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Blue Ox Base Plates for the 2013 Honda CR-V

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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

Video of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Video install blue ox base plate kit 2014 honda crv bx2258
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:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (140 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.

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill11/13/2012

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


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

Bill - 05/14/2014


- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating 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

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating 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

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating 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

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating 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 I would highly recommend etrailer for any of your towing or trailer parts needs. 159377

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ratingratingratingratingrating 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

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al Bush08/19/2012

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

- BX2258

ratingratingratingratingrating by: charlie09/12/2012

Great service and ouick responce 54500

- BX1689

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick & Debbie03/31/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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


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

comment by: Rick - 04/03/2014


- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck S.05/26/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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

- BX1128

ratingratingratingratingrating by: wayne l.09/12/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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


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


- BX2246

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan Gentry10/29/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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


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


- BX2639

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt D.08/11/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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


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

Matt D - 08/11/2014



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



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


- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve S.05/24/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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


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

Steve S - 05/24/2014


- BX1710

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Howard L12/22/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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

- BX1689

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris H11/25/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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

- BX1689

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Gary04/18/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Received base plates in great condition and all the hardware intact. I previously installed base plates on my Ford escape in approx 4 hrs. It took me 8 hrs to inst on the chevy equinox much more involved. T he instructions where to the t. I will be using it to tow behind our motorcoach. I would not recommend the average Joe blow to try installing these which was stated on the box and inst.On page 6 of inst it stated fig 11A and 11B which should read 12A and 12B. The product works as advertised and I recommmend it to those in need. 76763

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis W09/26/2011

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Installation on the Jeep Wrangler was very easy. All the directions were clear and accurate. I Remove the valance under the bumper, disconnect the Fog Lights, remove the 8 bolts under the bumper, and remove the front bumper. I used a 4' board and a floor jack to balance and lift the base place. the base plate was a very snug fit and need a little tap with a mallet to align and level. The Nuts with long wires welded to them were great in easing the installation. I spent more time looking for a 17/32 drill bit which I could not find that anything. A 1/2" worked find. The only help I need was marking the valance, I aligned and held in place while my wife mark both sides. 24574

- BX2187

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Thomas01/21/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

No problem with installation. Very sat isfied. 63629


I am very happy with Blue Ox Base PLate kit. You have my business as long as I need a hitch.

Thomas - 07/23/2014


- bx2246

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don G02/19/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

I recently purchased a Blue Ox baseplate BX2246 from The installation went well, the instructions were clear and the photographs exceptional. As you know part number 62-3468, attachment assembly, SF/SB R connects and may be removed from to the weldment base plate. The installation or towing instructions would be best if they included a photo and details for connecting and removing that part by users when not in use as the nose extends beyond the vehicle frame when the5 vehicle is not towed. Special attention shown to the connection and safety pin locking. Simple for many but not for all. Thank you. 116914

- BX3321

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike02/22/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Item installed as advertised. Installation tips: 1. Make sure you install all the attachment bolts finger tight to insure base plate alignment to the vehicle frame prior to torqueing them tight. 2. A powerful drill and sharp drill bits make installation much easier as you have to drill a few holes in the vehicles frame. The hardest hole to drill is the 1 1/2 inch hole in the frame for the attaching bolts to be installed. I used a 1 inch drill bit then a rotary file to enlarge the hole. My craftsman hole saw when dull almost immediately when I first started drilling this hole. 32234

- BX2319

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bobl10/21/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Product was received incomplete with parts missing. Thank goodness for Etrailer. They contacted Blueox and had them send parts. I had asked that Blueox send them priority mail, since I had already waited almost 3 weeks due to the Mfg backlog, but instead they sent via ground and I had to wait yet another week. Blueox instructions were flawed and we had to make some modifications to car to allow installation. I am happy with Etrailer, but very disappointed with Blueox. This is my third installation, first two were great. 104533

- BX2246

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terry B.04/28/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

The baseplate was delivered quickly. I had it professionally installed.It fit perfectly. Everything required for the installation was included in the box. All in all a very positive experience. I highly recommend etrailer for all your towing needs. 38668

- BX2635

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich11/13/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

This Ox baseplate for my 2012 Ford F150 was received promptly and installation was very easy per the included instructions. I also installed the taillight wiring kit, but I was not at all happy with that. I would recommend a diode kit. Having to drill the 1" hole generated a lot of plastic pieces which were difficult to remove from the taillight housing. The bulb holders are not sealed, so I assume I will get crud in the taillight housing. 59404

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike W03/12/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Installed it myself on a Jeep Wrangler 2014. Installation when well, instruction were sufficient, took I'd say 3 hours from start to finish. HArdest part was the bumper removal. Base plate was welded good and paint job was good. It sure seems to be a solid base plate. Like the safety cables that it came with. Was a little tricky trying to do a nice cut on the plastic belly pan but if you take your time end result was great. 120431

