Toad Number Plate fix?

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  1. johnsandywhite

    johnsandywhite Read Only Funster

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    :Sad: This will be the first time we have towed a Toad to Europe. Done a local (60 miles) twice and broke the rules in that I didn't put our extra Motorhome number plate on the Toad. How do YOU fit yours?
    I was thinking of Rubber Bands made of old tyre inner tubes. But nowadays they are like hens teeth.
    I also thought about fitting clipboard clips on and sliding it over the Toad number plate.
    I then thought about fitting normal Plastic number plate bolts through from the back of the Toad number plates and then bolting on the Motorhome plate. What do YOU use? :thumb:
     
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    We use an old innertube for our trailer, but its push bike innertube, you must have one of those knocking around all that cycling you do:Smile:
     
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    I replaced the numberplate bolts on the rear of the toad with 2x 1.5 ins threaded bars of which my original plate fits to, that leaves around a 3/4ins thread stuck out so I just put the RV reg plate on top of the car number plate and fix with locknuts.

    Hope that makes sense :Wink:

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    :Doh: Thanks Jim. Yep. Thought of that. But ALL our old inndertubes are in Spain. :Doh:
     
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    Hi John

    you can buy proper metal spring clips that fix to the MH plate and clip over the toad's plate.. I'll look for a supplier or post a pic if you can't find

    Jim
     
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    :Smile: Thanks Jim. I did think there must be something around like Clipboard clips to fix the job. :Wink:
     
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    We use the yellow plastic number plate bolts,they are fitted through the toads plate, then holes drilled in the RV plate with black plastic thumb screws holding it in place. Best part of this is,no rust,and looks tidy.If it looks tidy "they" leave you alone.
     
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    We have these fitted , got them from Car A Tow

    Chris
     
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    Same here they work very well, no problems in the last 800 miles

     
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    Have you tried number plate sticky pads? They sure do stick. Most places that make number plates supply the pads.
     
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    :Sad: Yep. They had the KIA Toad number plates fitted with these. The few Hot days they had here made them drop off. They WOULD not be suitable for use in Spain. Our son Simon even fitted special double sided tape all the way across the plates and they STILL fell off. I think it was down to there being a slight bend in the bodywork. :Angry:
     
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    In my previous life as a Police Officer it was legal to run with different numbers on the towed vehicle as long as you owned both. Has this changed?
     
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    :Eeek: I wasn't aware of that charlie24. In the old days people used to stick a piece of cardboard with the Reg number in the window of the caravan or on the rear end. Same with a trailer. :Eek!:
     
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    Probably not,

    but in order to comply with the trailer regs., which an A framed car must do, the towed car has to have the same plate as the towing vehicle.

    jim
     
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    there could be an issue here of was the aframe being used for recovery .if it was you dont normally worry about the n,plate. recovery brakes lots of rules we now have. alan.
     
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    They do a number plate holder that you clip your number plate in to.
    You unscrew your old number plate, screw the number plate holder to your car, then clip in your Motorhome number plate. When you get where you are going just unclip your MH number plate and clip in your toad plate. All very easy
     
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    :BigGrin: Thanks everyone. Because I have spent so much recently on our new-to-us Suntor and the KIA Toad, plus 4 extra batteries and Solar panel etc. I have decided to go the CHEAP route. ie: Fix some Plastic number plated bolts through the back of the Toad number plate and then screw on the Suntor number plate. Cheap as chips. :RollEyes:
     
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    you could just use lacky bands . no drilling then. or use knicker lastic.
     
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    :Laughing: Thought of that too. But they would be prone to some plonker removing them for FUN???? :Blush:
     
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