Congrats to Chuck for getting your Class B license. I was not aware you could ask to waive the annual CDL medical certification.
I looked at getting a professional "bus driver" commercial class B license through a local tour bus business and a technical school near me but eventually just decided to go through the state process on my own.
Throughout my years, I have held a state operator's license, a motorcycle license,
a chauffeur's license, a taxi driver's license, a motor vehicle driving instructor's certificate and now a non-commercial class B license. I passed the skid training test for state patrol officers in Wisconsin. I have some experience.
The fellow in Lebanon who administered my first class B test was determined to make me fail. He directed me and our 40 foot coach into narrow streets with right angle turns, narrow traffic islands and other obstacles which really could not accommodate such a large vehicle and then failed me for "touching" a curb and allegedly doing 26 in a 25 zone. He announced the result and then bolted with no explanation or discussion, as he did with others, so this was his modus operandi.
My second examiner (in Lewistown), who was much more thoughtful and thorough, took me on a wide variety of highways (not just 25mph city streets) including freeway entrances and exits, had me do an "emergency stop" along the highway, and was very good at eliciting information by her questions to see if I knew my stuff.
I do think the private driving school approach, while more expensive, would be less stressful for the test part. The instructors get to know you over a period of sessions.
I too would be glad to accompany any class B (RV) license candidates to practice or take their test. I live in Lancaster County PA near the Chester County line.
No tombstone says I wish I had spent more time at work.
2010 Winnebago Tour
8.9 l. (400hp) Cummins Turbo Diesel