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Fold Down License Plate Holder for Hitch applications that go through the bumper

49802 Fold Down License Plate Holder

Item # 8802





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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite License Plates and Frames 8802 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Draw-Tite Fold Down Licence Plate Holder. This holder is designed to mount on a vehicle or a trailer and fold up or down to gain access to behind the licence plate. This holder will mount to the vehicle by using these holders right there on the spring hinge, that are located right above the springs on each side of the holder. For the fall down position, you mount it like this, the springs will be located at the bottom. When you put your screw or bolt through the hole, and attach it to the vehicle on these tabs, you can see that it causes it to be spring load. This rod right here will go against the holder, and it causes it to be spring-loaded.

If you want it in the fold up position, you would mount it with these tabs at the top and the screw or bolt through the mounting tabs, and it will allow the licence plate holder to be spring loaded. It will hold this in place, and then you lift up, it will automatically fall back down. I do want to give you some dimensions on this. The overall length from edge to edge is going to be right at 10 inches. The height from the very bottom to the very top, is right at 6 inches. The holes right up here which are used to attach the licence plate to the holder, they're going to be at your standard 7 inch, center to center, which is on your standard licence plate the same dimension.

The mounting holes, just to give you the dimensions center to center on those, they're right at 7-1/2 inches. That should do it for the review on the Draw-Tite Fall Down Licence Plate Holder.


Customer Reviews

Fold Down License Plate Holder - 8802

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (45 Customer Reviews)


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Product appears very well made. However for my project the torsion springs are way too stiff. This is not a problem if the plate holder is bolted to a strong rigid location (like the bumper). My location is the urethane area below the rear bumper, and for that location I need softer springs.


Comments
I wanted to ask you if you are using this on the front or rear of your vehicle? If it is in the front, then do you have a front mounted hitch?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/25/2022
This is a project on my 2017 Porsche Macan. The project is to install a port for trickle charging the battery while the vehicle was not being used. With the battery located in the trunkcargo area, I wanted the charging port to be close to that location. I intended to install the flip license plate holder on the rear of the vehicle, thus covering the port. Project still on hold, smile
-- comment by: Bernard - 03/25/2022
Thanks for for explaining the project that you were using the fold down plate holder for. I had wanted to see if I had a different bracket or solution to offer however for your project, I regret that I do not.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/25/2022


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the hitch was great i have been from NY to California and have had no problems.
I'm off again and this time from Maine to California. i carry a 2bike rack and it works perfect on my Mini Cooper.




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I have been searching for a front hitch for my Chevy Silverado for months and when I found on your site I viewed the video on the hitch it gave some alternatives for a front license plate holder. But when I went on the other page the spring loaded one was not their. A day later etrailer sent me a link to it. I now have both the trailer hitch and the spring loaded license plate holder. Thanks for the excellent support!!




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Worked good, with a little of adjustments.




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Folding license plate frame to cover my winch receiver is perfect. e trailer provided prompt service and accurate delivery with good tracking thru delivery.


Comments
Excellent product that exceeded my expectations
Jim L - 12/02/2015


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The fold down license plate did not come with any bolts. Had to go to my local hardware store, but got what I needed to fit it to my Mini Cooper and works great with my hitch mounted bike rack.




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I had ordered this along with a frame mount receiver hitch thinking I would no longer be able to use the existing stock plate holder and frame. Turned out my stock frame worked fine after hitch was mounted and I needed to return this. e trailer issued an RGA # for the return and very promptly credited my card account with the refund when the item reached them.
Great folks to work with.
Thank you.




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Just an all around poor execution of a bad design. Among other faults, the springs are at least 3 times stiffer than they need to be. I had to re-enforce my bumper cover in order to use this. I wish I could have found a better, cleaner designed product to do this job. If there is a better product out there, etrailer would do well to offer it.

No complaints about etrailer's service, just the clumsy, overbuilt product.




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The unit itself is of good quality, but the instructions are poorly written and confusing. The stamped "unleaded fuel only" on the plate is stamped backwards and is a bit confusing as well.
The holes in the unit do not line up with standard license plate holes and new installation holes need to be drilled in order to install it on an aftermarket roll pan. There is no hardware provided for the unit and, at the price that you pay for the product, all hardware should be provided and should be of good quality.




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Item received was as shown and as expected. No false or misleading information was presented. The "etrailer"crew initiated correspondence immediately after order was placed, informing of the shipping status. Delivery was expeditious with this and several other orders I have placed.




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Great product!




