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

Blue Ox Base Plates

(376 reviews)


Code:   BX2258

Retail:$445.00

Price:$394.99


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

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.


Confirmed to fit your 2013 Honda CR-V



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 the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 24"
    • Fits Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Ambassador, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 15-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX2258 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs



BX2258 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX2258 Installation instructions

Video of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plates BX2258 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. This product is custom fit for 2012-2014 Honda CRV. Please note that some drilling and trimming is required. Custom fit base plates provide attachment points for a tow bar. That way you can easily and safely hook up your vehicle to your RV. This one's got a really nice design to it. Steel construction, powder-coat finish on it.

It's going to last a long time. It's going to look good for a long time. It's got a hidden reinforcement design. That means that less of the bracket is going to be visible. Less of the bracket is going to show. You're not going to really be able to see the cross-bar support beam or the large brackets.

It's really nice design once it's all the way installed. Also, these base plate tabs remove very quickly and easily. That way they're not visible when you're not hooked up to your tow bar. That's a really nice design as well. To get those removed, you pull this pin right here, rotate until it disengages, and then you can simply pull it out from that mount location. To reinstall it, place it in, rotate it until that pin engages. the kit is also going to come with these plugs right here that can be installed inside where the removable arms go.

That way you don't have dirt or grime getting built up in there. The more you can keep that stuff out, the better and easier it is to install the arms. Then it's got the attachment points right here for the tow bar. Pretty simple installation. It doesn't require any welding. It's going to bolt to the vehicle chassis. Again, it is going to require some drilling and trimming.

It is a bolt-on installation. All the necessary installation hardware that you need to get it installed is included. When it comes to the overall design, it's a very dependable design and sturdy. This, when installed and connected, it's going to spread the towing force evenly, which is going to minimize the amount of weight that's placed on the suspension. Again, it is constructed of a durable steel construction with a protective coating to keep it safe from rust and corrosion. Right here is going to be the integrated mounting points that let you easily attach and electrical connector plug or bracket. It does come with a bracket to go over the connection points, and it comes with the hardware to get that installed. That's included. It's also going to come with a breakaway bracket that can be used as well. It's going to come with detailed instructions as well as all the necessary hardware. Your cables are included. These are going to be permanent base-plate safety cables that connect to the convenience links. That's going to be these angle brackets right here. Then the other end's going connect to the frame of your vehicle. It does come with a few quick links to easily get things connected. It can be adapted for use with Road Master Tow Bars with the Road Master Tow Bar adapter, part number RM031 or RM031-5. Those are sold separately. Blue Ox does make this product in the U.S.A. The distance between the brackets on-center is going to measure 24". This is going to be a great fit for Blue Ox Tow Bars like the Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Ambassador, Avail, Adventa, and Trion tow bars. The bracket height for this particular setup is going to be 15-1/2". That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with the Removable Arms. Again, this is going to fit 2012-2014 Honda CRV. .


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2258

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (376 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: Tall Paul09/16/2015


Great product. Well designed and easy to install. Only difficulties during the installation are those plastic fasteners on vehicle-- suggest buying about six to have on hand for re-installation, as no matter how careful you are ...plastic is plastic, if you know what I mean. Very informative installation video that will assist anyone thinking of buying or installing this unit. If you're handy with tools, go for it! Note: I took the text from the video and created a simple instruction "list" for buddy and I to follow along, to be ensure we didn't miss any steps as pictures on actual instructions were not too useful. Also, the baseplate comes with a nice step bracket for easy break-away switch mounting, which was a plus. 225837


Comments

ETrailer customer service rocks!Thank you for the follow-up.To date, base plate was installed using your VERY helpful tutorials andvideo clips, which saved me cost of installation.No towing as of yet... baseplate was installed as pre-plan to pendingretirement.Thanks

Tall P - 09/21/2016

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by: Tall Paul09/16/2015


Great product. Well designed and easy to install. Only difficulties during the installation are those plastic fasteners on vehicle-- suggest buying about six to have on hand for re-installation, as no matter how careful you are ...plastic is plastic, if you know what I mean. Very informative installation video that will assist anyone thinking of buying or installing this unit. If you're handy with tools, go for it! Note: I took the text from the video and created a simple instruction "list" for buddy and I to follow along, to be ensure we didn't miss any steps as pictures on actual instructions were not too useful. 225836


