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Old 04-02-2019, 12:56 PM   #1
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Changing bus title to rv Washington state

Hey so I bought an 84 passenger 2002 Thomas mvp with a Cummins 5.9 and an Allison md3060. I purchased the bus in Oregon and I live in Washington state, what Iím unclear about is what I do to reclassify it as an rv.

Do I transfer title into my name and then get it reclassified?
Or does the reclassification happen during the process of me putting it into my name?

the dmv I went to and talked to about it said Iím looking at about 600 dollars I feel that canít be right. (Unless I keep it titled as a commercial vehicle)

I guess what I want to know is what lingo or phrasing should I use with the dmv folks to go about this title change?

Thank you guys for your help I really appreciate it!
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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Where are you located?

Bev's in Snohomish is very bus/rv friendly.

I have registered two buses as RV'S with them.
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I registered by bus in Puyallup. I had no problem getting it titled as a motorhome. No inspection, none of that. Walked in. Told them what I wanted, walked out with plates and registration in hand.
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I registered by bus in Puyallup. I had no problem getting it titled as a motorhome. No inspection, none of that. Walked in. Told them what I wanted, walked out with plates and registration in hand.
How are you going to insure it? The reason we get it changed to an RV is for more affordable insurance rates. When you show the "RV" to your insurance company they will tell you it isn't an RV and you won't be able to get RV insurance.
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How are you going to insure it? The reason we get it changed to an RV is for more affordable insurance rates. When you show the "RV" to your insurance company they will tell you it isn't an RV and you won't be able to get RV insurance.
The reason I changed mine to RV is so I can drive it in WA without a CDL. The cheaper insurance, once the conversion is done, is a bonus.
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The reason I changed mine to RV is so I can drive it in WA without a CDL. The cheaper insurance, once the conversion is done, is a bonus.
Yes, many others are making a big mistake.
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How are you going to insure it? The reason we get it changed to an RV is for more affordable insurance rates. When you show the "RV" to your insurance company they will tell you it isn't an RV and you won't be able to get RV insurance.

I see it as its titled as a motorhome. Therefore i wont even mention its a conversion.
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I was curious about what my insurance company would say about carrying commercial for personal when the title says RY. So I asked my agent......

She told that it does not matter. They never see the title and can't view it on the DOL site. They can look at my driving record though.

I got to thinking about it and have insured vehicles in 5 states over 40 years and have never been asked for title info by an insurance company.
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Yes, many others are making a big mistake.
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buying a bus is a big mistake.
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