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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 800-298-1624 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1708 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 - BX1708

  • 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
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 18"
    • Fits Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 17-3/4"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1708 Blue Ox Baseplate Kit - Removable Tabs

Replaces Blue Ox BX1513

Installation Details BX1708 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1708

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1276 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.

- BX1708
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2015 Buick Enclave

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


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



- BX1708
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Product promises installation in a couple of hours. So a 74 year old, in his asphault driveway in 95*F heat, took about 12 hours. But it is as easy as advertised and it performs flawlessly. the Hook up is easy and my Dutchstar coach towed my Acadia as if it wasn't even there. I particularly like the clean look after installation but that is mor a function of the car lines than the product.



- BX1708
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Buick Enclave

Professional service and received our order right on time. Packaging was good and the company stands by its word. As I write this the base plate is being put on our Buick Enclave and we are very happy. Sarah was very good to work with and made sure we were getting the right product.


Comments
We like the base plate but feel the two bars out the front are too close together. We get a little more sway because of this. Also the round bars that you[] into the base plate have corroded and look worse than the ones we used for 6 years. Very disappointing
Jerry - 08/03/2019



- BX1708
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- BX1708
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2013 Buick Enclave

Photos are of 2013 Buick Enclave becoming our tow vehicle. We relocated the Roadmaster Invisibrake to the Enclave from our Subaru and installed new BX 1708 baseplate.



- BX1708
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Absolutely the best service. Received complete order as stated. Best price I could find on the internet. Now the hard part begins. Thanks CT



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Just what I needed to flat tow my Jeep Wrangler. When I first received the base plate I was thinking about having it installed, but after watching the etrailer.com installation video I decided to do it myself. Couldn't have asked for a smoother install. The permanent base plate safety cables concerned me a little. I came up with a figure-8 over the frame that I think will work ok and I did secure it with some cable ties in a couple of spots. Thanks to Nick at etrailer for the help and to the folks that made the installation video giving me the confidence to do-it-myself.


Comments
The base plate still works great and looks good too. No issues.
Joseph - 03/04/2021


- BX2800
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I have bought a few base plates over the years for my work vehicles and all have been the highest quality. This one by far was the easiest to install. It took about 5 hours from start to finish and anyone with basic mechanical skills and can follow directions can install this plate themselves.


Comments
No problems. All the hardware is still tight and secure. No stressing or or issues seen. I use this for work and tow approximately 70,000 miles a year
Jason p - 10/30/2020


- BX1719
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Installed this on a 2014 Chevy Express 3500 15 passenger van. Install was time consuming, as holes needed to be drilled (went through 2 drill bits) and the nuts must be fished through the frame, then "caught" by the bolt. I think there were 12 of them! Instructions were clear, though, and I've safely towed without incident over 7,000 miles in the past year. Definitely rock solid! Paired up with a Blue Ox Aventa 7,500 lb tow bar.



- BX1120
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Perfect fit, well built of high quality materials. In my mind you just can't get much better than Blue Ox. The only issue is that the BX1120 doesn't have removable twist lock tabs. The fixed draw bar mounting tabs are at just the right height and position to play havoc with your shins when the draw bar is not installed. I solved that problem with a shin guard I made of 2 inch schedule 40 PVC. (see photo) Fits perfectly, guards the breakaway switch and lighting connector when not in use, and solves the shin interference problem.


Comments
After a year of occasional use I am still very happy with the BX1120 baseplate. Its a joy to use high quality products from a high quality supplier. Ive always gotten the highest quality support from the folks at Etrailer. Thanks folks.
Alan C - 04/13/2020


- BX1726
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


This is probably the best engineered product I have ever had the pleasure to install! It is not hard. They say 3 hours to install. Well...maybe if you do it for a living but for the common home garage mechanic, it takes a bit longer (2 days) Looked great when finished and I am SOOOO happy to not have to use a dolly anymore.


Comments
Still working great! So great, I installed one on my friends Equinox as well.
Jim H - 01/02/2021


- BX1126
by:

Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Product arrived on time and went on just as it should. Thank goodness for the YouTube installation videos, that made it super easy. It went on my 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which just so happened to be the video as well. My local RV dealer wanted $300 to put it on. Me and my neighbor had it done in 3 hours and saved all that money, except for the six pack I owed my neighbor. I was fortunate he had a lift as it made it much easier, but it could have been done with a jack or creeper. I've ordered a lot from etrailer and will continue to be a loyal customer



- BX2628
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I would give it 5 stars, if not for the adjustments i had to make to the top bolt holes so the frame side bolt holes would line up. This took me several hours more to get the base plate mounted. It looked like the base plate drivers side upper flange was off about 3 degrees and this little bit of mis-alignment drove me nuts. So after 4 hrs i have it mounted and cables installed. I still have to run all the electrical, so the car is still blown apart. I WAS pleasantly surprised at how easy the front fascia came off the car. HATS OFF to the etrailer videos, I watched them a few times and it gave me a great deal of confidence. I also was able to install the side frame bolts without drilling the large holes in the outer frame rail. I simply used a ratchet and inserted it through the front of the frame enlarged cut out


