Originally Posted by chevyn76
it's illegal for me to drive a large bus without a CDL unless it is titled/tagged as an R.V.?
Specifically to Illinois, it depends.
If it is less than 26000lbs (GVWR on the placard) and designed to carry less than 16 passengers, you do not need a CDL.
If it is over 26000lbs (again, on the placard) you need a class B CDL.
If it is designed to carry more than 16 passengers, you need a CDL for the proper weight class.
After it is registered as an RV, you do not need a CDL to drive it, however you still need a non-CDL in the proper weight classification. For example, if you have a a 40' bus that has a GVWR of say 33,000lbs, you will need a class B non-CDL.
The non-CDL and CDL tests are exactly the same in Illinois, only the non-CDL license only cost $10 and the CDL costs $80.
I'm in Central IL and have a CDL if you are looking for someone to transport before conversion.