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Old 07-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Thumbs up WA State: commercial truck to motor home licensing.

Only costs $130 bucks on average to transfer my tittle to motorhome. with a little work it wont be hard. NO DOT/state patrol inspection required (they got rid of it) or scale weight. I plan on adding a small cot, and some kind of food prep thing. Just enough to get by legally, but yet out of the way. Really excited!! Already confirmed with the DMV, state patrol, and license office. Now insurance should be affordable! It wont be classy by any means, but it will be legal Pictures to come.

RCW 46.04.305
Motor homes.

"Motor homes" means motor vehicles originally designed, reconstructed, or permanently altered to provide facilities for human habitation, which include lodging and cooking or sewage disposal, and is enclosed within a solid body shell with the vehicle, but excludes a camper or like unit constructed separately and affixed to a motor vehicle.


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Old 07-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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Sorry i forgot to mention. 2005 Chevy Kodiak van style connected to a 16' heiser box with 7' todco rollup door. pics to come.
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Sounds good. The one thing that sticks out to me is the "permanently" word. Do they have to inspect the conversion? In MN I think you need a cop to sign off that it has the needed items installed.
What's going in that box?
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Sounds good. The one thing that sticks out to me is the "permanently" word. Do they have to inspect the conversion? In MN I think you need a cop to sign off that it has the needed items installed.
What's going in that box?
At one point there was a washington state patrol inspection, AND scale weight.

Now, there is no inspection in washington state, and no need for scale weight since motorhomes are fully exempt. Motor homes are also exempt from needing a CDL, or air brake license.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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Here are a few pictures of the truck so far. Bought it from Krispy Kreme before they went out of business locally. Got a sweet deal on it.
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Interesting cab/box union there. I've never seen anything quite like that. Any chance of a few more pics of the right side, a little farther back for perspective? Also maybe the inside cab roof? The wife might not appreciate that jump seat! lol.
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Interesting cab/box union there. I've never seen anything quite like that. Any chance of a few more pics of the right side, a little farther back for perspective? Also maybe the inside cab roof? The wife might not appreciate that jump seat! lol.
Here is one. There is a small sheet metal dent in the side skirt that needs some TLC.

"it's technically a van style Kodiak". cutaway cab, i believe they call it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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Wow. I can't decide if that is the coolest use of maximizing a small area, or the ugliest cab I have ever seen. I'm seeing the utility, you already have your rv door and steps built in, usually the first big project on a truck box conversion. From that angle it does not even look like a truck cab, only the Kodiak hood gives it away. I guess I'm leaning towards different and cool.
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Here are a few pictures of the truck so far. Bought it from Krispy Kreme before they went out of business locally. Got a sweet deal on it.

That's funny.
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looks like an old BUS (entry) w/ a closed off cargo/passenger area.
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