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Old 09-29-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Default Convert A Semi To An RV in California

Hi guys

I want to buy a semi truck (Pete 379 or KW W900) & convert it to RV to tow my 5th wheel trailers.

Does anyone have experience with doing this in CA?

What are the steps I need to take to do this?

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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really? no one has any info
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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TC conversion to RV titling/licensing requirements by state

check out that thread on this forum. lots of good info, but it does vary wildly by state.

you gotta keep in mind that this is kind of a laid back forum. Guys might check in every couple of day or weeks, not every 10 minutes like some forums. Chill, and you'll get some answers posted.

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From what I have gathered:
It must have only 2 axles.
It must have an area to sleep, a refrigerator, microvwave, generator, shore power, toilet. (pick 4)
It can then be registered as an RV in California.
No commercial license, no weight fees, no stopping at the scales, no CA numbers.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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thanks al25091 for the info

1. Do you have a link to the regulations you stated?

(I want to print them out & carry them with me all the time)
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #6
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The escapees web site is more active:
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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I don't have a link for those regulations. People have had good luck with Brakken tax service handling all of the DMV registration work for $200.
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From what I have gathered:
It must have only 2 axles.
It must have an area to sleep, a refrigerator, microvwave, generator, shore power, toilet. (pick 4)
It can then be registered as an RV in California.
No commercial license, no weight fees, no stopping at the scales, no CA numbers.
In addition, NO Commercial Hitch (It has to be removed), No Trailer Airbrakes (Glad Hands Have to be REMOVED)! By a Three Axle truck and REMOVE the Forward Rear Axle! Truck will need a VIN Inspection (Braken will help with that!).

I have done all of the work on mine myself and its time consuming and heavy lifting but its all doable and relatively easy.

Mine is a 385.
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