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GTO66

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Posted: 06/26/21 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I move mine to the camper,much easier then dealing with a problem that's so easy to avoid.

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I leave mine where it is (truck bumper).
In WA, we have license plates for truck campers, so that's all that's on the camper.

I grew up around truck campers. I've never seen anyone move their truck plate to the camper in WA.

The good thing about the truck plate being hidden is you can skip renewing the license on the truck if you are feeling brave (and frugal)

* This post was edited 07/10/21 10:50pm by deltabravo *


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Posted: 06/26/21 11:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

monkey44 wrote:

We've been traveling USA for almost twenty years. Always have plate on truck. Never been stopped, asked, or gotten a ticket.


DItto. I've traveled through WA, ID, OR, UT, CA, NV, CO, AZ, NM since 2009 and have never had an issue with the hidden truck plate.

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Posted: 06/27/21 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same can be said for exceeding the speed limit in those states. We all have done it at times and just because we don't get a speeding tickets doesn't mean bla bla bla.

My first truck camper was a 8' model on a long bed truck. Next camper was a 9' 6" that covered the trucks tag. State trooper says I need the tag in a readable position which is the farthest point aft on the camper.

Make it simple and just follow your state requirement on license tag display for a truck/truck camper combo and use a bit of common sense.


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Posted: 06/27/21 06:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm no lawyer but in Texas it might be illegal to put your truck tag on your camper. Campers are not licensed, not tagged, and not taxed in Texas, they are cargo. If you had your tailgate down and carrying 12foot long lumber, would you take your truck tag off and put it on the lumber?
I doubt if truck campers are very high on a cops "watch" list. If they want to see the license plate they can bend over and look.


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I called our local CHP office and spoke with an officer. The rear plate must be no less than 12 inches or more than 60 inches from the ground. I was not able to get a clear answer on weather or not having to get down on one knee to see my plate under the camper would be a deal breaker or not. This is all up to the officer.

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I don’t think it’s a big deal either way , probably depends more on the opinion of the officer if you do get questioned and you can probably talk your way out of it since the laws are so ambiguous. My state has two plates and no plates for TC’s . My camper has a light and bracket for a plate . I move mine so it isn’t obvious that something is missing . I’ve never heard of someone being stopped or questioned for moving the truck plate to the camper . That’s my 2cents worth of reasoning


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This subject is almost as ridiculous as an engine oil thread….


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Longshore wrote:

I called our local CHP office and spoke with an officer.


I called the UHP main office and asked the same question.

I was told that the plate is registered to the truck and that's where it stays.

And he added that taking it off the truck and attaching it to the camper is the same as attaching it to a different vehicle.

I just think its best to follow your local laws and not other's opinions.


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Maybe it's best to follow the state law where your truck is registered.

That should satisfy police officers in any state where you're driving it. You don't put two plates on a truck registered in Florida, for example, if you're driving in CA or MA, both of which are front and rear plate states.

On Edit: Forget myself once in a while, being retired an all. Wife Genie retired as a title officer for Caterpillar Inc. So, just asked her and she said - The plate belongs wherever the law tells you in the state where the plate and truck is registered, not in the state where you are driving.

* This post was edited 06/27/21 11:13am by monkey44 *


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