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Old 12-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #43
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(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.


And that was the reason my wife and I both got the Class A Texas license. The truck GCWR is 30000# and the trailer GVWR is 16,050#. No sense in taking a chance when you can easily pass the written and driving test. The hard part is finding a DPS office that know which test to give you.

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Depending on the options selected (axle ratios, etc.), many of the truck manufacturers can still supply a truck that's under the 26,001 lb GCWR (not GCVWR) breakpoint. The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) on my truck is 26,000 lbs - that's NOT a coincidence; I ordered it configured to get the 26,000 lb GCWR which is adequate for my needs.

The requirement for upgraded driver licenses is a largely-ignored downside of the manufacturers' market-driven inflated ratings race.

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Interesting. I am on the verge of placing and order for a 2013 F350. The GVWR is up to 14K (matching the F450) and the CGWR is 30K. I'm not finding any options to lower these numbers. I am working with our fleet salesman. I assume in your case, it is all on paper and they are not litterally reducing the suspension?

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And that was the reason my wife and I both got the Class A Texas license. The truck GCWR is 30000# and the trailer GVWR is 16,050#. No sense in taking a chance when you can easily pass the written and driving test. The hard part is finding a DPS office that know which test to give you.

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That's the same thing I did. Now to get the spouse ready to pass the driving test. Written test will not be a problem. Did you have as much trouble explaining to the DPS staff what your intentions were, and why you were doing it?
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Update -
CDL part of this story was dismissed , was not for hire, package that was picked up was for his own personal use.
Fines were paid for not having proper endorsement.
Lesson learned - class " C " only does not cut it. At least need to have class " B " or class
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Thanks for the update. Outcome was as expected, under the circumstnaces.
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Scotty, after all of the trouble getting the right written test in Houston, we signed up to do the driving test in Huntsville. The DPS there understands the RV testing since the Escapees are based there and they get lots of RVers.

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If I buy a 26,000 GCWR MH they won't let me take a road test in it in WY. The vehicle has to be 26,001 GCWR.
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Precisely. That's why so many vehicles had a 26,000 lb GCWR (including my truck). The 26,000 lb GCWR was set to stay below the 26,001 lb and higher Class A/B driver license requirement threshold.

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If I buy a 26,000 GCWR MH they won't let me take a road test in it in WY. The vehicle has to be 26,001 GCWR.
Are you sure you don't have that backwards? According to this site RV Driver's License Requirements you only need a non-commercial class A or B if the coach is greater than 26,000#.
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