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Old 04-11-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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ANYONE DEAL WITH OHIO / PA DMV?

I just got my first bus, a nine window TC1000 blue bird. its GVWR is 25K lbs, has air brakes, and once set up will have seatbelts for 8 plus a driver. I bought it in PA with a buddy who lives there and we titled it in his name in pa. we are waiting on the official title (as a bus) to get mailed back to him to get plates for it. once we do we will haul it to my welding shop in ohio and i will start building the inside, since we will have a few hundred bucks tied up in pa plates we are going to run it till they expire but then once everything inside is installed (fridge, sink, bunks, table, stove, generator underneath, couch) i want to title it as an RV in ohio... anyone dealt with them? hows it work? suggestions??

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: ANYONE DEAL WITH OHIO / PA DMV?

I'm coming up on that myself pretty soon here in OH... I will keep you posted.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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so we got plates for the bus, it says bus on the plate on the back... registration card says 17 passenger... hope this isnt a problem being you need a CDL to haul more than 16 passengers in pa (where its plated at) you ever run into this?
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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In case you still need to know...
Successfully got the bus titled and plated as a motorhome. $285 was a bit steep, but no real hurdles, just signed an affidavit and walked out with the converted title.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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title/reg in oregon is like 100 more than that.. try colorado...
alabama has like $25 car lic fees, but large motorhomes pay almost as much as the OTR trucks a year.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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Successfully got the bus titled and plated as a motorhome. $285 was a bit steep, but no real hurdles, just signed an affidavit and walked out with the converted title.

so my cohort in pa notarized the title to me and is mailing it here in ohio, i will need a vin verification, and the title in hand to go get a new title? i can walk out that day with an RV title? what was the 285 for? the fee for a new title??

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #7
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Mostly the $285 was taxes. I walked in with a signed over and notarized title, and my vin verification paper. I signed an affidavit saying it is converted. I paid tax and title fees. I walked out with an Ohio RV title.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #8
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I think everything you pay to the DMV is taxes... even for the plates...
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #9
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Re: ANYONE DEAL WITH OHIO / PA DMV?

I am buying my first bus here in PA and have run into some snags all ready. It's a 72 passenger IH with a Comet body. - 12 rows of seats. I'm told that since I am building a motorhome out o fit I must (without plates or registration) do all the work inside and out meeting all the very specific "needs and must haves and then have it towed to a special inspection place that does "enhanced" inspections and then get state approval to be issued motorhome plates. I like the idea of leaving it plated as a bus while working on it. How did you go about getting it plated that way. It has 12 rows of seats but will only have 4 seats and a drivers seat in it the day I get it. A notary quoted me about $700 for a bus plate!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #10
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I posted but do not see the post so I beg forgiveness if this shows twice. I am buying a 72 passenger IH with a Comet body on it. I talked to a notary and they told me (verified with Penndot) that to change it to an RV I have to do all required renovations and have an "enhanced" inspection ($150) and then submit all the paperwork to get a plate and registration for an RV. I liked the idea of leaving it plated as a bus while working on it but was quoted almost $700 for the plates and of course would have to have CDL. How did you get it plated without that kind of hit? There will only be 4 seats or less and the drivers seat the day I get it. Any info will be appreciated!
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