When I tried to license my short bus they wanted an appraisal value as well even though I bought out of state and paid top dollar. They could not find an appraised value so I had to get it appraised at a used bus dealer even though I was told any dealer could do it. Cost me $150 and had already upgraded it after purchasing out of state so that did not help.
Don't recall name of bus shop but it was in the Spokane Valley area. Getting my bus registered has been one expensive PITA thanks to Deer Park DMV. NEVER dealing with them again.
2002 E450 Thomas/ U-JOINT 4X4, family hauler
1954 Crown 35 foot RV conversion, guest house
1945? City Bus (unknown manufacture), yard art
1940s 'Binder 7 window, man cave