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Old 10-09-2016, 09:38 AM   #31
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interesting... Ohio fortunately is easy to do... take an out of state title.. they look at the vehicle to match the VIN, then they issue an ohio title.. and since it was already registered for road use in another state (even a transit or temporary tag).. they simply issue whatever type of registration you want... if you register as a motorhome they simply have you sign a paper that says its meets the reqs.. (a bed, an icebox or frig, and micro or stove).. no plumbing or toilets required.. they dont even look for that.. if its under 15 seats (yes seats not design).. and under 26k you can reg it like a passenger car.. no different than someone who has a club-wagon... and then the stove / bed / frig reqs dont even apply... my old bluebird years ago was a passenger car... a TON of short under 26k skoolies end up being Ohio-State football tailgating busses this way.. if it is not re-titled as a motorhome and is registered as a passenger car Most anyone will insure it too... the DEV bus is over 26k so i had to reg and title it as an RV and carry commercial insurance for personal use on it... and had to state it was not being converted to a camper... which is correct.. its a 'technology art studio' as far as they are concerned.. and that is indeed how I use it..

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Old 11-25-2016, 10:43 AM   #32
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So, I recently went to our tag office (Chatham County, GA) and they told me basically what has been reported here. If the VIN comes up with a bus designation, they will not change that designation. They also seemed pretty stuck on the idea that the vehicle still looks like a bus on the outside. I was told I needed to get a "UD bus tag" and that it will cost about $1000 per year. Is there anyone in Georgia who has encountered this and managed to find a way around it? Are there any of you in GA who just got the bus tag and rolled with it? How does that affect your insurance and licensing? It was a pretty frustrating day for me, though I already knew it would be tough in this state. :/
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:47 AM   #33
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interesting... Ohio fortunately is easy to do... take an out of state title.. they look at the vehicle to match the VIN, then they issue an ohio title.. and since it was already registered for road use in another state (even a transit or temporary tag).. they simply issue whatever type of registration you want... if you register as a motorhome they simply have you sign a paper that says its meets the reqs.. (a bed, an icebox or frig, and micro or stove).. no plumbing or toilets required.. they dont even look for that.. if its under 15 seats (yes seats not design).. and under 26k you can reg it like a passenger car.. no different than someone who has a club-wagon... and then the stove / bed / frig reqs dont even apply... my old bluebird years ago was a passenger car... a TON of short under 26k skoolies end up being Ohio-State football tailgating busses this way.. if it is not re-titled as a motorhome and is registered as a passenger car Most anyone will insure it too... the DEV bus is over 26k so i had to reg and title it as an RV and carry commercial insurance for personal use on it... and had to state it was not being converted to a camper... which is correct.. its a 'technology art studio' as far as they are concerned.. and that is indeed how I use it..

-Christopher

Oklahoma was even easier than that...
Brought bus to tag agent, they verified vin with Arkansas bus title, titled it as motorhome without any other information or requirements. Showed them digital copy of my progressive insurance on iPhone, she copied policy number. Gave me tag on the spot.

Got new title in mail a few days later.

At the time of verification, I only had my cots pulled... 100% empty bus
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Old 11-25-2016, 11:55 AM   #34
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So, I recently went to our tag office (Chatham County, GA) and they told me basically what has been reported here. If the VIN comes up with a bus designation, they will not change that designation. They also seemed pretty stuck on the idea that the vehicle still looks like a bus on the outside. I was told I needed to get a "UD bus tag" and that it will cost about $1000 per year. Is there anyone in Georgia who has encountered this and managed to find a way around it? Are there any of you in GA who just got the bus tag and rolled with it? How does that affect your insurance and licensing? It was a pretty frustrating day for me, though I already knew it would be tough in this state. :/
Check out the thread on registering in Vermont.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:05 PM   #35
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Check out the thread on registering in Vermont.
Link: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/ho...ion-15292.html
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:10 PM   #36
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Check out this thread too.
Seems it was not too difficult.
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:59 AM   #37
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Check out the thread on registering in Vermont.
This is very intriguing. I wonder if there's anyone who has successfully executed this process in Georgia. They kept pointing to the bus designation being assigned to my VIN. When the vehicle gets registered in VT, will the VIN designation suddenly start popping up as RV?
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:43 AM   #38
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My understanding is once you get the RV designation from VT (whether you get a title or not is based on the age of the bus; anything over 15 yrs old gets what they call a transferrable registration) then it's an RV wherever you take it. I'm not sure what GA would do; the title history should show the change but you never know.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:09 AM   #39
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Never have done it myself but know of guys that have...Vermont is a great place to register a motorcycle with a lost title and the title you get from them can be changed to the state you live in.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:03 AM   #40
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its the title... im not sure how it works in vermont going to another state where theres no title issued... but if you buy the bus in one state and have it titled as an RV or motorhome, that will carry over to the next state... if your state is a PITA and you have a short bus you may very well be able to get away with leaving the title as a bus and not be required to have a CDL..

in Ohio my new bus is below 26k and under 16 passengers so I just left it as a Bus... the title still says bus.. when I registered it , they asked the weight and the seats and its just registered with regular ole plates like my pickup.. the only difference being because the title says Bus, it expires on a set date as opposed to my birthday.. and because its private owner, it doesnt require DOT numbers, CDL, etc because of its weight and size and not being used for hire.. in effect its a limousine... or a club wagon.. like a hotel van but non commercial...

if you buy it in a state that its easy to get it transferred on the title to an RV and you know your home state its hard, then retitle it in the purchased-from state before you bring it home.. this way you dont have issues in your home state as they will honor the title.. the title is originally created by the manufacturer.. the new state doesnt know you converted it from one type to the other in a previous state.. their computers arent that sophisticated... so they will honor it as an RV..

insurance-wise if you can get away with leaving it as a bus you'll have more options to insure it.. we have heard more than one case on these forums of progressive-commercial insuring someone until they converted their title to RV then they got dropped.. whereas if it is kept as a bus (small under CDL bus), then progressive will continue to insure.. some states.. (ohio included) seems not to be an issue.. one of my busses is insured through them for 6 months now titled as an RV with no problems..
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