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tgobob

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Jonny31C - your comment that "if the vehicle is over 26,000 pounds you need a CDL" is incorrect. There are very few, if any, states which require a CDL to drive an RV or motorhome.


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As quoted in the USDOT Regulations "Driver's must hold CDL's if they operate interstate, intrastate or foreign commerce and drive a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Vehicle Weight(GVW) of at least 26,001 pounds."

So it is a weight rating...but it looks like you have to be engaged in commerce. I stand corrected.
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On our first trip in our new MH we actually got in line at a weigh station here in Virginia. A state trooper approached us and told us it was not necessary for MH to stop and had us get out of line. Since then we pass all weigh stations and have yet to be stop, our travels have taken us through, VA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, NC, SC, GA, and FL.


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As an ex-Trucker I can tell you that RV's Never need to stop at a
weigh station.. Ever.. Not required! Have a nice trip in the U.S.
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Thank you very much all who responded! Now I can feel comfortable passing by those weigh stations.

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As everyone has said, you don't need to worry about the weigh stations. Someone did mention about lane restrictions. If you ever head West, to the Rockies, there sometimes are lane restrictions which are purely weight based having nothing to do with CDL's or other factors. Usually it is just to stay out of the left most lane if you are over 12,000 pounds GVW, which most class C's are once they are loaded up. Not a big deal since these restrictions are usually only present for a mile or two in the steepest of the mountain passes.


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