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We are in Utah headed to Canada in a couple of weeks. A guy across from me just told me he came down from the Yukon through BC and that Canadian officials were pulling over 5th wheels and checking CGVW. He said It seemed they were targeting units that were obviously over the limit on weight. If they were over the limit the were ordered off the road. Any of you folks been up there this summer and seen anything like he is describing? Dick

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We are in Utah headed to Canada in a couple of weeks. A guy across from me just told me he came down from the Yukon through BC and that Canadian officials were pulling over 5th wheels and checking CGVW. He said It seemed they were targeting units that were obviously over the limit on weight. If they were over the limit the were ordered off the road. Any of you folks been up there this summer and seen anything like he is describing? Dick

Are you over your weight limit? That is, is there something about your rig that would give Canada some reason to pull you over? Like a motorcycle hanging off the rear? I'm not thinking about being 500 pounds over your 15,000 GVWR.

 

I'm not sure why RMCP would just drive around pulling over 5th wheels unless there was something about the rig that would cause them to think it is over weight.

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Are you over your weight limit? That is, is there something about your rig that would give Canada some reason to pull you over? Like a motorcycle hanging off the rear? I'm not thinking about being 500 pounds over your 15,000 GVWR.

 

I'm not sure why RMCP would just drive around pulling over 5th wheels unless there was something about the rig that would cause them to think it is over weight.

 

They don't drive around looking for violations, unless they're gross violations. They have set up checkpoints near border crossings, and will direct traffic through, or around it. Quite often it's only at the beginning of a long weekend, which is both a good time to catch violations, and a horrible time.

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Agree with Darryl.....they set up checkpoints and inspect all vehicles for safety. They dont do it very often but it does happen. Here n Lethbridge I've seen it happen once in my lfetime and it was in the opposing lanes.

To the OP I would not worry about it unless you have a very unsafe rig.

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