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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BLU99FR
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BLU99FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices 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 - BLU99FR

  • 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: 38-1/2"
  • 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.



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Installation Details BLU99FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2020 - 2024 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models
  • 2020 - 2020 Ram 1500 excluding EcoDiesel and Rebel
  • 2021 - 2024 Ram 1500 excluding EcoDiesel, Rebel and TRX
  • 2019 - 2019 Ram 1500 excluding Rebel
  • 2019 - 2024 Ram 1500 Rebel



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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU99FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 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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2024 Ford F-150

They fit perfectly and look great!
I
did have an issue getting the bumper back on.
I had to remove the plastic facias below the headlight on each side. The rubber mounted to the top of the bumper would not allow the bumper to go back in.
The facia's came off easily following the instructions on YouTube for removing the grille. The facia's were in the first part of that video.



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Great product and fit was perfect. The installation videos provided by etrailer are invaluable and the main reason I always buy my Rv products from them. Their prices are always competitive as well. Thanks etrailer!



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2021 Ram 1500

Item exactly what I expected. I have ordered SEVERAL base plates and items from Etrailer and they always get my items to me fast and correct. Great job team.



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We have used Blue Ox products for flat towing behind our RV for years. We recently acquired a new flat tow vehicle, so had to get it set up. We ordered the Blue Ox baseplate and Air Force One braking system from e-Trailer. Prices were better than ordering directly from the manufacturer, as was customer service. Quinn from e-Trailer was great to work with and made our buying experience go smoothly.



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The tolerances were very tight. I thought at one time it was the wrong baseplate. After talking to seller and trying a slightly different approach, it did fit and I have been satisfied.



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Ford Edge

Shipping was super fast!!! Product was as expected. Need to add a little more packing to prevent the sharp edge from poking through the box during shipping.



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Fits perfectly in place and looks great



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Base plate we needed was available when we could not locate elsewhere! Order very simple. Prices very competitive. Shipped very quickly. Would recommend etrailer!



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2022 Ram 1500

It was very hard to get the Front Bumper back on. The product is very solid and well made. Shipping was very fast.



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Dodge Ram Pickup

I contacted Joshua at etrailer.com. I ordered and received a new Blue OX base plate and wire harness for my 2022 RAM 1500 4X4. The etrailer price was cheaper than using the Blue OX direct website. The base plate will be installed in the near future so I can tow my RAM behind my Class A Motorhome. Joshua was very knowledgeable and very helpful during the ordering process.



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base plate is great service great,sales great



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There doing the job they were intended for



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Fit was good and install was reasonably easy on our Dodge Ram. Product is operating as expected.



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Structure wise is great. But Paint chipped and started rusting . Have to rust proof and repaint.



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The base plates work well and look great. Perhaps not as easy an install as some people say. Required a bit of bumper modification (not much). Ended up taking about 3 hours to complete the install



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I feel your service was excellent



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I got next day delivery and got a great price what a great company.



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John

8/19/2023

It fit my truck perfectly and is doing its job.



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