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Old 01-12-2019, 12:40 PM   #711
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its amazing vermont issues tags for non residents in the first place.

South Dakota is the same way. I don't know how the process works, exactly, but I know that residency is not a requirement to title and register a vehicle in SD.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:15 PM   #712
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Vermont is unusual it seems
Understatement of the year and why this thread exists.

Fantastic would be a better word, especially not needing to do anything in person.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:16 PM   #713
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I couldnt even get a florida tag or florida parking permit when I had a real verifiable residence in the state... since my driver license wasnt florida they wouldnt issue me anything... ohio is the same way..
I have to question the non-resident thing, millions of Americans have locally-registered vehicles they garage at vacation homes in multiple states.

Especially true for Florida.

I bet if you already own or rent property you can register a vehicle too. Or even just prove the property you want to register stays in the state, definitely true for boats.

In fact a vehicle staying for any length of time **has to** be registered and pay tax locally, in every state I know about.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #714
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Agreed! Ohio is a pita, you can’t even get a formal title issued without the VIN being verified in person. So buying out of state and doing paperwork ahead is impossible. I only wish it was half as easy as Vermont here
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:31 PM   #715
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I may go this route. Would VT put my CT address on the title? That would seem odd.

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Old 01-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #716
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I may go this route. Would VT put my CT address on the title? That would seem odd.

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Yes. I have a California address on my Vermont registration and title.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:05 PM   #717
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Also, has anybody had to prove it’s an RV, according to VT definition? From the VT DMV web site:
CAN I USE AN OLD SCHOOL BUS AS A MOTOR HOME?

In order to convert an old school bus into an RV/Motor Home you must meet the following requirement:

Vermont Law 32 VSA §8902(11) defines a “Motor Home,” it states:

“means a new or used pleasure car designed to provide temporary living quarters, built into the integral part of, or permanently attached to, a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or van. The vehicle must contain at least four of the following facilities; cooking, refrigeration or ice box, self-contained toilet, heating and/or air conditioning, a portable water supply system including a sink and faucet, separate 110-125 volt electrical power supply, and/or an LP gas supply.”

If it does not have four of these items the use of the vehicle cannot be changed from a bus/school bus to an RV. Just by taking out a “few seats” and adding “some beds” does not in itself change the purpose of the vehicle. You would still need to install at least four more of the above items. If you fail to do that the vehicle’s purpose would remain a school bus which would require the operator to have the appropriate license and endorsements.

Additionally; the vehicle must be painted a color different than glossy school bus yellow and the eight way light system must be removed.

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Old 01-16-2019, 07:17 PM   #718
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While your question is if anyone has had to prove it, I’m sure there are, but I have not. I also haven’t and don’t plan on driving it in Vermont. So I don’t think I will need to have it inspected there.

My plan is to register it in California when I’m done converting it. With it already registered as a MH, I won’t have to have it inspected here, nor do I have to deal with the emissions regulations of a commercial vehicle here as it’s no longer a commercial vehicle.
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I may go this route. Would VT put my CT address on the title? That would seem odd.

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Ct. DMV is one of the toughest I know of. They require that residents vehicle be registered there after a short (30 days) I believe.
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Also, has anybody had to prove it’s an RV, according to VT definition?
All that only pertains to if you actually drive in in VT, and yes they inspect it.

But stay out of VT, no worries.
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