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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 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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Video of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Equinox we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms, part number BX1730. Here's what our base plate's going to look like on our Equinox once we have it installed. I do want to mention that the breakaway switch here, as well as the wiring you see tucked behind here, are sold separately, part of a braking system, and the diode wiring kit that we're going to be putting on later.Our base plate is going to allow us to tow our Equinox down the road safely and securely behind our motor home. It's going to evenly distribute the weight off of our suspension and take some of that strain off while we're towing it. One of the nice features is, when we're not towing, we pull this pin right here, we can rotate the arm, and it'll actually come out, giving it more of a clean look.It's also going to come with a protective cap to go in the receiver tube here for whenever we're not towing and we remove the arms. Right here on the inside of our arms, we're going to have a couple tabs and that's where we hook up our safety chains, so there's going to be a nice, large loop.

You're not going to have too much trouble getting those on or off. Now, it's also going to have an integrated mount for our breakaway switch if you're using a braking system, as well as these two tabs here, which you're going to mount any kind of electrical connector, making it a lot easier to get to whenever you're getting ready to tow.Our base plate's going to have a steel construction, so it's going to be nice and durable. A black powder coat finish is going to keep it looking nice for a long time. Our base plate is a custom design, so it's going to fit your Equinox perfectly. As you can see, we're not going to have to even cut any bit of the fascia to get it installed.

All the hardware is included. Our base plate is going to be compatible with most Blue Ox tow bars, as well as some Roadmaster tow bars with an adapter that is sold separately.Now, our attachment tabs are going to be 16 inches off the ground. That measurement is going to help you out when you're looking to hook up your tow bar to your motor home and make sure you stay in that three-inch safe zone. If you're looking to flat tow your Equinox down the road behind your motor home, our Blue Ox base plate is going to be a great option and it's going to be a bolt-on design with no welding required. Let's go ahead and show you how to get it in place.To begin our installation, we're going to come underneath the hood.

Right here at the top of our grill, we're going to have some fasteners that we're going to have to remove. There's going to be a total of six of them if we go across the front. We're going to be using a T15 Torx bit to remove them. Now, if we move to our wheel well towards the front of our vehicle, we're going to have five fasteners holding it in place. Again, we're going to be using that same T15 Torx driver to pull them out.

