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Old 09-08-2016, 12:56 AM   #101
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That is what I read also. Also, just an FYI, if you have not converted yet and only have a drivers license you can get a "one trip permit" to pick up and drive your bus home. It only cost $5. It is good for a week, one trip only. You have to have your route printed out and with you for the trip also.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:30 AM   #102
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That depends on the state, many don't offer that.
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:49 PM   #103
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Indiana!

Hello everyone!

I am very new to buses and we donít even own one yet; however, a possibility has potentially presented itself and I wanted to know more info before I get more involved.

The bus we are interested in is a 1996 Thomas International registered as an RV. If we were to buy it, we would be picking it up from being shipped into Los Angeles. Neither my husband or I have any kind of special license. My questions are:

1. What type of licensure do I need to get from the state of Indiana to be able to drive an RV?
2. We will sign the title paperwork in Los Angeles. At that point, in order to drive it from Los Angeles to Indiana, if the license is obtained ahead of time, what other documentation will we need? Will we need to go to a DMV in LA?
3. I believe it's currently titled in the state of Florida. Will we need to re-title it once we bring it back to Indiana?
4. Will we be able to transport passengers in the bus? If so, how many? Is a special license necessary?

Just dreaming. Thank you very much!
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:09 PM   #104
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1. What type of licensure do I need to get from the state of Indiana to be able to drive an RV?
2. We will sign the title paperwork in Los Angeles. At that point, in order to drive it from Los Angeles to Indiana, if the license is obtained ahead of time, what other documentation will we need? Will we need to go to a DMV in LA?
3. I believe it's currently titled in the state of Florida. Will we need to re-title it once we bring it back to Indiana?
4. Will we be able to transport passengers in the bus? If so, how many? Is a special license necessary?
1. No special license is required to drive an RV. if it's already titled/registered as that, then you're already ahead of the game.

2. Sign the title. Just make sure you have it and a bill of sale, if Indiana requires one. Some states do, others don't. The only reason you might have to hit a DMV in LA is to get a temporary tag to drive it back to Indiana. Should be fairly cheap but it IS Los Angeles.....

3. Re-title like you would any other vehicle. That will be done at registration time.

4. You can transport up to 15 passengers (including the driver). Anything beyond that requires a CDL with passenger endorsement.
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Wow AlleyCat, thank you so much! I appreciate the thoroughness. We are still uncertain about how far we will get in our bus-acquisition adventures, like I said we are super fresh to this, but we are looking forward to it.
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:07 PM   #106
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Greetings,

If I was to register a School Bus with a capacity of 72 passengers as an RV would I have to get a CDL. The end goal is to be able to transport 4 people after all the renovations are complete. Does the original capacity stay with the bus or does does the newly renovated capacity determine license requirements?

And one more question how do I start my own thread?
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Greetings,

If I was to register a School Bus with a capacity of 72 passengers as an RV would I have to get a CDL. The end goal is to be able to transport 4 people after all the renovations are complete. Does the original capacity stay with the bus or does does the newly renovated capacity determine license requirements?

And one more question how do I start my own thread?
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1. No special license is required to drive an RV. if it's already titled/registered as that, then you're already ahead of the game.

2. Sign the title. Just make sure you have it and a bill of sale, if Indiana requires one. Some states do, others don't. The only reason you might have to hit a DMV in LA is to get a temporary tag to drive it back to Indiana. Should be fairly cheap but it IS Los Angeles.....

3. Re-title like you would any other vehicle. That will be done at registration time.

4. You can transport up to 15 passengers (including the driver). Anything beyond that requires a CDL with passenger endorsement.
Pretty sure you would get any temp. tag from your home state, not the purchase state.

Before purchasing, make damn sure it is a legit sale.
Titled in Florida and selling in California raises red flags to me.
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Pretty sure you would get any temp. tag from your home state, not the purchase state.

Before purchasing, make damn sure it is a legit sale.
Titled in Florida and selling in California raises red flags to me.
Most states will issue temp tags to non-residents.
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