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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BLU49FR
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Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required. Great Prices for the best tow bar base plate from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number BLU49FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar Base Plate - BLU49FR

  • Blue Ox
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plate provides attachment points for your tow bar when flat towing
  • Hidden design provides a clean, seamless look
    • Arms remove with a simple twist when not in use
    • Brackets won't protrude past the front of your vehicle
  • Sturdy design spreads towing force evenly to prevent stress on your vehicle's suspension
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug with bracket (sold separately)
  • Receiver covers keep dirt and debris out of the base plate when arms are removed and provide a finished look
  • Durable steel construction is powder coated to resist rust and corrosion
  • Straightforward installation - no welding required
    • Base plate bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis with included mounting hardware
  • Sturdy lugs pair with Blue Ox tow bars to form a secure and reliable connection
    • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars - adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5) sold separately
    • Adaptable for use with Demco tow bars - adapter (BX88310) sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 24"
  • Bracket height: 13-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty


Simple, Hidden Design

Blue Ox Base Plate With Arms AttachedBlue Ox Base Plate Arms Removed

This base plate's hidden design creates a clean and seamless look. The bracket arms are easily removable, creating a slick appearance when you're not flat towing. Because the arms can be removed, you also won't have to worry about banging your leg into any protruding arms when you walk by.


Blue Ox Base Plate Removable Arms

Attaching and removing the bracket arms is a breeze. To attach the arms to the base plate, simply insert them into the receivers and rotate them until they lock into place. Once you're finished towing and want to remove the arms, pull the pin to disengage the lock, rotate the arms, and remove them from the receivers. Finally, plug up the now empty receivers with the included receiver covers to help keep dirt and debris out of the base plate and provide a finished look.


Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.


There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.


Towing Basics

The tow bar links your towed car to your motorhome. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motorhome in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motorhome's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motorhome are activated, preventing wear on the motorhome and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.



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Installation Details BLU49FR Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU49FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.

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I'm a 'Retired' Engineer, but as anyone who knows an Engineer, they NEVER really 'Retire', they just end up breaking down! I've installed Blue Ox base plates on three different vehicle over the past 11 years; a 2016 Ford Focus Titanium, a 2019 Ford Explorer Sport, and most recently a 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS AWD. OK, for just one person, this is NOT a four hour job! I built cribbing blocks just for this reason, 11 years ago, and boy have they paid off! Drive up on the blocks, put the vehicle in PARK, with the Emergency Brake ON, and go to work. Usually takes about a day and a half, counting all the wiring that needs to be done. KNOW THIS FIRST: There is no such thing as a base plate fitment that is perfect, you've got to move this thing thisaway, or hammer this thing thataway to get it to fit. Being an Engineer helps! But, these BLUE OX base plate kits are fantastic. We sold our Focus to get the Trailblazer AWD. A couple of weeks after the sale, someone ran a STOP Sign and the Focus hit it. We found out the Focus was able to drive away, and the other vehicle was totalled. I believe the Blue Ox baseplate made the front end MUCH stronger than factory, and hence the results. God Help anyone that our Blue Ox-equipped Explorer or Trailblazer hits!!!!



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Quality product, but installer will need to download or view the color PDF instruction file that etrailer provides (can also be found at blueox) because the product comes with a black & white copy of the pdf that’s not useful. Plus, the pdf can be zoomed for a better view.



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Looks good so far got here fast and good shape

William

12/29/2023

Worked great easy to install



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Outstanding customer service and fast d elivery.



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2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

It took 12 hours to install because the elongated hole on the drivers side bracket was not drilled correctly for alignment. It looks good now that it is complete. One other thing when pulling back trim on fenders be careful not to pull back past bolt or the plastic clips break off.



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Easy to install, no welding. However as noted by previous reviews, the mounting plate for drivers side has one mounting hole that does not line up and requires modification.



by: 12/19/2023
2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer


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