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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a Blue Ox tow bar

No, if you:

  • Own a tow bar that's not from Blue Ox and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Don’t have the patience for a more challenging install
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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BO74FR 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 - BO74FR

  • 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: 35"
  • Bracket height: 17-1/2"
  • 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.



BX2681 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX2671

Installation Details BO74FR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BO74FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (8 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.

- BO74FR
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2017 Ford F-150

The equipment, shipping, and videos from etrailer were top notch. Took me about 2 hours to do the whole install. Saved a ton of money doing it myself. Thanks!!



- BO74FR
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Wow I can not believe how fast I received my order! Pkging was excellent and everything was wrapped very nice. I will be installing it this weekend with my son. I watched your video and it looks way to easy not to do it myself. I am also very happy with your great customer service when I called and placed my order.I will order again from your store. Thank you



- BO74FR
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My third (3) time to order from etrailer. Each time exceptionally good service. Prompt and fair pricing. Will not hesitate to recommend them for your needs.



- BO74FR
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Super fast shipping. Excellent customer service. I would not hesitate to do business with etrailer again.



- BO74FR
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Great product and was delivered on time!



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2019 Ford F-150



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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch
    The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO74FR that you referenced is the correct Blue Ox base plate kit part number for your 2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch. For a tow bar to use with this the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 is a really great option. It's very easy to use and also tracks the towed vehicle behind the tow vehicle better than most bars. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plates Compatible with 2014 Ford F-150
    For your 2014 Ford F-150 the base plate kit you need is # BO74FR. The exception is the King Ranch which will instead use # BX2630. There are no other parts needed to attach either of these to your Blue Ox Avail tow bar # BX7420. I've attached the link you need and use the drop down to select your specific sub model to ensure fit.
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  • Does Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # B074FR Fit 2018 Ford F-150
    Yes the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO74FR does fit the new 2018 Ford F-150 that you have.
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  • Does Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2014 Ford F-150 Require Use of Crossbar
    The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO74FR that you referenced does not require a crossbar between the two mounts. This style of base plate is more common on trucks as they have much more robust frames than other vehicles. Due to this difference a crossbeam is just not needed. Your tow bar would work easily with this.
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  • What are the Differences in the Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates on my 2020 Ford F-150
    The only difference in the two base plates you mentioned the Curt Custom Base Plate Kit part # C78FR and the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO74FR is the manufacturer. I would take the value all day long! We do have a Roadmaster 10k tow bar like the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 in the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-422 you will use the Blue Ox Adapters part # RM-031 to adapt it to the Curt Base Plate part # C78FR. The Blackhawk does not include...
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Fits 2020 Ford F-150
    Yes the # BX2671 or our current part number # BO74FR is the correct fit for your 2020 Ford F-150.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate and Tow Bar Fit for 2012 Ford F-150
    It's a good idea to check to ensure you get the right fit, and I can confirm for you the correct Blue Ox base plate and Blue Ox tow bar fit for your 2012 Ford F-150. The exact parts you need are going to depend on the model of your F-150 and if you have the EcoBoost engine or not. - With EcoBoost Engine - FX2, FX4, Lariat, Platinum, XL, XLT: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO74FR - Without EcoBoost Engine - Harley-Davidson, STX, XL, XLT: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2606 - With or Without...
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  • Recommended Base Plate and BrakeMaster Seat Bracket for my 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat
    The Roadmaster BrakeMaster Custom Fit Seat Adapter part # RM-88316 is a confirmed fit for the 2020 Ford F-150. It will work out great for your existing BrakeMaster. For your base plate the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98961 for a Roadmaster tow bar or the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO74FR for a Blue Ox tow bar. Your other items can very likely be re used. It is recommended that you use a charge line kit like the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles...
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  • Blue Ox Base Kit for Flat Towing 2019 Ford F-150
    Both of the Blue Ox base plate kits # BX2671 and the # BO74FR are a confirmed fit for your 2019 Ford F-150 and would work well for you. I'd go with the one priced better if I were you. For a tow bar the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 is a really easy to and great option that includes safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to...
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  • Correct Blue Ox Baseplate Kit for 2018 Ford F-150
    The correct Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for your 2018 Ford F-150 is part # BO74FR (Blue Ox BX2681). The # BX2606 baseplate kit you referenced is designed to fit a 2009-13 Ford F-150, so it will not fit your 2018. For a complete flat towing setup on your 2018 Ford F-150, you will need a number of other components, including, a tow bar, safety cables, towbar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. I've attached a Helpful Link below with my recommendations.
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  • Comparing Roadmaster And Blue Ox Flat Tow Components For 2020 Ford F-150
    I would be happy to recommend the parts needed to flat tow your new 2020 Ford F-150 behind your 2021 Winnebago Adventurer 29B but first you will need to confirm the weight of your F-150 as they can weight between 4090-5684lbs depending on which model you have. Since your Adventurer has a trailer hitch receiver rated for 5000lbs, if your F-150 exceeds that you will need to reach out to Winnebago to find out if there is a heavier duty trailer hitch receiver option for you. Moving on to...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2018 Ford F-150
    Before flat towing any vehicle you must check the owner's manual to ensure your vehicle is capable of being flat towed and if it is that you follow any steps it lists to protect the transmission of your vehicle. If capable you'll need a tow bar, tow bar wiring kit, base plate, breaking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: You said you have a receiver and linked to the #BX4330. I would recommend against using this receiver for your truck....
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A Ford F-150
    If you're planning on flat towing your 2019 Ford F-150 then you will need a tow bar, tow bar wiring, base plates, a braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: The Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 7,500lbs Item # DM9511008-BX will be a great tow bar for your 2019 Ford F-150 and has a non-binding feature that makes attaching and unhooking from the base plates on uneven ground simple...
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