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Old 10-25-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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just rcvd the plates for our new 2013 Berkshire and there's no place to put them on the front, we need a front and back plate in Texas...Does Forest River make a mounting kit or something?
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just rcvd the plates for our new 2013 Berkshire and there's no place to put them on the front, we need a front and back plate in Texas...Does Forest River make a mounting kit or something?
Be a redneck and just tape it to the inside of the windshield. Just make sure you use duct tape.

Don't know if FR carries them, but auto parts stores usually have them. Needless to say, go the extra and use stainless hardware.
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Be a redneck and just tape it to the inside of the windshield. Just make sure you use duct tape.

Don't know if FR carries them, but auto parts stores usually have them.

I'm not a redneck so I would just wire tie it to the grill!

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Hate the idea of wire. I'd use Gorilla Glue!
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I'm not a redneck so I would just wire tie it to the grill!

Coat hangers are cheaper and will put a decorative stain on the chrome/plastic.
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Didn't even bother to put one on front, but have it in a box so when and if we ever get pulled over for no front plate then we will become rednecks with tape.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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I'm not a redneck so I would just wire tie it to the grill!


There's no grill!
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There's no grill!
Hummm, that is a bit of a problem.

Camaro V8 Front License Plate Mounting Bracket (2010-2013) - slponline.com

Yes it is for a car but it might work for you.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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I just bought a regular mounting plate from Walmart and attached it to the front. Had to screw it into the fiberglass.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Didn't even bother to put one on front, but have it in a box so when and if we ever get pulled over for no front plate then we will become rednecks with tape.

Yep, in nearly 30 years of living in a state requiring a front plate, I've NEVER had one on.

Even been stopped by an officer or two in those 30 years, and they've never even noticed it.

YMMV, but that works for me.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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Did some research on this topic and found the following from the Texas DPS website:

On September 1,2013, 502.404 requires vehicles registered in Texas to have both a front and rear license plate attached.

Failure to do so is a misdemeanor with a fine of not more than $200.00.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #12
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Washington requires a front plate. The folks we bought our GT325 from had always displayed it inside, at the base of the windshield and got away with it for 8 seasons.

Not wanting to give the WSP an additional reason to pull us over, I just drilled two holes in the front cap above the "bumper" and attached it with two CRES bolts, stiff-nuts and washers. Saves a lot of hassle with the authorities, even though it's not quite straight!
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:14 PM   #13
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Don't have that problem here in NC, but I would drill holes in the front and mount it to save the hassle. Why antagonize law enforcement just to be able to say, "I haven't done it for 30 yrs."?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #14
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Have ours inside the front windshield on passengers side. It has been there for 3 years. Works for us. License plate is equipped with a clip to show campground papers if needed in campsites.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #15
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Front Plate Req! I am amazed how many Duplicate Front Plates there are! Like (#3)! Youroo!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #16
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I'm in Texas and yes both plates are required. However, we have had MH's since 2000 and none of them had a front license plate mounting facility. So we have never mounted the front plate. We have not had any issues with that approach.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #17
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Bought a Pep Boys Frame, drilled two holes and used plastic/nylon fasteners.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #18
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I drilled holes in the front of my '08 Berkshire to mount the plate on the front generator slide out. Not going to do that with my '14 Berkshire though. Going to go the route of having it on the dash in the front windshield.
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Now that looks factory. Good job and the way I would go.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the advice. We are going to go the route of keeping it in the front windshield for the time being since we are planning to move from Texas to Florida next summer and they only require a back plate.
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