Registering short bus in NY
After and complicated life the last few years, I am a new home owner (again) and have been looking into a vehicle for hauling. 4x8 sheets just don't fit in many vehicles, and I hate the idea of using a trailer.
I wanted to, still do, find a Kei truck, NY isn't friendly and it costs over a grand to set up an LLC to go through all the hoops to register one out of state.
The thought came to me to nab a short bus. Keep a couple seats in and I can haul the family with room to spare for equipment, mountain biking, camping.. but more importantly, plenty of room for materials and hauling general stuff.
Price is right, I'd be looking for one around 4-5k. I have questions about reliability, though I'm a former mechanic and surely can handle that.
Registration.. that I am not sure about. I'm just looking for a small jobber. I imagine NY being NY, I still have to jump through hoops and register it either as a commercial vehicle (not ideal) or as a house on wheels? Am I able to just register it as a van, since that essentially is what it is?