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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BLU56FR or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Base Plates - BLU56FR

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Blue Ox
  • 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.


  • 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


  • Distance between brackets: 34-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 16-1/2"
  • 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.

BX2685 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BLU56FR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU56FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 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.

2022 Ford F-350 Super Duty

This is my second vehicle tp be flat towed. The Blue Ox system is great and easy to connect. I would recommend Blue Ox from etrailer they always have stock parts I need and they ship very quickly.


Great product, fit perfectly.

2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty

These base plates were very easy to Install. I only needed to remove and replace the air dam to install them. You will need to cut holes in the air dam. No other trim was needed to be removed to install them. With the pins removed, you hardly notice the base plates. I liked the fact that the tow hooks stayed in place. I highly recommend this Blue Ox base plate.





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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2021 Ford F-250
    Since you plan to reuse basically the entire flat towing setup minus the base plate kit you'd only really need the part # BLU56FR which is the Blue Ox base plate kit that fits your 2021 Ford F-250.
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Fits 2021 Ford F-250
    The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BLU56FR is the same as the BX2685. Then for a lighting kit the Roadmaster diode kit part # RM-15267 works great with LED taillights.
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit for 2022 F350 DRW Super Duty
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BLU56FR is confirmed to fit the 2022 Ford F-350 Super Duty. These custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar when flat towing your F-350. If your motorhome has a 2-1/2" receiver, then I suggest the Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7470. If you have the more common 2" x 2" receiver, I suggest the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7420 that is rated for 10K. This comes with the needed safety cables. For a wiring...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plates & Parts to Flat Tow 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    We have you covered with all the parts you'll need to flat tow your 2021 Ford F-250 Super Duty, including the Blue Ox base plates. These are a really nice choice because there isn't any part of the base plate showing except for the tabs, which are removable when you aren't flat towing your truck, which ensures it keeps it's aesthetic. The list of all the parts you need to flat tow your 2021 F-250, including the base plates, is the following: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit #...
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  • Blue Ox Flat Tow Setup For A 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    We have the perfect flat towing setup for your 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty! The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU56FR has a hidden design that provides a clean, seamless look. The baseplate has a durable steel construction and is powder coated to help resist rust and corrosion. The Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7420 has a weight capacity of 10,000 pounds and has non-binding latches that make it easy to unhook the tow bar on any terrain. The RoadMaster 64 inch Double Hook, Straight...
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