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Old 03-28-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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License plate mounting

I have tried to keep an open mind with our new 2015 Berkshire XL with social media slamming Forest River design and suppliers. Some things like the entry step not retracting for 30 seconds after the door is closed and sometimes does not come out when exiting the coach I hope are fixable. The step design sticking out further than the wheel lug nuts is an accident waiting to happen JMO.
However when I went to install my license plate and the screw holes do not line up with the predrilled holes in the state furnished plate or even come close FR what were you thinking? Oh and that same plate was on our Allegro Bus without issue.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #2
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At least you have pre-drilled holes. My coach does not have any place to mount a front plate and I really don't want to drill holes in the coach front. I have bottom of my front plate touching the dash on the inside of the windshield and held in place with small suction cups.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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This is in rear nothing in the front is predrilled. What good are predrilled if they are wrong?
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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berkxl,
Sorry, I assumed (and yes, I do know what happens when you assume- LOL!) you were talking about the front. Sorry for the mixup.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:21 AM   #5
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Never hurts to address your concerns or problems lol.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:58 AM   #6
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I wonder if anyone else with a '15 has had this problem or is yours an isolated incident. No problems with the plate holes on my '13.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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Not that I wish bad luck on someone else it would good to hear if anyone has had this issue.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:42 AM   #8
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Not that I wish bad luck on someone else it would good to hear if anyone has had this issue.
The photo shows by the red dot where the mount should be.
Easiest, simplest solution is to just slot the 2 license plate slots. Take about 2 minutes.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:07 PM   #9
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Easiest, simplest solution is to just slot the 2 license plate slots. Take about 2 minutes.

That is very true I could do that every time I have to change the plate. But really my point I am trying to make for ALL of us is these units are not cheap and FR talks big about quality so why should we have to slot the plate to make it work? Did I pay less for the unit because I will do someone's job?
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That is very true I could do that every time I have to change the plate. But really my point I am trying to make for ALL of us is these units are not cheap and FR talks big about quality so why should we have to slot the plate to make it work? Did I pay less for the unit because I will do someone's job?
Just made the comment to lower everyone's bp. I wouldn't move or drill new holes when I could live with a 1-2 min. fix maybe once a year at most. I hate having to put a dern sticker on mine once a year, but ...
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Understand and thanks for your input I just wonder if I am the only one with this issue and just had a worker who fought with his wife or girlfriend before work lol.
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Understand and thanks for your input I just wonder if I am the only one with this issue and just had a worker who fought with his wife or girlfriend before work lol.
Could very well be! Could also be that he had a late night at the local watering hole or your coach was built late on a Friday afternoon. You just never know!!
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:42 PM   #13
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Here is the solution I used on my 2011 Berkshire Bell Automotive | License Plate Bracket | 22-1-46230-8

It is adjustable for screw holes and angles of any sort. It worked perfectly for me!
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #14
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I solved my problem with this nice, little number from Bell Automotive Bell Automotive | License Plate Bracket | 22-1-46230-8

It is adjustable with allen screws to make sure it conforms to the curve of the front. You just have to be careful to measure twice and drill once when prepping holes
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At least you have pre-drilled holes. My coach does not have any place to mount a front plate and I really don't want to drill holes in the coach front. I have bottom of my front plate touching the dash on the inside of the windshield and held in place with small suction cups.
I have a 2013 RB and no mounting on the front. I got two aluminum strips , maybe 3/32" x 1.5"W x 12" and "14" long, and bent them into an "L" shape. I then drilled, countersunk, and fastened them with flush flat-head bolts and nylock nuts to the side lip of the generator. With the generator slide closed, the mounting screws are not visible. Don't get an aluminum strip that's too thick, though.


If you have a bending brake ($40 Harbor Freight) you can make the bend look prettier, than beating the Al into shape with a hammer and anvil (I bought one after the fact).
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