Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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  • Removable Draw Bars
  • 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1689 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 - BX1689

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 Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Ambassador, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 13-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1689 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs



BX1689 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX1689 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2010 - 2017 GMC Terrain




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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plates - Removable Draw Bars - BX1689 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms. This product fits certain years of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. To ensure that it is a fit for you vehicle you can use the vehicle fit guide located at etrailer.com. The custom fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar, that way you can flat tow the vehicle behind your RV. The unit's going to feature hidden reinforcement, which means less of the bracket shows so you don't have to worry about the crossbar support beam or large visible protruding brackets. The base plate tabs are going to remove easily for a completely hidden look. They just rotate out of place.

The unit also comes with caps that can go into those slots to keep out dirt and grime when the tabs aren't being used. They reinstall very easily. This is a sturdy, dependable design that's going to spread towing force evenly to minimize the amount of weight placed on the suspension. It's constructed of a durable steel construction with powder coated finish, so it's going to do a great job at resisting rush and corrosion to lasting a time. Installation, all your installation hardware is included. It comes with detailed installation instruction to help walk you through the entire process step-by-step. No welding required, so this is designed to bolt securely to your vehicle chassis.

It also features the integrated mounting points. That's going to let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket, and a bracket is included as well as the hardware to get that attached. Again, it does come with the necessary installation hardware. It comes with some other brackets. If your vehicle's equipped with a cooler, you've got brackets to reinstall that. It also has a bracket here for the breakaway switch at the front of the vehicle. It's going to come with your permanent base plate safety cables as well as quick links.

These cables simply attach to the base plate and then around the vehicle frame. These cables prevent the towed vehicle from breaking loose in the event that the connection between the frame of the towed vehicle and the base plates fail or comes disconnected. These are included as well as the quick links to get those fully connected easily and quickly. Overall, the unit's really nice, very strong and durable. It is adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars with the Roadmaster tow bar adapter RM-031 or RM-031-5. Those items are sold separately and available at etrailer.com.

The product's made in the USA. The distance between the brackets, it's going to be 24 inches. The bracket height once the unit's installed is going to be about 13-1/2 inches. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1689

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (862 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.

- BX1689
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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



- BX1689
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Chevrolet Equinox

First we want to rate etrailer service- it was excellent! Items arrived on time. The video on the web was very helpful & Blue Ox sent good instructions in the box. The installation went well, completed in 3 days. Couple of points on the instructions/install; On the bumper fascia you will have to do a LOT of trimming, and it's a matter of trying to get it back on, numerous times. Also once you finally get it trimmed to fit with base plate installed, snapping in the fascia is not easy, it's push & shove to get it back on. The only other issue is getting those hex nuts screwed into the bolts, there is very little room to work & you have to get the nut lined up EXACTLY before the screw will fit. We painted the one side of it white to see it through the drilled holes better, you will also need someone to hold a flashlight while the other person tries to get it bolted on. Then you have to be ready to put the locktite on before the nut slips out of place. Patience, patience, patience!!! Luckily my husband has lots of it - he read & reread the instructions before he started-had all his tools lined up & then went to it - I just kept my mouth shut & held the flashlight & helped him with the bumper fascia. He is out in the garage now installing the wiring harness. We had to wait to order the receiver hitch (10") until the base plate was installed & we could line it up with our RV & figure the difference (2012 Chevy Equinox). We live in Prescott AZ & hope to leave for a trip to the Grand Canyon & Santa Fe New Mexico in about a week. 73518


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Hi Patrick - thanks for the follow up....we are very satisfied with theitems we purchased from etrailer.com

-- comment by: Rick - 04/03/2014

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Works great. Glad I went with the flat tow route rather than dolly. etrailer install videos made selection and installation as easy as possible. Will definitively use etrailer when setting up next tow vehicle. 657481



- BX1689
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox

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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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Product fit very well on my 2015 Equinox. Only a couple complaints about installation. The instructions did not highlight the use of Loctite in the proper sequence, so it's easy to miss that step if not paying attention. There was one vehicle frame bolt that was no longer needed, but it interfered with one of the large nuts supplied with the kit. It was not easy to remove unless the car was on a hoist. The Base Plate has worked flawlessly on several long trips over the past year. 543846