Comments

ETrailer customer service rocks!Thank you for the follow-up.To date, base plate was installed using your VERY helpful tutorials andvideo clips, which saved me cost of installation.No towing as of yet... baseplate was installed as pre-plan to pendingretirement.Thanks

Tall P - 09/21/2016

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by: Walter Pitula06/21/2016


Instructions good with two exceptions. Page five, step eight, no need to do this step as whole fascia comes off. Next you need a reciprocating saw to remove the nuts in step fourteen. No mention in tools needed for install. 263426



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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: Harold Smith04/07/2015


Perfect fit, easy to install if you have any mechanical background other wise I would advise taking it to your service garage. It is very well made and I had no problem installing it. I do have mechanical experience. The installation video was also very helpful. Base plate is virtually invisible after installation. Pat C. in customer service was very helpful and courteous, she did followups to make sure the product arrived OK. I highly recommend Blue OX, e trailer, and the CSR's at e trailer. 183771



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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

2013 Honda CR-V


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: Dan F.04/09/2015


Baseplate went in with very little trouble thanks to your video. I had it installed in less than a day. Thank You! 184329



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by: Mike06/24/2015

2014 Honda CR-V


etrailer shipped fast, not hard to install once you get past taking the plastic front end off. etrailer videos were the key to me being able to do this myself. Blue Ox base plate was chosen due to best appearance with least modifications to install on 2014 CRV. 206969



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by: Chris S06/07/2015


Product went in like a charm and just like the last Blue Ox baseplate I installed years ago. The etrailer video was very very helpful. I have yet to tow the vehicle but assume that it will be just fine just like the last baseplate. 201333



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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: Reg B.03/19/2015

Honda CR-V


Item was delivered quickly and in good condition. Will have it installed to be utilized for towing my Honda CR-V behind my motor home. E trailer was great to deal with delivered as promised. 179630



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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

Honda


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



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by: Herb09/06/2016


I haven't installed it yet, but it looks really good. 291699



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by: charlie09/12/2012


Great service and ouick responce 54500



- BX1689

by: Rick & Debbie03/31/2013

2012 Chevy Equinox

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


First we want to rate etrailer service- it was excellent! Items arrived on time. The video on the web was very helpful & Blue Ox sent good instructions in the box. The installation went well, completed in 3 days. Couple of points on the instructions/install; On the bumper fascia you will have to do a LOT of trimming, and it's a matter of trying to get it back on, numerous times. Also once you finally get it trimmed to fit with base plate installed, snapping in the fascia is not easy, it's push & shove to get it back on. The only other issue is getting those hex nuts screwed into the bolts, there is very little room to work & you have to get the nut lined up EXACTLY before the screw will fit. We painted the one side of it white to see it through the drilled holes better, you will also need someone to hold a flashlight while the other person tries to get it bolted on. Then you have to be ready to put the locktite on before the nut slips out of place. Patience, patience, patience!!! Luckily my husband has lots of it - he read & reread the instructions before he started-had all his tools lined up & then went to it - I just kept my mouth shut & held the flashlight & helped him with the bumper fascia. He is out in the garage now installing the wiring harness. We had to wait to order the receiver hitch (10") until the base plate was installed & we could line it up with our RV & figure the difference (2012 Chevy Equinox). We live in Prescott AZ & hope to leave for a trip to the Grand Canyon & Santa Fe New Mexico in about a week. 73518


Comments

Hi Patrick - thanks for the follow up....we are very satisfied with theitems we purchased from etrailer.com

comment by: Rick - 04/03/2014


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- BX2232

by: Baluga Bob07/17/2015

2003 Honda CR-V

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Baseplate Installation: I called several RV and trailer hitch centers. Parts and installation ranged from $2,050 to $2,200! Yikes! I read many installation reviews that concerned me about installing this tow bar myself on my 2003 Honda CRV. One reviewer took over 7 hours; some gave up. Yet, some reviewer didn't have difficulties. I view eTrailer's install video on a 2003 Honda Element, similar to the CRV; didn't seem all that difficult, but it's what you don't see that can be the problem. Received the tow bar before the expected delivery date! Read the instruction; watch the video again, and said, what the heck. Before I started, I purchased a new, high-quality 13/32" bit, Locktite (red), and six push rivets from Honda (I figured I break a few, and I did, and some were missing). Working slowly and reading the instructions, I had the front end off in 45 min (Steps 1-4). Removed the metal bumper, drilled and set frame support bolts, and removed the bumper flange in an hour (Steps 5-8). I did grind smooth and primer the removed flange area (photo). My 86 y.o. father-in-law help me with the baseplate attachment. Took our time; did a dry fit to see how the receivers fit through the grill; drilled, set bolts, and safety cable; all in less than an hour (Steps 9-11). I stood back and couldn't believe it was installed; what did I miss? Nothing. Reassembled the front end. Didn't have to cut the grill. I am most pleased. 212462


Comments

Perfectly!

