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    Do you need a CDL to operate large MVs in Texas? Common sense to me says yes, but I've seen people driving 40' diesel pusher motorhomes with absolutely ZERO training whatsoever.

    I'm actually quite happy about our rules here. From what I can see, things look OK, at least until they don't.

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    There is a whole thread on that topic with all the details.

    The short answer is no, you don't have to have a Commercial license, but you do need to have at least a non-commercial Class A license to operate MVs with a gross weight rating in excess of 26,000 pounds (regardless of whether or not you ever intend to carry any load at all).

    Motor home carrying capacity puts them in the lower license class, regardless of size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98G View Post
    Looks like the m998 with a GVWR of 7700lbs is explicitly permitted to be street titled and registered whether or not the paperwork was stamped "off road".
    Looks like wheeled MVs with a GVWR over 10k are permitted to be street titled and registered as long as they were not stamped "off road".I don't know of any MVs over 10k GVWR that had the "off road" stamp. I conclude that the target of this legislation was the sandrail crowd and MVs are unaffected.
    DLA will soon be done auctioning off the legacy A0 series HMMWVs, and you already have M1123A2s as well as M1097s being auctioned off that have a GVW of 10,300lbs. Granted GP hasn't been stamping their SF97s "Offroad Use Only" but other Defense property disposal contractors are, ie Go-Dove stamping their M1025A2 SF97s.

    So you could have practically the same, mechanically, identical truck one being sold by GP able to be registered while the G-Ds are going to be SOL, for trucks that are practically identical to 8000lb A0 HMMWV, just with different half shafts and suspension springs bolted on by the very same production line and workers.

    Seems like a conflict of interest, the cause for this new law, a local salaried government employee, paid by your tax dollars, arbitrarily making decisions that set this whole thing off to begin with, is now empowered by the law to make those decisions. Remember the whole point of limited government is the Citizens limit what the government is allowed to do not the Government limited what the People are allowed to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crapgame View Post
    DLA will soon be done auctioning off the legacy A0 series HMMWVs, and you already have M1123A2s as well as M1097s being auctioned off that have a GVW of 10,300lbs. Granted GP hasn't been stamping their SF97s "Offroad Use Only" but other Defense property disposal contractors are, ie Go-Dove stamping their M1025A2 SF97s.

    So you could have practically the same, mechanically, identical truck one being sold by GP able to be registered while the G-Ds are going to be SOL, for trucks that are practically identical to 8000lb A0 HMMWV, just with different half shafts and suspension springs bolted on by the very same production line and workers.

    Seems like a conflict of interest, the cause for this new law, a local salaried government employee, paid by your tax dollars, arbitrarily making decisions that set this whole thing off to begin with, is now empowered by the law to make those decisions. Remember the whole point of limited government is the Citizens limit what the government is allowed to do not the Government limited what the People are allowed to do.
    I agree with just about every point you make except that the supply of A0 trucks running low. I suspect we will be seeing them at the current levels for at least a couple more years...

    Over 10k GVWR *and* the offroad stamp is what triggers the restriction. This combination is going to be the rare outlier. I agree with you in that it makes no sense. The law was clearly written be people who have not the least understanding of what these trucks are.

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