Colorado registration simplified
Here is a simple guide on registering your Bus as a Motorhome in CO state.
First and foremost let me tell you something I learned. In CO you aren't just registering as a motorhome, it's a new form of title. You do need certain items of paperwork for it to be accepted.
ORIGINAL TITLE with everything filled out on the back for transfer.
BILL OF SALE - whether from a dealer or individual this is a no brainer.
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I have included digital images of these documents below.
TITLE APPLICATION - Filled out as normal
CERTIFIED WEIGHT SLIP - We went to a local gravel company and they did ours for $3 and took about 5 minutes in and out.
CERTIFIED VIN VERIFICATION - DOC# DR 2698 - You can get this from a Police Department or a Car Dealership, Make sure it's the document number listed above or it won't be accepted. We paid $10, make sure they check MOTORHOME on this paper or it is useless. This verifies the vin in the dmv's eyes as a motorhome vin number for their paperwork. We had the original vin verification slip from our dealer but it had BUS checked so we had to go and get a new one. Learn from my experience here.
JOINT TENANCY APPLICATION: This needs to be filled out if you have more than one person on the title. My husband and I filled one of these out so I figured it would be good to add here. He did not need to be present at the DMV with me to register the Bus, I had him sign the paper work anywhere it was needed before I left to the office.
STATEMENT OF FACT - DOC# DR 2444: This is where you make a list of the items that would certify that your bus is now a motorhome. This is the list and let me just say this, while not entirely legal we filled ours out with what we will be putting in the bus even though it's not installed yet. I listed brands and type of appliances and such on ours.
>you need 4 out of the 6 to be accepted
- COOKING: they are looking for a permanent stove or cook top fixture
- REFRIDGERATOR OR ICE BOX
- SELF CONTAINED TOILET:I put "compost toilet with 20g grey water tank"
- HEATING AND OR A/C: do not say you have a wood stove if you do. We put
'diesel air heater' on ours and we were fine.
- POTABLE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM INCLUDING FAUCET AND SINK
- SEPARATE 110-125V ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY AND OR LP GAS SUPPLY
WE WERE NOT REQUIRED TO DO A EMMISSIONS TEST (our bus is 2001)
THEY DO NOT DO A PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE
NO SMOG REQUIRMENTS FOR OUR BUS
TELL THEM IT'S ANY COLOR OTHER THAN YELLOW - WE SAID BLACK
The girl I worked with at the dmv was very sweet and easy to work with even though she had never actually done a conversion registration before. We walked out of there with our plates and our title will be in within a month.
So, there you have it, a simple breakdown that you can't mess up. Just don't talk too much, call it a motorhome in the office and hopefully you've understood everything! GOOD LUCK!
DRINK WHISKEY, LIVE WILD