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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1126
Our Price: $590.95
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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 BX1126 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 - BX1126

  • 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: 24"
  • Bracket height: 14-1/2"
  • 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.

BX1126 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1126 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1126

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2976 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.

2014 Jeep Wrangler

I must admit the only way that understanding the instructions and installing the BX1126 Base Plate on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler could have been any easier. Would be if there would have been a mechanic in the box to install it for me. The videos on etrailer are great and will answer any questions that you might have.

Tom F.


In a word Great. Have about 2000 miles on it towing our Jeep with no problems at all!


This product was missing one of the whiz nuts 61-4029 from the package

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


Oh we can take care of it for you. I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.

2015 Jeep Wrangler

I give it four stars as it arrived bent and I had 2 missing pieces. The directions were small and hard to read and the pictures, also small, were barely usable. Several videos online made it easier. The delivery person must of had a difficult time moving it as the box was busted open. I was missing two quick links for the safety cables. The manual quality check sheet stated I had 4 but there were only 2. Otherwise, I was able to straighten the bent part and install the base plate while at a campground in the mountains. Whole process took 5 hours but I stopped for lunch and had to run and get some red locktite as the instructions called for it, but none was included. Looks well made. I question the necessity of the safety cables with the way this is bolted together but I installed them anyway.

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Jenny N.


I am sorry that the installation was tougher then anticipated and was missing hardware. I will have our Customer Service team contact you.

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Perfect fit for our 2011 Jeep Wrangler and videos for installation made it a breeze to install myself.

Jeep Patriot

We purchased a used motorhome that had the Blue Ox Towing as well as the Patriot Brake system. We needed to order the tow plate for our toad as well as a few other items to get the set up ready. Kim was amazing at helping me get all of the parts needed to get us rolling! etrailer is the BEST!

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Perfect in exactly what I expected, ordered, delivered & installed. Thanks muches!!!!!!!!!

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Etrailer had the right base plate for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the video was wonderfully helpful. Took about 3-4 hours but I was taking my time to be accurate. Cutting the belly pan is "high pucker" but measure twice cut once. I used a Dremel tool to cut and drew my cut lines on masking tape.

2015 Jeep Wrangler

Not very happy with the delivery of my baseplate was supposed to be delivered with the other three packages and waited 3 weeks for u guys to do investigation on where the baseplate was I will not be ordering any thing else from e trailer had to cancel a camping trip because I didn't have my baseplate for the jeep.

2017 Jeep Patriot

I have now installed the following on my 2017 Wrangler:
Brake light relay kit .
Hopkins Towed vehicle Tail Light wiring kit.
Blue Ox base plate.
Blue Ox Patriot Portable RF Braking System.
All of this has taken about 3 days of work spread out over a week or so. Overall it went well. Not too many surprises. Crawling around under a car at 71 is a bit of a strain but I'll get over it. I must say that Donna P. has been a wonderful source of great information and has stayed right on top of the process. eTrailer has been a great source for this project.

I would recommend you all with no hesitation.

John M.


I am still in love with the products. My only issue is having enough time to use them more.


Installation was easy.


received the plate installed it in less than three hours, have yet to hook it up though. Great , fast shipping!
The only issue were the cheap plastic push pins on the shield of the Jeep.

Steve S.


8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!


Product arrived on time and went on just as it should. Thank goodness for the YouTube installation videos, that made it super easy. It went on my 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which just so happened to be the video as well. My local RV dealer wanted $300 to put it on. Me and my neighbor had it done in 3 hours and saved all that money, except for the six pack I owed my neighbor. I was fortunate he had a lift as it made it much easier, but it could have been done with a jack or creeper. I've ordered a lot from etrailer and will continue to be a loyal customer

2013 Jeep Wrangler

I installed this base plate on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited about a year ago and it works flawlessly. I would highly recommend this product and would say that anyone with moderate mechanical skills could install this product. Special care is required in cutting the air dam to fit, but it can be done.


Great communication fast ordering and fast delivery


Worked great & easy install.

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Delivered early. Fit like a glove. Hope to put it to work next weekend.


