what kind of plates are needed for my reefer unit

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  1. truckerlife53

    truckerlife53 Bobtail Member

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    can anyone please tell me what kind of plates i need for my reefer unit, its a 53'. this is located in illinois
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    My spidey senses say we’re being trolled here lmao
     
  4. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Ehh...
    Illinois is kinda odd.
    They have a T series trailer plate that costs like 2 grand. No one uses this one. Technically you could pull this with a truck plated for very little weight, with the idea being that the registration is made up for by the trailer registration.
    The one everyone uses is the "ST" plates. This is like 25 bucks, but you need a tractor registered for 80k (for tractor and trailer).
    Which, if you are running apportioned you are registered for 80k assuming standard 3 axle tractor.
     
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  5. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Also consider registering in Maine. Plates are long-lasting and cheap and they don't require you get close to Maine at any time.
     
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  6. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Ask about vanity plate that reads REEFER at your local dmv !
     
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  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    Years ago every trailer in the country had a Tennessee tag.
    But that’s changed in the last few years.
     
  8. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    A rectangular one will fit best in the bracket.
     
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  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    cardboard copy with "lost tag" in magic marker written on it will get you by, usually
     
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  10. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Where?

    It was Oklahoma and maine for a long long time, like since the 80’s
     
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