RV Regulations

Refuelling Propane Vehicles at Licensed Propane Refuelling Stations in Ontario

As you may be aware, in early 2016 TSSA proposed significant changes to the Propane Code Adoption Document (“CAD”) which would require RVs equipped with permanently mounted propane tanks to have the propane appliances, propane system and tank inspected on a five-year cycle.  ORVDA steadily monitored this issue and participated in frequent dialogue with key stakeholders at TSSA; industry representatives attended risk reduction group (“RRG”) meetings and as a result, TSSA determined that the RVs described are exempt from the inspection and labelling requirements. Until recently, propane fill station attendants remained unware of the exemption and as such, were instructed not to fill propane tanks unless the RV displayed the appropriate label; indicating that the unit meets the requirements for the province of Ontario.  Since achieving exemption as outlined, ORVDA’s goal was to eliminate the confusion at the filling stations and recommended TSSA develop an advisory to clarify the requirements for re-fuelling propane vehicles in Ontario; including aftermarket propane conversions, OEM propane vehicles, Recreational Vehicles and out of province propane vehicles. The ORVDA is extremely pleased to advise that the advisories regarding refuelling propane vehicles in Ontario were recently approved by TSSA and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.  The advisories will be published on the TSSA and ORVDA websites this week. ORVDA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Heidi Stoate (The Hitch House) and Shane Devenish (CRVA) for their assistance and efforts in resolving this issue.

FUELS SAFETY PROGRAM ADVISORY available here:

Refuelling Propane Vehicles at Licensed Propane Refuelling Stations in Ontario

Certificate Holder Requirements to Refuel and Work on Propane Vehicles

 

 

RV Weights & Licencing

Ontario
As of July 1, 2011:

Permits operation and towing of an RV up to 11,000 kg “combined vehicle   weight” (car/truck & RV), for personal use, with a “G” Licence and an optional RV Safety Towing Checklist/test and identification card (for enforcement and insurance clarification). The latter is available through any participating ORVDA RV dealer in Ontario. (Ontario Regulation 340/94)

With this card, you identify yourself as having completed an over-weight RV test/questionnaire.

The card confirms that your RV, if applicabale, falls within the 11,000kg. (24,250lbs) combined (tow vehicle and towed vehicle) category. Most tow vehicles fall within the 4,500kg (9,900lbs) range.

Now you are identified as being registered to tow an RV weighing up to 6,500kg (14,325lbs).

If your combined tow vehicle and towed vehicle weigh more than 11,000kg. an “A” licence is required.

This card validates travel in most State and Provincial jurisdictions that have a reciprocity agreement with Ontario.

Is this card mandatory?  NO

Is it recommended to have this card?  YES

Ontario Safety Towing Checklist/Test Service Centres
RV Dealer Location Phone # Website
B&J Trailer Sales Belle River 888-825-0335 www.bjtrailer.com
Camp-Out RV Sales Stratford 866-667-6615 www.campoutrv.com
Campkin’s RV Myrtle Station 888-743-9378 www.campkins.com
Can-Am RV London 866-226-2678 www.canamrv.ca
Can RV Repair Centre Vars 613-443-7878 www.canrv.ca
Christie’s RV Sault Ste. Marie 800-457-9199 www.christiesrv.com
Destination RV Waubaushene 855-496-8778 www.destination-rv.com
Earlton RV Earlton 800-434-3159 www.earltonrv.com
Heimstra Trailer Sales London 888-451-6662 www.heimstratrailer.ca
Hitch N Go RV Delhi 519-582-1843 www.hitchngorv.com
Leisure Trailer Sales Tecumseh 800-363-8925 www.leisuretrailers.com
Len’s RV Brighton 800-254-5367 www.lensrvsales.com
Morry’s Trailer Sales Walkerton 800-830-3336 www.morrystrailersales.com
Niagara Trailers St. Davids 905-262-4518 www.niagaratrailers.com
Sauder’s Camping St. Jacobs 519-664-2633 www.sauderscamping.com
Sicard Holiday Camper Smithville 800-688-2210 www.sicardrv.com
Stormrunner RV Bayfield 519-565-5666 www.stormrunner.ca
Vos Trailers Stittsville 613-836-4841 www.vostrailers.ca