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Thanks for all the info so far.
@44Magnum-you are correct about the CDL.
@JSchuricht-according to the NJ Commercial Driver License Manual (see below), and the director of the DMV Licensing center, I do not need a CDL class A or B. I do not meet any of the following criteria:
1. Tractor Trailer
2. Truck and trailer with a GCWR of 26,001 or more, provided the GCWR of the vehicle being towed is more than 10,000.
1. Any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more
2. A vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more towing a trailer with a GVWR of 10,000 or less
3. A bus with a GVWR of 26,001 or more
1. Any vehicle with GVWR 26,001 or less, hazardous material
2. Bus, GVWR less than 26,001
I do not know what a non commercial Class A licence is, so I will have to look into that. Thanks for the tip.
I am still working on whether GCWR of tow vehicle is absolute (GVWR tow vehicle + GVWR trailer) or if it is a maximum rating that the actual combined laden weight must be under.
This would make a big difference when I order the trailer, as to what I ask the manufacturer to rate the trailer at. The same 14K trailer would be only rated at 10K.
If you own an F-250 with a GVWR of 8,800 this would mean that your trailer GVWR could be no more than 11,200.
If you own an F-350 with a GVWR of 9,900 this would mean that your trailer GVWR could be no more than 10,100.
This is all very confusing and a search has not really led to any conclusive info either, at least for me. Many posts on this subject have been started and I think that this should be nailed down once and for all and made into a sticky at the top of the forum so I (we) don't keep asking the same question and waste everyones time.
Now it's off to the DMV for some more hair pulling.
2002 F350 7.3L PSD HO SCLB HD 4X4 6-SPD LS 3.73
Bilsteins, Mag-Hytec Diff. Cover, FS-2500 Bypass Filter, Billet T-Stat Housing, 203* T-Stat, 4" MBRP SS TB, B&W GNTB.
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD 4X4 Some Mods.
2003 Cobra Coupe
Last edited by DocB; 02-13-2012 at 06:34 AM.