I agree the Nevada DMV is horrible, but I think most govt offices are likewise. I live in Las Vegas but we are fairly close to the DMV office located in Henderson Nevada so I went to the Henderson location last year to take the written part of the test to get my Nevada class B license and was given the wrong test (twice) and finally told that I should have gone to the North Vegas location as they know better what and how to give the class B written test and that is the DMV location they do all the CDL licensing in Southern Nevada.
I scheduled my driving test and when I arrived at the N. Las Vegas DMV location for the test, they looked up my records and said I still haven't taken the correct test, so I had to take one more additional written test before the driving part. The test are fairly basic and not nearly as in-depth as the regular CDL license as we only had to study parts of the CDL manual and skip a lot of the more technical CDL stuff needed to transport really big loads and dangerous cargo, so read through the material but not a big deal at all for the non commericial class B license.
The driving part of the test was simple also and they didn't seem a bit concerned about who drove the RV to the licensing location. My wife and I had different testers and neither of them asked how or who drove the RV to the DMV location.
Simple driving test, a pre trip routine was done, and it must be done exactly as listed in the training materials then some driving in the stripped off DMV testing lot, with a couple of backing up tests, but if you can back into a rv spot in a tight campground, you probably wont have any issues with that. A 20 minute road trip to test your lane changing, turn signaling and use of mirrors then your done.
My recommendation is to go to the North Las Vegas location right away if you are in Southern Nevada to take both the written and driving parts of the test. Here is what the DMV web site says on driving motorhomes:
Non-Commercial Class A & B, Endorsement J
RV, boat and trailer owners need a Class A or B license to drive vehicles 26,000 pounds or heavier. An Endorsement J is needed to tow a vehicle over 10,000 GVWR. If the combination of the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle(s) exceed 26,000 pounds, a Class A license is required.
The 26,001 wording comes in the regular CDL section and here is what it says on them DMV CDL section of the website
You must have a Commercial Driver License (CDL) to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
A commercial motor vehicle is a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle —
- Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds; or
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more; or
- Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
- Is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that require placarding.
My understanding is that I can drive any (non-commercial) vehicle over or under 26,000 lbs and may tow anything that weighs under 10,000 lbs with my RV.
If you have a Nevada Class C license and your RV has GVWR of 26,000 you can drive it but couldn't tow anything as that would take you above the 26,001