Ontario License to rent RV in France

Jul 16th, 2015, 12:19 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 13
Ontario License to rent RV in France

Does anyone know whether a G Class (Ontario vehicle license) is sufficient for renting an RV in France?
dclairation is offline  
Jul 16th, 2015, 01:06 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,438
No idea what a G class licence is.
It depends on the weight of the RV you are renting.
On a normal European B licence you can drive a vehicle with a maximum total weight of 3500 kg. Above that you must have a C1 or C licence.
So you need to a) know what weight you are licensed to drive and b) the weight of the RV you intend to rent.
Be aware that the total weight includes everything, people, fuel, water, gas luggage, food, furniture. Everything. You can be stopped and weighed. If you are overweight you can be fined, and have to ditch belongings or people to get the weight down. Most responsible rental companies are well aware of the law and will make sure you aren't overweight.

If you are RVing in France invest in a France Passion book for unusual overnight stops. Also have a look at www.campercontact.com for a huge (but by no means complete) list of camper stops and campsites.
hetismij2 is offline  
Jul 16th, 2015, 01:14 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,205
Most RVs for rent would be specifically designed to be compatible with a normal licence. Anything else would be totally stupid.

When I see all of the trucks and vans for rent that are clearly marked "available with a 'permis B'" it seems to me that the RVs on the market clearly qualify.
kerouac is offline  
Jul 16th, 2015, 01:52 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,438
Yes most RVs are under 3500kg, but some bigger heavier ones are available. They are not of US format, and can still be quite short and heavy, or longer with more living space and over 3500kg. Still perfectly driveable in Europe.

Whether or not OP can rent anything depends on the weight they are licensed to drive.
hetismij2 is offline  
Jul 17th, 2015, 08:39 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 13
As always, responses on this forum are helpful. I did some of my own further investigation and learned that the standard G license in Ontario allows one to drive a vehicle up to 11,000 kg, so I am confident I will be okay.
Thanks.
dclairation is offline  
Jul 17th, 2015, 10:15 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,438
Enjoy your trip .
hetismij2 is offline  
Jul 21st, 2015, 03:47 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 13
Thanks. The details are coming together.
dclairation is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:28 PM.