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Old 01-21-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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Maine titling and registration

My neighbor was telling me about titling and registering RV's in Maine. I guess it is cheaper and you do not need any kind of inspection. You can do it all online and over the phone. With trailers you don't even need a title in Maine. Just wondering if anyone has any experience titling or registering their skoolies with Maine. I was going to call them but they are on holiday today.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: Maine titling and registration

This site has general guidelines on registration for the different states, but not sure how Maine looks at converted busses though:
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Re: Maine titling and registration

If you do this, you should set up a Maine corporation or something. For a NY resident to not have NY tags on a personally-owned vehicle operated in the state, it is a violation of VTL 401, and can get you a $300 fine plus court costs and 15 days in jail.

Expect a gung-ho cop to get you as both unregistered and uninspected, Maine plates notwithstanding.

This plan may work for people living in more reasonable states. Or maybe not.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:41 PM   #4
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Maine Registration Requirements

Maine only requires a few things to be able to register a retired bus as an rv:

1) proof of insurance

2) bus must be painted a color other than yellow

3) red flashing lights must be removed

4) all stop signs removed

Initial registration must be done in person for a visual inspection. Subsequent inspections may be done online. The fees are based upon the original purchase price, so expect to pay a out $300 in local excise taxes in addition to the state fees.
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I don't know about buses , but with motorcycles you can register and title a non tilted bike in Vermont on line or just filing out the correct forms. You don't have to have an address there or anything like that. Costs about $200. It is important to some people to have a title when buying vintage bikes, but a title on vintage stuff is not required in most states. Here in Ga. all thats needed is a bill of sale and if you don't have a title they won''t issue you a new one. Never heard how Maine does it, but if you're in N.Y., I'd check Vermont also.
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