Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2008, 11:38 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
jacmat's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 161
Sarge,

Thanks for the info on CA, speed limit while towing. I've been to California several times,and during my travels noticed that most truckers respect the 55 mph speed limit or max around 59-60. But RV's mostly during week end, the don't respect speed limits. Seen a lot of them driving a speed above 75 mph on the left lane following very close to the vehicule in front of them.
__________________

__________________
Monaco Diplomat
jacmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-31-2008, 01:10 PM   #16
Moderator Emeritus


 
Monaco Owners Club
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hangin' with Sacs and the Pins
Posts: 9,413
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Craig P.:
You're fine. The license requirement only applies when your tow vehicle is 45 feet or longer. Your MH appears to be well under 45 feet....
Here's a link to a California state web site that describes license requirements.
Craig </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I just wanted to clarify what Craig stated...As per the link he provided-you will find this info...<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
A Noncommercial Class B license and endorsement is required if you operate:

A housecar over 40 feet but not over 45 feet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>...so in other words...you must have that license if you are in a rig over 40 ft...not over 45 ft.I found the info at this link off of Craig's link....

MM
__________________

__________________
MM
*MonacoMama with the 2 Pins & SacsTC Nearby*
*2007 Monaco Diplomat 40' SFT<>2006 Chevy VortecMax Toad<>2006 Buick Lucerne Leading the Way*
MonacoMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 01:12 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
Yeah I know. They are the same ones that won't slow down in the rain and wind up crashing. It's kind of like natural selection in the animal kingdom. Survival of the smartest.......
__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 01:16 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
SargeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fallbrook, Ca
Posts: 1,133
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Craig P.:
You're fine. The license requirement only applies when your tow vehicle is 45 feet or longer. Your MH appears to be well under 45 feet....
Here's a link to a California state web site that describes license requirements.
Craig </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I just wanted to clarify what Craig stated...As per the link he provided-you will find this info...<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
A Noncommercial Class B license and endorsement is required if you operate:

A housecar over 40 feet but not over 45 feet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>...so in other words...you must have that license if you are in a rig over 40 ft...not over 45 ft.I found the info at this link off of Craig's link....

MM </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A 45' housecar is the biggest that is legal. Anything over that would require a commercial operators license. The non-commercial part of the class B means that you don't have to have the annual medical release to maintain your commercial license.
__________________
Marty and Diane, Fulltiming!

Our Travel Blog www.mytripjournal.com/rvnchickalaska
SargeW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 08:22 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redding
Posts: 3,412
I suspect that any fixed frame rig over 45 feet long is not legal in CA.

Only vehicles with trailers attached can be longer than 45 feet?
__________________
Dean
1995 CC Magna #5280
C8.3L 300hp Cummins, 31,000lbs
deandec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 06:21 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
...so in other words...you must have that license if you are in a rig over 40 ft...not over 45 ft </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for the correction MM, sorry for the confusion. I meant to say 40 feet, but for some reason my fingers typed 45. Is this the first sign that I need to retire now?

This is all correct. You must have a driver's license endorsement to drive anything over 40' in California, but this only applies to California residents. Drivers from other states can abide by their state's laws.

45' is the maximum allowable length of a motorhome, not including any towable. The maximum length of any vehicle combination (i.e. motorhome towing a trailer), is 65 feet. This applies to all vehicles, whether registered in Cailfornia or not.

Craig
__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 07:42 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Eddie Foy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 279
Another good reason not to live in the Republic of Kalifornia.
__________________
2007 Presidio 39D

Mercedes MBE 926
Eddie Foy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 07:43 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
cvrvr's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: La Crescenta, CA USA
Posts: 270
Everytime I watch the RVTV show I am curious as to how that coach can travel anywhere. It is a Powerhouse coach and it is 53 feet long.

George
__________________
George & Karen Wharton
2004 Allegro 30DA W-20
2000 Jimmy toad
cvrvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 08:35 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Gadget Man's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,090
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eddie Foy:
Another good reason not to live in the Republic of Kalifornia. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like it or not, it's where I'm proud to call home.

I wouldn't think of slamming your home state, but then again you must not be too proud of it since you don't bother listing it in your signature...

Craig
__________________
2005 Fleetwood Providence 39J
CAT C7 350, MP-8 Programmer

My wife does all the driving - I just hold the wheel...
Gadget Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 09:18 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Eddie Foy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 279
Sorry you took it personally. I was born in Louisiana and live in Florida.

Eddie



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Craig P.:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Eddie Foy:
Another good reason not to live in the Republic of Kalifornia. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like it or not, it's where I'm proud to call home.

I wouldn't think of slamming your home state, but then again you must not be too proud of it since you don't bother listing it in your signature...

Craig </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
__________________
2007 Presidio 39D

Mercedes MBE 926
Eddie Foy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 10:15 AM   #25
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,611
Folks, let's remember our mission statement and avoid the personal comments.

Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Legal Speed Limit When Towing Michaels iRV2.com General Discussion 12 01-24-2009 07:13 AM
Legal Residence EZ Livin Full-Timers 9 04-21-2008 03:36 AM
Towing an enclosed trailer, legal or not tazmaniac Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 03-28-2007 07:14 PM
42' Coach legal in Canada? Cruzer Canada Region 2 08-11-2005 07:19 AM
42' Coach legal in Canada? Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.