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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 BX1724 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

  • 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: 32-1/2"
    • Fits Blue Ox Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 19"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1724 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX1717

Item # BX1724

Installation Details BX1724 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1724

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1070 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.

- BX1724
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All products I ordered were well built well and with high quality materials. They came with complete instructions and work very well. 566916



- BX1724
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2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Very good product. Everything fit as st ated. 447599



- BX1724
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Fast delivery. Great pricing. 421862



- BX1724
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Easy To Install great product 304707



- BX1724
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I purchased the item and got it two days later. That was great. I have not installed it yet because I did not know that it would really get here that fast. I will send a review when it is installed. 225563



- BX1724
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Good prices and fast shipping This wasn't my first order with etrailer.com and I'm sure it will not be my last. Thank you, David 184179



- 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

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- 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

- 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



- 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



- 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

- 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



- 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


QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



- 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



- 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



- 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



- BX1126
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Review from a similar 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

8281

- BX1708
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Review from a similar 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

30108

- 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

- 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


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



- 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



- 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


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    I can absolutely help you out! Flat towing can be a daunting prospect, but I've got you covered. You'll need parts from the following categories: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lights/wiring, supplemental braking and a rise/drop adapter. I've compiled a list below for you of the parts that I recommend for you to use when flat towing your 2019 Silverado 3500. Base Plates: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms # BX1724 Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 (comes with safety...
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