Originally Posted by crazycal
So are you saying you need or don't need a CDL?
It doesn't matter what state you live in or are licensed to drive in. If the vehicle is registered as a private use vehicle, no CDL is needed.......
I can buy a kenworth tractor, put on private insurance, add a normal state license plate, and drive it around my neighborhood without a cdl.
Commercial license is for a business purpose only. If you bought the bus to put in front of your bar to attract attention, and it is registered with your business, THEN you need a cdl. If you become a limousine driver for a company, THEN you need a CDL. If you are a school bus driver for the local school district, THEN you need a CDL. If you are a FEDEX driver delivering packages, THEN you need a CDL.
There is not a single state that says, if you buy a previously commercially used vehicle, but you are using it for private purposes, you must have a CDL.
HOWEVER, we all know there are specialized endorsement for certain vehicles.... air brake, wider loads, longer loads, higher loads etc.
So, if you buy this bus from the fire department and change it to an RV, you do not need a CDL. (If you make it a mobile video game LAN party-mobile out of it, then yes, you need a CDL)