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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.


  • 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


  • 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

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2258

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Philip L08/28/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Myron03/15/2013

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jay07/19/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill11/13/2012

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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: charlie09/12/2012

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Great service and ouick responce 54500

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken D.08/22/2012

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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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al Bush08/19/2012

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Looks good Very Quick Deliver Get base plate before the Honda got here from the dealer52288

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  • Photo of Blue Ox Base Plate # BX2258 Installed on 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Although we have not yet had the opportunity to install the Blue Ox # BX2258 Base Plate Kit on a 2012 Honda CR-V, Blue Ox was kind enough to give us a photo, which I have provided.
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  • Folding Tow Bar Recommendation for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Blue Ox Alpha, # BX7365, Aventa LX, # BX7445, and the Aladdin, # BX4325, are all folding tow bars that are compatible with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2258. Each of these tow bars have folding arms and can secure in place horizontally using a hold-up bolt. They also feature telescoping, non-binding arms that make connecting and disconnecting easy. You may also be interested in the Blue Ox Towing Accessories Kit, # BX88109. This kit includes many items needed to flat tow your vehicle
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  • Are Blue Ox Base Plates for the 2012 Honda CR-V Compatible with a Demco Tow Bar
  • Blue Ox base plates are not compatible with a Demco tow bar. Base Plates # BX2258 will fit Blue Ox Aventa # BX7445, Aladdin, # BX4325, Alpha, # BX7365, and Allure, # BX7460P tow bars. The Aventa, # BX7445, is a popular option and it also comes with safety cables. For lighting on your 2012 Honda CR-V, I recommend the bulb and socket kit # RM-155 because you will not need to cut into the vehicle wiring to install it. Most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being towed. On
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Blue Ox base plates # BX2258 will fit your 2012 Honda CR-V. Make sure to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if the vehicle can be flat towed and if there are any specific recommendations from the manufacturer. In addition to base plates you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For a tow bar, the base plates are compatible with the Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars. I recommend the Aventa # BX7445 because it also includes the sa
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  • Parts Recommended to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or Honda because in the research I did I found that Honda does not recommend flat towing the 2012 CR-V. The LX model may be the one exception but you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to be sure. For base plates you can use # BX2258 that you have referenced. The compatible tow bars for this base plate set do mount to the RV receiver. These types of tow bars are preferred because they offer a better ride and performance
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2012 is one of the best braking systems you could use. It is relatively easy to install, much more so than some other braking systems out there. And it can be used with active power assist braking systems. I would go with it. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on supplemental braking systems for you to view. For the BX2258 base plates, make sure that
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plates # BX2258 Fit 2013 Honda CR-V with Oil Cooler
  • After consulting with Blue Ox, I have found that the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 is a good fit for the 2013 Honda CR-V you are looking at. Regarding the radiator/oil cooler, if it is a factory-installed item, you will have no problem with the installation of the base plates. If it is an after-market product, you can simply move it to a more convenient location behind the grille. To install the Blue Ox base plates you referenced, you will need to remove the bumper fascia as well as trim a
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  • Do Fuses Need to be Pulled When Flat-Towing a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, you absolutely have to remove the fuse from your 2013 Honda CR-V when flat-towing. One option that will alleviate this process is installing a Roadmaster # RM76511 Fuse Bypass System. This unit is basically a permanent solution being that it is hardwired into your vehicle. There is a rocker switch that you depress when you are either driving which will activate the fuse or towing which will de-activate your fuse. By using this product, you do not have to worry about removing the fuse and
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  • Which Fuse Needs to be Pulled to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • If you look in the owners manual for your 2013 Honda CR-V it will tell you what fuse to pull and where it is located so you can flat tow your CR-V. From what I could find it is the accessory radio fuse that has to be pulled from the interior fuse panel. It is the 4th one from the left in the middle row, # 19. Confirm this with your owners manual.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V with a Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar
  • You can use the Blue Ox Acclaim tow bar, # BX4330, with base plates, # BX2258, for your 2014 Honda CR-V. The Acclaim tow bars requires a 23 inch or greater tab spacing. The tab spacing on base plates BX2258 is 23-1/2 inches. Current pricing can be viewed by clicking on the product links below. I addition to the tow bar and base plates you will also need a few other items to flat tow the CR-V. The tow bar comes with safety cables so you will not need any additional cables. You will need a l
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