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Old 07-03-2005, 10:44 PM   #11
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As a bus/limo driver, this is my take: Open containers are legal on my bus or sedan IF...

None are in the "driver's area" (cab on a bus, front seat in a livery car).
Driver is sober.
Car is hired.

In an RV, it's legal in most states in the "house" area, not the "cab" area.

I don't pay much attention to those laws regarding my conversion, since I don't drink.
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:39 PM   #12
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In class A motorhomes, which our buses would be a part of there is never a physical division between the house and cab areas. Is this okay?
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:29 PM   #13
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I guess "lunging distance" depends on whether the driver is a pro basketball center or a triple crown jockey, or if officer UN-friendly has not reached his quota?
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:16 PM   #14
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I don't know many of the laws though it seems that when Joe blow cop or any other official type wants to do anything they find a way to do it. They regularly do DUI checkpoints and they have no probably cause but you still have to stop and play the game. I am not a big drinker and I never drink and drive but it is still a hassle to have to stop and prove my innocence along with everybody else.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:14 PM   #15
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Search & Seizure

Hey schoolie grease , If you are so concerned with search and seizure on and in your bus why not talk to an attorney in your area regarding search and seizure laws . The opinion of a bunch of bus nuts does not constitute the law as it is written and practiced locally . Be informed from a legitiment source. It is none of my business why you are so concerned with search and seizure laws but this is a bus conversion format not a format concerning how to get away with concealing illegal items in your bus. There are rules out there, if you follow the rules you have nothing to worry about. If on the other hand you do the crime be prepared to do the time : .

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Old 01-05-2006, 01:51 AM   #16
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A skoolie will be treated the same as a car for search and seizure purposes due to the inherent flight risk of a vehicle while a warrant is obtained.

So in other words, the police have more leeway with a skoolie than with a fixed home.

That is directly out of my textbook.
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:49 PM   #17
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Actually, any vehicle used as a residence (r/v, semi tractor with sleeper, bus, etc...) is considered just that, a residence. It is given the same rights with regard to searches as anyone else's home. It is not like a car, other than the driving compartment. A Police Officer needs probable cause, consent, the nose of a K-9 or a warrant to search the living area. Semi tractors only have a curtain between the cab and sleeper so a barrier is not a "must", but keep in mind that I (as a Law Enforcement Officer) can step into the cab area during a traffic stop and anything in plain site is fair game. If it's your living area you have an expectation of privacy, just like someone who lives in a house or apartment. That is as clear and difinitive answer as I can give you.
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It'd be a real good idea not to transport anything illegal. Then you can't have a problem.

Not always practical advice, I know, but for the most part...get a friend to hold the stash and follow you!

I once got busted for transporting young gulls across staid lions for immoral porpoises...
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I once got busted for transporting young gulls across staid lions for immoral porpoises...
O-O-O-O-O-O-O-W-W-W-W :P . . .Don't get me started, Eric!
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:04 PM   #20
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bottom line

Really all you have to remember is to follow the tried and true guidlines.

First, if you get pulled over, you are probably going to get a ticket, just accept it, follow the expected procedure and take it like an adult.

Second, keep your stash out of sight, and don't drive stoned, you may not smell it, but THEY will.

third, Don't give them a reason to ask for a search, in dress, manner, or attitude.

Finally, if you don't protest, and don't give them a reason to bring in the dogs, and you hide your stash well, you can feel comfortable in giving them the full tour, and then going about your business.
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