Ontario CA - MTO, towing maxes on a G license
Just thought I would hare some info and see what other people are doing.
I went down to the rv dealer I go to and asked about a sob 5er that is brand new and doesn't show specs online. says half ton towable. ya ok I don't believe that for second. I actually don't think there are may 5er's that are but that's a different story. in talking with my sales guy we got on the topic of plate sticker renewals and trailer max weight etc. he told me he thought I should be paying more for my sticker since I tow a trailer. I told him I don't think so. we looked at my ownership and my truck is licensed for gvw 3000kg. which my truck is close to that they give you a 99 kg wiggle room before you have to go to the renewal fee calculator. my truck is actually 3045 kg ( 6700 lb). it however get me thinking and obviously looking into all this.
so here is what I found out. a G license can have a max combined weight of 11000 kg ( truck and trailer, 24200lb) but a G license can only have a max trailer weight of 4600 kg ( 10120lb). I never knew this. I wonder if other people did?
if you want to go above that you should get a D license.
I actually called MTO for this info.
all this got me thinking my truck is legal at 3000kg but what about the ford's? they weigh more and have the max tow and HD payload packages. what are the dealers or people licensing these vehicles at? I checked with 2 friends both have f150's with 7200 lb gvwr. both are licensed at 3000kg ( 6600lb).
so I'm not specifically talking about brand of truck , my buddies have fords so I can easily check these and my Ram. more looking for info what people are doing.
does everyone already know all this?
what is your trucks licensed for?
anyone towing with 3/4 or 1 tons and or big trailers over 10k what does your licensing fee cost and do you tow it with a G license?