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Old 01-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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How do I upgrade my license?

If I understand the discussions (which I inconveniently can't find), I'll need an upgraded license to drive through Texas. I hold a Nevada driver license and am in Arizona, full-time on the road right now, heading toward Texas. It seems I don't have the option of continuing, unless I'm missing something. I am in a 40' Berkshire, and it's got to be over 26K. I can't go back to Nevada. What to do? Input welcome. This is really going to throw a wrench into the plans!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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If you meet the requirements of your HOME STATE (where your license was issued), you are legal in other states, even if those states have stricter requirements for issuing licenses to their own residents.
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If you meet the requirements of your HOME STATE (where your license was issued), you are legal in other states, even if those states have stricter requirements for issuing licenses to their own residents.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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I agree with bluepill (?). You do not need a different license to drive in Texas. We were there last year in a 40' RV towing a Ford Flex. Who told you you need this? We now have a 42' tag and my husband drives it with hand controls and only has a regular VA license.
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If you meet the requirements of your HOME STATE (where your license was issued), you are legal in other states, even if those states have stricter requirements for issuing licenses to their own residents.
I agree, at least that's what we were taught when I was a rookie.
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You could just go around Texas just kidding I am with the rest of the guys I believe you will be OK as long as you are legal in your state
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Only those of us that have Texas drivers licenses have to worry about the class of license we have

Give us a ping when you will be in the dfw area and we can suggest some stops !

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I agree, at least that's what we were taught when I was a rookie.
I was told the same at the police acadamy, I went to in 1997.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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Okay

All your notes sure help clarify the issue. I think I'll proceed. I have a heavier rig than when I left Nevada, but I am so far away that I can't go back yet. I've seen this topic but find the search function rather muddy. Maybe I'll get used to it. Your opinions are very helpful. Thanks.
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Sandran,
I read your original post to mean that you presently have a Nevada license, you are in Arizona on the road, your realize that your license needs to be upgraded for the weight you are carrying. Since I do not know a thing about Nevada licenses I will ask this question.

Are you legally licensed to drive in Nevada? I'm going to assume you are not since you asked the question about upgrading.

As others have stated, if you are legally licensed in your home state, then you are legally licensed in all the other states. The only other thing that then applies are specific road restrictions, such as lengths, etc., depending on state.

If you are not legally licensed in Nevada and you cannot go back to upgrade, you are then taking your chances and the biggest chance is, heaven forbid, should something happen to get a scratch on the MH, the insurance company could fight that you were not properly licensed. Or, you get stopped for some infraction of the law and the officer "knows" you do not have a proper license you could get an additional ticket violation and possible have to have someone come drive the MH out of the area.

Happy trails.
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The Google search at the top of the page works quite well.

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I've seen this topic but find the search function rather muddy. Maybe I'll get used to it. Your opinions are very helpful. Thanks.
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You could just go around Texas just kidding I am with the rest of the guys I believe you will be OK as long as you are legal in your state
I think you can go around Texas faster than you can drive across it so if you aren't interested in staying a while not a bad idea. Lol. They say the definition of eternity is driving across Texas but I haven't looked it up. I do know that the drive from Dallas to Amarillo feels like an eternity sometimes.

X2 on the DL reciprocity. You home state license will be just fine.
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More input

I see some potential wrinkles now and will research them. I'll also try the Google search. Thanks for the invites to connect.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #14
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Exemptions

Well, I think I'm okay based on the following from NV DMV exemptions:

"Recreational vehicle drivers using their
RVís for non-commercial purposes;"

These are exempt, and I'm in the clear, as far as I read this. Sorry for the repetition of other discussions. It wasn't clear to me.
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