Just in time for summer RVer’s get a break

This is a follow-up from our recent blog about proposed changes for RVers in Ontario.  Good news, starting Canada Day or July 1, 2011 RVer’s with larger fifth wheel recreational vehicles will no longer be required to get a Class AR drivers license.  This will put more money in the pockets of many RVers to spend on what they enjoy the most, traveling.

For once a nice Canada Day present from the Ontario Government.

Details of the new rules

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. 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
* 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.

Summer is for enjoying the open road

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

With the holiday weekend almost here remember, drive safe and enjoy it.    Summer is to short!

For more details on classes of Ontario Driver Licenses click here

*NEW* What to do about when your Ontario drivers licence does not show any information about the class G exemption click here