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Old 11-22-2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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HELLOOOO fellow skoolies
Im very interested in buying a small or mid sized bus under $4,000 to convert into a film studio. I am a journalist and I need the bus to function as a studio/office. I dont need any plumbing but i will be needing electricity. im just wondering how i can find out more about Florida laws concerning conversions? Can i park it at my apartment and also do the construction there? What do i register it as? Im a bit overwhelmed guys can you please help me out. I'd like to find this info out so i can be prepared before purchasing.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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I can't speak for Florida but for you I would give the FLO members on here some time(not very long ) to catch up? Quite a few in Florida and quite a few registered there and on the road.
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HELLOOOO fellow skoolies
Im very interested in buying a small or mid sized bus under $4,000 to convert into a film studio. I am a journalist and I need the bus to function as a studio/office. I dont need any plumbing but i will be needing electricity. im just wondering how i can find out more about Florida laws concerning conversions? Can i park it at my apartment and also do the construction there? What do i register it as? Im a bit overwhelmed guys can you please help me out. I'd like to find this info out so i can be prepared before purchasing.
IDK if you can park it at your apartment, you'll have to ask the apartment owner/manager. I doubt it, though. Do people park buses or semi's there?
FL doesn't really have "laws" about conversions, other than signing an affidavit converting to an RV. But a mobile studio will be a commercial thing.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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IDK if you can park it at your apartment, you'll have to ask the apartment owner/manager. I doubt it, though. Do people park buses or semi's there?
FL doesn't really have "laws" about conversions, other than signing an affidavit converting to an RV. But a mobile studio will be a commercial thing.
It could be a personal studio. Mine would be, were I building one
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:48 PM   #5
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It could be a personal studio. Mine would be, were I building one
Commercial for personal use.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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As long as you sign an affidavit stating your bus either has 120 volt electricity, plumbing, and I can't remember the third. You can change the title. I would also make sure you you have a copy of Florida form TL 13 to help them realize what you are doing is allowed
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:59 PM   #7
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Thank you for all of your help, But what is the first step i need to take after purchasing the bus? and where exactly do most of you park the bus for conversion work?
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Commercial for personal use.
So I have to register it as a commercial vehicle not an RV?
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"Commercial for personal use" is how you would insure a bus that is still titled as a bus. You can keep it that way throughout the conversion if you like, and get the Title changed to "RV" or "MH" when you are done.

Then you would insure it as an RV.
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So I have to register it as a commercial vehicle not an RV?
No register it as a private bus till its converted or you'll be without ins.
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