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Old 11-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #71
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Delaware also has exemption for anyone driving a personal, non-commercial RV. A trip to DMV got me a highlighted copy of the DE driver manual, and also a copy of the applicable section of the Delaware statute, again suitably highlighted. Took about 10 minutes from a very helpful and knowledgeable young lady. NO WAITING. WOW> great customer service.

In summary, a standard driver license (Class D) is all that's required regardless of weight and toad weight as long as your driving/pulling with a privately owned motorhome/recreational vehicle.

Medical certificates are required when driving commercially with a CDL. if you have a CDL and are no longer driving commercially you are NOT required to have a current medical certificate. Treatment of the certificate depends on the state, in that you may be required to get the certificate from ANY doctor in the state or from one certified by the state to issue such certificates. Also some may require a med certificate to get your INITIAL CLD and others may only require it if you drive commercially.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #72
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Florida = The following persons are exempt from the requirements to obtain a commercial driver license:

Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles that are equipped with extraordinary audible warning devices that display red or blue lights and are on call to respond to emergencies;or
Military personnel driving military vehicles; or
Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm; or
Drivers of recreational vehicles used for recreational purposes; or
Drivers who operate straight trucks (single units) that are exclusively transporting their own tangible personal property which is not for sale.
SEE THAT 8 LINE DOWN DRIVER OF REC VEHICLES
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #73
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Florida = The following persons are exempt from the requirements to obtain a commercial driver license:

Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles that are equipped with extraordinary audible warning devices that display red or blue lights and are on call to respond to emergencies;or
Military personnel driving military vehicles; or
Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm; or
Drivers of recreational vehicles used for recreational purposes; or
Drivers who operate straight trucks (single units) that are exclusively transporting their own tangible personal property which is not for sale.
SEE THAT 8 LINE DOWN DRIVER OF REC VEHICLES
So it says you are exempt from a CDL. It does not say you are exempt from being licensed to the proper weight class of your vehicle.
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Florida = The following persons are exempt from the requirements to obtain a commercial driver license:

Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles that are equipped with extraordinary audible warning devices that display red or blue lights and are on call to respond to emergencies;or
Military personnel driving military vehicles; or
Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm; or
Drivers of recreational vehicles used for recreational purposes; or
Drivers who operate straight trucks (single units) that are exclusively transporting their own tangible personal property which is not for sale.
SEE THAT 8 LINE DOWN DRIVER OF REC VEHICLES
I don't think there's any question that Florida doesn't require a CDL to drive any sort of motorhome for personal use. The issue is the requirement of some other "special" class of non commercial license to operate a heavy coach. It's between the standard passenger car license class and the CDL.

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Florida does not require a special license.

Here is the link with the RV Driver License Requirements
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #76
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PA Drivers license class B

I just came to the realization that I will need the Class B license. Now I am trying to understand exactly what is required in order to obtain it. If I need to take a road test in the RV since this is the vehicle I need the license for or can it be any vehicle with air-brakes used for non-commercial purpose?
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #77
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Florida does not require a special license.

Here is the link with the RV Driver License Requirements
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CLASS E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles


So how do you see an RV over 26,001 lb. fits that description?
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Glad I came across this thread. It looks like I will need to get my Non Commercial Class B License. I just need to find out what steps are required.

ie.. What form specifically to fill out....Permit first?...Schedule a test...etc.
If anyone has that information off the top of their head, i would appreciate it.

Otherwise, I will look into it on Wednesday and post my findings for everyone else.

Oh yeah, I am located in the Wilkes-Barre Area

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NonCommercial Driver Licenses

CLASS E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles


So how do you see an RV over 26,001 lb. fits that description?
Huh? May I ask why you are asking me? The explanation under Florida in the links states what people need to know. It is not my web site, just posted what I thought was a helpful link. Don't shoot the messenger, please.

I'm in Texas, the thread is about Pennsylvania, and the post referred to is regarding Florida. How often, and to soon, the topic goes "off-topic."

I guess I should have posted my comment as. "There are states that have special provisions. The link below should help," and then posted the link.

In all fairness to the web sites that post information there is only one authority, and that is the licensing bureau of the state a person wishes to obtain a driver's license from.

Thanks for the reply.
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Huh? May I ask why you are asking me?
I was asking you because you posted- "Florida does not require a special license."

By reading Fla. regs I don't believe that is true and did not want others to be mislead. That info was from 2005.

My reply was that simple. Nothing personal.
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Glad I came across this thread. It looks like I will need to get my Non Commercial Class B License. I just need to find out what steps are required.

ie.. What form specifically to fill out....Permit first?...Schedule a test...etc.
If anyone has that information off the top of their head, i would appreciate it.

Otherwise, I will look into it on Wednesday and post my findings for everyone else.

Oh yeah, I am located in the Wilkes-Barre Area

Thanks to all for all the good information so far.
I've learned a lot from this site.
Go here- Driver License Forms, Publications and FAQs.
Download Form #DL-180 and send in $5.00 to get your permit. Call PennDot and schedule a test. Be sure to tell the person at least 10 times it is for a Non Commercial Class B.

I believe the rest of the procedure was covered earlier in this thread. Good Luck
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CLASS E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles


So how do you see an RV over 26,001 lb. fits that description?
Florida is one of the states that fall into the confusing category. I have friends that live in Florida with coaches that are greater than 26,001 lbs. that called the DHSMV specifically questioning the above statement. They were told they fall into the category mentioned under the CDL exemptions that I previously posted. They were also told that Florida does not issue non-commercial Class A or B driver's licenses. They were assured they were perfectly legal driving their coaches with a Class E license.
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Go here- Driver License Forms, Publications and FAQs.
Download Form #DL-180 and send in $5.00 to get your permit. Call PennDot and schedule a test. Be sure to tell the person at least 10 times it is for a Non Commercial Class B.

I believe the rest of the procedure was covered earlier in this thread. Good Luck
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Thank you,
As they say, "the check will be in the mail".
hey vrrmmrydr...I am right down the street in Hazleton. The folks at Wilkes-Barre are great. The Supervisor there is very, very knowledgeable, as a matter of fact he is the Acting District Manager when the regular guy is out.

If you need any help just give us a shout, be glad to help.
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