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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 BLU77XR or order online at etrailer.com. 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

  • 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.


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: 31"
  • Bracket height: 17"
  • 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.



BX2689 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Item # BLU77XR

Installation Details BLU77XR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU77XR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (9 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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This is my second set of towbar brackets that I purchased from E trailer .The customer service was excellent.And all of the equipment was far above average compared to other things that I’ve seen on the market. Anything I needed for towing E trailer will be first on my list.My parts were ordered on a Sunday and we delivered the following Thursday halfway across the United States, great service!




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Perfect Fit. I watched the video's that etrailer provides and decided to take on the install myself. Everything from the base plates, diode wiring kit, drop receiver and Blue Ox Tow bar went just as the video's showed.
We are very happy with the service and parts etrailer.com has provided us for our 2022 Ford Ranger.




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Nice quality, aprox 4-hour installation time with hand tools and no lift.
Very EXPENSIVE! Directions provided were very poor!




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2021 Ford Ranger

Perfect fit for my 2021 Ranger. Easy in stallation!




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2021 Ford Ranger

Exceptional quality and as exactly as ordered. overpriced for what you get. However it’s professionally made and dependable.




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Haven’t installed it yet but the delivery was short.




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Easy install. Well built product




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2021 Ford Ranger



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  • What Are the L Brackets on the Blue Ox 2689 Base Plate Used For During Installation
    The bracket at the rear of the Blue Ox Base Plate # BLU77XR is designed for the belly plate to be attached to the base plate. It doesn't explicitly state this in the instructions, so I can understand the confusion on this. I was able to confirm this with our installation team as well as my tech contact over at Blue Ox.
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  • Will Curt Rambler Tow Bar Work With Blue Ox Base Plate on 2021 Ford Ranger
    Good question, and yes, Blue Ox base plates are absolutely compatible with the Curt Rambler Steel Tow Bar # C26FR. So you will not need any type of adapter to use the Rambler tow bar with the Blue Ox base plates that fit your 2021 Ford Ranger, the two will indeed work together seamlessly. I can verify for you that the correct fit for the Blue Ox base plates for your '21 Ranger are the following part number: - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR
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  • Install Video for Base Plate Kit for 2021 Ford Ranger
    For a 2021 Ford Ranger we do have install videos for the Roadmaster base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 which I attached to this page, but at this time (November 2021) we do not have any for the Blue Ox # BLU77XR that you referenced. I did attach a link to the install instructions for this kit for you to check out which are very thorough and detailed.
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  • Installation Video for a Base Plate Kit on a 2021 Ford Ranger
    Unfortunately for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR we have not had the chance to get a video of an installation as of now (February 2022). We do have a video of the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5 on a 2021 Ford Ranger. While the installations may not be exactly the same, there may be some things that are helpful if you get stuck. I have also attached the link to the installation instructions for the Blue Ox base plates and they are fairly detailed.
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  • Recommended Base Plates and Wiring for Flat Towing 2021 Ford Ranger
    To go with your Blue Ox tow bar you'll need compatible base plates like the Blue Ox # BLU77XR you were looking at. These base plates have removable arms to give you a clean looking front end when you're not towing and are compatible with most Blue Ox tow bars. In addition to base plates, tow bar and supplemental braking, you also may need safety cables, tow bar wiring and a high/low adapter. For the tow bar wiring I recommend using the Roadmaster Hy-Power Diode Kit # RM-154, which will...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford Ranger
    You will need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BLU77XR for your 2021 Ford Ranger and current Blue Ox tow bar. For indicator lights, I suggest the Tow Ready Tail Light Isolating Diode System with 4-Pole Connector, # TR118821. And to address your question on leaving the battery connected, correct, the online Owners' Manual does state to leave the battery connected during recreational towing. However, we have a solution with Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles, # RM-156-25...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Ford Ranger
    I can help you pick out all of the parts needed to flat tow your 2019 Ford Ranger but we do not have a single part number kit that comes with everything. So the first thing you need is a base plate kit which for that you'd want the part # BLU77XR which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. One of the most popular compatible tow bars is the Blue Ox Avail #...
