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Old 02-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #11
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Re: Houston Tailgate Bus

Mine is a Crown MotorLodge
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atleast thats what the stickers will say
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #12
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Maybe i need to drive to Austin and do it down there?
Who knows - I might have gotten lucky that day??? Maybe my local office is just lax? Maybe if I did it tomorrow they would send me through all kinds of hoops! It's just weird that there is not a state-wide consistency in the rules, or at least enforcement of the rules. But then again, I was deliberately as vague as possible during the whole process so as to not raise any red flags. I avoided mentioning the word "bus". I just called it an "International mumble mumble...title as motorhome, mumble mumble" or something like that... and then did that Jedi thing where you wave your hand in front of their eyes to hypnotize them...
I live in Texas as well and I will probably come face to face with this issue too. My thinking is that there is probably a consistent ruling, but an inconsistent interpretation of the rules. That would not be surprising at all, not only here but in other states as well. I baffles me to how two different people can read the same thing and come up with entirely different and conflicting views on what they just read. So, it's probably expected that there would be some flyers out there in interpretation on rules written even slightly broadly.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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Congrats, the bus looks Bad Ass!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #14
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Re: Houston Tailgate Bus

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Question on your insurance then. I assume you got insurance from GMAC as a bus then switched it to a motorhome? I think thats my delima thats sort of holding me back. I have all the exterior pics and can get the other items needed to make the change but like you I may "borrow" some pics of other peoples bus to get pass the Ahole factor.

Let me know Im going to call GMAC and see what they say. Not sure what the price difference will be but Im sure it will be worth the efforts to get it changed
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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will do. I was going to call them and see what those differences were going to be since I am only inquiring. When I talked to the title office they said they can do title only but I would have to surrender all plates and tags for the windshield, which i think is kind of BS.

Ill let you guys know how this cluster turns out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #16
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I talked to GMAC today about insurance. I was just trying to see if there was going to be a price difference in insuring it as a private bus versus a motorhome. To GMAC when doing liability only.... there is no difference in their eyes. I got a quote for 153.00 for 6 months. I didnt think it was too bad to be honest. Not sure what the cost of registering it as a bus versus a motor home will be with the state. So I guess that is my next fight.

Im going to get things lined up to pull the trigger soon. My plan is to get insurance...get it inspected... weight slip....and "borrow" a few pics from here to get past their BS to get the bus transferred in to my name and reclassified as a RV

Hope your build is coming along. Update soon
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #17
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its currently registered as a private bus so not sure what it will need, I have my drag racing buddy do all my inspections so not real worried about that part.

Bus is looking good
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