Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-10-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 151
Re: Need help registering in CT

To get it insured and registered as a RV then you have to have the title changed to a motor home. MY might stand for Mybus, a Thomas Built mini bus product, so thats my best bet. Since you need it to be registered quick, register it as commercial. Since you don't want to have a shower or any of that then if it was registered as a MH it might be denied coverage in a accident. Just my thoughts...
jmar896 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

Really?? I wasn't getting that from what I have read here. I didn't think the title had to say RV to go the camper route.
Weird.
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:06 PM   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

That is interesting about the Thomas bus. I was getting so confused by the MY since when I looked it up as a body style the only references I found were to three wheelers.
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

Since the title does not say anything about bus I am wondering if I can just register it like a van if the camper situation gets to be too much of a headache. I don't know what the DMV person will make of it saying Cutaway and MY but maybe I can just catch the right person on the right day.

I'm just trying to figure out what direction to go in before I start..as far as insurance etc.
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #5
Bus Crazy
 
Scooternj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: EHT New Jersey
Posts: 1,134
Year: 2003
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International 3000RE
Engine: T444E/AT545
Rated Cap: 75
Re: Need help registering in CT

For a shortbus, they tend to be ~15 thousand pounds, so you can, in theory, get away without a CDL (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Best bet, call DMV's main office for information. I did that, and got the bible on what I need to do to flip the title to an RV from NJ's Motor Vehicle Commission.

Its for the big guys, like my 75 pax with airbrakes, that need to have the title changed over to RV so we don't fall into the CDL requirements. And I'm having the same issue with insurance. I had Progressive, through Good Sam, but they dropped me after two weeks (invalid body style); Foremost will insure a bus conversion, but only if its professional job.
__________________
Hey! That's not an RV, that's a school bus.
Well thank you for noticing, Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious on deviantArt
Scooternj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

Oh I def don't need a CDL I know that but what my options are for insurance and registering are still way foggy to me.
Btw from reading on here I gathered that you might be able to get insurance through GMAC or State Farm but again I am foggy and trying to figure this out.
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
Scooternj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: EHT New Jersey
Posts: 1,134
Year: 2003
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International 3000RE
Engine: T444E/AT545
Rated Cap: 75
Re: Need help registering in CT

Quote:
Originally Posted by VuduVudu
Oh I def don't need a CDL I know that but what my options are for insurance and registering are still way foggy to me.
Btw from reading on here I gathered that you might be able to get insurance through GMAC or State Farm but again I am foggy and trying to figure this out.
Check with your local agent for State Farm. As for me, I live in New Jersey, so GMAC is already off the table. Most insurance underwriters I've talked to don't write policies for NJ residents, mainly because the state has to approve who comes in.

And like I said, check with DMV central office. They can at least clear up the fog on registering.
__________________
Hey! That's not an RV, that's a school bus.
Well thank you for noticing, Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious on deviantArt
Scooternj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 10:11 PM   #8
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

I guess..
it's not like I am shady in general but asking them (DMV) is a tough one as they can sometimes over complicate things and may get me in a weird situation.
I know this from buying/driving vintage vehicles for years.
I tend to try and find out all the pitfalls ahead of time since often people have gone before and worked out the kinks so to speak.

Thanks for all of the help!
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
sdwarf36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Moodus, Ct.
Posts: 1,054
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Champion
Chassis: Ford e-450
Engine: 7.3 Powerstroke
Rated Cap: 14
Re: Need help registering in CT

I just walked into DMV (Old Saybrook) to reg my shortie-it had been registered commercial before me. Just filled out the paperwork + asked for camper plates + they never asked a question.
__________________
Don't make a fuss-just get on the bus!

my bus build http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/Skoolies/Sped
sdwarf36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:21 AM   #10
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Year: 1991
Re: Need help registering in CT

That is good to know sdwarf! I think I was setting myself up for problems by asking about "my school bus"
Where did you get your insurance through?
VuduVudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Registering Bus as Motorhome in GA rclong Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 30 11-27-2016 11:20 PM
registering with skoolie.net beaver Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 19 08-12-2012 07:25 PM
Need help buying/registering bus somjuan Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 2 07-09-2008 01:53 PM
Insurancing and registering a converted bus loose change Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 9 04-01-2006 11:34 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.