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Old 08-16-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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PA requires a “non commercial” class A license for a combination where the towed vehicle is over 10000 and the combined weight is over 26001. Anyone else have one of these???
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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Class A — Combination of vehicles with a GCWR* of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class C — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of at least 16,001 pounds but less than 26,001 pounds.
Class D — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of less than 16,001 pounds.
*GCWR — Gross Combination Weight Rating
*GVWR — Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:38 PM   #3
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Class A — Combination of vehicles with a GCWR* of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the GVWR of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class C — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of at least 16,001 pounds but less than 26,001 pounds.
Class D — Single vehicle with a GVWR* of less than 16,001 pounds.
*GCWR — Gross Combination Weight Rating
*GVWR — Gross Vehicle Weight Rating


Do they make a distinction between commercial and non-commercial??
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As long as your combined gvw is under 26001 lbs a class C is adequate in PA to my knowledge. What are the gvw's of your truck and trailer?
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As long as your combined gvw is under 26001 lbs a class C is adequate in PA to my knowledge. What are the gvw's of your truck and trailer?


Truck GVWR IS 11500. RV GVWR is 16000+. I’m close to 28000 combined GVWR which puts me in Class A non-commercial territory.
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Virginia requires a standard drivers licence for non commercial towing no classes.



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Do they make a distinction between commercial and non-commercial??


Same numbers for both.
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Truck GVWR IS 11500. RV GVWR is 16000+. I’m close to 28000 combined GVWR which puts me in Class A non-commercial territory.
That's definitely class A territory. I reread the PADMV license classes and your original thought of towing anything over 10,000 gvwr does seem to constitute class A.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:37 PM   #9
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Yep need a class a. It is the same test as for a cdl class a. The problem is finding the correct dmv center that can do the class a test. Last person I heard trying to get one on here had to make many phone calls before he found a dmv that even new there was a class a... Then even longer trying to find a place that does them. For the test you'll also need someone with a class a or class a cdl to bring you to the test.
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I have gone thru this in Illinois and the Classes show in dbarr messages are only for commercial CDL type driver licenses. I know this to be a fact because when I moved here I tried to secure a Class A non CDL license. The secretary of state office in Springfield il said there is no such thing in Illinois as a Class A non CDL license. So I was going to secure a CDL but the secretary of state said that for a personal use RV all that was required was a normal drivers license and that is a Class D. I have been driving my F350 and fifth wheel in Illinois now for many years with a normal drivers license.
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