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Old 07-21-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
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Oregon - temp tag and drive home?

hi there.. im looking at buying a bus in Oregon.. my questions revolve around how to obtain a trip permit and the proper type I need to drive it out of state..



im not looking to title and register it permanently in oregon, just be legal to drive it the 3000 miles back to ohio..



is oregon DMV likely to require me to produce a CDL or DOT number for a personal bus tag? it appears i'll need a heavy vehicle trip permit?



who has bought one in oregon and drove it home out of state?



once in ohio its easy for me.. ohio is pretty cool about them and my insurance is easy esp since the prospective possible bus is 40 years old.



trying to see if this is even feasibly possible before i go bid on a bus out there only to find im in red-tape to obtain it and drive it home..


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No idea about the laws out there. But could they send you the paperwork so you could just get a tag in OH?
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:06 PM   #3
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No idea about the laws out there. But could they send you the paperwork so you could just get a tag in OH?



ohio is going to want to inspect it to make sure the VIN matches is the issue with that.. its worth a call to the DMV on monday morning though to see if i can do that.



if it were still yellow and fully outfitted as a school bus I might be inclined just to drive it.. but as expected a 40 year old bus has been painted..

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Old 07-21-2018, 05:49 PM   #4
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Here's some interesting read on Ore. There's all kinds of info on how to get vehicles to Ore., but nothing about getting a temp tag to get the hell out of Dodge other than "visit your local DMV for a temp tag.



https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/page...rippermit.aspx
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ohio is going to want to inspect it to make sure the VIN matches is the issue with that.. its worth a call to the DMV on monday morning though to see if i can do that.



if it were still yellow and fully outfitted as a school bus I might be inclined just to drive it.. but as expected a 40 year old bus has been painted..

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Maybe you can get a "heavy vehicle trip permit".
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Allows the use of unregistered:

Motor vehicles with a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 8,000 pounds.
Motorized fixed load vehicles.
This permit cannot be used on:

Tow/recovery vehicles; or
Motor homes.
Requirements:

$43 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
Combined weight (ORS 801.199).
To apply for this trip permit, see "Buy a Trip Permit" above.

Weight-Mile Tax and Over-Dimension Permits

Vehicles with a combined weight over 26,000 pounds may be subject to weight-mile tax. Vehicles with a combined weight over 80,000 pounds require an over-dimension permit.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:04 PM   #6
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Maybe you can get a "heavy vehicle trip permit".

thats exactly the one im looking at.. trying to figure out if they are going to make me get a DOT number.. that top line of heavy vehicle trip permit makes me wonder.. this is one of those deals i have a feeling I wont know until im standing at the DMV desk and either get a totally cool employee or one that wheres their hat low and back..
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thats exactly the one im looking at.. trying to figure out if they are going to make me get a DOT number.. that top line of heavy vehicle trip permit makes me wonder.. this is one of those deals i have a feeling I wont know until im standing at the DMV desk and either get a totally cool employee or one that wheres their hat low and back..
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I think when you're standing in front at the DMV counter you are going to find how easy it is to get a 3-10-30 day temp tag to get out of Dodge. I just drove home from there with no issues without a tag.
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I think when you're standing in front at the DMV counter you are going to find how easy it is to get a 3-10-30 day temp tag to get out of Dodge. I just drove home from there with no issues without a tag.

your bus is yellow and looks like a school bus still though... this one has already been painted since its a church
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Get a bill of sale. Drive home and hope for the best! I have gotten away with this when buying a car in Virginia. I had a buddy drive me out. I got the title work done at a notary and a bill of sale. We headed home and got pulled over in PA. Cop asked about tags. I told the truth and he let us roll.

Not sure if this would work for you, but I might have gotten lucky. I had my driver's licence, Insurance card (told cop I called insurance company at time of purchase and added it) and the paper work from notary.

Seems like a lot of paperwork for a cop to try and pin something on you is my idea.
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for what it is worth I live in Oregon and bought my bus that was 90 minutes away (in Oregon). no plates, no temp tags. rolled the dice and got it home with no problems. Depends on the mood of the trooper that pulled you over (if it did happen)... plus you have more states to drive through. hmmm. not sure Christopher. best of luck.
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