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Old 03-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #21
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A friend of a friend of mine has a 19' RV awning if you are interested. I'm not sure how much he wants for it, but I'll bet you could get a good deal on it. It's too long for my bus. I just responded to a craigslist ad for a 12' awning, so I hope I get that one.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:42 PM   #22
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Note to self....and others

Buy three or four different types of good eye protection....then use it!

$225 and counting....
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #23
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Buy three or four different types of good eye protection....then use it!

$225 and counting....

I sense that there is a story that goes along with this...
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #24
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O.O What happened?!
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:48 PM   #25
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Minor update on a major hurdle.

I am now titled as a passenger vehicle. In Texas you have to provide picture of inside showing living and kitchen which must have ice box, sink, microwave and carpet(?). A picture of the outside. The weight from a certified scale. A regular inspection, not DOT. Proof of insurance and $180.70.

I took the bus with the deck rails folded down to a certified Cat scale. Talk about noisy. It was comical. The bus, with the additional deck, 3 ft extension, stairs, and added furniture weighed 18000#. 8500#(11k MAX) on the front axle and 9500#(19K max) on the rear. I have plenty of room if I so desired as long as I load the rear axle. I will prolly add another 1000# with current plans. At any rate I am now legal.....
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:11 AM   #26
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greetings fellow texan up in amarillo i am working on the legal asspects for motorhome title and this is what they want from me
title application form130-u
insurance - liability
idetification certificate form vi-30
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and other ..rebuilt affidavit with pics of inside and ouside
sounds like a lot but its not

good work ur bus is huge
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:28 AM   #27
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the top deck is doing good!

ya i had lots of loop holes to jump here in sask. my mini was a "bus" so they wanted a bus inspection, then i got it licensed as a converted heavy vehicle, now i cannot have passengers other then immediate family, and cannot cross provincial/usa borders... so all i need is a bed and a fridge and a table or something and i can get it changed to a RV status.

hope it goes smooth for you!
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Wow, with all the hoops I am glad my bus registration said "Motorhome" when I bought it. It had beds, cabinets, fridge, and carpet. No 110V electrical system, no plumbing, no furnace. Couldn't even charge the batteries unless you run the motor or manually connect a battery charger. That will all change.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:39 AM   #29
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Maybe it just depends on which tax office you go to in Texas. I only had to show my title and inspection and 130a form and I was good to go. No weighing or pictures or requirements to have any "RV" stuff. Of course my bus is under the CDL weight limit by 500 pounds (25,500 I think...), so I don't know if that factored into the equation. But I just told them to title it as a motor home and they were fine with that. I go to this small, outlying title office where there is never a line and they have a real "down-home" attitude about stuff. Works out great for me!
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #30
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Dan

You are correct...my pepes actually called the State folks. I got charged based on weight. I'm glad I had it weighed. Now I have some idea of how much mass is careening down the road.

Cheezy,

If I remember correctly the vi-30 is the rebuilt statement. It was all fairly basic stuff. The scales were 20+- miles out but you wont have that problem in the big truck mecca of Amarillo.
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