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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1518
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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 BX1518 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 - BX1518

  • 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: 24"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, Adventurer, Avail, Allure, Acclaim, Ambassador, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 17-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1519 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1518 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1518

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1158 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.

- BX1518
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This was enough for a very novice, mechanically inclined guy to install on a new 2019 Buick Envision. I had zero problems. The instructions were straight forward, the reachback was available, and it only took me 1.5 days to install. Toughest part was drilling holes in my frame, so i looked up how to do that (use oil and have plenty of bits!). Also, I've not quite got the front fascia back on quite perfectly, but might be due to my knuckle-dragger effort when I pulled it off. Still, it looks quite good and I have no problems towing the buick behind a V10 gasser across the country. 807488



- BX1518
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etrailer has always done me good. Their prices are very reasonable and the products are just what they say they are. Shipping is timely and free on if you spend enough. Good place to shop. 750243



- BX1518
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Good instructions easy to install fit nice minimal trimming to fit car 708374


Comments
Great works fine
Askconc1 - 09/28/2020

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- BX1518
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2019 Buick Envision

As advertised. Fits, works and easy to install on the 2019 Buick Envision. Fair price. 696911



- BX1518
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2017 Buick Envision

Excellent product and service...can highly recommend! 505250



- 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



- BX1126
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Review from a similar 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

4408

- BX2195
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Review from a similar 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



- BX2265
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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


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

70463

- BX2258
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Review from a similar 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



- BX1708
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Review from a similar 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 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



- 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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- BX1689
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Review from a similar 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



- BX2671
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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



- BX1648
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Review from a similar 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

20510

- BX2645
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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



- BX1139
by:

Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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



- BX1689
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Review from a similar 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



- BX2258
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Review from a similar 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

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- BX1689
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Review from a similar 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



- BX2258
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Review from a similar 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



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Fit was good instructions were for most part able to be followed. Only problem was short parts in hardware bag. 1/2-13 bolt and nut missing and couple other small pcs, but bought at hardware store and on we went. Thanks Greg for all your help on getting order to me. 607482


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2019 Buick Envision
    In order to flat-tow a 2019 Buick Envision you'll need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, supplemental braking system, and possibly a few other items. I will attach these items for you below. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1518 Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar part # BX7380 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 12 Volt Outlet Kit part # RM-9332 Roadmaster FuseMaster...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Instructions for 2020 Buick Envision
    We don't have an install video for the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1518 at this time but I attached a link to a detailed set of install instructions that have full color pictures that will be an excellent guide as well.
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow A 2017 Buick Envision
    Yes, the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch part # RM76512 will work on your 2017 Buick Envision and is also recommended to be used while flat towing this vehicle. In order to flat tow your vehicle with 4 wheels down, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, wiring harness, and possible high-low adapter. I will attach my recommendation for each of these components below. For a base plate kit designed to fit your vehicle, I recommend the...
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  • What do I Need to Tow a Small Trailer with a 2015 Buick Envision
    We have exactly what you need to tow a small trailer with your 2015 Buick Envison. Flat Towing refers to the towing of a vehicle behind a motor home. You are going to be regular towing and you need a hitch,wiring and a ball mount. For the hitch use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13292 it is very capable of handling the weight you are asking it to and is easier to install than the DrawTite. As far as wiring use the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package...
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  • How Often do I Have to Start my 2017 Buick Envision When I am Flat Towing it
    I've checked through the owners manual and was unable to find any requirement on starting the vehicle when flat towing. On some vehicles there is a note in the manual that says to start and run the engine every so often to lubricate the transmission. But again I did not see one in the online manual. Please check your manual to see if the information is the same. As far as the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle part # RM76512 it only needs to be turned on when you...
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  • What Vehicle Is The Blue Ox BX1518 Base Plate Compatible With?
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1518 is a confirmed fit for 2016 - 2020 Buick Envision. It is not a fit for any other years, models, or years.
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  • Flat Towing Equipment for 2017 Buick Envision
    In order to flat tow your 2017 Buick Envision, you'll need a tow bar, base plates, a wiring solution, safety cables, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high/low adapter if the installed base plate height is more than 3 inches higher or lower than the receiver height of the motorhome. I'm not entirely clear on what you already have, so if I list something you already have, please forgive me. For a Blue Ox tow bar, I'd recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7380, The arms are...
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  • Recommended Base Plate for the Aladdin and Aventa Tow Bars on a 2017 Buick Envision
    Yes the Blue Ox base plate part # BX1518 is compatible with both the Aladdin BX4325 and the Aventa BX7445 tow bars. To help complete your flat tow set on your 2017 Buick Envision I recommend the following: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional Item # SM99251. This braking system is a more permanent install and is designed for motor homes with hydraulic brake systems. Once installed it's ready to use with a simple flip of the on/off switch once the vehicle...
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  • Does 2020 Buick Envision Need Brake Light Relay and Which is Easier Blue Ox or Roadmaster Setup
    Does our Allegro have trailer wiring already present at the rear of the vehicle? Like with a 7-way connector? If so the circuits are already combined regardless of what you see on the vehicle taillights. If you plan to use a diode kit or bulb and socket tow bar lighting solution you will need a brake light relay like # RM-88400 when using the brake system you mentioned so that the brake lights won't override the blinkers. It's a toss up on which is easier to use between the Roadmaster...
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