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Recreational Vehicle Information
For Drivers of Motor Homes, Truck Campers and House Trailers

Driver Licences

Driver licence reciprocity

Ontario permits an out-of-province driver to drive a vehicle or combination of vehicles in Ontario if the driver is properly licensed to drive the vehicle or combination in their Province or State of residency and the licence is valid.

Notes for the following "Class of driver licence required to drive":

towed vehicle
means
  • any type of trailer, including a house trailer, and
  • a tow-along motor vehicle such as car, truck, van, sports utility vehicle (SUV), etc. that is being towed on a dolly or with a tow bar.
towed vehicles
means a combination of towed trailers or a combination of towed trailer and towed motor vehicle.
vehicle weight
means the actual weight of a vehicle whether loaded or empty.
trailer weight
means the weight transmitted to the road by the trailer's axle(s) and is determined with the trailer attached to the towing vehicle.

Class of driver's licence required to drive

A motor home only:
Class "G" if the motor home weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less, or
Class "D" if the motor home weighs more than 11,000 kgs.
A motor home towing a trailer and/or a motor vehicle:
Class "G" if the combination weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less,
Class "D" if the combination weighs more than 11,000 kgs, or
Class "A" if the weight of the towed vehicle or the combined weight of the towed vehicles exceeds 4,600 kgs (10,141 lbs).
A truck only:
Class "G" if the truck is registered for and weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less, or
Class "D" if the truck is registered for or weighs more than 11,000 kgs.
A truck towing a trailer and/or a motor vehicle:
Class "G" if the truck is registered for and the combination weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less, Effective July 1, 2011: A Recreational Vehicle towed by a pick up truck may exceed 4,600 kg. (Click for more information)
Class "D" if the truck is registered for or the combination weighs more than 11,000 kgs, or
Class "A" if the weight of the towed vehicle or the combined weight of the towed vehicles exceeds 4,600 kgs (10,141 lbs).
A truck camper only:
Class "G" if the truck is registered for and the truck, with the camper, weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less, or
Class "D" if the truck is registered for or the truck, with the camper, weighs more than 11,000 kgs.
A truck camper towing a trailer and/or motor vehicle:
Class "G" if the truck is registered for and the combination weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less,
Class "D" if the truck is registered for or the combination weighs more than 11,000 kgs, or
Class "A" if the weight of the towed vehicle or the combined weight of the towed vehicles exceeds 4,600 kgs (10,141 lbs).
A car or SUV towing a trailer:
Class "G" if the combination weighs 11,000 kgs (24,250 lbs) or less,
Class "D" if the combination weighs more than 11,000 kgs, or
Class "A" if the towed trailer weighs more than 4,600 kgs (10,141 lbs).

Classes of driver's licences that may be held in lieu of a Class G or D licence:

  • for Class G = Class A, B, C, D, E or F.
  • for Class D = Class A, B or C.

Please visit the Driver Licence Information website for a complete list of driver licence classifications.