Now that we have all these removed, we're going to remove those on the other side as well.Along the edge here, I'm just going to pull on the fascia just slightly enough so that we can get a grip on the wheel well liner itself. We're going to push that back. If we look right where our fender meets the fascia here, there's going to be a bolt that we're going to need to remove. Now, I'm going to be using a 7 millimeter socket to remove it. We're going to go ahead and remove the other side as well.Now, underneath our fascia at the very bottom, we're going to have several bolts going along the center section here. If we come to the very outside edge right where this deflector is, right behind it we're going to have one bolt on each side. We're going to need to remove this one right behind the deflector, and then there's going to be three on each side going towards the center, so a total of four on each side that we're going to have to remove. We're going to be using a 7 millimeter socket to take them out.Now we're going to grab an extra set of hands and we're going to start at the edge of our fascia where it meets our fender and we're going to pull out slightly, and you're just going to start working your way up until it starts releasing. Now, once you get to the grill section here, you're going to grab the grill and just slightly lift up till it comes off that alignment tab.Now, we do have some electrical components, so you don't want to pull too far. On the passenger side here, we're going to have this main harness that's going to connect to our fog lights and everything else. We're going to grab that red tab and pull it out to unlock it, and then push on the black tab and it should release the connector. Now we're going to set the fascia aside so it won't get damaged.With our fascia removed, we're going to need to remove our driver side headlight. If we come to the engine bay area, we're going to have one towards the center and then one towards the back of the vehicle. Now, there's going to be two more if we come underneath the headlight. We're going to have one right by our horn sections, kind of recessed back a little bit, and if we come to the side we're going to have another one right here on the side.Now, they're all going to be 7 millimeter heads on the bolts, so you need a 7 millimeter socket to pull them out. With the bolts removed, we're going to go ahead and pull our headlight assembly out. You're going to want to disconnect the connector at the back here. Again, we'll pull on that red tab and then push on the gray tab, releasing the connector. We'll set this aside so it won't get damaged.We are going to temporarily have to remove our washer tank bottle. Now, we're going to have several fasteners holding it in place, one right by the filler neck. There's going to be a bolt holding it in. If we follow it down, there's going to be another one attached to the crossmember frame here. When we come down again, there's going to be one at the bottom towards the inside, and then as well as one nut right here at the very front.Now, they're all going to be 10 millimeters, so I'm going to go ahead and use a 10 millimeter ratcheting wrench to get the one up top here, since it has limited clearance. If you're wanting to save the fluid, you may want to grab a bucket, siphon it out, or save it by pulling one of the plugs and letting it flow into the bucket. However, if you're not caring about saving the fluid you can just pull one of the plugs and it'll start emptying. You just want to make sure that it's not going to make too big of a mess where you're working.We're going to have three electrical connectors that are on our washer tank that we're going to need to disconnect. You're going to grab a small flathead screwdriver. If you come to the one connector here, you're going to want to insert it into the flat section and pry up. You'll hear a click that'll release the connector. Then we can pull it off. We'll do the same thing for this one down here, kind of pry up a little bit, we'll hear that click, and we can pull the connector off.Now, this one up here's going to work just like our headlight and the other connector for our fog lights. We're going to pull that red locking tab out, push on the center, and pull our connector out. If we move up to here, we're going to have a plastic push pin fitting that's holding our lines attached to the tanks. So I'm going to take a trim panel tool and I'll pull that off. Now we can work on getting the lines disconnected.Now, I had a piece of hose that was lying around that's going to be about the same size as these washer hoses, so I'm going to pull them off one at a time. Use a trim panel tool to help you, or possibly a flathead screwdriver. You're going to want to pull it off, and it is going to start leaking. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to connect one end of the hose to one of the fittings. Then, once I get the other one loose, I'm going to put the hose on the other end of the fitting, creating a loop so even if it does start leaking, it's just going to go back into itself. It's not going to go anywhere.We'll start working both the hoses loose. That way, I don't have to worry about it leaking all the way out while I'm trying to get the other side of the hose ready. Once we get it pretty loose on both ends, we can get our hose ready and we can pull one of the hoses off. It's a good idea to go ahead and plug it with your thumb. That way, once we pull this off and plug the new hose on, it's not going to start leaking out the other side. You are going to have a little bit of leak. We're not going to be able to get it completely without any moisture getting out, but hopefully we can do it quick enough to where it's not going to leak all the way out and make a big mess. With our hoses disconnected and our electrical disconnected, go ahead and pull our washer tank out and we'll set it aside.We've moved towards the center from our washer tank. We're going to have this little electrical connector. That's going to be our temperature sensor. If we move to the back side where the wires are coming from, we're going to have another one of those little locking tabs. We can pull it out, and then push down on that tab, and we can disconnect it. That's going to allow us to come behind it and rotate it. We're going to work it out of the holder that's holding it in place. Now, for the time being we're going to go ahead and plug it back in. That way, we don't lose it.But now we're going to come back to that plastic shroud that it was on and we're going to be removing the push pins that are holding it in place. There's