Camp Trailer 1958 –

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

1958
Blue on white steel plates were used for ’58 and ’59.

1962
Like passenger car plates, tabs were used through 1962.

1964

1965

1966

1967
Back to blue on white, but this time the plates were aluminum.

1968

1969

1971

1973

1974
As if this weren’t beat-up enough, it suffered a bit more damage going through the postal system…

1978

1980

 

1980 revalidated to 1984.
A dot and reflectorization were added sometime
between this plate and the 316-000 series.

1981

1982

1983
This plate was originally an ’81 expiration.

ca. early/mid 1980s

1987

1988

1989

Another 1989.
The map base was introduced between 450-671 and 453-984

1992 Temporary

Map base style, 1993 Expiration

1994

1995

Issued around 1997

2001

2002 Map Base – this was the last year these plates were valid

With replacement sticker, awaiting new plates.

2002

2003
Older number re-made on the new base

2004, with odd-colored darker decal

2004, with standard yellow decal

2005

2009