- BX2630

ratingratingratingratingrating by: road ranger09/11/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

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 150666

- BX2319

ratingratingratingratingrating by: George Evely04/25/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

I purchased the BX2319 hitch plate for my 2008 Hyundai Tucson. I was thoroughly impressed with the etrailer experience. There were various emails with regards to the order, shipping, and delivery. Then I was sent tracking info from UPS. Delivery was ahead of schedule. The product arrived in excellent condition, and all the pieces and documentation was "as described" on the website.I would recommend to anyone. 77869

- BX2639

ratingratingratingratingrating by: ottojf10/16/2014

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Installed yesterday took us al of eight hours. Video was great, however we gave up on the whole saw. The metal is very, very hard. We broke a new hole saw and several bits. My friend who was helping had a gas torch. Should have used it from the get go as we lost over an hour trying to drill the holes. We had to do a lot of trimming for the breakaway bracket for the Break Buddy. BlueOx hides very well on the C-MAX bumper. 156094

- BX1513

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeremy A.05/05/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Product works great and was easier to install than I anticipated, about three hours start to finish on our '08 Enclave. The directions need some tweaking, the steps are numbered out of order in a couple places and there are two screws on the outside of the front nose piece that are not mentioned in the directions that must be removed. They are inside the inner fender and mount vertically. Overall a great product though. 79041

- BX2238

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hugh L.09/03/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

We ordered this part due to a front end accident with the vehicle we tow. The replacement was installed by a very competent Auto Body Repair garage here in Haverhill, MA. The original bar was installed by me 3 years ago and it was a breeze. It operated perfectly and we never had a problem. The accident we had with the tow vehicle bent it so we ordered the new one. You have a great product! 53818

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry Zee01/31/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Haven't installed any of the products, just received today. However, I can say that all of the merchandise is as advertised and arrived without incident. My dealings with has been excellent. Their style of doing business is the way it should be. If other companies followed their standards, America would be like it use to be. Thanks, for such professionals. 30753

- BX2605

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lyle03/12/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

mount plate arrived a day late which we were in formed was because of the snow storms in the middle of the week. all parts were their. the instructions were good and the vidio on line was very helpful. the two caps for the front horns dont cover the opening but all went very well with a helper to assist with the grill. total hrs toward the install was about 3. 70109

- BX2232

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron A11/25/2012

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Product received in a timely manner and in good condition. Product perfectly for my auto and looks great. 60005


i have a 2007 honda element sc,i purchased a blue ox bx 2232 baseplate and wanna know why all the sites show no baseplate for the sc model?will this baseplate work on my sc if not can you tell me why and what baseplate i need if so.thank youmoose

comment by: moose - 11/27/2013


According to Blue Ox, the BX2232 fits all Element with the exception of the SC models. The front fascia headlights and bumper cover are different on the SC models and it will not accommodate the Blue Ox base plates. The BX2232 has the detachamble tabs up higher than does Roadmaster, which is why the Roadmaster kits will work but the Blue Ox will not. Check out 1541-5 and 1541-3 from Roadmaster.

Patrick B - 12/2/2013

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich H.10/28/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

Installation would be easier if you start with MM wrenches and sockets, mine are far and few between. Having the correct drill bit would help also, I didn't. It took about 3 hours in total to remove the bumper, install and put the bumper back. With a little bit of help and the correct tools you can do it faster, hay, I'm an accountant after all. 105431

- BX1986

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert B.06/24/2013

Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms

This is the 4th baseplate I have installed and definitely the hardest one to install because of drilling the 2 holes in the frame, One of the bolt wires was not welded properly but I have a welder so was able to fix it. With the 5 bolts on each side fastening the baseplate to the frame I think the safety cables are a bit of excessive safety wise. 85754

- BX1986

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob A.06/06/2014

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Have just finished install and everything went very smooth. It does help to have a lot of tools. I needed a big hammer two times during install to help get things in place. This one was my fourth plate system and it was nice not to have to remove the nose of the vehicle but a lot more drilling on this 2010 1500 pickup. This one took more time. 134565

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: John B.09/09/2014

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I ordered the blue ox base plate for my 2014 Jeep Wrangler, It was installed professionally it took them one hour and fifteen min. The folks at Etrailer were so helpful and kind it arrived when they said it would, could not be happier. I have since ordered the blue ox tow bar cover and will continue to do business with them in the future!!!! 150417

- BX1987

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Geodog01/28/2013

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The instructions (#23) tell you to align the support bracket 1/4" from the bumper. When we drilled the holes we discovered that a nut could not be installed due too the lack of clearence with the frame rail end. This measurement should be 1/2". Other than this clearence problem the installation went fine. Very pleased with the Base Plate. 64285

