Re: Out of state purchase
i think that if you have insurance and the title in yoru hand you'd probably be good to go. i agree that in most cases you could drive most anywhere in a school bus and not be hassled.
in michigan, you can drive a vehicle from the point of purchase to your residence as long as you have the title and the insurance. i'm sure that most every state, including michigan, has the option to buy a temporary tag so you can legally drive the vehicle across state lines. Again, i think insurance is the biggie.
if all goes as planned i'm getting ready to drive to lousiania to buy a bus. I plan to do one of two things.....either purchase temporary plates while i'm there, or just buy lousiania plates for the vehicle. I don't see any good reason to have michigan plates verses any other state. A friend of mine in chicago has a bus with michigan plates, and another friend of mine had his truck plated in ohio even though he as a michigan drivers liscense.
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