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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1134 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 - BX1134

  • Blue Ox
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
  • Base plate tabs remove easily for a completely inconspicuous look
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your vehicle chassis
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars with the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5; sold separately)
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 24"
    • Fits Blue Ox Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Ambassador, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 17"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1134 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs



BX1134 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX1134 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2013 Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Edition

2013 - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 10th Anniversary Edition

2016 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition

2016 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler ARB Stubby Bar

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited ARB Stubby Bar

2007 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler ARB Stubby Bar

2007 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ARB Stubby Bar

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2015 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2015 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon Edition

2014 - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X Edition

2014 - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X Edition




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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plates - Removable Draw Bars - BX1134 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years and models of the Jeep Wrangler. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com. The custom fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar. The unit features hidden reinforcement which means that less of the bracket shows once this is fully installed, and your base plate tabs remove easily for a nice hidden look. To remove them, you just pull this pin right here, just spring loaded design, and then that allows you to remove the arm. When your arm's not in that mount location again, you're going to have a nice hidden look once it's installed.

It's going to come with these plastic caps that can be inserted into that mount location. That way it keeps dirt and grime out of the connection point for the removable arm. When you're ready to re-install it, put it back in. Push, rotate until it snaps into position. Now, the unit's a sturdy dependable design. It's going to spread towing force evenly to minimize the amount of weight placed on the suspension.

It's constructed of a durable steel construction, and it's going to have protective finishing over the entire unit to keep it safe from rust and corrosion. It's a simple installation. It does not require welding. It simply bolts securely to your vehicle chassis. It's also going to come with a bracket. It's this little bracket here, as well as hardware that's going to be used to to mount your vehicle's electrical plug right here at these front tabs.

It's also going to come with detailed installation instructions and all the necessary installation hardware. It's going to come with some permanent base plate safety cables. Now, these cables prevent the towed vehicle from breaking loose in the event the connection between the frame of the towed vehicle and the base plate fails or becomes disconnected. These cables must be connected from the base plate to the frame or a cross member of the vehicle's frame. It does come with some quick links and it's going to have enlarged attachment points for easy connecting. This is adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars.

You will need the Roadmaster tow bar adapter that's available and sold separately at etrailer.com. The part's fully made in the U.S.A. Once this is installed, the distance you're going to have between your arms right here or between the brackets is going to be 24", and then once installed that bracket or connecting height's going to be 17". That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1134

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (903 Customer Reviews)

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your vehicle. The hidden reinforcements, along with the removable bracket arms, provide a clean, unobtrusive look when your car is not being towed.

- BX1134
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2017 Jeep Wrangler

Perfect fit for 2017 rubicon hard rock edition. Minor skid plate trimming required but when done according to instructions, looks like a factory install. It will slightly reduce clearance on attack angle but the ease of flat towing was a trade off I was more than willing to accept. 683797



- BX1134
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2007 Jeep Wrangler

Great product and great packaging. All the parts were there and fit well. Good instructions, clicked on video before installation which was really helpful. Go Dawgs! 565857


Comments

Works great quick and easy.

DonF - 09/17/2019

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- BX1134
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2016 Jeep Wrangler

Product installed just as instructions said. 514568



- BX1134
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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Perfect fir on my 2017 jeep rubicon rec on 412615



- BX1134
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Great fit and high quality 400109



- BX1134
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2016 Jeep Wrangler

Installed on a 2016 Jeep Wrangle JKU Rubicon Hard Rock edition. Install requires cutting of the Hard Rock (Rubicon X) factory steel skid plate and leaves quite a bit of the base plate sitting in front of and below the bumper/skid (not the best setup for heavy off-road use). While the install was relatively easy (other than cutting the skid plate) and I have had no problem pulling the Jeep behind our RV, I think with a little more thought and effort put into it that Blue Ox could have made something much better. 397652



- BX1134
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Great product. Easy to install. Very quick delivery 361109



- BX1134
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george was a good guy helping me order what i needed, the service over the phone was great, i have already installed the tow bar and mounting plate, along with the wiring harness, no problems at all, all fit nice,thanks again 284316



- BX1134
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Kia Forte

Great service and product arrived ASAP. Knowledge appears to be etrailer forte. 279672



- BX1134
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Appears to be well made.... 155550



