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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 14:00 #232144

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This would be an unusual motor home project.

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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 15:16 #232155

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Looks like its LHD, a fella I worked with did a proper big coach into a motor home, think it might of been a Scania 3 axle job

Anyway turned out he could never register it as a motor home, only as a bus and rego was a fortune, he was in WA at the time, might be different rules over here


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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 16:22 #232159

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I think to be a motor home the only thing is it must have a door on the left hand side. Bit of an embuggerance but doable. It can remain left hand drive on collector plates.

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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 16:47 #232161

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My brother has converted a Toyota Hiace bus into a motorhome. In order to get it registered in NSW he had to get an engineer to sign off on the conversion (which was basically removing the seats and seatbelts) and also had to install a fixed sink and gas stove, even though he was hoping to use a plastic dish and electric hot plate that could be used inside or outside as weather and circumstance permitted. The need for this bit of bureaucracy was explained that as the rego for a motor home is cheaper than either bus or van, they needed to be very specific about what defined a motorhome so that people couldn't avoid higher rego costs for working vehicles by having curtains and calling it a motorhome.
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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 17:17 #232163

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I doubt that would be a viable conversion
Lots of rules pertaining to motorhome conversion. No folding doors, no fewer seats than beds, cooking facilities. A blue plate is required for seat removal or any structural modifications, including changing or repositioning a door.
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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 17:28 #232164

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Here are the regulations adhered to by all states for motorhomes over 4.5 ton. All just common sense and what you would be doing anyhow. You may retain a folding door as in this LHD case but it does not count as a required exit. The door you must put on the left side or rear must be either sliding or outward opening.

www.nhvr.gov.au/files/201806-0305-vsg5-c...into-a-motorhome.pdf

PS Just checked on Qld Rego. Why would you bother trying to register it as a motorhome and have all the hassles. I put in all the exact same details making it over 4500kg, same value and dimensions. Private use bus cost $975 Motorhome cost $1120. Now this would vary if I had the exact weight of the Chev but is pretty indicative. When I registered my OKA as a motor home with all the hoops to jump through it was much the same rego it had been as a 6 seat twin cab and tray. Beats me?
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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 22:08 #232177

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Our Unimog U4000 (8.5t GVM) is $2,250 to register. I believe the motorhome Unimogs are paying around $960/year. So for those trucks on big super singles it makes a significant saving.
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Chev bus for sale 17 Feb 2022 23:24 #232182

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Hmmmm.....Dad's motorhome still has a folding door, all signed off no problems. QLD rego.

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Chev bus for sale 18 Feb 2022 01:50 #232183

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It must've been registered for a few years, Jarrod.

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Chev bus for sale 18 Feb 2022 07:14 #232186

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Globe Roamer my figures were for registration only which remains constant. We are all aware the Third Party component is greater than the registration. Perhaps the Third Party is reduced for motor homes due to lesser use?

If I had that Chev I would do whatever with it and put it on club plates for a couple of hundred dollars, fully insure with Shannons for another hundred or so and be on my way. Somewhere in the general direction of your travel there will be a show/ display or festival requiring your presence and you would be a welcome addition.
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