Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter

Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter

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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88178

Use your Blue Ox tow bar with Roadmaster base plates. Adapter includes crossbar.


Features:

  • Fits Roadmaster base plates
    • XL, EZ and standard base-plate models
  • Works with Blue Ox tow bars
  • Results in 24" spacing between brackets
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


BX88178 Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Bracket Adapter - Crossbar



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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter - BX88178

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Use your Blue Ox tow bar with Roadmaster base plates. Adapter includes crossbar.

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Exactly as described and shipped out as promised! Highly recommend E-Trailer! 567023



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Part installed in no time!!! 348331



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Came quick, looks good, Great Price, have not installed yet! 328824



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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 301308



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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 292883



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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. 152839


Comments

we leave it in place and made a cover. great

Terry R - 09/24/2015

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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. 150956



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Very fast delivery. Very happy. Would recommend to everyone. 128343



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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 93658


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  • Adapters to Use Blue Ox Tow Bar With Roadmaster Base Plates
  • Yes, there are adapters available which allow you to use Blue Ox tow bars with Roadmaster base plates, though the application depends on which tow bar and base plate you have. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX Base Plates Adapter Brackets # BX88185 works with Blue Ox motor-home-mounted tow bars and fits Roadmaster EZ5, MS, and MX base-plate models. The Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178 fits Roadmaster XL, EZ and standard...
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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 -...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Lincoln MKX EcoBoost, Adaptive Cruise Behind RV with Aladdin Tow Bar
  • For your 2016 Lincoln MKX with EcoBoost motor and adaptive cruise control you can use Roadmaster base plates # RM-524447-4. In order to use these base plates with your Blue Ox tow bar you will need adapter # BX88178. If you do not already have safety cables I recommend # RM-643. the coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use diode kit # RM-15267 or if you will not be towing the vehicle often I recommend a magnetic kit # C-ATL20A. You may also...
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  • Is Blue Ox Base Plate # BX1307 Compatible With A 2007 Mini Cooper Model S Hard Top?
  • I reached out to Blue Ox and confirmed that the Blue Ox Base Plate # BX1307 is not a fit for your 2007 Mini Cooper Model S Hardtop. Blue Ox does not have a confirmed fit. I then reached out to Roadmaster and they do have a confirmed fit for your vehicle, # 521877-1. I've attached an installation video for you and recommend using Locktite Threadlocker # LT37420 for this installation. These base plates are compatible with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 2" Hitch...
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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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  • Adapter to Use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plates on a 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • There are adapters that will allow a Blue Ox tow bar to fit Roadmaster base plates. The adapter you need will depend on the base plate kit. If you're using the Roadmaster EZ Base Plates # 52728-1 the adapters you can use are the Blue Ox # BX88178 or the Roadmaster # RM-032. I've attached an article that shows what base plate adapters are compatible with which tow bars.
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  • Is Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar Compatible with Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit for 2014 Ford Edge
  • We do have the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Adapter # BX88178 which you can use for the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 524426-1 on your 2014 Ford Edge (non-EcoBoost - with Adaptive Cruise Control) to make it compatible with the discontinued Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar. If your Ford Edge has the EcoBoost with the Adaptive Cruise Control then you would need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2628 instead which pairs right up to your Aladdin tow bar. If you don't already have the Roadmaster base...
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  • Base Plates and Parts to Flat Tow 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop S
  • You can use your Blue Ox tow bar with your 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop S but there are no base plates available for this model from Blue Ox. Instead you will need to use the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521882-4 and Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter # BX88178. There are also a number of other parts you need to flat tow your 2014 Mini Cooper starting with Safety Chains # RM-643. For wiring kit that will allow your Mini's lights to function while...
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  • Adapter to Use Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar with Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plates on a 2016 Ford C-Max
  • I will be happy to get you set up with what you will need to connect your Blue Ox Avail tow bar # BX7420 to the Roadmaster base plates # 524432-1 on your 2016 Ford C-Max. All you will need is adapter # BX88178. The adapter attaches to the base plate arms and the tow bar attaches to the adapter. With that adapter in place you will be good to go!
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  • Recommended Parts Needed When Flat-Towing 2003 Mazda Miata
  • The only baseplates we offer for a 2003 Mazda Miata is the Roadmaster XL Base Plates, part # 711-4. If you have a Blue Ox tow bar, we do offer an adapter that allows you to use the Blue Ox tow bar with the Roadmaster XL base plates. You would need part # BX88178. If you do not have a tow bar, I recommend the RoadMaster Falcon, part # RM-520. This would eliminate the need for an adapter with the RoadMaster base plates. If you are not familiar with flat-towing, you can check out...
