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Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter Bracket for Roadmaster Standard and Crossbar-Style Base Plates

Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter Bracket for Roadmaster Standard and Crossbar-Style Base Plates

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Adapts your Roadmaster standard or crossbar-style base plate so you can hook up your Blue Ox tow bar. Includes crossbar. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88178 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter Bracket for Roadmaster Standard and Crossbar-Style Base Plates. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88178

  • Base Plates
  • Tow Bar
  • Adapters
  • Blue Ox to Roadmaster
  • Blue Ox

Adapts your Roadmaster standard or crossbar-style base plate so you can hook up your Blue Ox tow bar. Includes crossbar.


Features:

  • Lets you use your Blue Ox tow bar with Roadmaster standard and crossbar-style (XL and EZ series) base plates
  • Results in 24" spacing between brackets
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


BX88178 Blue Ox Towbar to Road Master Baseplate Bracket Adapter with Crossbar

Installation Details BX88178 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter Bracket for Roadmaster Standard and Crossbar-Style Base Plates - BX88178

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

Adapts your Roadmaster standard or crossbar-style base plate so you can hook up your Blue Ox tow bar. Includes crossbar.

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The tow bar was delivered on time and it was of very good quality. My only complaint was that the installation instructions were not really clear and printed in a small font. (It would have been helpful to have a video.) But I figured it out and everything fit perfectly. I have used the tow bar several times with no problems.



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Bolted right up, the only issue was having to look up the torque specs for the bolts. Surprised the page wasn't included.

Terry R.

9/24/2015

we leave it in place and made a cover. great



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Excellent product , fits perfectly



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the service was outstanding . very pleased with the quick service. your experts provided me with a great tow bar system when others said it couldn't be done. I am recommending you to all my towing friends. keep up the good work



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This worked well for the crossover of the Roadmaster Base Plate to the Blue Ox Tow Bar. Fit fine and easy to use.



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I'm very happy with my base plate and all adapter pieces for my tow bar. Being very satisfied that all hardware was there. If I ever need any other products I will sure look you guys up. Thanks also for shipping my products in a very timely manner.



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Sales person helped get right products I needed the quality was excellent it fit perfect and easy installation was kept posted when shipped and follow up was good thanks



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you guys and gals are the best. It is a pleasure dealing with you. I am a very pleased again. The tow bar fit perfect shipping was fast and price was right. Thanks again Pete



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Exactly as described and shipped out as promised! Highly recommend E-Trailer!



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Came quick, looks good, Great Price, have not installed yet!



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Very fast delivery. Very happy. Would recommend
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Part installed in no time!!!



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Easy to store and use , price was very good..



