Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs

Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs

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Create your own Blue Ox base plates by bolting these heavy-duty brackets to your bumper. Most bumpers will need to be reinforced or modified. Brackets must mount to a flat, metal surface. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX88266 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX88266

Create your own Blue Ox base plates by bolting these heavy-duty brackets to your bumper. Most bumpers will need to be reinforced or modified. Brackets must mount to a flat, metal surface.


Features:

  • Lets you create your own base plates
  • Mounts to flat, metal section of your vehicle's bumper
    • Most bumpers will need to be modified for use with these brackets
    • Fits Blue Ox tow bars
  • Includes 2 brackets, backing plates and mounting hardware
  • Capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


BX88266 Blue Ox Universal Adapter Tabs - Bolt On - 20K








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Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs - BX88266

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Create your own Blue Ox base plates by bolting these heavy-duty brackets to your bumper. Most bumpers will need to be reinforced or modified. Brackets must mount to a flat, metal surface.

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Very nice product I went with the heavy duty bracket because it was going to be on the front of our jeep and I wanted something that could take a beating while rock climbing. I guarantee this will last forever. Pins slip right in and gusset to the max. Top notch product 306187



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Great product 239117



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I know it will work for the intended purpose and probably more. Jc 229428


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  • Parts to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Custom Poison Spyder Bumper
  • It sounds like you're having trouble finding baseplates that will fit your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited because of a custom Poison Spyder front bumper so you can flat tow it. Well I've got good news for you because we carry D-ring adapters that fit the 3/4 inch shackle mounts on your bumper. They're part # RM-035 and are compatible with Roadmaster tow bars. For a Roadmaster tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2 # RM-520. It's our most popular tow and is very reliable. For safety cables...
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  • Flat Towing a 2015 Jeep Wrangler with custom Front Bumper with D-Ring Attachments
  • I do have a solution for you but Roadmaster adapter # RM-035 fits D-ring mounting holes that are 7/8 inch or 1 inch in diameter that have taps that are 3/4 inches thick as opposed to holes that are 3/4 inches in diameter so they would not work. There isn't an adapter that would work with 3/4 inch diameter holes. What I recommend is to install the Blue Ox universal base plates, # BX88266, and then use adapter # BX88310 which will fit the Demco Commander tow bar. If you do not have...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with LoD Signature Series Bumper Behind an RV
  • I can't say if any of the tow bars we have will fit that adapter you found but we have an adapter that could work. Take a look at adapter # BX88296. It is specifically designed for an aftermarket bumper with 7/8" diameter lug pins. And it is made in the USA. With it you can use the Avail tow bar # BX7420 that has a maximum arm spacing of 38 inches. The other option is to have Blue Ox universal base plates # BX88266 installed on the bumper if there is enough space. Then you could place...
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  • Recommended Baseplates for Flat Towable Vehicle When No Custom Options Are Available
  • According to your owners manual, if your 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT is a manual transmission, it can be flat towed. However, there are not any custom base plates to fit your SRT4 model. To give you the best option, you can use the Blue Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit - 5,000 lbs # BX88230 or the Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs # BX88266 to create your own mount. I then recommend the Alpha tow bar # BX7365 which comes with the safety cables. For your wiring,...
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  • Are the Blue Ox Universal Base Plates BX88266 and Avail Tow Bar Compatible with Each Other
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Avail tow bar # BX7420 is compatible with universal base plates # BX88266 assuming that you can install the brackets so that they are the proper width apart for the tow bar which is 38 inches or less on center.
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  • How to Tow a 1965 Ford Mustang Behind Another Vehicle
  • Neither Roadmaster nor Blue Ox have custom base plates for the 1965 Ford Mustang. You have 3 options though. First, you could have some universal base plates custom installed by a qualified fabricator, # BX88266. Second, you could determine if the vehicle can be towed on a tow dolly (this info may or may not be in the owners manual). And third, you could put the Classic Pony car on a trailer. If you go with option 1 then you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental...
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  • Bolt-On Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapters to Work on 1997 Jeep TJ with Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar
  • We have the Blue Ox Universal Bolt-On Adapters # BX88266 that will work with the Blue Ox Acclaim # BX4330. They need to be bolted on to a flat metal surface and if you're using your bumper it may need to be reinforced. I contacted Blue Ox and they've never encountered any issues using the adapters with a front mount hitch as long as they are able to be installed without the hitch interfering
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  • Need Higher Capacity Blue-Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit for 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Blue Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit, # BX88230, will require that you drill into your bumper and the bumper will most likely need to be reinforced or modified. I spoke with my technical contact at Bestop regarding the HighRock 4x4 High Access Front Bumper, # B4291701, and any modifications, including drilling, will void the warranty for the bumper. Due to the fact that the Bestop bumper has not been tested for flat towing, they can not recommend that you use it for this purpose. The...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Ford F-350 7.3 Behind an RV
