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Old 02-07-2019, 06:51 PM   #81
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I wish bed wasn't required. <sigh> my underwriter requires it with State Farm.
I'm with State Farm also. Conversion from bus to RV requires 4 of 6 or 7 items:
cooking place w/ onboard fuel source
gas/electric fridge
toliet with exterior evac
heat/ac with power other than engine
portable water supply (this one made no sense)
110 V power supply (she didnt explain this either)
Sleeping quarters

Only 4 are required to be considered an RV.
I guess you need to educate your agent some more.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:51 PM   #82
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I wish bed wasn't required. <sigh> my underwriter requires it with State Farm.


I have AllState. They wanted to know if it was professional or self-built. I explained that I have experience with building code construction and they said I was a professional.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:14 PM   #83
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I actually just bought a 1997 International 3800 that had undergone a partial conversion. The now former owner had to stop mid conversion due to failing health. I contacted my State Farm Agent in Augusta, GA and had to step him through the possible policies I could get. Most insurance agents have no clue what we're talking about with a Skoolie, at least it doesn't seem so. That being said, despite the bus meeting the states requirement to be titled as an RV, I have a commercial for personal use policy with State Farm. Once I get a picture of the plumbing, stove, and bed I can get State Farm to underwrite it as an RV. All I currently lack is the bed photo which can even ben a blow up mattress!

Ah and I see I didn't read far enough down either. I went with Good Sam's Roadside (their top plan) simply because one never knows with a retired bus when it might need the tow and AAA has a limit to how many tows or calls you can do per year. Good Sam's does not have a limit! I suggest doing a comparison. Even Allstate Roadside isn't as good when it comes to that stat.
Find out if Good Sam will do articulated buses. Imagine towing one!
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:23 PM   #84
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Towing one!? I don't even want to imagine DRIVING one!
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:09 PM   #85
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All I can think is how much he needs a sawzall.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:21 PM   #86
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All I can think is how much he needs a sawzall.

Or a good torch. Or an industrial cutting laser. ...
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:28 AM   #87
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I have had State Farm for 50 years. My office has covered me on many purchace with just a phone call and the vin number.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #88
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Hello the7exp thank you for this question as I'm researching and came across the same question. Thank you to all that answered. I live in NY as well and was curious on how to transport it from a private sale to my home.

A 60 FOOT ARTICULTED BUS!!! Talk about floor space!! Cant wait to see this build. Hope you can get things all squared up to get it home. Best of luck!
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:25 PM   #89
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Was this the Neoplan from facebook in Connecticut? I was going to ask why it was on a tow truck in the pics and the listing was taken down. I wondered how well an articulated could get around off the pavement. I've also heard the joint is expensive if worn out. Wouldn't the bend in the middle help in turning? Reverse would take some practice...
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