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Old 02-27-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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What's the story these days with smog/emissions testing? In the process of looking for our "perfect project" I'm running into a lot of listing where they're selling because they don't pass emissions, especially in CA but not just there.

I have to imagine that a lot of these older units are going to have the same problem. Are your states just turning a blind eye or are you doing something to deal with it? Or is it a non-issue?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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Kalifornia passed some diesel emissions rules which make it really expensive to update the older buses so they're either being scrapped or sold out of state and replaced with new or newer equipment. Nuttin wrong with Kalifornia buses.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:18 PM   #3
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Someone from California should chime in here. As I understand the new laws governing emissions in California, they don't apply to Motorhomes and RV's but only to commercial vehicles, i.e. buses for hire and/or school buses. So the buses are being sold as either "move out of state" or convert to MH. Sadly the schools are getting a fortune from the government to crush the offending vehicles. This is the reason that Crowns are now on the "endangered list"

Hope this helps ease your mind until someone with a better grip on the rules shows up.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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Thanks, all. From what research I could do it looks like CA is trying to apply it to anything with wheels - the bus I'm looking at is new enough for it to be an issue. However, I also found that all of this only applies if you REGISTER it there. We're definitely not going to do that. As long as you're transient, it's not a "thing".
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #5
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The Air Resources Board anti-diesel rules do not apply if the bus is converted to an RV. I am from California and have two Crowns registered as RV's.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:28 PM   #6
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My state doesn't do emissions testing.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:59 PM   #7
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meh, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia have MUCH worse roads than us, and they don't either.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:19 PM   #9
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Guess this is Canada but...
In Manitoba they care so little I don't even need a catilitic converter on my bus! Shees getting straight piped in the spring!
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