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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 BX1730 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 - BX1730

  • 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: 23"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aladdin, Alpha, Avail, and Aventa tow bars
  • Bracket height: 16"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX1730 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1730 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1730

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1453 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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2020 Chevrolet Equinox

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



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This baseplate was easy to install on my 2019 Chevy Equinox and has provided excellent towing service during the full year since installed. I’m quite happy with the product and the installation instructions and videos provided by etrailer!


Comments
This tow bar has worked great, over the last year.
Don D - 09/13/2020


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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Always a good experience dealing with etrailer, product fit good and the video showing installation was excellent and a big help.



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Chevrolet Equinox

What I like about the tow package is how well it hides itself in front of the toad Equinox and connection to the towbar of the motor home easy and quick. I did the installation myself and found it to be pretty straight forward with only a couple of bad photos that had bad angles and vague descriptions that should be made better. The mount also came with a couple of safety cables that seemed unnecessary but better to have and not need security. I was looking for the best concealed and secure product available at a fair price and found it here at etrailer.com



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All products are working exellent.


Comments
Perfect quality product
Larry - 03/08/2021


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Very straight forward. Watch their video they prepared. It walks you right thru it.


Comments
Perfect. Probably 10k pulling behind our motorhome and works flawlessly
Michael - 09/28/2020


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I Installed it with the help of a friend. Also the video that you provided was great help in making an easy installation.



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Tow Bar Base Plate was easy to install. A little disappointed in the overall design of the base plate but happy with my purchse.



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towed my car 2000 miles last year had no problems great base plate.



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Well satisfied with the base plate, it fit perfectly and towed the car 2200 miles. There was more work taking the front of the caroff than mounting the face plate. Good Product.



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Great stuff at a great price as always



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2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Product was received as ordered. The total process was very easy and user friendly. I will be placing the baseplate on a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. Have not installed yet. Thanks



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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Fits perfectly, fast delivery



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The baseplate fit perfectly and was fairly easy to install. What really helps are the videos that this company provides. I wouldn't even attempt an install without them. Saved a bunch of money and I know it is done right.



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Fairly easy installation and appreciate the easy to follow instructions . After one year, no problems and we’ve used it often until Covid-19 it, but we are comfortable using it for a long time in the future.



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Easy to install and the installation videos were spot on



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Chevrolet

I installed it on my Chevy by myself. Following instructions and vibio. I towed my car about 8 times and had no problems



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Chevrolet Equinox

Thought it would be difficult to take off grill of Chevy equinox,but not to bad.



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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Easy to install. Towed my 2018 Equinox about 5000 miles and all is well.



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Recommend to everyone one. Great job-we ll-done.


