Trailer Towing Guide

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  • #5206
    Ray
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    Here is a link to great towing guide put out by the insurance company in BC to be used as a study guide for getting a special licence to tow a trailer. Some good info in it.

    http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/driving-guides/Pages/Towing-a-Recreational-Trailer.aspx

    Link to downloadable PDF – http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/Documents/towing-trailer-full-mv2024.pdf

    #5213

    When I picked up my 5’vr the dealer took me out for a test – hitching, un-hitching, safety check, starting off, turning, stopping – then told me I’d passed and would be issued a trailer towing card.  I had no idea until he told me.  It’s not law in Ontario yet but is expected to be which is why they had me do the test.  So heads up to our Ontario buddies.

    #5214
    Ray
    Keymaster

    In BC if the rig is over 10,o00 lbs max weight you have to get a special licence. Mine is just under so nothing was needed. Bob had to get one for his Montana.

    #5215

    Yes he said that was the current limit but the provincial government was going to lower it to 8000 lbs.  Personally, when you see how some people drive, even little tent trailers, I think it makes sense to have some training and a license to prove it.

    #5268
    Marsha & Dewey
    Participant

    Wow, those are some strict laws, down here in laid back USA, you don’t need a special license until your 60′ or over, I think. Commercial license, more money off course, and tests. but knowbody has to pass any test to drive anything under 60′, which might not be the best idea. I wonder if BC requires anything from us residents, when we drive into Canada?

    #5269
    Ray
    Keymaster

    I believe if you’re legal in your home state you are OK in BC. Most provinces and states have agreements for that. Only thing I know for sure is they don’t allow triple towing, but that is like that from state to state as well.

    #5270
    Marsha & Dewey
    Participant

    Thanks Ray

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