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Old 01-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #31
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Yup, did it today. No inspection required, they did not even see the bus, but had to provide notarized affidavid (their form) showing that it is NOT being used for commercial, and that it has a bed, tank (waste) and permanant cooking device.
Sales tax on what I paid for it, blah blah fees, and $360 later, new plates and registered as Motorhome... Only weird stipulation is that I am required to "display" a sign, visible to law enforcement, that it is "NOT FOR HIRE... that was it. I did it in B.C. cuz it was close... though I live in Walla Walla County... like Chamo Bus

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they never said anything about the "not for hire" to me in walla walla in the spring of 08. ohh and it is CAMO-MONSTER, and i have not lived in the walla walla area for over a year, i live in the omak, wa. area now.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #32
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Update... I recently got my bus titled as a motor home... Cost me $320... I did the inspection thru the state patrol on 112th and Portland in Spanaway... There was a 6 week waiting list... They wanted most things an RV has and not temp stuff like camp stove and such...

Here's the deal, you do need an inspection... If you go to one of the places that others had luck with out an inspection, DO NOT hand them your paper work and info... Find out first if they will simply change the classification and charge you a fee... If you give them info about your bus and yourself and they put it into the computer system and say you need an inspection, you're screwed... Once your in the system, your in...

I went to the dmv on Mountain Highway and 224th with all my paperwork, handed them everything and told them I needed to change the title and reclassify it as a motor home... They punchEd in all the info and I was ready to hand over some cash... Then I was told that it needed to be inspected... I tried to reason with then with no luck... Went to another dmv and there I was in the system and was told the sane thing...



Just an fyi for those trying to get this done... If I had just asked a few questions and found out the person I got wasn't gonna do it,I could have went to another one...

thats cause your on the west side of the state! and they are @$$ wholes over there
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #33
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That's the mistake I made, so many others didn't have an issue and I figured it would not be a problem... If I had called around instead, I may have gotten away without an inspection... Once your in the system and there's notes you could be screwed like I was... It's all good because it done and over with now and I have all the inspection, reclassification and such paperwork in my bus folder...
well in walla walla you only have one place that you can go to and that is the county court house to transfer titles and get plates.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:47 PM   #34
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No you don't need a CDL to drive a RV no matter how long, heavy... it is. However for those of us who have CDLs watching some of those people driving LARGE Rvs without a CDL is very hard to take, cause they don't know what they are doing and can be very dangerous. I would venture to guess most everbody here knows how to drive these magines though. Anyway, you can have a regular drivers license and get you air brake endorsement, it's worth it, believe me. There is nothing like having your air brakes go out while driving, having the endorsement and knowing what to do in every situation is valuable!
I have mixed feelings here. I put 250k+ miles on a rig that grossed 45k+ and was 63' long. No accidents or issues. I prefer not to have a CDL but I do take steps, including paid drivers training, to understand the equipment that I am operating.

That said... When I lived in AZ I saw way too many folks that could not navigate a parking lot in their 5th wheel hitch equipped 3/4 ton pickup.

If you cannot manage the pickup by itself then what the F are you doing pulling a 30-40 foot trailer?

Just my $0.02 worth...
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:55 PM   #35
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Sorry,

that got me off topic... We went to the nearest licensing office and got the "inspection" run around.

I called around and found a place in Snohomish that handled our title transfer and registration without inspection.

$388 later I have a titled and registered RV.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:06 PM   #36
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I have mixed feelings here. I put 250k+ miles on a rig that grossed 45k+ and was 63' long. No accidents or issues. I prefer not to have a CDL but I do take steps, including paid drivers training, to understand the equipment that I am operating.

That said... When I lived in AZ I saw way too many folks that could not navigate a parking lot in their 5th wheel hitch equipped 3/4 ton pickup.

If you cannot manage the pickup by itself then what the F are you doing pulling a 30-40 foot trailer?

Just my $0.02 worth...
I travel between florida and ohio often... sometimes a dozen times a year or more.. its a rare time that I DONT see an RV or travel trailer dumped or jacked on rt 75 or rt 95... now I have only ever seen a couple of these accidents happen in person so i haveno idea the cause of the rest of them.. was it car drivers being dumb and cutting them off.. or was it the RV driver beinf dumb?

ive been blown by big rigs going 80 that some would say are unsafe yet they are staying inside their white lines ..and ive been blown by RV;s and about get clipped because they are going too fast for their rig or for their driving skill...

a lot of it has to do with driving the rig in a manner that matches your skill level to drive it... theres many reasons why i dont run my bus at its max speed of 68... one of them being I know I dont have high amount of experience in the saddle... so I drive slower.. i can hang out in the right lane and traffic can go by if needbe.. if I run at 68 and its windy out.. my bus gets to be a little more of a handful and i feel i dont have the complete control over it like i do at 55-60...

sometimes people need to quit being in so much of a hurry.. esp when its an RV!! RV - Vacation - Relax!! I get why big riggers roll wheels hard... the system is messed up and they arent getting paid when they are going slow or stuck in traffic etc...

and im sure we can all point out big riggers whou shouldnt be going 80... but the majority of the time I spend on the road the big riggers arent who im worrying about.. but alot of the RV drivers are.. not all.. ive had plenty go by me that are in complete control of their rig...

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