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Old 05-02-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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After weeks of research, going over tons of articles, videos, blogs, and etc... I finally just called Albany and waited the 30-45mins it took to get off of hold. This is what I found needed to change the title and registration.
If you currently do not own the bus and it is not currently registered, you must first apply for the Title only. Once you have completed the work on the bus, take pictures for DMV records ( they want documentation of all changes), NY RV Insurance, NY Licenses, 26,000 #'s or up to 40Ft only needs a Class D license, you will also need form MV-82 (Register and Title App). Regarding your Inspection according to the DMV Technical Assistance line RV inspection is no different from your daily use vehicle. Just make sure all lights, brakes, wiper blades, and etc... are working.

To be considered as a RV converted from a bus the following need to have taken place:

4 out of the 6:
*Perm inside cooking (propane or electrical)
*Refrigeration
*Toilet with exterior exhaust vent and service
*AC & Heating with separate power source the the vehicles power
*Potable water source to include (sink, faucet, and tanks with exterior service points)
*External power source (generator, solar, etc..)

This should get most people like us get a good start in NY. Hope your journey is eventful.





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Old 05-02-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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Thanks for sitting on hold to get this info! Hopefully they won't change any of those requirements in the next fiscal year!
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:52 PM   #3
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Wish I'd seen this earlier I could have saved you some time. I'm between Rochester and Buffalo and when I changed the title and got my bus registered as a commercial vehicle so I could move it around the local DMV gave me a printout of the requirements to be an RV.
Are you near me?
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:05 AM   #4
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After weeks of research, going over tons of articles, videos, blogs, and etc... I finally just called Albany and waited the 30-45mins it took to get off of hold. This is what I found needed to change the title and registration.
If you currently do not own the bus and it is not currently registered, you must first apply for the Title only. Once you have completed the work on the bus, take pictures for DMV records ( they want documentation of all changes), NY RV Insurance, NY Licenses, 26,000 #'s or up to 40Ft only needs a Class D license, you will also need form MV-82 (Register and Title App). Regarding your Inspection according to the DMV Technical Assistance line RV inspection is no different from your daily use vehicle. Just make sure all lights, brakes, wiper blades, and etc... are working.

To be considered as a RV converted from a bus the following need to have taken place:

4 out of the 6:
*Perm inside cooking (propane or electrical)
*Refrigeration
*Toilet with exterior exhaust vent and service
*AC & Heating with separate power source the the vehicles power
*Potable water source to include (sink, faucet, and tanks with exterior service points)
*External power source (generator, solar, etc..)

This should get most people like us get a good start in NY. Hope your journey is eventful.





the federal rules that govern the state rules say that the four items you choose must be present. being present is much different than present and functioning. the nice folks at the dmy like to tell people their opinion about state law instead of of what state law actually reads. it would behoove you to closely read the state law as written and follow that instead of a man or woman 's opinion . rules of statutory construction; the law is precise; when things are mentioned as a group in state law; ALL OTHER THINGS ARE OMITTED. example: persons, individuals, corporations, trust,llc, llp, are all a group of things mentioned. no where is a living man mentioned in that group , therefore a living man is excluded. and you thought and were taught a person is a living man......by design.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:32 AM   #5
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the federal rules that govern the state rules say that the four items you choose must be present. being present is much different than present and functioning.
That's why when I talked to NJMVC two years ago, I had them email me a copy of their guidance so that I could be legal, which includes a functional water source.-

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 Remove emergency lights including the side mounted stop sign
 Repaint the exterior of the vehicle (Cannot remain any shade of yellow)
 Install a permanent bed or sleep sofa
Install a permanent sink or bar sink (Must be in working order)
 Install a permanent stove or microwave
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Install a permanent sink or bar sink (Must be in working order) ha that's easy a 5 gallon bucket in the cabinet above the sink with a piped hose end sprayer, a 5 gallon bucket below with a drain all permanently installed. Install a permanent stove or microwave~~~~~ 1 coleman stove with propane conversion 2 propane powered chafing dish warmer 3 small popup stove that folds down against wall or on brackets on to outside for outside cooking like the popups do.~~~you can have a permanent installation with quick disconnects and things that can be unscrewed by hand. replace show bolts with usable wingnuts.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:51 PM   #7
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Wish I'd seen this earlier I could have saved you some time. I'm between Rochester and Buffalo and when I changed the title and got my bus registered as a commercial vehicle so I could move it around the local DMV gave me a printout of the requirements to be an RV.
Are you near me?
Where did you get your bus insured? I'm in NY and having a hell of a time.
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Where did you get your bus insured? I'm in NY and having a hell of a time.
And what DMV was that?
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