Comments
zero problems i do keep them in a canvas bag when not in use
Robert S - 02/22/2020



- BX1730
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Good product Installation instructions and the video greatly helped with the installation. Working by myself I blocked the base plate as close to the position as possible and then installed ratchet straps to both sides and raised the base plate into position. Wiring kit was everything needed and worked great. Base plate and wiring kit was on a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox



- BX2265
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Installed fairly easy. Had to take front end off a two week old car.( That made me a little nervous) Instructions were pretty clear. We had one bolt strip out and had to retap it. I think it looks ok installed, used it a couple of times to tow behind motor home Worked great


Comments
I have used it for over 5000 miles works great.
Daniel M - 08/06/2020


- BX1122
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


This purchase reflected our second base plate. The first one was on a 2006 Jeep Liberty w/o any problem during its lifetime. Last year, the old Jeep was damaged in an accident. We bought another Jeep Liberty 2007 used model. The initial installation was fine but the base plate became loose after about one month. I found two of the weld nuts on each side became loose and had to order replacements from Blue Ox. The weld nuts quality seemed to deteriorated as compare to our 2011 version. Once I replaced the weld nuts we have not had any problems.


Comments
It has been a bit more than a year since I put the Blue Ox base plate on our second Jeep Liberty. It worked fine since I replaced the weld nuts. I have had no issues with the installation.
Chi L - 12/21/2020


- BX2340
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Great Blue Ox Base Plate, installed it my self good instructions came with it. Installed it on a 2018 Hyundai Elantra. This is the second Blue Ox Base Plate that I installed on our tow car. The normal time that it takes to connect the Blue Ox to our tow car is less than 5 minutes.


Comments
It was still a great decision to go with a Blue Ox base plate. We decided to purchase a KIA Soul and purchased another Blue Ox base plate of which again I installed it myself and the installation went as smooth as it did on the previous tow vehicle
Riley s - 03/10/2020



- BX2643
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


This took about 8 hours for me over two days, I am 71 and bad joints. You might as well go ahead and buy a long drill bit of the proper size to drill the bottom holes. i worried with trying to drill them with a regular one for about an hour. you should also be prepared to replace the two top plastic holders on the top of the fender right and left as mine were no good after getting them out, and a screw driver wont work as they were in so tight that the plastic would not hold up to the twisting. Also there are three 5.5 screws on each finder instead on one at the bottom and plastic quick rivets in the other two spots on each finder. The safety eyelets shown on the 2016 Taurus that was in the film are facing to the rear of the car the ones on this hitch as you can see are facing the front, so it made them hang to low and they made a bulge in the lower plastic pan. I re routed them and they work well. I do wonder how (God forbid) if the car was to come loose how would the arms hold up being that there will now be a twist in the hook up will that work. Make sure you have the plug for the washer tank or you will have to drain it as i did, not much problem though. If you do this by yourself as i had to do a piece of cord sufficient to hold up the hitch so you can get the clamps on is a must. the blocks under the tire are about 1 1/2 inch this is what it takes for the car to be high enough to work.



- 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......


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



- BX1989
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


etrailer had the best price and carried the other options that I needed with this adapter plate for my 2018 Dodge Cummings Ram. The instructions were pretty good, but I did watch a [installation] video that helped a lot. I am 65 years old and did this by myself, however, it took me a while. The parts all fit perfectly. I did have to cut two small pieces of plastic, but that's the only modification to the truck that I had to do. I have since towed this truck with a 40' Newmar diesel engine motorcoach over 3,500 miles without any issues at all.



- BX1518
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


Good instructions easy to install fit nice minimal trimming to fit car


Comments
Great works fine
Askconc1 - 09/28/2020


- BX1126
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I must admit the only way that understanding the instructions and installing the BX1126 Base Plate on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler could have been any easier. Would be if there would have been a mechanic in the box to install it for me. The videos on etrailer are great and will answer any questions that you might have.


Comments
In a word Great. Have about 2000 miles on it towing our Jeep with no problems at all!
Tom F - 01/12/2020



- BX1134
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


2017 jk unlimited with quadratec qrc full bumper/ winch. BX1134 is the one you need for this install .Install went well only had to make a couple notches in bumper. Photos attached.cables had to be attached to base plate rear rings no room between bumper and base plate to go around.If you don't want rattles just wire tie rings to baseplate once they are secure trough plate holes it'll thighten thinks up. Very well made product.



- BX1674
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I installed these on my 2008 chevy Silverado 1500 4X4. Tow hooks were fairly easy to remove and the base plates fit great. Drilling the frame for the back bolts was interesting but not bad. You need a angle drill for the passenger side hole and a good 1/2 inch drill bit. Minor trimming of the bumper was easy with a razor blade knife.


Comments
works great. Easy to hook up.
Thomas - 01/31/2021


- BX2232
by:

Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


2nd trailer tow hitch in 2 years and both were great; from the order,the delivery schedule and great product ill order from them again.


Comments
My hitches are working out great, I made a 5000+miles trip to Montana and back and had no problems!
Merlin - 01/11/2021

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