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SpurHntr

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...having done quite a bit of research on this topic lately I wanted to bring this to folks' attention.

If your state requires a "special drivers license" (see chart below) you may want to think very seriously about complying, regardless of the FACT that very few LEO's and/or state DOT workers have the faintest clue what is the law regarding this, BECAUSE technically if you are not properly licensed to operate that vehicle then in all likelihood you're insurance on that vehicle you carry is also null and void. Which could be devastating.

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Posted: 08/01/12 05:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BECAUSE technically if you are not properly licensed to operate that vehicle then in all likelihood you're insurance on that vehicle you carry is also null and void.

NONSENSE Talk to your insurance company - if an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver is in an accident, you are still covered. Similarly, if you are somehow negligent (like driving on bald tires or drunk), your insurance still covers you.

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SpurHntr wrote:

Popsie wrote:

BECAUSE technically if you are not properly licensed to operate that vehicle then in all likelihood you're insurance on that vehicle you carry is also null and void.

NONSENSE Talk to your insurance company - if an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver is in an accident, you are still covered. Similarly, if you are somehow negligent (like driving on bald tires or drunk), your insurance still covers you.


On my policy:

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#7
Using a vehicle without a reasonable belief that the "insured" is entitled to do so.
Which means you just ruined it for everyone on RVnet.


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Thanks for posting this. Your information indicates I may need to do a little more research and upgrade my classification.


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Popsie wrote:

BECAUSE technically if you are not properly licensed to operate that vehicle then in all likelihood you're insurance on that vehicle you carry is also null and void.

NONSENSE Talk to your insurance company - if an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver is in an accident, you are still covered. Similarly, if you are somehow negligent (like driving on bald tires or drunk), your insurance still covers you.


On my policy:

Page 2
EXCLUSIONS OF COVERAGE
#7
Using a vehicle without a reasonable belief that the "insured" is entitled to do so.

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SpurHntr wrote:

Popsie wrote:

BECAUSE technically if you are not properly licensed to operate that vehicle then in all likelihood you're insurance on that vehicle you carry is also null and void.

NONSENSE Talk to your insurance company - if an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver is in an accident, you are still covered. Similarly, if you are somehow negligent (like driving on bald tires or drunk), your insurance still covers you.


On my policy:

Page 2
EXCLUSIONS OF COVERAGE
#7
Using a vehicle without a reasonable belief that the "insured" is entitled to do so.
Ah, like hopping into someone else's car who happened to leave the key in the ignition! But if the title to the RV is in your name, you are an entitled person!

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I posted about this the other day....not even the local DMV knew what to do when I walked in and told them the rules and law...when it was all done, they apologized and once I took a written test. obtained a CLASS B classified license...This enables you to drive any vehicle greater than 26001 lbs and tow something less than 10000 lbs that is exempt from CDL requirements. An RV is exempt from CDL requirements...I'm totally legal and that's all I care about.


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Though I can not spot any obvious errors in this chart (I am not a lawyer or expert)

I know many of the charts that purport to show the state laws on things like this contain errors.

However in this case I think they did their homework.

I say that because I often see towing law charts that say "no special requirements" for Cars towed 4-down in Michigan yet show the requirements for brakes on trailers.

The idiots searched for CAR and Towing or some such and forgot to check the definition of trailer. A car towed 4-down, under Michigan law (And under logic law as well) is, in fact, a trailer.

It trails behind the tow vehicle you see (that's the logic version, not the Michigan version).


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Good on you Bullydogs! There are alot of people with their head in the sand over that. I think it should be compulsory everywhere, especially when the rig is air brake equipped.


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