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Old 12-22-2016, 08:19 AM   #29
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I took mine there Wednesday. He had me do the air brake test which isn't a big deal. Also dinged me on observation at signaled cross streets. If you don't make an exaggerated turn of your head to look they score like you didn't look at all.
Passed easily. And yes neighborhood is sketchy. They should let you get a class b and concealed carry permit on same visit.
What did the air brake test consist of?

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Old 12-25-2016, 07:40 AM   #30
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Can this test be taken in a U-Haul truck per-say or do you have to have a RV to take the driving test?
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:23 AM   #31
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I am not sure about the weight of the truck being a determining factor but my original CDL Class B had the air brake restriction. When I went to take the test for air brakes I use a U-Haul rental truck. No problem, but check with the local office. They may even had a truck that is over 26,000 pounds and that would be okay.

Of course, when I did this it was in the early '80's.
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:11 AM   #32
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I had to laugh when I went in for my CDL road test The big deal was WHO was with you when you drove over here to take the test and did they have a cdl to be able to drive. If not you can not take test or drive home.

I had a Mn driver who does not need a cdl to drive motorhome and it confused the examiner to no end.

I gave the lady my Mn A cdl and said so just why do I need to take a road test. I did understand why they wanted me to take and pass the computer stuff. Only got 95s on all sections.

Oh yes I had cdl for 40 years and was a instructor for emergency apparatus operations. Rules say no cdl for 3 years have to take tests> Lady who gave test said WTF drive around the block and tell me how to do pretrip. Have a nice day.
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Question to the OP and others that have taken the test, did you have someone who has the endorsement drive your coach to the DMV? I would assume it would be an issue driving your own coach to be tested without the proper endorsement? Thanks
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:39 AM   #34
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Question to the OP and others that have taken the test, did you have someone who has the endorsement drive your coach to the DMV? I would assume it would be an issue driving your own coach to be tested without the proper endorsement? Thanks
I know my response is not necessarily to laws in TX, but in NC you have to have someone already licensed with your class vehicle that you are testing in with you.

This was a problem initially for me, but I became friends thru the forum who lived in the same city, and he agreed to meet me at the DMV. I drove the MH (technically illegally) over to the DMV, where he showed up when I originally registered at the desk for the testing.

Once I got mine, it was easy for my wife to go thru testing as well, as I was now the registered class B endorsement driver.

We take the vision and written test to get the class B endorsement 'learners permit', which similar to other learner permits means you are legal to drive ONLY if you have someone in the coach who has that class B license. If you don't know anyone, it's hard to legally even get any driving experience.
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What did the air brake test consist of?

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From what I recall, bleeding off pressure to make sure brakes engage on loss of air, time to build up pressure etc. this video may help.
https://youtu.be/m3QwImTMPww
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From what I recall, bleeding off pressure to make sure brakes engage on loss of air, time to build up pressure etc. this video may help.
https://youtu.be/m3QwImTMPww
Also to make sure the system repressurizes at an acceptable rate. From what the inspector told me, they are testing the vehicle for safety before the road test, not testing the applicant's knowledge of, or ability to perform the procedure. The steps are outlined in one of the drivers' guides.
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:03 AM   #37
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Question to the OP and others that have taken the test, did you have someone who has the endorsement drive your coach to the DMV? I would assume it would be an issue driving your own coach to be tested without the proper endorsement? Thanks
Took mine in Kerrville last week. They knew I drove it up myself and didn't question it at all.
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Question to the OP and others that have taken the test, did you have someone who has the endorsement drive your coach to the DMV? I would assume it would be an issue driving your own coach to be tested without the proper endorsement? Thanks
I did not have a driver and was not asked.
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So does anyone in or around Houston Tx taken the test and which location and did they "ask who drove it " etc etc. getting my B license is on the list for the new year.
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Unless they have someone constantly watching the parking lot it is darn near impossible to say who drove the RV to the test site. It is a chance one has to take. A stock answer was that a friend who has the proper license drove it up and parked it for me. If I don't pass the test I'll call him to come back and pick it up.

Sometimes they ask and sometimes they don't. Many years ago I had a CDL Class B with air brake restrictions. We upgraded our truck to one that had air brakes. I rented a uhaul with air brakes, drove to the DMV and went in to take the written and driver test. I aced the written test. The inspector looked at that and when we were walking out the door asked me the questions of what to do to test the air brake system. When I was finished the inspector said there was no need for me to demonstrate or take the driving test, "You passed."

Depends on the inspector - and location.

p.s., what I researched indicates that MN does need a CDL for commercial vehicles but not one for RV's.
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