Radar274 Posted November 3, 2015 Report Share Posted November 3, 2015 I Got a phone call from the examining Regulation Agent for the state of Michigan saying his boss has denied our application for assembled Motor Home. You could see it coming when the agent inspected the Vehicle at our home a few weeks ago. The first response out of his mouth was "his boss wanted to see some significant changes to make it a Motor home because there is a big difference in registration costs if it is a motor home". Michigan laws are as follows: Motor home means a motor vehicle constructed or altered to provide living quarters, including permanently installed cooking and sleeping facilities, and is used for recreation, camping, or other noncommercial use. MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT) Act 300 of 1949 257.49a "Recreational vehicle" defined. Sec. 49a. "Recreational vehicle" means a new or used vehicle that has its own motive power or is towed by a motor vehicle; is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use; complies with all applicable federal vehicle regulations; and does not require a special highway movement permit under section 719a to be operated or towed on a street or highway. The term includes, but is not limited to, a motor home, travel trailer, park model trailer that does not require a special highway movement permit under section 719a, or pickup camper. 1. Removed Commercial Hitch 2. Removed the #2 Axle, which limits its hauling capacity. 3. Removed the Commercial trailer Air brakes. 4 Installed RV Trailer Brake controller 5. Installed RV Lighting conversion Kit. 6. Installed Microwave For Cooking. 7. Installed self contained Toilet 8. Installed Power inverter for 110 volt power. 9. There is a Webasto Heater to heat the interior without the engine running. 10 It came with a refrigerator. 11. It came with Sleeping Facilities and dinette. Registration cost would be around $400/year for Motor Home. They want to use a statute that computes by weight not value of the Vehicle making the registration $730/year. This is for Vehicles not intended for commercial use. We don't have a problem with the registration cost and don't need a new vin number for Assembled Vehicle as long as the tittle has the words RV or Motor Home or Personal use. Commercial Insurance is $3000 verses $1100 or less for Motor Home Insurance. Any suggestions? So what do your Tittles Say? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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