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Old 02-17-2018, 02:24 AM   #1
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buses under 26,001lbs

so i was starting to wonder what i could legally drive with my current class C license.

Does anyone know what size buses are under the 26,001lb gvwr? The 10 window i looked at was 27ish, so i was assuming maybe an 8 or 9 window, or are there other factors im not aware of?
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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so i was starting to wonder what i could legally drive with my current class C license.

Does anyone know what size buses are under the 26,001lb gvwr? The 10 window i looked at was 27ish, so i was assuming maybe an 8 or 9 window, or are there other factors im not aware of?
One thing you could do, if you haven't already, is download the Texas DOT guide for taking their Non-Commercial Class B test.

It might not be all that arduous, and any training and practise you get would be worth it.

I do know that's not what you were asking, but thought it worth a mention.
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Does Texas require class B if it is registered as an RV? Many states exempt RVs from additional license requirements.
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class B even as an RV. ive already looked at the class B requirements for license, im just wondering what size buses typically fall under that rated weight

edit - more than likely i will be getting my non commercial class b, at some point, but ive been thinking lately of going with one a little smaller and upgrading somewhere down the line assuming i still enjoy skoolie life. im still unsure if thats the way i want to go but im considering it right now
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Does Texas require class B if it is registered as an RV? Many states exempt RVs from additional license requirements.
I don't think any of them waive the 26k weight limit.
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https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...94&acctid=3051
something like that is what im considering. not too much smaller, but just under the limit.
this one looks good, just want something a little closer to home, and dont really have a need for the rear HC door as i plan on getting a hitch for a bike of some sort, eventually trailer a small car/truck

on gates vin decoder, GVWR says 19,500-26,000 so im assuming that one is fine, but dont know what actual rating is listed at
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I don't think any of them waive the 26k weight limit.
Washington state exempts all RV/Motorhomes. Weight doesnít matter only the use.
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Washington state exempts all RV/Motorhomes. Weight doesnít matter only the use.
Oregon, California and Arizona are pretty much the same. California has a length rule. As best I understand it, up to 40' regardless of weight you don't need any additional licensing. Over 40' requires a license upgrade of some sort.
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