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Old 04-04-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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I'm curious... did you ever have to drive your truck and 5th wheel rig for the Class A test? ... or was it all just a written test?
Yes. I took the driving test in Marble Falls as a walk-in.


Just to clarify, The DMV told me that air brakes are a restriction that only pertains to CDL. It does not appear on and non-CDL license.
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My husband and I just finished the testing for our class B licenses in Livingston a couple weeks ago. We took the written portion in mid February and had to wait 3 weeks for an appointment to take the driving portion. It lasted about 10 minutes, was basically a figure 8 around town involving a couple turns each way, merging onto a feeder road and backing in a straight line on a side street.

The tester did say the test would be a lot more involved when they open their new office this summer. He said the test would then include an air brake test, as well as a pre-trip inspection, and parking. He also said that we were smart to get the license as if we were involved in an accident without it most insurance companies would void our insurance for driving illegally. So, if you have been dragging your feet on this, now is the time to take it.
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Can someone list the steps in the air brake test as the youtube videos for trucks are not relevant imho...

The coach has digital and analog psi gauges and I've never had any issue telling when the brakes are aired up enough or not

the sirens /warnings until it gets above 60 psi and not being able to turn off the brakes until > 90 psi is all I've watched thus far !

I put some chocks in the bay, and have an idea this might be close:
1) seat belt on
2) start to build up psi to max (can turn on cruise to raise idle)
3) once it stabilizes is it at 120+? then turn off key
4) turn key to acc
5) release brake (push in)
6) and see if it loses pressure (3 lbs in one minute ?)
7) pump brakes to drop psi to see if emergency brake pops out
8) at 60 psi alarm should sound
9) keep pumping until < 20 psi...

is that even close ? thanks in advance !
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Can someone list the steps in the air brake test as the youtube videos for trucks are not relevant imho...

The coach has digital and analog psi gauges and I've never had any issue telling when the brakes are aired up enough or not

the sirens /warnings until it gets above 60 psi and not being able to turn off the brakes until > 90 psi is all I've watched thus far !

I put some chocks in the bay, and have an idea this might be close:
1) seat belt on
2) start to build up psi to max (can turn on cruise to raise idle)
3) once it stabilizes is it at 120+? then turn off key
4) turn key to acc
5) release brake (push in)
6) and see if it loses pressure (3 lbs in one minute ?)
7) pump brakes to drop psi to see if emergency brake pops out
8) at 60 psi alarm should sound
9) keep pumping until < 20 psi...

is that even close ? thanks in advance !
In the Texas handbook, the pressure drop is 2psi in one minute for the initial loss test, then you depress the brake and hold for one minute and the pressure drop can be no more than 3psi. After that you pump the brake until the parking brake pops out. Then you'll crank it back up, build full pressure, then do a pump down with the engine running to see at what PSI the compressor kicks in and out. That's the full procedure I had to do during my test.

Test Air Leakage Rate. With a fully-charged air
system (typically 125 psi), turn off the engine,
release the parking brake (push in); and time the
air pressure drop. The loss rate should be less
than two psi in one minute for single vehicles and
less than three psi in one minute for combination
vehicles.
With the air pressure built up to governor cutoff
(120 – 140 psi), shut off the engine, chock your
wheels (if necessary), release the parking brake
(all vehicles), and the tractor protection valve
(combination vehicle); and fully apply the foot
brake. Hold the foot brake for one minute. Check
the air gauge to see if the air pressure drops more
than three pounds in one minute (single vehicle) or
four pounds in one minute (combination vehicle). If
the air pressure falls more than three psi in one
minute for single vehicles (more than four psi for
combination vehicles), the air loss rate is too much.
Check for air leaks and fix before driving the
vehicle. Otherwise, you could lose your brakes
while driving.
Check Air Compressor Governor Cut-in and
Cut-out Pressures. Pumping by the air
compressor should start at about 100 psi and stop
at about 125 psi. (Check manufacturer's
specifications.) Run the engine at a fast idle. The
air governor should cut-out the air compressor at
about the manufacturer's specified pressure. The
air pressure shown by your gauge(s) will stop
rising. With the engine idling, step on and off the
brake to reduce the air tank pressure. The
compressor should cut-in at about the
manufacturer's specified cut-in pressure. The
pressure should begin to rise.
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