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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 BX1682 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 - BX1682

  • 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: 30-1/4"
    • Fits Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 17"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1682 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1682 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1682

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1028 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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Made to fit, easy installation. Looks good and heavy duty Shipping was fast, very fast I can’t seem to find any areas that need improving. Nice job guys 644045



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2006 GMC Sierra

Great product, works perfectly 440173



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2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Product fits very well, had plenty bolts and washers. I was surprised how heavy the package was when UPS made delivery. 274768



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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

handled my order promptly and it was sent to me in a very prompt manner. Well satisfied. 268636



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Base plate worked great. Easy hookup and disconnect of tow vehicle. 248789



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2001 Chevrolet Suburban

My base plate and tow bar were delivered as promised. I have installed the base plate and look forward to being able to tow my suburban. Thank you, Roger 235783



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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

excellent quality, easy to install 214807



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These brackets are like a tank. HEAVY. Well built. After I muddled my way past the first step which didn't apply to my vehicle (and confused the HECK out of me) thinks were well explained and went much faster than I thought they would. My only complaint is what Blue Ox charges for them. Etrailer has a GREAT support staff willing to help with any questions. 208137



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2005 Cadillac Escalade

Easy to install worked great 204386



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Tow Bar and Base Plate Kit showed up two days before they were expected. Terrific service. Have not installed the Base Plate Kit yet, crummy weather to work outside, waiting for a sunny weekend. Thanks Melissa 184957



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1999 GMC Sierra

Received the package yesterday, just as promised. We are having it installed next Wednesday. It looks like just what we need. Everything promised was included. Thank you very much. 177214



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Very fast service. Product was good as I thought it would be. Would order from yall again. 149224



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Volvo Cross Country

Product was just as described. Instruction photos were a bit unclear which made things a bit hard to identify and locate but overall I'm completely satisfied with the product. Shipping was fast which allowed me to install on time and get on my cross country trip on time. 139884



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2002 GMC Yukon XL

I recieved this item in 4 days of ordering. I installed myself in 3 hours on a 2002 GMC Yukon XL. The instructions were easy to follow. 87857



- 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


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

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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



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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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Watched on-line video of installation on the same vehicle I was going to install the base plate on. Installation was easy. 508638



- 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



- BX1689
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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



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QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



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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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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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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



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I am a pretty good do it your selfer. This was the second base plate i have installed by myself. The first one was on a 2010 Honda Fit. This job took me about 8hrs. by myself. The instructions were first rate. Plus the BIGGEST help was the instructional video about this particular car. OUT STANDING!!! The only problem i had was getting the front plastic cap back on by my self, took awhile but i got it done. Then the second install was on my 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 pickup. I watched etrailers instructional video about 10 times. By the time i was ready to install the base plate, i pretty much knew what to expect and what to do. The truck job took me about 5 hrs. My best advice i can give is to WATCH their videos, not once, not twice but 4 or 5 times, or more, then the job goes along alot better. And it will be alot easier if you have some help to lift the front plastic cap off, and to reinstall. The rest can be done with no help. 586022


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The base plate has worked out great. No problems at all since the install.
Anthony c - 11/29/2019

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