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  • #2
    Moderator Note: Moving to Grand Design Notification Page.

    GDRV-Megan Can you please let the factory know that they need to move the license plate holder to the other side of the trailer?

    Thanks,

    Jim
    The moderators for this site are not GDRV employees, but we do own GDRV products.

    Jim and Ginnie
    2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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    • #3


      Your dealer should be able to swap the tail lights. On my Reflection they have the same hole pattern and wire connections, the only difference being the plate holder.

      If your dealer refuses call Grand Design Customer Service and ask if they'll reimburse a mobile technician if you don't want to do the work yourself. Note GD will not reimburse the Service Fee (but they will reimburse labor).

      If you're handy this is a relatively simple task. This thread may give you an idea of what you'll likely confront should you choose to tackle the job yourself: https://gdrvowners.com/forum/operati...s-2019-315rlts

      Edit: Per phansen 's caution in the post below--check to ensure moving the plate to the other side is OK before doing so!
      Last edited by howson; 12-31-2019, 07:34 AM.
      Forum moderators are not GD employees--we are volunteers and owners presumably just like yourself. Unless specifically mentioned otherwise, we have nothing to gain should you choose to purchase a product or engage a service we discuss on this forum.

      Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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      • #4
        Before moving the license plate, you might check the law in the state the trailer is registered. There's a reason license plates are located on the left.
        Patrick & Marla Hansen
        Boomer, Sooner and Gizmo
        2014 Solitude 368RD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phansen View Post
          Before moving the license plate, you might check the law in the state the trailer is registered. There's a reason license plates are located on the left.
          Excellent point Patrick. If it is a requirement to be on the left, maybe move the ladder to the right on future builds.
          The moderators for this site are not GDRV employees, but we do own GDRV products.

          Jim and Ginnie
          2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TucsonJim View Post
            Moderator Note: Moving to Grand Design Notification Page.

            GDRV-Megan Can you please let the factory know that they need to move the license plate holder to the other side of the trailer?

            Thanks,

            Jim
            Production is already aware of this issue. As far as I know, there are no plans to change this currently. I'm adding GDRV-Emily , just in case she knows of something that I don't know.

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            • #7
              My 2017 Imagine 2600RB has the license plate behind the ladder on the left side. The license plate could always be moved but it would require to be illuminated with a light.

              Jim
              2017 Imagine 2600RB
              2015 GMC Sierra 4x4

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              • #8
                I can see it is behind the ladder but what is the real concern? I'm pretty sure you can still see the numbers although they would be slightly obscured.
                2019 Ford F250 Lariat Diesel
                2019 Reflection 315RLTS

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                • #9
                  I just had a customer text me regarding the license plate holder being so flush with the rear wall on the Reflection 260RD, that he can't get a bolt/screw behind the holder to mount the plate. My factory rep said in his 6+ years he's never had this come up. I went out an looked at one on the lot, and he's right, it's completely flush with the rear wall. Any others hear of this?
                  Scott M. Barlag, RV Product Specialist, Camp-Land RV, Burns Harbor, IN

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SBARLAG View Post
                    I just had a customer text me regarding the license plate holder being so flush with the rear wall on the Reflection 260RD, that he can't get a bolt/screw behind the holder to mount the plate. My factory rep said in his 6+ years he's never had this come up. I went out an looked at one on the lot, and he's right, it's completely flush with the rear wall. Any others hear of this?
                    Mine is basically flush and behind the ladder. Fortunately the holder is plastic that bends/gives a little. You gently pull up on one side and install the bolt with the head on the inside (up against the trailer). Do the same on the other side. Put the plates on then the nuts. I had to use large needle nose pliers to hold the head while I tightened the bolt. Yup basically backwards but you can make it work.

                    It's dark now. Tomorrow I'll take a couple of pictures and post them.

                    Charles and Susan
                    2018 Nissan Titan SV 4x4 crew cab
                    Roadmaster Active Suspension HD
                    Equalizer w/ 1,000 lb bars
                    2020 Imagine 2600RB

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ckreef View Post

                      Mine is basically flush and behind the ladder. Fortunately the holder is plastic that bends/gives a little. You gently pull up on one side and install the bolt with the head on the inside (up against the trailer). Do the same on the other side. Put the plates on then the nuts. I had to use large needle nose pliers to hold the head while I tightened the bolt. Yup basically backwards but you can make it work.

                      It's dark now. Tomorrow I'll take a couple of pictures and post them.
                      It is also very easy to break when going up to the roof. The dealers employee broke mine during our walk though.

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                      • #12
                        I have the same issue, and not to sound like a SA, however, are some of these suggestions like killing a fly with an Atomic bomb? I use a little caution on foot placement when I go up the ladder and it's never been a problem. That practice works, for me, like a charm.
                        Dave and Sue
                        2020 GD 2250RK
                        2019 F-150 XLT, 5.0
                        Curt 17500 WDH
                        GY Endurance, Dexter EZ Flex
                        Tampa Bay

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jay VT View Post

                          It is also very easy to break when going up to the roof. The dealers employee broke mine during our walk though.
                          Yea I see what you're talking about. Never really noticed it and I've been up on the roof 3 or 4 times. Will be careful how I take that first step in the future.

                          Charles and Susan
                          2018 Nissan Titan SV 4x4 crew cab
                          Roadmaster Active Suspension HD
                          Equalizer w/ 1,000 lb bars
                          2020 Imagine 2600RB

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                          • #14
                            The problem with breaking the license plate light is 1) going up, it's a really big step up if you don't use a step stool, ladder, etc and 2) when coming down, you are not able to see exactly where you are putting your foot, especially if you want to have a firm footing in the ladder rung.
                            2019 Ford F-150 Lariat 2WD SuperCrew , SoftTopper, Blue Ox SwayPro hitch with 1000lb bars, Billstein 5100 series rear shocks, Hellwig rear swaybar
                            2020 Imagine 2600RD with Road Armor + wet bolt suspension, Yakima Longhaul Bike Rack, MicroAir EasyStart 364 for AC, Lion Energy 100amp X2
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