going to be two on each side, one on the top and one on the bottom. We're going to take a trim panel tool or a flathead screwdriver. There's going to be a small indention on the pushpin. You're going to push that center section out and get underneath it so that it pulls just the center section out first. That's going to release the clip and unlock it. Then we can come behind the outer section and remove the rest of the clip. We'll repeat that for the other remaining fasteners. Once we have all those pulled out, we're going to go ahead and remove the plastic shroud. We are going to be trimming and reinstalling this later, so we'll go ahead and set it aside.Now, towards the front again if we move to the outside towards the wheel well area, right here we're going to see that flange at the bottom of our frame, as well as the flange here. That's going to be on the vertical support. We're going to need to get a hammer and we're going to slightly bend that tab in, just so we have a little bit more clearance for our base plate. Just want to grab our hammer, and you're going to want to go all the way across that vertical part and the horizontal part, tapping it with a hammer. You don't need to bend it a whole lot. We just want just a little bit of a curve going towards the middle of our car, and we'll do that for the other side as well.Here on the driver side frame rail, you're going to notice that we're going to have a clip holding in some electrical lines. We're going to pull that out. It's going to make getting the base plate in that much easier. You just want to take a flathead screwdriver and a trim panel tool and pop it out, push it out of the way for now, because when we go put our base plate in, the tabs are going to be sitting right here.We're going to grab an extra set of hands and we're going to loosely put our base plate in place. Again, we're going to line it up right on the edge here along the top of the frame here. Once we have it loosely in place, you're going to want to grab a pair of vice grips or some kind of clamp and clamp it into position. You're going to want to do that on both sides. With the base plate clamped in place, you're going to want to get a level and make sure that the base plate is nice and level on the vehicle so that once we start drilling it's not going to be off center.Before we start drilling, we want to get our hardware ready. They do recommend that you use a small amount of Loctite on all the bolts, so I'm going to go ahead and put a small amount on there now so it has time to set up while we're drilling everything. This is going to go along the threads here. Let's put a small amount.If we come to the side of our base plate where our mounting locations are, we're going to start with the very center hole on the top here. I'm going to come in with somewhat of a small drill bit and drill myself a pilot hole, making it a little bit easier when we come back and make the final hole size. Now we can come back with a 3/8 drill bit, and we're going to drill out that hole to the full size of a 3/8 inch.With our hole drilled, we're going to take one of our bolts and make sure that it fits all the way through. Then, on the inside, we're going to take one of the nylon locking nuts and we're going to secure it down. Now we're going to want to double check our level and make sure it's nice and level. If it is, we're going to go ahead and tighten up that bolt all the way. I'm going to take a 9/16 socket and wrench and tighten those up all the way. With this side tight and on, we're going to go ahead and repeat that on the other side.With the center bolt in place on both sides, we're going to repeat the same process for the four remaining bolts. We're going to have two on top, and then two on the side. With all of our hardware in place, I'm going to come back with that 9/16 socket and wrench and I'm going to torque all my hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. We're going to repeat that for all of our remaining hardware.The panel that we removed earlier, that shroud that was underneath the radiator here, we're going to need to trim it to put it back in place. Now, basically where we're going to be trimming is we're going to save this vertical piece that these tabs are sticking off. We're just going to cut straight up and cut those tabs off.We're going to do the same thing here on the driver side, just going straight up and cutting those tabs off, but you want to make sure that you save that little notch here we're we had our temperature sensor in place. Now we're going to be using a rotary tool just to make it quick and easy, but if you don't have one you can use a pair of tin snips or even a utility knife, because it is just plastic. We'll go ahead and cut the other side as well.Here's the section that I cut off the driver side that has a temperature sensor mount. As you can see, I made some marks on there and we're going to need to take out that entire section so we can reuse the temperature sensor mount. Again, we're using a rotary tool and cutting that out, or you can use a pair of tin snips. Cut that little piece off, and we'll get ready to mount this. In our plastic piece we are going to have to drill a little 1/4 inch hole right in the middle of the tab, away from our actual mount itself.Now we can get ready to put that panel back in place and mount up our sensor mount. We can take the panel and we're going to go over that bottom lip underneath. You may have to bend those tabs in to go behind the base plate. We can lift it up to where those holes are going to line back up. We can take our push pins that we took out. We're going to push the outer section in first and then lock it down with the center section.Now, before we put both of them in on the driver side, I'll show you how we're going to mount that temperature sensor mount. We're going to line up the top one with the hole, but we're going to take that hole that we drilled in our mount and we're going to take the clip and we're going to go through our temperature sensor mount. Then we're going to line it up in the original hole and push it into place. Then we can put the bottom one in place. Just want to make sure those center sections are pulled out before you try to push that push pin in. Take our temperature sensor and push it back into place.Our base plate kit is going to come with some permanent safety cables, and we're going to need to wrap this around the edge of our base plate here and then around the frame, and we'll be attaching it with the quick link here right here at this tab at the bottom of our base plate. We're going to do this for both