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Old 07-29-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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License Plates

Most of us live in states that allow customized license plates. Some can have custom plates on their Airstreams, some only allow tow vehicles. We know Bruno in France is a collector so I thought it might be interesting to share some of the plates we have seen that are Airstream related and are or were attached to your Airstream or tow vehicle. For some of you, I think in California, get at least 8 characters to work with. Here in Missouri we get 6. So our possiblities are far less....as a matter of fact we sometimes have to misspell to get a unique combo.

For example my plates on my tow vehicle spell RIVITS. Not quite right but you know someone outstate who is probably an iron worker has the correct spelling....but you make it work with what you've got.

I think I have seen an Illinois plate at a rally that spelled WBCCI.

Unfortunately we can't get custom plates for the trailers.

I didn't even think about asking the premium until Twink brought that up below. It's $15 in Missouri.

How 'bout you?.... Bruno, chime in if you have some interesting ones.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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Michigan just switched to a permanent trailer plate system last year. Before that you could get Vanity plates or even run vintage on the trailer. They allowed people to grandfather their existing plates when the switch came, I missed getting my '55 plate and registering by just a couple weeks. Oh well, we clip it on while parked, thought it would save people asking about it, but they see the '55 plate and say "It's THAT old?!"
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We can here in IL., but not sure I'm gonna do it.....I need that $$$ for gas and LP.
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In California we get seven letters/numbers. I just ordered "foot s54" for the Liner.

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Most of us live in states that allow customized license plates. Some can have custom plates on their Airstreams, some only allow tow vehicles. We know Bruno in France is a collector so I thought it might be interesting to share some of the plates we have seen that are Airstream related and are or were attached to your Airstream or tow vehicle. For some of you, I think in California, get at least 8 characters to work with. Here in Missouri we get 6. So our possiblities are far less....as a matter of fact we sometimes have to misspell to get a unique combo.

For example my plates on my tow vehicle spell RIVITS. Not quite right but you know someone outstate who is probably an iron worker has the correct spelling....but you make it work with what you've got.

I think I have seen an Illinois plate at a rally that spelled WBCCI.

Unfortunately we can't get custom plates for the trailers.

I didn't even think about asking the premium until Twink brought that up below. It's $15 in Missouri.

How 'bout you?.... Bruno, chime in if you have some interesting ones.
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We are in Michigan and have vanity plates on both our tow vehicle and the trailer.

2004 Harley Davidson Ford F250 plate ITOWAIR
2004 28ft International CCD plate AIRSTR1 , AIR was already taken

we missed the cutoff for vanity trailer plates but wanted AIR CCD
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I looked into personal / vanity plates once and the cost was up there to buy the plate. The yearly sticker was not too bad though. The rules are kind of hard to follow, but I think you get a break by adding numbers.

I was thinking;
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I forgot about that old thread. Thanks Shari!
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:02 PM   #12
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One of my favorite movies is The Scarlet Pimpernell starring Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews. I own a 1973 Land Yacht. If anyone has seen this they'll understand. My license plate on my Airstream: REVERIE
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Post License plates

Part of a hobby I have is listing the vanity plates I have seen on WBCCI tow vehicles and trailers.I have a few hundred of them,some more interesting than others.Here are a few,

WANDRNG
EXCELLA
LV R RV
EZ LIVN
RD RUNR
CONTNTD
TIN HUT
1 OFAKIND
2C USA
WBCCI
WBCCI PP
VINTAGE 1
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:39 PM   #15
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Talking vintage license plates

Here in Florida, we can put an old, genuine Florida license plate on our vintage trailer, providing the license plate is the same year as the trailer.
I had one for our Argosy, a 1972 Florida license for a travel trailer.
# was 32MH-2004.
I am searching for a 1963 tag for a 4000 pound travel trailer, for Goliath.
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:33 AM   #16
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Post a few more vanity plates

Here's a few more license plates seen on Airstreams some might find interesting.
Hope you enjoy.

LV R RV
ALL SUN
62 BAMBI
79 AIR
RV 2 FUN
4 WBCCI
ARSTM 73
64 AIR
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I am searching for a 1963 tag for a 4000 pound travel trailer, for Goliath.
Just for fun, I ordered a replica 1963 California plate for our GlobeTrotter, the year and location it was made. It is completely accurate, stamped in aluminum, and very nice. Not legal to display, I suppose - maybe we'll put it on the trailer, and keep the real one in the rear window or something... I dunno.
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I was surprised that this was available, mine is SVRTWKY. It's also my avatar (see left). It's all registered and legit, the California DMV website is really fun to play with to see what you can come up with, they give you a visual of what your plate will look like:

https://vrir.dmv.ca.gov/ipp/ippMain.jsp
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Here in Florida, we can put an old, genuine Florida license plate on our vintage trailer, providing the license plate is the same year as the trailer.
I had one for our Argosy, a 1972 Florida license for a travel trailer.
# was 32MH-2004.
I am searching for a 1963 tag for a 4000 pound travel trailer, for Goliath.
New tag is on the way, if the State of Florida approves it:
4ww-2750
The way it works, is I send the plate to the state of Florida, they make sure it is a legitimate tag (not a reproduction) and if it is good, they issue registration for the trailer with that tag.Let's see if the photo reproduces here:
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New tag is on the way, if the State of Florida approves it:
4ww-2750
The way it works, is I send the plate to the state of Florida, they make sure it is a legitimate tag (not a reproduction) and if it is good, they issue registration for the trailer with that tag.Let's see if the photo reproduces here:
Hi Terry.

It looks great.I don't know if it matters to you or not but I am pretty sure the tag you posted is a vehicle plate(car) and not a trailer tag.To the best of my knowledge,Florida trailer plates of that era had the letters MH in the numbering system.


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