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Old 04-20-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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State Inspections

Does anyone live in a state where your car must be expected for emissions/road worthieness? Did you have to have the bus inspected? How did it go?
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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I live in Virginia. Upon converting the Willow bus I had to change its status from a bus to a MTH (Motor Home). The Virginia DOT had an inspector come to my home and check it out. He first checked the VIN I D number inside the bus against the one on the firewall outside and to my suprize a hidden VIN inside the frame of the bus. he checked that the seats were removed and thats about it.

I then had to have a state inspection sticker and that was a little scarey, they checked the breaks and every light had to work, he checked the play in the stering and everything.
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My state has no such laws yet. Not even an annual safety inspection is required on cars. They did away with it about 5 years ago.
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Anyway, it cost me $10 and The Beast is now 100% legal to drive. Although, I'm just waiting to get pulled over and explain that the fact it has no seatbelt because it was done that way at the factory... I have the original build order! HAH! (eh?)
My bus didn't have a seatbelt when I got it either, I'm not sure if it ever had one. I think vehicles over 30 years old are exempt from that law anyway. Besides I doubt they would even think to be looking if you had been wearing a seatbelt, everything in the bus would be a distraction.
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