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Old 08-11-2014, 02:02 PM   #11
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Ok CT Sucks! Kept changing the requirements as to what is a camper. Told me to give up and register as it was commercial.
HA! then they changed the requirement for that too! Now you need a form 25 business liability proof of insurance.

1) if your bus is less than 12.5 gvw you CAN register it as a pass van! If higher your screwed! You need to goto the main office for inspection and now they want full plumbing! but.................. all is not lost! and BTW alstate had no problems insuring it as a camper.

Register it in VT! All you need is a Vin Verification in CT at one of the emission stations, you can do it by mail but short ride and you can have your plates same day!

Bring proof you paid the sales tax when you bought it.

Will update this if we keep the bus. I am going to take it back to Ct dmv as a out of state motorhome and see how that goes. should work cuz VT says its a camper!
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #12
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Re: Need help registering in CT

Rule 1 in playing Ct DMV--go to Old Saybrook!!!!! All the rest are in Cities--where the local populus are trying to play tricks all day. O.S. dmw has the feel of a small business that whats you there. They aren't pushovers-but they dont try to bust you balls just because they can. (AKA the Monster-Wethersfield)
I (actually my wife-maybe thats a help) just walked in and said Camper-and that was it. 14.5k gross-former Commercial plate-and I presume former Livery plate.
I like the Vt. angle-I had that as plan B. (Mother lives up there +I'm up there constantly.
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:31 AM   #13
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I register my bus as private use in connecticut and I had to remove most of the seats and left a total of 8 seating seats and it was register as a 2000 Ford e450 super duty cutaway and the insurance the same way
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Before buying my short bus (Corbeil 14-seater on an E350), I called CT DMV to check that I wouldn't need a CDL or any other craziness. I was very clear that it was a small school bus, and they said that as long as it was under 26K GVW, I was in the clear.

So I got all my documentation in order, waited 3.5 hours at the DMV, and they told me everything was fine except that I owed city car taxes. Of course, I DON'T owe taxes, and I showed them this on the Hartford city website, but Hartford doesn't bother to enter info into DMV's database, so I had to go to city hall for a paper certificate.

The next day at the DMV, after a two hour wait, they said that actually, I couldn't register my bus if it was yellow. So now I have to get the damn thing painted. I'm sure that when I go back they'll tell me that something else needs to happen.
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Let me guess-Weathersfield DMV? For the 2 hour wait-you should drive to Old Saybrook-get in + out in 15 miinutes-take time for lunch-drive back and still be home before you'd be waited on. ;)
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