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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 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   (1110 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 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

- 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. 837979



- 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. 582020



- 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. 548099


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

58576

- 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 185551



- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- BX1139
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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



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


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



- 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



- BX2238
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


I am sending some pictures of my installation of the base plate and the wiring harness (TM783130) and the blue ox tow bar on my 2005 Honda CRV. It worked out OK although the instruction for the base plate ( BX2238) installation instructions could be improved some. Everything is installed and operational. Have towed the Honda 150 miles satisfactorily. Thanks for your interest. 468877



- 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


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


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

63574

- 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



- 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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