Can Cargo Carrier be Folded up if it Blocks License Plate

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Is it legal in California to have hitch type cargo carrier folding up to block the car license plate while traveling on the street, road, or freeway?

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Any cargo carrier when folded up might block your license plate and no matter what state you live in a rear license plate is going to need to be visible. If you are not carrying cargo with the etrailer.com Cargo Carrier # E98872 and want to fold it to save some space the best thing to do with this carrier is simply fold the edges up, like you see in the accompanying photo.

The other great thing about this carrier is that it folds up completely so if you aren't using it to carry cargo you can also store it in the rear cargo area of your vehicle; the other photo I added shows an example of this. The carrier becomes very compact - just 31-1/4" long x 11-1/4" wide x 21-1/4" tall - when completely folded so it won't take up much space at all.

I have added links to a couple video reviews of Cargo Carrier # E98872 for you to check out as well.

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Thank you, Kyle. Do you have any license plate holder and light recommendation for me to attach a temporary license plate to etrailer cargo carrier E98872 when traveling down freeway, with cargo that's big enough to block the permanent license plate? I was thinking about just using a zip tie to tie the temporary license plate to the carrier, but not the light when travel at night. By the way, I just ordered the E98872 from you guys.

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Happy to help and thanks for the order of Cargo Carrier # E98872 and I'm sure it will serve you well for years to come.

You can use the Optronics LED Trailer License Plate Light w/ Bracket # LPL55CB and if your 2011 Honda Pilot has a 4-way, you can simply connect the power wire from the light to the brown wire of the Hopkins Endurance Easy-Pull Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Connector # HM38134 using Butt Connectors # DW05744-5, cap off the other wires and plug it into your Honda's 4-way like the # 118491.

Otherwise you will need to tap into the running light circuit on your vehicle to ensure the license plate light brightens.

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