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Dec 2
6

The wheels only slightly rub at full lock. I’ve not yet checked what witchcraft was performed to get the wheels in their current position, but spacers would probably be a good guess.

Dec 2
19

I wrote a sort-of review of my Passat W8. The dying Passat is a TDI. The irony of the diesel dying before the infamous W8 is not lost on me. lol

Dec 2
47

I mean, you’re talking to a person that daily drives an old school bus, logic isn’t always my strong suit. lol

Dec 2
3

Oh gosh, are NRG bits particularly dangerous? I don’t care for the lack of airbag (I mean, I ride motorcycles in snowstorms) but I wouldn’t want the seat to yeet itself off the tracks on a bad day.

Dec 2
5

It is a smaller wheel than I think it should be. Reminds me of a steering wheel out of an arcade game.

Dec 2
7

Ir’s a stupid sticker and nope, not at all centered. lol I already peeled it off because it was bothering me, too.

Dec 1
16

Correct. So that’s why you’ll want to take the VT registration to the local DMV to get an in-state title and registration. Read more

Dec 1
13

A quick search for “Vermont Registration Loophole” reveals two Hagerty articles written last year (one of which is the top Google result), a motorcycle blog and dozens of YouTube videos. It’s not a secret anymore. Shoot, someone set up a website with the sole purpose of helping people get VT plates.

Dec 1
13

I think for something to be classified as a secret it should actually be a secret. This information is freely available on hundreds of websites and blogs with a simple Google search.

Dec 1
11

It’s a difference in end goal. Rich people register their supercars in Montana to avoid taxes. The Vermont registration method is most usually used when the vehicle being registered doesn’t have a title. You still pay 6 percent tax to Vermont, so registering an expensive supercar there would be a bad idea.

Dec 1
24

I guess for some clarification, I’m doing this mainly so I can move the bus around while I both work on converting it and upgrading my license. Who knows how long the conversion process may take, so it’s nice that the bus isn’t stuck where it is until it’s either finished enough or I upgrade my license class.
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Dec 1
6

Very very good point to make! Illinois is no different where there is such a law on the books, however in my experience very few police enforce it. Of course, your mileage may vary! I plan to use this to get an Illinois RV registration without jumping through hoops. Read more

Dec 1
1

I’ve ended up with a few gems by taking a chance on a too cheap vehicle. At least in my personal experience I’m finding a lot more of them during COVID times. Read more

Dec 1
8

I LOVE it! Funny enough, my planned color combination is very similar to your bus. I’ll have to stop by your Instagram for some pointers. :)

Dec 1
5

My insurance doesn’t care about where it’s registered, just where I park it. Insurance is another headache. Some companies require you to send in photos showing the bus as an RV, others will just assume you aren’t lying and insure it as an RV, anyway. My friend in Indiana insured their skoolie build as a commercial Read more