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Old 01-25-2016, 04:47 PM   #31
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Dang, and I was bummed when I recently had to renew my bus' registration @ $65!
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:01 PM   #32
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$1123 PER YEAR? Are they holding you at gunpoint?
That would depend on whether they had enough money for the fees to be able to carry the gun in the first place...
The 'priviledge' to carry in this state is rather expensive as well...
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:04 PM   #33
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I'm surprised that people still live in Illinois as expensive as it is. We won't even discuss the Windy City.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:47 PM   #34
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Ouch. My "interim" has been to just register and insure as a bus. The registration fee slides based on weight, but I've registered mine at something like 24,000 pounds for I think around $400/year. I don't even know how much being titled RV/motorhome might save here.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:34 AM   #35
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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.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:22 PM   #36
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OK... Question, I am almost done converting, when I go to title it as an rv the lady at dmv said I need the gross weight... Is this what it actually weighs or the weight that is in black on side of the bus?
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:26 PM   #37
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The black number will do. They just want to know if it's over over a certain threshold. I think in Illinois itstate like anything goes over 10,000 is the same as 99,000 lol so just say 2ok and you should be set
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #38
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The black number will do. They just want to know if it's over over a certain threshold. I think in Illinois itstate like anything goes over 10,000 is the same as 99,000 lol so just say 2ok and you should be set
Thank you so much!
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:58 PM   #39
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Take it to your local truck scales and have it weighed. Take the completed form with you to DMV.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:20 PM   #40
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In illinois, a scale ticket won't get you anywhere. They want the gvwr from the manufacturers placard.

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