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Old 09-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #11
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With the BU classification you will need an endorsement on your "C" drivers license to drive that rig. Also, if the GVW is over 26000# and/or it has 3 axles, you will need the endorsement. All the auto/bus title is doing is keeping you from having to pay commercial weight fees and doing a smog (I'll bet CARB will be telling you that you need all the smog stuff). You can put all that to bed simply by obtaining the MH body type status. Good luck and we'd all like to see some pictures. Jack
As far as CARB goes before I bought my bus I called them directly and the guy on the phone told me exactly where to find the part where it specifically states that Motorhomes are exempt.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:14 PM   #12
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Stu & Filo. T, if you could share that info with me I'd appreciate seeing it in print--though I know it to be true. Thanks, Jack
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #13
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Stu & Filo. T, if you could share that info with me I'd appreciate seeing it in print--though I know it to be true. Thanks, Jack
Heres a quick link.

On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles (In-Use) Regulation
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:07 PM   #14
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Thanks, it couldn't be any more clear than that. Jack
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Thanks, it couldn't be any more clear than that. Jack
If you poke around in other links it states it again or states For "Commercial Use"
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Having trouble insuring my 4wd short bus here in CA. It's titled as MH from Alaska. Can't seem to get insurance here?? Help!
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Gnome needs help with this!

Hey I'd love to chat with someone on the phone about some of this if possible. My idea is to eventually convert the bus into a mobile boutique, but I'd like to see if it'd all be possible under the idea of a MH because I'll have a sleeping cabin as part of the bus. Is this commercial or private? Where are the lines drawn? And if it is marked as commercial at that point, does SMOG tests matter? Anyone know of what year of buses aren't gunna work economically if this would be considered commercial? My phone number is 512.297.3666, any help would be great!
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:22 PM   #18
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Having trouble insuring my 4wd short bus here in CA. It's titled as MH from Alaska. Can't seem to get insurance here?? Help!
When I called for insurance the only place that would touch me was Good Sam
(National General) the 2 question they had were,

1. Is it a van chassie ? If answer is yes the No will not cover
2.Has suspension been modified in anyway? If answer is yes, Will not cover
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When I called for insurance the only place that would touch me was Good Sam
(National General) the 2 question they had were,

1. Is it a van chassie ? If answer is yes the No will not cover
2.Has suspension been modified in anyway? If answer is yes, Will not cover
Sorry geuss I should have looked at the date on this one.
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Hi there. I'm in CA also and am looking at an E350 shorty with a 7.3L . It is being sold with a smog cert. if I register it as a RV I have to have a kitchen, bed and bathroom? Would a compost toilet on the floor work? What would be the next step? CHP or DMV? Will the CHP test everything?
Thanks, any help would be helpful.
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