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Old 06-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Class A license

If you have a 40ft or bigger class A pusher with dual rears does the law state you need a class A?
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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FWIW I think it depends on the state.
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yes I thinks so too was hopig some one would no about California
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As far as I know, CA is the only State the bases the need for something besides a regular passenger car driver's license on length. Texas and many other States follow the Federal guidelines and base the need on either weight of the vehicle itself (more than 26,000lbs) or weight of the trailer (more than 10,000lbs)
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If....you are over 40', then California has a requirement for a special license. 40' and under no problem. Over 40' also restricts what roads you can be on. Check with DMV for specifics. Remember also, if you are towing you are considered a truck and restricted to the right lane on 3 lane or less roads and right 2 lanes on 4 lane roads and 55mph in any case.
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I think you will find that most states, like Texas, require a class B license for a MH over 26,000 lbs and a class A if that MH is pulling a trailer over 10,000 lbs.
You might try searching the forum as this has been discussed many times.
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Over 40' in Ca requires a modified class B with medical exam every 2 years. Non residents D/L state reciprication applies...so whatever your home state requires. So far I have driven on every kind of Hwy and road with no problem, not to say that I won't one of these days.
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I think you will find that most states, like Texas, require a class B license for a MH over 26,000 lbs and a class A if that MH is pulling a trailer over 10,000 lbs.
Well, I don't know about "most" states, but South Dakota doesn't require any kind of special driver's license for any RV, no matter how long or how heavy.
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FWIW PA did not have a restriction until a few years ago. All of a sudden, on the back side of the license the "Single/Comb < 26,001" appeared. Prior to that, and I checked a few times DMV told me No Additional License is required, because you are Not Commercial. No, when pressed, DMV states that a Class B License is required, but, PA does Not enforce the requirement! But what about other states, when involved in an accident, even when I am Not at fault? I am getting the PA Class B License. Read the back of your license. I am willing to bet it was a federal requirement that the states had to adopt to qualify for some sort of funding.
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I ran a Google search on "RV drivers license requirments" and came up with this website: RV Driver's License Requirements. It appears not many states have special requirements for larger RV's.
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FWIW PA did not have a restriction until a few years ago. All of a sudden, on the back side of the license the "Single/Comb < 26,001" appeared. Prior to that, and I checked a few times DMV told me No Additional License is required, because you are Not Commercial. No, when pressed, DMV states that a Class B License is required, but, PA does Not enforce the requirement! But what about other states, when involved in an accident, even when I am Not at fault? I am getting the PA Class B License. Read the back of your license. I am willing to bet it was a federal requirement that the states had to adopt to qualify for some sort of funding.
No, not a Federal requirement, but a good idea. I've seen people driving a 45' 45,000 lb. rig with a toad that shouldn't be allowed within 10' of a tricycle. DE has no such requirements yet, but I have a CDL and am encouraging DW to get hers too.

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Florida has no special requirements for private motorhomes or trailers either.
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in the fmca mag (jan 2010) pages 92-96has all the states regs ex. south carolina residents.if it weights under 26000lbs class c, over 26000 class e, if you are towing class f. thats sc. call your local dot office
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Gets me to thinking-maybe I ought to hang on to my CDL B just in case. I was going to let it go next year-I fractured my ankle in 3 places and dislocated it-so they won't let me drive a school bus anymore-they have strict rules at the district I worked for. But I drive my tow vehicle and trailer just fine with no issues. I'll have to think on it for a while. At least I'd be covered if I were stopped and had the license.
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