- BX1689
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Extremely pleased with the installation by eTrailer team as well as a very competitive price 527613



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2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Good product kind of hard to put on by yourself 523032



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2011 GMC Terrain

The tow package has worked great I appreciate all the help I got in making sure I was getting the right package. I was able to install it myself without any problem. Thanks again 517615



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2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Excellent service and good delivery. I will promote your business. 509307



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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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



- BX1689
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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



- BX1689
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there should be a special corner in hell for car maufacturers who make such tiny access holes in their frames. I had no clamps, but the jacks worked well [pic] 470043



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2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Excellent product and it is a pleasure doing business with etrailer. This is the third one of these base plates that I have installed over the years on different vehicle. I am very satisfied with them and it is great that when not in use you can hardly tell it's there. 456333



- BX1689
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Perfect fit 455518



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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Base was fairly easy to install but not for the novice. A few pictures in the "installation manual" were printed upside down and took a few minutes to decipher. I added a few zip ties to the permanent cables to eliminate any possible rattles from the quick links. 425304



- BX1689
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

I had the base plate installed by a Blue Ox service shop in Ft. Lauderdale on my 2010 Chevy Equinox. Towed the car behind my motorhome from Florida to Virginia to California to Maine over elevations up to 8,000 feet. No issues 423556



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Product was good. Installation was not as easy as indicated. Placing the nuts on the bolts inside the frame was a bit of a struggle. Once installed the tow bar works well. 372629


Comments

Works fine

Bob A - 04/26/2018

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2015 GMC Terrain

Love this base plate. Blue Ox never seems to fail me. It was pretty easy to install. I did it myself with no help at all. Took about 1.5 hours. And that was at cruise speed. I was in no hurry. It's almost invisible. When I talk to people about it at the campgrounds I have to point it out to them. They don't even notice it. 369446


Comments

I love both products. Getting the wire harness was such a good idea. Im happy you had it or I would be using magnetic lights and that would suck. The base plate and tow bar are perfect for towing our GMC. Unfortunately the Blue Ox cover was lost on a drive without the tow vehicle. I think they need to make the straps better to ensure they stay on during no tow driving. That is the only suggestion I have.

Nick - 04/19/2018

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2015 GMC Terrain

Everyone deserves a do over! I sent one that was for this towbar mount but realized it was labeled for the cabling kit. Now for the real towbar adapter review: I took about 4 hours to install the mount myself. The instruction were very good and hit most of the issues (if you read and pay attention to the notes!) After installing we have used it extensively. No problems. No sway, no eratic motions, just plain out works. Attaching to the motor home take about 6-8 minutes and you are on the road. I highly recommend the Blue Ox system. 325165



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Mounted fine. Could use a install update for the 2017. 308418



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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Recently rechecked my install. The base plate has performed flawlessly on our 2015 Equinox. I am happy happy! Thanks again :-) 292437


Comments

...thousands of miles behind us and still working flawlessly!

Roy H - 09/08/2017

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

George, I appreciate that when you learned that I really needed the tow plate,that you put a rush on it. You are credit to your Company! I did take some videos as I was installing the tow plate. I do have some suggestions on how to make it easier to install. We are leaving this morning on our trip. Will send after a bit. Thank you! Bud. 260745


Comments

I purchased a base plate for a Saturn vue, in 2009, and the Equinox from Etrailer. Wonderful Company and people!! Product has worked flawlessly! Have towed [many] times to the East coast ,from Phoenix Az

L.Sims - 06/14/2017

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Great service and prompt delivery. Second time I've done business with this company and they never let me down. 256250



- BX1689
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Excellent product, Base Plate as all other products I have purchased from Etrailer ,the installation Videos really make it easy 256081


Comments

Great! Blue Ox Rules

Sandy B - 06/02/2017

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Just wanted to say the shipping was excellent Will be installing it this weekend. Rose was very helpful. 108053



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Well designed. 90509



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2013 Ford Escape

Received base plates in great condition and all the hardware intact. I previously installed base plates on my Ford escape in approx 4 hrs. It took me 8 hrs to inst on the chevy equinox much more involved. T he instructions where to the t. I will be using it to tow behind our motorcoach. I would not recommend the average Joe blow to try installing these which was stated on the box and inst.On page 6 of inst it stated fig 11A and 11B which should read 12A and 12B. The product works as advertised and I recommmend it to those in need. 76763



