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mkirsch

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Posted: 05/11/21 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Several years ago I did start putting the truck tag # and the state two-letter abbreviation on the camper bumper with 3” high reflective letters. I figure any LEO worth his salt should be able to figure out what that is.


Or they will just give you a ticket for making an illegal copy of the license plate.


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I put a plate in the holder that is the shape of Montana with MT in it. I’m hoping that explains to the cops why my TC doesn’t have a normal plate. When I lived in WA, the TC had it’s own plate. They have them for most states.

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mkirsch wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

Several years ago I did start putting the truck tag # and the state two-letter abbreviation on the camper bumper with 3” high reflective letters. I figure any LEO worth his salt should be able to figure out what that is.


Or they will just give you a ticket for making an illegal copy of the license plate.


I know! Every time I have to write my tag number down on a campground check-in form, I break out in a sweat, my hands shake, and I have an irresistible urge to confess to the next LEO I see: “Arrest me! I just made an illegal copy of my license plate!”

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Plates to be unobstructed
3.03 A number plate must be kept entirely unobstructed and free from dirt or foreign material, so that the numbers and letters on it may be plainly seen and read at all times and so that the numbers and letters may be accurately photographed using a speed monitoring device or traffic light safety device prescribed under section 83.1 of the Act.

Well, I wouldn’t be too cavalier about it. This is the wording from BC Motor Vehicles Act. I would think most states would be the same. LEO’s probably don’t bother unless there is a reason, but if push comes to shove, then they can nail you for not having a plate visible.


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Z-Peller wrote:

Well, I wouldn’t be too cavalier about it. This is the wording from BC Motor Vehicles Act. I would think most states would be the same. LEO’s probably don’t bother unless there is a reason, but if push comes to shove, then they can nail you for not having a plate visible.


I’m not sure what post you are responding to, but many states have a front and rear plate. So, even though one might be obscured, the second one is not.

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Maybe mine, but if I were cavalier about it, I wouldn’t have put the tag number on the campers bumper.

AR has a similar ordinance, but it’s not physically possible for me to comply with the letter of the law with my camper on the truck, so I made a good faith effort to comply with the spirit. The camper hangs lower than the tag on the rear bumper. AR is a “one tag” state, and the tag goes on the rear of the vehicle the tag is for. No front tags for vehicles up to 14K. AR doesn’t tag truck campers. It’s not like you can’t see it at all, you just have to bend way down to see it.

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Plates to be unobstructed
3.03 A number plate must be kept entirely unobstructed and free from dirt or foreign material, so that the numbers and letters on it may be plainly seen and read at all times and so that the numbers and letters may be accurately photographed using a speed monitoring device or traffic light safety device prescribed under section 83.1 of the Act.


That makes nearly all trailers illegal, certainly all fifth wheels. Make sure you stop frequently to remove bugs or snow/ice accumulation.


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NRALIFR wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

Several years ago I did start putting the truck tag # and the state two-letter abbreviation on the camper bumper with 3” high reflective letters. I figure any LEO worth his salt should be able to figure out what that is.


Or they will just give you a ticket for making an illegal copy of the license plate.


I know! Every time I have to write my tag number down on a campground check-in form, I break out in a sweat, my hands shake, and I have an irresistible urge to confess to the next LEO I see: “Arrest me! I just made an illegal copy of my license plate!”

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Writing it down is not the same as writing it on your vehicle and pretending that it is a real license plate.

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mkirsch wrote:

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Writing it down is not the same as writing it on your vehicle and pretending that it is a real license plate.


I’m not pretending anything of the sort. Anyone who would arrive at that conclusion is using pretty tortured logic imho. It’s clearly NOT a license plate. Doesn’t look like one, and would never pass for one. It’s for my convenience only. Saves me from bending over.

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