MIchigan Secretary of State Experience
Here is my experience. I bought a bus from a school auction. I called GMAC and received my insurance binder. I then went to MI Sec of State with my title, proof of insurance, receipts for toilet, cooktop and bed. Well after waiting in line forever on a Sat AM, I went to next available rep. Of course, she had no idea about bus conversions and called her supervisor. Now I wanted to make sure it would be titled as a motorhome. Even though the weight was listed on the title, they said I needed a weight verification. Ok, on Monday I went to a weigh station and received my weight certificate and went back to Sec of State. Then after 1/2 hour of waiting while they called Lansing, she came back and said I couldnt get my plates today. She had to title it under Fee category 8 and once I received my title to bring it back and she would change the body type from bus to motorhome. She explained I did not want it to be titled by weight cause it would cost me $400-500 year in plates. Where as fee cat 8 is very inexpensive to plate. So, now I wait for my title and begin the journey again. Ill keep you updated.