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CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate

CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate

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  • CE Smith
Hang your trailer's license plate with this sturdy, rustproof aluminum bracket. It mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style. Call 800-298-8924 to order CE Smith accessories and parts part number CE26053A or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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CE Smith Accessories and Parts - CE26053A

Hang your trailer's license plate with this sturdy, rustproof aluminum bracket. It mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style.


Features:

  • Mounting bracket lets you attach a license plate between your trailer and tail light
  • Rustproof, corrosion-resistant aluminum construction
    • Great for saltwater use
    • Lightweight yet strong and durable
  • Diamond tread plate adds rugged style to your trailer
  • Slotted mounting holes let you attach shorter or longer license plates
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Mounts between the tail light mounting bracket and the driver's-side tail light
    • Slips over mounting studs on tail light - no hardware required


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 9-1/4" long x 4-7/8" tall
  • Tail light mounting hole dimensions: 7/16" long x 1/4" wide
    • Distance between mounting holes: 1-1/2"
  • License plate mounting slot dimensions: 2-1/3" long x 9/32" wide
    • Distance between mounting slots: 4"
  • Plate thickness: 5/64"


Display your trailer's license plate with strength and style with this handsome aluminum tread bracket. It lets you position your plate just below your tail light where it can easily be seen.


Mounting slots on CE Smith license plate bracket

Slotted mounting holes let you attach a license plate of almost any size.


No-Drill Installation

CE Smith license plate bracket installs using the tail light mounting studs.

This license plate bracket is easy to install, and it requires no additional hardware or drilling. Simply mount it between your trailer's existing tail light bracket and the driver's-side tail light. Just remove your tail light, slip the license plate bracket on over the light's mounting studs, and reattach the light to your trailer's tail light bracket. Pre-drilled holes match most stud-mounted brake lights for a hassle-free fit. Use the slot between the mounting holes to feed the tail light's wiring harness through.


Rustproof Aluminum Construction

Shining aluminum tread gives your trailer a rugged look while resisting rust and corrosion. Aluminum is lightweight yet durable, making it suitable for heavy-duty, outdoor, and saltwater applications.


CE Smith license plate bracket installed with matching CE Smith tail light bracket

Add CE Smith's aluminum tread tail light protector (CE26051A - sold separately) for additional style.



26053A C. E. Smith License Plate Holder for Trailers- Diamond Plate







Video of CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for CE Smith License Plates and Frames CE26053A Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket. This mounting brackets lets you attach a license plate between your trailer and tail light. It's made from a rustproof, corrosion-resistant aluminum construction. It's great for saltwater use, and it's lightweight, but yet it's very strong and durable.On this side, we have the nice diamond tread plate design that adds a rugged style to the trailer. We have the slotted mounting holes that let you attach shorter and longer license plates. It's an easy, no-drill installation.

It mounts between the tail light mounting bracket and the driver side tail light. It slips over the mounting studs on the tail light. There's no hardware required.Taking a look at the overall dimensions real quick, starting with the overall length, measuring edge to edge gives us a measurement of about, I'm going to say, 9-1/4 to 9-3/8. Edge to edge going this direction gives us a measurement of about 4-7/8". The tail light mounting holes ...

That's these right here . they measure 7/16" long by 1-1/4" wide, and they're separated on center by 2". The license plate mounting slot dimensions, these are 2-5/16" long by 1/4" wide, and they're separated on center by 6-1/2".That's going to do it for today's look at the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket.


Customer Reviews

CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate - CE26053A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

Hang your trailer's license plate with this sturdy, rustproof aluminum bracket. It mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style.

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Perfect 485897



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I love this tag holder cause it's not plastic like the original one was ?? Plus you don't have to worry about losing tag cause aluminum won't break like plastic will. 243996


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Product is working out great. If bracket gets bent you just pull it back in place with hand : So I still love it.