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  • Will the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 481-3 Compatible With a Blue Ox Towbar
    The Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 481-3 will be compatible with Blue Ox towbars, but you will need the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178.
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  • Comparing Roadmaster and Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Adapter
    Between the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter part # RM-032 and the Blue Ox Adapter part # BX88178 the better choice is the Roadmaster kit because it comes with pins that mount through the lugs and the Blue Ox does not. Aside from that though they basically are identical. These adapters are designed for going from a Roadmaster base plate kit to a Blue Ox or Demco tow bar.
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  • Is The Base Plate For 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Compatible With The Blue Ox Tow Bars 10,000 lbs?
    We have two base plate options for your 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk that are compatible with the Blue Ox Tow Bars with use of an adapter. The baseplates we have for your vehicle are the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # RM-521446-4 or the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # RM-521446-5. However, neither option is a fit with Active Air Shutters. The EZ4 base plates are compatible with Blue Ox Tow Bars like the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Chrysler Sebring Hardtop Sedan with a Blue Ox Tow Bar
    Since Blue Ox does not make a base plate kit for the 2005 Chrysler Sebring sedan hardtop, the only kit you can use is Roadmaster XL base plates # 270-1. In order to use the Blue Ox tow bar you will need to use an adapter, # BX88178. This adapter will result in a 24 inch spacing between the brackets. You will need to determine if your tow bar can be used at this 24 inch spacing. You will also need safety cables like # RM-643. For lighting I recommend a simple magnetic kit like # RM-2120...
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plate
    If you have the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar part # BX7420 and need to use this with Roadmaster base plates you'll need to use either the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88178 for the crossbar style (EZ, XL) or part # BX88185 for the direct connect style (EZ5, MS, and MX).
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  • How to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates on 2005 Honda CR-V
    You can use your Blue Ox tow bar on your 2005 Honda CR-V with Roadmaster base plates with the right adapter, depending on the base plates your Honda has. - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1555-5 are Roadmaster XL base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 - Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # 1555-3 are Roadmaster MX base plates and require the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter...
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  • How To Use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
    It is super easy to attach a Blue Ox Tow Bar to a Roadmaster Base Plate Kit. If you have the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit like part # 1555-5 then you will need to use the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plates Adapter part # BX88178 but if you have the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit like part # 1555-3 then you will need to use the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plates Adapter part # BX88185.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Hyundai Accent with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    The Demco base plate kit part number # DM9518306 does not fit your 2016 Hyundai Accent but I do have a great solution with the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 521634-1 but you would also need the adapter part # BX88178 to connect to your Blue Ox tow bar.
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  • Adapter Needed To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster EZ Base Plate
    Both Blue Ox and Roadmaster make an adapter that would allow you to use your Blue Ox tow bar with the Roadmaster # 52285-1. The Blue Ox model is part # BX88178 and the Roadmaster model is RM-032. Either adapter would work just fine for you. You can see current pricing for either item by clicking on the provided links. I have also linked you to a few FAQ articles about flat towing that you might find helpful.
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  • How To Use A Blue Ox Tow Bar With A Roadmaster Base Plate Kit On A 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Adapter part # BX88178 will allow you to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar like the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 on your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited if you have the "Crossbar-Style" Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit like part # 1430-1. If you have the "Direct-Connect" Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit like part # RM-521448-5 then you will want to use the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Adapter part # BX88185...
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit
    Yes, you can use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit using the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter part # BX88178.
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar On 1999 Toyota Corolla
    The only base plate kit offered for a 1999 Toyota Corolla is the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # 1150-1. That said, if you have a Blue Ox Tow Bar you need to use you can do so with the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88178. For wiring, the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 is the best option and my strong recommendation. I have installed many flat-tow wiring harnesses and this one is always my go to.
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  • How to Connect Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plates to Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar
    The adapter you would need to go from the Roadmaster EZ2 base plate kit to the Blue OX Avail part # BX7420 is the part # BX88178.
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  • How To Use Blue-Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates
    The correct Blue Ox tow bar adapter to use with a Roadmaster base plate kit will be dependent on which exact kit you have, the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88178 is for Roadmaster EZ and XL Base Plates like part # RM-521440-4 and the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter part # BX88185 is for Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates like part # RM-521453-5.
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  • Adapter Compatible with Roadmaster Base Plates and Blue Ox Tow Bar
    There are a couple of options to convert your Blue Ox Tow Bar to your Roadmaster Base Plates: -Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185 -Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032 (for EZ and XL Base Plates) -Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 I've attached some videos and an article with the chart showing compatibility.
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  • How To Use Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plates On a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado
    In order to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # RM-523182-4 for a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado you will need the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plates Adapter part # BX88178. In order to use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-523182-5 for a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado you will need the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plates Adapter part # BX88185. The Blue Ox Tow Bars and Roadmaster Base Plate Kits are...
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  • Adapter to use a Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plates on a 2000 Mazda Miata
    We do have the adapter needed to use the Roadmaster base plates # 711-4 with the Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar. You will need adapter # BX88178. In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you will also need safety cables unless you still have the ones that originally came with the tow bar. If you do need some you can use # RM-643. The Miata will also need a lighting solution. I recommend going with a simple magnetic kit like # RM-2120. This will bypass the vehicle wiring so you will not have...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback
    There is an adapter to go from Roadmaster base plates to Blue Ox tow bars. However, you will have to use the XL style base plates # 919-1. Then you can use adapter # BX88178. You said you bought the tow bar used, if it did not include the safety cables then you will need to add some using # BX88196. You will also need a lighting solution when flat towing the vehicle. If you will not be towing it very often then I recommend a magnetic kit # RM-2120. But if you want a more permanent solution...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Honda Fit Behind a Motor Home with an Aventa Tow Bar
    In order to determine if your 2007 Honda Fit can be flat towed behind a motor home you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual. Since you have an automatic transmission you will need to use base plates # 521558-1. Blue Ox does not have a base plate kit for the automatic transmission models. You can still use your Aventa tow bar by using adapter # BX88178. If you need safety cables, use # RM-643. For a lighting solution I recommend kit # 154-792-118158. Most states now require...
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  • Adapter Needed to Make Roadmaster Baseplates Compatible With Blue Ox Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 3141-1 on your 2009 Chevy HHR LS will need either the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032 or the Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter # BX88178 to work with your Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar. Let me know if you need any further help with your flat towing system.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Honda Element SC
    I went on the Remco site and looked up a 2008 Honda Element. I did not see the SC model excluded anywhere in the application charts. It stated that all models, manual or automatic, 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive, can be flat towed. You will want to look in the owners manual for the vehicle on how it should be towed. The only Blue Ox base plates for the vehicle do exclude the SC model, but the Roadmaster Base plates, # 1541-3 will work with all models. These are XL style base plates which...
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  • Using Roadmaster Base Plates with a Blue Ox Tow Bar on a 2012 Ford Focus SE
    There are adapters to connect Roadmaster base plate kits with Blue Ox tow bars. It depends which tow bar you end up having whether they're compatible but most likely they will be. The adapters work with most Blue Ox tow bars but there's some exceptions if the tow bar is older. Let me know which tow bar your friends have offered you and I'll confirm for sure. I've also linked a help article that lists compatibility between tow bars and base plate kits you can reference if you like. There...
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  • How to Connect Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
    If the Roadmaster base plate is the crossbar style you'd need the adapter part # BX88178 or if it's the direct connect style # BX88185. The Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-523160-5 that you referenced is a direct connect style so it would require the # BX88185.
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit for Use with Blue Ox Tow Bar on a 2014 Ford Explorer
    The main difference between the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit part # 4427-3A and the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit part # 4427-1A for your 2014 Ford Explorer has to do with their compatibility of tow bars. The XL Base Plate Kit is compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars whereas the MX Base Plate Kit is only compatible with Roadmaster tow bars that slide into trailer hitch receivers. The XL Base Plate Kit will also require a crossbar and the MX Base Plate Kit will not. If you are using the...
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