Looks to be only HI and DC.
Not necessarily an 'endorsement' for MH. Trailers are far more dangerous / accident prone. (RV and others). States should beef that program up...
I will concur with CDL rule of trailer weight over 10,000# or any combination over 26k should require a CDL (or more preferred a special license for RV'rs), but for RV's I would add any trailer that could exceed GW of towing vehicle
(of course those SHOULD have brakes on each axle (tho many do not...)).
40+ yrs of accident free CDL for me, but CDL is NOT ez to get, nor keep current.
I spend $$$$, on MANDATORY drug tests, as I MUST be in a consortium for EACH and EVERY company I drive for (including my own LLC's). I also am subject to MUCH higher scrutiny on Blood Alch (Zero tolerance), and do not qualify for ticket 'deferrals' offered in many states.
CDL requirement would not likely work for most RV / state DMV / DOT / ICC folks.
DO BE ADVISED... CDL is for GCVWR
, thus NOT the scale weight, BUT INSTEAD the titled / manufacturer's peak capacity rating. (of a single or Combination unit) BTW, I am seeing a lot more RV 'triples' (Trailer pulling trailer)... Not legal in my state, but it is next door (ID, OR). THAT is an accident waiting to happen... I got passed this week by a 3x RV combination that was going way in excess of 90 MPH... Nuts ...
Originally Posted by rtandc
There are a few states but it's pretty much a waste of time. Kind of like by MC endorsement I had on my drivers license. I had it on my license for 30 years and never had to take any type of test over those 30 years to keep it.
If you relocate to WA State (and I'm sure several others) you will be required to take a MC skills test on a size appropriate MC
(I think 500cc + is a 'break-point'.). I know MANY transplants who not only failed their MC, but also their auto. (My CA boss had to have his wife drive him to work for several months till he could figure out how to pass ! bosses
, nuff said)). WA charges an arm and leg each time to renew MC, it is several times more expensive than DL, and even more than my Class A CDL (fees pay for the MC skills test / edu program).