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Old 06-22-2017, 02:53 PM   #15
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There is the same general confusion here in Texas. The CDL portion of the law says a CDL is not required for a recreational vehicle. However, in another portion of the statutes it specifically states that any vehicle over 26,001lbs GVW towing up to 5,000lbs requires a non commercial Class B operators license. Any combintation of vehicles over 26,001lbs if towing more than 10,000lbs requires a Class A license. The DMV doesn't even know how to handle it all the time. When I took my test I specifically asked for a Class B Operators license, but when it was issued from the state it is a non commercial exempt CDL.

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Old 06-22-2017, 03:58 PM   #16
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Lots of confusion in many states. Where thete are specific reqmts above 26,000lbs still lots of misunderstanding.
In NY a R endorsement is reqd for RVs above 26,000 lbs...however even DMV offices don't u derstand the reqmts and sometimes give out bad info.
Many owners dont bother and seldom challenged...some have even reported LEO don't understand the reqmts.
I'm trying to get legal but challenge us finding someone w R or better to accompany me to road test.

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Old 06-22-2017, 07:48 PM   #17
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Has anyone asked for a clarification from their insurance company as to whether they will be covered in case of a claim with the driver's license they currently possess?
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:52 PM   #18
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I had to upgrade my license many years ago because I owned a 2 ton truck pulling a bobcat on a trailer and was over the weight for the standard license. I did have to take a driving test 40 years ago but I don't remember what all was involved. I've been able to keep the classification with out any more testing.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:26 AM   #19
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Thanks all....

Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. I have been to my local DMV for the answers to my question. With a mh between 16001 and 26000 lb I need a non CDL Class C license. Short written test and driving test are required. I have taken the written test and passed Driving test will be later.

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