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Old 10-15-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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License req'ts in Ontario

This sucks as I was about to purchase a 2008 Cardinal 32' 5th wheel till I found out I need a class A driver's license if I pull 4600kg which is 10,141#.
The 5th wheel GVWR is 12080# dry weight approx 10300#. If I were to get caught or have an accident insurance would not cover me.
My dream rv is shattered!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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I never heard of that one, a class "A" license. I must lead a sheltered life after all I live in MD. I am sorry to hear of your bad luck. I hope you find some way around it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Same license as 18 wheeler

Can't believe we require same license as a commercial transport driver here in Ontario
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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Can't believe we require same license as a commercial transport driver here in Ontario
I have a Class "B" non CDL and there is no special license required here. But I'll tell you what with the way some people drive here in the U.S.they need somthing other then 30 hours of class and 6 hour behind the wheel with a professional instructor. this is in the State of Maryland under the age of 18.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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At least you found out before you got it home..

that's something at least

still a bummer though
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:51 PM   #6
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Some states like California have a class A rv licence
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #7
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How is the class"A" for an RV different from a class"A" commercial? How is one effected by the laws of another state of this nature when one comes from a state that dose not require a special licence when visting or passing thought?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:43 PM   #8
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I stand correcteded . Will fall below A class requirement as trailer weight is measured at wheels. Pin weight when subtracted wil be ok.
Can't wait till next spring
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:30 AM   #9
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I wonder what would happen if you got stopped at a police road check, like they do for semi's, and you were over the limit because of the load being carried in the trailer? I know it''s not likely, but...
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:53 PM   #10
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Manitoba Class 3 License

Manitoba is similar. If your trailer GVWR is over 10,000 lbs you require a Class 3 license to register it in Manitoba. A class 3 is similar to a commercial license but does not have an air brake requirement and doesn't require a backing test! I don't know how that affects transients but our Driver Handbook says that all vehicles over 10,000 lbs GVW must stop at the weigh scales! I'm not licensed yet but will learn more when we hit the road this summer.

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