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Old 06-09-2016, 12:54 PM   #11
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We are in Oshawa....and my husband being the hippy that he is .... is now going in a different direction with the registration....because we have a shorty and because they want all this "stuff" and because we are getting frustrated ...we are now going to try to change the registation to van...we have taken out all the seats... so it is no longer a bus...nothing is going to be "attached"...We are not going to cook inside we will have a camp tent...so the "van" will just hold our bed and our stuff...since this is a prototype we will work on the next one to be an rv...cause as my husband says ..."screw the man I just want to go camping" hahahah
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:19 AM   #12
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Cool New bus owner.

Good day everyone,

I bought a bus but am having a very hard time getting insurance for it. I can't get insurance for it as it is because I don't have a commercial business and I can't transfer it into a personal vehicle with out insurance because it will then become unfit for the road and I will need to tow it to get it inspected, safted and apprised before they will give me a plate and sticker.

I tried State farm and they said no as well. What did you tell them you needed insurance for and how did you get it moved from the beginning while it was still a bus?

After it because a motorhome what did you tell the insurance company and how much are you paying a year?

I am getting frustrated and am almost ready to give up on this at this point.

Thank-you very much,

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Old 02-28-2017, 12:29 AM   #13
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help

I am also struggling. I have purchased a mini bus and have been unable to insure it. I'm going to do the conversion and get it changed to an RV but i'm looking for advice from people who have done this? Do you need to have it inspecteD? by who? do i just write an affidavid or take photos?
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:24 PM   #14
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I am also struggling. I have purchased a mini bus and have been unable to insure it. I'm going to do the conversion and get it changed to an RV but i'm looking for advice from people who have done this? Do you need to have it inspecteD? by who? do i just write an affidavid or take photos?
With my bus, the insurance company sent someone to inspect it and make sure that it was converted, I also had to have the propane inspected.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:40 AM   #15
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Where exactly...?

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Look for the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations c.r.c 1038.
U will find the definition in there.

Hey I've been looking around too for Motorhome Registration Requirements as well.

I'm about to take the first action in my bus conversion, but I'm the kind of person who collects all the information I can before hand.

ONE BIG QUESTION - how to register a motorhome (in terms of meeting requirements)? Should I be emailing and calling ServiceOntario? Is there an inspection?

Any fellow Canadians converted a school bus into a registered RV answer these questions and remember?

The MVSA crc 1038 is thick... which heading is it in? (As specific as possible) This way we can now reference this piece of thick bs to the ministry if they are unknowledable about this kind of specific info.

Please please and thank you!
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:46 AM   #16
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With my bus, the insurance company sent someone to inspect it and make sure that it was converted, I also had to have the propane inspected.
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So to be clear, the insurance company inspected your skoolie so you could get it insured... and then with insurance you can now register the RV?

And if so, does that mean that the MTO believes that the RV is "qualified/classified" as an RV / has Legal RV Status because it's insured? Hence you can get registration finally?!?

Sounds loose to me 😂
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:20 PM   #17
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All the MTO requires to change the status to an RV is a declaration from the owner that it meets the definition of an RV which I am guessing you can find either on the MTO website or in the HTA - when I talked to them nothing was said about having anything inspected - just the requirement that you sign a declaration .....
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:32 AM   #18
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if you need a no. lot me know and I will get tammy's no. for u she is with statefarm here in oshawa... she insured my brothers RV but again... asking a bit more for a skoolie I think.
Hi! I'm currently trying to get my van conversion insured & running in to similar troubles. I'm in Ontario. Could you please send me through Tammy's number Mirjana? Sounds like she's the lady to talk to!

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