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Old 09-26-2016, 04:50 PM   #11
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I like brad's approach..

i have tags and insurance... cometo think of it i dont think ive ever seen any bus in a scale before... nor have I seen U-hauls in there even though some of them say to go in...

I figured I'll play dumb if they do send a car out to stop me..

'Officer it is being transported to a place for conversion into an RV by me, its owner'..

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When they see one that has been painted out/taped over, they know as well as anyone it's decommissioned. They usually assume it's being driven legally - one way or another - either on a temp tag, 30-day rule (depending on your home state), a dealer-transport tag, drive-away company (more common for new buses, but some used ones are moved this way), etc. They also assume that bus isn't likely to break the speed limit and isn't likely to even approach any weight limits; you aren't using it to make money so you are CDL exempt. The only likely violation would be air-brakes/Class B license, and even then it's a really gray area, so many states are different and not all buses have air brakes. They have better things to do than chase down some old school bus and hassle some innocent buyer who is very likely to be within the law.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:06 PM   #12
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When they see one that has been painted out/taped over, they know as well as anyone it's decommissioned. They usually assume it's being driven legally - one way or another - either on a temp tag, 30-day rule (depending on your home state), a dealer-transport tag, drive-away company (more common for new buses, but some used ones are moved this way), etc. They also assume that bus isn't likely to break the speed limit and isn't likely to even approach any weight limits; you aren't using it to make money so you are CDL exempt. The only likely violation would be air-brakes/Class B license, and even then it's a really gray area, so many states are different and not all buses have air brakes. They have better things to do than chase down some old school bus and hassle some innocent buyer who is very likely to be within the law.

Well said.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:01 AM   #13
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The government is here to help. LOL

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin' smart:
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard.
There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev'ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:01 AM   #14
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:07 AM   #15
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The government is here to help. LOL

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin' smart:
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard.
There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev'ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.
had that on a 45, brother hated it
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:03 AM   #16
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I love it!! I had so forgotten about that!!! now I gotta find it again!!!

as for me and scales and DOT... i just drove... no one bothered me..

a couple people had given me the fear that DOT doesnt like old skoolies before they are turned to RV... but I was cruisin along at 55-60 , I never even got followed by a cop...

at one fuel stop I had one stop and ask about the small wheels on the bus and then said "I always thought it would be fun to make a camper out of one.. safe travels!".. and we both went inside to get soda and yes.. (wait for it!) Donuts! for real...

I didnt paint over anything other than the name of the school was already painted over...

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Old 09-29-2016, 02:15 PM   #17
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There are people on here that don't have CB's.
They must not have tall gears.

Remember when Freedom was a 24 pack of Budweiser an once of Coke some sweet heart from the bar in cut off jeans to keep you awake and a fast car on a long trip. GOD this country was great! Now we fear the government might not let us go camping in a old school bus we bought and converted.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:26 PM   #20
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