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2012 GMC Terrain

right on the money! And delivered quic kly 58986



- BX1689
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I bought this product because I have installed and used two other base plates by Blue-Ox and have always been highly satisfied with the design, installation instructions and ease of use of the product. 50792



- BX1689
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The company that support customer all the way until the product has been delivered. Excellent customer service, the product price was outstanding compare to other companies. The plate was delivery on time as they prometed. Thanks etrailer. 32778



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX2412
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Arrived earlier than expected and was exactly what I had ordered, fit like a glove. Service could not have been better. The salesperson really knew their product. I really saved quite a bit of money ordering through them. They emailed and called several times to make sure everything was as I had ordered. A great company to deal with. 615380



- BX1976
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I've bought at least one other product from etrailer in addition to the base plate for my 2008 Jeep Liberty. The plate and appurtenances fit like a glove and work great. etrailer had the best price and, as before, kept me informed about when the product would be delivered and delivered on time. Great company. 486224



- BX1708
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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

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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product, great company. They work to keep their customers and show appreciation for same. 610362



- BX2668
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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 Blue Ox 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

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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate - -super service from etrailer. Couple of hints, at least for install on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited: 1) the phillips push pins that hold the belly pan on come out best with a light touch on the driver. I buggered up 2 figuring that out. 2) the plate seems to be too narrow to fit, but with a rubber mallet and some persuasion, it will. 3) Use a corded drill for the holes into the frame. My 19.2 volt didn't have the grunt to get it done even with swapping out batteries repeatedly. 4) Directions don' t say anything about how to level the plate after the first (lower) bolt is in, but probably best to have it level or even slightly angled down or away from the grill (gives better clearance for the electric connection below the license plate frame). Wish the electrical connection had black spring return for the cover and the screws to mount it were black. Also wish Blue Ox didn't put a white part number label and the orange warning label on the FRONT, visible section of the plate. Why not the back? I installed it myself. Took half a day and 2 scraped knuckles, but not to tough of a job with the right tools. My third or fourth purchase from etrailer and all have been quick, reasonably priced, marked by good communication and respectful. Works for me! Thanks etrailer! 41767



- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Installation pic 411274



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


2017 Chevrolet Colorado Removal of all parts and pieces was pretty easy. TRICKIEST part was reinstalling front of truck by my self, but i got installed with a little bit of patience. The installation video on youtube was a GREAT HELP!!! 486260



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Good fit. Instructions mis leading somewhat. 2018 Jeep JL does not have 7 metal screws holding bumper shields but plastic screws that need special tool to unscrew. I pulled them out and replaced with metal screws in reinstallation. After tow bar installation the lower plastic shield will require cutting to reinstall. I left this off and did not reinstall. Looks fine and save if towbar is removed later. Did by me self and took about 2.5 hours. 602635



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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



- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product. I received the BX1731 base plate and followed the directions given to install on my 2018 Chevy High Country. Install went smoothly and took about 3 hours and that was taking my time. 619643



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I have now installed the following on my 2017 Wrangler: Brake light relay kit . Hopkins Towed vehicle Tail Light wiring kit. Blue Ox base plate. Blue Ox Patriot Portable RF Braking System. All of this has taken about 3 days of work spread out over a week or so. Overall it went well. Not too many surprises. Crawling around under a car at 71 is a bit of a strain but I'll get over it. I must say that Donna P. has been a wonderful source of great information and has stayed right on top of the process. eTrailer has been a great source for this project. I would recommend you all with no hesitation. 396395


Comments

I am still in love with the products. My only issue is having enough time to use them more.

