Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Goose Creek, SC
License Plate Mount for Bushtec Trailer (tips)
I am looking for some tips, other than what is on the instructions, for putting a license plate on a Bushtec trailer.
I am suprised to see so actual mounting bracket in the kit, but I guess it is not needed. I am wondering if this is something that can be purchased seperately. All I recieved was 2 bolts and the nessecary nuts and washer as the instructions say. I was thinking 4 bolts, but that would probably be an overkill. I am concerning about a couple of things before/after doing this modification.
One is the bottom of the plate hitting or rubbing against the trailer causing damage to the paint ansd such. I do not know if something should be under the bottom edge of plate to help protect this from happening.
The second thing, will it leak? It does not have having a rubber insert or such to protect against this. I guess the flat washer and carriage bolt head are enough. I am thinking of putting some clauking on the inside and outside to help this from not happening.
The third thing is just lining it up even on all sides. I do not want to drill the holes, mount the plate someone say, hey it is not even on this side. Do you start with a smaller drill bit and work up to the 17/64" bit to prevent the backside of trailer from cracking?
Also what have others used to cover or accessorize the bolt ends that are exposed?
I know a simple call to Bushtec would probably answer most of these questions, but I want to see what others say first. I may end up calling anyways.
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