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Old 07-07-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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CDL Requirement and Re-titling in Michigan

Am I right in thinking that if the bus is retitled as an RV that no matter the weight no CDL is required?

Michigan Secretary of State
CDL Exemptions
Individuals: Operating motor homes or other vehicles used exclusively to transport personal possessions or family members, for non-business purposes.

If that is the case, what is the process to re-title the bus as an RV?
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Most states exempt private rv's from CDL requirements.

That certainly sounds like Michigan is one of them.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:45 PM   #4
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Most states exempt private rv's from CDL requirements.

That certainly sounds like Michigan is one of them.
I missed the latter part of your question.

I don't know the process in Michigan but I did find a bit regarding converting a truck to an rv in Michigan:

"This may be hard to believe, but the registration and licensing of my 2003 Peterbilt 379 conversion was almost a "pleasant" experience in dealing with the Michigan SOS.

When I first bought the tractor from a local truck dealer, I went to the SOS office and asked what I needed to provide in terms of documentation for my vehicle to be registered as a motorhome? I was told I needed a certified weigh slip, plus proof of insurance.

As it took me about three months to get all the preliminary work done prior to weighing; drop the front axle, add the 16' dry box, add the split 120 gallon fresh/gray water tank, and a few other things.

I got this all done, went to a Cat scale and weighed the beast: 21,400 pounds. Also got some RV insurance from Progressive. I took all this in the SOS's office, and just happened to get the same lady behind the counter who helped me three months earlier. She said, "Oh, I remember you!"

It was a smooth slide from then on, and in about two weeks my new title arrived in the mailbox with these words across the top:

P E T E R B I L T M O T O R H O M E

I was a happy camper, literally!"
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Old 07-07-2018, 05:59 PM   #5
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I did see that one, but it was from 5-6 years ago. I'm hoping to find some more recent information. Thanks for looking for me, I appreciate it.

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I missed the latter part of your question.

I don't know the process in Michigan but I did find a bit regarding converting a truck to an rv in Michigan:

"This may be hard to believe, but the registration and licensing of my 2003 Peterbilt 379 conversion was almost a "pleasant" experience in dealing with the Michigan SOS.

When I first bought the tractor from a local truck dealer, I went to the SOS office and asked what I needed to provide in terms of documentation for my vehicle to be registered as a motorhome? I was told I needed a certified weigh slip, plus proof of insurance.

As it took me about three months to get all the preliminary work done prior to weighing; drop the front axle, add the 16' dry box, add the split 120 gallon fresh/gray water tank, and a few other things.

I got this all done, went to a Cat scale and weighed the beast: 21,400 pounds. Also got some RV insurance from Progressive. I took all this in the SOS's office, and just happened to get the same lady behind the counter who helped me three months earlier. She said, "Oh, I remember you!"

It was a smooth slide from then on, and in about two weeks my new title arrived in the mailbox with these words across the top:

P E T E R B I L T M O T O R H O M E

I was a happy camper, literally!"
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