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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BO94FR
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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 BO94FR or order online at 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 - BO94FR

  • 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: 32-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 18"
  • 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.

BX1742 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX1731

Installation Details BO94FR Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BO94FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (22 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.


Easy install good directions looked at a couple of [online] videos from earlier model Chevy Silverados. Great company to do business with fast shipping. If your not sure what baseplate fits your vehicle take a picture of the front and send it to them. They send me a link to all the parts I needed

Excellent no problems at all
Kens - 07/28/2021


The order arrived very quickly and is all intact. The (base plate) picture quality is a little poor from Blue Ox, but I talked to Angela B. and she is emailing the instructions to me for better viewing.
I might add that Blue Ox would have charged for shipping.
Now it is time for the installation.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Great product. I received the BX1731 base plate and followed the directions given to install on my 2018 Chevy High Country. Install went smoothly and took about 3 hours and that was taking my time.

Great quality product and fairly easy to install.
Jerry - 04/09/2020


Easy to install, super strong, this is a great set up for towing a full size truck...plan on at least 4 to 6 hours to install brackets, light kit and air brake set up...i would also recommend the roadmaster brakemaster air set up as well, simple to install, I prefer this setup over the SMI air force one, it is a much simpler setup, less likely to fail and no worries of vacuum leaks...

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This is the third base plate I’ve ordered and installed from etrailer and I’ve lost count of how many other orders I’ve placed for other items. I keep coming back because of the high quality and great service these folks provide. Always an easy, painless, enjoyable experience.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Went well except for instructions installing baseplate for my 2017 Silverado. After grille removal was not close to the instructions. I [looked for installation videos for] 2018 model and instructions for grill and bumper removal was right. Nice project and saved a lot on install. etrailer is great at putting together the equipment you need. Love website to research products. Have not pulled truck any where yet. [(Covid)]


Installation pic


It was easy to install with great instructions. Overpriced for what it is but hey it works great! I’ve ordered from you guys before (business) and have always been pleased.


This is the second or third time I have ordered products from etrailer. They are the best, Fast shipping, best prices. Last order was Blue OX base plates for my GMC truck, they priced and shipped at what other company;s wanted for just the base plates Great Company to do busines.with. Buck Burnette.


fast delivery


Love the way they fit !


Extremely helpful staff, arrived ahead of schedule and installation went smoothly.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

Not installed yet. Inventoried package and it seems that all is there.


Directions could be a little more detail. Thank goodness for google. Great service and product. Thanks

Great, no issues. Very solid product.
Gary L - 05/15/2018


Great quality for the price! Easy install and work perfect! Thanks!



Great service and fast delivery

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Fast delivery. Great price

2017 GMC Sierra 1500




See what our Experts say about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Recommended Blue Ox Base Plates For 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The base plate kit for your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO94FR. We don't have a video at this time (Sept. 2017) of the installation, but I have attached the installation details for your vehicle that have detailed photos to assist with the written instructions and torque specs. If you have questions, please let me know.
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO94FR is a confirmed fit for your 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and will allow you to use your Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar BX7445. This base plate kit features removable arms that provide a sleek look while not in tow. It also eliminates the need for bulky crossbars. They come with mounting brackets for the electrical connectors. If you need any other parts to complete your flat-towing setup, please let me know what those parts are and I would be glad to offer my...
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  • What Is Included In The Blue OX BX1742 Kit
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO94FR already has the receiver covers Qty 2 that keep out dirt and debris when the arms are removed from the baseplate. This base plate also comes with Qty 2 Class IV safety cables. If your Blue Ox base plate kit did not come with them then The Replacement Cap for Blue Ox Base Plate Kits - Qty 2 # BLU96XR will work with the baseplate. I attached an installation video link below.
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  • How Long Will It Take Me To Install Base Plates, Wiring and Air Force One Braking System
    It's tough to ballpark the installation time on all of these since it's going to vary by your mechanical and electrical experience and depend on anything that may go wrong along the way. The installation of the Blue Ox Base Plate # BO94FR and Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848 is likely going to take between 3-4 hours for experienced installers; for those who are doing this for the first time it's likely going to take you twice that. When it comes to installation of the Demco SBS Air...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit That Fits Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
    The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # DM9519330 is only compatible with Demco Victory Series tow bars. For a base plate kit that will work with your Ready Brute Elite tow bar you will need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO94FR. In addition to the base plate kit you will also need the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Ready Brute Elite Tow Bars # BX88297.
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  • How to Set Up a 2017 GMC 1500 Sierra for Flat Towing Behind an RV
    It sounds like you already have the parts and just need to know the process of preparing the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 for flat towing. To start only 4-wheel drive models that have a two-speed transfer case with neutral and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting can be flat towed. For those vehicles you will: 1. Position the vehicle being towed behind the tow vehicle, facing forward and on a level surface. 2. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. 3. Apply the parking brake and...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
    The first thing you need to flat tow your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited is a base plate kit like the part # BO94FR which is a confirmed fit and also the easiest to use. 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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  • Base Plate for Blue Ox Tow Bar and Other Dinghy Towing Equipment Needed
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BO94FR is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado W/T and works great with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420. For your wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which will connect your tail lights while still protecting your truck electronics. You will also need the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch for Towed Vehicle w/ Supplemental Braking System # RM-766 to give you power...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Blue Ox Tow Bar
    It looks like you simply have an older style Blue Ox tow bar from your photo. You will simply need to make sure it is rated for the weight of your truck and that capacity should be listed on one of the stickers. You already have the safety cables and a high-low adapter, so there are a few components you need for your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. I recommend using the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO94FR which will work well with your tow bar. For your wiring, I recommend the...
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  • 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Parts Needed to Flat Tow
    It looks like your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a curb weight that ranges from 4,510 lbs to 5,460 lbs. I'm not sure what the towing weight rating is for your Class A but you should be able to find it in the manual, on a sticker, or you can call Forest River with your VIN and they should be able to tell you the max that you can tow - I would be surprised if your Class A couldn't handle your 1500 though. When it comes to the equipment needed to flat tow you need a base plate kit, tow bar,...
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