Q&A - Compliance by Visitors to BC
I have a question about US vehicles on vacation in BC. We were stopped in a large roadcheck on the long weekend and checked by the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) people. Our trailer, from Washington state, was over the 2800 kgs and had the surge brake system installed. CVSE advised at the time that the braking system is illegal for those weights. I believe our trailer weighed 3500 kgs or so. CVSE wanted to stop us from continuing our trip and I want to know about what US vehicles have to comply with equipment wise when they come into Canada.
I've since done some research and found the 2800 kgs limit for the surge brakes is correct but couldn't see what the requirements were for out of BC jurisdiction equipment.