Originally Posted by Bug512
Now I am glad I live in New Jersey !
Regardless of the State, I believe the following is pertinent to the discussion:
Just keep in mind that, in actuality, "a person" at DMV told you that you didn't need a special license in ?? state. The DMV didn't tell you, just someone who worked there and that was probably not in writing. Not to mention how long ago it was.
Case in point, I bought my first motorhome (used) in Illinois in 2005, from a retired IL State Trooper. Both he and "the person" I called at Secretary of State DMV told me my "regular" license was OK.
Well, 7 years later I discovered that either they were misinformed (which, I firmly believe was the case) or the law changed with little or no fanfare. The Drivers License Classifications in Illinois start calling for a different classification from the "standard" Class D license when the vehicle exceeds 16,000 lbs GVRW! There are additional call-outs for vehicles with a GVWR in excess of 26,000 lbs and on top of that, differences defined when a towed vehicle weighs more or less than 10,000 lbs.
The bottom line is: I called DMV and they "said" I was OK, when, in fact I wasn't. I had to obtain a copy of the "Illinois Rules of the Road for Non-CDL Vehicles" to discover that I needed a special license.