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Old 01-21-2017, 01:50 PM   #43
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:12 PM   #44
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Is that a light truck dually? Why would you a class A for that?
Not trying to be a "know it all", but I think it has more to do with the trailer you're towing. If its over 10,000lbs, a Class A Exempt (Non-Commercial) is required.

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Is that a light truck dually? Why would you a class A for that?
3500 Ram, GVWR of 14,000 Lbs.
Due to the fact that combined I am over 26,001 Lbs, and trailer is over 10,000 Lbs, I believe that the requirements are for a Class A non CDL licence. I am not really worried about getting a ticket, however on the chance I am ever in an accident it may become very important to be properly licenced.
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Scottybdivin,

"I drove mine to the test. They said come back in an hour so I drove it to the Bluebonnet Cafe and had breakfast. "

That in itself would make a driving test worthwhile....
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3500 Ram, GVWR of 14,000 Lbs.
Due to the fact that combined I am over 26,001 Lbs, and trailer is over 10,000 Lbs, I believe that the requirements are for a Class A non CDL licence. I am not really worried about getting a ticket, however on the chance I am ever in an accident it may become very important to be properly licenced.
I don't think you need anything other than a class C when you're driving a regular pick up truck. I think what you quoted applies to to motorhomes.

On edit: It looks like you are right about the rules. Most of us with motor homes have to get the class B, but I don't know anyone who has gotten the class A. I don't know what the practical difference is when taking the written exam or driving test. The best thing to do would be to contact the drivers license office where you are going to take the written test. Very few offices seem to give the same information.
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Is that a light truck dually? Why would you a class A for that?
Its the " combined " GVWR that determines the class of non-CDL license. 26001 combined GVWR and the rv goes exceeds 10000 GVWR you need A.
Example my 5er has 14500 GVWR & my 2012 dually is 23000 GVWR ( don't recall exact at this moment) .
I drove my rig to the test also
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Example my 5er has 14500 GVWR & my 2012 dually is 23000 GVWR ( don't recall exact
Was really tired last night, its 14000 on the truck so combined 28500 GVWR.
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I believe the written test is the same for a Class A or B exempt. It's just a matter of which vehicle(s) you use to take the driving test. However, If you take it in a pickup and trailer, your Class A license is also good to drive any size motorhome, and pull any size trailer behind it.
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I believe the written test is the same for a Class A or B exempt. It's just a matter of which vehicle(s) you use to take the driving test. However, If you take it in a pickup and trailer, your Class A license is also good to drive any size motorhome, and pull any size trailer behind it.
And any MDT or HDT used as a tow vehicle.
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