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The instructional video was very helpful. The installation went very well, taking about 3 hours. Have not towed the vehicle yet, but there are no hesitations or concerns. I will definitely use etrailer in the future. 613326



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Watched on-line video of installation on the same vehicle I was going to install the base plate on. Installation was easy. 508638



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Product arrived in good time and well packaged. Etrailer was most helpful in helping me get what I needed. I have bought from Etrailer before and will again. 555582



- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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... 698172



- BX1648
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Received your product in good timing. I have it installed as the installation was not difficult. Will be using it during my vacation which is a trek across our province. 208904


Comments

This is our second year to use your product. Just got back from a three weekvacation and used your product and find it excellent. We passed informationalong to many friends we met during that time and gave them the name of yourcompany. Thank you for the excellent service and look forward to many yearsof using the tow package

Albert C - 08/23/2016

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- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product, great company. They work to keep their customers and show appreciation for same. 610362



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I am a pretty good do it your selfer. This was the second base plate i have installed by myself. The first one was on a 2010 Honda Fit. This job took me about 8hrs. by myself. The instructions were first rate. Plus the BIGGEST help was the instructional video about this particular car. OUT STANDING!!! The only problem i had was getting the front plastic cap back on by my self, took awhile but i got it done. Then the second install was on my 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 pickup. I watched etrailers instructional video about 10 times. By the time i was ready to install the base plate, i pretty much knew what to expect and what to do. The truck job took me about 5 hrs. My best advice i can give is to WATCH their videos, not once, not twice but 4 or 5 times, or more, then the job goes along alot better. And it will be alot easier if you have some help to lift the front plastic cap off, and to reinstall. The rest can be done with no help. 586022



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


This baseplate is very well made and sturdy. I would rate it excellent but for 2 flaws: 1. My vehicle has a power steering cooler which the instructions say to relocate on the supplied brackets. Relocating as instructed puts excessive strain on the connecting hoses. I had to cut the pipes and add about 3 inches of rubber hose to the power steering cooler to make it fit comfortably. 2. Blue Ox do not provide any kind of support outside office hours. This type of product is typically installed by the user over a weekend and BO should provide support to their customers during this time. Overall, I would rate ease of install at 5 (out of 10) excluding the cooler issue. Hook up to the completed baseplate is a breeze. We have the Aventa II towbar which takes about 2 minutes to connect. 108372



- BX2195
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great Product... fit as subscribed on 2011 Ford Ranger,easy to follow instructions. There was no communication from e-trailer. After 8 days of nothing I had to call, product at that time had not even been shipped. Very Disappointing. Not so sure I'll buy from them again. 281955



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The base plate was fairly easy to install on our 2013 Honda C-RV. The videos on etrailer are very helpful, giving us the confidence to do the job in our own garage. The only problem with installation was that the holes didn't quite line up after removing the bumper. I think that was noted in the instructions. The removable arms work well and we have had no issues. We have been using this product towing our car behind our motor home for over 15K miles in the last year without incident. I recommend this product. 352325



- BX2238
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I am sending some pictures of my installation of the base plate and the wiring harness (TM783130) and the blue ox tow bar on my 2005 Honda CRV. It worked out OK although the instruction for the base plate ( BX2238) installation instructions could be improved some. Everything is installed and operational. Have towed the Honda 150 miles satisfactorily. Thanks for your interest. 468877



- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 619643



- BX1708
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


George, just finished install of blue ox base plate on my 2015 Buick enclave not for the faint of hand to install but all is well if u are good take your time some caution when drilling lower frame holes as inner holes are close but excellent fit and finish thanks for a great product 312252


Comments

Blue ox base plate is still great just a note for users you may need to lube the inside of the holes where the aluminum adapters for the tow bar connection is as one time I could not turn it to lock in for towing this solved the problem

Ed B - 10/27/2017

30108

- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Good product kind of hard to put on by yourself 523032



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The tow package has worked great I appreciate all the help I got in making sure I was getting the right package. I was able to install it myself without any problem. Thanks again 517615



- BX2412
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Arrived earlier than expected and was exactly what I had ordered, fit like a glove. Service could not have been better. The salesperson really knew their product. I really saved quite a bit of money ordering through them. They emailed and called several times to make sure everything was as I had ordered. A great company to deal with. 615380



