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NewmanRacing

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Firewood Vending Contraption
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:08:07 PM »
This is the first one I have seen. Swipe your card or insert cash, and a bundle of wood pops out.

Built on a twin axle car hauler flatbed type trailer. Can it really be profitable?

Fabulous or folly?

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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 12:57:31 PM »
Here in NY, moving firewood is getting more and more restrictive (although I'm not sure how closely it's policed). Between that and the per bundle prices of $6 to $8 I've seen at many campgrounds, I bet it could be profitable.
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 12:58:23 PM »
Can it really be profitable?

If it's $1000.00 a bundle I think it would be.   ;D
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 01:02:30 PM »
It reminds me of block or bagged ice dispensers I used to see in or near campgrounds years ago.
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 05:12:57 PM »
In the long run it will be more profitable than having a human being in a kiosk. It's all about location, location, ....
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 05:43:43 PM »
Here in NY, moving firewood is getting more and more restrictive (although I'm not sure how closely it's policed). Between that and the per bundle prices of $6 to $8 I've seen at many campgrounds, I bet it could be profitable.

I am going to try a propane fire pit see if I like it for traveling.Seems ridiculous to pay that for firewood. I have plenty at home but weight and dirt make it impractible
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 06:20:35 PM »
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I am going to try a propane fire pit see if I like it for traveling.Seems ridiculous to pay that for firewood. I have plenty at home but weight and dirt make it impractible
We use a propane fire pit. It will never replace the real thing, but it is more convenient and less expensive.
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 08:34:06 PM »
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I have plenty at home but weight and dirt make it impractible

Plus, in more and more places it's illegal to use wood brought from elsewhere -- worries about transporting bugs that damage vegetation (pine beetle, etc.).
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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 08:53:41 PM »
I am going to try a propane fire pit see if I like it for traveling.Seems ridiculous to pay that for firewood. I have plenty at home but weight and dirt make it impractible
It is also impractical because it is against the law to move firewood around between states.

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Re: Firewood Vending Contraption
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 12:07:11 AM »
Also illegal to transport from province to province.
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