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    License Plate

    My karavan trailer did not come with any type of frame or backing for the license plate, just two bolts with wing nuts that hold the plate. Is there anything I should do to give the plate more support? Please let me know. Thanks!


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    I use Cluthe nylon license plate reinforcement frames. Tough black material goes around three sides, and reinforces the back side of the plate. The plate slides right in.

    I mounted it with the open edge downwards, so water and dirt drain right off. Trimmed a couple of mm off the top edge of the metal plate, just so everything lined up nicely.

    If you want to mount the plate somewhere different on the trailer, most trailer supply shops sell plastic plate mounting brackets, so you can attach the plate wherever it works best for you. Just keep it visible for the nice policeman...
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    ok, thank you, do you know of anywhere online I could get it? I was searching, but counldn't find anything.

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    Hmmm, seems Cluthe may not make them anymore. Must be alternatives out there somewhere...

    All I could find were support plates. Not quite the same, but probably usable for a trailer installation;
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    Metal Frames

    I just go to any auto parts store and buy a metal frame with 4 bolt holes. Use 1/4" bolts (stainless or zinc) in all 4 holes. I use loctite to prevent the nuts from vibrating off or some loser trying to steal the plate.
    This has worked for me on 2 trailers. Before using loctite, I almost lost a plate. Got home after a trip and plate was dangling on 1 bolt, almost off.
    I have also had to replace the plastic 'hinge' that plate attaches to. Over time, they will crack. Local PWC or trailer supply sells them under $10.

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