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Old 07-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #1
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Do I need to get my title changed to rv

I live in Ohio and bought a bus that is partially converted to a RV. I got the title transferred into my name already and it still says bus on the title. Is there any advantages/disadvantages to getting it changed to an RV on the title? I have a CDL, so I'm not worried about that portion of it.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:21 AM   #2
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School busses and regular busses have more rigorous inspections and more expensive insurance
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:04 AM   #3
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In many states (it varies) RV insurance is much cheaper than regular auto. "Commercial" policies tend to run higher. And any rig designated as a paid passenger carrying vehicle will be really expensive. Need to check wherever you plan on registering.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:16 AM   #4
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I had mine changed to RV. Cheaper insurance , don't have to stop at weigh stations, cheaper plates, no cdl. All I had to do was tell the title bureau I re-bodied my bus to an RV. Had to sign a waiver stating I had sink, toilet, bed, table, and water tanks. They issued me a new title that says RV.
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