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Old 11-16-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys i have finally found a diesel pusher at the right price for me. I have a 32ft enclosed trailer and race a 2200ibs car and have a golf cart.
The diesel pusher is a 1998 holiday rambler 37ft with a 5.9 Cummins which was turned up from 275HP to 300HP. The diesel pusher has a Allison 6 speed in it along with air bags. It’s also sitting on a freightliner chassis. Would this have any issues towing my set up ?
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:08 AM   #2
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I know a lot of the Diesel pushers with the ISB Cummins were only rated to tow 5K. I have seen quite a few though that tow way more than 5K. I would look into what it's rated to tow and talk to others in the same situation before I plunked down any money.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:25 AM   #3
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I just asked him for the GVW info on the tag. I did see it i just don’t remember the exact numbers.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:18 AM   #4
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check the gross combined weight, that includes towing weight not just carrying weight. a lot of motorhomes are rated at 26k so the driver does not need a cdl to drive it.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:50 AM   #5
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check the gross combined weight, that includes towing weight not just carrying weight. a lot of motorhomes are rated at 26k so the driver does not need a cdl to drive it.
I have a cdl so that isn’t a issue. I am more concerned with the coach being able to tow.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:05 PM   #6
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RVs are exempt from needing a CDL,my RV and trailer is 35000 lb
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:12 PM   #7
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I got a 38’ endeavor with a 8.3 Cummins 6speed Allison 35000lb total is does fine on gentle hills and flat ,big hills not so great but it fine on east coast roads 73 on highway with trailer the 5.9 might struggle
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You do not need a CDL for ANY diesel pusher. Regardless of weight rating or what it's pulling. Let's get past that misinformation.

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Old 11-17-2019, 05:30 PM   #9
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I would think if you're within your weight rating on the tag you would be fine. 300hp is plenty to do the job.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:16 AM   #10
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You do not need a CDL for ANY diesel pusher. Regardless of weight rating or what it's pulling. Let's get past that misinformation.
Some states require just whatever license it takes to drive a standard passenger car or truck however some states require a different license. In TX a person who drives an RV with a GVWR over 26001 weight is required to have a Class B license. If you are towing a trailer in combination with the RV and that trailer has a GVWR of 10001 or more then a Class A license would be needed. Neither of these licenses I have mentioned are CDL's.
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I have basically same set up 38ft tradewinds 30ft trailer 330 hp cat no issue at all slows a bit in mountains that's about it. exhaust brake helps too
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Some states require just whatever license it takes to drive a standard passenger car or truck however some states require a different license. In TX a person who drives an RV with a GVWR over 26001 weight is required to have a Class B license. If you are towing a trailer in combination with the RV and that trailer has a GVWR of 10001 or more then a Class A license would be needed. Neither of these licenses I have mentioned are CDL's.
People tend to confuse those with CDL's. That's where the misinformation usually originates from

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:24 AM   #13
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People tend to confuse those with CDL's. That's where the misinformation usually originates from
Yes sir.....I agree completely.
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I have basically same set up 38ft tradewinds 30ft trailer 330 hp cat no issue at all slows a bit in mountains that's about it. exhaust brake helps too
330 Cat is much more of an engine than a 330 HP ISB Cummins in something as big as yours.
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