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Old 08-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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RV Driving School Houston?

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I have been trying to find a driving school in Houston to get my non-CDL B license. I would like my license prior to buying a diesel pusher so that I can test drive legally. It seems there are no facilities to help in this regard, I have no problem studing and taking the exam(s) but what to do in regards to the driving test other then a school that provides a unit?
It's kinda like the chicken and egg syndrome which came first license or MH?
Thanks for your advice!
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You don't need a CDL in Texas to drive a RV.
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You don't need a CDL in Texas to drive a RV.
I think he knows that as he stated "non-CDL." But he may requrie a Class A or B.
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I went ahead and got a CDL B using one of the truck driving schools. Then I went to the DPS and had it downgraded to a non-CDL B. I tried to get a non-CDL using the school, but the examiner insisted I had to get the CDL since I was going to be taking the test in a commercial vehicle that required the CDL. :(
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Unless he is driving a vehicle with a gvwr higher than 26001# and towing a vehicle of 10,000 or higher, no form of CDL is required.

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Unless he is driving a vehicle with a gvwr higher than 26001# and towing a vehicle of 10,000 or higher, no form of CDL is required.

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No form of CDL is EVER required for an RV in TX (except for transport driver type situations). The OP was very specific about needing a non-CDL Class B. Since he's buying a diesel pusher, it's quite possible that a non-CDL Class B is needed. Please try to stick to the topic, which is how to get the desired license, not whether he needs one or not.
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Yes the non-commercial "B" license is what is required for a RV over 26001# in Texas. I'm looking at a tag axel Dutch Star or something similar - Thanks
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Please try to stick to the topic, which is how to get the desired license, not whether he needs one or not.
He asked for advice, I gave it. Chill out.
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He asked for advice, I gave it. Chill out.
But he is asking for advice for a non-CDL class B and, you keep telling him he does not need a CDL. Not the advice he is looking for.
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Let's get back ON TOPIC, folks. Thanks.
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Let's get back ON TOPIC, folks. Thanks.
That's what I was trying to do, and you see what it got me...
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Thanks, I saw this when I did a search awhile back then forgot about them! I will check them out.
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