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    I like when my plate bends...who gives a crap your legal lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by golferdude View Post
    I like when my plate bends...who gives a crap your legal lol
    +1...I like to say that the plate is just "clearancing itself". lol

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    I used two zinc plated quick links from home depot. Little more permanent than the zip ties I had on there.

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    On my last trailer I riveted it right onto the frame of the trailer. Cheap, ez and not likely to be stolen. No way its going anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    The plastic plate holder flexes and does not seem to mind, but I would not want to do this hundreds of times, eventually the plastic will fatigue and fail.
    Did a search before posting a new thread but was shocked this is one of the newest plate holder threads. I really would have liked "eventually" to be longer than the 8th trip on the trailer. Went to the river yesterday only to find the ramp looked like you could walk on water with all the debris in it. While watching trees float down the river notice there wasn't a plate on the rear of the trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toledoupsguy View Post
    Did a search before posting a new thread but was shocked this is one of the newest plate holder threads. ... noticed there wasn't a plate on the rear of the trailer.
    I installed a stainless steel hinge and aluminum backing plate. Probably overbuilt, but it and the attached plate are still on the trailer.



    On some other trailers I have bolted the plate directly to the rear cross frame. The problem is that you need to find a plate location that won’t snag your foot while climbing on and off, and the license plate edges won’t be near the hull during loading and unloading.


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