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Ontario Eases RV Towing Regulations

June 27, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Starting July 1, Ontario drivers can tow recreational vehicles if they have a full class G licence. This will make it easier for Ontarians to travel this summer and save RV owners about $200 in initial licence costs, according to a government news release.

Until now, Ontario drivers have needed a class A licence to tow RVs that weigh more than 4,600 kg. (10,120 pounds). With this change, Ontarians can tow and operate RVs with a full class G licence as long as:

  • The combined weight of the motor vehicle and RV is not more than the current 11,000 kg limit (24,200 pounds).
  • The RV is attached to the motor vehicle by a fifth-wheel hook-up.
  • Only one vehicle is being towed.
  • The RV meets Transport Canada manufacturing standards.
  • The RV is being towed for personal use only.

These changes will make it easier for Ontarians to travel with RVs, support the province’s RV industry and promote tourism, while keeping roads safe.

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