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Hello, I am looking to purchas a 72 or 73 R model with a five speed transmission, day cab, tandem rears. My father drove one hauling steel out of Pittsburgh. I have driven several large non-cdl trucks and large trucks on my families' farms. I have expreience hauling a 36 foot goosneck RV over most of this country. I would like to purchase a truck as a hobby.

The big question I had is how you register this size truck and is it necessary to have a CDL license if you are using the truck for private use. I know that there are large RVs/buses that do not require a CDL and I wanted to know if this was true for this class of truck.

I am just starting with this and any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

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For truck shows and such, you might try a historical or antique plate.

"Not For Hire" and "Privite Carrage" or even "Recreational Vehicle" lettering on truck might be the thing.

Packer

Keep a clutchin'

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My kw is registerd as a collector vehicle, as far as i know you dont need a CDL for what i use it for (no one knows about scales though), Not using it for commercial purposes or to carry a load, the way i have it set up is it is not possible to tow or haul anything (no trailer air or electrical and a none working fifth wheel with missing parts with a air slider that is not hooked up and held on with 4 bolts) but looks like it can unless you look at it. Those Class A Diesel 45' RV's on truck chassis (or a class 8 highway tractor any year make and model hooked to a travel trailer) have air brakes and you dont need anything special to drive one sence it is a RV :wacko: . Check your states requierments and ask around is the best.

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It's worth the time to just get the CDL and not worry about it. You might want to research and find out if our father drove a 72 or a 73. There's a big difference. That was when Mack extended the cab and changed the dash from hard green to tan vinyl.

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Thanks so much for the info. I did not know about the difference between a 72 or 73. I am just starting research for this. I appreciate any feed back.

I live in Ohio and I know that you do not need a CDL if it has air brakes so long as GVW is less than 260001 pounds.

Does anyone know if it is possible to register a truck as 26000 pounds even if it is listed to have a higher gvw? I used to live in PA and I would register my F350 as less than it's listed GVW so that the registration was cheaper. I did not know if it was possible to do this with a big truck or not.

Thanks again for any help. Sometimes it is difficult to enter into a new hobby because everyone who can help you looks down on you for not knowing much. Thanks!!

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Thanks so much for the info. I did not know about the difference between a 72 or 73. I am just starting research for this. I appreciate any feed back.

I live in Ohio and I know that you do not need a CDL if it has air brakes so long as GVW is less than 260001 pounds.

Does anyone know if it is possible to register a truck as 26000 pounds even if it is listed to have a higher gvw? I used to live in PA and I would register my F350 as less than it's listed GVW so that the registration was cheaper. I did not know if it was possible to do this with a big truck or not.

Thanks again for any help. Sometimes it is difficult to enter into a new hobby because everyone who can help you looks down on you for not knowing much. Thanks!!

Although I could be incorrect, I believe the dot law concerning air brakes is federal.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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Thanks for all the info. I will see how helpful the good people at the Ohio DOT will be answering questions.

As far as the truck goes, what I specifically was looking at is a 1972 R model Class 7 with tandem rear-end, fifth wheel, maxidyne engine, spring rear suspension, 5-speed transmission. Any advice regarding what to look for or what not to look for?

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Thanks for all the info. I will see how helpful the good people at the Ohio DOT will be answering questions.

As far as the truck goes, what I specifically was looking at is a 1972 R model Class 7 with tandem rear-end, fifth wheel, maxidyne engine, spring rear suspension, 5-speed transmission. Any advice regarding what to look for or what not to look for?

Take a digital camera with you and take several detailed photos. You will receive ample opinions and references.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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Although I could be incorrect, I believe the dot law concerning air brakes is federal.

Rob

YES,,,the air brake law is federal and nationwide, theres even a separate test when you take your CDL test, its a good idea to get CDL anyway,,lots of things in test booklet that are good to know and will come in handy,,,well thats my 2 cents anyways,,,randy

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