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Trailer tag location

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Bigfoot, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I have put sideboards on the trailer and now there is not enough room on the fender to mount the tag without the trailer being too wide. I could mount it on the gate but it could be hard to keep the tag light wiring in working order and the tag would be hidden when the gate is down. Thanks in advance for any advice to help keep me legal on the road. :confused:
  2. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    In my state you see the tag mounted side ways on the fenders. I had mine there for a long time. No problems. Was even stopped for expired tag on trailer, nothing was said about the way it was mounted.
  3. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 354

    We mount our tags on the gates of or trailers. We havent had any problems eventhough thy arent lit. How often are you gonna have the gates down while driving?
  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    I'm with bls, ver batum.
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I mount it to the gate also. I had it under the taillight where it can be lit up, but it scraped the ground too often. It was getting beat up and ready to fall off. So, I put it on the gate. No problems so far.
  6. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Thanks for the replies. I will most likely mount it to the gate using heavy duty nylon cable ties. Hopefully not having a tag light will be OK.
  7. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 354

    Bigfoot i would use bolts and washers to mount the tag to the gates. After you run over the cable ties enough with your mower tires they will break. I know from experiance.

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