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  • Recommended Base Plates for 2021 Ford Ranger Compatible with Curt Rambler
    I have a solution for you, but Curt does not make a base plate for the 2021 Ford Ranger. However, your Curt Rambler Tow Bar # C26FR is compatible with Blue Ox base plates so you can use the # BLU77XR on your Ranger and they will be compatible. This Blue Ox base plate kit has removable arms to keep the front end clear from obstructions and unsightly base plates when you're not flat towing. You may also need new tow bar wiring for your Ranger; for that I recommend using the Roadmaster Hy-Power...
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  • Does Curt Rambler Tow Bar Fit Blue Ox Base Plates on 2021 Ford Ranger
    Happy to help, and the answer to your question is yes, Blue Ox base plates for your 2021 Ford Ranger are absolutely compatible with the Curt Rambler Steel Tow Bar for Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates # C26FR. The correct Blue Ox base plates for a 2021 Ford Ranger are the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR. You will also need a couple of other parts, including tow bar wiring, and the system I really like because it prevents any type of electrical feedback to protect your Ranger's electrical...
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford Ranger
    The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BLU77XR that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Ford Ranger and is what provides the connection point for a tow bar to attach to. I believe the connector for the front of the truck that you mentioned is a tow bar which is a standard component for a flat towing setup. One of the most popular compatible tow bars is the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 which comes with safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • Blue Ox Flat Towing Set Up For 2021 Ford Ranger & Motorhome With Air Brakes
    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 Force...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2022 Ford Ranger
    I'd be happy to help with that. Roadmaster doesn't yet have a confirmed base plate fit for the 2022, but Blue Ox confirms that the # BLU77XR base plate kit carries over to the 2022 Ranger. The Roadmaster # RM-677 Nighthawk tow bar is compatible with the # BLU77XR base plate kit. The tow bar includes safety cables and the electrical umbilical. To wire the taillights, use the # RM-154 diode kit. For a supplemental braking system, I really like the convenience of a permanently mounted system....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2022 Ford Ranger 4WD
    The first thing you need to flat tow your 2022 Ford Ranger 4WD is a base plate kit with the part # BLU77XR which is a confirmed fit and very easy to use and install. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. One of the most popular compatible tow bars is the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 which comes with safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2021 Ford Ranger
    You will need to start with base plates, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BLU77XR. This option fits all trim packages of the 2021 Ford Ranger and mates to the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7420 that you are interested in. It also comes with the needed safety cables. You will also need a lighting solution to tie your Ford Ranger's indicator lights to those of your 2021 Odyssey Motor Home when towing. For this I suggest the Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit, #...
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  • Base Plate Kit for 2021 Ford Ranger 4x4 with Least Modifications
    The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519343 will require you to use a grinder for installation on your 2021 Ford Ranger. Sometimes this can vary from vehicle to vehicle but if it's in the instructions I'd say there is a safe bet that it's a step you'll have to take. For a base plate kit that requires the least amount of modification you'll want to go with the Blue Ox # BLU77XR as the instructions call for minor modification to the front shroud as needed. Once you have the Blue Ox kit...
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  • Flat Towing a 2021 Ford Ranger With Adaptive Cruise Control
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for a 2021 Ford Ranger is part number BX2689 and this is listed on the etrailer site under, # BLU77XR. It is a confirmed fit for all models/trim levels of the 2021 Ford Ranger and includes models with ACC - Adaptive Cruise Control. To flat-tow a 2021 Ford Ranger you need at minimum, base plates, safety cables, tow bar, a wiring solution for indicator lights, and supplemental braking that is required by law. My preferred listing of these items for a...
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  • What Flat-Tow Setup do You Recommend for My 2022 Ford Ranger?
    I have a great way to locate installers near you. On each product page, there is a link that says Need help with installation? Locate installers near me." From that link, you can input your zip code and find our recommended installers in your area. I went ahead and attached a screenshot that shows where this link is located. If you need the components for flat-towing, the required parts are base plates, a tow bar, a tow braking system, safety cables, and vehicle tow wiring. For those parts...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Setup For A 2022 Ford Ranger With Roadmaster Base Plates & A Blue Ox Tow Bar
    It's up to you entirely however, it's much easier to just use the adapter # RO64FR so you can use your Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 with your Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5. If you don't want to use an adapter, you can use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR which will connect directly to your Blue Ox # BX7380 tow bars. Finally, if you need a complete setup as well, you'll also need: - A braking system # RM-9060, with a brake light relay # RM-88400,...
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