top photo is of the Alabama Sprinter after I did all the work to it
*the bottom photo is of my current Sprinter on the first towing attempt from WV to bring the white 3500 back to Philly
(I only drove about 100 miles to get the current Sprinter)
Here are some photos of getting the Alabama Sprinter: http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ighlight=uhaul
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #22
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Default Re: Who traveled the farthest to pick up a Sprinter?

Clearly not the farthest, but I flew one-way to LAX and drove back to Bend, OR which is about 800 miles. It was good excuse to drive a big chunk of the PCH. Here's a couple of pics from the trip: Dashboard and the Sprinter @ Pebble Beach.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:05 PM   #23
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Default Re: Who traveled the farthest to pick up a Sprinter?

Flew from Columbus, OH to Burbank, CA. Drove from there to Santa Baraba and then drove the Sprinter home. Total miles were @ 2700 miles. Of that, 247 were not put on the sprinter...

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:53 PM   #24
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I picked my van up in Houston to drive it back to MN, a bit over 1200 miles. Only problem was that I had to make the trip twice. Flew down there first with my wife to pick up the van, stayed with a friend and had a good visit. Commenced the deal on the van and then my friend had arranged to have it detailed. All good and we left for the ride home only to be hit from behind in an accident in Conroe, TX and the van was totaled. (got a ride back down to Houston and flew home the next day). Bought the van back and had it fixed down there and my wife told me I needed to go down an get it by myself this time - she did not want to go through that again. Flew back down to get the van and drove back solo in one shot about 1200 miles. I myself was also thinking of stopping, but when I got into northern Iowa and Southern MN and it was -3F, I knew I had to push on. Finally got back about 2:30 am. I thought that was going to be my record for solo driving in one day, but I did 1457 miles earlier this spring on a drive out to Palm Springs from MN with a few of my kids.

Van is still working out great as that was back in 2010 and I now have another almost 100K on the van. Hope to get about another 200K out of it before I put it to rest.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:59 AM   #25
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Drove to Atlanta from Taylorsville, Ga, aboute 50 mile. Took a 2000 mi flight to Las Vegas to pick up 170" MB Sprinter that had been returned from Hawaii to port in LA then transferred to Vegas as a Fleet trade in. So add 2479 mi boat trip plus 280 to Las Vegas and then another 2000 mi home. Van is a 2007 passenger with 164,326 miles. Was a island shuttle.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:26 AM   #26
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I flew from Ottawa to Edmonton, drove 2 1/2 hours to Cold Lake, where I picked up my new to me Sprinter.
I then drove 3400kms (2125miles) home.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:30 AM   #27
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Default Re: Who traveled the farthest to pick up a Sprinter?

Bought in Milwaukee Friday morning and just got back today from driving back out to San Diego.
Tons of traffic and road construction took away my sleeping time!
Slept in van....that is one of the reasons why I bought a van.
2150 miles.
2014 4cyl low crew.
Love it even more than I expected to.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:51 PM   #28
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2210 miles..

La to Ft Wayne Indiana.


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Old 09-07-2014, 01:49 AM   #29
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We bought a used sportsmobile sprinter in August from Sportsmobile Texas. I flew there to close the deal and arrange to have solar, a diesel heater and a reconfigured platform bed installed. Will return in December to make the first of two trips north. The first from Austin to Joshua Tree then up the coast on Rt 1 and 101 to Seattle then from their to Juneau via the Cassiar and Alaska Highways, and a final 100 miles on the ferry. So, approximately 5,500 miles.

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Old 09-28-2014, 08:01 AM   #30
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3158 miles from Greencastle, PA to home outside Tacoma, WA after flying into Dulles Airport, DC. Had to ship several boxes of gear to arrive at dealership immediately prior to my arrival....UPS had me nervous the whole time! 8 day trip including flight, 6 days actual "on the road" after orientation, purchase closing.
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