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Old 02-27-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Purchase in Florida - Drive home to Michigan

Hello Everyone! On March 16, I will be flying down to Florida to pick up our first Skoolie! Does anyone have any tips on what I need to do to legally drive it home to Michigan and register it? I know I have to insure it before I leave, but what about not being able to register it til it arrives? Are there temporary permits for this kind of thing? Where should I start??? By calling my DMV here in Michigan? Florida's DMV? Any advice from seasoned veterans would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-27-2014, 01:45 AM   #2
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I bring duct tape with me to cover red lights, stop signs, school markings. I would check FL DMV website to find out about a trip permit. I've paid between $10-$30 before. Find out where the closest Walmart for supplies for your trip home. I also bring some basic tools for little stuff. I installed a power point in Tennessee before I left for home. I'm sure more will come to mind.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:43 AM   #3
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I bring duct tape with me to cover red lights, stop signs, school markings. I would check FL DMV website to find out about a trip permit. I've paid between $10-$30 before. Find out where the closest Walmart for supplies for your trip home. I also bring some basic tools for little stuff. I installed a power point in Tennessee before I left for home. I'm sure more will come to mind.
Thanks for the tip! I won't need duct tape to cover anything, because it's already partially converted and lived it's previous life as a prison bus, but duct tape can always fix stuff!
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Get insuranse for the Vin....and drive...forest....drive, play stupid and hand over the bill of sale....don't lie to Leo tho'

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:02 AM   #5
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Get insuranse for the Vin....and drive...forest....drive, play stupid and hand over the bill of sale....don't lie to Leo tho'

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Got insurance today! Called Florida... to get a transit permit I have to pay sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle at the tax collectors office (where they issue the permit). She wouldn't give me a straight answer on whether or not it was Florida law. I'm driving and playing dumb! No way I am going to pay sales tax to two states... that's crazy...
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Who insured you, before conversion? Having alot of problems. Everyone is telling me that i need to have a business to insure it. Or they are denying me as soon as i say bus, or conversion. I already have insurance lined up for after its converted. I just need to get it home.... please help
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Who insured you, before conversion? Having alot of problems. Everyone is telling me that i need to have a business to insure it. Or they are denying me as soon as i say bus, or conversion. I already have insurance lined up for after its converted. I just need to get it home.... please help
I have progressive commercial for private use might Try them. I beleive your age, driving record and state play a big part in how easy or hard it is to get insurance. I don't know of anyone that just couldn't get any but some people pay more for it.
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Got insurance today! Called Florida... to get a transit permit I have to pay sales tax on the purchase price of the vehicle at the tax collectors office (where they issue the permit). She wouldn't give me a straight answer on whether or not it was Florida law. I'm driving and playing dumb! No way I am going to pay sales tax to two states... that's crazy...
This is the route I took but both buses had a current tag that I got to leave on during transit and I didn't get pulled over...... so I didn't have to test it.
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I will try again tomorrow, maybe its the ass behind the computer. I talked to them already told me they dont do that and the pnly way to insure is through a business. Im over 35 perfect driving record for past 20 years. If i have business they'll insure for 6,385$ for the year
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I will try again tomorrow, maybe its the ass behind the computer. I talked to them already told me they dont do that and the pnly way to insure is through a business. Im over 35 perfect driving record for past 20 years. If i have business they'll insure for 6,385$ for the year
I also use an insurance agent, a good one will know all the loopholes. Plus I just called them and let em deal with the headache.
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