John M - 06/15/2018

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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Easy installation. Great product 279815



- BX2246
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I like the design and relatively easy install - I did it myself on a Honda CRV after I watched the great etrailer videos online. These walked me thru the install steps. Very helpful. 574165



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The base plate was phone ordered on Wednesday and received the following Monday. Wife and I installed it Tuesday on a 2015 Jeep Rubicon. The most difficult part was cutting the belly pan to fit over it. (It always is it seems. Everything else was routine. Thanks for your help in getting the correct part number straight for us. Joe and Joyce 172278


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  • Base plates # 523163-1 do not fit the 2010 Chevy Equinox. For your Equinox I recommend Blue Ox base plates # BX1689 because it fits models with or without adaptive cruise control and/or active air shutters. Our installers also find the Blue Ox base plates a little easier to install. As far as if you can install them yourself, it is possible but Blue Ox does recommend a professional installation. Instructions are included and I have also linked them for you here. I have also included...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevy Equinox AWD Behind a Motor Home
  • I checked the owner's manual online for a 2012 Chevy Equinox with All-wheel drive and you can flat tow it behind a motor home. Take a look at the recreational towing section (10-78) in the owner's manual to confirm. As far as a rear towing package I assume that you mean a trailer hitch. The trailer hitches that fit a 2012 Equinox will actually fit 2005 to 2016 Equinox models; such as Curt Class III hitch # 13591. But the hardware will have to be replaced since it is designed to be torqued...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2017 Chevy Equinox AWD
  • Your 2017 Chevy Equinox AWD is flat towable with a max speed of 65 mph. For this system, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1689 along with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs # BX7365. This comes with the safety chains needed. For your tow bar wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This will use diodes to allow you to utilize your factory wiring for a clean look. You will also need...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3160-1B is designed for the Chevy Equinox from 2010 to 2015 but is not a fit for your 2017. And has been discontinued. To fit your 2017 you can use the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-523184-4 or EZ5 # RM-523184-5 Base Plate Kits. These will work for you as long as you don't have the adaptive cruise control or active air shutters on your Equinox. If you do then the Blue Ox # BX1689 will fit. I've linked our selection of tow bars for you to take a look at...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar and High Low Adapter for 2013 Chevy Equinox Behind Bounder Motorhome
  • For your 2013 Chevy Equinox, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365. This will handle the weight capacity and will work with Blue Ox Baseplate # BX1689. Because your Bounder trailer hitch is too high, you will need to use a high low adapter. I've attached the link to all your options and also attached an article for you to determine the proper fit. Let me know if you have further questions.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevy Equinox Behind an RV
  • There are 5 main parts need to flat tow your 2013 Chevy Equinox: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For Roadmaster base plates you can use # RM-523160-4. There is a Blue Ox option that will fit, # BX1689. For a tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2 # RM-520. It is rated for 6,500 pounds so it will have more than enough capacity for your Equinox. If you have to use the Blue Ox base plates then you will also need an adapter to use a Roadmaster tow bar,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Chevy Equinox Behind Motorhome
  • For a Blue Ox flat towing setup for your 2017 Chevy Equinox we have the base plate kit part # BX1689 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. The most popular tow bar would then be the Blue Ox part # BX7365 which is easy to use and comes with safety chains. 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...
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  • Recommendations For Dinhgy Towing A 2017 Chevy Equinox
  • You want a reliable vehicle that is comfortable for you and your family so that you can still explore outside of the motorhome. For a nice vehicle to flat tow that is under your weight restrictions I recommend a 2017 Chevy Equinox. Flat towing components are fairly vehicle specific, so if you decide on a different vehicle I can give you some recommendations. If you go with a 2017 Equinox, here are the components I recommend: For baseplates, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit #...
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  • Flat Towing Component Recommendations for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and 2015 Tiffin Allegro Bus
  • My recommendation for base plates for your 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is the Blue Ox # BX1689 since this set-up features twist-lock draw bars that secure without pins, which can get lost. I have linked for you the written installation instructions and also a video showing an application in a 2014 Equinox. A fully-compatible and popular tow bar for use with these plates is the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365, which is a motor home-mount tow bar that includes the required safety cables. This...
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  • Will the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar work With Blue Ox Base Plate for 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • Yes, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1689 that has been confirmed to fit your 2012 Chevy Equinox will work with the Blue Ox Avail tow bar part # BX7420.
