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Old 04-14-2019
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Default Any SOB really IS better than a bird!!

HAHA, of course not, just wanted to get attention to my post !!

Being a newbie trying to get my first bird, thought I finally found it...all set to send a hold deposit when I found out that the bird owner I had planned on driving it up to NY for me (with me along to get some good education!) wouldn't be available to transport in the foreseeable future.

NYS requires an amendment to your license to drive over 26,000 pounds without a properly licensed driver with you, and can't get a license without taking a road test in the bus or a comparable vehicle, so without one it makes it pretty difficult to do.

Posting this in the hopes that someone(s) may be interested in doing this whenever I find one in the future. Of course I'd pay expenses and additional , for your time ! If you're at all interested please send me a PM...thanks !!
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Bob the right coach is out there. When it's right ...you'll know it. Post what your looking for. You never know when a current owner is looking at something different
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Thanks, Kip, my real issue is that I can't drive it solo without the right license, but can't get the right license without the bird to drive! Would need someone to transport for me when I do get one because of that
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Griffinley. The New York State amendment is interesting. You don't need to do a written test, it's only a driving test, (including a parallel parking). You practice using your regular driving license, but need someone with a CDL, only when you go to the driving test. The "R" designation on your license only does one thing, if you get into an accident your insurance company can't say, that you have not shown your ability drive a vehicle over 26,000 pounds. My insurance company did not even ask me if I had an "R" designation.
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Rent a Ryder truck, do the test. I bet they have one that is just big enough for the endorsement.
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there are one day CDL class and truck rental companies out there. I used one to get a neighbors kid a cdl. $550.00 for 4 hours and rental for the test. That was a tractor and 32 foot trailer. The same contractor offers Class b with a bobtail trucks and might do non commercial setup as well??? . Good thing about using them is the dmv tester knows you were instructed. I bet there are one day cdl non commercial instructors out there. might be better to search irv2.com
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Thanks all, I like the idea of renting a large straight truck but from what I understand the 'R' endorsement is just for a recreational vehicle and when taking the test, you must take it in a like vehicle.
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Um, They rent RV's too ........
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I would drive it home no matter what is required by the DMV.
Get it home,take the test in your RV.
There has to be some kind of grace period,plus what cop is really going to know the laws?
Its not commercial,its an RV.
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true, Randy that's something that I just might have to think about...I've seen rv's for rent around here but none above the 26,000 pound limit
So, either that or (shudder) would have to really buy an sob

guess there's an off chance that a seller might transport too
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