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Old 10-08-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Weight question!

ANYONE KNOW THE WEIGHT OF AN INTERNATIONAL PB305 45 PASSENGER BUS?!?!

don't want to have to wing it for insurance
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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They likely won't care about what it weighs, but what the GVWR is and they will know that from the VIN.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:41 PM   #3
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thanks I actually have a picture of the GVWR and sent em that.

its 33,000 which seems high. hoping thats okay without a CDL after converted. I thought I read something that said a GWVR over 26,000 requires CDL...
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:45 PM   #4
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thanks I actually have a picture of the GVWR and sent em that.

its 33,000 which seems high. hoping thats okay without a CDL after converted. I thought I read something that said a GWVR over 26,000 requires CDL...
Many states waive the CDL weight requirement if it's an RV.
I'm sure your build out will not be close to that number
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:25 PM   #5
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thanks I actually have a picture of the GVWR and sent em that.

its 33,000 which seems high. hoping thats okay without a CDL after converted. I thought I read something that said a GWVR over 26,000 requires CDL...
  1. Go weigh your bus at a local CAT scale (truckstops)
  2. Check with YOUR state's DMV for licensing requirements.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:24 PM   #6
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If we knew where you are we may be able to give more specific answers. Regulations vary by state.

Perhaps you could fill out your profile?
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:29 AM   #7
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  1. Go weigh your bus at a local CAT scale (truckstops)
  2. Check with YOUR state's DMV for licensing requirements.
As far as I know, what your bus weighs has nothing to do with anything. When considering weight rules, the State will go by GVWR, which is the load capacity of the bus. I don't know who to legally change that GVWR on a chassis. Mine weighs 19400, state still says GVWR is 33000.

PS, I forgot I had already posted this info.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:33 AM   #8
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Lotf of members have had theirs changed in Florida when converting to RV title. I plan to attempt the same thing.
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Lotf of members have had theirs changed in Florida when converting to RV title. I plan to attempt the same thing.
I don't understand how you can change a manufacturers rating just because you took weigh off. The GVWR is the maximum load that chassis can handle safely, that doesn't change, ever.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #10
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Lotf of members have had theirs changed in Florida when converting to RV title. I plan to attempt the same thing.
I changed mine when I had the 40 footer.

Stuff varies from state to state, office to office, and employee to employee. YMMV.
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