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  • #31
    Originally posted by TedS View Post
    The towing and actual 'typical length' needs definition from where to where. Pin to bumper? Tow vehicle rear bumper to trailer rear bumper? Any measurement is 'actual'.
    Maybe I didn't explain fully in context with Rob's input. Let me try again.

    Assume a "typical" tow vehicle is a 2017 Ford F-250 Crew Cab SWB whose length is 250". Let's make this easy and say the length of the truck is X. When a 303RLS is connected to the factory puck system with a B&W hitch the overall length of tow vehicle + trailer is Y. Swap out the tow vehicle, connection point in the bed, or the hitch itself and Y can (and probably will) vary. Thus there could never be an actual for every possible combination of TV+trailer. Isn't that the main point of the OP's complaint?

    The actual length of the trailer, though, when disconnected from the tow vehicle (tip of the nose to the bumper) is a physical reality that does not change. Again, I'm looking at from the perspective of Will it Fit in the Storage Area?


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    • #32
      I would say Tow Length of the Vehicle meaning front the Center of the King Pin or Ball to the rear most point on the trailer.

      For the BC group who are limited to 12.5m vehicle may not be towed, I would question this ruling if its the trailer length (remember normal class flat bed trailers are about 48ft 14.6m) or the vehicle combination. If it's just the trailer, that changes a lot of things, if its the combined vehicle then there are a lot of problems as a 20ft bumper pull (tow length) behind a 6.5' crew cab pickup is pushing 12m.

      I agree with Howard (somewhat) that a lot of people are looking at storage length. I could forgo adding the TV to the Trailer length as there are too many variables.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Jlawles2 View Post
        I would say Tow Length of the Vehicle meaning front the Center of the King Pin or Ball to the rear most point on the trailer.

        For the BC group who are limited to 12.5m vehicle may not be towed, I would question this ruling if its the trailer length (remember normal class flat bed trailers are about 48ft 14.6m) or the vehicle combination. If it's just the trailer, that changes a lot of things, if its the combined vehicle then there are a lot of problems as a 20ft bumper pull (tow length) behind a 6.5' crew cab pickup is pushing 12m.

        I agree with Howard (somewhat) that a lot of people are looking at storage length. I could forgo adding the TV to the Trailer length as there are too many variables.
        I'll try and upload a screenshot with the exact wording around this issue we are facing in BC Chinada.
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        • #34
          That is what I thought you were explaining earlier in this thread. I wonder if the RV dealers in BC have any idea about this? I wonder how they can "import" an RV that does not meet this criteria?


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          • #35
            Originally posted by gone AWOL View Post
            I'll try and upload a screenshot with the exact wording around this issue we are facing in BC Chinada.
            So we're back to square one: what is the standard to determine the length of a towed recreational vehicle? From what starting point to what end point? If the RV is > 41' but the overall is <=65.6', is it OK on the road but not when disconnected? (Wouldn't that be silly.)

            Oh--and I find it amusing that these Canadian standards are in imperial instead of metric units.


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            • #36
              Originally posted by howson View Post
              Oh--and I find it amusing that these Canadian standards are in imperial instead of metric units.
              Hmmm . . . the actual specs are in "metres" (spelling intended). The numbers in brackets are just for us old Canadians who still remember inches and feet .

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              • #37
                gone AWOL I can see where that is a bit confusing. Basically the way I see it, a bumper pull maxes out the code, where a 5er will not. My guess is it's intended that the Towed Vehicle length is meant for BP not 5er. From what I remember when talking to a LTL carrier guy over fermented beverages, BC has quite a few tight turn roadways, thus by limiting the OAL of the vehicle this is mitigated. A typical Class 8 is limited state side to 73' (If my grey matter is working correctly) or 22.25m for our northern friends.
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