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Old 04-23-2019, 10:46 PM   #1
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Motorhome Registration in RI

I decided to go today and attempt to register the Crown as a motorhome at the local DMV.

I had the title, which said BUS, the previous owners reg, which was a commercial reg from Oregon that said BUS and had a listed weight of 47,500lbs, and a bill of sale.

I filled out the TR-1 registration paperwork, the sales tax form, and handed them over to the clerk saying I wanted to register my Crown Coach as a motorhome. He could't have cared less!! Asked me seating capacity, I said 8, asked me weight, I said 25,000lbs, and I walked out with new plates and a motorhome registration not 15 minutes after I walked in!

I don't know if its always that easy in RI, but I had no problems, and could't believe it!!
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:53 AM   #2
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A rare incident when a bureaucrat's lazy & lackadaisical attitude is actually a good thing!
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:48 PM   #3
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A rare incident when a bureaucrat's lazy & lackadaisical attitude is actually a good thing!
Unfortunately not rare at all at DMV. The problem now arises of how you will insure your motorhome that isn't a motorhome?
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:50 AM   #4
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Just saying that typically functionaries' sloth benefits only themselves, so simplification of the title change is a good thing.

Naturally, it is entirely contingent on the owner to complete at least the most minor mods in order to make it palatable to the carrier as a MH. Proceed at your own risk, otherwise...
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Unfortunately not rare at all at DMV. The problem now arises of how you will insure your motorhome that isn't a motorhome?
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:05 PM   #5
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Did you just do this?? I'm way closer to RI than VT. Have you found insurance for your bus?
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