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Old 10-19-2019, 04:00 AM   #21
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That was good news. Just got off the phone with the maintenance manager and asked specifically about my bus. He said the dispatcher consider #521 to be the "Princess" of the fleet. Buses were serviced every 2500 miles.
Now that is just icing on he cake!

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Old 10-19-2019, 07:26 AM   #22
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:38 PM   #23
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Checking out some sale ads and came across this. Though this is an HDX and not an MPV like the one I just bought. I could have 10 of mine for what they want for this one.

https://www.lasvegasbussales.com/inv...-liner-b60831/
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:52 PM   #24
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Marc, how hard is it to title a bus in Georgia "bus to Rv"? What is required? I have been in the shadows on this forum for awhile. I am close to taking the final step but mine will be a shorty as its just me and my dogs on trips.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #25
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Marc, how hard is it to title a bus in Georgia "bus to Rv"? What is required? I have been in the shadows on this forum for awhile. I am close to taking the final step but mine will be a shorty as its just me and my dogs on trips.
Same 4 of 6 requirements every other state uses. My case went against all the advice. State Farm was adament about not insuring during the build, but would insure as an RV at completion. When my build policy ran out I got the RV full coverage from State Farm. I am fully covered at this point without them asking for any documentation at all. Surprising to me. I'm sure it would bite me in the arse if it were not converted and had a claim filed.




Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
Gas or electric fridge
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
110v power supply


Where's Walthourville?
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #26
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Walthourville is close to Savannah about 40 minutes south outside of Fort Stewart. Does someone need to inspect the bus for the 4 of 6 requirements.
Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
Gas or electric fridge
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
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Is there short cuts for those items?
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:31 PM   #27
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Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source "camping stove w/gas bottle"?
Gas or electric fridge "12volt cooler?"
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine " Heater powered by generator"
Potable (drinkable) water supply " Water Tank?"
110v power supply " Generator?"
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:34 PM   #28
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Walthourville is close to Savannah about 40 minutes south outside of Fort Stewart. Does someone need to inspect the bus for the 4 of 6 requirements.
Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
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Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
110v power supply
Is there short cuts for those items?
I mentioned I got lucky. Many have converted titles to RV with no documentation or inspection. Your insurance is the one with financial liability, so they will want proof. Some DMV inspection may be no more than picture proof.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:19 PM   #29
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Same 4 of 6 requirements every other state uses. My case went against all the advice. State Farm was adament about not insuring during the build, but would insure as an RV at completion. When my build policy ran out I got the RV full coverage from State Farm. I am fully covered at this point without them asking for any documentation at all. Surprising to me. I'm sure it would bite me in the arse if it were not converted and had a claim filed.




Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
Gas or electric fridge
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
110v power supply


Where's Walthourville?
Gotta be careful speaking in absolutes. Florida doesn't require 4 of 6.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #30
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Walthourville is close to Savannah about 40 minutes south outside of Fort Stewart. Does someone need to inspect the bus for the 4 of 6 requirements.
Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source
Gas or electric fridge
Toilet with exterior evac
Heat/AC with power other than engine
Potable (drinkable) water supply
110v power supply
Is there short cuts for those items?

LOL I'm in Savannah and I don't know where Walthourville is.
Hey neighbor. I just drove my bus home yesterday. Hoping I guess to go to the tag office tomorrow and see what happens.


Insurance too. My agent didn't seem to think it was a big deal last week. We had trouble for a few minutes sorting out the VIN. Called a main office and she knew what a skoolie was. I got a commercial policy to drive it home. Cancelled it today but my agent was out until tomorrow. I will update.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:56 PM   #31
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Let me know how it goes at the DMV, I myself am under USAA and they have a partner that handles the insurance side will call them when I find my shorty.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:58 PM   #32
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LOL I'm in Savannah and I don't know where Walthourville is.
Hey neighbor. I just drove my bus home yesterday. Hoping I guess to go to the tag office tomorrow and see what happens.


Insurance too. My agent didn't seem to think it was a big deal last week. We had trouble for a few minutes sorting out the VIN. Called a main office and she knew what a skoolie was. I got a commercial policy to drive it home. Cancelled it today but my agent was out until tomorrow. I will update.
On my initial purchase, knowing it would be non op for a period, I just had the title work done with no registration. No sense in paying a year of reg with no use.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:14 PM   #33
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yeah the Valorem tax hurts
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:21 PM   #34
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Another cost saver is suspending insurance when you will not be driving. I can turn insurance on and off with a phone call. I do follow up with an email so I have it in writing.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:37 PM   #35
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Ive lived in Beaverton and drove bus there. They do take good care of them from what I could tell.
Hows your trip going?
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:46 PM   #36
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Ive lived in Beaverton and drove bus there. They do take good care of them from what I could tell.
Hows your trip going?
I fly out on the 30th, pick it up the next day and head back 2600 miles.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:22 PM   #37
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if you are looking for rust free buses, and 25% more bang for your $, keep parts of Canada in mind - I involuntarily let out an expletive when I saw the clean, rust free undercarriage of my 1975 C60 Chevy bus/MH - it's hard to believe a vehicle that old could be so rust free - from what I've seen in ads and in person, northern Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta are largely rust free - anywhere they have 'hard' winters and little slush seem to be good areas - the south coast of BC should be good too I think, as they have little snow and seldom have to put salt on the roads - Ontario vehicles in general are pretty much guaranteed to be rust buckets, as are vehicles from the Maritime provinces - I don't know much about Quebec vehicles - there is no import duty between Canada and the US, either direction, when importing goods made in North America ( not sure about Mexico ) - having a broker makes importing much simpler for things like vehicles and machinery
I bought my truck in BC and imported it into the US. I recall from the process that commercial vehicles are a bit more difficult.

My truck was built in Mexico then sold in Alberta then imported to the US.

I imported my truck without a broker. From that experience I will agree that using a reputable broker is a good idea.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:06 PM   #38
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I was thinking the 30th was Thurs., it's tomorrow. I'll head out about 3:30 for a 7:40 flight. Hope the roads are not an aissue on the way back. I'd rather not have a trial by fire with the snow chains.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:21 PM   #39
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I bought my truck in BC and imported it into the US. I recall from the process that commercial vehicles are a bit more difficult.

My truck was built in Mexico then sold in Alberta then imported to the US.

I imported my truck without a broker. From that experience I will agree that using a reputable broker is a good idea.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:26 AM   #40
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I was thinking the 30th was Thurs., it's tomorrow. I'll head out about 3:30 for a 7:40 flight. Hope the roads are not an aissue on the way back. I'd rather not have a trial by fire with the snow chains.
Here is to wishing you fair winds and safe travels.
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