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  • Base Plates for 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
  • If you call your local Chevy dealer and give them your VIN they should be able to tell you the options you have on your 2017 Chevy Equinox. The other option would be to use Blue Ox Base Plates # BX1689, which are compatible with both versions of your Equinox - with or without Adaptive Cruise Control or Active Air Shutters. I've added links to a video review and install of these base plates on an Equinox.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 GMC Terrain
  • For your 2012 GMC Terrain you would first need to start with a base plate kit. For that you would want the part # DM9518262 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. This would work well with the Commander Tow Bar part # DM9511010 that also comes with safety cables. 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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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup For 2017 Chevy Equinox
  • We don't have complete kits, but I will give you recommendations to give you a complete system for your 2017 Chevy Equinox to make it compatible with your motorhome. For baseplates, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1689. This will work with or without the adaptive cruise control or Active Air Shutters. I strongly suggest using Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420 for this installation. For your tow bar, I recommend using the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar Wiring for 2017 Chevy Equinox
  • I don't know what the service people are doing to burn up your wiring but I do know what has worked very well for people. I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which will use your factory wiring in your Equinox an yet protect your electronics. I also recommend adding a battery charge line # RM-156-25 to charge your maintain your Equinox battery as you tow it so on long trips the Supplemental Braking System doesn't drain it. I've attached some...
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  • Can the Falcon 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # RM-525 be Used with Roadmaster Base Plates
  • Using your Falcon 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates, item # RM-525, with Roadmaster Base Plates, item # RM-523160-4, on your 2011 Chevy Equinox, will require the use of a set of Roadmaster Falcon 2 Replacement Swivel Collar, item # RM-9200-4. You would need to remove the Blue Ox adapters each time and install the swivel ears if you will be switching between vehicles. A better solution, if you are switching between vehicles would be to go with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, item #...
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  • The Simplest Way to Tow a 2017 Chevy Equinox?
  • There are a number of parts that you are going to need in order to flat-tow your 2017 Chevy Equinox, starting with a base plate. The Blue Ox, # BX1689, is a confirmed fit for your vehicle, and offers simple installation, using only bolts. For a tow bar, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha, # BX7365, which slide into your RV's trailer hitch receiver so you don't have to use a ball mount, and the swivel function makes it easy to to connect your tow bar and vehicle. I have included links to video...
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  • Flat Towing Base Plate for 2015 GMC Terrain SLE
  • The Blue Ox base plate you can use on your 2015 GMC Terrain SLE is part # BX1689, and the linked video shows you the installation process. Flat towing requires a number of components in addition to the tow bar and base plates. These items include safety cables (unless they are included with your tow bar), a lighting/wiring kit, a braking system for the Terrain and a high/low hitch adapter to keep the tow bar level. These items are detailed in the linked articles. The easiest lighting...
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  • What tow bar Should be Used With a 2015 GMC Terrain?
  • The Blue Ox Alpha, # BX7365, will work for your 2015 GMC Terrain. You will also need base plates that are a fit for your vehicle and that work with the tow bar, and those are the Blue Ox plates, # BX1689. These particular base plates are going to require some trimming of your bumper; to avoid that I recommend going with the RoadMaster base plates, # 523163-1, which are a confirmed fit for a 2015 Terrain unless it has a brush guard. You can use the Alpha tow bar with these plates, but...
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  • Base Plate, Tow Bar and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Chevy Equinox Behind Motorhome
  • It sounds like you have a good handle on exactly what you need. The Blue Ox # BX1689 base plates you mention are exactly what I'd choose. I've found BlueOx base plates to be very well engineered and easy to use. The primary difference between the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 and the Avail, part # BX7420 tow bars is the capacity. The Alpha with its 6500 lb capacity would be just fine for the weight of your Equinox, unless you were planning on going with a heavier vehicle and the future and feel...
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  • Are Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevy Equinox FWD or AWD the Same
  • Yes, the same parts will apply to a FWD 2017 Chevy Equinox as well as a 2017 Equinox with AWD save maybe the fuse bypass that is used. The parts listed are as follows: Base Plate Kit - # BX1689 Tow Bar/Safety Cables - # BX7365 Tow Bar Wiring - # RM-15267 Fuse Bypass - # RM-76517 (4-Cylinder) # RM76511 (V6) Charge Line Kit - # RM-156-25 Braking System - # SM99251 Most flat towing setups require a high-low adapter for the tow bar to remain level while towing. I have linked our...
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