Vin sticker

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  1. Hogeyphenogey

    Hogeyphenogey Member

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    I want to paint my camper but I want to keep the bin sticker. The previous owner painted it once and I don't know if the bin sticker was moved or what. How can I take it off and relocate it? It's up high on the left side about a foot from the front corner. Is that where it was to begin with?

    Can I get a new one made?
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    I dont know about the sticker but I had a home made trailer when the DMV gave me a sticker for the vin# I laughed. It was not even vinyl. anyway I welded the numbers onto the draw bar.
     
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    The Certification Label can not be non-destructively removed.
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        The manufacturer's certification label for trailers must be affixed to 
        a location on the forward half of the left side, such that it is easily
        readable from outside the vehicle without moving any part of the vehicle.
          See 49 U.S.C. ยงยง 30112 and 30115, and 49 CFR part 567
    
    Replacements can be ordered by Industry i.e., dealer, certified repair facility, etc., they are not inexpensive.
     
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    How about just using masking tape?
     
  5. Hogeyphenogey

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    yeah, thought about the tape, but I'd like to move it somewhere else.
    Tape seems to be how I'll do it though. Figured I'd give it a try here.
     
  6. Hogeyphenogey

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    Ended up just taping over it, taped off everything else and used 3 spray cans of truck bed paint on the camper- came out GREAT!
    The big concern I had was how bad the difference in height would be for the sticker vs. the layers of bed paint, but it's negligible.

    Looks fresh, clean, and rugged. Very Happy. I'll have pics when it's not raining!
     
  7. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Where's the pictures you know we are all photo junkies
     
  8. Hogeyphenogey

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    I know!!!

    I've been so busy getting ready in between raindrops that by the time I think about it, the sun is down.

    I SHOULD be able to get a couple tonite.

    It's not for everyone- but I really like the truck bed paint for this application. Covered some scratches, dings, nicks, etc. and with the texture and matte finish, all of that stuff was well hidden. I also used Rustoleum Rust Reformer and sprayed the tongue and front exposed frame. I'd have done more than one coat, but again- it's been crappy out.

    I'm hoping to get a new road cover in the next year, and if we don't upgrade, I'll get a new canvas. ($1400 investment in a $1600 camper!)
     
  9. Hogeyphenogey

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    Hard to tell but there's a texture to it.
     

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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    I like it. It looks like you did a good clean job.

    I understand you about spending the cash on an old trailer. My 16yr old pup has needed a new canvas from the day I go her and every time I open it there is a new hole, rip, or mouse nest. That's just the canvas I wont talk about the water damage the hole,s I just put in the storage trunk or the roof delaminating.
     
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    I like it!
     

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