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Old 07-25-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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I traded my 2004 Winnebego for a 2016 Winnebego Vista. So far very happy with all systems and goodies. When I went to mount the license plate I could not believe what I was seeing. The Vista had a very flimsy tin mount protruding from under the plate light. Two bolts had to be installed from the back leaving two crap looking bolt nuts exposed. I cannot believe Winnebego would put this kind of crap in open view to the world.

Has anyone come up with a better system of adapter, I would like a better looking and functional fix.

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Old 07-25-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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How about using Acorn nuts to take care of the appearance aspect of it?

Also when you install the bolts use a regular nut to tighten just the bolt to the bumper then install the plate and secure it with the Acorn nut, then you won't have to reach around to hold the bolt behind the bumper in the future.

Think about using stainless steel Acorn nuts for no rust they are not that expensive at places like Lowe's.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:07 AM   #3
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GORGIL, welcome to the iRV2 site. Lots of good folks here.
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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I traded my 2004 Winnebego for a 2016 Winnebego Vista. So far very happy with all systems and goodies. When I went to mount the license plate I could not believe what I was seeing. The Vista had a very flimsy tin mount protruding from under the plate light. Two bolts had to be installed from the back leaving two crap looking bolt nuts exposed. I cannot believe Winnebego would put this kind of crap in open view to the world.

Has anyone come up with a better system of adapter, I would like a better looking and functional fix.

Hope you check the forum Winnebego!

They make a nylon nut for just this application. Any auto supply should sell them. Ask for license plate fasteners . Here is pictured of mine. I did have to bend the metal a little to get it off the body. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-25-2015, 12:23 PM   #5
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They make a nylon nut for just this application. Any auto supply should sell them. Ask for license plate fasteners . Here is picture of mine. I did have to bend the metal a little to get it off the body.


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Here is a picture of a fastener kit. The nylon nuts snap into the slot on your tag holder.
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Hey GORILL, please fill out your signature so we can help you better.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:14 AM   #7
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I know what you mean. I bet Winnebago saves a few dollars per unit and every dollar counts (I write with tongue in cheek). I bought a Porsche frame and put on the expensive plastic frame on the rear that says "THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE".
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Thank y'all for the help, I appreciate it.
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