Learn How to Make Your RV Safe and Legal with CVSE

CVSE Safety Event for RVs

Everyone’s recreational vehicle setup is different. From licencing to load and towing capacities, drivers can be left scratching their heads about their personal specifications… and how to travel safely (and legally) on BC highways.

Our Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) branch wants to clear up any questions you may have about your RV to help gear you up for the adventures ahead this spring and summer. So, our trusty CVSE officers are shutting down the Kamloops Westbound Scale to commercial traffic for the day so they can weigh your RVs and offer advice.

Please rest assured this is an educational event – not an enforcement event. It’s all about helping you make your RV safe and legal.

Event highlights:

  • Learn what your vehicle can legally tow or pack
  • Weigh your rig
  • Know your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and what it means
  • Get an overview of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVR) licensing requirements
  • Learn how to do a pre-trip inspection
  • Acquire handy tips about things like general lighting, tires, hitches, and safety chains
  • Know your correct class of drivers licence
  • Learn about safe towing
  • Receive a printed copy of the Towing a Recreational Vehicle guidebook

RV on Pat Bay Highway

If you have any questions about the event, please contact:
Collin Nemeth collin.nemeth@gov.bc.ca 250-318-2083
Barry Dawson barry.dawson@gov.bc.ca 250-318-2027

We hope to see you there! Depending on attendance, CVSE will consider hosting more of these RV education and safety events at other locations in BC.

Got a trip planned already? We’d love to see your photos. If you’re on Twitter or Instagram, use the #BCRoadTrip hashtag. We had a lot of fun last year showcasing some of our favourites here on TranBC.

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4 Responses to Learn How to Make Your RV Safe and Legal with CVSE

  1. Judy Quathamer on November 8, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Can I get a paper copy of the book please.

    • tranbceditor on November 8, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Hi Judy,

      Thanks for connecting with us here. Unfortunately, we don’t have any copies of this book as it is published by ICBC. You can print the booklet from the link provided or you could pick up a physical copy of the book at an ICBC licensing office or Autoplan agent. Hope that this helps!

  2. Lyle Dhondt on April 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    How about doing the same thing in Terrace, I’ve looked at the licensing requirements and I’m somewhat confused. My trailer weighs 3327, but how do I calculated personnel items and food.

    • tranbceditor on April 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

      H Lyle,

      Thanks for the comment. We will be looking at this event closely to see if it is successful in the hope that we might be able to run similar type events elsewhere in the province. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the CVSE:http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/contacts.htm

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