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Old 04-18-2016, 11:16 AM   #15
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Calif is by length not weight. Any rig over 40ft requires at least a non-comm Class B.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:09 AM   #16
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So what are the rules if you live in and are licensed in a state that has an RV exemption but you are driving in a state like IL, NC or TX that doesn't have an exemption?
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:16 AM   #17
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Agree that many "assume" they know what they need but here's a great resource for checking.....

Home - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
Well, it's wrong for WA state on the drivers licensing requirements. An RV driver is specifically exempted from the licensing requirements beyond a standard license, so I'm betting it's wrong in a lot of other places too.
Plus they don't show towing a motorized vehicle behind another motorized vehicle (RV towing a towed). WA, OR and CA go to a performance specification under those conditions. Stop from XX mph in XX feet. WA and CA use the same spec, OR is more stringent.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:21 AM   #18
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So what are the rules if you live in and are licensed in a state that has an RV exemption but you are driving in a state like IL, NC or TX that doesn't have an exemption?
For drivers licensing and insurance it's your home state due to reciprocity laws. For equipment/towing/speed it's what ever state you're in or passing through. There is no reciprocity on those.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:23 PM   #19
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Illinois waives the separate endorsement for airbrakes on an RV. Even if you have them on your pusher you don't need it. As others have said however, you do need the non cdl weight endorsement. Just thought I would chime in Terry!
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Mr. D thanks for the info!
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Thanks Chris.. Didn't know about the brakes though... I'll remember ... Hopefully
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Illinois waives the separate endorsement for airbrakes on an RV. Even if you have them on your pusher you don't need it. As others have said however, you do need the non cdl weight endorsement. Just thought I would chime in Terry!

I didn't realize any jurisdiction gave you a free pass on air brakes. The IL website certainly doesn't seem to support this.
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I didn't realize any jurisdiction gave you a free pass on air brakes. The IL website certainly doesn't seem to support this.
I went thru this a year ago. As Mojoracing said for a NON CDL Air brakes endorsement is not necessary. There is a Non CDL study guide which explains all the requirements.

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If you talk to most rv dealers they will tell you that driving an RV doesn't require a special license... But here in Illinois you do.. Check with DMV in your state. A special non cdl license is required if your rv weighs more that 16000 lbs... And a different license is required over 26000 lbs or with air brakes. Not sure why we are being told different than the law
Commercial Driver's License This site says motorhomes drivers are exempt from getting CDL. As this is Secretary jof States Office I truly home is correct but printing acopy t ocarry with me just in case.
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Delaware exempts RVs from any special driver's license requirements.

Here's a link: https://www.dmv.de.gov/services/driv..._lic_cdl.shtml


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Bill you are correct. One does not need a Commercial Driver License to drive a motor home (unless you are driving for pay) but, depending on what state issued your driver license one may need to upgrade said license to a Class A or Class B or whatever your state calls it. Again it will not be a CDL (Commercial Driver License)
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KY and FL has no requirements just regular operators license. 18 states requires (THIS IMPORTANT PART) a non-commercial A/B/C. Depending on weight. CA has a length requirement.
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My Florida DL states "CLASS E - Any non-commercial vehicle with a GVWR less than 26,001 lbs. or any RV.
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