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Old 01-19-2020, 11:11 AM   #15
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Just thought I would add this link to this thread. It is a very complete and thorough thread on exactly the requirements in Texas and how to accomplish them.
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Just thought I would add this link to this thread. It is a very complete and thorough thread on exactly the requirements in Texas and how to accomplish them.
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The Escapees forum has a very good explanation in the first post in the thread.

I had a hard time getting the idiots at the DL office to understand I was not geting a CDL. The center at Livingston, Texas is very well versed in the DL requirements.

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Ditto on the Livingston center handles a lot of the Class A licenses, and it is not hard to get the tests done. If I can pass it, just about anyone should be able.
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Not sure I should have read this post. I checked my Texas drivers license it is a class CM. I checked the gross weight of the coach on the registration and it shows 26500. When I bought the coach I was told that a special DL was not required. I have two friends with similar units and they do not have a special DL. Not sure what I will do.
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Not sure I should have read this post. I checked my Texas drivers license it is a class CM. I checked the gross weight of the coach on the registration and it shows 26500. When I bought the coach I was told that a special DL was not required. I have two friends with similar units and they do not have a special DL. Not sure what I will do.


I would get a Class B non commercial.
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You don't need a license if you get stopped tell them you are not driving … you are traveling! you are a " Sovereign citizen "... must be true it's on the internet .. saw it on "Live PD" also
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Ha, right! I deal with these "sovereign citizens" now and then. They always end up in jail.

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Howard, get the proper license class for your weight. Your first mistake was believing the RV sales person.

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You need to read the entire DPS handbook. also remember that the test is for ALL types of vehicles, not just RV's, so there will be questions which to an RV'er seem irrelevant.
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This is just one more reason to not live in Texas along with their vehicle inspections
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Surprisingly the dealership, did fess up and tell me that driving our RV would require a Class B Exempt license. They were quick to add that most owners have lots of experience and don't worry about it, however, they have only one individual that takes prospective customers on Test Drives because he has a Class B that is required of him to drive the local Fire Trucks at the Volunteer FD he belongs to.
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I ran across one dealer that has the buyer sign a waiver stating that they are aware that a class B license is required due to the weight of the RV. More should do it.

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Been in Texas for over 30 years and had MANY rv's over 26k but was never told about the license - just last year I got the non commercial cdl just in case....
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