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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 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 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 # C-ATL20A. This will bypass the vehicle wiring so you will not...
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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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  • Does Installation of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on a 2014 Ford Explorer Require the Bumper to be Removed
  • The Blue Ox base plate kit, part # BX2632, does require the bumper to be removed from a 2014 Ford Explorer. If you're looking for a kit that doesn't remove the bumper we have two from Roadmaster, the XL kit part # 4427-1A and the MX kit part # 4427-3A, that keep the bumper. They fit the 2014 Explorer as long as you don't have the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. If you need to connect the base plate kit to a Blue Ox tow bar we carry adapters for that. Use part # BX88178 with the XL kit or part...
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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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  • Replacement Roadmaster Base Plate Kit Arms Needed for 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • To replace the arms for the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit on your 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser you will need to fill out the "instructions" form for part # RM-ARMS. This will allow you to be more specific about your kit since it looks like you have an older kit. Then to use your Blue Ox tow bar with this kit you will need the Adapter # BX88178.
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  • Can Roadmaster Base Plates Be Used With Blue Ox Aventa Towbar To Tow 2013 Honda Fit
  • In order for you to be able to use your Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar BX7335 with the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 521190-1, you will need to use an adapter. We carry the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Standard, EZ and XL Base Plates Adapter, part # BX88178 that will work for your towbar and the Roadmaster base plates. Since you have a towbar, you may be familiar with towing a vehicle, but in case you are new to flat-towing I have attached some helpful articles that explains flat-towing...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Honda Civic
  • Since the only Blue Ox base plate kit for your 2005 Honda Civic has fixed arms you would want to go with the Roadmaster kit part # 521537-1 and then use the adapter part # BX88178 to allow your Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 to attach to it. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-154, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight assemblies. You will also want the # BX88206 to connect this lighting solution to your tow vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector...
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  • Adapter Needed to Join Blue Ox Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plates
  • If you prefer to install Roadmaster base plates on your 2016 Kia Soul you can still use your Blue Ox tow bar by adding the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plate Adapter # BX88178. While there are some differences between the installation of the different brands of base plates, our installers have noted these are fairly minor. You may care to have a look at the linked article, which covers each of the components required for safe and legal flat towing. It is always a good idea to...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Chevy Tracker Behind a Motor Home with an Aladdin Tow Bar
  • You would need to use an adapter to use a Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar with the Roadmaster base plates, # 1021-1, because the 2 manufacturers attach differently. Use adapter # BX88178. Or the other option is to use Blue Ox base plates, # BX1636 to match the Aladdin tow bar. Since you already have the Aladdin tow bar which comes with safety cables, you should not need to add any. But if you do you can use # RM-643. You will also need a lighting solution and supplemental braking. For lighting...
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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 # C-ATL20A...
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  • Availability of Base Plate Adapter For Towing 2003 Mini Cooper Using A Demco Tow Bar
  • No worries. You can use the Blue Ox # BX1303 tow bar, and then use a # BX88178 adapter. The adapter will allow your Demco Aluminator, Excali-bar or Kwik-Tow towbar to work with the Roadmaster base plates. To complete your flat towing system, you'll also need safety cables like # RM-643. You will also need a lighting solution so the lights on the towed vehicle work in tandem with those of the RV. Custer offers a simple wireless solution, part # LIW-LDTL. The fact that absolutely no cutting...
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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 # C-ATL20A. But if you want a more permanent...
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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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  • 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...
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  • Video Request On How Roadmaster Quick Disconnects Attach and Detach
  • If you fast forward to the :40 second mark of the install video I attached it will show you how the quick disconnect of the part # BX88178 would disconnect and connect from Roadmaster base plate kits like part # 495-1A.
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  • Tow Bar Adapter Recommendation for a 2011 Ford Escape
  • The Blue Ox Acclaim tow bar # BX4330 will need the Blue Ox base plate adapter # BX88178 which will provide 24-inches of spacing between brackets. So you wouldn't need to purchase another tow bar. A few things you will also need are a supplemental braking system like the Roadmaster Even Brake # RM-9400 and safety cables such as # RM-643 that will provide you the extra security for your tow bar system # BX4330. They will also have a 6,000 pound capacity. If you prefer a 10,000 pound capacity,...
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  • Recommended Adapters To Connect Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate to Blue Ox Tow Bar For 2008 Mini Cooper
  • It sounds like you need adapters to connect your Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit # 521878-1 to a Blue Ox tow bar. For most Blue Ox tow bars you can use Adapters Item # BX88178 or Item # RM-032. I have attached an article that lists which tow bars they work for. If you can tell me the exact model of your Blue Ox tow bar, I can make a more specific recommendation. Be sure to check your owner's manual before flat towing your vehicle for suggestions or recommendations. Links with more...
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