What Kind of Brakes Do RVs Use?

What Kind of Brakes Do RVs Use?

The type of brake, either air or hydraulic, that an RV needs depends on its size and weight. Sometimes, a supplemental braking system is necessary when towing a vehicle behind the RV.

A classification of driver's license other than the standard license used for driving a car may be required when driving an RV. A CDL is required for anything over 26,001 pounds GVW and for any vehicle that carries more than 15 passengers unless it is for private, non-commercial use. However, as of 2015, there are a few states that have driver's licensing requirements and endorsements for RVs. Additionally, if the RV has air brakes, a commercial drivers license may be required.