You may have asked the wrong question. You may have asked about a "BUS" rather than an RV. If you did, give them a call back and talk RV.
Rex, I specifically stated both motorhome and RV, and deliberately didn't use the word bus or conversion.
Legally, it is currently titled as the equivilant of a motorhome, and when transferred would remain the same, and I didn't want to confuse the issue with "bus" or "conversion". However, it does sound like I need to call and get someone else. Perhaps if I call one of the local offices or even visit instead of calling the 800 number...
Gary, that website is quite interesting. I will make sure to emphasize that my vehicle is a private motorhome and will not be used for any commercial purposes.
Getting the CDL doesn't appear to be all that difficult, nor getting the air brake endorsement. The information is freely available from the DMV, and I now have the booklet. Even if I don't need it, it probably is a good thing for me to learn much of what is in there.
On the other hand, there's a bunch of stuff dealing with informing your employer of any traffic offense and such. What does my employer care? I don't drive professionally for them.
Personally, I think it is a good idea for people to be certified in some standard way for driving such large vehicles. I know though that saying something like that opens a huge issue that people like to avoid.
Maybe I'll get better news next week. On the other hand, the deal might fall thru before monday. Time will tell, and I guess I just need to be patient.
However, thanks guys for the information and support. I just want to get the bus and get it home so I can start some building.