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hamer36
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted June 29, 2004 03:12 PM  
I've used a class b (Dodge transvan) motorhome to pull my trailer since 1987. Friday I was stopped by Wisconsin trooper and given a whole list of things wrong with my rig. I need dot number on the door, medical card, log book etc etc. My trailer has one axel brakes which was legal in Minnesota when built; but he said I need all wheel brakes. All this even though I have an RV liscense on the van. Are these the new laws or is this trooper being overly picky. Thanks

goinrcn44h
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 205
posted June 29, 2004 04:05 PM  
sounds like he was having a bad day, bigtime. Finding out what is current is only as tough as callin the DMV or checkin the state website possibly.
As for the motorhome, he might have gotten into his own stash or somethin. A motorhome is a motorhome, you dont need numbers on the door, etc.. did he say you needed a class A CDL also..? the worst I could see you havin to do is get lettering stating that the rig is a "motorhome.. not for hire" or something of the like. They do it all the time w/ full blown semi's and get away w/ it. Seems ridiculous that an actual motorhome is catchin ****..
You might make a few calls just to CYA, but I'd likely chalk it up to the guy havin a bad attitude/day/ whatever..
44H

hamer36
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 196
posted July 01, 2004 08:39 PM  
He didn't say anything about a CDL but the local DMV said since I was over 10000# the guy was correct. Since I'm making money racing( yah right) I'm selling a commodity. Go figure.

KK17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted July 03, 2004 08:51 PM  
See the mod tech talk topic"terrorist...."It doesn't matter if you have an rv..as soon as your race car is hooked to it your're a commercial enterprise.."not for Hire" doesnt cut it any more..the track I race at had a dot guy come and give us the skinny one night on regs..to make it short,I can tell you there are more 1/2 ton trucks with DOT#'s at our track than big rigs..I too come from MN to WI and I have DOT#, log books,vehicle inspections, dot fuel containers(for methonal),blah blah blah..WI is tough with their DOT regulations, expecially if you're from out of state

[This message has been edited by True Blue (edited July 03, 2004).]

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