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Old 02-22-2016, 05:55 AM   #1
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I was looking at a couple of articles on RVs and the driver's licence class required to drive the RV. Ontario appears to have the strictest laws on RV use. They require a class D driver's licence which is a commercial licence if the motorhome ways more than 11000KG (24,250 Lbs). Which would require a majority of class A motorhomes for the driver to have a commercial driver's licence. I'm curious what clss of DL do you need in you jurisdiction to operate a class A motorhome?

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Old 02-22-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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I'm not sure the majority of class a motorhomes exceed that number. Large DP's yes, smaller gassers no. But to answer your question, I think here in SC the number is 26,000 lbs before you need a special license. The same license is required if the combined lengths of the motorhome and something being towed exceeds some number which escapes me at the moment.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:28 AM   #3
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South Dakota requires nothing special
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B.C. has no special requirements unless it has air brakes,then you need air endorsement. If you tow a 5th or trailer over 4,600kg then you need a heavy trailer endorsement.
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Here in NY the magical numbers are 26,000 pounds and 40 feet. Beyond either of those two numbers requires an R endorsement. The test is kind of a joke to be honest with you and hardly anyone seems to be aware of the requirement including almost all DMV employees.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #8
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Just give up my cdl and had to get a c class for class a and I do not have to have air on class c for rv bcause Il. gives it to you
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