What Driver License is Required to Operate Your RV?

Texas Residents

Texas requires the driver of a motor vehicle to possess the proper driver license. Most Texas drivers hold a Class C Driver License which allows drivers to drive while towing most bumper pull travel trailers and Class B and Class C motor homes. However, when the weight, in combination between the towing vehicle and the trailer being towed or a motor home alone or in combination with a towed motor vehicle (usually an auto), exceeds 26,001 lbs. or the towed vehicle exceeds 10,000 lbs., the driver must obtain a higher class of driver license to operate these vehicles on the Texas highways.

• Operators of large towing vehicles, large toy haulers and large fifth wheels, for example, may be required to obtain a Class A Texas Driver License.

• Operators of large motor homes, such as a large Class A motor home, may be required obtain a Class B Texas Driver License.

Towed Trailers

The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the RV you are buying is lbs. If this is greater than 10,000 lbs. you will need to obtain a Texas Class A Driver License. If the towed unit weighs less than 10,000 lbs., but the motor vehicle towing this trailer, in combination with the trailer, has a gross combination weight rating of more than 26,001 lbs. you will need to obtain a Texas Class A Driver License. If the towing vehicle and the trailer are under these (GVWR) weight limits, a Texas Class C Driver License is sufficient.

Motor Homes

The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the RV you are buying is lbs. If this is greater than 26,001 lbs. you will need to obtain a Texas Class B Driver License. If the motor home is towing a vehicle which has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 lbs. or less, you will need to obtain a Texas Class B Driver License. If the motor home weighs under 26,001 lbs. (GVWR) then a Texas Class C Driver License is sufficient. However, be mindful when you pull a trailer or motor vehicle with this motor home and the combination gross vehicle weight rating is greater than 26,001 lbs. a Texas Class B Driver License will be required.

Out of State Residents

If you are a resident of another state, please consult with your state’s licensing agency before assuming you have the proper driver license to tow or drive your new RV.

By signing this form, the purchaser of a new, used or consignment recreational vehicle from this dealership has been properly informed of the specific driver license which may be required to operate this vehicle on the public highways in the State of Texas. For additional information see the Texas Department of Public Safety website: http://dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/dlClasses.htm .

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