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Old 09-20-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Class D license

I was on BetterRving and saw that Florida requires a class D lic. to tow with your coach. Do you have a class D and do other states require one.
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Texas requires a non-commercial Class B for a GCWR over 26K or a GCWR over 26K towing a trailer less than 10K. A non-commercial Class A is required for a GCWR over 26K towing a trailer over 10K. Otherwise, a standard non-commercial Class C will suffice.

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The real question is "does one have the proper license to drive the motorhome/coach?"
If it is between 8-26,000 lbs it requires a "D". 26,001 lbs and over require another license. Don't see a mention of a trailer.
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This requirement in Florida is news to me. I have the Texas non commercial class B.

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:53 PM   #5
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Check BetterRving, Class D if you tow anything and a toad is shown.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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From the Florida DMV site:


The following persons are exempt from the requirements to obtain a commercial driver license:
  • Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles that are equipped with extraordinary audible warning devices that display red or blue lights and are on call to respond to emergencies;or
  • Military personnel driving military vehicles; or
  • Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm; or
  • Drivers of recreational vehicles used for recreational purposes; or
  • Drivers who operate straight trucks (single units) that are exclusively transporting their own tangible personal property which is not for sale.
  • An employee of a publicly owned transit system who is limited to moving vehicles for maintenance or parking purposes exclusively within the restricted-access confines of a transit system's property.

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Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)
CLASS A: Trucks or truck combinations weighing with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided towed vehicle is more than 10,000 lbs.

The way I read the Florida DMV site is I need a regular class E license to drive my coach (32K lbs) and 5300 lb toad. If I tow something weighing more than 10K, I would need a class A CDL.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #7
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That is what the tag office told me 2 months ago. On the BetterRving site last night it said new rule.
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From the Florida DMV site:



The following persons are exempt from the requirements to obtain a commercial driver license:
  • Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles that are equipped with extraordinary audible warning devices that display red or blue lights and are on call to respond to emergencies;or
  • Military personnel driving military vehicles; or
  • Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm; or
  • Drivers of recreational vehicles used for recreational purposes; or
  • Drivers who operate straight trucks (single units) that are exclusively transporting their own tangible personal property which is not for sale.
  • An employee of a publicly owned transit system who is limited to moving vehicles for maintenance or parking purposes exclusively within the restricted-access confines of a transit system's property.


and

Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)
CLASS A: Trucks or truck combinations weighing with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 lbs. or more, provided towed vehicle is more than 10,000 lbs.

The way I read the Florida DMV site is I need a regular class E license to drive my coach (32K lbs) and 5300 lb toad. If I tow something weighing more than 10K, I would need a class A CDL.
I called them today as i live here in Flroda, that law is for trucks pulling trailers and 5th wheels only.. not class b c or a RVs with toads.. A normal license is fine, but the highly suggest to got to school..
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In Florida where I live, this is not the law. RV's are exempt. The passage from the law above is absolutely correct.
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I would ask them to cite their official source. Florida has exempted private RVs from the Class D requirement for many years now and I see nothing in the article that states it is a new law. I suspect some staffer at Lazy Days media dept. read the main sections of the Florida highway statutes and did not research enough to learn about the exemption that GaryKD quoted. If in doubt, contact the DMV again.

I wouldn't worry about it unless you hear they start enforcing it for toads. I'm posting a comment on the better RVing site challenging their information.
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