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Old 02-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Over Length In Canada

Has anyone had to purchase over length permits In Alberta & Or British Columbia & If So?, Whom do I call as I'am 70 Feet Towing Car trailer...

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Each of our provinces have a "Ministry of Transportation"
Government of Alberta Ministry of Transportation: Contact Us for Alberta

Transportation - Province of British Columbia for BC.

I see they each have a "contact us".

In Ontario overlength is 75 feet, don't know about BC or Alberta.

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Do you ever worry about being over length in about half of the states in the US. I'm right at 66' total length and have not ever bothered to get a permit and have never been stopped. I guess I would just plead stupid and see what happens. Google DOT RV Lengths and you'll get several listings of US states and not all agree.

I did get a permit taking the boat thru BC but they never asked to see the permit and no one stopped or checked me along the way. I was right at 75'.

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Here`s the Rules of the Road right out of Woodalls....
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I've been on two RV forums for 8 years and have never heard of anyone getting an over length ticket.

I've seen on the highways tag axle 45' coaches pulling enclosed trailers that were Ginormous.

I think I'd just take my chances. And hey....if you get a ticket then you can come back on here and be a first.
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We have friends who were stopped for being over length in Texas last summer. They were ticketed for another infraction but warned they were over length.
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Here is a topic on the same question.
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I live in BC and havent heard of a permit.....but if you want I can check for you....give me a few days to check with some co workers

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