- BX1976
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I've bought at least one other product from etrailer in addition to the base plate for my 2008 Jeep Liberty. The plate and appurtenances fit like a glove and work great. etrailer had the best price and, as before, kept me informed about when the product would be delivered and delivered on time. Great company. 486224



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 81899


Comments

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

Steve S - 05/24/2014

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- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Installation pic 411274



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product. Well designed and easy to install. Only difficulties during the installation are those plastic fasteners on vehicle-- suggest buying about six to have on hand for re-installation, as no matter how careful you are ...plastic is plastic, if you know what I mean. Very informative installation video that will assist anyone thinking of buying or installing this unit. If you're handy with tools, go for it! Note: I took the text from the video and created a simple instruction "list" for buddy and I to follow along, to be ensure we didn't miss any steps as pictures on actual instructions were not too useful. Also, the baseplate comes with a nice step bracket for easy break-away switch mounting, which was a plus. 225837


Comments

ETrailer customer service rocks!Thank you for the follow-up.To date, base plate was installed using your VERY helpful tutorials andvideo clips, which saved me cost of installation.No towing as of yet... baseplate was installed as pre-plan to pendingretirement.Thanks

Tall P - 09/21/2016

21117

- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 111481


Comments

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

Alan B - 12/30/2014

8281

- BX2668
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Product was not in stock had to wait about 3 weeks ??But they sent me 2 e mails when it came it was on the date they it would arrive I installed the base plate the next day the time it took was about 7hrs total fit very nice the only problem I had I did not understand the directions on cutting the tabs on the back of the grill they hit the base plate when I try to reinstall the grill but I figured in out then it all came together looks great 3 screws in bottom of lower valance that screw to bottom of radiator I had to drill new holes body part hit base plate very close fit but great product 373334



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate - -super service from etrailer. Couple of hints, at least for install on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited: 1) the phillips push pins that hold the belly pan on come out best with a light touch on the driver. I buggered up 2 figuring that out. 2) the plate seems to be too narrow to fit, but with a rubber mallet and some persuasion, it will. 3) Use a corded drill for the holes into the frame. My 19.2 volt didn't have the grunt to get it done even with swapping out batteries repeatedly. 4) Directions don' t say anything about how to level the plate after the first (lower) bolt is in, but probably best to have it level or even slightly angled down or away from the grill (gives better clearance for the electric connection below the license plate frame). Wish the electrical connection had black spring return for the cover and the screws to mount it were black. Also wish Blue Ox didn't put a white part number label and the orange warning label on the FRONT, visible section of the plate. Why not the back? I installed it myself. Took half a day and 2 scraped knuckles, but not to tough of a job with the right tools. My third or fourth purchase from etrailer and all have been quick, reasonably priced, marked by good communication and respectful. Works for me! Thanks etrailer! 41767



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Good fit. Instructions mis leading somewhat. 2018 Jeep JL does not have 7 metal screws holding bumper shields but plastic screws that need special tool to unscrew. I pulled them out and replaced with metal screws in reinstallation. After tow bar installation the lower plastic shield will require cutting to reinstall. I left this off and did not reinstall. Looks fine and save if towbar is removed later. Did by me self and took about 2.5 hours. 602635



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


2017 Chevrolet Colorado Removal of all parts and pieces was pretty easy. TRICKIEST part was reinstalling front of truck by my self, but i got installed with a little bit of patience. The installation video on youtube was a GREAT HELP!!! 486260



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


This is the fourth base plate my brother and I have installed, and probably most complex as it involved making cuts to the vehicle . As always, we received the products ordered from etrailer very promptly. The install was successful, just as we age a little more difficult. 470774



- BX1119
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Easy installation. Great product 279815



- BX1725
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I recently bought a Spark to use as a toad for my toyhauler. The next step was to select a baseplate, towbar, light system, etc. I wanted a baseplate that would be as inocuous as possible when not in use and be simple to connect and detatch. The Blue Ox 1725 seemed to fit the bill. I combined it with the Curt towbar and a Blue Ox adapter, which resulted in a nice clean and simple system. The staff at Etrailer went out of their way to answer my questions and to insure that my order was delivered quickly. Great service as always. The install went smoothly thanks to the great instalkation video. I am very happy with the way that it turned out. 560621



