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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 BX1138 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 - BX1138

  • 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
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • 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: 34"
    • Fits Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 19"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1138 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX1135

Installation Details BX1138 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1138

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1159 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.

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Got package as told 830607



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2016 Jeep Cherokee

The Blue Ox product is great. We purchased from eTrailer because of the installation video. The video good but did not exactly match our car. Our 2016 Cherokee was built on 6-8-2016. The removal of the fascia is different than the video. There are 4 extra 10mm bolts to remove that are not in the video. As a result of following the precise steps in the video we broke some plastic connectors. Fortunately they really are not needed to hold the fascia in place. Re-creating the video to match our exact model specs would be time consuming. And perhaps eTrailer is not even aware of the changes to the fascia. It you did know, it would be great to add a few sentences to explain the differences. 814871



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2010 Jeep Cherokee

Extremely easy to install myself and the total job cost 1/2 of what the shop wanted to do the installation for. Pulled my Cherokee at least 10,000 miles since the installation and couldn't be happier! 600456



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2015 Jeep Cherokee

Have not installed yet. Everything seems to be as advertised. Quick delivery and awesome customer service follow up. 576913



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very easy to install, have had no problems at all 472952



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2018 Jeep Cherokee

After checking around for prices, I found etrailer to have what I needed and along with their expert advice and install videos, was very easy to get installed. Shipping was free and very fast. This was for a 2018 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 for flat towing behind my RV. Looking at their site now for some accessories for my RV. 469890



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Easy installation once you get the front fascia off. The instructions make no reference on how or where to mount the electrical connector bracket. 286733



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Looks good will not be able to say how easy it is to install because it will be about a month before I can take the time to do it. Fast shipping. 188351



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Ordering to shipping was excellent! I just wish you would have Advised better choices of wiring with base plate offer. Cheaper Is not always best idea. 128278



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Not installed yet but all looks good. Speedy delivery. 126367



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BEST PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH AND THE PRICE ARE JUST GREAT 122790


Comments
Did you installed it your self and how did you make out? Are you satisfied with this product?
-- comment by: Claudette - 09/25/2014

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- BX2668
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Review from a similar 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



- BX2265
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My 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback baseplate has worked great, no "0" issues. I've towed my car over 4,000 miles and the baseplate is as tight as the day I put it on. Great product...... 608460


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Ive gone 10,000 miles no issues.
Duane S - 02/27/2020

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- BX1126
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Review from a similar 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

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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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- BX2671
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2019 F150 - Perfect fit. Quick and simple installation . I was surprised how quickly I got this parts - next day . 747095



- BX2645
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I purchased this unit for our 2014 Ford Flex and it had performed perfectly. I installed it myself and was impressed with how easily it went together and how strong of a unit it is. We have hauled the Flex about 12k miles on both line NH and short runs and absolutely no problems. And it loooks good too even when we're towing. 365552



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QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



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The product is what I wanted and it came with great instructions. Afoot it quickly and I can’t wait to start towing my Jeep behind the motorhome 605479



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Product arrive promptly. I installed it today. Followed the install video exactly. Worked out excellent. All the parts fit well and are very sturdy. Took about three hours start to finish. Very pleased. 602077



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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

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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



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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


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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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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



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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


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Does Loctite Get Used on All Hardware Used to Install Blue Ox Base Plates on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee
    I checked the instructions for Blue Ox base plates # BX1138 and have linked them below for reference. The instructions, under step 8, state to use the Red Loctite on all bolt threads. Since it does say all threads that would mean that any bolt used to install the base plates should have the Loctite.
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  • Components Needed To Flat Tow A 2016 Jeep Cherokee
    You will need to purchase and install Mopar flat-tow wiring kit 68321424AB before flat towing your vehicle, as per Jeep tech bulletin (08-010-17) for the 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee. This kit is available at your local Chrysler and Jeep dealership. To flat tow your 2016 Jeep Cherokee you also need the following items: 1. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # BX1138. This kit, once installed has removable arms which maintains a clean factory look when the vehicle is not being...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited
    The Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees are very different vehicles so you'd need a new base plate kit like the Blue Ox part # BX1138 since your Limited is not a Trailhawk. The Trailhawk models need the part # BX1136 instead.
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  • Adapting Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar to Blue Ox Base Plates for Flat Towing 2016 Jeep Cherokee
    I'm not certain which adapter you used, but the # RM-031 adapter would install at the end of the tow bar arms and allow you to attach to the Blue Ox base plate on your Jeep Cherokee. To complete your towing system, you'll need safety cables like # RM-643, a wiring harness like part # RM-154, a wiring umbilical like part # RM-164-7 and a supplemental braking system like the Delta Force part # SM99242. The Delta Force is a portable unit that will take only moments to install and remove. When...
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  • What Blue Ox Tow Bars Are Compatible with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on 2017 Jeep Cherokee
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1138 that fits your 2017 Jeep Cherokee (4WD except for Trailhawk) is compatible with Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure # BX7460P, Alpha, Alpha 2 # BX7380, Avail # BX7420, Aventa, and Trion # BX7520P tow bars.
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  • 2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited Blue Ox Flat Towing Setup Recomendation
    For your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited the correct base plate kit is the part # BX1138 which is a confirmed fit. The install is pretty involved but it's not overly difficult. If you have the time, space, and tools for the job it would be fine for you. For a base plate kit you would want the Alpha part # BX7380 which comes with coiled 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind an RV
    I will be happy to list out all of the flat towing parts you will need to flat tow your 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind an RV. First you will need base plates for the Jeep. If your Trailhawk is a 2-wheel drive model use base plates # BX1136. If it is a 4x4 use # BX1138. Next you will need a tow bar. I recommend the Alpha, # BX7380, because it has plenty of capacity and it is easy to use. It also comes with another item you will need, safety cables, so you won't have to get any...
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  • Base Plate, Tow Bar and Flat Towing Equipment for 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
    For your 2014 Cherokee Latitude, you'd want to use the Blue Ox # BX1138 base plate kit in conjunction with the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380 tow bar you referenced. The BX1128 and the 1427-3 are a fit for the Grand Cherokee only, and wouldn't work for your vehicle. You'll also need a taillight wiring and a supplemental braking system. The simplest wiring solution is the Roadmaster Magnetic Tow Lamps, part # RM-2120. A magnetic tow lamp system will remain completely independent of the wiring...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    As long as your 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a 4WD with the 2-speed power transfer unit (which it should since it is a Trailhawk) then I recommend the following parts to flat tow it: Base Plate Kit - # BX1136 (Trailhawk) Base Plate Kit - # BX1138 (4WD excluding Trailhawk) Tow Bar/Safety Cables - # BX7380 Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit - # RM-15267 Braking System - # SM99251 (for motorhome with hydraulic brakes) Please note that Jeep issued a tech bulletin to install wiring kit 68321424AB when...
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