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Old 03-09-2018, 03:50 PM
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A nice magnetic sign saying "Not For Hire" on each side of the bed should send a pretty clear message.
 
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Thanks, I'll put a 'not for hire' sign, it would be one more proof that it is not commercial
 
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Originally Posted by Fordguy581 View Post
Thanks, I'll put a 'not for hire' sign, it would be one more proof that it is not commercial
No. Just do your thing, if stopped explain what you're doing. You are making this more difficult than it needs to be. Explain that its your own project at your own place. That is all you need to do.
 
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Not for hire signs are no longer recognized.
Although you are only hauling for your personal use...youre probably borderline with what youre hauling...if ever stopped and questioned.

Just make sure everything is legal as far as anything you could get a ticket for...like...proper load range tires, your not overloaded for what you can carry even if the registration is for more...if its rounded up. Example...your trailer can carry 7,700# but you state only allows even 1,000# number. So you register it for 8,000#. Legally you can only carry 7,700#. Plus make sure you have everything in place in case you break down.
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:20 PM
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Ok that makes sense, my trailer is rated at 14k GWR it weighs about 3.5k lbs itself the registration is the same. My current truck is a 03 f-250 V10 rated at 12.5k lbs towing, gvrw is 8800, and that's the one I'm going to upgrade soon, when I upgrade that's when I'll be over 26k lbs GCWR. I never overload my trailer or truck as I have some friends who always go about 4 to 6k lbs over and they have about 4 blowouts a year he overloaded his truck so much that he bent the frame. So after taking to him I've never overloaded my truck. All the tires are load range E.

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:28 AM
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I will add that many states do require an appropriate class non-commercial license to operate over 26k for personal/recreational use such as Maryland. Luckily for you VA is not one of them. So class of license could be independent of the commercial vs non-commercial and DOT discussions in some cases.
 
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:22 AM
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True, I do drive in Maryland sometimes but I'm keeping the old truck anyway, so I'll just use it for when I travel in states that require a non commercial class A. I believe Pennsylvania is like Maryland too.

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If you are legal in the state your license was issued in you are good in all states if Non-commercial.
 
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You may run into a problem if you get loaded over 26K, here in MN you need a class A to exceed that weight. A friend in Texas had to get a NON commercial class A because his Truck and 5'r was 28K pounds. Not all states have a non commercial class A, I would verify how much you can haul from your local DMV. Also a not for hire sign can still be commercial.
 
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I checked with the DMV, in West Virginia or Virginia there is no such thing as a non commercial class A, they said that as long as I don't haul for anyone else I will fine. Also they said you have to check the laws of other states as you must follow their rules too. I probably will get a class A in the future, I'm just too busy right now and want to get the new truck before then. I don't tow that often maybe once a month, I've read the CDL instruction book from the DMV to get familiar with the regulations, so it doesn't seem too hard, I'll probably get it in the next 2-3 years.

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Advice..... I was thinking of giving up my Class A CDL just so I could renew by mail (Florida). I'm just not usually
in Fl. at renewal time. BUT it's an 8 year license. Am I going to regret it? (They) seem all to anxious for me to give it up.
I really think it's a homeland security thing. IE: If you don't currently have a job requiring a CDL then get rid of it.
But there are a few occasions when I do need it. And after reading all the crap on this thread about whether or not
you have a proper enough license for various F-250 to 550... Goosenecks... I really wonder if I should give it up?
They also have a (little known) deal in Florida where you can "Self Certify". IE: When they first sent out the letters to inform all CDL holders
that they needed to send info on who there employer was... There was/is an option to "self certify" of which I did.
Again, through a few phone calls asking about various things this has come up and (THEY) seem overly motivated
to suggest people (give it up or turn it in ) for a regular license. They also seem (overly informational) about how if you ever need it again in the future all you have to do is "let us know" and we can "easily reinstate it!". This sounds like a BIG CRAP LOAD to me!!!!!
Would (YOU) believe (them)? DDT
 
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I'd just keep the license. I'm going to be getting a class A soon as I decided based on this thread. I think you'd regret letting it expire.
 
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You would have to take physical then a test written and road. to get it back.
 
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It would be far easier to renrew and keep the medical card current and on file with the state.
 
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It would be far easier to renrew and keep the medical card current and on file with the state.
Yep that's what I did with my class B from 1983 till 4 years ago when I up graded to class A with all the endorsements for a class A job.
I did not use the B but for that summer till the upgrade to A and started my job.
Get it and keep it even if not using it will be a lot easier than having to start all over again and you know they will make you do that.
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