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Many people ask us if they need a special license to drive an RV, or if they can use their regular Class C licenses. The short answer is that it will depend on your state, but in most cases, you can drive an RV under 26,000 lbs. with your regular license.

We’ve compiled a list of the driver’s license requirements for driving RVs based on the state in which you are licensed, but we highly recommend that you contact your state RMV/DMV if you want to be 100% sure of the rules. 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 RVs. 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: 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 Idaho: No special requirements 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 Louisiana: No special requirements Massachusetts: No special requirements Maryland: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs. require an A or B class license. Michigan: You need an “R” type endorsement if you’re going to pull multiple trailers with one vehicle. Minnesota: No special requirements Missouri: No special requirements Mississippi No special requirements Montana: No special requirements North Carolina: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs. require an A or B class license. North Dakota: No special requirements Nebraska: No special requirements New Hampshire: No special requirements New Jersey: No special requirements 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 Jersey: No special requirements. New York: All RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs. require a type “R” endorsement. Ohio: No special requirements Oklahoma: No special requirements Oregon: No special requirements Pennsylvania: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs. require an A or B class license. Rhode Island: No special requirements South Carolina: RVs heavier than 26,000 lbs. require a class E or F license. South Dakota: No special requirements Tennessee: No special requirements 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 Virginia: No special requirements Vermont: No special requirements Washington No special requirements Wisconsin: RVs longer than 45′ require a CDL to be operated. West Virginia: No special requirements Wyoming: RVs weighing more than 26,000 lbs. require a class A or B license.