Camp Trailer plates are issued for use on privately-owned trailers. While they are certainly used on camping trailers, they are also used on pretty much any light-duty non-commercial trailer – including boat trailers.
This type started in 1924, with plates similar to regular commercial plates except for a ‘B-‘ prefix. This continued until 1932 when “Camp Tr.” was spelled out for the first time, and the ‘B-‘ was dropped.
There were various design iterations throughout the years. The numbering format remained all-numeric from when the ‘B-‘ prefix was dropped through mid-2015. Presently Camp Tr. plates are issued in the “omni-format” AA-12345 format, shared with passenger car, commercial, and pretty much every other type of plates.
Camp Trailer plates are also available as vanities, as well as a number of the special-interest types. These use a stacked ‘CPTR’ in the serial to designate the type.
Click the picture above to see this type in use.
See Also: Prototype
Blue on white steel plates were used for ’58 and ’59.
Like passenger car plates, tabs were used through 1962.
Back to blue on white, but this time the plates were aluminum.
As if this weren’t beat-up enough, it suffered a bit more damage going through the postal system…
1980 revalidated to 1984.
A dot and reflectorization were added sometime
between this plate and the 316-000 series.
This plate was originally an ’81 expiration.
ca. early/mid 1980s
Revalidated to 1991.
The map base was introduced between 451-630 and 452-003
Map base style, 1993 Expiration
Issued around 1997
2002 Map Base – this was the last year these plates were valid
With replacement sticker, awaiting new plates.
Older number re-made on the new base
2004, with odd-colored darker decal
2004, with standard yellow decal
This was the last year for date stickers on Connecticut plates.
Camp Tr. plates now share the same numbering format as most other types.