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Base Plate Kit that Fits 2018 Chevy Equinox
    Blue Ox has a base plate kit that fits your 2018 Chevy Equinox with the part # BX1730 which I attached an install video link for to this page as well. You could use the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 with this and you'd have the easiest to use tow bar/base plate kit out there. For lighting you could use the # RM-152-98146-7. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights and does not require drilling into...
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  • How to Tow 2018 Chevy Equinox 2.0 liter Turbo Engine Behind Motorhome
    While we do have base plate kit fits for your 2018 Chevy Equinox that has the 2.0 liter turbo engine upon further research you are correct the vehicle could only be towed on a dolly if it was front wheel drive like the Roadmaster # RM-2000-1. If it's all wheel drive only option would be on a trailer. You're next question is probably, "why do you make a base plate kit for a vehicle that can't be flat towed," which is a valid question. The reality is our manufacturers will make kits for vehicle...
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  • Flat Towing a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox AWD Premier
    According to the online owners manual for your vehicle it can be flat towed. I recommend reading through the manual for proper procedures so you don't damage the vehicle. Your complete flat tow setup which can be installed by any mechanic you trust. Normally dealers have a higher cost than other shops, but you can use whomever you trust for installation of components. I recommend the following parts: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1730 Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motorhome...
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  • Will Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX1730 for 2019 Chevy Equinox Work with Aventa LX Tow Bar
    Yes the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1730 is compatible with the Aventa LX tow bar you have and would work great. I attached an install video for this base plate kit as well.
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Equinox
    For flat towing your 2018 Chevy Equinox we do have the parts you need to flat tow it. For a base plate kit you'd need to start with the Blue OX part # BX1730 which is a confirmed fit. This would work great with the Blue Ox Tow Bar part # BX7380 that you also mentioned. This is one of the nicest tow bars available so it would be a great choice. The SMI DUO part # SM99251 would then be a great choice as well for supplemental braking. This is a favorite with our installers because of how...
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  • What Fasteners Need to Remove on 2019 Chevy Equinox to Install Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
    I attached a picture to this page that I hope is helpful. I took it from the install instructions for the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1730 and it shows where all of the fasteners are that need to be removed in order to remove the front fascia. Once they are all off Blue says that you'll need to pull each of the corners of the front fascia away to get it to fully release. I attached a link to this page to see the full instructions as well.
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  • Video Of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1730 Being Installed On Chevrolet Equinox
    While we have not had a chance to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1730 on a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, we have installed the same base plate kit on a 2020 Equinox as you can see in the included video. The installation will be very much the same as the front end of the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is the same as the 2020. If you are still undecided on the flat tow components I would be happy to make a recommendation. Tow Bar: Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380 Wiring:...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System Compatible with 2018 Chevy Equinox
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1730 for your 2018 Chevy Equinox is compatible with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7380. This will be a nice combination and the tow bar comes with the safety cables needed. I also recommend the Blue Ox baseplate and receiver locks # BX88177 to deter theft and give you peace of mind. In case you don't have all the other parts you need, I have the following recommendations: For your tow bar wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire...
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    The Blue Ox Ascent # BX4370 and the Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676 are both very nice tow bars with many of the same features. both will work great but from using both Roadmaster and Blue Ox flat towing components I think the Blue Ox setups are a bit easier to use. The Nighthawk does have LEDs in the outer arms but that's only real distinct feature difference. For your 2020 Chevy Equinox the correct base plate kit is the # BX1730. The DUO part # SM99251 is the easiest install and...
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    Thank you for the picture! Most tow bars are going to have some stickers on the shank of the tow bar that will give you a part number; sometimes they come off over time, and occasionally you have to rely on visually matching them up to determine which one you have. From the sticker on the shank, it looks like you have a Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar, which has been replaced by the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 . But the good news is that we still have replacement parts available. The Replacement...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Behind Motorhome
    According to the owner's manual, 1.5L gas and 1.6L Diesel engine and 1.6L Diesel AWD models can be successfully flat towed. I'd recommend beginning with a Blue Ox base plate, part # BX1730 which is compatible with your tow bar if the # BX88297 adapter is used. You'll also want safety cables like # RM-643 if you don't already have them. To join the motorhome's taillight wiring to that of the Equinox, I'd recommend the Roadamaster Diode kit, part # RM-152-98146-7. For a supplemental...
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    I checked the owner's manual for the 2018 Chevy Equinox FWD 1.5L and this car can be flat towed. Like other towable cars there is a preparation process to be followed before each trip and this is covered on page 359 of the online manual. For the labor cost alone for installing a complete flat towing setup you can figure $2000 as a "ballpark" starting point. This is labor only and is in addition to the parts' cost. The labor fee will vary depending on whether you select a non-labor-intensive...
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    You are off to a great start for all of the parts needed to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Equinox. The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1730 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and the tow bar part # BX7380 would work well with it and is easy to use as well. The braking system part # SM99251 is our installers favorite kit as it's easy to use and also works really well. The charge line part # RM-156-25 will keep the battery of your vehicle topped off as well. And then since you do not have a...
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  • Blue Ox and Roadmaster Base Plates for 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
    Blue Ox does offer a base plate for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as does Roadmaster. All base plates appear on the page I linked for you. Blue Ox part # BX1730 fits the front wheel drive (FWD) 1.5L gas turbo, the 2.0L gas turbo and also the diesel model. It is directly compatible with Blue Ox tow bars like the Aladdin, Alpha, Avail, and Aventa models. Similarly Roadmaster's base plates are available for the different versions of the car. Blue Ox base plate # BX1730 can be used with...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Equinox Behind Motorhome
    Tow bars aren't vehicle specific, so you can uses just about any tow bar on any vehicle that's capable of being flat towed, as long as the tow bar and base plates are compatible. In order to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Equinox, you'll need the tow bar, safety cables, base plates, wiring, a supplemental braking system and possibly a high/low adapter if the height of the base plates has a greater than 3 inch height difference compared to the height of the hitch on the motorhome. For base...
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  • How To Use Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar On a 2018 Chevy Equinox
    In order to use a Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 on a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox you can use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1730 with the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Roadmaster Tow Bars part # BX88151 or the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-523193-5. In regard to wiring, the Roadmaster Smart Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Wiring Kit part # RM26FR is what I recommend.
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