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Old 10-07-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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Took my Arizona title to local DMV in Astoria, Oregon. Fifteen minutes later I had Oregon motorhome plates. Only inspection was matching VIN numbers. Bus is over 26k and has air brakes. Happy camper here.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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Took my Arizona title to local DMV in Astoria, Oregon. Fifteen minutes later I had Oregon motorhome plates. Only inspection was matching VIN numbers. Bus is over 26k and has air brakes. Happy camper here.
I had a similar experience with my first bus. Oregon was fantastic back then. Easy and cheap to title, register and insure. Also, no sales tax. Saved a bunch.

I hear that things have changed and insurance on a converted buses has become difficult.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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I brought my gutted bus to the local DMV and they said it didn't qualify as a mh. I went back home and gutted a camper for the cook stove and a mattress. I screwed the stove to the wall.. "permanently mounted stove". I then Outlined a space on the floor for the matress.. "permanently mounted bed". I had to argue what the definition of a "permanently mounted bed" was a little. Ultimately the DMV person loved it and signed me off.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:27 PM   #4
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I brought my gutted bus to the local DMV and they said it didn't qualify as a mh. I went back home and gutted a camper for the cook stove and a mattress. I screwed the stove to the wall.. "permanently mounted stove". I then Outlined a space on the floor for the matress.. "permanently mounted bed". I had to argue what the definition of a "permanently mounted bed" was a little. Ultimately the DMV person loved it and signed me off.
Now lets see you run that same scam on the insurance company.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:50 PM   #5
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Now lets see you run that same scam on the insurance company.
Oooh, getting insurance was an even better story. In short, my father and I drove my truck 700+ miles to get the bus. I gutted another conversion for it's countertop and cabinets. I also brought, camp stove, camp chairs, hall rug, a mattress and blankets/pillow, Saw horses to prop the bed on, and a lot of tapestries to hide everything. I gutted the bus and mocked up the conversion. I snapped a few shots with lunch on the counter, messed up bed with clothes on the floor, and my dad sleeping on a camp chair. A couple days later I had insurance.bus was already registered as an rv fortunately. We threw all that junk back in the pickup, along with most of the seats, and caravaned home. I have converted my bus much more extensively since then.
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