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Offline Timkar

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 08:23:46 AM »
1965 Eagle 01 with a few mods....
-stretched to 45'
-widened to 102"
-14' slide
-solid cherry interior.
-DD S60 with a 754CR
-air ride suspension added

Front weight          12610 lbs
Rear (drives & tag) 31966 lbs
Total weight            44576 lbs
Cawston, British Columbia

Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 08:36:57 AM »
I have been in your bus more than once! ;D  During the winter we stay on the lot next door to where you bought it in the foothills. Do you belong to the BC Busnuts? Going to their Sept. rally?
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Offline Timkar

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 08:46:26 AM »
Hi Ed,
That's right I rememebr. No, don't belong to BC busnuts...Trying to get shop built before we
head south for winter.... Maybe see you down there, we'll be on 13000 block of 53rd drive
Cawston, British Columbia

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 09:52:51 AM »
Texas requires a Class B for RV's over 26,001 but you can apply for exception if it is only driven as RV.

Huh?  How do you not drive an RV as an RV?

I'm starting to get worried as more and more states require class B licenses for RVs over 26,000 lbs.  It probably be the end of my bussing days if this goes widespread.  I travel with friends who also drive the bus.  I don't know any of them would go through the work to get a class B license.
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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 10:06:22 AM »
JW - Below are the Florida Stautes listing the exemptions from the requirements to possess a CDL - Please note "private motor coach" is for 3 or more alxles - I'm assuming 2 axles would fall under Motorhome - HTH

F.S. 322.53
(2)The following persons are exempt from the requirement to obtain a commercial driver’s license:
(a)Drivers of authorized emergency vehicles.
(b)Military personnel driving vehicles operated for military purposes.
(c)Farmers transporting farm supplies or farm machinery within 150 miles of their farm, or transporting agricultural products to or from the first place of storage or processing or directly to or from market, within 150 miles of their farm.
(d)Drivers of recreational vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01.

F.S. 320.01
5. The “private motor coach,” which is a vehicular unit which does not exceed the length, width, and height limitations provided in s. 316.515(9), is built on a self-propelled bus type chassis having no fewer than three load-bearing axles, and is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use.

- Niles

Offline luvrbus

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 10:49:44 AM »
Times are changing FMCA has always lobbied states about drivers license but the manufactures are making these things heavier and heavier even the Foretravel now is over 50,000 lbs now has a 650 hp engine.
I look for states to start making rules for those the same as trucks those heavy rigs do as much damage to a road as a truck,I have no problem with states making owners get a upgrade in drivers license in fact I am in favor of it some owners don't belong behind the wheel of a bus or a large RV  JMO

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Offline RJ

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Re: Eagle weight
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2011, 05:13:17 PM »
All -

Not sure about other states, but Californication has a "Non-Commercial Class A and B" license available.  Designed primarily for the big fifth-wheels and 45' coaches, it's somewhat easier to obtain than a commercial Class B-P.  Of course, most technicians at the DMV counter go "Huh?" when you ask about it!

My main gripe, based on my coach industry experience, is that these non-commercial folk are not required to understand, much less perform, an air brake safety check, like the commercial folk do.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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