Rebecca O - 07/16/2016

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- BX2514

by: Christopher S.08/23/2015

Mazda Miata

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The Blue Ox base plate fit perfectly. It was not what I would consider an "easy" installation, as it was a bit difficult to gain access to the OEM tie down bolts that hold this base plate in position. I have years of experience with Miatas and as such, was familiar with the underbody panels that needed to be removed and/or loosened to get to the bolts. Not sure that a "newbie" would know just what and where to go with it all. Overall a fine product, already towed the Miata with this baseplate and a Blue Ox Adventurer tow bar. Smooth and safe towing. Happy with the purchase, the price, and the quick shipping. If or when I need additional towing equipment, etrailer.com will be at the top of my list. Only point that I have a bit of an issue with is: When I ordered up this base plate, the tow bar, and the Roadmaster lighting kit, and spoke with a customer service rep, I asked if there was ANYTHING else I needed to order to be ready to tow. I was told "No, you've got it all." That is not the case. The safety cables in the base plate package are NOT to hook up the towed vehicle to the towing vehicle, rather to connect the base plate to some frame members on the towed vehicle. That was not made clear to me at all. I had to go out and source some safety cables/chains in order to hook up and go. I could have easily added those to my original order and saved a bit of trouble right at the last minute. Not a huge issue luckily at the time, but an inconvenience just when I needed less of such. Not enough of an issue to really downgrade my experience with etrailer.com, but somebody there needs to make their sales people aware of what the bits and pieces in the packages are for. 221247



- BX1119

by: Mike08/04/2016

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Easy installation. Great product 279815



- BX2628

by: Jim C12/25/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Videos did a great job of educating me for this install. Have done this before on a different car. Product and service could not have been better. 166917



- BX1126

by: Chuck S.05/26/2012

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate - -super service from etrailer. Couple of hints, at least for install on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited: 1) the phillips push pins that hold the belly pan on come out best with a light touch on the driver. I buggered up 2 figuring that out. 2) the plate seems to be too narrow to fit, but with a rubber mallet and some persuasion, it will. 3) Use a corded drill for the holes into the frame. My 19.2 volt didn't have the grunt to get it done even with swapping out batteries repeatedly. 4) Directions don' t say anything about how to level the plate after the first (lower) bolt is in, but probably best to have it level or even slightly angled down or away from the grill (gives better clearance for the electric connection below the license plate frame). Wish the electrical connection had black spring return for the cover and the screws to mount it were black. Also wish Blue Ox didn't put a white part number label and the orange warning label on the FRONT, visible section of the plate. Why not the back? I installed it myself. Took half a day and 2 scraped knuckles, but not to tough of a job with the right tools. My third or fourth purchase from etrailer and all have been quick, reasonably priced, marked by good communication and respectful. Works for me! Thanks etrailer! 41767



- BX2726

by: PatD09/01/2015

Kia Soul

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I purchased the Blue Ox tow plate and tow bar....a friend installed the tow plate and said he was impressed. I used it twice now and seems to work great and no issues. Nice one man operation. The light kit had no instructions for the KIA Soul that I purchased it for so I sent that back. I'm not sure why it stated it was for it and had instructions or call an 800 number neither of which were correct. I like the removable tubes. I wish the tow bar had come with a cover. I've seen some covered and it looks like it protects the bat while still attached to the tow vehicle. 223345


Comments

Great! A mechanic friend installed quickly and said it wasnt too bad and it works fantastic.

Patrick P - 09/01/2016

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- BX3613

by: Keith C.09/14/2015

Subaru

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate, real solid construction, thick powder coat, and all aligned well. Biggest pain to expect at install is all the plastic pop-rivets on the Subaru front bumper. The alignment and hardware was all perfect otherwise. And best of all, you can barely see the connections inside the bumper with the attachment pins removed. Great product. 225392


Comments

Thanks for reaching out. We ended up selling the car, but the base plate worked perfect for us. I really like how the car towed, just did like how it drove !We are considering our next options, so we will definitely be back with etrailer to get our next plates and tow wiring.Thanks.

