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Old 06-10-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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I am a previous Newmar owner 26,000# living in Houston. Plan to purchase a 45 foot coach and ease into full time in the near future. Any ideas about getting class a driver license in Texas before you purchase your coach?
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I am a previous Newmar owner 26,000# living in Houston. Plan to purchase a 45 foot coach and ease into full time in the near future. Any ideas about getting class a driver license in Texas before you purchase your coach?

Go up to the DMV in Livingston. Due to the Escapees being there, they are familiar with motorhomes.


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See this thread: TX Newb - DL before purchase?
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To drive your coach you are going to need a non-commerical Class B license for TX
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To drive your coach you are going to need a non-commerical Class B license for TX
If the OP might want to pull a heavy trailer, like a stacker, he'll want the Class A license. Which is what he said he's planning on getting.
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Ok... So assuming total length (including toad) is not over 65', which I believe is the legal limit regardless of class A or B, if my coach is approx 31k lbs, and my toad is 4200 lbs...do I need a class B or A?
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Ok... So assuming total length (including toad) is not over 65', which I believe is the legal limit regardless of class A or B, if my coach is approx 31k lbs, and my toad is 4200 lbs...do I need a class B or A?

Non-com Class B if you are not going to pull a stacker trailer. 65' is the federal max length, some states allow more but it's only for that state. Be glad you don't live in CA not only do you have to have a non-com license but also must have a medical card (DOT one that CMV drivers carry). I am glad my state all you need is a regular Drivers license regardless of what you tow behind the RV.
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ok.. Non-Com-B.. that's what I thought too.
(now if i can just carve out the time to do it!)
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