For RVs, the Feds have almost forced the States into adapting a fairly universal set of special license standards based on weight of 26,001 pounds for a sell-contained RV or 10,000lbs for a towed one. As could be predicted, CA is the odd man out. I point this out because they are all State standards which conform because the Feds tied them to highway funds, I believe. I can drive my RV even in Canada on my TX license even though Canada has much tougher standards for additional training on vehicles with air brakes. That, too, was a Federally driven initiative. In contrast, the requirements for towed things are all over the map because the Feds did not set standards. In Texas, I can tow my boat up to 4,500lbs without supplemental brakes while other States have limits as low as 1,500lbs. I've driven our RV in most of the lower 48 States with a towed car and never had a problem but it is more because States seem to not want to pick on RV tourists than because I'm in compliance with the respective State towing laws.
At a minimum, if full reciprocity cannot be passed, FOPA should be expanded to include concealed carry on Interstate highways. Illinois is much better than NJ, NY and MD in that regard. I can have my concealed gun loaded in my vehicle as long as it remains there. NJ, NY, and MD would arrest me if it were discovered. It is well understand that many (most?) RVers travel armed and I suspect that it is a little like the towing requirements that the local law enforcement doesn't hassle them more. While there have been exceptions of drug running seniors in RVs, mostly RVers are accepted as the more law abiding citizens. It is a political problem that gun owners with similar reputations are not accepted in the same way.
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