Nathan T - 04/12/2017

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Tried mounting my license plate “illegally” until I got this, now I don’t need i worry about my license plate breaking off 657788



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The license bracket is very durable and easy to install. The product is exactly as depicted on the website. 650059



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Good quality 649814



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The plastic LP holder on my 2013 19RR, fell off; IN MY DRIVEWAY! What luck! Replaced with this fine, metal bracket. Worked well, near the original location. 642143



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A little weak IMO. Could definitely be made stronger, otherwise it's fine. 635007



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just what i needed at a great price 592163



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Works great !!! No issues so far, it works great as designed. Placement of the unit is key to making sure it stays on. 589913



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Durable, corrosion-resistant mount - perfect for trailers subject to physical impact and aggressive off-road and marine environments. 579312



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Just what I needed to replace the plastic one that came with the trailer. 570558



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I like it a lot better than a plastic o ne 566544



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Good deal for the money. 555312



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Excellent Transaction 554628



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Replaced the original plastic unit with this heavy duty one. 550115



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Great bracket 544674



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The tag mounting plate was what I expected. Nice quality. Shipping cost seemed a little high. And then it took about 7 days to arrive. I ordered other products from other companies after this order was placed and received them days earlier. 543595



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I am happy with the bracket. It replaces a plastic part which failed. This bracket is much stronger and fit perfectly. 542072



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Good product. Nice people to do business with. Fast shipping and great pricing. 525087



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worked perfectly 521613



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Very nice and works and looks great on the back of my camper 518700



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I bought a used Featherlite trailer that had no provision for a proper lighted license plate. I'm using this and it looks like it belongs as standard equipment, aluminum trailer and aluminum license plate bracket. Very nice! 514123



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Received all parts in good condition and were installed with no problems. Look forward to buying more items in the future. 512605



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Response was excellent and shipment was made the same day. Product was just what I wanted. 511056



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Product is just like pictured on website. I've not yet installed it on trailer due to repainting it. But this product will be a sharp accessory to mount my tag with. Thanks for offering neat products that make upgrades from the ordinary possible. Great website!! Thanks etrailer.com 508717



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Well made and sturdy bracket 494567



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Matches my utility trailer fender & exactly what I needed for my license plate. Nice price, too Delivered promptly 480694



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Product was exactly how it was describe d. 468966



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Great product at a good price 462628



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thanks a lot all your help work g ood 441488



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EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT PERFECT. LOVE THE PRODUCT 428609



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The licence plate bracket is a nice accessory and is as described. 417676



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Product came on time and as described. Great company on price, product, and service. 417752



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Perfect replacement for the standard plastic one that came on my all aluminum trailer . 411539


Comments

Glad I replaced it , it not only looks better on my all aluminum trailer , it keeps the tags from waving at traffic

VINCENT M - 07/27/2018

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Great license plate bracket. looks great on my new boat trailer. 408486



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Great product. Fast delivery. Good Qua lity. 353328



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Its great did the job and was able to be adjusted to my needs, 351768


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good

Kevin F - 03/12/2018

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Product installation was easy and looks great. 321661



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Is exactly as described. Delivered pro mptly. 313155



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Product was exactly as described and came quickly. Would certainly do business with etrailer again. 274135



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Product was exactly as ordered and service is great.. 266801



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Holds my license plate like I wanted it too and I will not rust in our ever changing climates here 265326



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replaced plastic one that broke. this one is solid, looks great and should last. 263044



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Nice product, delivered quickly. Thank s! 262253



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I was happy with their quick delivery of the products I ordered. 261611



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The Trailer License Plate Bracket is exactly what I hoped for when I placed the order. Solid, well made; fits perfectly. No more license plate dangling precariously from the back of my trailer - lol. Great customer service, great products. 251724


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I think it is a well built, functional piece and Ive been very happy with the product and your services.

Thomas - 01/30/2018

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I used this plate to mount the license plate ABOVE the trailer lights. I used a stick-on LED for the plate and connected it to the tail wire. I would've rated it higher if it came with stainless screws to mount the plate. 242598



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Very well made and adds a nice touch to the trailer. 237132



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It was exactly as advertised--quality, price was right and delivery was outstanding! 232517



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Nice and strong. I'm using it to replace the plastic one that came on my trailer- ended up losing my license plate with the plastic one! 224924


