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Old 07-01-2021, 02:18 PM   #41
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Hello. I just finished this process successfully in Potter County TX. Our tax office manager is a real ball buster so if there was any grief to hand out, I would have suffered the full measure.



I handed the tax officer the existing title, the rebuild VTR-61, the VTR-130U, current prof of insurance, bill of sale, drivers license, a half dozen photocopied pictures of the bus interior. I didn't volunteer any extra info on the VTR-61. They nailed me to the wall for not registering my bus for the two years it took me to convert it. He was interested in the odometer reading photo and compared it to the original Bill Of Sale.



All went A-OK, except the hefty fine. Just received the MH title in the mail. Took about two weeks to receive that new title.


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What kind of hefty fine did you receive?

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Old 07-01-2021, 08:36 PM   #42
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Thought I would jump in this conversation for my 2cents worth. Just got mine insured as a private bus with State Farm for $37.00 a month / full coverage. It is titled as a bus. The DMV gave me some forms to title it as a MH. Seems like a lot of hassle to change it over. I will say though that a couple of years ago the Texas DMV on their own just arbitrarily started revoking titles to our street legal Dune buggies in the state. Wanted all owners to send their titles to the state. Well you can imagine what kind of $hit storm that started. Long story short, it took two years to have a law passed to reinstate our titles to make them street legal again. A real cluster !! Do not be surprised that the state could do the same to our builds. All in the name of safety.
So i can just get title transfered and registered as a bus an just get minimum liability insurance no problem?
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Old 07-01-2021, 09:24 PM   #43
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better safe than as sorry as some of the bus builds I see.
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Old 07-02-2021, 08:53 AM   #44
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So i can just get title transfered and registered as a bus an just get minimum liability insurance no problem?
It seems that every DMV around the country has its on rules & regulations. The States have their laws & guidelines, but whoever you get at said DMV’s, somewhat make up their own. Nothing against the folks working at these places, they’re doing the best they can dealing with the insane Bureaucrats that hand these laws & regs down. I had no problems with my inspection, titling, registration & insurance here in south Texas. In all fairness, my bus was almost complete before I did all those things
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:38 PM   #45
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The insurance for all state changed here in TX. It changed June 7th with all state and the premiums went up. I think the underwriting company changed or something, before conversion are like 100-200 a month. SMH. lol. Guess ima convert it fast. haha.

But once converted and can show pics, (no RV titling necessary) they just want to see pics it has been converted, the premium goes down 38%.
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:21 PM   #46
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The insurance for all state changed here in TX. It changed June 7th with all state and the premiums went up. I think the underwriting company changed or something, before conversion are like 100-200 a month. SMH. lol. Guess ima convert it fast. haha.

But once converted and can show pics, (no RV titling necessary) they just want to see pics it has been converted, the premium goes down 38%.
Wow, that still seems way out of whack. I guess it’s to be expected though with inflation rearing it’s ugly head.
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:53 PM   #47
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Right! Thats crazy imo, to be honest. Posted it in the other thread.. My quote was $197, as is. or $138 per month after conversion. Thats with a near perfect driving record, and slightly bad credit and im 34yo. smh!
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Old 07-24-2021, 10:08 PM   #48
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Hi, i know this is an old post. But do you have any pics of the inside of your bus. Im in the process of doing something similar.

Thank you in advance, God bless
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:29 PM   #49
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Hi, i know this is an old post. But do you have any pics of the inside of your bus. Im in the process of doing something similar.

Thank you in advance, God bless
Who are you asking for pics from Soaringcook?
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Old 07-25-2021, 06:55 AM   #50
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Who are you asking for pics from Soaringcook?
They mean yours, even if they don't know it yet.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:42 PM   #51
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They mean yours, even if they don't know it yet.
Hahahaha. Damn your up awful early this morning !!!
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