I also had a easy/good experiance at Ca DMW took the van in the did a inspection of the interior.
handed me some new plates and that was it.
Also worth noteing, I intsalled a camper shell on my 2002 ford f250 and did the same thing with DMV............new plates and a much lower anual bill from DMV. the down side to the regestration for the truck is the camper shell must remain on the truck, so that may not work for everyone.
E350...7.3 PS 4x4 by Salem Kroger 4'' exhaust
Yup, that was me .. like clockwork M-F. I drop my twins off at school, hop onto 280S then exit just past the 85 split to drop off the last one then across the street to work to look at hex numbers all day.
Print out form and bring other info. You will get new license plates and registered as a camper van with new title. No inspection, no requirements as far as I had in CA. You sign a form that states your vehicle has been changed to an RV/camper. I save $158/year.
Show up with all 3 "things" like you know what your are doing and you may be out in 5 minutes with no questions asked as I was.