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In many states, a Class A or B license is required to tow most larger 5th wheels, especially with one-ton trucks. Many RV’s, motorhomes, and personal trailers also have this requirement. If your gross combined weight rating is over 26,000 you likely need an upgraded license. I go over some of the highlights for the two states I’ve familiar with and how easy it is to get a license upgrade. So the rumor of needing a motorhome license or special license is indeed true in many states.
In North Carolina and many other states, a special Class license is required to drive large Motorhomes and 5th wheel trailers that exceed 26,000 lbs. You may not need a CDL for personal use but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a license upgrade even for RVs. In many states, a higher class or endorsement is required which isn’t related to CDL operations. Always check your state’s laws before purchasing or upgrading RV’s. Never listen to the salesman.
Here is also a reference to tag/weight stations from another great YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VlEU6-4YoY&feature=em-comments
00:00 License Importance
00:41 Do you need a CDL for an RV
01:05 GCRW over 26,001
04:58 Penalty In some states
08:23 The NC law for Class A RVs
11:36 Getting an upgraded license
22:24 Liability driving RV’s