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Old 05-26-2006, 03:23 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RAMĀ³:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Groveite:
The upshot as I recall was that a special licence was needed to tow any trailer/5th wheel that had a manufacturer's GVW of 10,000 lbs or more. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Here in Texas, that only kicks in IF the GCWR (however it's calculated) also exceeds 26001 lbs.

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Unfortunately, that's no longer true:
§ 521.081. CLASS A LICENSE. A Class A driver's license
authorizes the holder of the license to operate:
(1) a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of
26,001 pounds or more; or
(2) a combination of vehicles that has a gross
combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, if the gross
vehicle weight rating of any vehicle or vehicles in tow is more than
10,000 pounds.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

While Motorhomes are specifically exempted, trailers aren't.

A Non-Commercial Class "A" [minimum] is now required. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


So that means with my 11500# GVWR truck and 14,400#GVWR trailer....I need to get a new license????

This would also mean everyone driving a dually needs a new license???

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Motorhomes are not exempt from Class B license - if GVWR is over 26,000 pounds (Texas and many other states).

I don't know of any "1 ton" pickup truck that has a rating over 26,000 pounds, so regular drivers license works just fine.

Remember, there are two ratings to be aware of: GVWR - that is rating of the vehicle chassis; and GCVWR - that is the rating of the truck/chassis and any trailer/s.

You might never be checked for proper license - might never be checked for overweight. But if you are involved in an accident, the lawyers might just make a field day of those facts.

JMHO

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