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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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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order CE Smith accessories and parts part number CE26053A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices 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

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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.


  • 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


  • 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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (98 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.


I looked over quite a few license plate brackets. Too many reports of the plastic ones breaking. My left/rear tail light includes a white light to illuminate the license plate so all I needed was a simple bracket. Aluminum so it won't rust, perfect!


Much better than the plastic ones this one here won’t break off if he comes in contact with something and it looks good on the trailer I think I’m gonna get matching fenders

Good product a hold up very well to the different conditions of dumping the trailer loads of material material
Allen.W. - 09/13/2021


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.

I think it is a well built, functional piece and Ive been very happy with the product and your services.
Thomas - 01/30/2018


Very pleased with the product. It was a lot heavier duty than I expected it to be. Was a quick install and I'm not worried about losing my tag at all now. Bought a brand new aluminum trailer and it came with a plastic tag bracket that I wasn't impressed with at all and was afraid it would break at any time.


I look perfect in my utility trailer CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket - Tail Light Mount - Aluminum Tread Plate I'm happy thanks


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.

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


I bought this to replace the plastic bracket that came with my Ultra-Tow aluminum folding trailer. It fits perfectly and matches the light cover too, like it was designed for it.


Better product than what came with my trailer and better than what I'd originally ordered. I appreciate the help I received at etrailer in modifying my original order.


Good looking and sturdy


Received it fast and the product was ex cellent


This will look nice on my car hauler if I figure out a good place to mount it. Location of trailer's mount area, down low to ground, may preclude using it. I got this in case

I ultimately had to fasten plate to trailer fender. The trailer design had mount location did not leave sufficient ground clearance, especially when loading/unloading for plate. This resulted in deformation of plate, both from ground contact and flying road debris and rocks. This item is best used when there is sufficient clearance for plate. It would look great and dress up any trailer it was attached to.
Stephen D - 10/25/2015


Very good quality! And fast delivery.


Very well made tail light license plate bracket. This should last awhile. My old one was plastic. Simple installation.


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!


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

DDub - 11/02/2019


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


It was a little hard to place on my trailer and not block and still be safe and have light on it at night but has worked great


This product is excellent for my needs. Fairly thin and light weight aluminum. It's not heavy duty diamond plate but who cares, my last one was plastic and broke off somewhere. At least this won't break and I can re bend it when I jack it up.


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.


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.


Thank you Etrailer for exceptional service and products. This was my first order with your company. the communication was excellent. Notifications of order receipt, shipping date and tracking information. And the package came early with all products correct and exactly as advertised. Thank you.


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

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


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

Donald H - 05/31/2020


Great product! It is much better than the plastic license plate holders. Highly recommend it and for your needs.


Just what I needed to replace a plastic bracket that was cracking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Heavy Duty License Plate Bracket for Boat Trailer
    The most heavy-duty trailer license plate bracket we offer is the CE Smith Trailer License Plate Bracket part # CE26053A which is made of diamond plate aluminum. The bracket installs to the taillight mounting bolts and then provides an attachment for the plate. The plate itself is made of 5/64" aluminum so it won't break or rust making it perfect for a boat trailer.
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    When we installed the Wraparound Trailer Taillight part # 271595 we used the license plate bracket # CE26053A like you can see in the review video I linked on this page. Fastforward to the 2:45 mark to see how it attaches.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Metal License Plate Holder and Bracket for a 2012 Karavan Boat Trailer
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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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    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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