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  • The GloLight Trailer Tail Light- Driver Side # STL109RB is the compliment to the Optronics Glolight - Passenger Side # STL108RB. They are designed to be used together and the driver's side light has the license plate light. You may also be interested in the CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - 5-1/2" x 5-5/8" - Aluminum Tread Plate - Qty 1 # CE26051A and the License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate # CE26053A
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  • Recommended License Plate Mount For Fender of Car Hauler Trailer
  • Yes. I recommend using the License Plate Mounting Plate - Black # CR79150 or the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate # CE26053A to add a little more style. If you need a light with your mounting bracket, I recommend the LED Trailer License-Plate Light w/ Mounting Bracket, 2 Wire, 5 Diode - Clear # LPL55CB or the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B.
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  • Metal License Plate Holder and Bracket for a 2012 Karavan Boat Trailer
  • Metal license plate bracket # LP15SB would be a good option. The top most mounting holes are 2 inches apart on center. I included a picture showing the dimensions. We also have steel cover # LP20SB. I have included a picture of its dimensions as well. Being steel, it would not be as corrosion resistant as # LP15SB. Aluminum bracket # CE26053A is another excellent corrosion resistant option. Its mounting holes are 1-1/2 inches part on center.
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  • Replacement Bracket Recommendation for Moving RV License Plate for Increased Visibility
  • It really just depends on the mood of the police officer. At least in our area they don't really mess with RVers who happened to have a plate that's not visible. But that can really depend on where you are at and how bored the cop would be. Moving the plate should be too hard either. A bracket like the part # CE26053A would be the easiest way to do it but then if you wanted to run a bracket with a light you would need the # LPL55CB. You would need to tap into the running light circuit...
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  • Metal License Plate Bracket for a Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer
  • The Yakima Rack and Roll trailer # Y08107 does come with a license plate light so you would not have to get a separate one. For a sturdy metal license plate bracket I recommend the CE Smith aluminum tread plate bracket # CE26053A. It will be more sturdy that plastic and also corrosion resistant since it is aluminum. There isn't a specific metal one that you would use so any alternate bracket is going to require a little custom installation. Self-tapping screws should do the trick.
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  • Replacement License Plate Bracket for Triton Jet Ski Trailer
  • A broken plastic license plate holder is unlikely to be repairable so you'll probably be best served replacing it with a sturdier corrosion-resistant unit like # CE26053A which is aluminum or # 30-62-030 which is galvanized steel. It may be necessary to break off the remaining plastic pieces and to drill holes for mounting hardware. You do not want to run your winch strap over the trailer's bow roller. It uses the secondary roller underneath to allow the trailer bow roller to properly...
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  • We do have a large selection of license plate mounting brackets available that will work nicely on your trailer. I recommend looking at the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket # CE26053A. This will mount between the existing bracket on your trailer and the tail light using the 2 included mounting studs. It features a nice aluminum tread for a rugged look. The nice thing about this bracket is that it has slotted mounting holes that will allow for various sized license plates. This...
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  • Distance Between Taillight Mounting Hole Dimensions on CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket
  • The measurement between the tail light mounting holes of the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket # CE26053A is really 1-1/2 inches, that is correct. There is a good option for you, however with the Optronics License Plate Mounting Bracket # LP15SB which will work with studs that are 2 inches apart, which you can see in the accompanying photo. I've added a link to a video review and install of this bracket for you to take a look at as well.
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  • For a metal license plate bracket with light, we have the Peterson License Plate Light with Bracket # PM436B. We have other options with lights but they are a polymer. You can always get the parts separately like bracket # LP20SB, # CE26053A or # LP15SB and then add the light # LPL31CB. I've attached a link to your light options.
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  • How to Measure to Confirm Clearance for Folding Cargo Carrier
  • Since you have found a hitch carrier whose design you really like, the Rola Dart # 59550, I suggest simply pick up a license plate relocation kit like one of the following items, or a similar one. # CE26053A # BK31BB # LP10SB One thing you'll want to confirm concerning the carrier's fit on your Highlander is the amount of clearance you have from the hitch pin hole to rear-most part of the vehicle. When folded up the Rola will require about 8-inches of clearance in order to avoid...
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  • License Plate Bracket Recommendation for a Smaller Trailer License Plate
  • You could use a license plate holder like part # CE26053A as it has adjustable mounting slots to accommodate the smaller license plate you have. But as far as a frame that goes totally around the plate that is not available.
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  • We have a few types of license plate holders to choose from and you can see all of them on the linked page. You might prefer one design over another for your Exiss horse trailer, such as the CE Smith Tread Plate design # CE26053A As for trailer lights we have products that are direct replacements for many popular OEM lights, and we also offer both basic incandescent bulb lights as well as brighter high-efficiency LED types that draw less power. We offer tail lights like Optronics' oval...
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  • Mounting Hole Size for CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket CE26053A
  • The holes in bracket # CE26053A are elongated and measure 7/16 inches side to side and 1/4 inch top to bottom. You would need to bore out the holes a little to use 7/16 inch diameter hardware.
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  • Does CE Smith Tread Plate License Plate Mounting Bracket have Holes to Mount a Light
  • I checked with CE Smith and license plate holder # CE26053A does not have the holes in it to mount a light. The picture in question is meant to show the tread plate construction. For a similar metal license plate mounting bracket that does have additional mounting holes go with # LP15SB.
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