RVDA of Canada

 

Summary of Provincial RV Regulations

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     General Provincial Regulations

     14-metre motorhome summary


   Compiled by RVDA of Canada; updated September 2016                  

 
 
AB
14m
12.5m
20m
3µ
4m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
No
0 - 2 
BC
14m¹
12.5m
20m

2

4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
Yes*
No
1
MB
14m¹
12.5m
21.5m
or 23§
2
3§
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1
NB
14m
12.5m ß
23m
2
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
Yes
2 
NL

12.5m¹
14.0 m^¹

12.5m¹
14.0 m^¹
23m ß
2
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
NR
1
NS
14m
12.5m
23m
2
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
Yes¤
Yes  ǂ
2
NU
12.5mß¹
NR
21m
2
4.2m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
Yes
NS
NWT
14m¹
NR
20m
2
4.2m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
No
NR
ON
14m¹
12.5m
23m
2¢
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
1
PEI
14m
12.5m
23m
2
4.15m
2.6m
NS
Yes#
NS
NS
2
QC
14mß¹
12.5m

19m

19 / 23m

3

2

4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
SK
14m¹
12.5m
23m
3¥
4.15m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR
Yes
2
YK
14m¹
12.5m
25m
3µ
4.2m
2.6m
No
Yes
NR ß
NR ß
2

   Notes:
¹
See table below for specific notes on 14-metre regulation / legislation changes, and interim permits where applicable.
¢
ON: Can be 3 units, +/or GCVW over11,000 Kg, if driver has a Class A licence. // For use of Class G licence with GCVW over 4600 Kg, only one unit can be towed and it must be a fifth wheel; and total GCVW cannot exceed 11,000 Kg.
¥

if lead trailer is a semi-trailer, gooseneck trailer (may be equipped with ball or pin type hitch), or has two or more axles in tandem

µ

Lead trailer must be 5th wheel (AB specifies “pin & plate 5th wheel coupling mounted over the rear axle"); must  have two or more tandem axles; and must be longer than following unit

AB: A 5th wheel does not require a secondary means of attachment. Other trailers: AB: 2 separate means of attachment required, SAE recommends chains crossing under the hitch and able to keep the unit substantially following the towing vehicle. Each chain must be able to tow the unit if the other fails and keep hitch off the road. NB: Two separate means of attachment required, so constructed and attached that the failure of one will not permit the towed unit to become detached. NL: Chain or cable must be equal in strength to the principal coupling device.

Maximum Length for a 2-unit combination is 23 m when the length of the motor vehicle is 12.5 m and less; and 19 m when the length of the motor vehicle is between 12.5m and 14m.

*
ICBC Regulations
^
14 m allowed with tandem axles; 12.5m  if no tandem axles
§
23m if 1st is 5th wheel
¤
providing there is a cut off valve
ß
under review
#
where available
ǂ
seat belts on
NS
not specified
NR
not required or regulated

A brief summary of the current status of regulation and legislation changes to

allow 14-metre (45') motorhomes on Canadian roadways

       
 

Province

Status

Notes
 

AB

Y

Provincial CSA regulations no longer limit motorhomes to 12.5 m. No other legislation or regulations specifically prohibit 14-metre units on Alberta roadways.

 
BC
Y/1
1/ Regulations were amended April 27, 2006 to permit 14-metre RVs ; however, 14-metre motorhomes must have 3 axles.
 
NB
Y
Legislation has been amended to allow 14-metre RVs on New Brunswick roadways.
 

NL

Y/2

2/ Tandem axle units can be up to 14-metre; single axle units remain at a maximum of 12.5 meters.

 

NS

Y

Regulations were amended December 20, 2005, permitting 14-metre RVs.
 

NU

N/A;

see NWT.

There being no seasonal roadways in the majority of the Territory, there are no regulations regarding RV measurements. For those RVs registered in the south, NWT regulations before division (April 99) apply. Legislation is currently under review.

 

NWT

Y/3

3/ A length of 14 m is allowed, but 3 axles are required for lengths greater than 12.5m.

 

ON

Y/4

4 / Motorhomes longer than 12.5 m (41 ft), but not exceeding 14 m (45 ft 11 in), including load, may be driven in Ontario if the vehicle meets the requirements of the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 413/05 “ Vehicle Weights and Dimensions in Ontario – Public Guide” Schedule 17. Motorhomes longer than 12.5 m can have two or three axles. To be considered: With two axles, the weight allowance is only 19,000 kg (18,000 if the rear drive axle is on single tires). With three axle,s the weight allowance could be between 25,300 kg and 26,400 kg with a tag axle (not driven) and depending on the two axle spread, or 27,000 kg with a tandem drive axle.

 
PEI
Y
Regulations treat 14-metre RVs the same as buses.
 

QC

Y/5

5 / Regulations treat 14-metre RVs the same as buses. Note: Maximum Length for a 3 unit-combination is 19 m. Maximum Length for a 2-unit combination is 23 m when the length of the motor vehicle is 12.5 m and less; and 19 m when the length of motor vehicle is between 12.5m and 14m.

 
SK
Y/6
6/ Regulations were changed in 2010 to allow a maximum of 14 metres for all buses and RVs, without a permit.
 

YT

Y/7

7/ Regulations treat 14-metre RVs the same as buses. If the RV is “air brake” equipped the operator MUST have an air brake endorsement on their licence. A Class 5 drivers licence is authorized to operate a vehicle up to 11,000 kg GVW and a maximum trailer GVW of 4,550 kg.