Originally Posted by cullengw
So chevy a few things.
1. You do need a CDL to drive it as a commercial bus.(when its yellow and marked) however you will also need a non-commercial class B license to drive it even when its an RV.(because of the weight)
2. Look into insurance as well. If you are planning to buy from a dealer of some sort, you will find yourself at a notary for transit plates(you need insurance!) and your dad would have to be on the insurance since he is the only legal person that can drive that.
3. I am currently approaching the inspection myself. I'll remove some worry from you right off the bat. THEY COME TO YOU
. This is the number you need to call. They will explain everything to you. 217-782-7126 (specially constructed vehicles number)
4. You need a signature from the inspector to complete the conversion process although you can always just try getting it titled as an rv right off the bat. I tried that to no avail. They list it as whatever the VIN is.
Good luck and I will let everyone know how the whole inspection process goes!!!
I'm so glad mine was registered in Illinois as an RV before I purchased it. The guy I bought it from must have had a relative at the DMV cause there's no way it would have passed any type of inspection in the condition I found it.
One thing no one has mentioned so far is... ALL Illinois RV plates expire New Years Eve. Now that the state is no longer sending out renewal notices, we need to mark our own calendars to remember. I plan to be far, far away somewhere WARM in mine next year so I need to remember to buy the sticker before I leave.