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Blue Ox Base Plates for the 2013 Honda CR-V

Blue Ox Base Plates

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Code:   BX2258

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 2013 Honda CR-V

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your Honda CR-V. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.

Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • Base plate tabs remove easily for a completely inconspicuous look
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your Honda CR-V chassis
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars with the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5; sold separately)
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 23-1/2"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars
  • 3-Year warranty


BX2258 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs





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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2014 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2014 Honda CR-v, we're going to install part number BX2258. This is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms. We'll line this up with slot on the inside and push it in until this compresses and lock here and then rotate it. Then it will automatically lock into place. Then to unlock it, you pull on the ring here, twist it back, and pull out. We need to remove the bumper cover itself, so we need to get underneath the hood and remove some fasteners. First off, one, two, three, four fasteners.

We'll start the center rivets with a flat screwdriver and get them started. A lot of times you can just pop them out. If not, maybe a trim panel tool will help, too. OK, let's go down by the wheels on our driver's side, here. We'll go ahead and remove this screw here and these two plastic fasteners.

Use a really short screwdriver, or turn the wheels, making access a little bit easier. Let's move over to the passenger side, and do the same thing. Now, we need to get behind our liner here, and find a fastener behind it. OK, there's a little plastic rivet we have to remove located right here. There you go. Move over to the driver's side, and do the same thing. We'll do down to the bottom of the bumper cover on the driver's side, and remove this plastic rivet and this screw.

We'll do this on the passenger side as well. Alright, we'll go across the bottom and remove these four fasteners. We need to loosen up this piece of trim right here. We'll pull out the bottom to undo that. It will unsnap all the way up.

If you can squeeze on the inside of the fender well, you can make this a little bit easier. There it goes. Work our way up, until we can access this screw here. Once again, a short screwdriver will come in handy. OK, we're done with the driver's side. Let's go back to the passenger side and do the same thing. Now, our vehicle has the fog lights built into the bumper cover, so it's a good idea, at this point, to go ahead and disconnect the electrical. Pull back on the bumper cover, you can reach in and get behind the light. Here is a small tab you push in, and you can release it. I'm going to show you the tab right here. Let's move over to the passenger side, and do the same thing. Let's go ahead and unsnap this edge right here from the body work. If you pull down a little bit, you can see the catches. We're kind of pushing up and then out until we get them all to release. Now, there's a catch right here. Gently pry it up just enough for the screwdriver to break it loose. Here's one right here and one right here. That was the passenger side. Let's do the driver's side. At this point, we we're able to take off the bumper cover. There's a little snap right here, one on each side. We're going to pull it away. Alright, the bumper cover's out of the way, let's go ahead and remove the bumper structure itself. This part will not be reinstalled. There will be four bolts that we have to remove on each side. We'll use a 12 millimeter socket and a really long extension. Now before we take our last two bolts out, let's go ahead and remove the fasteners for our shroud here. There's one on top and there's one on the bottom. OK, let's go over to the driver's side. Now, also, we'll need to remove our temperature sensor as well. To remove our temperature sensor, there's a little tab right here. We'll pull up on it and then it comes right off. OK, let's push those wires off to the side. We'll go ahead and take out these last two bolts. We're using a ratchet wrench here, or a really short socket will work too, a 12 millimeter. There's a couple of little clips that holds the bumper structure in place, after we take out the last two bolts. We'll just pull it up and then pull out. Of course, we have to work our way around the line here, as well. Now, we also do some more trimming on our shroud here to make room for the base plate. We're just going to draw a line here and down and just cut that off with some tin snips. Now, the next step Blue Ox has us do is some more cutting, so we'll go about an inch and a half and remove that section. We're going to do the same thing on the driver's side here, we'll go up about 2 1/2 inches or so and match the other side. Alright, now additional cutting here. Now, we'll need to remove this weld nut, right here. We have one already removed, to show you what it is. We just basically took a chisel to it and knocked it loose. There it goes. Now this line right here, we're going to have to unsnap it from it's mount, just to give us more wiggle room. Now, I can go ahead and put our base plate into place. Now, the tubes will fit inside the frame of our vehicle. Push these guys in for an initial test fit, to make sure we have clearance for our shroud and everything. OK, everything looks good. We can go ahead and start installing hardware. Next, we'll go ahead and install our hardware. We'll be using the 8 millimeter bolts that match up to the existing weld nuts in the frame. We'll also get a lock washer and a flat washer and a little bit of Loctite Red. Now the Loctite we're using is part number LT37420. Now, we're just going to run these guys in, just to start it, and then we'll go ahead and tighten them down as one of the last things we do. We're done with the driver's side, let's go back to the passenger side and do the same thing. Next, we install hardware in this hole here, and there's one on the bottom. We're looking at the driver's side right now. So, leaving the base plate loose, we'll go ahead and push it in and maneuver it as we need to, to get the holes to line up. The hardware we're going to install, we'll be these 1/2 inch bolts, a flat washer and a lock washer, and some Loctite. Now, try as we might, our holes didn't really quite line up, probably due to a variance in manufacturing. So, we'll go ahead and move our lines out of the way, and we're just going to take a 1/2 inch drill bit and clean out the hole. OK, put our hardware into place. Then through the front here, we'll install the handle nut. OK, just get it started. Let's do the same thing down here. Alright, driver's side's done, let's do the same thing on the passenger side. At this point, all our hardware is installed. Take one last look to make sure everything's sitting the way we want it. Then we'll tighten down the bolts, and then we'll torque them down as specified in the instructions. We'll tighten down the small bolts first, using a 13 millimeter socket. Down here, a universal or wobble extension will work too. OK, we have a 3/4 inch socket on these guys. Let's go ahead and snap this line back into place. Double check to make sure it doesn't interfere with anything or rub. It looks like we're in good shape. We'll go ahead and get our temperature sensor, and we'll go ahead and zip tie it to the hitch using the zip tie provided. Let's go ahead and shorten up our handle nuts. We'll grab it with the cutting part of our vise grips, and then you'll just break it off. Next, we need to go ahead and install our safety cables. We'll take the quick link that comes with the kit, and we'll go ahead and run our cable around the frame and back to our quick link. We'll snug these guys down. Now, there's some engine components really close to our cable here, so we're going to zip tie and keep it as tight as possible. Now, at this point, we'll go ahead and put our fascia back into place, or bumper cover. We'll go ahead and see what we need to trim. Now, our bumper cover fits pretty tight along here on the safety chain, or safety cable mounts, so when you put it into place, you're going to have to push up a little bit. I don't think we're going to have to do much cutting at all. Now, this will also be a good time to go ahead and take a moment to install your breakaway switch, from whatever system you're going to use. This does not come with the base plate kit. But, I think we're going to do ours right here. Probably ours is going to be at an angle a little bit, when all's said and done. So, we'll go ahead and make a mark in the nuttle. We'll take our fascia back down, we'll drill a hole and bolt it into place. This is where we made a mark, right here. I think we'll actually use this dimple, where it was welded, and drill that out. We'll also use a piece of wood to protect the components just above it. This hardware does not come with the base plate kit either. I'm going to put an angle to it, to clear the plastic. We should be good to go. Let's go ahead and put our fascia on for good now. We'll go ahead and reinstall all original fasteners. Now when the bumper cover snaps into place, we'll go ahead and reconnect the wires to our fog lights. Then we'll go ahead and reinstall the rest of the fasteners for out bumper cover, top and bottom, and then the fender wells and everything. Back to where we started, underneath the hood. Alright, everything's installed. Let's go ahead and put in our removable arms. With that, our base plate is ready to tow our vehicle. Just apply your favorite tow bar, and you're good to go. That will finish it for part number BX2258, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, on our 2014 Honda CR-v. .




