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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Blue Ox accessories and parts part number BX8870 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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
  • Blue Ox
  • KarGard

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

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


Notes:

  • 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




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector - BX8870

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (45 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.

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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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



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I love it, it protect my car from road stones and easy to install



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



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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.



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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.


Comments
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



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Although I haven’t had time to install it yet, it appears to be well built. I’m anxious to try it on the road.



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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.



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Great company



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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.



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just got the item. will send pictures when install on my Avalanche. thanks



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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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Looks good easy to assemble Haven’t hit the road to test yet



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Love the Blue OX KarGuard! I pull a Mini Cooper behind my Class A and haven’t experienced any stone chips since I started using it. Installation is easy and it folds away nicely for storage.



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Great product, easy to use,well made, would recommend it to anyone.



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E-trailer is my go to stop when I need anything for my coach. Their site works well plus it’s easy to talk to a real person for advice. I’ve never had a bad experience.



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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.



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



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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.



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I gave it a good because iv'e not tried it yet. It wasn't what i wanted but i'm gonna give it a try tomorrow on a 2100 mi. journey. i wanted the karguard two, because i heard it keeps the rear of the coach clean too..



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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.



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Looks to be made very well. I've bought a lot of stuff from etrailer and always have been happy with the products and they always ship really fast. I will surely buy more from you in the future.


