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Old 07-21-2020, 12:06 PM   #1
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HDT registration

Hi, new to the forum but full time RVíers!

Looking into an HDT. We have found a 359 Peterbilt that is local to us and I have a few registration questions.

Who runs an HDT, Class 7 or 8, and has registered for personal use? Iím not talking about converting as an RV, but private use truck registration here in Texas.

Can I simply register it on regular tags at the DMV and go about my business? Private not for hire shouldnít come under any CDL regs in my understanding.
I have a Class A CDL with med certificate anyway so Iím good to drive it and tow the camper.

The truck is single axle and already has an Rv 5th wheel hitch in place of a commercial hitch, and for us, itís ready to go. It is purely registration and insurance that has me in a gray area. Everything Iíve read makes it sound simple, and some information is so conflicting.

Thanks in advance for any help

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Old 07-26-2020, 05:51 PM   #3
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How is it registered now? I would just transfer registration. You can insure it for private use. Insurance company doesn't care how it's registered.
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