Just drive it. I brought mine down from Maine sans CDL. As long as you:
- Drive Defensive
- Drive Carefully
- Keep to the Right
- Remember that it swings wide turning
- Don't attract the attention of the Cops
- DRIVE DEFENSIVELY
You'll be fine; it'll also allow you to get familiar with driving a bus; particularly a 40 footer. If you do have a friend with a CDL, have him do the ride along inside, this way if you do
get pulled over, he can explain that he's doing "driver training".
Things to also remember- New Jersey is special
about insurance; most companies that insure skoolies don't in New Jersey. You may have to talk to a commercial insurance provider.
The things that the Special Vehicles Unit will be looking for are:
[*]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
As well as (when flipping the title from bus to RV):
• 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
• Certified weight slip for the converted motor vehicle.
And, welcome to the insanity.