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Old 05-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #29
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For those fellow Texans, keeping the front plate in the windshield is not acceptable according to the DPS. I bought a plate mount on eBay and mounted it. It just didn't seem right to drill holes and just bolt the plate to the fiberglass which is what the dealer wanted to do since it's slightly curved.

For those wondering why you need a front plate, I always thought it was there so if the police were chasing you and lapped you they'd be able to see it ;-)
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #30
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For those fellow Texans, keeping the front plate in the windshield is not acceptable according to the DPS. I bought a plate mount on eBay and mounted it. It just didn't seem right to drill holes and just bolt the plate to the fiberglass which is what the dealer wanted to do since it's slightly curved.
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How and where did you mount the "plate mount" so you could avoid drilling holes in the fiberglass?
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #31
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I got a front license plate bracket (below link). It's pricey, but looks fantastic. It's mounted underneath the rig's front end, so no drilling into the front of the RV...

Skene Design

Take a look at the gallery so you can see all the ways this can look...
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #32
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I got a front license plate bracket (below link). It's pricey, but looks fantastic. It's mounted underneath the rig's front end, so no drilling into the front of the RV...

Skene Design

Take a look at the gallery so you can see all the ways this can look...
Mel, That's the same company I got mine from. I still drilled holes to be sure I didn't loose it because double sided tape didn't seem that secure. What I didn't want to do is curve the plate to the curvature of the front cowling. I placed it in the center down low. Looks like it's factory.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #33
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I got a front license plate bracket (below link). It's pricey, but looks fantastic. It's mounted underneath the rig's front end, so no drilling into the front of the RV...

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Take a look at the gallery so you can see all the ways this can look...
When I looked at that site, all I saw was hardware for autos. Am I missing something? I'm needing this for my RV (coachmen mirada on a ford chasis).
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I just ordered some front plates.

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When or if we ever get stop for not having one on the front we will get ours out of the box and put in window until we figure out how to install it. Most likely you will get stopped for something else anyway before an officer stops you for no front plates.
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My coach isn't equipped with a front license plate bracket either... As TX requires one, I've kept my front plate suction-cupped to the window. I don't like that option much, but I'm afraid of drilling into the fiberglass bumper and creating spider cracks in the gel coat (or whatever it is).

Any tips on how to drill into the fiberglass bumpter without creating bigger problems? Would it help to drill through masking tape applied over the fiberglass be enough??
Use a brad point drill bit that is new. You can get jack nuts to mount your plate.
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When I looked at that site, all I saw was hardware for autos. Am I missing something? I'm needing this for my RV (coachmen mirada on a ford chasis).

Yes, they are for cars, but work for RVs too.

Key is to measure to see how long of a bracket size you need. For my Encounter, we got "long" which is 2.5". the brackets get mounted underneath of the RV's front end, and stick out far enough so that the license plate looks like it's actually mounted to the front end of the rig (when it's not).

See the bracket sizes here: Skene Design (Look at the picture labeled "Long bracket on Porsche Boxster" to see what I mean...). You don't need to know what "car" you have to size these, just what "length" of bracket will fit your rig, (i.e., "Meduim", "Long", "Extra Long", etc.). The bracket lengths are at the bottom of the page under the install illustration.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need more info.
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Ok, thanks for this! I'll take some measurements and see what I come up with.
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