Keith C - 09/14/2016

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- BX1128

by: wayne l.09/12/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


installation on a 2011 jeep grand cherokee wasnt too bad. the instructions should have included a note on removal of the front fascia wheel well bolt clip. you have to pry the fascia over the bolt clip. it will not just pull off. i used a 90 degree drill attachment to drill the upper frame mounting plates. my jeep had the tow hooks from the factory. the base plates fit well. i had to trim the "opening" very little where the base plates come through the fascia. great customer support from bob and carla 99609


Comments

just used the base plates and tow bar about 2 weeks ago. jeep cherokee pulled great, no sway or problems

wayne l - 09/15/2014

6845

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by: Dan Gentry10/29/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


This installation obviously was not a Bolt in Ready unit, but still installed with little difficulty. The biggest obstacle was trying to figure out exactly how much to cut and where, then figure out exactly where to Base plate was to go for proper hole drilling. The illustration was less than adequate, however through process of elimnination it is on. 58299


Comments

It is still working great and I am confident I will many years of use from it. I have used etrailer for my towing needs ffor over 10 years and it has always been a good experience. I intend to use etrailer in the future.

dan g - 04/29/2014

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by: Paul K07/30/2016

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I want to let you all know that I’m not a happy camper. After much pushing, cutting, pushing & swearing, I finally got all the screws and pushpins back in place. I expected a better fit considering how much this baseplate cost. In reassembling, the front clip was distorted enough that parts of it popped apart and I had to drill into the bumper & add some screws to get it to look normal. Then the lower drivers side black grill popped in and there is no way to get the clips to hold it in place. If this were properly designed it would have fit better. I have no idea how long before some of those fasteners will last on our nasty highways but I guess stitching it back together forever will keep me occupied. I’m not just a weekend mechanic. I’ve worked for an auto dealership, rebuilt engine & transmissions, etc. This project took me & a helper almost 8 hours to complete with no helpful feedback from BlueOx despite several phone conversations Will it work to to my Mini? Yes, but be aware that cosmetically your Mini will never be the same. 277775



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by: Art01/23/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I received my order a day earlier than expected. Customer Service was great and they have fast shipping. The part fit just as described. I will update with pictures when I have the RV and Jeep hooked up and ready to tow. 114589


Comments

The Base Plate is working perfect on my 97 Jeep Wrangler TJ. We have used it a lot and getting ready to use it again in a few days.....heading South!!! Im glad I bought something I could trust and not just a cheaper off brand model. Blue Ox is Great quality and a good solid fit and Im still a Happy Camper!!! 5 Stars again!!!

Art - 01/23/2015

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by: Matt D.08/11/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Received the base plate from you in record time (helped prepare for trip). INSTALLED IT TODAY AND EVERYTHING WENT GREAT! 94450


Comments

Everything is working perfectly. Fast shipping and ease of installation with provided instructs was great.

Matt D - 08/11/2014

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Comments

did you install it yourself. How long did it take.What did you did you do for wiring harness

comment by: john - 10/01/2014


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I installed myself good instructions except for horn remou ting. Took about 5-6 hours total. Ran wire harness under car to back then up to tail lights where I installed separate bulbs with sockets from auto parts store. MattD

comment by: Matt D - 10/02/2014


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by: Floyd J.07/07/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The instruction are not exactly correct for the 2015 GMC Canyon. Step 6 shows two 10 mm bold to be loosened on the Chevrolet. These are not visible on the Canyon. I was still able to remove the facia without loosening them. When it came time to reinstall the facia, I had to separate the chrome grill from the painted facia to access the two screws to loosen them. I installed the painted facia first so I could tighten the two 10 mm screw and then snapped in the chrome grill 210020


Comments

I had no problems. With base plate.

