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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
  • Want a clean, seamless look when you’re not towing your car

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
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 BX1142 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 - BX1142

  • Blue Ox
  • Removable Drawbars

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.


  • 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


  • Distance between brackets: 24"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, Adventurer, Acclaim, Trion, Allure, Ambassador, and Avail tow bars
  • Bracket height: 17-1/4"
  • 3-Year warranty

BX1142 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Installation Details BX1142 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1142

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 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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I always go to etrailer first for all my towing and vehicle needs. The baseplate and wiring came as expected, in about 3 days! Have yet to install either but I'm sure it will go as expected, fairly straightforward. The videos will help. 934752

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The base plate was fairly straightforward to install. I have an LOD Offroad bumper on my Gladiator Rubicon and the base plate worked will with it. I was pleased that I didn’t need to modify the LOD steel skid plate to fit the base plate. The frame did need to be opened up to fit the additional nut for the extra hole you drill to install the additional bolts in the frame. I used a file instead of cutting it like the instructions said. It worked out good. Everything bolted up and looks good. 921302

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Very good product, received it in time! Very good team! 903939

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Korren C was very helpful and made ordering very simple. 869076

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It fit perfectly and has worked excellent. We’ve used it to tow our jeep gladiator over 5000 miles so far with zero problems. 852936

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I received my order faster than expected. Instructions were crystal clear. Install on my 2020 Gladiator was easy. 851128

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I am new to the world of towing a vehicle behind an RV and found a lot of articles/videos on the interweb, not having a clue what to expect except what I've read and watched on the web I reached out to etrailer.com and Courtney B answered all my questions, removed all my doubts of what i was doing and provided everything we needed in the timeframe we needed it at a reasonable price! I can't thank her or etrailer enough!!! I will buy here again and trust in they're how to videos without question. Thank you 852296

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2020 Jeep Gladiator

Got my order delivered to my home in record time! Everything was packaged superbly, all parts were there! My Grandson installed the baseplate on my Jeep Gladiator in 4 hours! (I have the best, brightest, most capable grandchildren anywhere!) Thank you, etrailer, and Blue Ox! Good to do business with true professionals! 767063

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I received all of this order but have not installed it yet 726479

It works great
David - 11/19/2020


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Cailee was great to work with! 694665


Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Flat Tow Setup For 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Factory Steel Bumper and Adaptive Cruise Control
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1142 is a fit for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator with steel factory bumper and adaptive cruise control. I have attached a video for your reference. You will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter to flat tow the Rubicon. I have attached my recommendations below to use a long with the Blue Ox base plate. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 (comes with safety cables) Roadmaster...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring For Flat Towing A 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    There are most likely components of the existing tow bar wiring that you can re-use when flat towing the Gladiator but since I am not sure which wiring setup you have I cannot say that you definitely can or cannot. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator does not have a custom plug in harness available for flat towing so if the wiring harness you are referring to is custom it will not fit the Gladiator. If you tell me what harness or wiring kit you are referring to I can tell you which if any parts of...
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  • Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Blue Ox does have a base plate kit that fits your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, it's part # BX1142. It fits regardless of which model Gladiator you have. It sounds like you probably already have a tow bar. If you don't have safety cables use # RM-643 for a set that's coiled. This way they don't drag on the ground. You also need wiring and a braking system to flat tow the Jeep. I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267 and Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. Both get installed onto the Gladiator so you...
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  • Flat Towing Procedures and Setup for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    On the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Truck models the steering wheel does not actually lock with the ignition in the off position, it just has a loss of power steering-which is likely what you're experiencing. Jeep removed the steering wheel lock from their models in 2008, I believe, so even without a key in the ignition you'll be able to turn the wheels; it's just going to be really difficult. With that being said, in order to flat tow you'll need to have the transfer case set to N (neutral)....
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  • Compatibility of Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System on 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    The Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator. You will also need the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751497 for this system. The other components you need are all included. I recommend for your wiring using the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 and then also adding the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-156-25.
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  • Recommended Blue Ox Base Plates Compatible with Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar
    I'll start off with the base plates; for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator with stock plastic bumper you'll want to use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1142. This base plate has removable arms to give you a clean factory look when you're not flat towing your vehicle and these plates are compatible with the Blue Ox Aventa II towbar. There are some small replacement parts available for the Aventa 2 towbar, which I've listed below: - Replacement Rubber Boots for Blue Ox Tow Bars...
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  • Falcon 2 All-Terrain Tow Bar Compatible Direct Connect Base Plate on 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    For your 2020 Jeep Gladiator you can use the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 which will work well with your Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522. You will not need the crossbar with that combination. The crossbar is an older style that some people really like because there are some accessories that only work with that crossbar installed. Most customers now use the non-crossbar style because it has a cleaner look and is one less part to use.
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plates 1142 Fit on 2020 Jeep Gladiator with Factory Steel Bumper and Winch
    As long as your 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon has the factory steel bumper, the Blue Ox Base Plates # BX1142 will fit with your winch installed. I was able to confirm this with my contact over at Blue Ox for you. These base plates are compatible with most Blue Ox tow bars, like the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 10,000 lbs # BX7420, which comes with safety cables included. If you also still need tow bar wiring, supplemental braking or a high low adapter to complete your setup,...
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  • Does Power Steering of 2020 Jeep Gladiator Need to be Activated to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    I pulled up the owners manual for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator online and on page 359 the entire process for flat towing the vehicle is outlined and there is no mention of having to do anything with the power steering so you would not be required do anything special regarding that. The Blue Ox base plate # BX1142 that you referenced is the correct kit to use for your Gladiator. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. In addition to the base plates, you will...
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Fits 2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland
    Yes, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1142 is a confirmed fit for the Overland models of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. For a tow bar to use the Blue Ox part # BX7420 is a really great option that's very easy to use and very well made. It also comes with safety cables too. 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 your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies...
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  • Can Blue Ox Base Plate BX1142 Be Flat Towed with Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
    You can use the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1142 with a Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar as long as you use the correct adapter part # BX88297. 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 your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough...
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  • Lighting Kit Recommendation for 2020 Jeep Gladiator Flat Towed Behind RV
    We had the chance to install the Roadmaster Diode Kit part # RM-15267 on a 2020 Jeep Gladiator just like yours and we found it fit and worked really well. This would be what I would recommend based on that. Check out the install video link I attached to this page to see the entire process walked through. This kit comes with everything you'll need to connect to the 7-way of your RV as well including a coiled jumper wire between the tow vehicle and Gladiator.
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  • Will Blue Ox Baseplate BX1142 Fit the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave?
    There is not anything from Jeep or Blue Ox that indicates the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1142 won't be compatible with your Gladiator Mojave. I've attached the installation video so you can see where the Baseplate attaches. The installation will not be any more complicated on your Gladiator Mojave.
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  • Finding an Installer for Blue Ox Base Plates on 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    We don't have a list of Blue Ox installers we can point you towards as Blue Ox does not provide us with that. Best option would be to find a local RV shop that does installs and see if they'd be interested in installing the Blue Ox base plate part # BX1142 on your 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The other option is that if you know a mechanic local to you that you trust they'd have no problem knocking out the install as well. I attached an install video for more info on it as well.
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  • Can a Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar Be Used On a 2020 Jeep Gladiator with Demco or Blue Ox Plates
    I do have an option for you but there are no adapters available for the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar part # RM-501 because this is a tow vehicle mounted tow bar and said adapters will only work with motorhome mounted tow bars. Therefore, your only option will be to sell your Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar and then obtain one that is specially made for either the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit part # DM9519336 for Overland, Sport, Sport S models and part # DM9519339 for Rubicon models or the...
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  • Base Plate Kit to Tow 2020 Jeep Gladiator with Roadmaster Falcon for Blue Ox Base Plate Kits
    In the picture you sent in the end of the tow bar has the triple lug setup of a Blue Ox tow bar. This would indicate that the tow bar you have is the Falcon for Blue Ox base plate kits part # RM-525 which means the base plate you should have ordered was the Blue Ox part # BX1142 for your 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
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