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My vision is a school bus that functions as a camper. I just have no idea what it would take to drive something like that? The vehicle is a school bus, but it's an RV, not so much a people mover.

To drive a bus you need a "C" license, to drive a school bus full of kids you need a "B" license, if there are no kids in it then a "C" works. Not sure about what you're talking about but you might need that "C" license to drive it because of the length.

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http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/classes.htm

Shows all the different classes. It's not really clear though about lengths.

How much does the bus weigh? Because it states that a "G" will cover:

"Any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg."

I know my tractor alone weighs in at 19,000lbs and with an empty flatbed trailer behind her as well the total gross vehicle weight is roughly 30500 lbs.

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according to the HWTA:

Length of vehicle

(6) Subject to section 110, no vehicle, other than a fire apparatus, a semi-trailer or a bus, including load, shall exceed the length of 12.5 metres while on a highway. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 109 (6).

I think it would be under or close to 12.5. It's also not considered a school bus if it is not painted chrome yellow with stop signs and school bus signs. Wiwi says a school bus weighs about 14,000 lbs which comes to about 6350 kilos.

I think I could make a good argument for a G license.

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hey Trev

Is this bus/camper for your land near Bancroft?

A little piece of advice...look into what you can & cannot have according to the bylaws.

I had to get rid of the trailer on my land because in Haliburton Township it is against the bylaw to have a camper or bus parked on your property. I wasn't even able to keep it and use it for storage, etc.

Anyway...hope you are enjoying your land up there :thumbup:

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No children, no air, all you need is a G.

I had a double decker school bus (3/4 length w/ a VW van body welded to the top) and because it got classified as a camper, I could drive it with my regular licence. It wasn't hard to drive, in fact I learned how to drive standard on that thing. Even drove it across Canada.

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I had to get rid of the trailer on my land because in Haliburton Township it is against the bylaw to have a camper or bus parked on your property.

That is ridiculous! I can't believe it. Did someone see it and report you or something?

Pretty sure trailers are allowed, but I guess I should look into it. I'm not even sure where to look that up... hmmmm...

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No children' date=' no air, all you need is a G.[/quote']

I had a double decker school bus (3/4 length w/ a VW van body welded to the top) and because it got classified as a camper, I could drive it with my regular licence. It wasn't hard to drive, in fact I learned how to drive standard on that thing. Even drove it across Canada.

Sounds cool! You got any pictures?

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looks cool Trev

That is ridiculous! I can't believe it. Did someone see it and report you or something?

you got it!

last summer was no problem because of all the leaves on the trees, but in March I got a letter from the Municipality of Highlands East. They informed me that someone complained and i had until May 15th to get rid of it or face legal action.

Oh well, more motivation to get a cabin built!

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Crap:

"The Township zoning by-law does not permit the use of “mobile†units e.g. trailers, converted buses etc. to be used as residential units without a zoning by-law amendment."

That doesn't sound good... Although my road is private and gated, and I have three neighbors. One is parking two large trailers, and another is parking a Westy for summers. So I guess I'd be taking a chance, but if no one complains.... hmmm....

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you have to have a house/cottage on your land to be able to get away with parking a trailer/bus, etc.

Or you can take it up for the weekend and then leave with it again.

That portable garage would be considered a tent I think. Not a problem having it there without the trailer/bus, but without a cottage you'd still be breaking the bylaw.

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