Floyd J - 07/06/2016

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by: Albert C.07/02/2015

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Received your product in good timing. I have it installed as the installation was not difficult. Will be using it during my vacation which is a trek across our province. 208904


Comments

This is our second year to use your product. Just got back from a three weekvacation and used your product and find it excellent. We passed informationalong to many friends we met during that time and gave them the name of yourcompany. Thank you for the excellent service and look forward to many yearsof using the tow package

Albert C - 08/23/2016

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- BX2630

by: road ranger09/11/2014

2014 Ford F-150

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


installed on 2014 f-150 king ranch. it took about 1 full day to complete. the hardest part is getting a drill in position to drill the required 8, 1/2 inch holes. (angle drill works best) I think the unit is over built considering each side is bolted on with 7, 1/2 inch diameter bolts. instructions aren't the best I've ever seen but if you study them you can get the job done. VERY HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE FROM etrailer.com 150666


Comments

works great. towed the truck several times with no problems

road r - 09/12/2015

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- BX1976

by: Vince L03/04/2015

2010 Jeep

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Rock solid hitch. I was impressed with its heaviness and structure. I agree it is surprisingly easy to install and should take 20 minutes after getting it out of the box and all the tools ready. Although I did it by myself, it really is a two person job since one needs to hold it in place while the other puts in the bolts. The color pictures made it a no-brainer as far as instructions go --- very nice touch that I wish other companies would do. Unfortunately, I ran into a big problem that I hadn't expected and everyone should anticipate. It added two hours to the job. After years of being exposed to the elements, the threaded bolt holes in my 2010 Jeep frame were very rusty. After using PB Blaster and a tiny wire brush, I was finally able to install the bolts with a whole lot of brute force and a 4' breaker bar! Of course, this does not reflect on the product in any way...it's really an impressive piece of hardware. By the way, no one beat etrailer's price. 176917



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by: Steve S.05/24/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


received the plate installed it in less than three hours, have yet to hook it up though. Great , fast shipping! The only issue were the cheap plastic push pins on the shield of the Jeep. 81899


Comments

8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!

Steve S - 05/24/2014

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by: Cecil Clark11/25/2015

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unltd

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Etrailer had the right base plate for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the video was wonderfully helpful. Took about 3-4 hours but I was taking my time to be accurate. Cutting the belly pan is "high pucker" but measure twice cut once. I used a Dremel tool to cut and drew my cut lines on masking tape. 232541



- BX1710

by: Howard L12/22/2013

2008 Chevy Silverado

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The base plate installation was easy to install after getting everything removed that is necessary to get the existing tow hooks removed. I had a similar base plate on a 2008 Silverado that I had also installed so was almost the same. The photos in the Installation booklet could be a bit more clear. Had a hard time making out some of the details there so wnet to the Blue Ox website and opened the Instalation PDF there and photos were easier to see. Overall was what I was expecting and very satisfied 110844



- BX2233

by: Michael03/10/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Excellent, high-quality product, good instructions. Shipped fast. Had to trim and massage during the install a bit more than expected to get everything to fit back together, but end result was fine. Approx 4 hrs for install, with average mechanical ability. A helper makes the install MUCH easier. 69843



- BX1122

by: Robert L08/17/2016

2007 Jeep Liberty

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I am very pleased with the service, shipping and product quality of my recent purchase...a "Blue Ox" baseplate for out 2007 Jeep Liberty. The online installation video was instrumental in my self installation...it was much easier than I could have imagined. Final results look great and no doubt saved $$$$ doing it myself. As this will be towed behind our motorhome, I also purchased and installed the tow wiring harness. Again, the installation video made this very easy. Customer service was very helpful in making sure I ordered the correct products for our Jeep. Everything was shipped out the same day. From order to install took only 4 days. I would highly recommend eTrailer! 284853



- BX2802

by: Rex08/20/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Delivered quickly. Very easy to install, replaces factory sub-bumper, and honestly about 3 times more rugged. spacers shown in picture are already there behind factory bumper. A lift or ramps are helpful, as car is very low to the ground. took about 1 1/2 hours total. Hint: after removing nose, remove grill separately if possible, then after installation, you can replace nose totally, then get better idea where to trim grill and snap it into place 147716



- BX2639

by: Reggie08/29/2016

2016 Ford C-Max

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I am happy with the quality of the base plate kit. Once installed, it is hardly noticeable. This is my second install of a Blue Ox base plate. This one on a Ford C-max and the last on a Saturn Vue. I did the install myself on both. The Saturn Vue was a much more complex install, but was better documented. I found that the detailed instructions assumed that you knew more about the vehicle than I did, which resulted in some difficulty in removing the front fascia. Also found that instructions to trim some plastic parts to refit the windshield washer tank would have resulted in removing the top support of that tank. Also, relocating the horn was difficult as it appears the 2016 horn is different than previous years. Other that that, I would still rate this as a moderately difficult install that a 'home' mechanic could do in a day. 288790



- BX1110

by: Gale S.07/12/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I am absolutely happy with the quick order response and quick delivery of this base plate kit. The base plate and hardware show excellent quality and workmanship. I'm pleased! 89232


Comments

The base plate has preformed flawlessly, we towed our Jeep Cherokee about 11,500 miles during a 5 month trip we experienced one Emergency Stop without a problem.

