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Old 03-02-2008, 04:34 PM   #31
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Re: It begins!

It's been a while! I hope everyone on the board is doing well and projects are going smoother than planned. I've been living in the bus for a while now and got away from the conversion for a bit, but it's time to get moving again. For your comment, I present adding the 'sofa' (Nov. 2007) and some work in the bedroom this weekend, new cabinets. Here are some pictures of the exterior at the RV park.

Everything is running smoothly, but it's time to get busy tackling all the trim and little odds and ends now. I'll be documenting more as the spring progresses and with any luck, get a little done every weekend.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:49 PM   #32
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Your bus is looking great. It looks like you've taken your time and made it look professional.

Man, it looks better than most of the other stuff around you.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:19 PM   #33
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Your bus is looking great. Nice photography too.

I used particle board for my cabinets too... I plan on rebuilding them this summer with real wood. I've broken 2 doors off already because the screws just pulled right out of the "wood"
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:20 AM   #34
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I started the process of calling around the various state offices today to get the title converted to a Florida RV Title from the original Texas title. I was amazed how how easy it seems to be. I started with the local tag office who said I needed to speak to someone at the state with an RV Manufacturers inspection. The inspector was much more knowledgable and said all I needed to do was obtain and follow Procedure TL-13

Because my bus has less than three axles, it cannot be defined as a Private Motor Coach, but instead is a Motor Home. It must also not exceed the size limitations set out in s. 316.515 of the state motor vehicle code. No problem there. Also, since the vehicle is out of state, I'll need to follow Procedure TL-10.

Basically, for now, I'll be applying for a "title only", so I will need an affidavit stating that the vehicle is in dead storage (my driveway) and will remain in dead storage until it is fully registered. And here's the good part. In the case of an individual converting their own vehicle and requesting the identity changed on the title to register and license it as a recreational vehicle, I need to submit an affidavit saying it has been converted to the extent to include one of the afforementioned items. They give a nice little sample affidavit:

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This is to certify that I, ________________, owner of a (year)______,
(make)___________, (VIN)_____________, hereby request the vehicle be
classified as a recreational vehicle for the following reason:

( ) Installed 110 volt electrical wiring
( ) Installed LP gas piping
( ) Installed plumbing system
Can it really be that easy? Are there any Florida Skoolies on the list that can tell me if I'm overlooking something? If not, then on to GMAC for insurance!
can anyone tell me where to find these requirements for Indiana. i've looked at all the government websites and can't find anything!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:24 PM   #35
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Some progress pics

I spent the weekend taking everything out of the bus to see the light of day and ended up making two trips to the dumpster with the junk that has collected from the life of the project. I also did a run through of the cabinet face making process and located every tool and supply I'll need for the job. So, next Saturday baring misfortune, I should be ready to open up the cabinet face assembly line.

In the electronics phase, I got the network set up and the satellite card working in the entertainment rig up front. I was able to work this weekend with music piped in from my favorite internet station in both ends of the bus, though the back PC was about a half second ahead of the front. Sounded kind of weird in the middle.

Progress pictures are available for comment.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:19 AM   #36
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Re: It begins!

WOW Really like your electronics setup. You have better equipment in your bus then I have in my home. Do you work from your bus. (Sorry if you mentioned this in your earlier posts, I didnt read them all)
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:18 PM   #37
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WOW Really like your electronics setup. You have better equipment in your bus then I have in my home. Do you work from your bus. (Sorry if you mentioned this in your earlier posts, I didnt read them all)
Wow, sorry I missed the reply. I have done some freelance stuff from there in the past, but currently, it's just home
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