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Old 01-01-2019, 04:30 PM   #691
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First of all, I noticed your link for the VD119 form doesn't work anymore. When googling that number and clicking the first result, I noticed something different on the form that your picture -- instead of asking for your license number, it asks for "Vermont License". Has anything changed regarding our ability to do this without having a Vermont ID?

Second, if we have a signed title, should we send it in as-is, or should I get my new title from my state first and then send the new title with the form?

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Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I'll make sure the links are updated today. No, there is no difference regarding ability to register with an out of state license. I went in person recently and the response was to leave it blank if you don't have a Vermont license. They don't do anything to record your out of state license. Second, if you have a signed title, send it in as is. If the bus is older than 15 years send a copy of the title, if it is newer send the actual title itself. Certified mail is preferable in case something goes awry.

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Most (every?) state requires a vehicle present in their jurisdiction for X days to get registered locally. It's not a "program", just a normal law enforced as other traffic / property tax laws are enforced.
While I agree with your later points about mass surveillance, California DOES have a program called "CHEATERS". It is above and beyond other states in that it actually encourages "good citizens" to report their neighbors. The campaigns for it are pretty atrocious. Don't take it from me -- have a look yourself.

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Heyas - thanks for the info. Anyone have any expierience with this on an older bus?? My bus is a 1973. The VIN is not a "standard 17 number" VIN. So do I apply for the new VIN from Vermont too?? Just wondering if theres any extra steps to take before I take the leap.
I'm fairly confident I brought this up to DMV before as I had a motorcycle that fell into the same category ... the response was to send in my VIN # exactly as it was written on the existing transferable registration or title. Vermont will sort the rest out for you. I can't say that with 100% certainty though ... I'd call the Montpelier office and ask a rep. Let us know what they say.

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I just have a few questions:

1) Will this process work on a buss that has back fees on the title here in California?

2) The title was lost by the owner, but he gave me a bill of sell, so I am assuming that this process should work according to your post? And because of this I know that I will have to do a vin verification.

3) Here in California they have this new thing called cameras on the freeway and they are checking for out of state license, I am wondering how this will affect the Vermont license on a bus that is registered to a California resident. I believe that a California resident would get a ticket and would have to convert to a California title in the end any way. But this will help me in the mean time to get the bus converted without having to hop through all the California regulations and save me some money to put towards the bus project and not into the hands of California
1/2) This might be a tricky situation. Back fees should be okay. However if there is a LIEN on the vehicle, Vermont's definitive policy is to send you a non-transferable registration in your name and send the title to the lienholder.
I know this for a fact, as I registered a vehicle with a lien on it and never received my title. It was sent to the lien holder (lender) instead. But this was with a title. On a bus older than 15 years they don't issue a title to begin with as they'll issue a transferable registration in lieu of it ... so I don't know how that would work. Either way, if there is a lien, you will never have a physical copy of the OWNERSHIP papers (title or transferable registration) which means you will never be able to register it in another state as most states require one or the other. And either way, yes, you will absolutely require a vin verification. I don't see you running into any problems based on the information you provided but it's definitely a dicey situation. Let us know how it goes.

3) I have no expertise on California, sorry. You could always pay $20 a month for an out of state mailing address (many services available that do this -- run a quick Google search) and register the bus at that location.

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The new form seems to ask for a VT license number. Think I should just put in my MA license number, or leave it blank?
Leave it blank.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:42 PM   #692
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This might seem like a stupid question but would this work for a 3 axle bus that weighs 36,000lbs and has Air Breaks & Jake Breaks?

I have read through almost every post on this thread (thank you warewolff for your time and keeping this thread updated!)

I live in California and thus far Werewolfs method seems like the most painless process to get an Ohio MCI D3 3 axle bus changed over to a MH title.

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:26 AM   #695
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Plates but no Tags??? Also - How many skoolies is TOO many???

Does Vermont not issue expiration tags? I just got my license plates *THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST USE OF GOVERNMENT TAX MONEY* but I have no expiration or month stickers. Is this normal?

Also - I have 5 of these beasts - I am registering them one at a time for fear of ruining a good thing. Any thoughts against lumping them all together?

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:32 AM   #696
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I just got my plates and no tags. Is that normal??? BTW the instructions worked very well and were timely thank you. I have 5 more to register and I am registering them one at a time so as not to ruin a good thing. Thoughts? Thank you thank you thank you.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:10 AM   #697
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UPDATE: RE-read the thread - long thread [don't pull on that] "warewolff" mentioned "...plates were back 2 weeks after I mailed the application and the registration took an extra 2 or 3 days to arrive, as they ship them separately."

So I know the reg is on its way. Also don't panic with that $6.00 fee - I didn't pay it either... And if you send in a check you can see it clear. When the check cleared I was ecstatic. Here is the link to see my plates. https://photos.app.goo.gl/n4kGjr9MLGiYHqRR8
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:01 AM   #698
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I just got my plates and no tags. Is that normal??? BTW the instructions worked very well and were timely thank you. I have 5 more to register and I am registering them one at a time so as not to ruin a good thing. Thoughts? Thank you thank you thank you.


If I recall the tags come soon, just separately
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This might seem like a stupid question but would this work for a 3 axle bus that weighs 36,000lbs and has Air Breaks & Jake Breaks?

I have read through almost every post on this thread (thank you warewolff for your time and keeping this thread updated!)

I live in California and thus far Werewolfs method seems like the most painless process to get an Ohio MCI D3 3 axle bus changed over to a MH title.

I'd bet they would register it no questions asked but I'm not sure the legality of a bus that heavy. Can't help you on that one.

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I just got my plates and no tags. Is that normal??? BTW the instructions worked very well and were timely thank you. I have 5 more to register and I am registering them one at a time so as not to ruin a good thing. Thoughts? Thank you thank you thank you.
You'll receive the plates and registration about a week apart.
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Confused. I thought "tags" was just slang for license plates? What other meaning does tags have?
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