- BX2246
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I like the design and relatively easy install - I did it myself on a Honda CRV after I watched the great etrailer videos online. These walked me thru the install steps. Very helpful. 574165



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 396395


Comments

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

John M - 06/15/2018

39803

- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


This heavy kit was packaged very well and arrived in great condition. I appreciated how this was mostly a bolt-on affair; the only "major" issue that I had to take care of was some factory holes in the bumper support tubes that didn't line up with the base plate, but that was easily and quickly taken care of with a 1/2" drill bit. Do yourselves a favor and watch etrailer's installation video multiple times if you plan on doing the installation yourself. The installation manual that came with the base plate isn't as clear as I would've liked. Note the torque specs for the particular fasteners and compare the packing list with what you received. Otherwise, go off of etrailer's video. If you're not towing the car the base plate all but disappears once you remove the tabs. I ended up spray painting the two bolts that fasten the 6-pole connector to the base plate black so it blends in even more. After about 2,100 miles of flat towing the CR-V over the course of 2 weeks in the Western US with a whole bunch of climbs and curves I can comfortably say that this base plate is solid. 402888



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 563983



- BX3613
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate, real solid construction, thick powder coat, and all aligned well. Biggest pain to expect at install is all the plastic pop-rivets on the Subaru front bumper. The alignment and hardware was all perfect otherwise. And best of all, you can barely see the connections inside the bumper with the attachment pins removed. Great product. 225392


Comments

Thanks for reaching out. We ended up selling the car, but the base plate worked perfect for us. I really like how the car towed, just did like how it drove !We are considering our next options, so we will definitely be back with etrailer to get our next plates and tow wiring.Thanks.

Keith C - 09/14/2016

21003

- BX1136
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I ordered all the parts required to safely flat tow out 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk from ETrailer.com. The only part they didn't have was the Mopar Flat Tow Enhancement kit Jeep requires to flat tow this model. Ordering from them was great, the website is easy to use and I was able to locate all the pieces compatible with my specific vehicle. The expert recommendations help my decision choosing the right parts. I ordered from ETrailer even though I found some of the parts on other websites a little cheaper. I chose to pay a little more because of all the effort ETrailer has put into installation videos and guides. I was very pleasantly surprised to learn from ETrailer that they have a price match guarantee! So my equipment consisted of the following Mopar Flat Tow Enhancement Kit (from Jeep) Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles Mighty Cord 7-Way RV Style Trailer Connector - Trailer End WesBarg 7-Way, RV-Style Connector w/ 6' Long Coiled Cable Trailer End Pollak Black Plastic, 7-Pole, RV Blade-Style Trailer Socket - Vehicle End Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Blue Ox Tow Bar Cover - Aladdin, Aventa LX, Aventa II The installation videos are great but not all inclusive. Take the time to read the instructions that come with the parts. This is a major project, I took about 30 hrs over a full week but as you'll see in the pictures I took s few extra steps to make a cleaner look. Some of those extra steps: The base plate install requires the bumper be modified cutting off a flange on each side, I spray painted this to prevent corrosion. In the install video of the baseplate on the drivers side they use an extra quick link (not included) to run the safety cable around the wiper fluid reservoir. I took the time to remove it and run the safety cable behind it. I didn't want our nice new vehicle to look like it can be towed so I played the brake away switch and 7 way trailer plug behind the license plate, so when not being towed our vehicle looks great! Some things to be aware of. The Brake air cylinder that mounts to the brake pedal with four bolts may need longer bolts, it did on our Jeep. Spend the money for weather tight heat shrink crimp fittings. The Hopkins wire harness was about 1.5 feet short to get to my plug location. Buy extra zip ties, electrical tape and split loom. I recommend reading all the various installation manuals and watching all the videos because the various components integrate together and if you install one at a time you'll be doing a bunch of extra work. The brake light relay is a real pain in the butt, not because of the hardware but because of the location of the brake light switch which is very hard to get to. Overall I am very happy with the products and how the installation looks. We haven't towed it yet but do not expect any problems. 410274


Comments

Still very happy with our purchase. We’ve towed over 10k miles and have had zero issues with our tow setup. I’ve shared my experience with several other RVrs and recommended your company for their needs. Thank you,