Gale S - 07/16/2014

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- BX1126

by: Alan B.12/30/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


My third Blue Ox Base Plate. Fit and function are perfect. Fits my existing (first) tow bar and the tab height is nearly exactly the same as my 12 year older Jeep so didn't even need to make any draw bar changes. 111481


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Still attached and working perfectly. Continues to survive some rather intense back country trails with no complaints.

Alan B - 12/30/2014

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by: James A.06/01/2016

Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I believe I found a really good deal with this company. What I liked best was how user-friendly the site was in narrowing down the parts that I needed. It was like the items were "tailored" for my vehicle. The FAQ was instrumental in showing me what I needed to purchase for my Motorhome to be able to flat tow my 2016 GMC truck. Their prices were competitive. Everything came as ordered. One suggestion is to give the customer a time-line that is a little more specific as to the time it actually takes to gather the parts and leaves for shipment rather than sending a general, vague initial email that order was going to the warehouse. That said, I was pleasantly surprised to receive the shipment in less time than expected. I would highly recommend this vendor, as they were referred to me by a friend. Thanks Etrailer! 255310



- BX1136

by: Ervin04/28/2015

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Great product it needed to be modified as it was in the video. I hope they will correct that. That took some time to do the Mod. After MOD it fits nice and looks good also. 188661


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This product is awesome and very well made. Etrailer is the best to deal with and they have the the best advice for most applications. Thank you

Ervin - 04/27/2016

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- BX2238

by: Wally B.02/18/2016

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Installation was pretty easy, I took my time, 5hrs, that includes going to the store to buy #8 bolts and nuts for them. I installed this base plate on a 2006 honda crv AWD and I saw no need for the nuts that they supply with the 14" wire attached to them. I just used regular nuts, the access to the nuts was not that bad and did not slow me down. If I had to do it again I could probably do it in 2hrs or so. 238049



- BX1636

by: Paul B05/14/2015

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The base plate fit perfectly,however the instructions were a little ambigious(remove the bolt from the front tire?). Everything went well and overall I am very happy with the base plate. 192947


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Awesome! I love the fact that it does not protrude out from the grill. Not too difficult to install and works flawlessly!

Paul B - 05/27/2016

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- BX1689

by: Chris H11/25/2013

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This baseplate is very well made and sturdy. I would rate it excellent but for 2 flaws: 1. My vehicle has a power steering cooler which the instructions say to relocate on the supplied brackets. Relocating as instructed puts excessive strain on the connecting hoses. I had to cut the pipes and add about 3 inches of rubber hose to the power steering cooler to make it fit comfortably. 2. Blue Ox do not provide any kind of support outside office hours. This type of product is typically installed by the user over a weekend and BO should provide support to their customers during this time. Overall, I would rate ease of install at 5 (out of 10) excluding the cooler issue. Hook up to the completed baseplate is a breeze. We have the Aventa II towbar which takes about 2 minutes to connect. 108372



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by: Kevin Dullea06/29/2016

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The install went great, I have all the tools and expertise from past experience. Instructions were great. Didn't have to trim the shroud at all. Took about two hours. Can't wait to hour the road! 266170



- BX1656

by: Bryan S.05/17/2015

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Installation was quick and very simple, the directions were very clear - it took me less than an hour and 1/2. The best part is that it's hardly even noticeable. 193820


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Everything is working as it should, we are very happy with our Blue Ox Base Plate purchase. Its actually the 3rd different vehicles.