  • Welcome back! There are no confirmed custom base plate fits for the 1996 Ford F-350 trucks so in order to flat tow it you would need to have Blue Ox universal base plates # BX88266 installed. A professional installation is recommended. For a compatible tow bar you can use the Avail # BX7420 if the truck is under 10,000 pounds. If it is over 10,000 pounds the only option is the Trion # BX7520P which has a lunette ring coupler so the hitch it attaches to would have to be a pintle hitch. For...
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  • BlueOx Universal Baseplate Compatibility With Ford F-450
  • The Blue Ox Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs # BX88266 are not a confirmed fit for your vehicle, but I've attached a photo of the dimensions of the bracket to allow you to compare fit with tow hook location. The base mounting holes are 5-1/2 inches on center by 2 inches on center. There is not a custom fit for a Ford F-450 truck from any of our manufacturers. Based on the vehicle weight, you should be able to flat tow it with the correct equipment. These Universal Adapter...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow a Volvo S40 T5 Behind a Motor Home
  • I checked with Blue Ox and Roadmaster and neither offer custom fit base plates for your Volvo S40 T5. But what you can do is have some universal base plates, # BX88266, professionally installed. Please consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. If you can flat tow it according to the manual and use the universal base plates then for a tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. It is rated for 6,500 pounds and includes safety cables. For lighting...
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  • Adding Universal Base Plates to a Heavily Modified 2006 Jeep Wrangler with Hansen Bumper
  • It sounds like you want to install universal base plates # BX88266. The Avail tow bar will attach directly to these without using an adapter. The bumper will likely need to be reinforced to use this type of set up. Professional installation is recommended. You could potentially use the Blue Ox adapter # BX88296 since it is compatible with the Aventa tow bar. The pin hole for the lug adapters is 7/8 inch in diameter so if that is compatible with your aftermarket bumper then it should...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar and Bolt-On Adapter Tabs for 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • The Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000 lbs # BX88266 is a mount that is rated for up to 20,000 lbs. The bumper will need to be modified to fit the holes in the brackets which are 5-1/2 inches on center and 2 inches on center. I've attached a photo to assist. There are not custom base plates available for your 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser, so these brackets are the best option. You may need to reinforce or replace your bumper to handle the weight since it appears...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1975 Ford Van with a Blue Ox Rangefinder II Tow Bar
  • The Blue Ox Rangefinder II tow bar (BX4322) is compatible with adapter # RM-037 if you are using Roadmaster base plates on your 1975 Ford Van. However, neither Roadmaster nor Blue Ox have custom fit base plates that will fit your van. What you could do is use the Blue Ox universal bolt-on adapter tabs, # BX88266. I have included a link to the installation details for you. Be sure to check the van owners manual to make sure it can be flat towed. You will also need safety cables such...
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  • Can a 2013 Honda Ridgeline Flat Tow a 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • First, you will need to determine If your 2013 Honda Ridgeline has a high enough towing capacity to tow the 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser. The towing capacity of the Ridgeline must be greater than the gross weight of the Land Cruiser. If you have enough capacity the next thing you will need to check is the owners manual of the Land Cruiser. Given its age it may or may not have any information on flat towing. If it does not you would likely need to speak with someone at Toyota to determine...
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  • Can a Ram 5500 4x4 Be Flat Towed?
  • Yes, you can flat tow a 4WD Ram 5500. Depending on the model year their may be different instructions on how to do so, so I recommend checking your owner's manual. For instance according to the 2018 model owner's manual, the automatic transmission models much be shifted into park and the manual transmission vehicles must be put in gear. Then the transfer case needs to be put in neutral. For your base plates, I recommend the Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs - 20,000...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1966 Volvo 122S Wagon Behind a 2017 Honda Ridgeline
  • Normally the first thing you would do is consult the vehicle owner's manual on whether or not your 1966 Volvo 122 can be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. But I doubt they covered that back in 1966. The curb weight of your Volvo is approximately 5,300 pounds so the Stowmaster's 6,000 pound rating can handle that. However there aren't any custom fit base plates to attach to the front of the Volvo. I would usually recommend going with Blue Ox universal base plates, # BX88266, but...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2 1987 Ford F-350s with a 1992 C3500
  • I've attached a link of all the trailer hitch receivers to fit your 1992 C3500. You'll need to choose one rated for at least 10,000 pounds that fits with the bumper style of your truck. The least expensive tow bar we carry that is rated for 10,000 pounds is the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420. It also includes the safety cables. We don't carry any custom base plates for the Fords but the Blue Ox Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs # BX88266 are rated for 20,000 pounds and will work with the Blue...
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  • Base Plate Options for 2006 Chevrolet Express Van
  • Blue Ox does offer the Universal Bolt-On Adapter Tabs, # BX88266, which could be mounted to the metal bumper of your 2006 Chevrolet Express Van but it will most likely need to be reinforced or modified. Please keep in mind that these brackets must be mounted to a flat surface. The universal brackets are designed for use with Blue Ox tow bars like the Alpha, # BX7365. I have included an article for you which covers the basics of flat towing. To complete your set-up, you may still...
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  • Could Blue Ox Heavy-Duty Universal Bolt-On Adapter # BX88266 Attach to Brush Guard
  • If the brush guard on your 2009 Ford F-150 has a totally flat front surface that the # BX88266 could mount to and the manufacturer of the brush guard states that can tow the weight of your truck then yes, this could work for you.
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