- BX2190

ratingratingratingratingrating by: jim c.06/19/2014

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I was happy with the ease of ordering the Blue Ox baseplate (BX2190) for my 2007 Ford Edge. I have watched a video on the baseplate installation and am waiting for an opportunity to do the install. This base plate should be an easy install, as Blue Ox uses factory bolt holes, and very minimal cutting during the installation. 136650

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: tom l.08/05/2014

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I ordered 4 items from etrailer and due to some ordering errors I ended up having to return some items and order the correct ones. I was taken care of in a curtiuous and timely manner. I will always order from etrailer in the future. I am very happy with there service. No I don't work for etrailer. 144336

- BX1682

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Miguel T07/07/2014

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Product was just as described. Instruction photos were a bit unclear which made things a bit hard to identify and locate but overall I'm completely satisfied with the product. Shipping was fast which allowed me to install on time and get on my cross country trip on time. 139884

- BX1676

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don R05/27/2014

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Have yet to install this base plate on my Cadillac Escalade. It looks like it will install easily, all parts are included and I like that it appears it will fit nicely with the styling of my truck. No protruding cross bars etc. I look forward to trying it out. 132870

- BX3758

ratingratingratingratingrating by: JJD10/08/2013

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This product fits as designed and is not complicated to install. However the instructions could be printed more clearly. Several of the pictures are hard to see and it is difficult to figure out what the written description is saying without clear pictures. 102997

- BX1128

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard M.03/11/2014

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The Blue OX Baseplate arrived quicker than expected. I had it installed with about three hours labor and it looks great. This is not my first Blue OX product, that is why I purchased another with confidence. Thanks, eTrailer for the service and pricing. 120163

- BX1674

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian Davis06/25/2013

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Installation was a pain but we did manage and instructions were good. Quick ship and properly packaged. 86022


I have a 2014 GMC 1500 crew shortbed 4x4.Looking for a blue ox base plate, but seem to be conflicting results on which one to order. Any help? Thanks

comment by: onChuck H - 10/06/2013


I checked with Blue Ox and the kit you need for a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 is part BX1711. We do not currently have this part on our website, but I will submit the addition request today and it should be up in the next day or so. Hold onto this email so that you have the link.

Patrick B - 10/10/2013

- BX1126

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry01/28/2013

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We messed up the plastic screws on the dust cover, getting the lock washers on the bolts was tricky, we used a telescoping magnet with light to put them on. The wire on the nuts worked supper, all in all I like it very much. Thank you Larry 64295

- BX1689

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ricardo Martinez02/29/2012

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The company that support customer all the way until the product has been delivered. Excellent customer service, the product price was outstanding compare to other companies. The plate was delivery on time as they prometed. Thanks etrailer. 32778

- BX1971

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis03/05/2013

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Just finished installing product this afternoon, was able to use friends lift. Directions were well written and easy to follow. A little more information about cutting air dam would have been helpfull. Have not used product as of this time. 69007

- BX1986

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hugh A.07/21/2014

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Great product, installation installation instructions were thorough. Installation video which was for our vehicle was helpful, but had to drill some additional holes, guess it was due to model differences. But Blue Ox is a great product! 142393

- BX1128

ratingratingratingratingrating by: John D.06/08/2012

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Great service, quick delivery 43422


I just ordered a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and it comes with front tow hooks. Do you have baseplatebrackets that will adapt to a Demco tow bar that has pins and about a 3/4 plate with hole.

comment by: Hank - 07/29/2013


We have one set of base plates available for 2014 Grand Cherokee, part BX1128 from Blue Ox. They list this kit as compatible with Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars. I gave Blue Ox a call and was informed that you will probably also need the BX88151 adapter. Do take a look at those adapters to be sure they will work with your tow bar. We have the instructions for those linked on the page so you can preview that as well.

Patrick B - 8/5/2013

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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...
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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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...
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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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  • 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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  • Base Plates for a 2013 Honda CR-V That Will Work With Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar # BX7335
  • The Blue Ox Base Plates you referenced, their part # BX2258, are a correct fit for your 2013 Honda CR-V and these are fully compatible with your Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar # BX7335. Flat towing a vehicle requires a number of components in addition to the tow bar and base plates: safety cables, a lighting kit and a supplementary braking system are also required for safe and legal flat-towing. You will also want to verify in your CR-V owner's manual that it can be transported in this manner;...
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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 # 521567-1. If you have some other tow bar or base plates, let me know what they are and I can...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2013 Honda CR-V Being Towed by a 2006 Fleetwood Providence
  • The SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System # SM99202 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2013 Honda CR-V and since it is designed for motorhomes with air brakes it should also work well with your 2006 Fleetwood Providence with air brakes. 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...
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