What class is a Toterhome?

In today’s blog post, we will answer the following question: What class is a Toterhome? We will explain what Toterhome is, what makes it different from other types of RVs and whether you need a special licence to drive one. 

What class is a Toterhome?

A Toterhome is a Class A motorhome built on a semi-truck chassis or a heavy-duty truck. Compared to other RV models of the same class, Toterhomes are bigger, more powerful and more spacious. 

Here are what makes Toterhomes unique:

  • A towing capacity of 20,000 lbs;
  • “Stacker trailers” – which translates to more living or storage space;
  • They can be custom-built to address all your needs. 

Do you need a special license to drive a Toterhome?

Generally, no, you do not need a special licence to drive a Toterhome. In the US, you can drive an RV with your car licence as long as the vehicle is under 26,000 lbs.  However, this will vary across states, as in some places (Illinois, Arizona, Alaska, Nebraska, Mississippi for example) you don’t require a CDL for an RV no matter its size!

Check the table below for more details. 

StateSpecial licence required for a Toterhome
AlabamaNo special licence required
AlaskaNo special licence required
ArizonaNo special licence required
ArkansasCDL for vehicles that weigh 26,000 lbs or more.
CaliforniaClass B license for vehicles that weigh 26,000 lbs or more and for RVS with a length of over 40 feet.

Class A license to tow anything more than 10,000 lbs.
ColoradoNo special licence required
ConnecticutClass B CDL for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs. 
Class A CDL for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.
DelawareNo special licence required
District of ColumbiaNo special licence required
FloridaNo special licence required
GeorgiaNo special licence required
HawaiiClass B CDL for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs. 
Class A CDL for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.
IdahoNo special licence required
IllinoisNo special licence required
IndianaNo special licence required
IowaNo special licence required
KansasClass B CDL for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs. 
Class A CDL for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.
KentuckyNo special licence required
LouisianaNo special licence required
MaineNo special licence required
MarylandClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.
MassachusettsNo special licence required
MichiganNo special licence required
MinnesotaNo special licence required
MississippiNo special licence required
MissouriNo special licence required
MontanaNo special licence required
NebraskaNo special licence required
NevadaClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  
If towing a vehicle that is more than 10,000 lbs you need to get a special J endorsement.
New HampshireNo special licence required
New JerseyNo special licence required
New MexicoClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  
New YorkR endorsement for vehicles over 26,000 lbs.
North CarolinaClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  
North DakotaNo special licence required
OhioNo special licence required
OklahomaNo special licence required
OregonNo special licence required
PennsylvaniaClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  
Rhode IslandNo special licence required
South CarolinaClass E license for vehicles over 26,000 lbs. 
Class F license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.
South DakotaNo special licence required
TennesseeNo special licence required
TexasClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  
UtahNo special licence required
VermontNo special licence required
VirginiaNo special licence required
WashingtonNo special licence required
West VirginiaNo special licence required
WisconsinYou need a CDL for vehicles longer than 45 feet.
WyomingClass B license for vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 lbs.

Class A license for vehicles with a combined weight of over 26,000 lbs.  

What’s the difference between Class A, B & C Motorhomes?

For first-time RV buyers or rentals, the industry information can be overwhelming. Each type of RV and trailer differs from the other in size, layout, weight, and design. For example, large toy trailers allow families to take both their children and their ATVs and kayaks on the trip. While other types of trailers, such as the Teardrop, may not even include an interior kitchen due to their small size.

To begin, let’s make it clear that RVs are divided into two groups:

  • Motorhomes or RVs
  • Travel trailers (caravans)

The difference between these two groups is significant in terms of comfort and operability. For example, if you have a trailer you are going to require a vehicle that has the ability to tow it, this will not happen to you with a motorhome. However, the trailer offers the ease that, once unhitched, you can use the vehicle, as usual, to run errands or buy groceries, while your family continues to enjoy camping. This you cannot do with the motorhome.

Whether you are thinking of buying a motorhome or you simply want to rent it for a weekend getaway, in either case, it will be very useful to know the types of motorhomes that currently exist.

Class A RV: the largest motorhomes

If you want to transfer all the comforts of your home to the road, this is the most suitable option. These vehicles can be between 6 and 7 meters in length, or even more, and some of them can sleep up to eight or ten passengers. These motorhomes can be diesel or gasoline, but in any case, be very clear that they involve a great cost of fuel. 

Being so big and heavy, they are not exactly fuel-efficient. They are the largest in size and comfort but they are also the largest in price. In addition, due to its dimensions, it is possible that in some states you need a special license to guide an RV.

Class B RV: the smallest motorhomes

This segment is well known for camper vans or converted vans. It is the smallest of the three classes and very popular with millennials. Today, many van conversion companies have seen the demand for construction of these vehicles increase significantly.

Because Class B is usually smaller, it does not include the same amenities as Class A or Class C. However, it is still possible to have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and dining area, since multipurpose furniture meets more than one function. This means that a dining table can also act as a bed, for example. These motorhomes are cheaper, easier to handle and do not require any type of special driver’s license.

Class C RVs: the intermediate size motorhomes

Although it may seem confusing, the Class C RV is smaller than Class A but larger than Class B. If you require a vehicle that is easy to drive, a little more fuel-efficient and includes all the comforts, Class C motorhomes might be the best option for you.

C-Class are known as “versatile” RVs that have more room for comforts and beds, with an average length of 20 to 31 feet. They can also be identified by the sleeping area above the cabin.

Class C RVs are typically built on the chassis of pickup trucks or vans, making them more fuel-efficient and less expensive than Class A. Also, some people are much more comfortable driving them than Class A RVs. The truth is that these motorhomes are a middle point between the A and the B, and for this reason add the benefits of both.

Final thoughts

Now you know what type of Class is a Toterhome and what is the difference between Class A, B & C RVs. However, you should keep in mind that the meaning of “perfect motorhome” or “perfect trailer” is different for each person. If you do not have experience in the world of recreational vehicles, a great option is to rent one. In this way, you will have a more realistic idea of what these “houses” offer before deciding to buy one.

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FAQ on What class is a Toterhome?

How big of an RV can I drive without a CDL?

You can drive an RV of 6500 lbs or less without a CDL. However, this will vary across states, as in some places (Illinois, Arizona, Alaska, Nebraska, Mississippi for example) you don’t require a CDL for an RV no matter its size!

What license do I need to drive an RV in Texas?

To drive an RV in Texas you will need a Non-CDL special licence. This means that to drive an RV that weighs over 26,000 lbs you will need a Class B license, and to drive multiple vehicles (e.g. when towing) with a combined weight over 26,000 lb you will need a Class A licence. 

What driving Licence do I need to drive an RV in the USA?

In the USA, you will need either a CDL or Non-CDL type of licence depending on the state you registered your RV in, also on its weight, length and height.

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