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Old 03-20-2017, 01:22 PM
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The actual weight has "zero" to do with whether it's a CDL load. Your truck is probably 14k gwvr. I'm certain the gwvr of the motor home you describe is over 12k. Combined gross vehicle weight RATING is the number they base your fines on. My goose neck dump only weighs about 7500, but the gvwr is 20k. Even off a half ton truck could pull it, it's not legal without a class A license
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The actual weight has "zero" to do with whether it's a CDL load. Your truck is probably 14k gwvr. I'm certain the gwvr of the motor home you describe is over 12k. Combined gross vehicle weight RATING is the number they base your fines on. My goose neck dump only weighs about 7500, but the gvwr is 20k. Even off a half ton truck could pull it, it's not legal without a class A license
You are right about the GVW's. I answered your question about the CDL.

I was answering someone else question about the weight's.

Sorry for not separating my answers out.

I agree after this discussion this does not sound like a feasible idea.
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Yea so we're past professional tow companies.
I think weight will not be a problem because as stated it is an empty shell.
I have all ready hauled my 1949 B2PW Dodge Power Wagon with dump bed and snow plow as well as my Farmall Super M on this type UHaul trailer.

Trailer overhang under the motor home should not be a problem because my ball hitch can be adjusted higher.
How is this setup any worst than a car dolly?
I say GO FOR IT! P.S. please take a camera to document your journey and post pics
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I say GO FOR IT! P.S. please take a camera to document your journey and post pics
Will have to take a buddy to hold my beer, if in fact I do take your advice.
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Will have to take a buddy to hold my beer, if in fact I do take your advice.
................And wake up your swamper, LeRoy....he ain't never seen anything like this before....Wouldn't want him to miss this.....
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Would you not be better to use a low-loader trailer ??
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Would you not be better to use a low-loader trailer ??
Yes, but that would not be nearly as exciting.
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I agree after this discussion this does not sound like a feasible idea.
You are 100% right there. You'd find that out for sure the first time you tried to turn.
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