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector Compatibility
    Yes, the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector, # BX8870 will work with your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar, # BX7420. It is designed to work with all Blue Ox tow bars with the exception of only the Blue Ox Acclaim # BX4330. The only other exception is that it cannot be used with Blue Ox AutoStop braking systems (BX8893 or BX8893-3050).
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  • Blue OX Kargard Rock Guard for Towed Vehicles
    The Blue Ox # BX8870 Kargard is designed to protect all vehicles from most road debris that can be kicked up behind a towing vehicle. I have attached a video that I think you will find very helpful. The guard measures 72" wide x 24-1/4" tall and works with most tow bar systems. When not in use it folds up for easy storage.
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  • Recommended Vehicle Protector For Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar
    It is possible that the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 will work with the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 you mentioned since it is designed to fit more than just Blue Ox tow bars but since it has not been tested by Blue Ox I am unable to confirm that it will fit. If you want a vehicle protect that is confirmed to fit your # RM-522 without guess work I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening # RM-4750 which will work perfectly...
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  • Mud Flaps to Protect Towed 2018 Chevrolet Colorado
    The Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 is compatible with their Aventa tow bar but I would take GM's warning to heart and use another solution to protect the truck from road debris, one that won't put the transmission at risk. Your tow bar can be equipped with Rock Tamers Heavy-Duty Adjustable Mud Flap System # ERT00108. This setup lets you customize the mud flaps to precisely fit the motorhome. The flaps can be trimmed to size if you like and their vertical height is adjustable....
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  • Will the Blue Ox KarGard Fit the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar
    Yes, the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector part # BX8870 will work perfectly with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420. I have attached a diagram for you of the protector used with this exact tow bar.
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  • Does Blue Ox KarGard Stay on Towed Vehicle and Need Removed Each Time You Drive?
    The Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 does not attach to your vehicle but rather to the tow bar. You will simply disconnect your tow bar from your base plates and you will be able to drive your Focus without any other connections or disconnections needed. I've attached a photo to assist. You can leave the KarGard on the Tow Bar and head out with your Focus. The KarGard also folds in half so you can disconnect it easily with the pins leaving the mounting base and store...
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  • Do Towers on Blue Ox KarGard Need to be Removed When Unhooking Tow Bar
    When removing the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 the towers will need to be removed from their bases, as you can see in the accompanying cut out of the linked manual. By removing the towers you will be able to fold your tow bar.
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  • Can the Blue Ox KarGard # BX8870 be Used on a Motorhome with Rear Exhaust
    I spoke to my contact at Blue Ox and she informed me that the Blue Ox KarGard part # BX8870 that you referenced can work on vehicles with rear exhaust like what you have on your 2014 Thor Palazzo 33.2 Class A motorhome. Their Kargard II part # BX88255 can not be used with rear exhaust unless an exhaust turn down is used.
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  • Will Blue Ox Karguard Prevent Rocks from Damaging Vehicle Windshield
    The height of the Blue Ox Kargard part # BX8870 is 24-1/4 inches. It's more designed for protecting the front end paint of a vehicle but it also helps protect windshields as well. I think in a lot of situations it would block rocks from making it to the windshield but it's hard to say if it would block every rock.
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  • Toad Vehicle Guard Recommendation for Blue Ox Tow Bar Setup
    Since you have a Blue Ox tow bar setup you would need a Blue Ox vehicle guard like the KarGard part # BX8870 as the Roadmaster kits would not fit. The dimensions of the screen are 72 inches wide by 24-1/4 inches tall. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • How Tight to Get Tower Bases of Blue Ox Kargard
    Blue Ox does not list an exact torque spec for the tower bases of the Kargard # BX8870 you referenced. They say to basically tighten it firmly but not too tight as that will cause difficulty in folding the tow bar and undertightening will cause looseness in the legs and tower. I wish I could be more specific but you'll just have to experiment with tightness till you find the best setting.
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  • Will the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector Work with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar
    Yes, the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector part # BX8870 will work with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420. The center bolt that holds on the triple lug connector will be removed and then reinstalled with the bracket for the KarGard. It is very simple to do, just one bolt each side for the tow bar part. The KarGard does not have to be removed to remove your tow vehicle but you will more than likely want to when reattaching. It is not so much that it prohibits the vehicle...
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  • Does Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector Work in Crosswinds
    The Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 will absolutely hold up in the Colorado crosswinds and there are a couple of reasons why. The first is that the KarGard is designed from what is called polyethylene, which is a thermoplastic that allows it to be flexible and thus more aerodynamic as you drive. The other reason is how securely it attaches to your tow bar. The KarGard # BX8870 secures to your tow bar with U-bolts and a locking rod that will keep it firmly in place. I...
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  • Dimensions of Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector BX8870 When Folded for Storage
    The Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector # BX8870 measures 72-inches x 24-1/4-inches and so when folded in half along its long dimension (as can be briefly seen in the linked video at the 1:20 mark) it will then measure approximately 36 x 24-1/4. In this folded state it will fit in the trunk or cargo area of the majority of contemporary vehicles.
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  • Front of Vehicle Protector Recommendation for 2017 Chevy Cruze
    There are protective devices designed to keep the front end of a vehicle free from scratching from road debris. The Kargard part # BX8870 is a great option if you are using a Blue Ox tow bar or if you have a Roadmaster tow bar the Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000 is a great option too.
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  • Is the Blue Ox KarGard Compatible with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain for Blue Ox Base Plates
    I called Blue Ox to confirm this for you. Based on the attachment point of the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates, part # RM-677, the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector, part # BX8870, should work just fine. I've linked to a video installation of the KarGard. At the 10-second mark, you will see the bolt of the tow bar that is to be removed to install it. Looking at the review video for the Nighthawk that I've also attached, at the...
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  • Flat Tow Parts Needed For Heavy 2021 Ram 3500
    The weight of Ram 3500 trucks is a pretty common concern, and I can verify for you that we definitely have the parts needed for you to be able to flat tow your heavy 2021 Ram 3500. There is a great option for a properly rated tow bar from Blue Ox like you were wanting, and I'll list the tow bar as well as the rest of what you need to flat tow your '21 Ram 3500: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2415 - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar - 10,000...
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    The Kargard part # BX8870 is a larger shield setup that if you were looking for just running one protector setup this would be the way to go. We've yet to have any issues with it cracking so I would not anticipate that being a problem for you unless it happened to be used to block a very large rock. Which in that case it would be better for the guard to crack than it hit the vehicle. The Kargard I and II cannot both be installed at the same time.
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    It is important not to block the radiator of a vehicle that is being driven as the vehicle would overheat. But when a vehicle is being flat towed the motor isn't running so the radiator would not need air flow. You could use the KarGurd part # BX8870 while flat towing your 2015 GMC Canyon because of that. The Blue Ox Base Plates, part # BX1721 is designed to work with your Canyon if it is a 4WD. You will need some other items when flat-towing you Canyon. I recommend the Blue...
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  • Mounting Kit for Blue Ox BX8870 Kar Gard Towed Vehicle Protector
    I checked with my contact at Blue Ox, and found that they don't offer a second vehicle mounting kit for their # BX8870 Kar Gard Towed Vehicle Protector. You could order the 19- some odd individual parts to assemble a second vehicle mounting kit, but as is usually the case, the cost of all the parts needed would exceed the cost of simply picking up another complete # BX8870 Kar Gard Assembly. If this is something you had your heart set on doing, let me know and I can compile a...
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  • Vehicle Protector Recommendation for Vehicle Flat Towed with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    If you have a Blue Ox tow bar we have rock guards that will fit but nothing from Roadmaster. We have the Blue Ox KarGard part # BX8870 that will work with your Blue Ox tow bar setup. I attached an install video for this as well.
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    Yes. The Blue Ox KarGuard # BX8870 is compatible with the Blue Ox Aventa II BX7335 tow bar.
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  • Recommended Car Protector For 2018 Jeep Cherokee W/ Demco Excali-bar and Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
    I have another option for you, but the Blue Ox KarGard # BX8870 you were looking at only works with Blue Ox Tow bars and base plates. Since you are using the Demco Excali-Bar Tow bar # DM9511013 with the Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plates on your 2018 Jeep Cherokee you will need to go with the Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars # DM9523135 with the adapter # DM9523027. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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    The Snoblock Snow and Ice Windshield and Wiper Blade Cover part # 288-06603 is not designed to be used on a moving vehicle. If used in this fashion then the chances of it tearing would be increased therefore I cannot recommend this. However, we do still have multiple ways of protecting your toad while in tow and not just the windshield portion either. For this, I recommend taking a look at Sentry Deflector part # DM9523135 if you have a Demco Tow Bar, the Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard Work With Blue Ox Tow Bars
    I do have a very similar vehicle guard option but the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard part # RM-4000 will not work with a Blue Ox Tow Bar as it is specific to Roadmaster Tow Bars. Instead, the Blue Ox KarGard Towed Vehicle Protector part # BX8870 is what you will want to use and offers just as much protection as the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard.
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    We do have the Blue Ox parts that fit your 2021 Ford Ranger so you can flat tow it behind your motorhome so you can get it all right here; I'll go ahead and list out the parts for you to make it easy to order, including the Air Force braking system. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX4370 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Air...
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