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« on: November 13, 2009, 04:46:55 PM »

Hey, just wondering how many Georgia bus nuts are on here. Also, would like info from anyone who has changed their bus title to an RV title. What was involved in doing it. We will be needing to get ours titled before long. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 05:27:34 PM »

Well, Im a crackernut, and I know of at least four others. Getting your GA title is very simple- get the insurance policy done first and go to a small town MVA- absolutely NOT Atlanta (good advice in general).
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 06:03:09 PM »

Well, I am live in small town, Ga, so, not a problem. Grin  We have ins. on the bus we have now, so, would that work and tell them we will transfer the ins? So, anyhow, we would just need the title, and insurance to show them? Would it very long to get it? Sorry bout all the questions.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 06:41:03 PM »

I'm a busnut and I'll be in the Atlanta area this weekend.  Of course, the whole reason I am heading to Atlanta is to come look at what you have done to your Dina.  I'll see you Monday.

Unfortunately, I won't have time to visit other busnuts in Atlanta as I am also visting some friends while in Atlanta.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 06:48:32 PM »

See you then Brian, but, visiting Ga. dont make you a Ga. nut Grin lol.   We have to work most of the night Saturday night, in Alabama, but, we will be home sometime Sunday. We are sure ready too. It seems like forever since we have seen home. Month and a half will be so nice! Although, we just got word that a store came up that Walmart wants done pronto, so, we have got to be there the week of Dec. 6th. And of course it has to be in far south florida, past Miami. Sad 
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 06:52:32 PM »

Oh, and by the way, the bus is looking awesome. We have cameras installed on the property, and have been watching the work that is being done on it. Hubby and I come up with ideas, and call the guy, and he gets it done. The body work and fiberglass work looks really good. He just sprayed the ceramics coating on it too. I think he is enjoying it so much, he may take on some more bus work when he is done with ours. He is a charactor, but he gets the work done, and the price is right, which is always a good thing Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 07:12:24 PM »

Ruthi,

Georgia does not issue titles for vehicle built before 1986, so most of us GA busnuts probably didn't have to apply for a title. When I registered my 1975 GM, I just told them it was a motorhome and that's how they registered it. They tend to be a little looser with vehicles that don't require a title. Of course, you have to have insurance before you buy a tag, but not to transfer the title.

Since your bus is a 1998, you'll need to apply for a GA title. What sort of paperwork do you have on it now? Is it in your name or the seller's. How is the coach described on the paperwork you have now? I have a friend that operates a title service. If you'll let me know what you have, I'll ask her what you need to do.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009, 07:18:21 PM »


Ruthi,   
    not to steal your thread but what do you do for Walmart? They just broke ground for a new one here in the Myrtle Beach area

    Garden City to be exact. Does that mean at some point in time you might be in this area ?
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009, 08:24:47 PM »

Ruthi, do you work directly for Walmart or do the tenant finish for one of the lessees.
I was a  general contractor for WalMart for 27 years and my heart goes out to you working directly for WalMart. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 08:26:58 PM »

Ed, we install the hair salons in them,  and remodel the older ones. Most likely we will be there to do that one, as long as it gets a hair salon, and most do. If they are just breaking ground, it will prob. be ready to do end of next year. Bob, we have the title, signed over to us, and bill of sale. Oh, and the title is a Texas title. Thanks you for the help.
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 08:30:51 PM »

No, we work contracting for Regis, not walmart Roll Eyes It is a good gig, pay is good, travel is good, although I do sometimes get burned out when we are gone too much. This has been a banner year for being gone too much.  How long ago did you stop with walmart? Just wondering if we ever ran across you.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 08:40:42 PM »

 I retired in 2002 and I don't miss that gig, I see where you said the store would be ready at the end of next year times have changed I had to have the store ready for stocking in 4 months and the CO in 6 months for grand opening day.
In all the years those guys never got my 5 grand a day for being late but I did get theirs some time for early completion.   



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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2009, 09:06:32 PM »

Ruthi,

OK, I still need to know how it's described on the Texas title, but you'll probably need to be home to tell me that.  Did you buy it from a dealer or an individual? 

The reason I ask this is if you bought it from a company, they're going to charge you sales tax, based on the purchase price.

