Do I need a special driver’s license to drive RVs?

Many people ask us whether it’s ok for them to drive RVs with their regular Class C licenses. The short answer is that it will depend on your state. We’ve compiled a list of the Driver’s license requirements for driving motorhomes based on the state that issued it.

Note: The 26,000 lbs figure used in this text applies to the GCWR


Alaska: No special requirements.

Alabama: No special requirements.

Arizona: No special requirements.

California: California requires a Class B license for all motorhomes 40′- 45′ and Class A licenses for anything larger than that or trailers weighing more than 10,000 lbs.

Colorado: No special requirements.

Connecticut: No special requirements for driving motorhomes. All trailers heavier than 10,000 lbs require a Class 2 license.

Washington D.C.: A CDL is required to drive any vehicle heavier than 26,000 lbs.

Delaware: No special requirements.

Florida: No special requirements.

Georgia: No special requirements.

Hawaii: RVs need no special requirements. Trailers between 15,000 and 26,000 lbs need a class 4 license. Trailers above 26,000 lbs need a CDL.

Iowa: No special requirements needed.

Idaho: No special requirements needed.

Illinois: Trailers weighing over 16,000 pounds need a class A or B license to be towed.

Indiana: CDL required to drive any vehicle longer than 45′.

Kansas Class A or B needed to drive any vehicle weighing more than 26,000 lbs.

Kentucky: No special requirements needed.

Louisiana: No special requirements needed.

Massachusetts: No special requirements needed

Maryland: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require an A or B class license.

Memphis: No special requirements needed.

Michigan: You need a “R” type endorsement if you’re going to pull multiple trailers with one vehicle.

Minnesota: No special requirements needed.

Missouri: No special requirements needed.

Mississippi No special requirements needed.

Montana: No special requirements needed.

North Carolina: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require an A or B class license.

North Dakota: No special requirements needed.

Nebraska: No special requirements needed.

New Hampshire: No special requirements needed.

New Jersey: No special requirements needed.

New Mexico: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require a class E license.

Nevada: Trailers heavier than 10,000 lbs require a type “J” endorsement. All RVs heavier than 26,000 lbs require a class A or C license.

New York: No special requirements needed.

New Jersey: No special requirements needed.

New York: All RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require a type “R” endorsement.

Ohio: No special requirements needed.

Oklahoma: Np special requirements needed.

Oregon: No special requirements needed.

Pennsylvania: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require an A or B class license.

Rhode Island: No special requirements needed.

South Carolina: RVs heavier than 26,000 lbs require a class E or F license.

South Dakota: No special requirements needed.

Tennessee: No special requirements needed.

Texas: Towing a trailer heavier than 10,000 lbs and driving a vehicle heavier than 26,000 lbs both require a type A or B license.

Utah: No special requirements needed.

Virginia: No special requirements needed.

Vermont: No special requirements needed.

Washington No special requirements needed.

Wisconsin: RVs longer than 45′ require a CDL to be operated.

West Virginia: No special requirements needed.

Wyoming: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs require a class A or B license.

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