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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 BX1128 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: 34-3/4"
  • 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.



BX1128 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Item # BX1128

Installation Details BX1128 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1128

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (57 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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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X. Followed the etrailer video and the baseplates installed exactally as shown. I gave them 4 stars only because the outer gusset interference on both baseplates with the actual fascia and not only the lower grille. Basically, I would have had to cut into the red part of my bumper fascia to get it to reinstall correctly. I called Blue Ox and was told that this was an issue that they have seen before on Summit models and to remove some metal from the outer gussets with a grinder and to trim as much of the rear plastics as needed and it would fit "Very Snug". They did fit with those minor mods but it would have been nice to know going in that these modifications would be needed, or for as specific model with smaller outer gussets to be an option from Blue Ox. Overall though, I think they look great and am very pleased with the product and the install video from etrailer.



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This is my second vehicle for a Blue Ox base plate. I have been very satisfied and have had no issues. I installed both myself and although it is a lot of work the online step by step videos made me successful.



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When I called to order Christy was very helpful and kept me well informed as to when I would see my order.I wish my experience with other vendors was as good. The Installation videos are also very helpful.My 1st choice for towing and hitches.



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Jeep Grand Cherokee

I changed TOAD's from a Jeep Liberty to a Jeep Grand Cherokee and needed a new Base Plate for my Blue Ox Motor Home hitch. I am not in any way a Body Man, but with the great instructions that came with the Base Plate, the installation was a snap. Probably, the hardest part was drilling a couple of holes in the frame. The metal was tough. The finished product looks great on the vehicle, hooks up and works great. I highly recommend Blue Ox Hitches and Base Plates. They provide a fast, easy and safe way to tow a TOAD.



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John at etrailer.com was very friendly and helpful. I bought what I needed at the lowest price I found on the internet and I received my delivery in just a few days, much faster than I anticipated. The baseplate was pretty easy to install on my 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee but everything was exactly as the directions stated.



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I can verify this fits 2021 Grand Cherokee Limited and 80th Anniversary model. The following comments are SPECIFIC to Grand Cherokee without factory tow hooks. It is difficult to get a clean cut to make space for the brackets to protrude through the front fascia. A dremel cut off wheel melts the plastic fascia, making a mess that is difficult to clean up. It might be better to use a drill bit in the corners, then a jig saw. It will also require sanding the edges after, -- a power small diamond shape will fit a lot of it. Also have a good file on hand, and some sandpaper. My first cutout attempt was not clearing the brackets. On the driver side, go a bit futher to the outside edge (maybe 1/4"), and at least 1/8" more at top then you think you need. On the passenger side, it was not clearing one of the install bolts/nuts (bottom edge). I recommend going 1/4" more on the outside edge, and 1/4" more on the bottom edge. For the tow wiring bracket, a flat mount is much easier than a angle mount for this Grand Cherokee model. You might buy both in advance to see what will work best. This one worked better for me: Roadmaster Straight Electrical Socket Bracket Item # RM-910030. This one did not work out for me: Roadmaster 910030-5 Bracket With 90 Degree Bend. Trimming the fasia was time intensive for me. Plan accordingly. The brackets themselves (and install) worked out fine



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Doing great! Like it came with end caps to seal insert when not in use



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Julie 72964, was very helpful identifying the needed part. Delivery was as requested. Item, well packed and complete. Base plate fits.


Comments
Very well, as expected
Samuel - 02/20/2021


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18K miles later it has worked great. Easy connect and unhook.



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etrailer is great I have ordered a lot of stuff from them and never had an issue with the service.


Comments
Great no problems and I continue to buy from etrailer
Daniel - 08/31/2020


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2013 Dodge Durango

I purchased a Blue Ox base plate, Air Force One braking system, and a light kit for my 2013 Durango. I could have not asked for an easier process with selecting and ordering, also the tutorials and videos were a great help in determining what was the best system for me . Everything arrived as planned and in great condition. This is not my first time using etrailer.com and my prior experience was equally good.


Comments
After using the items I reviewed, about 6,000 miles, I am more than satisfied. The towing setup is easy to hook up and unhook and the braking system is second to none. All of the installation was completed by myself and a friend, both of us have a technical background him more than me and we found the videos of the installation extremely helpful.Thank you for following up and providing excellent products as well as support services.
Ken G - 10/23/2017



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We have ordered several items from etrailer and are always pleased with our purchases, from the quality if items purchased, the ease of ordering and the timely delivery of the items purchased.



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It fit perfect and the instructions were excellent



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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

installation on a 2011 jeep grand cherokee wasnt too bad. the instructions should have included a note on removal of the front fascia wheel well bolt clip. you have to pry the fascia over the bolt clip. it will not just pull off. i used a 90 degree drill attachment to drill the upper frame mounting plates. my jeep had the tow hooks from the factory. the base plates fit well. i had to trim the "opening" very little where the base plates come through the fascia. great customer support from bob and carla


Comments
just used the base plates and tow bar about 2 weeks ago. jeep cherokee pulled great, no sway or problems
wayne l - 09/15/2014


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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great fit. I could probably have installed it myself but elected to have it installed by an RV repair facility. Rather expensive compared to some other systems but worth the cost. Detachable Arms make a clean attractive appearance and enhances the lines of the vehicle (Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland). Completely compatible with my Blue Ox Rv Tow package. Ten minutes to attach vehicle to RV and ready to travel.



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Roger did a great job. He knew what I needed and I received it quickly



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Perfect fit easier than I thought for i nstall



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I am a single woman and I needed something that was safe and easy for me to use and this Blue Ox does just that and more.



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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Best Flat tow product on the market bar none.



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Jeep

The base plate was received even earlier than expected, which was fine with me. The instructions were good (but your youtube video was perfect). It is installed and ready to go. I have no doubt that the operation will be any different that the receipt and installation. Looking forward to hooking the Jeep to the motorhome and heading to AZ.



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The product was as advertised and the installation was as expected. The quality is great but the installation manual was so blurry it was hard to figure out just what it was showing. I knew how to install this product so it wasn't a big set back. Received the item within just two days of ordering, not including the week end. I've always had good luck ordering with etrailer.com and will order again as soon as I need another product. Thanks



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This product is great but the instruction were lacking greatly. If it were not for youtube videos I may still be struggling to finish this job. After learning some tricks with the videos it took me 3 1/2 hours start to finish on my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. I am not a professional installer (first timer) but I am not a novice when it comes to autos and trucks by any means. I found this to be moderately difficult and not for the novice. The only negetive product comment I have is the need to trim the tow hook of the bumper cover for what could have been made to center in the opening without a need to cut the openings on one side. Sorry no pics.



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Etrailer is a great company ... reliable, professional, trustworthy and outstanding customer service. Many times their prices are better and almost alway equal to Amazon so, I highly recommend etrailer. This product is excellent too ... can't go wrong with Blue Ox.



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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

They look good on my 2012 jeep grand Cherokee I have road master tow bar and didn't want to change from it so I ordered the change to blue ox brackets looks good I haven't got to tow yet cant wait to try it out.



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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This is the third Blue Ox Base Plate Kit I've purchased since buying a Monaco Coach in 2004. The first was for a Jeep Wrangler. The second was for a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The third is for a current model Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is by far the best buying experience I've had. The price was very competitive, the delivery was timely and best of all, Cathy T was very helpful when I needed advice on the replacement of my electric Umbilical cord and other accessories. There was no pressure, just suggestions. I don't know if I'll ever need to replace either the Coach or the Jeep, but if I do and need more towing equipment, I'll be back!


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