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2258

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.


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by: Bill11/13/2012


Great service!!!!!!!!!!! 59409





Comments

Doing great except I have a Honda CRV following me all the time!!!!!!! Thanks, Bill

Bill - 05/14/2014

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by: Philip L08/28/2013


I am in the process of installation. Everything seems to be in the package and the instructions are clear. I was pleased with etrailer they filled my order and delivered in 5 days. I had a order with another web site for two months and was told it would be another month before my order would be filled. Etrailer delivered! I will use them again. Thank You etrailer. 97364






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by: Jay07/19/2012


eTrailer great service as always. Product came in great shape. Check the contents carefully when you get this part. My came with the instructions from a BX2256 (Honda Civic) not the BX2258 (Honda CR-V). Not a big problem, just went to the Blue Ox website and downloaded and printed the right one. Haven't installed yet as it just came today. 48585






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by: Myron03/15/2013


Purchased this base plate for my 2013 CRV - great price and received in timely manner. Found instructions somewhat difficult to follow - could have been more specific. Installation took about 4 hours. I have made several purchases from etrailter and have always found them to be most helpful and professional. Free shipping was big plus. 71002






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by: Ron L.11/05/2014


I have been extremely impressed with the speed of delivery and the professional treatement I have been given by etrailer.com. I would highly recommend etrailer for any of your towing or trailer parts needs. 159377






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by: Ken D.08/22/2012


I have used this product before and that's why I ordered it again. It is considered to be the best or among the best. 52563






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by: Al Bush08/19/2012


Looks good Very Quick Deliver Get base plate before the Honda got here from the dealer 52288






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by: charlie09/12/2012


Great service and ouick responce 54500




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