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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1143 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

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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.


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: 37-1/4"
  • Bracket height: 20"
  • 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.



BX1143 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX1140

Item # BX1143

Installation Details BX1143 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1143

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (20 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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2019 Jeep Cherokee

Just installed the Blue Ox BX1143 on my 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Installation went well and the instructions were spot on. Also watched a couple etrailer videos which also helped. Easy enough to install in my driveway. Hardest part was removing the front fascia. You would have to do that no matter what baseplate you install. I also liked this unit because you didn’t have to modify or grind on the frame like other style baseplates. Just finished so haven’t towed car yet but don’t anticipate any issues.




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Over the past few years, I've ordered several items from etrailer. The purchasing process was very easy and timely. They're instructions and videos for installation are spot on! I will continue to buy from etrailer for my motorhome and towing needs




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The tow plates are spot on but plug bracket wasn’t made for six prong plug I had to redesign it a bit for it to work and when I got the plates the hardware wasn’t there had to wait another week and a half for it to come in to finish the job.. for those two things I’m giving it 4 stars




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All went together without issue. Please note, even though assembly refers to wrench sizes when referencing nuts and bolts, torque specs are referring to bolt diameter. Mistaking those could lead to over torqued or even stripped tap plates!




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Straight forward instillation and works well.




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Jeep Cherokee

Put this new faceplate on my 2020 Jeep Cherokee trail hawk . Fits and looks great.


Comments
Great
Ric - 10/20/2020


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Excellent service! Very pleased with delivery. Amazed it was earlier than expected. Thanks.




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2019 Jeep Cherokee

I did not install this myself. However the installer said it was pretty simple. Yesterday towed my vehicle for the first time and the hook up was pretty straight forward.




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Always excellent customer service and product Information, i.e. written instructions and how to videos. I have ordered multiple times and products, and their service is always excellent.




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This fits perfectly, and with the video and instructions, it was an easy installation.




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Received them the next day & it was free shipping, very well packaged. Have not installed thought I would wait till I got the wiring kit for lights.




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All good.


Comments
working out great
John - 05/11/2022


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Very helpful people. Great value and price. I have a commercial account and buy often.




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Need to install before I can make an ev aluation




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Great advice, price and shipping process




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    There is no bumper cutting to install the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 which fits your 2019 Jeep Cherokee. I went over the instructions (see attached) to confirm this as well.
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    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1143 which replaced the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part BX1140 is lighter because there is less material. The update was made to clear sensors that were added to the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk therefore they needed to make the arms physically smaller which means they are also lighter.
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  • Will The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1143 Fit On A 2021 Jeep Cherokee
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  • Determining Correct Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2020 Jeep Cherokee
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    For the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 with the 2 speed transfer case, you'd use the Blue Ox # BX1143 which is compatible with Blue Ox tow bars, along with certain Roadmaster and Demco tow bars if the correct adapter is used. I'll link you to our Base Plate adapter table which shows which adapters are needed to use Blue Ox Base Plates with various brand tow bars. You'll also need a wiring solution, safety cables if you don't already have them, a supplemental brake systsem and possibly...
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    Thanks for being a regular customer and I have confirmed with Blue Ox that the correct base plate kit for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a steel bumper and tow hooks is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143. The reason you are seeing a different part number on the Blue Ox site is because the # BX1143 actually replaced the BX1140 for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a steel bumper and tow hooks; it was simply a part number change (for reasons that go beyond my pay grade). Since...
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