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Old 05-28-2015, 07:37 AM   #1
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Skoolies in Virginia

Hello all,
How many Skoolies do we have in Virginia? We are located in the Tidewater area and wondered how many others are in the state.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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Hi Reddog! I purchased a bus in Charlottesville, and while we're currently located in a border-county of WV, I'll be returning to Charlottesville with the bus in a few months and still consider it a Virginia bus
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:50 AM   #4
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Hi Reddog! I purchased a bus in Charlottesville, and while we're currently located in a border-county of WV, I'll be returning to Charlottesville with the bus in a few months and still consider it a Virginia bus
Hi qqqkkkrs and Reddogleader!!

I am about to take the plunge into the Skoolie world. My insurance company - State Farm - is telling me that RV insurance is very "minimal". The kicker is that it has to be registered as an RV and they say that their underwriters will need to verify that the bus is an RV.

My question is, does the VA DMV need to be convinced that the bus is a mobile home? I found the VA state code listing the requirements a vehicle needs to be considered a mobile home.

How did you prove to the DMV that the vehicle met these requirements?
Anyone just register their bus as a truck? If so, can you still drive it with a regular license?

I'd like to know how all this works specifically before I take the plunge. Trying to minimize my run-around time...
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:05 AM   #5
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Insurance issues in the commonwealth

I have been working on the insurance issue with multiple agents and brokers for over a month. The best I could get was a commercial policy for just over 2000.00 a year for liability. In Va, It seems it is very expensive to follow the Rules. I refuse to drive it without coverage while the conversion is taking place. To keep the local codes compliance folks happy, it has to have current tags that are assigned to it, and a current VA inspection sticker. To keep tags on it, you have to show proof of insurance... At 2000.00 a year, It is not worth it. After it is converted, it would be about 300.00 a year. What a racket! Long story short, Bus is being sold for $2000.00. Hope to find an out of state buyer who can use it.
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Long story short, Bus is being sold for $2000.00. Hope to find an out of state buyer who can use it.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:32 PM   #7
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I have been working on the insurance issue with multiple agents and brokers for over a month. The best I could get was a commercial policy for just over 2000.00 a year for liability. In Va, It seems it is very expensive to follow the Rules. I refuse to drive it without coverage while the conversion is taking place. To keep the local codes compliance folks happy, it has to have current tags that are assigned to it, and a current VA inspection sticker. To keep tags on it, you have to show proof of insurance... At 2000.00 a year, It is not worth it. After it is converted, it would be about 300.00 a year. What a racket! Long story short, Bus is being sold for $2000.00. Hope to find an out of state buyer who can use it.
So you are in catch-22 mode. You can't keep it on your property without tags. To get tags you have to have insurance and inspection. To get insurance and inspection you have to pay about $170 a month to be covered.

It is a bloody racket.

Can you find someplace to store it where you won't need tags?

I am trying to find someone who will rent me space somewhere out of the way where zoning or busybodies won't complain. Tough going.

Can you register it as a bus then re-register it as a motor home or would you have to pay taxes all over again?

It's tough going.
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