Great to deal with


Customer service was excellent and very helpful. Product was exactly what we ordered. Works GREAT!!!!

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

I had the Blue Ox BX1126 tow bar installed by a reputable local automotive shop with experience installing towing base plates. The installation video appears to cover the whole process very well for do-it-yourselfers. If you've got the tools, it certain looks doable. My primary concerns were: loosening the major bolts for the installation, and ensuring the proper torque afterward.

The installation looks really good with the facia guard back in place. And I really like the removable arms when not in use. Just completed a 700 mile round-trip with absolutely no problems.

Drew G.


Still working, still towing. Absolutely no problems.


This one didnt fit with after market bumper . Call ordered bx1134 and fit with minor noching of bumper . E trailer was great on return and reship .


It’s been great it’s mounted to a jeep rubicon and has pushed my RV all over the east and SE USA , would highly recommend

2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

Great Base plate, installation was easy, instruction were easy to follow , would recommend to anyone

2014 Jeep Wrangler

My third Blue Ox Base Plate. Fit and function are perfect. Fits my existing (first) tow bar and the tab height is nearly exactly the same as my 12 year older Jeep so didn't even need to make any draw bar changes.

Alan B.


Still attached and working perfectly. Continues to survive some rather intense back country trails with no complaints.


Very easy to install step by step instr uctions

2016 Jeep Patriot

Overall, the Blue Ox system has worked out great. I had read a lot of reviews, mostly positive, but some who had some difficulty with the installation, but in my case I had no real difficulty at all. The base plate lined up good, I did use a pry bar to spring it a bit, but nothing major.

Ok, so this review if for the entire Blue Ox base plate, Blue Ox Alpha, Patriot II and Hopkings light kit package. I deviated a bit from the base plate installation procedure. I never used the vice grips, I simply installed the 5/8" bolts, leveled the plate and torqued them up after applying red Locktite. I was able to wedge/slip the spacer bars into position and then I drilled the frame using the base plate/spacer bar combination to keep the drill perfectly aligned. I did not have a 17/32 drill so I simply used a 1/2" drill to start each hole. I then swapped down to a 1/4" drill to punch through the frame and progressively drilled the hole larger until I got to the 1/2" bit. I have a Drill Doctor to keep my bits very sharp so they do not drift or wander. Great tool for your shop if you do not have one. I also drilled the hole toward the rear first. Once that was complete, I installed the rear most 1/2" bolt, Locktite and torqued that bolt. I then started a 1/2" hole using the base plate, swapped to the smaller bit and again progressively drill to 1/2" using the spacer as a guide and installed the front 1/2" bolt with Locktite and then torqued. I can see where if you installed the front bolt first, it would be difficult to reach the rear to get the nut started. I rechecked the torque on all the bolts once installed. Word of caution, the nuts have some "teeth" to bite into the frame when installed. These kind of nuts do not want to be tightened and loosened repeatedly. You want to install them once and go right to tightness. Less risk of breaking the wire that is welded to the nuts because the teeth are initially sharp and will bite into the frame. If you tighten and loosen these nuts the teeth get duller and will not grab very well. The purpose of the wire is only to align the nut with the bolt. I did slightly "kink" the wires on the bolts so the nuts started easily on the threads of the bolt.

To refit the air dam underneath, I simply measured the distance between the left and right side of the base plate and transferred that dimension to the plastic dam. Rather than cut with a knife, I drilled a 1/2" hole in the plastic dam at the bottom end, used masking tape to mark my cut lines and then finished with a fine tooth jigsaw cutting 1/2" slots. Since the base plate is 1/4" thick the 1/2" slots give me a bit of play and look nice and even. I did not take photos yet, but if I can get back here I'll post a few of the finished product.

Among the things I really like about this is how up tight and close the base plate connections are to my bumper. You really do not notice the base plate when you look at the front of the Jeep which to me gives it a nice clean look.

I got a Patriot II remote braking system. It took me longer to route the "break away wire" and switch than to set up the remote control.

The Hopkins brake light package was easy to install and directions were clear. Spent most of my time deciding how to route the wires from rear to front.

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