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RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

Those aren’t laws, ordinances, or regulations. Those are an insurance company’s attempt to reduce their risk exposure to zero. Insurance companies always want you to not do things that might result in a claim payout. Even if they say it’s about protecting children, kittens and puppies, it’s really about money. Ask ICBC what their thoughts are on skydiving. :):) Good point, I have sent ICBC an e-mail asking for more information pertaining to the use of propane while towing a travel trailer. Once I have received a response I will post it on this site for all to reference.
Trailer Don 07/14/19 05:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

Those aren’t laws, ordinances, or regulations. Those are an insurance company’s attempt to reduce their risk exposure to zero. Insurance companies always want you to not do things that might result in a claim payout. Even if they say it’s about protecting children, kittens and puppies, it’s really about money. Ask ICBC what their thoughts are on skydiving. :):) Unfortunately this is a Provincial regulation, and hence a law in BC. ICBC is a Crown Corporation and is the insurer and roisterer for all vehicles registered in BC. I am sure most out of Province/State drivers are most likely unaware of this regulation. However, ignorance of the law is not a valid excuse not to comply with it. In reality most drivers would never be ticketed unless there was an accident, or possibly you were stopped in a police roadblock for random vehicle checks. Thankfully Alberta does not have the same regulation so I will do most of my traveling in Alberta, which is fairly close to me. In Alberta gas is far more cheaper than BC which is a major expense when towing a travel trailer.
Trailer Don 07/14/19 03:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

I've only ever shut off my propane when travelling in BC just before going on the ferry to Vancouver Island. All propane bottles must be closed and tagged before boarding, never heard of a rule regarding use while on the road. As I mentioned, even the RV sales person I dealt with was unaware of that regulation. I can see it is important to check each province/states regulations as to travel trailers. Here is the link to the BC regulations as posted by ICBC, the BC Crown Corporation which covers all vehicle insurance for BC vehicles. https://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/driving-guides/Pages/Towing-a-Recreational-Trailer.aspx
Trailer Don 07/14/19 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

Please Don't Feed the Trolls! I did add the link to my posting, did you check the link? I do not know what other provinces have the same restriction on the use of propane. I did check Alberta's web page for travel trailers and thankfully they do not mention the same restrictions as ICBC indicates for travel trailers using BC roads.
Trailer Don 07/14/19 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

Can you point us to the source of your information? If it were the case commercial 'reefers' would be in violation. I leave ours on to run the fridge and hot water tank then switch to shore power at night to conserve gas. This is the link to the ICBC information. https://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/driving-guides/Pages/Towing-a-Recreational-Trailer.aspx So, if your propane is left on in your travel trailer wheel you are driving your ICBC insurance coverage will be compromised. It you from out of province then you are not following the ICBC regulations and could be ticketed. This restriction is only for travel trailers, not sure about RV's.
Trailer Don 07/14/19 02:06pm Travel Trailers
Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

I just found out that it is illegal to use propane to cool the fridge in your travel trailer in BC. you can only use LP while at a campsite, you can not use it while traveling. Bummer, yet the RV vendor did not seem to be aware of this. Here is the link to the ICBC site for information on travel trailers, https://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/driving-guides/Pages/Towing-a-Recreational-Trailer.aspx Thankfully Alberta's rules for travel trailers do not indicate any restrictions on using propane. I will be traveling to Jasper and Banff this Summer.
Trailer Don 07/14/19 02:01am Travel Trailers
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