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Old 04-28-2018, 06:35 AM   #1
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Canada bound this morning

Bought our beauty from a super nice family outside of Spokane yesterday. Spent the night at my driving partners place just north of Bonner’s Ferry, ID. Deer & elk everywhere, it’s beautiful here! Getting underway for Palmer, AK (home) this morning after first light!
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:44 AM   #2
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It's a nice time of year for a drive, too! Enjoy the trip.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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>...Bought my beauty...

Does it have air brakes? If you don't have an air brake endorsement on your driver's license, better not go into Canada!
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:43 AM   #4
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>...Bought my beauty...

Does it have air brakes? If you don't have an air brake endorsement on your driver's license, better not go into Canada!
This is so not true.

The United States and Canada have full reciprocity of Driving Licenses. If one idiot at a particular Provincial border is causing chaos, then he needs pulling back in line.

US drivers in most states can't even get an air-brake endorsement, because their state doesn't offer one ... In fact, I can't find a state that does. The only oddball is PA, where they say that any air-brake vehicle requires a Non Commercial Class B, regardless of weight.
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
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This is so not true.

The United States and Canada have full reciprocity of Driving Licenses. ...
Huh. I've seen cautionary tales all over the place in the past, and was giving my best to you. But on digging through the official BC sites I couldn't find a thing.

Twigg: thanks!
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:39 AM   #6
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Huh. I've seen cautionary tales all over the place in the past, and was giving my best to you. But on digging through the official BC sites I couldn't find a thing.

Twigg: thanks!
I've seen the same tales. I've yet to see a first-hand experience that could tell us what went wrong.

Even Canada only insists on the air-brake endorsement for drivers from those Provinces that mandate it.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:39 PM   #7
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I traveled three Canadian Provinces without an air brake endorsement. I was ignorant of the requirements until months after the end of my trip.

No one in ON, AB or BC bothered to educate me.

That said, there is a respected member here shared his experience of being stopped by the weighmaster crossing from WA to BC.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:12 PM   #8
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I traveled three Canadian Provinces without an air brake endorsement. I was ignorant of the requirements until months after the end of my trip.

No one in ON, AB or BC bothered to educate me.

That said, there is a respected member here shared his experience of being stopped by the weighmaster crossing from WA to BC.
Does an RV even have to go through a weigh station?
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I think part of the issue is that no one seems to really know what is reaslly required and what isnt.. that goes for the various DMV's in the US.. and the weighmaster stations in canada as well as weight stations in the US.

I klnow for a fact in Ohio you call the DSMV 3 different times and get 3 different answers as to what is truly required..

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Does an RV even have to go through a weigh station?
Not if it's not a commercial vehicle.
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