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Old 11-29-2015, 11:47 PM   #29
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What he said. You do not need a CDL, that is for commercial drivers, hence the name.

Really don't care if I hurt commercial truck driver's feelings by not having a CDL, I have seen many of them drive very dangerously and unprofessionally as well.

So, if you are legal in your state, you are legal in others. An endorsement of any kind will not necessarily make you a safer driver.

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Old 11-29-2015, 11:55 PM   #30
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If you're legal in your home state, you're legal everywhere else.
Only for the driver's license and not other road restrictions.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #31
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i have a Colorado drivers lisc. and am currently in Texas. I far as I know all states accept home state requirements.
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S.C. requires a class F (non commercial cdl) to operate a over 26,000 lb RV. I got one this summer, after I found out here on the forum I was driving illegaly. Insturctor told me it is the same test they use for a commercial CDL, except you use a non-comercial vehicle.

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #33
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All these tales and the only thing that matters is that you follow the law in your state. It does not matter what your friend says or what you heard. If you are in an accident and it ends up in court, if you do not have the proper license you might hear that you were not license to drive that rig and your insurance is no good. Here is a good site to find out the facts.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:10 PM   #34
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All these tales and the only thing that matters is that you follow the law in your state. It does not matter what your friend says or what you heard. If you are in an accident and it ends up in court, if you do not have the proper license you might hear that you were not license to drive that rig and your insurance is no good. Here is a good site to find out the facts.
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Interesting how similar the site you posted is to the one posted three days ago in post #12. Possibly you didn't read "all these tales" in this thread.
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I have been on a few demo rides in Texas and none of the salesman or inspectors have a Class B. I plan to get one thinking it could be an issue if there was an accident. The written test looks easy but the driving test is unknown. You drive there with out a Class 3 in your MH and what happens than?
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I have been on a few demo rides in Texas and none of the salesman or inspectors have a Class B. I plan to get one thinking it could be an issue if there was an accident. The written test looks easy but the driving test is unknown. You drive there with out a Class 3 in your MH and what happens than?
Nothing sinister, you just take the driving test..it's not the same as a full on CDL driving test. I had to parallel park (yes, really!) but that was super easy as was given 60' to do it and with mirrors and backup camera it's easier than in a car. Other than that just drove around a bit. Written test was harder than the driving test and the written test wasn't that hard.
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I have been on a few demo rides in Texas and none of the salesman or inspectors have a Class B. I plan to get one thinking it could be an issue if there was an accident. The written test looks easy but the driving test is unknown. You drive there with out a Class 3 in your MH and what happens than?
Written test was easy after I read the right chapters. The driving test was not bad but 30 minutes of driving in subdivisions and freeway but it ll worked out well.
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Written test was easy after I read the right chapters. The driving test was not bad but 30 minutes of driving in subdivisions and freeway but it ll worked out well.
I'm going to go get the class B non exempt license just to be legal. I've studied chapter 14 and 5. What other ones should I study?
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Quick answer is YES! If you are over 26,000bs you will need a non-commericial class B and if you are towing over 10,000 lbs you will need the same rated at class A. In most cases, the DMV and DPS won't bother you but if you are invloved in a accident, your fault or not the LAWYERS and INSURANCE companies will give you hell. I drove for 3 years without the class B but wised up and took the test. Its worth the peace if mind for me. If you are legal in your state of residence you are legal in all states.
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PLEASE READ THE DMV RULES CAREFULLY

I think the majority of the states who differentiate RV's are the same.

My experience is with Calif. Rules.

They provide a list of things that you CAN drive.
YES, the first item says vehicles up to 26K lbs.

This is the exact wording:

Class C driver license -
You may drive a:
2-axle vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,000 lbs. or less.
3-axle vehicle weighing 6,000 lbs. or less gross.
Housecar 40 feet or less.
3-wheel motorcycle with two wheels located in the front or back.
Vanpool vehicle designed to carry more than 10 persons, but no more than 15 persons including the driver

BUT...this list is saying all the different vehicles that you can drive
And ALSO on the list is "Housecar 40ft or less" this ignores weight

If the only rule was "up to 26K lbs", then there would be no reason to have another line that says Motorhomes up to 40ft
and notice it does not say "Moterhomes up to 40ft AND under 26K lbs.

There is a lot of bad info floating around on this particular point.

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I'm going to go get the class B non exempt license just to be legal. I've studied chapter 14 and 5. What other ones should I study?
I don't remember what chapters but I studied the wrong ones at first. There is only one chapter to study it is the one on that has information on towing car with a rope, max length, max heigth, who needs mud flaps your find this chapter near the back
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I don't remember what chapters but I studied the wrong ones at first. There is only one chapter to study it is the one on that has information on towing car with a rope, max length, max heigth, who needs mud flaps your find this chapter near the back
That's chapter 14. Thanks
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