Originally Posted by signalderivation
If you'd like to convert the registration, here's a pretty good outline of the registration change process from 2015. I've had recent dealings with the DMV on this topic and the outline below is consistent with my experience.
I just read the statute and unless you are raising the roof or perhaps relocating a door, I don't think this section applies. This is intended to make sure that a salvaged, rebuilt, specially constructed, or kit built vehicle has been made safe for the roadway. The chassis of the bus is not changed in most build outs. The only safety items that are removed were only ever intended to be for school childrens' safety- the flashing lights, stop sign and arm. There is nothing inherently unsafe about a bus on the road unless you have modified it in a way that changes the chassis - adding a roof deck would also do that, cutting off the entire rear of the bus for a toy hauler, replacing the entire floor pan, etc. Just removing the seats, floor and ceiling and insulating etc is not what they are talking about.
My vehicle was already titled as a motorhome in Oregon and I registered it as Motorhome in NV. I took in a weight certificate from a CAT scale and my VIN inspection with the title, bill of sale and proof of insurance. The woman asked me if it had a bed I think, an I said well of course motorhomes have beds but she did not specifically mention any list of things it had to have and the NV code specifically states:
NRS 482.071 “Motor home” defined. “Motor home” means a structure:
1. Attached permanently to a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis;
2. Designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational or camping use; and
3. When assembled for the road, has a maximum body width of 102 inches.
(Added to NRS by 1973, 229; A 2001, 1725)
RS 482.101 “Recreational vehicle” defined. “Recreational vehicle” means a vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or camping use, which may be self-propelled, mounted upon, or drawn by, a motor vehicle. The term includes a recreational park trailer.
(Added to NRS by 1973, 229, 1585; A 2001, 1726)
The DMV website states:
"There are no special registration requirements for non-commercial recreational vehicles. RVs must meet pass emissions tests when required. You may need special driver license classes or endorsements for large vehicles or multiple trailers."
I see nothing under Nevada law that requires a bathroom in an RV or motorhome, so there's no reason a bus remodel would require one. If they say wait, that's a bus you say it used to be a bus, now it's a motorhome. All motorhomes are RVs, but not all RVs are motorhomes.
also, according to the form attached:
“Rebuilt vehicle” (NRS 482.09
means: 1. A vehicle for which one or more of the following major components have been replaced: (a) Cowl assembly; (b) Rear clip assembly; (c) Roof assembly; (d) Floor pan assembly; (e) Conventional frame coupled with one additional major component; or (f) Complete front inner structure for a unibody. Note: The term “rebuilt” does not include a vehicle for which the only change is the installation of a truck cab assembly.
Definitions “Complete front inner structure for a unibody” (NRS 482.0154) means the weld on structure of a vehicle, including, without limitation, the radiator support. Left and right aprons, upper and lower rails and strut towers, designed and intended to be located forward of the cowl assembly. “Conventional frame” (NRS 482.0157) means the main longitudinal structural members of the chassis of a vehicle used as the major support in the construction of the vehicle. “Cowl assembly” (NRS 482.01
to mean the forward structural portion of a vehicle to which are intended to be attached all or a part of the windshield frame, fire wall, housing of the instrument panel and hinges for the front doors. “Floor pan assembly” (NRS 482.0385) means the pans designed and intended to form the floor of the passenger compartment of a vehicle. “Rear clip assembly” (NRS 482.0965) means the entire rear structural portion of a vehicle designed and intended to be located behind the rear seat of the vehicle. “Roof assembly” (NRS 482.106) means the structural parts of a vehicle, including, without limitation, more than one-half of the vertical roof supports, the framework of the roof and the exterior metal skin that together are designed and intended to be located over the passenger compartment to form the roof of the vehicle.