In part II of the response I simply re-asked the same questions. This time to the new Deputy Commissioner. I received a more accurate response that included the specific language from the regulation:
From: Olsen, Joanne (DOA) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Request for information Re: motorhome conversion
Dear Mr. Baker,
I have assumed Ms. Merlott’s position and am happy to assist you in answering any questions you may have regarding the requirements for a motor home conversion.
MOTOR HOME CONVERSIONS:
A bus or other vehicle converted to a motor home is not necessarily considered a reconstructed vehicle because the body and frame are original. Only the interior of the vehicle has been altered.
A motor home is defined as “A vehicular unit, designed to provide temporary living quarters, built into as an integral part of, or permanently attached to, a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or van.” The vehicle must contain permanently installed independent life support systems and provide at least four of the following items:
- Facilities – cooking, refrigeration or icebox
- Self-contained toilet
- Heating and/or air conditioning systems for the motor home unit.
- Potable water supply system including a faucet and sink
- Separate 110-125 volt electrical power supply and/or an LP gas supply.
- Application for Title and Registration (Form 812) completed and signed by the applicant. The applicant must write a statement in the affidavit section of the application, as follows: This vehicle has been permanently converted to a motor home by installation of: (must list four of the above items required.)
- The conversion must be inspected by the DMV to ensure that the above systems are permanently installed.
- The original title to the vehicle.
I hope the information I provided is useful. If you should have additional questions, please contact me at the below phone number or email address.