Roy - 07/30/2018

41669

- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The base plate was phone ordered on Wednesday and received the following Monday. Wife and I installed it Tuesday on a 2015 Jeep Rubicon. The most difficult part was cutting the belly pan to fit over it. (It always is it seems. Everything else was routine. Thanks for your help in getting the correct part number straight for us. Joe and Joyce 172278



- BX3788
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I really like the way the baseplate hides in the grill. The car tows great I have to say that it took three shipments from blue Ox to get the right part but then it went on very easily on my 2017 Corolla Directions are mostly correct There is one other bolted on part that needs to be removed prior to fitment but not mentioned in the directions . At all times everyone was very nice to me. I was a little frustrated and checked with roadmaster because their site said their baseplate would not fit my car because of the adaptive cruise etc. I called them with my new found knowledge about location of the electronics and they checked and confirmed their base plate fits my car so this is another option if you feel like shifting a Toyota 499810



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Wanted to share a positive experience with one of your service reps. Diana was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the product and application. I purchased the baseplate from ETrailer because of her support. I found it cheaper eleswhere online but Diana and, your organization were outstanding! 572584



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I ordered the Blue Ox Alpha tow bar, base plate and curt trailer hitch for my 08 Wrangler on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday. The installation for the base plate and trailer hitch went without a problem. The instructions were well written. Total installation time for both was less than 4 hours. Etrailer readily made good on their low price pledge and reimbursed me the price difference plus 10% when I found the base plate at a lower price than etrailer advertised. On my tow bar the dust boots were not properly attached and Judy at etrailer immediately ordered new zip ties and boots from Blue Ox. I will do business with these folks again. 344869



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Delivered quickly. Very easy to install, replaces factory sub-bumper, and honestly about 3 times more rugged. spacers shown in picture are already there behind factory bumper. A lift or ramps are helpful, as car is very low to the ground. took about 1 1/2 hours total. Hint: after removing nose, remove grill separately if possible, then after installation, you can replace nose totally, then get better idea where to trim grill and snap it into place 147716



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I had a simple ball hitch setup for my 1999 Jeep Wrangler for towing behind our RV. Our first trip out with it, the bolts that attached the bar connectors to the front of the Jeep came loose. I was fortunate that they didn't come out completely and cause a major accident. I was able to tighten them again, and we had no additional issues on our trip. Of course, this made me extremely nervous with my 'budget' route to tow the Jeep so I began looking for a better, more reliable solution. Blue Ox was the name that kept coming up so I purchased the BX1120. The build quality is outstanding, it's extremely solid and very durable. Installation time was about an hour and a half once I had the right tools, couldn't find my 1/2 inch socket set! I'm using the Blue Ox Alpha tow bar with this setup. I will say that having a second set of hands to install is valuable, my son had to come help me get the drivers side bolts in while I held the steering housing in place. All in all, I'm very pleased with the product. It went in easy and should save my nerves on our next road trip! 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport After market front bumper (Plenty of clearance with this specific mount) 568411


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  • I have a solution for you, but at this time we do not carry an adapter that incorporates the Roadmaster base plates for your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Blue Ox does have the Adapter Brackets, part # BX88297, which will allow you to use the Ready Brute Elite Tow Bars with Blue Ox base plates. Blue Ox base plates that fit a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are: For standard factory bumpers-no winches or guards - # BX1126 For the Rubicon X Edition or ARB Stubby Bar - # BX1134 As long...
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Fits a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Polar Edition
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  • First you should determine the weight of your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and compare it to the towing capacities of your Ford Expedition to be sure you have the capacity to do what you are planning to do. If so, the correct base plate kit is the part # BX1134 that you referenced. The Blue Ox Adventurer # BX7322 would also work as a tow bar that will attach to a ball mount that has a 2 inch ball on it. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables...
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plates from a 1992 Jeep Wrangler Fit a 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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  • Is Brake Lite Relay Needed When Flat Towing 2016 Jeep Wrangler with Invisi Brake
  • Here's how you will know if you would need the brake light relay part # RM88400 on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler with your Invisi Brake system and Hopkins wiring harness. Do the brake lights on your towed car illuminate while the engine is off? No - You do not need a brake light relay. Yes - You may need a brake light relay. Continue on to the next question. Do your towed car's brake lights act as both the brake signals and the turn signals? No - You may need a brake light relay....
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