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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1976
Our Price: $438.78
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Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX1976 or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices 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 - BX1976

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Blue Ox
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.


  • Custom-fit base plate provides attachment points for your tow bar when flat towing
  • Hidden design provides a clean, seamless look
    • Arms remove with a simple twist when not in use
    • Brackets won't protrude past the front of your vehicle
  • Sturdy design spreads towing force evenly to prevent stress on your vehicle's suspension
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug with bracket (sold separately)
  • Receiver covers keep dirt and debris out of the base plate when arms are removed and provide a finished look
  • Durable steel construction is powder coated to resist rust and corrosion
  • Straightforward installation - no welding required
    • Base plate bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis with included mounting hardware
  • Sturdy lugs pair with Blue Ox tow bars to form a secure and reliable connection
    • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars - adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5) sold separately
    • Adaptable for use with Demco tow bars - adapter (BX88310) sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Distance between brackets: 20"
  • Bracket height: 17-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty

Simple, Hidden Design

Blue Ox Base Plate With Arms AttachedBlue Ox Base Plate Arms Removed

This base plate's hidden design creates a clean and seamless look. The bracket arms are easily removable, creating a slick appearance when you're not flat towing. Because the arms can be removed, you also won't have to worry about banging your leg into any protruding arms when you walk by.

Blue Ox Base Plate Removable Arms

Attaching and removing the bracket arms is a breeze. To attach the arms to the base plate, simply insert them into the receivers and rotate them until they lock into place. Once you're finished towing and want to remove the arms, pull the pin to disengage the lock, rotate the arms, and remove them from the receivers. Finally, plug up the now empty receivers with the included receiver covers to help keep dirt and debris out of the base plate and provide a finished look.

Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.

There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.

Towing Basics

The tow bar links your towed car to your motorhome. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motorhome in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motorhome's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motorhome are activated, preventing wear on the motorhome and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.

BX1976 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1976 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1976

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2749 Customer Reviews)

Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.

2007 Dodge Nitro

Base plate does exactly what it was designed to do. The instructions were well laid out and easy to follow.


It was a great looking piece of hardware, is sturdy built and of a goog grade steel fits perfectly and has all the right hardware.this is my second purchase from etrailer and I haven’t been disappointed in the products or service I have received.



Great, no problems with it, if you install it to specs you will have no worries, I have put around 6,000 miles on it with no problem.

2008 Jeep Liberty

I've bought at least one other product from etrailer in addition to the base plate for my 2008 Jeep Liberty. The plate and appurtenances fit like a glove and work great. etrailer had the best price and, as before, kept me informed about when the product would be delivered and delivered on time. Great company.


We were on the road for four months and 10,000 miles, everything good! Easy hook-up and no problems.

2010 Jeep Liberty

delivered earlier than expected. great product


Excellent customer service. Chris was very helpful in authorizing an RGA for a Roadmaster tow bar assembly (mounting plate and tow bar) and quickly recommending a Blue Ox equivalent assembly. The Blue Ox assembly was installed without any complications. Having been a customer service manager for twenty years before I retired, I must say that Chris is well qualified for his position.


Easy to install when you follow instruc tions.

2008 Jeep Liberty

First of all I thought the price was a bit high even though E trailer was less than other suppliers. Once I received my base plate I was amazed at the quality of the product. The instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. I would like to thank E trailer for giving me the product and service they promised. If your looking for a place to do business you can trust look no farther. Rex Woods

2010 Jeep Liberty

Great heavy duty blue ox base plate. Had it installed at local garage.
Worked great on my 2010 Jeep Liberty.


Rock solid hitch. I was impressed with its heaviness and structure. I agree it is surprisingly easy to install and should take 20 minutes after getting it out of the box and all the tools ready. Although I did it by myself, it really is a two person job since one needs to hold it in place while the other puts in the bolts. The color pictures made it a no-brainer as far as instructions go --- very nice touch that I wish other companies would do. Unfortunately, I ran into a big problem that I hadn't expected and everyone should anticipate. It added two hours to the job. After years of being exposed to the elements, the threaded bolt holes in my 2010 Jeep frame were very rusty. After using PB Blaster and a tiny wire brush, I was finally able to install the bolts with a whole lot of brute force and a 4' breaker bar! Of course, this does not reflect on the product in any's really an impressive piece of hardware. By the way, no one beat etrailer's price.


We love the product and best decision ever since going from tiw dolly to flat towing. Product still looks good and almost new. Thank you!

2011 Jeep Liberty

Quality product. Install was easy enough to do yourself. Very happy with it.

2008 Jeep Liberty

Installation instructions were complete and fit was exact.

2008 Jeep Liberty

A well built product and a simple and easy installation.woulb order again for another vehicle.


better then on web page
until I need
from you keep up the good work


hey thanks again for the great service. you folks have never let us down.



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2011 Jeep Liberty

You provided me with great service every time I have ordered from your company. Very happy with that and the products.
Thank you.


easy to install and works well. very du rable


Great service, knowledgable staff, received purchase in 3 days.
Thanks for the great experiance



Great Quality. Delivered as promised.





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