Planning to visit British Columbia?? That Canadian Province has very specific regulations governing towing a vehicle behind a motorhome.? The most recent version of the regulations are contained in the attached text file.
I new the US did that, but I did not know if it was the same in Canada, funny I should know that of the US but not my own country. In any case if you are a resident of BC they have some different licencing for people towing trailers over a certain weight.Gary RV Roamer said:BC (and most of the other provinces) practice license reciprocity with the USA, so if you are legal at home you are legal in BC as well. Rules may differ for commercial vehicles, but personal use (private) vehicles are ok.
if you are a resident of BC they have some different licencing for people towing trailers over a certain weight.
Gary RV Roamer said:BC (and most of the other provinces) practice license reciprocity with the USA, so if you are legal at home you are legal in BC as well. Rules may differ for commercial vehicles, but personal use (private) vehicles are ok.
Gord Nelson said:For those wanting to know, in British Columbia any "Resident" holding a BC Driver's License , pulling an RV with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more must have an endorsement on his/her driver's license. The requirement is to apply for the endorsement and and take a driving test pulling said RV, with an ICBC (Licensing Authority) examiner.
You have to demonstrate your ability to handle/back it up/park it. (I guess there has to be a cut off somewhere but kinda' funny that if it has a GVWR of 9,999 lbs, you don't need the endorsement.
In my view, everyone should have the endorsement, including me, who has been searching for a fifth wheel or trailer to upgrade to that is "under that GVWR", just to avoid having to take the driving test.
Also strange. That endorsement does NOT give them the legal right to tow a "commercial trailer" ie: horse trailer/ construction trailer, etc. For that they need a different class of license entirely.
Oh well, it is still the prettiest province in Canada! :-\
Lawrence M said:BC has apparently passed a law that if you are holding up traffic. So many vehicles can't remember how many,I believe 6 but don't quote me on that. You will be fined if you don't pull over at the next convenient spot to let traffic pass.
How they intend to reinforce this not sure.
Anybody know more about this one?
Lawrence M said:The special endorsement required. Is it still required if you hold a valid truck licence?
What about people traveling from other provinces? Alberta as far as I know does not have this requirement. Would this mean a person would have to go to BC and stop at the first available testing place?
Can you please help clarify this as I might already be in violation.
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