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Old 02-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #11
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They seem to be growing in popularity.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:30 AM   #12
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I wonder how long it will be before the various states mandate that you have a Class A CDL to drive one of these. This is no longer a pick up and trailer, an HDT and luxury fifth wheel trailer is just like a commercial truck tractor & semi-trailer. ( Less weight but very similar physical characteristics )

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #13
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I wonder how long it will be before the various states mandate that you have a Class A CDL to drive one of these. This is no longer a pick up and trailer, an HDT and luxury fifth wheel trailer is just like a commercial truck tractor & semi-trailer. ( Less weight but very similar physical characteristics )

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If the combined GVWR exceeds 26000lbs the FED standards if adopted by your state(Tx adopted) require the "A" endorsement to a non-commercial license or have a CDL..Per my buddy with the Tx DPS(highway patrol) most states are adopting these standards since it helps with highway dollars from the U.S.govt
As to the 26000,most duallys with 5'rs say over 33ft probably are over the 26000 combined wight,my 321 RLTS would if I stepped up to a newer GMC dually .Probably very few of us rv'ers have the added A on thier license.I am however studying to go take the written & find a dually to borrow to take the driving test since my 3/4T wont exceed the combined GVWR.
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This thread has got me searching and thinking.Been looking at some used Frieghtliner crewcab "business class"hualers (think luxury but big bucks) but have been eyeballing some of the Volvo conversions as well.we are about 3 years from retirement so we want to get it now so we can depreciate thru our business.Those single axle conversions Volvos look like the best bang for the buck though.
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