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Old 09-15-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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What is the 411 on insurance for California?

I have read dozens of threads about insurance in California and now my head hurts more than it did when I started.

Is it stricter now or easier that was a few years ago?

What companies are writing skoolies converted into RVs?

Are people choosing to register as a commercial vehicle for private use or what?

Texas aka Tiny Big Bus is going to be resurrected from the California Central Valley.
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National General AKA Good Sam, formerly GMAC. I also got insurance while converting.
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What’s the GVWR of your bus? If it’s diesel and >14000 then you need to title as a MH.
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If you need to change title you may want to use a private vehicle inspector to do it. I was quoted $125 to do it.
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Whatís the GVWR of your bus? If itís diesel and >14000 then you need to title as a MH.
This part I know. Have converted a 97 International into a motorhome title. But that was many years ago and I don't know if things have changed.

Also I believe that number is 14,050 #. Not nitpicking but mysteriously that is in number on a Ford E450 chassis
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:39 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=crazycal;348811]This part I know. Have converted a 97 International into a motorhome title. But that was many years ago and I don't know if things have changed.

My 5 window Thomas is 12500. I think the 6 window midbus is just at 14000.

https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/tb/truckbus.htm
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This part I know. Have converted a 97 International into a motorhome title. But that was many years ago and I don't know if things have changed.

My 5 window Thomas is 12500. I think the 6 window midbus is just at 14000.

https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/tb/truckbus.htm
I posted that the over 14k was correct. For some reason my post is not here. They did change it from 14050#.

Do you have someone for private Vin verification?
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Do you have someone for private Vin verification?
No. In the end I ended up with a cutaway <14000 so the transaction was simpler. I talked to a vehicle registration guy about it and what was required to justify title change. He would come to me to do it and charge $125.
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