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Old 07-31-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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Well this Friday I brought home a bus. A 2005 ihc 77passenger with dt466 and auto tranny. Me and some friends had toyed around with the idea of doing this for sometime now and when a month ago a friend said the town was about too blind bid auction off a bus that was in really good shape with a fresh motor just because of its age I thought what the hell and e-mailed a bid of $1050.00. Well I won by 45 bucks and drove it home Friday. Was wondering a few things and this site has been helpful but wondering if anyone who has already done one of these in vermont could answer a few questions.
1.)does it have to be painted or just the lettering removed?
2.)does the stop sign have to be removed?
3.)how many seats do I need to remove\have left without needing a bus endorsement.
4.)seatbelts? Mine has none but for the drivers seat.
5.)is it difficult to get it retitled as a rv?
Any and all input would be appreciated
Thanks, Chuck

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Old 07-31-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Year: 1991
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1 probably
2 yrs
Most depend on where you live
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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You will need to check/confirm the regs in the state you plan on registering it in. The rules vary wildly. Some states are easy going...others a total beotch.

Best of luck and let us know what you find out.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:44 PM   #4
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Wow what deal! How cool is that, talk about meant to be, and a fresh motor? Nice!. That's exciting.
Would love to see pictures?
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:12 PM   #5
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Can't be done....

I'll give you your money back!

Welcome aboard too
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