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ok heres the deal, I'm looking at a deckover gooseneck with a GVW of 14k. Now from what i've read i can only legally tow a trailer with a GVW of 10k with my regular CT drivers license (class 2). Now I've also read that as long as I'm not hauling for profit, (considered an RV) that trailer weight does'nt really matter as long as I don't go over 26k gross. Can anyone confirm this? Do I need a CDL for this, and if so what type? It seems that alot of guys on the PBB are running around with trailers that are this big or larger, but i can't seem to find an answer. I plan to mostly be towing just my CJ but want the option of towing two rigs if need be (which makes a smaller trailer not really an option). From a legal stand point am I worse off to have a trailer thats over the legal GVW but fine for the weight of the load, or a trailer that is loaded over it's GVW? Search is down right now and the CT DMV website is worthless. I wanna get this all sorted out before I order this thing and then find out that i can't tow it anywhere without getting pulled over every two min. thank in advance for any replies.
 

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allright i just dug around on the CT DMV website and finally came up with this,

Non-Commercial Driver's License

1 = Any motor vehicle except a commercial motor vehicle.

2 = Any motor vehicle, including a recreational vehicle of any weight, except a commercial motor vehicle, an articulated vehicle, or combination of motor vehicle and trailer where the gross weight of the trailing unit or trailer is more than 10,000 pounds.

So it would seem that i need a class A CDL


Commercial Driver's License

A = Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds providing the gross vehicle rating (GVWR) of the vehicle(s) being towed in excess of 10,000 pounds.
- holders of class A licenses may, with the appropriate endorsements and restrictions, operate all vehicles within classes B and C.

B = Any single vehicle with GVWR of 26,000 or more pounds, or such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.
- holders of class B licenses may, with the appropriate endorsements and restrictions, operate all vehicles within class C.

C = Any single vehicle/combination of vehicles, that does not meet the definition of class A or B, but is:

* designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
* designed to transport 11 or more passengers, including the driver and is used to transport students under the age of 21 years of age to and from school.
* a vehicle that is required to be placarded for hazardous materials.


Now if i were to get a CDL would i need to register my pickup as a commercial vehicle, carry a logbook and all that kind of stuff?:(
 

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wow this is really starting to suck. So pretty much towing two rigs legaly is impossible. I really don't want to get into carrying a logbook (not that i know anything about them) I'm gonna have to rethink this.:rolleyes: I really don't know what to do at this point.:(
 

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trailer where the gross weight of the trailing unit or trailer is more than 10,000 pounds.
I'm looking at this now and it does'nt really say that the trailer can only have a GCWR of 10K, it just says that it can't weigh more then 10K. I'm gonna try to call the DMV tommrow and see if I can get some kind of answer.

On another note if i were to go for a CDL would i be able to take the test in my f-350 or would I have to take it in a tractor trailer or dumptruck? thanks again to everyone who's replyed
 
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