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Old 03-17-2016, 03:07 PM   #1
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Wyoming license requirements.

So I was thinking about doing a Skokie. Reason being is the heavy chassis compared to an rv. Their frames don't extend very far past the rear axle and any real load on the hitch will bend the frame extension. After reading here about registration and license requirements, I thought I better make a call.

Backstory; I used to drive over the road trucks. I currently drive haul trucks in a coal mine. Google cat 793 & 795, komatsu 930 & 830 if you want. So I'm pretty sure handeling a little school bus would be no problem.

The reason I had to make a call is I am now medically disqualified from a cdl. I found I can get a heavy equipment endorsement on my operators license. The problem comes from the vehicles "original intended use". That means I would have to have a cdl with passenger endorsement and air brakes if it has such! Even if I removed the extra seats! I haven't even got into insurance issues yet. It looks like I might be in the market for a box truck now.

With my job status currently in question, I might be moving anyway. What state do you live in and what kind of licensing do you need?
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Oregon; you need a class "B" license for anything with air brakes, i.e. motor home, bus or medium truck. It's basically just an air brake endorsement and you can find the specifics online.
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Easiest way to answer this is to call Wyoming DMV. Ask them what's required to operate a Class A RV with air brakes. New Jersey, where I live, allows a Class D license (standard operators) to handle Class A RVs, even air equipped. However, it's nigh impossible to get non-commercial insurance for a skoolie in this state.
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Easiest way to answer this is to call Wyoming DMV. Ask them what's required to operate a Class A RV with air brakes. New Jersey, where I live, allows a Class D license (standard operators) to handle Class A RVs, even air equipped. However, it's nigh impossible to get non-commercial insurance for a skoolie in this state.
I did call them. Just wondering what laws other states have if I loose my job.
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Arizona has no restrictions or special endorsements, provided you tag it as a non commercial vehicle.

My insurance is through Good Sam/National General.

Good luck and I hope you can achieve what you're wanting to do!
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The insurance thing is so confusing. Good Sam turned me down. State Farm picked me up.

Obviously it's good to have an air brake endorsement if you're going to travel regardless of what your state's rules allow you to do.
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I've read that in most states, anything titled as an RV is fair game for a regular operators license. Ohio is for sure.
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That seems reasonable but some places want some kind of air brake endorsement if that's applicable. I understood that even RV's in Oregon with air brakes needed the class "B" license. I could be wrong. Unless you get stopped here they'll probably never check.
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That seems reasonable but some places want some kind of air brake endorsement if that's applicable. I understood that even RV's in Oregon with air brakes needed the class "B" license. I could be wrong. Unless you get stopped here they'll probably never check.
I completely agree about requiring an air brake endorsement. You should know how they work.
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