Bob
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2009, 06:33:05 AM »

We're just off the north coast of georgia lol in michigan, not close enough huh lol.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2009, 06:53:26 AM »

Yes, Bob, I will have to let you know that when we get home. We bought the bus from an individual. Luvrbus, what was the name of your company? What area of the country did you cover? Now, they give 9 months for the store to be done, but, many times it is over the limit.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2009, 07:00:58 AM »

Ruthi, Dallas and I used to live in Florence, SC.  We were shopping at Walmart one day and saw a bus.  We went back a few days later and it was still there.  We almost stopped to check out the owners and now I wish we had because I'm betting it was you guys.  I hate we missed that opportunity.
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2009, 08:05:05 AM »

Hey, did you notice the colors? Probably was us. We are at the new stores 1 day, everynow and then, 2, if there is a problem. We use to have to be at the new ones several days, but that changed. Remodels we are at 5 days or so. We go anywhere from Kentucky, va south through Fl. and over to La. So, you never know where we may show up. Hopefully any bus nuts see us, they will stop and say hi. We may not be in the bus, if not, we are in the hair salon.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 08:26:35 AM »

Sorry, that was more than 5 minutes ago so I don't remember.  We have been gone from that area for over 2 years though. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 08:35:32 AM »

 Grin Grin Grin Know what you mean. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 10:39:45 AM »

Ruthi,

It may not matter. I spoke to a buddy of mine who bought an '88 MCI in New Hampshire, from a tour company, so the bus was titled in NH as a seated coach. He says all he did was tell the folks at the Georgia MVD that it was a motorhome and that's how they titled it. No hoops to jump through. He did it at the Motor Vehicle Division Headquarters, which is located up here near the airport. You'll be able to do it at your local tag office.

He did have to pay the sales tax, but you won't, since you bought it from an individual.

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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2009, 12:00:04 PM »

Ruthi,
    Just curious, what part of Ga do ya'll live in?  I know some GA busnuts that live near Statesboro, Augusta, Atlanta, and west of Atlants near the AL border.  Jack
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2009, 12:03:05 PM »

Thanks Bob, that is good to know. I know some states put ya through the ringer to get it done. Hubby, Ken, thinks that it is titled as a passenger bus or coach.  Huh  I really hope it all goes well this time at home, and get it at least usable. For all the miles we do, we really need the advantage of a little better gas mileage. Now, if we can find someone to make us an offer on the gm we currently drive, it will be good. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2009, 12:07:03 PM »

We are about an hour and half se of Atlanta, 30 minutes from Macon. As I said before, we will be home starting Suday for about month and half. Anyone coming this way, stop by, we have room to park.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2009, 01:22:08 PM »

I am in the suburbs north of Atlanta, but I'm just a wannabe at the moment.  Although, I have been getting interested in this one:

http://www.georgiageneralsfootball.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116&Itemid=74

It is in a tow lot I drive by every day and it seems the team is having some financial trouble.  Trying to convince them they need to divest themselves of it at a LOW price rather than letting it accumulate storage fees.
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2009, 02:58:04 PM »

You won't pay sales tax, but you will have to pay a personal property type tax when you get the tag, based on the book value of the bus. I mentioned insurance because your agent will have to have it entered into the state computer base before you can get tags; if it's not in there, even a paid up policy from the company will do no good at the tag office. The tag will expire at the end of the birthday month of the FIRST name on the title. If that falls at a bad time, like December, title it with the other owner's name first on the title. The rest of the process is simple, normally.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2009, 03:10:14 PM »

That is fine. Just wanted to know if it was going to be a long drawn out process. Thanks
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2009, 03:13:33 PM »

With our current bus, when we moved to Ga. and got tags for the bus, we showed them the insurance for it and got the tags. After that we renewed 2 times, and the third time they told us they would renew it, but we had x amount of days for our ins company to get it in the computer state files. We were shocked that it wasnt done. Anyhow, we made sure the ins. got it put in right away. Maybe, just because we are small town. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 07:55:15 PM »

I am in GA north of atlanta in the little town of Dahlonega. my Eagle came from alabama and had a title. I did a VIN verification with the sheriff because my Eagle only has a five digit VIN. My new GA title just calls it a bus and the registration lists it as "passenger car/light trucks" under classification. as for the title issue in GA if the vehicle is more than 25 years old AND the chain of title has been broken (a paper title has been lost and only the registration is used to ID it) then no paper title is issued. no matter the age if you have a paper title in hand to transfer then the state will issue a new title. also on vehicles over 25 years (like my bus) then it carries no real value and the tags are $20. hope that helps.
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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2009, 08:40:32 PM »

Yep, we have a title, so I guess it is just a matter of going to the mvd, and getting it reg, as a rv title.
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2009, 07:19:21 PM »

My old 58 4104 still has a Mo title and is registered  in Ga as a MH and has antique or hoby tag.  No Ga title. 
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2009, 09:38:04 PM »

Why would the state only charge sales tax if bought from a dealer?  Why would anyone buy a used vehicle from a dealer if they are going to be hit with extra tax?  It doesn't make much sense.

Of course, I live in Taxesota where they tax everything to death.  We pay sales tax on all vehicle purchases and the state can make you pay extra tax if they think you paid too far under market value.  (Doesn't happen too often.)
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2009, 07:42:13 PM »

South Carolina Busnut here. I am right off I-26 at exit 10. Give me a shout if out this way. I will be headed to Ga next week. Atlanta area and more. 864-804-8077
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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2009, 07:46:24 PM »

Hi, we are that way quiet often.
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