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Old 09-12-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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If I get a 40' coach and tow a jeep, do I need a class A license?

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If I get a 40' coach and tow a jeep, do I need a class A license?

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Old 09-12-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by J. Rees:
If I get a 40' coach and tow a jeep, do I need a class A license?

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Depends on what state you're licensed in, and what the GVWR of the coach is. Length is not a criteria.

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Old 09-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Like noted, depends on the state you are licensed. One of the California folks should be around pretty soon.

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Oh, to (partially) answer your question - you won't need a Class A license, but you might need a Class B. If the coach has a GRVW of over 26,000 lbs. You would only need a Class A if your Jeep weighs over 10,000 lbs. And this is only if you're in a state that has Class A or B requirements for an RV. Some do, some don't.

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Old 09-13-2008, 06:57 PM   #6
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In Alabama, if the coach is for private or personal use, nothing more than your Alabama DL is required even if the coach GCWR goes over 26,000 lbs. No CDL required here. The magic about 26,000 lbs would be the yearly tag cost.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:02 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by J. Rees:
If I get a 40' coach and tow a jeep, do I need a class A license?

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California beats to a different drummer and uses length of a coach, instead of weight, to determine the license class of a rv(housecar). The CA DMV website link is:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm

A Noncommercial Class A license is required if you tow:

a travel trailer weighing over 10,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) which is not used for hire.
a fifth-wheel travel trailer weighting over 15,000 lbs. GVWR which is not used for hire.
a livestock trailer that is not for hire, weight over 10,000 lbs. GVWR but not over 15,000 lbs. GVWR, and is operated within 150 miles of the farm by a farmer to transport livestock.

A Noncommercial Class B license and endorsement is required if you operate:

A housecar over 40 feet but not over 45 feet.

Exemptions: Holders of a commercial Class A or B license, a noncommercial Class A license, and all fire fighter license classes.

I also found a website which lists the requirements for all states:

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

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In Georgia, as long as your rig is for private, non-commercial use, you do not need any type of special license or endorsement to drive and pull your toad.
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Jason..
First of all...Welcome to iRV2!!!
As far as drivers licenses...You are fine as long as you keep your California Drivers License...

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