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Fills my needs exactly. Was easy to find on the Internet. Was shipped immediately and shipment was easy to follow as indicated by your email. Thank you for the excellent service. I will certainly use your services for my future needs. I have added you in my favorites.

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I haven't installed it yet. The holes where you mount this are spaced farther apart than the license plate holes so I'll have to drill new one. Had I been able to use the license place holes in my fascia they have molded in thickness for the screws to hold in. Now I'll just have to drill thru 1 layer of the plastic and put some backing behind it to hold. Not a big deal but would have been easier if the hole would have lined up




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The items shipped promptly, arrived in mint condition and met all expectations. I am refurbishing an older aluminum trailer and found everything I need for the job quickly and easily at etrailer's Web site.




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Works like a Champ




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as advertised. mounted in friont of my front receiver. had to make a bracket to bolt it to but no big problem




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Took a minute to figure out the right way to flip the hinges. No hardware included but great overall and functional!




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Just as described. Prompt shipping from eTrailer!




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Great product but I wish it would have came with some bolts and nuts to make installation more convinient.




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good use with hiding hitch receiver on mini s clubman




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Bought it for my motor home, works great




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Works great on my truck




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I am going to use this for a custom car. It isn't finished yet, but it will work fine. Thanks




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It is just what I thought it would be and is well constructed and sturdy. It was shipped to me very quickly.




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Great ProductFolds to 90 degrees



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    Yes, the Hidden Hitch Fold Down License Plate Holder, # 8802, will snap back into its original position when you let go. This license plate holder uses a spring on the hinges to keep the holder against the vehicle.
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    I think I know what you are trying to ask. Sounds like you are asking if the Fold Down License Plate Holder # 8802 can be mounted upside down covering a hitch opening and then have the ability to flip it up when you need to tow so that you can slide in your ball mount and tow. Which this is totally possible and is what this product was intended to do.
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    The fold down license plate holder, part # 8802, measures approximately 10 inches wide by 6 inches tall.
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    The Hidden Hitch Fold Down License Plate Holder, part # 8802, is a universal fit part. It is not listed as fitting on a specific vehicle. This holder is designed to mount to a vehicle by the holes on the metal tabs located right under the springs on each side of the holder. When mounting the holder the springs would be located on the bottom and a screw/bolt would be inserted through the hole on the tab and attached to the vehicle. With the spring at the bottom this will allow you to pull...
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  • What is the Distance Between the Mounting Holes on the Folding License Plate Holder # 8802
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled the license plate holder, # 8802, to take some measurements. On the brackets where the holder mounts they are 7-1/2 inches apart on center. The square holes on the other side are 7 inches apart on center. I made a short video showing the measurement for you.
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    The Fold Down License Plate Holder # 8802 was designed for use with trailer hitches that go through a roll pan bumper and is not really designed for a boat trailer application. However it could work, but it would only spring out in one direction. A hinged license plate bracket would likely work better on your boat trailer, however, we do not carry those parts.
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13920 is designed for a 1982 - 2004 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup with roll pan bumper so this will be the best option we can offer. It's hard to say whether or not the trailer hitch will line up with the license plate area but if you measure down from the upper mounting holes the top of the receiver tube will be around the 2-1/2" mark. The Fold Down License Plate Holder part # 8802 is the other item you'll need.
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  • Receiver Hitch for 1989 Chevy C1500 With Roll Pan Bumper
    We've got you covered. You'll want to use the Curt # 13942 Class III hitch that you'd looked at. This hitch is specifically designed for vehicles with a roll pan, and would install behind the license plate. You can use a folding license plate holder like part # 8802 to allow access to the receiver. The hitch install could interfere with your under-bed spare tire, you might need to reposition the tire. I've provided a photo showing the hitch once it's installed.
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  • Mounting Hole Spacing of Draw-Tite 8802 Folding License Plate Holder
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    From my research it looks like the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pick with the Extreme Kit comes with a roll pan bumper. If that describes your vehicle then we do have a class III trailer hitch for you. Take a look at part # 13920. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1998 Chevy S-10 Truck
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  • Recommended License Plate Holder For 2009 Mini Clubman When Using Trailer Hitch
    When a hitch like part # C11387 is installed the receiver winds up in the middle of the license plate location so customers are faced with either relocating the plate or removing it. I do have a solution for you though. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Fold Down License Plate Holder, part # 8802. That way, the plate stays in one location and is simply folded down when you need to use the hitch. The 8802 will work great if the hitch receiver does not protrude out much through the bumper on...
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