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Old 07-19-2016, 04:59 AM   #11
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Here in Massachusetts, you don't need a special license to drive / haul and RV but we do have RV specific license plates that say "camper"across the top.


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Old 07-20-2016, 12:20 PM   #12
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In Illinois, they have class A, B, C and D. The A, B and C classes follow the CDL class A, B and C. An RV is exempt from CDL requirements of course, however if you RV, truck, camper, etc. falls into those CDL weight categories, you have to get the non-CDL class A, B or C.

Class D is the standard vehicle 16,000 lbs or less class that everyone has.

If you don't live in Illinois (licensed in another state), all of this is meaningless. You just need to be legal with your state's license.


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Old 07-20-2016, 12:37 PM   #13
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nothing special is needed yet . However it would be good if people were required to pass a test to tow , haul anything over 5000lbs or drive anything over say 8000lbs , and 15' length . To many out there that have no clue .but then again so do many car drivers not ave a clue
But then government employees would administer the test and grade it, and odds would be astronomical they'd know less than you do about it.
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I live in Illinois.
Some 15 years ago I bought a school bus from a mining company that used it to move employees around the property. I converted it into a hunting RV. There are Illinois rules that state what it has to contain to qualify as an RV. I got the plates and all was good with my normal DL. The only thing that would put me out was if it had air brakes. In Illinois that is what changes things.

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I have one on my travel trailer. Green and says RV down the side.

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If you tow it , it should be RT and if you drive it, RV

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:58 PM   #16
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We are still a free enough country that we don't need different drivers licenses in each state to drive in them. But maybe that will be next if we don't get some real change soon!
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:46 PM   #17
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I live in Illinois.

Some 15 years ago I bought a school bus from a mining company that used it to move employees around the property. I converted it into a hunting RV. There are Illinois rules that state what it has to contain to qualify as an RV. I got the plates and all was good with my normal DL. The only thing that would put me out was if it had air brakes. In Illinois that is what changes things.





I live in Illinois too. Air brakes may change additional things, however in Illinois for non-CDL licenses, it is weight that changes things. Here is the link to Illinois non-CDL licenses (regular licenses): https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/p...s/dsd_x142.pdf

It is all there on page 4.


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I live in Illinois too. Air brakes may change additional things, however in Illinois for non-CDL licenses, it is weight that changes things. Here is the link to Illinois non-CDL licenses (regular licenses): https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/p...s/dsd_x142.pdf

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True, I was not even respecting safety at that time. At the time I was using blinders to reach my goal of a hunting RV. I was in that twilight of weight. Have grown some since.
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Same thing I posted already

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