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Old 04-19-2016, 07:28 AM   #11
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Depends on the state you live in. I'm in fl I don't need an endorsement.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:55 AM   #12
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Without air brakes you are allowed to drive it without any special endorsements on your license. It's like a truck or van.
in what state?

in ohio the 26,000 lbs GVWR is what limits you .. taking out seats for below 15 people is permissable but rated factory GVWR is used as noted... (unless its titled and registered as an RV)

in michigan DESIGN capacity over 15 people or over 26,000 GVWR (taking out the seats doesnt qualify for capacity reduction)

every state is different in regards to what is required..

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:09 AM   #14
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Oregon is the state I was talking about. I'm not aware of any specific weight limits requiring special endorsements in Oregon. That seems to be regulated naturally by the judicious use of air brakes in heavy vehicles. In the past all of my buses have had hydraulic brakes which obviously doesn't require a compressor. This is my first diesel bus, and it has air brakes. I am required to get a class "B" license, which is basically a test about air brakes to be legal.
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I recently discovered that if you Google 'air brake endorsement' there are lots of freebie practice exams out there.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:51 PM   #16
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Good to know since I don't have a class B endorsement book yet.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:13 PM   #17
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sorry I shouldve clarified.. in my response above it was if you didnt title / register it as an RV but kept it as a bus.

in Ohio a Motorhome titled and registered vehicle requires no CDL or endorsements even for air-brakes..

its only if you try to keep it a bus or register it as a moving van or such that you need a CDL..


as an RV just hop in and drive

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:04 PM   #18
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Eventually, if I don't change buses again, I'll probably title this as an RV. Actually titling as an RV should be a good argument for being allowed to camp in RV parks.
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My bus has a GVWR OF 27500. If it is my personal vehicle used for personal use do I need a CDL? It does not have air brakes.
Poppy, check with YOUR state for requirements for licensing.
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That's probably an excellent idea unless you're talking to someone from your state.
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