Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1708

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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 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.


  • 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


  • 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

BX1708 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX1708 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2016 GMC Acadia

2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

2008 - 2017 Buick Enclave

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1708

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 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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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


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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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

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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


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


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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


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Buick Enclave with Automatic Transmission
  • Page 297 of the online owner's manual for the 2017 Buick Enclave indicates that both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive automatic transmission versions can be flat-towed from the front(also called dinghy towing) but they CANNOT be dolly towed. Specific important preparation steps are needed at the start of each towing day and these are outlined on pages 298-300. You will want to check your own printed manual just in case it differs. Flat towing requires a few items and all of...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 GMC Acadia Limited with a Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar
  • Curb weight is what your 2017 GMC Acadia Limited weighs without people or baggage in it while the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the max amount of weight that your Acadia can handle (which includes the curb weight). Since the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520 is rated for 6,000 lbs you have 1,344 lbs that you can put inside your Acadia before you have maxed out the tow bar. Naturally you will want avoid maxing out the weight so that your tow bar isn't straining. I recommend putting...
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  • Flat Towing Parts for a 2017 Buick Enclave
  • First, let's quickly clear up the warranty issue. According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a warranty cannot be voided due to the use of aftermarket accessories, so you will be perfectly fine with whatever wiring kit you desire. As for the base plate, the only Blue Ox which is a confirmed fit for a 2017 Buick Enclave is # BX1708. Also keep in mind you'll want safety chains # BX88197 if your tow bar does not have them integrated. When it comes to lighting, you can use the magnetic...
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  • Installation Instructions for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1708 for a 2014 Buick Enclave
  • I am glad that you have found our installation videos helpful. Although the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1708 has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Buick Enclave without the brush guard, as of yet (September 2017) we have not had the opportunity to shoot a video of the installation process of this base plate kit being installed on an Enclave. I recommend checking out the installation instructions which have been attached to this answer page for you to review. They are not the same as...
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  • Recommended Items to Flat Tow 2015 Buick Enclave Behind 2008 Winnebago Tour RV
  • Flat towing a vehicle such as your 2015 Buick Enclave requires 5 basic components. These are a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting kit, and base plates and a supplementary braking system for the towed car. Each is covered in the helpful article I have linked for you. You will want to check your Enclave owner's manual (usually under the heading recreational towing) to make sure that your particular car can be flat towed and what preparation steps, if any, are needed to make it ready. Some...
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  • Parts Needed for Flat Towing 2013 GMC Acadia Behind Motorhome
  • We can help you with selecting the items required to ready your 2013 GMC Acadia for flat towing behind your motorhome that does not have air brakes. In fact the linked article on flat towing is a great place to start since it covers each component, which include the tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting solution, a high/low hitch adapter and both base plates and a braking system for the toad. Articles on these last two components are also linked. You'll also want to check your GM...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Buick Enclave Front Wheel Drive
  • To flat tow your 2013 Buick Enclave you're going to need a tow bar, base plates, wiring for the lights, a supplemental braking system for the brakes, and possibly a high-low adapter. I suggest the Blue Ox # BX1708 for a base plate kit. To connect to the RV I like the Avail # BX7420 for a tow bar because of the 10,000 pound weight capacity. The Avail also includes safety cables. To power the lights of the Enclave use the diode kit # RM-154. According to an online owner's manual for...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2010 Buick Enclave For Easy Install
  • For your 2010 Buick Enclave and your Blue Ox Alpha Towbar # BX7365, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1708. This is a custom fit that will work perfectly with your system. The tow bar comes with the safety cables needed, so then you will simply need a high-low adapter bar compatible with your system. I have attached an article to assist as well as linked the page to your options. Then I recommend the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles...
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  • Tow Bar, Base Plates and Other Equipment Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Buick Enclave
  • I generally prefer the Blue Ox base plates and tow bars, as they are typically less complicated to use with fewer parts. The correct base plate for your vehicle would be part # BX1708, and the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365 would be my recommendation for a tow bar. The tow bar includes safety cables. You will also need a lighting solution so that the Enclave has taillights that work in tandem with those of the RV. There are three main types of systems to choose from. You can choose...
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  • How Difficult is it to Install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on a 2014 Buick Enclave
  • To install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1708 on your 2014 Buick Enclave you will need to remove the entire front fascia/grille but if you are comfortable working on vehicles you shouldn't have a problem with it. I have attached the written installation instructions to this answer page for you to reference. They are very detailed and include pictures as well. I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your Enclave and it does mention removing 3 fuses before you flat...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 GMC Acadia AWD
  • Yes, the setup you mentioned is complete for flat towing your 2013 GMC Acadia. The base plate kit part # BX1708 is a confirmed fit and will work great with the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 tow bar that you mentioned. This is the nicest tow bar around so you'll really like it and it comes with safety cables. For wiring the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848 and the umbilical adapter # BX88206 would have you covered. Instead of having to manually pull the fuse the part # BX88274 would...
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