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kohldad

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Posted: 06/30/21 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over 60,000 miles over 9 years with current truck. Over 50,000 miles over 4 years with the previous truck, same camper. Plate has always been obscured by my fold up steps, more so with the current truck since I switched to a 3-step design. On both vehicles you could see there was a tag but not read off the numbers. Never been stopped.

Was in SC until recently when moved to TN. But both states don't require tagging or registering vehicle. Both states consider the camper cargo. And since the tag must be permanently attached to the vehicle, it cannot be moved to the camper. Therefor my tag always stays on the rear of the vehicle.


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Posted: 07/10/21 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Washington issues a plate for the TC, I leave the truck plate where it belongs, no one cares. I do take a photo of it because for some reason idiots at campgrounds want the truck plate and I never remember it.

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Posted: 07/10/21 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For what it's worth:

My truck is Washington plated.
I purchased a new camper in Arizona - where no plate is required on camper.

The Arizona dealer installed a license plate holder on the camper, took the plate off the truck and installed it on the camper.

I commented "why" to the installer doing the work who simply said that it was required.
So now, I do that; switch the truck plate to the camper and back as needed.


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lonegunman wrote:

Washington issues a plate for the TC, I leave the truck plate where it belongs, no one cares. I do take a photo of it because for some reason idiots at campgrounds want the truck plate and I never remember it.


Now there's a good idea!

(I can't seem to ever remember my plate ether!)



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bighatnohorse wrote:

I do that; switch the truck plate to the camper and back as needed.


Why bother or did you never register your TC in WA to escape the sales tax?

Fwiw, MT doesn’t require TC plates or register TCs. Department of Licensing said leave the plates on the truck. That’s why you have a front plate.


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I admit that I haven't checked the statutes of all the states and provinces. The handful I've checked all require plates to be attached to the vehicle. Can anyone link me to a law that states plates can be attached to the cargo instead?

The rear plate on my truck is illuminated when the headlights are on. Do those attaching plates to a load of lumber likewise attach lights?


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The plate obviously needs to be visible. My TC is 9.5' and the plate would not be visible under the camper on the truck bumper location. My TC has a bracket and a light to illuminate the license plate.

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Following advice on this topic I ordered a replica licence plate from Amazon. It arrived today and is excellent. It is an exact copy of a British Columbia plate, with my number added, it is very well made and cost less than $20 including postage.


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Seems like the general guidance is “not” to copy a plate. YMMV.

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happycamper1942 wrote:

Following advice on this topic I ordered a replica licence plate from Amazon. It arrived today and is excellent. It is an exact copy of a British Columbia plate, with my number added, it is very well made and cost less than $20 including postage.


Here in Utah that's a forgery and is illegal.

Don't know about Canada.


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