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Old 05-25-2016, 09:45 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by tropical36 View Post
...I gotta say that I just love CA and my favorite state for traveling in, but not so sure, I'd want to live there and be able to maintain my standard of living, as a result.
Being a native I really don't want to leave CA but I have too much money in the house I want to take out so we can travel and still have a nice house someplace. If I can find a place in CA and do that then great but if not we'll leave.

Originally Posted by falconman View Post
Even if you are over the 40 ft rule there still is no air brake endorsement required, but you must have the non commercial CL B license. Makes no sense.
I believe that if you take the Class B test and use a coach that has air brakes you will be evaluated on them during prechecks and ask about them as well. So although you will not have a written test you get hit on the driving test.

Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
Another thing to remember in CA is that some roads are off limit to the 40'+ rigs and they love to write tickets for over 55 mph!!
Actually it's 65 unless you're towing then 55. You can even drive a 45' motorhome in the carpool lane if not towing.

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Old 05-25-2016, 11:49 PM   #30
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The Texas Tiffin dealer could not answer this question when I bought my new Tiffin Phaeton 40 QBH. I was concerned about what license was needed to be legal.
Texas requires a class B license when the vehicle weight is over 26,000 pounds. The tow vehicle can not exceed 10,000 pounds. If it does then you would need a class A license.
The written test was 20 questions and a thirty to forty five minute driving test.
This is the same test as a CDL except it is exempt from medical physicals and the high price of a CDL license. The license is good for six years.

There can be test questions on the written test concerning air brakes.
The DMV officer did not seem to care about the fact that I had air brakes and did not ask me to demonstrate testing procedures or air brake components.

I hope this information helps.
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