Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Do you REALLY have to have an endorsement? Check your state laws, I surely don't.
DT360 is a good engine. In a smaller bus, its a dandy, IMO. I've personally ridden in the One Nation Under Goat bus with its 360 and I like it. I'd consider it a major upgrade over an 80's gas engine.
I think because I keep my bus a bus that changes the requirements greatly.. if I were to make it a motorhome then a lot of the licensing requirements go away.
taking out enough seats to make it a 15 passenger or less also changes things... of course school bus passenger ratings are a PITA because to me, a 7 row fully populated isnt going to seat anymore than 15-20 .. but the laws see it differently..
I will re-check but I thought n ohio anything with air-brakes you had to get endorsed.. alas why all of the U-Hauls even the big 24 ft ones are hydraulic brakes. . so the standard license can operate it..
its tough to get good info in ohio..
did I do it right with my last bus? I have no clue.. and I also never got stopped by the DOT enforcement so there;s no way to know because it seems that the licensing offices and enforcement teams have different ideas about legal...
good info on the 360, I dont need a 'race car' but do want to be able to negotiate freeway ramps and traffic..
going 360 will increae my MPG im sure over that juice sucking gas engine..