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Old 01-15-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Destruction-proof license plate mount for trailer

I bet I've ripped off or bent into a taco shell a dozen trailer license plates over the last 5 years. I don't care for them mounted on the fenders, and needed/wanted to be 100% legal with the new trailer re-model so it would pass inspection and I could avoid any tickets on the 400 mile haul back and forth to the deer lease. We go through some ravines and low water crossings with this rig and it is rough on the license plates. Here was my solution:

Took a piece of of rubber (old stall mat from TSC I had already cut some pieces off of) and cut it to size.
Drilled holes to bolt on license plate as well as holes to mount to trailer. secured it to trailer with some Dynagrip construction adhesive and some stainless strap and bolts. The thick rubber is stiff enough to not blow in the wind, but should give plenty when hit by rocks or brush. We shall see.
This would work good for boat trailers as well....





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Old 01-15-2018, 11:53 AM   #2
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Good idea, should hold up for a long time!
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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That's a good idea! If it still bends the plate, you might try cutting a piece of plate steel the size of your license plate to reinforce it. Looks like pretty stout rubber, so you probably won't need it though.

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Old 01-15-2018, 04:05 PM   #4
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Great Idea. I did the same with some old conveyor belt material
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:34 PM   #5
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Why not just screw it to the fender?
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:07 PM   #6
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Why not just screw it to the fender?
I don't care for them on the fender, mainly because I don't like drilling holes in the fender because of future rust and running electrical in the fender well for the LP light.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:14 PM   #7
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Looks good!
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:29 PM   #8
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:37 PM   #9
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Great idea. I bet that works out well for ya. I might have to do something similar myself.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:53 PM   #10
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I'll put your idea to the test, we've got some hands can tear up any and every Part on any trailer, so as you can imagine license plates and things that hold them don't stand a chance.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:05 PM   #11
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I'll put your idea to the test, we've got some hands can tear up any and every Part on any trailer, so as you can imagine license plates and things that hold them don't stand a chance.


Sounds good. Let me know how it works for ya.


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Old 01-21-2018, 07:12 PM   #12
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I saw the title and envisioned a frame built from 12" x #35 I-beam.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:14 PM   #13
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I saw the title and envisioned a frame built from 12" x #35 I-beam.


That would probably work too, but Iíd hate to High center on my LP bracket!


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Old 01-21-2018, 07:16 PM   #14
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You got a pretty good idea there though. Should act like a heavy duty mud flap.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:31 PM   #15
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Perfect! I have been trying to come up with way to make one stay in place but fold on low crossings etc. I will be making 3 of these for my trailers. Thanks for sharing the idea
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:18 AM   #16
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Thatís a great idea, Iím going to try that on mine.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #17
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You could sell these, great idea!
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:04 PM   #18
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I like the heck out of that idea!!!!
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:15 PM   #19
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I did the same thing with a piece of conveyor belt. Havenít had a problem since!


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Old 01-30-2018, 09:21 PM   #20
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Well these DA, don't give hoot hands didn't let me down, took the guy about a week, hung the corner of the trailer on a cattle gaurd going into the lease, took off the lights, license plate (all) and a part of the trailer frame bent to he77. Sent him down the road kick in' rocks, he can tear up someone else's equipment.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:29 PM   #21
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Forgot to add to post, this is a good idea and should work exceptionally for folks who care for their equipment, these hands we've got really (some of them) know there's another job down the street and would rather try to mooch yard time as much as possible.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:05 PM   #22
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Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 02-06-2018, 06:19 AM   #23
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I had the same problem.

I added a new bracket and mounted it vertical and turned the light around.

I'll get a picture and post.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:56 AM   #24
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I gotta do this fer my boat trailer. Thanks
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:38 AM   #25
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:01 PM   #26
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Drilling holes in the fender is the first place rust begins. No thanks.


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Old 02-11-2018, 03:34 PM   #27
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Drilling holes in the fender is the first place rust begins. No thanks.


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There are no holes in the fender. I attached a mount to support just in front of the fender.

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