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Old 10-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Indiana Conversion Requirements?

Does anyone know the requirements for RV conversion in Indiana?
The guy we bought it from says we just have to loose the seats "make it look" like an RV.
We would rather not be denied the first time :]
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Every state might be slightly different, but most use the "4 of 6" of the following list. Most have few details on each item. Such as the toilet, now that there are composting toilets, your doesn't have to have exterior vac. or for that matter, have any toilet at all.

Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
Gas or electric fridge
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
110v power supply
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It has to have all of the flashing lights and stop arms removed, and it can't be yellow. You need to have form "Affidavit Physical Inspection of a Vehicle or Watercraft State Form 39530" You can download it from Indiana BMV website. Change vehicle type to RV. My local sheriff won't sign it if it's still yellow. You will also need a bill of sale, gotta pay your taxes.
The rest kinda depends on your local office. I went to the closest one (Huntington), they made a phone call and said you need to prove stuff with receipts and such. The next day I went to Wabash, they made the same phone call, Indy said "We must have a run on them someone called yesterday". I walked out with the title application done 5 min later. Title showed up in a couple of weeks.
I haven't found anywhere in Indiana code that says you need anything but form 39530.
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Indiana does have a "Body Change" form to change your bus to RV. I titled mine as a bus and will re-title via the "Body Change" form to RV once completed. At that point its an RV and I'll get RV insurance.
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MY bad,Form 39771 is the body change form,
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MY bad,Form 39771 is the body change form,
I'm missing something here. Are you saying there's no requirements of the 4of 6 items, only the form needs to be filled out? Surely it's not that easy.
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I've done it twice, first time about 30 years ago and 6 years ago. The form and color are about it. But it also depends on the local BMV and who they talk to in Indy.
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I'm missing something here. Are you saying there's no requirements of the 4of 6 items, only the form needs to be filled out? Surely it's not that easy.
That's what I want to know!
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The BMV didn't tell me any requirements, but the insurance agent did. My insurance agent said they wanted a refrigerator, stovetop, sleeping arrangements, kitchen sink and bathroom.
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