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

Maximum Vehicle Dimensions

Maximum length

Notice:

This notice is for motor homes owners who have already been issued special over-length permits that expire January 1st, 2010. To extend your current over-length permit until January 1, 2012 simply print a copy of the permit amendment (extension) from the following link (special over-length permit amendment). Attach the printed amendment to your current permit and carry both copies in the vehicle. If you are unable to print a copy of the amendment please contact the O/O. Permit Department at the above address and a copy will be forwarded to you.

Special over-length permit amendment PDF (194 Kb)

  • Fifth wheel house trailer:
    • 14.65 m (48 ft), excluding auxiliary equipment or machinery that extends beyond the front or rear of the trailer and is not designed or used to carry a load, or
    • up to 16.2 m (53 ft) if certain conditions are met, i.e. must have air brakes on all wheels of the combination.
    Contact the ministry for additional conditions for trailers over 48 ft long.
  • Hitch pull type house trailer: 12.5 m (41 ft), including load.
  • Combination of vehicles: 23 m (75' 6").

Maximum width

  • Motor home, truck camper, truck, house trailer and dolly: 2.6 m (8'6").

Maximum height

  • Motor home, truck camper and house trailer: 4.15 m (13'6").

Mirror Widths and Lengths

The length of mirrors that extend beyond the front of a motor home are not included in the overall length of the vehicle.

The width of mirrors that extend beyond the side of a motor home, truck camper and truck are not included in the overall width of the vehicle.

Mirrors that extend more than 305 mm (12") from the side of a car or SUV must be removed when the vehicle is not towing a trailer. A car or SUV, with extended mirrors installed, cannot exceed 2.6 m (8'6"), even when towing a trailer.