Bryan S - 06/17/2016

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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...
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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...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate # BX2258 Install Instructions and Install Video for 2012 Honda CR-V
  • Photos? I can do you one better than that. If you click the provided link, you can see the Blue Ox # BX2258 being installed on a 2014 Honda CR-V. The install on your 2012 model would be identical. If you haven't already chosen a tow bar, you can't go wrong with the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. The Alpha's swiveling and self-aligning arms make attaching the vehicle to the tow bar easy, even when you're not on perfectly level ground. Safety cables are included. To wire your taillights...
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  • Recommended Base Plates, Tow Bar and Accessories for Flat Towing 2012 Honda CR-V
  • I really like the way the removable drawbars of the Blue Ox # BX2258 positively twist and lock into place. They're just as easy to quickly remove. The Blue Ox base plate system for the CR-V just seems more robust to me. As far as which one is more concealed, you can see for yourself by checking out the photo I edited for you. For a Tow Bar, I'd recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. Blue Ox tow bars are strong, but very easy to use. The tow bar is self aligning, which makes the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • There are at least 5 items you will need to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Cost of installation is going to be different depending on where you go. You would have to know what a place charges for labor per hour. I can give you rough estimates for installation time. For base plates you can use Blue Ox model # BX2258. I have included a link to a video that shows how they install. Blue Ox gives them an installation...
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  • Does Odometer Still Work When Flat-Towing A Vehicle
  • It sounds like you are asking if flat towing your vehicle will keep the odometer from registering mileage. When flat-towing a vehicle all four wheels of the towed vehicle are on the road surface so the miles will continue to be registered on the odometer. The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX2258 you referenced are designed to fit 2012 through 2014 Honda CR-V. When flat towing a vehicle you will need 5 items. You will need base plates for the towed vehicle, a tow bar, safety cables,...
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  • List of Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First you will need to start with a base plate kit, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2258 would be an excellent choice. Next, you will need a tow bar. For that I would go with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 as it is the most popular tow bar we have with other CRV owners. This come with safety cables. For tow bar wiring I would recommend the Hopkins Kit part # HM56304. This will plug in line with your taillights and allow the tow vehicle to activate the turn signals and brake...
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  • Which Fuse has to be Pulled to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Page 236 of the owners manual for a 2013 Honda CR-V states for extended towing you will need to remove the 7.5 amp accessory radio fuse located in the interior fuse box. This fuse should not be too difficult to pull but if you wanted to use a fuse bypass it is # RM76511. There should not be a problem installing any tow package components under the vehicle. For any wiring you can zip tie it up to an existing wiring harness. Avoid areas that may pinch or burn the wiring.
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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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Towing 2014 Honda CR-V
  • You are correct with the parts you listed. I double checked for you, the Blue Ox Base Plates # BX2258, Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365, Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304, Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 , Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay # RM-88400, Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511, and Roadmaster 7-way to 4-way Extention # RM-164-7 will all fit and will be needed to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. The Blue Ox Base Plate and Receiver Lock Kit # BX88177 is...
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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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • I would need to know what tow bar you have to determine which adapter you will need. There are several adapters available that depend on the model tow bar and the model of base plates you are using on the vehicle. If you have a Blue Ox tow bar you would not need an adapter if you used the Blue Ox base plates, # BX2258. Or if you have a Roadmaster tow bar you could use Roadmaster base plates # RM-521567-4. If you have some other tow bar or base plates, let me know what they are and I...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • First let's start with a base plate kit for your 2013 Honda CR-V. For that you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. The most popular tow bar we offer that would work great with this base plate kit is the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7365. This tow bar has telescoping arms that will make connection and disconnection possible on unlevel terrain. These are much easier to use than the fixed arms tow bars. This comes with safety cables as well. For lighting you can use the diode...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind an RV
  • I have a solution for you that will allow you to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V and keep the tow bar close to level (within the 3 inch safe zone off level). Like you said, base plates # BX2258 are 15-1/2 inches up from the ground once installed. With the receiver 30 inches up that is a difference of 14-1/2 inches. There aren't any high-low adapters with enough drop though. So what I recommend is to use a ball mount with 14 inches of drop, # HL17254, and a vehicle mount tow bar. This will...
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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, # BX88229. This kit includes many items needed to flat tow your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • 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...
