Driver Licencing For The Province of Ontario
For our customers The Hitch House recommends that you utilize the Driver Licencing table below as a guide. This table was taken from The Ministry of Transportation website www.mto.gov.on.ca
Please understand that The Hitch House wants to ensure that you are properly licenced to operate your motorhome. One item not included on the attached chart is reference to the "Z" Endorsement also known as the Air Brake Endorsement. All Ontario residents that operate vehicles that are equipped with an air brake system must obtain an Air Brake (Z) Endorsement.
Furthermore, The Hitch House recommends, as per the chart below, any driver of a motorhome that exceeds 11,000 kg is to obtain a Class D licence. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation document does not make a distinction between "commercial" use and "personal" use, no matter what anyone else may tell you.
Class of Licence
Types of Vehicles Allowed
May Also Drive Vehicle in Class
|A||Any tractor-trailer or combination of motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms||D, G and A with condition (R)|
|Effective July 1, 2011:
Until now, Ontario drivers have needed a Class A licence to tow RV's that weigh more than 4,600 kg. With this change, Ontarians can tow and operate RVs with a full G licence as long as:
|B||Any school purposes bus with designed seating capacity for more than 24 passengers||C, D, E, F and G|
|C||Any regular bus with designed seating capacity for more than 24 passengers||D, F and G|
|D||Any truck or motor vehicle combination exceeding 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg||G|
|E||School purposes bus - maximum of 24 passenger capacity||F and G|
|F||Regular bus maximum of 24 passenger capacity and ambulance||G|
|G||Any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg, but not,
This table was modified to include the most recent licencing changes that came into effective July 1, 2011. These changes impact owners and prospective owners of fifth wheel RVs.