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Where to relocate rear license plate for hitch bike rack

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dstin, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Aug 2, 2021 at 7:41 PM
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    Dstin

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    I’m curious to see what others do so their license plate isn’t hidden by their bike rack or hitch accessories. I live in the city so I’d like to leave the rack in without having to worry about tickets or getting pulled over. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 2, 2021 at 7:42 PM
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    RedWings44

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    In Michigan that kind of thing doesn't count for an obstructed plate so mine stays where it is. Not sure about Colorado though.
     
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    Seen a ton of obscured license plates from bike racks and never heard of someone getting a ticket for just that.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    I think I’d be fine in most of Colorado, but being in Denver, the meter fairies will leave tickets if the cameras on their cars can’t pick up your plate (from experience with my last car)
     
  5. Aug 3, 2021 at 4:42 AM
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    Unless you intend to leave your bike rack permanently in the hitch, you could use neodymium magnets (SUPER powerful) to move it from the truck to the rack and back. Not as secure as the factory screws (which can be removed in 15 secs) but, unless someone is intending to "lift" the plate, no one will likely notice.
    (another option could be industrial strength velcro......the adhesive would be affected over time)
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Neodymium is a great idea, I think I’ll go that route for now. Thank you!
     
  7. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:33 AM
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    Aren't your license plates aluminum?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    One-up makes a relocation kit
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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  10. Aug 3, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    QuickR makes a nifty relocation kit, but it appears to be special for their racks.
     

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