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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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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • We have everything you would need to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V. First lets start with a base plate kit as that is the attachment point on the vehicle. For that you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 is the most popular tow bar we offer that has been confirmed to work with the base plate kit so it should work very well. It also comes with safety cables. For trailer wiring you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2004 Honda CRV EX AWD
  • You will want to start with base plates for your 2004 Honda CR-V. I recommend the Roadmaster base plates, part # 1541-1. The removable drawbars, held in place with a pin and clip, make the baseplates virtually invisible when not towing your car. For a tow bar I recommend the Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522. This tow bar has a weight capacity of 6000 lbs and features the Freedom Latch for quick and easy disconnect. In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you will also...
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  • Suggestions for Choosing Vehicle to Flat Tow Behind a Motorhome
  • Generally speaking, for ease of flat towing, a vehicle that has a manual transmission is the best choice for flat towing. For 4x4 vehicles, you'd want a vehicle that has a neutral position in the transfer case. Many AWD vehicles can't be flat towed. The idea is to find a vehicle that can be flat towed without modification. You'll also want to keep in mind that sometimes you'll be driving the towed vehicle, so you'll want it to be comfortable as possible. Actually, the most recent generation...
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  • Purpose of the Metal Rods on the Front Side of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX2258
  • The two rods you referenced that are on the front of the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2258 that you referenced are designed for the installation of a connector used for tow bar lighting like what comes on the part # RM-2100.
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  • Adapter to Level Tow Bar and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V Behind Motor Home
  • Actually, it is 3 inches! But yes, you want the tow bar to be as level as possible. But not to worry because there are adapters called high-low adapters that compensate for the difference in height between the base plates on the vehicle and the motor home's trailer hitch. Blue Ox has a 6 inch drop adapter, # BX88130, and so does Roadmaster, # RM-076. If you determine that a different amount of drop is needed you can look through the link I have provided of all of the high-low adapters...
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  • Fuse Bypasses for Flat Towing a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • On the 2013 Honda CR-V there could one or two fuses that need to be pulled depending on the features of the vehicle. Consult the vehicle owners manual in the recreational towing section to determine which you have. If your owner's manual says to only pull the #19 ACC radio fuse, use fuse bypass # RM76511. If it states to pull the #19 ACC radio fuse and the #20 ACC key lock fuse, use fuse bypass # RM76512. I have linked a video showing installation of fuse bypass # # RM76511 and instructions...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Honda CR-V with a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar
  • In order to use the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258 with a Roadmaster Falcon Tow 2 Bar part # RM-520 you would just need to use the correct adapter, part # RM-031. To complete your tow bar setup you may also be interested in the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring # HM56304 that is custom fit for your vehicle. See install video. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system,...
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  • Parts Needed for Flat-Towing a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • To flat to your 2013 Honda CR-V you would need to first start with a base plate kit. For that you would want the Blue Ox Tow Bar part # BX2258 which is a confirmed fit. It sounds like you have a Blue Ox tow bar already so this would attach directly to it. For wiring, I'd recommend the TrailerMate # TM783120 wiring harness, which is a plug and play installation that would require no cutting or splicing of the factory wiring. A fuse bypass like part # RM76511 is also recommended. It...
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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
  • First you will want to start with a base plate kit. For you would want the Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX2258. This would work well with the Blue Ox Aventa Tow bar part # BX7445 that you referenced. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring. And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional...
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  • Parts Needed for Flat Towing a 2013 Honda CRV EX-L
  • First you will need to start with a base plate kit, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2258 would be an excellent choice. Next, you will need a tow bar. For that I would go with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 as it is the most popular tow bar we have with other CRV owners. This come with safety cables. For tow bar wiring I would recommend the Hopkins Kit part # HM56304. This will plug in line with your taillights and allow the tow vehicle to activate the turn signals and brake...
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  • Tow Bar, Base Plates and Flat Towing Equipment Recommended for 2014 Honda CR-V
  • According to an online copy of the owner's manual, your 2014 CR-V is capable being flat towed. However, Honda has some VERY specific procedures that need to be followed, so I would urge you to consult your owner's manual. I checked with several industry sources, and the general consensus is that if the wheels of the vehicle are turning, miles would be added to the odometer. The Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar you referred to, part # BX7365 would work just fine for you, it also includes the...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V Being Towed by a 2006 Fleetwood Providence
  • The Roadmaster Even Brake System part # RM-9400 that you referenced would work well for you. The Blue OX Base Plate kit part # BX2258 that you referenced would do a great job as a base plate kit and would work well with your Aventa LX Tow Bar # BX7445.I attached installation instructions and an install video for you to check out as well. The Roadmaster Fuse Master part # RM76511 has been confirmed to fit your vehicle and would work great for you. This will make it easier to kill the...
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