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Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector

Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector

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Keep the front of your towed vehicle free of dirt and debris during travel with this protective shield. Polyethylene construction is flexible for a more aerodynamic towing experience. 1-800-496-5010 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX8870 or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • Tow Bar
  • Vehicle Guards
  • Rock Guard
  • KarGard
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Keep the front of your towed vehicle free of dirt and debris during travel with this protective shield. Polyethylene construction is flexible for a more aerodynamic towing experience.


  • Polyethylene shield protects front of towed vehicle from road debris
    • Extends beyond KarGard frame on the sides and flexes during turns for improved coverage and greater aerodynamic capability
    • Returns to original shape when laid flat
  • Lightweight aluminum frame is sturdy, durable and corrosion resistant
    • Mounts onto tow bar arms
    • Fits most Blue Ox tow bars
  • Simple, compact storage - shield folds in half
  • Made in the USA


  • Dimensions: 72" wide x 24-1/4" tall
  • 1-Year warranty


  • This protector will not work with Blue Ox Acclaim tow bars.
  • Cannot be used with Blue Ox AutoStop braking systems (BX8893 or BX8893-3050).

BX8870 Blue Ox Car Guard Protective Shield

Item # BX8870

Installation Details BX8870 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector - BX8870

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (62 Customer Reviews)

Keep the front of your towed vehicle free of dirt and debris during travel with this protective shield. Polyethylene construction is flexible for a more aerodynamic towing experience.


I received the Blue Ox KarGard as promised on time. It was an addition to my new Blue Ox Ascent tow bar. I am using the KarGuard to protect the front of my 2018 Jeep JK. I read the directions and watched the install video on the eTrailer website. Using a few hand tools it was easy to set up and install. It took about 2 hours to set up. I needed an adjustable wrench and two different sockets. The KarGuard kit came with extra hardware to allow it to be installed on other tow bars. I am not mechanically inclined and do not have many power tools. This was easy to set up and install.

Fantastic! I towed my Jeep 2500 miles to Yellowstone and back. Stopped at National Parks along the route. Quick connect and disconnect made it easy. One tip: I bought the 7500 lb tow bar. Had to make several sharp turns. The tow bar is longer that the 5000 lb tow bar. The extra length prevented the Motorhome from making contact with the Jeep!
Mark - 04/27/2022


After about 6 months, one side of the car sheild broke completely off. Bloe ox replaced that side. Now after nearly 8 months of occasional use, the other side has broken off. I hope that the large piece that broke loose didnt impact any other drivers. Not sure what I will go with next, but I wouldn't get another one!

I reached out to Blue Ox who will reach out to you. They advised that it is possible that very high winds or road debris that impacted the shield just right could be the cause.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/24/2022


Good product that is well constructed. The installation ended up being quite easy but felt quite challenging at the start. I found the instructions that come with the guard to be very hard to follow. Some illustrations in the installation guide are out of date. Identifying some part names with the items being referred to in the instructions is difficult. However, E Trailer has a series of installation photos on their website. Once I figured out to rely on the E trailer photos to guide me it was a snap to install.

Outstanding. Continues to work exactly as expected.
Steve - 08/17/2022


I used the shield on my open car trailer . It was easy to install and was pretty straight forward . Very sturdy and looks great .


After opening the box upon the timely delivery I discovered that there is really not much assembling to be done. Extremely easy installation instructions were also included. Total installation took less than 30 minutes! You’ll be pleased with the ease of use as well, on and off takes 5 minutes or less. The materials are very tough and reinforced for years of road use. I couldn’t be happier with the peace of mind we get by using this to guard against any road debris being kicked up by our Motorhome as well as vehicles on either side of us! A great investment and value!


The Karguard was easy to set up initially & even easier to put in place prior to trips. I have traveled as far as 11 hours and not a single ding on the dingy. I highly recommend this if you pull a vehicle behind your motorhome!


This shield works to block debris during travel but is too bulky and difficult to store at camp sites.


Wish there was a assembly video to help some of us with not that perfect closeup eye sight

We do actually have a video that walks you through the installation. I have the link below for your reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 05/09/2022


Got it a day early from etrailer. Instructions that came with it are very hard to follow. I used etrailer's video for installation and things went OK. The difficult part is figuring out which hole to use on the stanchion brackets and which way to point them. It's a bit of trial and error to get it right. Just hope I didn't wear out the locking nuts as I had to change things 4 times. Everything depends on which base plate you have. Got it all done in a couple of hours with a few interruptions. Looks good. More importantly, it looks like it will work well.


Used for five months so far and it provided great chip protection for front end of towed vehicle. Durable yet light weight,easy to installation and easy to mount.


etrailer has been amazing. We received our floormats the next day.


It works very well.


All the products are great, however I would really look at redesigning the Karguard vehicle protector.


Easy install and using it is a breeze. Lightweight and small enough to stow in the basement.


Item received in advance of projected delivery date. Can't open and inspect as I broke my arm after ordering and will have to wait in that. I am very pleased with the way etrailer conducts their business and will keep them in mind any time I am in need of things.


The BX8870 Kargard was easy to install on my Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar. The instruction that came with the Kargard are very poor because they are written for many different applications. Once you determine what the instruction are trying to tell you, the installation went great. I haven't had the a chance to see how well the kargard will actually protect the toad, but it looks like it is going to do an excellent job. As usual, I was very happy with how quick I received my order from eTrailer.


We purchased the BLue Ox car guard BX8870. We are happy with the fast service from e-trailer however we are towing a Jeep and the towers were only 18” and to cover our 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara we need the towers to be at least 24” for this guard to protect our vehicle hood. It would work great on a car.


I ordered this item from etrailer after having several missed deliveries from Amazon and it arrived today as promised. I am very pleased with the Blueox Kardgard. Thank you etrailer for getting it to me on time.

This product works as described. Keeps the front of my Jeep free from stones and other debris that gets kicked up from the motorhome.
TommyD - 09/21/2017


Excellent product. Followed directions and it was easy to install. Does a very
Good job of protecting the front of our tow vehicle. Completely satisfied with this product.


Better than I thought it’d be. Easy install and removal.

I did modify to lower it as truck was higher than car I was towing. Lowered it to get better coverage of frontend on truck.


It helps keep rocks and dirt off the towed vehicle. It is easy to install and remove


I give eTrailer 5 Stars and UPS 1.5 Stars. eTrailer never disappoints. Great installation videos and service after the sale. Extremely quick to ship.

UPS on the other hand delivered the product in a box that was so destroyed, parts were laying on the porch outside the box (pictures attached).

Notified eTrailer customer service. If any parts were missing, they were going to make things right.


easy to put together be sure to watch the video--directions are confusing

No broken glass or dents as we traveled from Fl to Ca
Bruce - 02/03/2020


Service was quick and notifications were very prompt. The Kargard and packaging were all in new and complete condition.


etrailer had the product that I was looking for and it was very easy to locate on their site. I placed my order, received immediate confirmation and ship notice and received my product a couple of days later. I will surely use etrailer again in the future. Thanks to you etrailer, you have an excellent site!

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