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Old 12-09-2019, 12:58 PM   #1
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Montana registration/Requirements for travel

OKAY FRIENDS
So, I finally found a bus... I made a deposit on it today, and will be picking it up in a month or so here.
Some info on it, its a mechanical dt466, new transmission was put in, good rubber on the tires, and set to make a solid cross country trip according to the guy selling it. He was impressed i knew my stuff on the motor, and i referred to the forums and the rareity of the engine and drive train for the price. Hes convinced it was a 6000 dollar bus but the owner is ready to let it go since he has a few extras... yeah. Im excited


So, my question is, Ill be purchasing and registering it in montana. I dont have a CDL, and will be pulling the seats out once im back in the midwest. What do I need to obtain to drive it legally?



Ive heard that if its not hauling passengers just put an out of service sign and paint the school bus logos over and its good to go?



Maybe big skyPC can weigh in on this? let me know friends...



Thanks! Caleb.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:04 PM   #2
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Just drive it home with insurance, BOS and a signed title. You have to drive like an idiot to get pulled over in a bus.

Tell us more about the bus? Year, mileage, cost, etc.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:09 PM   #3
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I would at least cover up the signage if possible.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:12 PM   #4
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https://www.truckpaper.com/listings/...ntana&CTRY=usa


Heres the bus ill be buying.. unless you guys say otherwise...
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:16 PM   #5
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I would at least cover up the signage if possible.
I think I would want as little as possible showing it is in private use. With the signage , it's just another bus on the road. If you're real lucky they left the old plates on it.

They accept offers, offer them $2500 if it doesn't have an AT545
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:49 PM   #6
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is that the one thats smashed on the top rear? or looks so in the pics?
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:15 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=cadillackid;362872]is that the one thats smashed on the top rear? or looks so in the pics?[/QUOTE

So just talked to the guy. It does have a dent up there. No leak damage, said itís probably fixable through the latch. He was just under the bus. Has a rebuilt 545 trans in it with less than 10k on it.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:18 PM   #8
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He also said they’d sell it with a temp sticker for good for 40 days and no cdl required. So that’s all good music I guess.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:11 PM   #9
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He also said theyíd sell it with a temp sticker for good for 40 days and no cdl required. So thatís all good music I guess.
Temp sticker (meaning inspection) or plate? If it comes with a temp plate, then that does make it a lot easier.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:32 PM   #10
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Temp sticker (meaning inspection) or plate? If it comes with a temp plate, then that does make it a lot easier.
Yeah thatís what Iím guessing. Probably a temporary plate. I can register it in Montana but once the time comes Iíd like to switch it either to Rv or a non commercial title.
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