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Old 01-16-2014, 09:21 AM   #61
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regarding the Florida bus to rv conversion.... I did fill out the affidavit and take it to be registered as a converted mobile home. It's at that point that they directed me to have it inspected so they can give me an assembled from parts title. I want to know if someone has actually been through this process in Florida and has received a mobile home title or an assembled from parts title.
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regarding the Florida bus to rv conversion.... I did fill out the affidavit and take it to be registered as a converted mobile home. It's at that point that they directed me to have it inspected so they can give me an assembled from parts title. I want to know if someone has actually been through this process in Florida and has received a mobile home title or an assembled from parts title.
That’s ridiculous. I’m going to drive over to the Marion County office today and see if they can give me a different answer.

Did you talk to someone else at the DMV?
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Actually, the “Camel & Goat” logo is something I came up with to represent my finished RV conversion. The goat represents my Jeep (found on almost every continent, climbs anything, rugged to a fault) and the camel is my bus conversion (200 gallons of fresh water on board means I can go long periods without stopping for water). Since I’m building-in the ability for the bus to carry the Jeep, the goat rides on the back of the camel in the logo. In this spirit, I also have a goat skull lashed to the roof rack of my Jeep and intend to get a camel skull for the RV when it’s done. (Both are available from http://www.skullsunlimited.com.)
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that logo is cool, the way it represents your build, crave to see some pics.
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I spoke with two different people at the Palmetto DMV location. They were very adamant that issuing an assembled from parts title is what happens next, and the bus would still keep the same requirement for a CDL driver with passenger endorsement. If I can't get it titled and registered as a MH, it'll be easier to just get the CDL. I didnt want to be that restricted on who can drive it. I sometimes swap vehicles with friends. If you have connections in Marion County, i'd love to hear if they have better news. Maybe my tax office was wrong in sending me for the inspection, but they called the DMV to find out what to do with it.
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that logo is cool, the way it represents your build, crave to see some pics.
Lots of pictures in my build thread. Link is in my signature.
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kjones, I stopped by my local tax collector (tag and titles) and the DMV office and what I got was confusion from both sides. They each seem to defer to the other. The tax collector said they only title the vehicle based on what the DMV tells them, and the DMV said they inspect the vehicle and then the tax collector determines which title is issued. Ugh.

Maybe this will help. Link to Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Procedure TL-13: Certificate of Title Requirements for Recreational Vehicles, Mobile Homes, and Office Trailers (PDF). They printed it for me, but I haven’t yet read through the whole thing (about 10 pages). It may be able to spell out exactly what you need for a Motorhome title.
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For us NJ'ers, here's the updated procedures for New Jersey copied right out of the email I got from NJ MVC:

Bus – Motor Home (RV)
Foreign – Bus – Motor Home Page 1 of 3
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1) Change vehicle type on Comp System : This Procedure will be followed when the MVC-Foreign Title Unit is notified that a bus was converted to a Recreational Vehicle (RV). The regulations concerning Certificate of ownership for used motor vehicles converted into motor homes is 13:21-20.5. This transaction can be handled through the mail or in-person at the MVC central office in Trenton. If approved, this transaction will be handled in 2 steps:
2) Issue a Replacement title on the Agency V3 System
* Motor Home Vehicle Type = 05 Required Modifications
? Remove most seats from the bus : In order for the bus to be converted to an RV, the customer must make the following modifications to the vehicle:
? Remove emergency lights including the side mounted stop sign
? Repaint the exterior of the vehicle (Cannot remain any shade of yellow)
? Install a permanent bed or sleep sofa
? Install a permanent sink or bar sink (Must be in working order)
? Install a permanent stove or microwave
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Foreign – Bus – Motor Home Page 2 of 3
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Original NJ Title
o If the customer wishes to re-sell the vehicle, they must do so after the conversion, as a separate transaction. must be already in customer’s name as a Bus.
• Color photographs
o Exterior photos must completely/clearly show all 4 sides of the vehicle. of the interior and exterior after the conversion.
o Interior photos must completely/ show the bed, stove/microwave and sink.
• Pencil tracing or photograph clearly showing the complete VIN plate
• $60.00 check or money order payable to: NJMVC.
o If cash is received through the mail, immediately notify a supervisor.
No Cash (mail/ dealers)
o $85.00 is required if title is issued with a lien.
• Certified weight slip for the converted motor vehicle.
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RV Title in Maryland was pretty simple. You have to sign an affidavit stating that the vehicle has 4 out of the following:
A place to sleep, A way to prepare food, a functioning toilet, Air conditioning and/or heating, Running water supply, An icebox or refrigerator. The definition of an icebox is a place to store food that has a separate area to hold ice for the purpose of keeping food cold.

They will ask if it has been painted a color different than yellow, if the warning lights have been disabled and how many seats you left in.

They did not ask for pictures, I did have receipts with me to show but they didn't seem too interested.

I went to the DMV closest to the state where I purchased the bus which meant going to a more rural office.. not sure if that helped.

In my mind, an icebox = ice chest, running water = a water jug with a spout, a place to sleep = sleeping bag and a toilet = a bucket.

There is no law that says that you can't remodel your original conversion.. so all that got ripped or taken out when I got it home.
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