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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. Call 800-298-1624 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

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Blue Ox

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



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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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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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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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All good.



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2020 Jeep Cherokee


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Is There a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    We have the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 which is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. For a tow bar the Blue Ox part # BX7420 is very easy to use and also comes with safety cables as well. 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...
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  • Base Plate For 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trail Hawk and Replacement Air Line Caps For Air Force One
    The Blue Ox Base Plate part # BX1143 is what you need for the 2019 Jeep Trail Hawk with steel bumper. Yes, the Tow Ready Tail Light Isolating Diode System part # TR118821 will work to allow the RV to power your Jeep Cherokee's lights. I have attached an installation video for your reference. I believe you are also asking about the Vinyl Cap for SMI Air Force One Supplemental Braking System part # SM99608 that covers the air valve connection point on the vehicle side to avoid damage. The...
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  • Correct Blue Ox Base Plates for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk With Steel Bumper and Tow Hooks
    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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  • Is Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Compatible With Blue Ox Base Plate on 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 is the correct option for base plates on your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, but these base plates are not compatible with the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380. The reason for that is the spacing of the tabs on the base plate, which are 37-1/4" apart, and the Alpha 2 is only compatible with between 16" and 36" apart. Due to that larger spacing, the tow bar that is needed for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 is the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420. The...
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  • What Do I Need to Flat Tow My 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind My Motor Home?
    When it comes to flat towing your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, you're going to need components from the following categories: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lights, supplemental braking and more than likely a rise/drop adapter (you'll need to take some measurements to confirm). I've compiled a quick list below of what I recommend for you to flat tow your Jeep Cherokee so that you can easily find the parts: Base Plates: Blue Ox with Removable Arms # BX1143 (Product fits models...
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    We have the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 as a confirmed fit for your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. I really like the Blue Ox base plate kits as I've found that they are very easy to use overall and the arms of the kit are easily removable as well. The tow bar part # BX7420 is also a very easy to use component that I recommend for you as well. 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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  • Determining Correct Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2020 Jeep Cherokee
    You should be able to determine if your Jeep Cherokee features the steel or aluminum bumper by removing the outer bumper cover/fascia, but there's an easier way that doesn't require you to mess with your brand new vehicle (with regards to choosing the right base plate kit). Based on my research if you have the Overland or Trailhawk model Cherokee, you have the steel bumper. If you have any other model it's the aluminum bumper. This does kind of line up with what your dealer was telling...
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  • Comparing the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX1140 and BX1143 for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    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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  • Roadmaster and Blue Ox Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    Actually both Roadmaster and Blue Ox have two base plate fits for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Roadmaster has the crossbar style part # RM-521451-4 as well as the direct connect kit part # RM-521451-5 whereas Blue Ox has the part # BX1143 and the # BX1140 (no longer available) which are both the same style but were intended for different variations of the vehicle but happen to both fit the Trailhawk style. The pricing is based on an algorithm that is related to our stock levels...
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  • Install Video/Instructions for Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite
    We have base plate kit install videos for the kits that fit your 2019 Jeep Cherokee that I attached to this page for the Demco part # DM9519340 and the Roadmaster # RM-521451-5 but for the Blue Ox # BX1143 we only have set of detailed install instructions I attached a link for as well since we haven't had chance to install this kit yet.
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  • Is There Bumper Cutting Required to Install Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX1143
    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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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit For 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk For Use With Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar
    Great news! There is a Blue Ox Base Plate available for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with part # BX1143 so you can continue to use your Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420. This base plate also fits models with the 2-speed transfer case and active air shutters if your model has those features. I have attached a photo for your reference. To flat tow, you will also need tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system and a possibly a high low adapter. For the tow bar wiring I recommend...
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  • Base Plate Kit and Flat Towing Accessories Recommended for 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
    The Blue Ox # BX1143 is a fit for the Jeep Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee so it won't work for your vehicle. For your 2021 Grand Cherokee, you'll want to use # BX1128, which Blue Ox confirms will fit your vehicle. Blue Ox states that this base plate kit only works with motorhome mount tow bars, as opposed to vehicle mounted models that use a trailer coupler and attach to a trailer ball on the motorhome. The Blue Ox Alpha 2 tow bar, part # BX7380 would be a good choice. The tow bar...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Active Air Shutters
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1143 fits the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with active air shutters. You will also need a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter to flat tow the Jeep. For the Blue Ox base plate you will need, Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 which will include safety cables so you won't need to purchase them separately. For the tow bar wiring, I recommend Roadmaster Diode Kit part # RM-15267 which...
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  • Is Cutting or Grinding Required During Installation of Base Plates on 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    It sounds like you're referring to the installation of the Demco Tabless Base Plates # DM9519340, where there is some cutting and grinding required to install those particular base plates on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. While we haven't had a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk into the shop to verify this is also the case on the 2020, it's a safe bet that this will be the case. With that being said, you're not going to need to do any cutting or grinding to install the Roadmaster # RM-521451-5...
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  • Base Plate for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 is a confirmed fit for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, no exceptions listed for the Trailhawk package. I have attached a link to installation video. .
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  • Supplemental Braking System and How it Attaches to Brake Pedal of 2020 Jeep Cherokee
    We installed the Demco DUO part # SM99251 on a 2020 Jeep Cherokee and we found that it pretty easily attached to the brake pedal. I attached a picture that shows the bracket attached to the pedal as well as an install video that shows the entire process as well.
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk With Active Air Shutters
    To flat tow the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with active air shutters you will need a base plate, tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety cables, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter. I have listed my recommendations below. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1143 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 (comes with the safety cables) Blue Ox Patriot II Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional...
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    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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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you'd want the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 since you have a Blue Ox tow bar. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. The special harness you need to prevent the wobble while flat towing is not needed for your year vehicle. 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk With Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar
    You can use the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420, although it is not actually what gets installed on your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk in order to flat tow it. The parts that do are the base plates, wiring, and supplemental braking system (which will be the InvisiBrake you mentioned). To make it easy for you, here is a list of all the parts you will need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, with the prices of each on the product pages. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit and Flat Towing Parts For 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that you need to use your Blue Ox Avail tow bar part # BX7420 with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is part # BX1143. The Blue Ox base plate kit for your Cherokee Trailhawk have easily removable arms for a discreet look when not in use. I have attached the installation instructions for your reference. You will also need a supplemental braking system, tow bar wiring, and possibly a high low adapter. I have attached the options I recommend below if you do not have these...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with Freightliner
    You are the right track to flat towing your 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1143 is a confirmed fit for it and the Avail tow bar part # BX7420 is one of the easiest to use options out there so it would work really well. Since you have a Freightliner the SBS Air Force One part # SM99243 with the # DM97ZR would work great with the air brakes. The part # BX8870 would do a great job protecting the vehicle when towing too. For lighting you can use the...
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  • Is Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Harness Required For 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    I was able to find the owner's manual for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and it does not mention requiring the Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Harness 68321424AB. I looked at the 2018 owner's manual and it does mention it there so you are correct that the 2018 and older Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk's will require the mentioned harness but your 2019 will not. I would highly recommend you check your owner's manual and read the Recreational Towing Section to make sure you follow the exact procedures...
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  • Recommended Components To Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk W/ 2019 Forest River Forester
    I would be happy to go over everything you need to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with your 2019 Forest River Forester. Unfortunately the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1143 you mentioned is not compatible with your Blue Ox Alexxa Tow Bar BX7435 due to it requiring base plates with a different bracket spacing, so you will need a new tow bar as there is not a base plate kit available that will work with your tow bar.. I still recommend going with the # BX1143 but instead recommend...
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