On a different note..... last Saturday we ran down to the local third party DMV office. We wanted to get the bus registered as a motor home asap. Gal takes one look at the Oregon title and tells me Arizona does not recognize the classification from OR. She then proceeds to pull out a 3 ring binder with black and white photos of everyday vehicles. She asks us to pick what we want the bus to be registered as.
Mind you, she knows this is an ex school bus. (this was the same gal that gave us the transport permit a month earlier) She thumbs through the pictures and we stop at the school bus. She smiles and then proceeds along.... we then stop at a Class A motor home. Stop! Put us on that one.
She then asks us what the MSRP was on the bus. I really have no idea but she is fine with me taking a wild guess..... $100k I tell her. Time to decide on 1 year, 2 year or a new 5 year plate. 5 years! She mentions that DMV is just about broke and they are just trying to get some money on the books. Jeez!
Long story even longer.... we go for the 5 year plate for $252.00.
So now we have a 36,000 pound gvw school bus motor home with no more commercial licence or air brake endorsement requirements for 50 bucks a year. I did not believe it until we had the plate in hand.
Come to find out... AZ no longer requires out of state or change of vehicle type inspections. Budget cuts according to the DMV gal. So we basically got to pick our registration out of a book, with no proof that it was actually a motor home. Oh well.