Starting July 1, drivers can tow recreational vehicles (RVs) 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. Until now, Ontario drivers have needed a class A licence to tow RVs that weigh more than 4,600 kg.
Can I drive a motorhome with a car license in Canada?
While planning their Canadian RV road trip, many visitors ask whether they need to have a special driver’s license or an international license to drive an RV in Canada. The answer is simple: no, you do not. You just need to have a driver’s license that is currently valid in your home country to rent an RV in Canada.
What license is needed to drive a motorhome in Canada?
The question is – do you need a special license to drive an RV in Canada? In general, you can drive an RV or motorhome in all provinces with a standard driver’s license. You don’t need any special license to operate a motorhome.
Can I drive a motorhome on a car license?
The standard driving licence issued to a driver passing his or her test today covers categories B and B1. This means you can drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg (B) and tow a trailer up to 750kg behind it. As a result, many new motorhomes are built with a Maximum Allowable Mass (MAM) of 3,500kg.
What can I drive with a Class G license in Ontario?
Class G. Allowed to drive any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kilograms provided the vehicle towed is not over 4,600 kilograms.
What Licence is required for a motorhome?
To drive a motorhome with a MAM of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C1 licence. To drive a motorhome with a MAM of over 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C licence. Check which vehicles you can drive and the licence and age requirements for towing.
Can you drive an RV with a G2?
Quick Facts. Drivers must have a full G licence, not a G1 or G2. This change aligns Ontario with driver’s licence requirements for RVs in 41 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces and territories. This change for towed RVs is also consistent with the current requirements for operators of motor homes.
How big of an RV can I drive?
Most states do not require a special license for RVs weighing under 26,000 pounds or towed vehicles under 10,000 pounds. Vehicles that can carry more than 16 passengers are often subject to special licensing (so you know, don’t go RVing in a literal school bus). Most RVs weigh well under 26,000 pounds.
Do you need a special license to drive an RV in Alberta?
An Alberta driver with a regular Class 5 licence is allowed to drive almost any size of RV, provided it’s not equipped with air brakes.
Do you need a Licence to drive a Winnebago?
Driving a really large American RV-style motorhome
If you want to drive a really large motorhome like an American RV (and possibly tow a car too) then you may need to have passed both the C and CE tests to gain those categories and is referred to as a Class 1 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) licence.
What is the speed limit for a motorhome?
Motor caravans (motorhomes or campervans) with an unladen weight of greater than 3050kg or more than 8 passenger seats: Single Carriageways: 50mph. Dual Carriageways: 60mph. Motorways: 70mph.
Is there an age limit for driving a motorhome?
If you want to drive a larger motorhome (up to 7,500kg) but don’t have the entitlement on your licence, you can take an additional driving test to add the C1 category to your licence. In order to begin a C1 training course, you will need to be over the age of 18 and hold a category B driving licence.
How difficult is it to drive a motorhome?
It’s really no harder to drive a motorhome than it is a car. Smaller campervans, as well as other types of campervan, are very similar indeed. With larger motorhomes, you will need to get used to the size and rearwards visibility – you need to use the excellent door mirrors a bit more.
What is a Class 4 license equivalent to in Ontario?
CLASS 4 LICENCE Authorized to operate taxis, ambulances. and other emergency vehicles, buses with a seating capacity between 10 and 24 passengers (while carrying passengers) and school buses** with a seating capacity between 10 and 36 passengers (while carrying passengers). Includes all vehicles in Class 5.
What size trailer can I tow without a Licence?
Drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM. Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg.
Is it illegal to drive with a trailer hitch in Ontario?
Short answer is: Nope. It is not illegal as long as it doesn’t stick back far enough that you are required to have a flag on it due to being so far behind the bumper.