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  1. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I was required to take the chapter 6 test for the class A, and was shown the memo dated 5/20/18 that informed the offices of the new directive. I studied 3 hours, learned some new things, and got 20 out of 20 correct. And I have nowhere near a photographic memory.
  2. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    This is true. I have a 5th wheel and was required to take the chapter 6 test. There is more than air brakes in chapter 6, and the more knowledge the better I guess. With some of the driving I've seen lately with coaches and big 5th wheels, I've become an advocate of the RV CDL.
  3. sbpierce

    water softener for 5ther

    I bought the On The Go 8000 grain (small) water filter in August during a route thru Idaho, and it works amazingly well. Probably the size of a scuba rank, and fits in the well in the front of my basement. Test water with the strip at every site before making the decision to put it inline or not. Have run 6 to 8 hundred gallons thru it and water still shows super soft. Southern Colorado water went from as hard as could register to nil.
  4. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    The system works exactly as you describe. I was given a slip of paper after my 2nd test with the link and instructions. After booking my original drive test, I did the following: Booked my original appointment Cancelled my original appointment Rescheduled my appointment Continually checked for better appointments and changed when available Searched other offices for better appointments Cancelled appointment and rescheduled at another office for more optimal time. The system works amazingly well, and changes as soon as someone else cancels their appointment. I got an appointment for July 5 on July 3 at 8pm that wasn't available when I checked 30 minutes earlier. Hope that helps
  5. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I used 2 or 3 sites, and the best one had 100 question tests. The questions were identical. Unfortunately, I won't have access to that computer for a few days. I will update ASAP. A Google search of 100 question TX combination test might show some results. On another note, I took my driving test in Vernon last week. It was a very positive experience, and I highly recommend it if convenient. Sharon is the only employee in the office and does everything, and does it well.
  6. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    The test was twenty questions and I believe you have the same 8 hours allowed. The minimum score is 70%. The online study guide makes it a breeze. I got a 100 in less than 10 minutes.
  7. You can search eBay and get a true unthrottled grandfathered Sim card for a pretty reasonable monthly fee payable to the seller thru PayPal. Buy a 4g Hotspot on ebay for 30 to 50 dollars that matches the company the card is thru (usually AT&T) and you have true unlimited for the monthly agreement. I have run over 200gb thru mine over a month, and it was the same 65.00 as 5gb. With my 30gb on my Verizon phones, I am covered except in truly non coverage areas.
  8. sbpierce

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I went to Bowie yesterday to take the written test, and was informed that Texas DPS issued a directive last week adding the Combination test for the Class A exempt. Took the General Knowledge (chapter 14) yesterday, and the Combination (chapter 6) test today. Both pretty easy with the online practice tests. Scheduled for the driving test in Bowie the first week of June. Other than the inconvenience, I am really seeing the value of the additional licensing.