sides. I actually took my safety cable and I wrapped it around twice, coming from right here at the base plate and then going around the frame. You're going to want to tighten that quick link up. Grab a 15 millimeter socket and tighten it up all the way, making sure it's nice and secure.Now, with this excess cable we don't want to leave it all loose like this because if you look up underneath the frame here we're going to have some pulleys and some lines in the way. So we're actually going to take some zip ties and secure it anywhere we can to make sure it's nice and tight and away from all of our components. We got a couple zip ties on here, keeping that cable close to the base plate and close to the frame, so we got plenty of clearance between our pulley and even the hoses and tubes that are running right here. So we'll go ahead and put the driver side on as well.We used the same method we did on the other side. We wrapped our safety cables around the frame and crossmember here twice, and then we took some zip ties to keep it nice and tight and away from all the lines over here. We're going to take our washer tank. I'm going to loosely put it in place. You want to make sure you line it up properly, and it should be able to hold itself up because of that stud right there.All of our factory hardware's going to go back into place, except the one back here right by the fender well. We're going to grab the included 1/4 inch bolt. It's going to be the longer one with a small shoulder on it, and washer that's in our kit as well, and we're going to thread it into place. That's going to replace the factory bolt. I'm going to start putting all the factory hardware back in place as well. We can start putting all of our connectors back in place as well.Finally, we can start working on putting our hoses back in place. Again, just remember that as soon as you pull that hose off it is going to start pouring out some fluid. We can go ahead and plug our headlight back in and get it mounted back up. Before we put our fascia back in place, if you are going to be running a braking system or of wiring, now would be the time to go ahead and route those wires up front here, because it's going to be a lot easier to access everything with the fascia off. So we're going to go ahead and do that.Now, with an extra set of hands, we're going to put our fascia back on. Don't forget to plug back in the fog lights over here on the passenger side. When we put this on, you're going to want to start on the bottom, hook everything in place, and then slowly start working it on, because we may have to start guiding everything through. Once you have your fascia all the way back on, I do want to mention down here, we didn't cut anything but as you can see our grill is pushing on the base plate, so it is going to make it a little bit more difficult and a little bit tighter to get that fascia back in place. But, in the end, it is going to look a lot nicer because we're not going to have to cut the grill.Now we can work on putting all the hardware back in place. We can grab our removable arms. We're going to slide them right into the receiver tube there. We're going to push it so that pin gets retracted. We're going to twist it till it locks into place. We'll do that for the other one as well. We're ready to hook up to our RV and hit the road. That'll finish up your look at the Blue Ox base plate kit with removable arms, part number BX1730, on our 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1730

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (943 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.

- BX1730
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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. 713926



- BX1730
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Recommend to everyone one. Great job-we ll-done. 729981



- BX1730
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Very straight forward. Watch their video they prepared. It walks you right thru it. 707485



- BX1730
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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! 703092



- BX1730
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

not installed yet, be two weeks 681793



- BX1730
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Easy to install and the installation videos were spot on 660683



- BX1730
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Great and fast service good job 588297



- BX1730
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Worked out well, all installed per the directions. 572373



- BX1730
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Easy to install. Towed my 2018 Equinox about 5000 miles and all is well. 526363



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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


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

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- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1689
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1648
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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


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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

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- BX1139
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



- BX2645
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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 Blue Ox 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 Blue Ox 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 Blue Ox 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



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX2195
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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 Blue Ox 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



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1721
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Easy ordering process and fast shipping. Produce was exactly as described and is a perfect fit. 427886


Comments
The vehicle the base plate was installed on has been towed severral thousand miles and has performed flawlessly.
Edgar S - 09/01/2018

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- BX2671
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


This is so much easier to install then I thought it would be. Watch the gal in the video, do as he says, and you’ll be done in an hour and a half max 707951


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