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Old 02-15-2016, 06:26 PM   #31
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Well all I did was take the seats out of my ride, took the tittle and the affidavit and hit the tag office in my little black truck. I spent nothing on the inside at all except for grinder wheels to get the bolts out of the seats. Stop all your worrying and just go get you tag and tittle !! I got insurance through a progressive, they wont sell it to you direct but they will give you a re seller local who will write the policy for them. $ 300.00 a year for minimum with road side assistance. You can probably get insurance right now today and then go get your tittle transferred and the tag all at once. Then go home and take a drive !!!
How did you get insurance? Everywhere that I can find will insure a bus wants proof of conversion. The DMV said we have to Prove we converted it and said there would be an inspection.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:11 AM   #32
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plochman!
I followed your advice to a "T" and it worked, so far. I filled out the affidavit and had no trouble at the tax office getting "it" (we did not say the Bus word while there) changed over to RV status.

We hope this will help with our code violation we just got. They are saying it is a violation to park a bus in residentially zoned areas. I left a message with the code enforcement officer letting him know I do not own a "bus" I own an RV. We checked and it is NOT a violation to park an RV in the driveway.

Next is INSURANCE!

Thank you for your advice!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:43 AM   #33
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Remember these words. I need a "Commercial policy for private use."

You may reject that idea initially, as I did. Just keep that phrase in mind.
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Whoohoo !! Happy for you. I used a reseller of Progressive and was issues a policy for minimum coverage with an add on for Road Side assistance. 300.00 a year. Good luck.
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:27 PM   #35
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Code enforcement officer came over, looked at the title that says "MH" and NOT Bus. He said we were good, and that he would clear out the violation and apologized for the inconvenience.

Its craziness. The hoops one must jump through just to have a bus seem unusually excessive. One might even come to the conclusion the powers to be just don't want the average person owning one of these things.
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That would make you question why this type of mobility is being stepped on, and it seems to be country wide. Registration and insurance are different in my case.

I did it the hard way. Mine is titled as a van, which is contrary to the general idea here. Strangely enough, if this was registered as an RV it would currently be uninsured. Uninsurable as an RV, unless converted professionally, was the phrase here in Oregon. I don't understand the sometimes drastic variations between different state's laws. So my registration as an RV would have given me a spare bedroom for the house that stays permanently in the yard. Weird.
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RE: Reg, title and INS

Hey guys!
Just wanted to chime in, in case someone in the S.Broward Co. area needs to register/update title.

I went to the tag&Title office on palm ave & taft in P.Pines (next to the Domino's), brought as many others have suggested here:
1. original title
2. current reg
3. affidavit
4. proof of conversion (receipts of all i bought + pic of my "bedroom")
5. DL
6. INS
7. credit card/$$$

Now, I'll admit, Charles.... you were right....I did receive my cancellation notice from Progressive! I'm insured 'til 05/24, after that...Progressive did give me the # to someone local, so i'll try them
Last resource, either GoodSam (needs pics of conversion), or the friend from OP
All in all, not too bad of an experience
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That's confusing about the insurance. Progressive just wrote me a Policy a few days ago.
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That's confusing about the insurance. Progressive just wrote me a Policy a few days ago.
Progressive insured me, but cancelled on me later....since they took one payment, they're keeping me insured until mid-may.

When i called the to tell them what a bunch of liars they are, i was given the phone number to a local agent that might help.
I also called GoodSam, which (i was told over the phone from the rep) insures even non-pro bus conversions, but they need pictures of the FINISHED conversion before they sign off on it.

Also, I though I'd call the "friend" mentioned a few pages back

Makes sense?
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Whoohoo !! Happy for you. I used a reseller of Progressive and was issues a policy for minimum coverage with an add on for Road Side assistance. 300.00 a year. Good luck.
who was the reseller, if i may?
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