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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 BX2261 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 - BX2261

  • 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: 22"
    • Fits Blue Ox Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars
  • Bracket height: 13"
  • 3-Year limited warranty


BX2261 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX2261 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2261

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1111 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.

- BX2261
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2018 Honda Fit

The product is excellent but for a do it yourselfer, the instruction sheet is pretty tough.. 500368



- BX2261
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2017 Honda Fit

Received product and all seems to be co ntained. 487053



- BX2261
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I Have used this product and company many times with great performace and excellent service. When you need help just ask and they will do everything in there power to help.Outstanding customer service is where they stand out to me.They are all great people and they stand behind there product. 353426



- BX2261
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Best way to go when pulling a car behind your motor home.Easy hook up and easy to handle. The folks were great at etrailer and the Blue Ox products are the best products I have ever found. 347367



- BX2261
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2015 Honda Fit

r eceive my parcel very easy to fix on my Honda fit 207849



- BX2261
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2015 Honda Fit

Blue Ox is the best! This fits and functions pefectly on my 2015 Honda Fit. 178797



- 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


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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

20510

- 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


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8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!
Steve S - 05/24/2014

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- 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



- 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



- 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



- BX1139
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Review from a similar Standard in Base Plates


QUICK DELIVERY ....EXCELLENT SERVICE EX PERIENCE 556032



- 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


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



- 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



- 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



- 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



- BX2258
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Review from a similar 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



- 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


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



- 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


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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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- 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


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  • What Fuses Need to be Bypass or Removed Flat Towing a 2017 Honda Fit
    After reviewing the owner's manual for your 2017 Honda Fit for extended towing you will need to remove the 20 amp accessory power socket and 7.5 amp ACC fuses on the interior fuse box. You will also will remove the 15 amp back up fuse located in the engine compartment fuse box. To make this process easier, I highly recommend adding the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass - 13" - 20-Amp Mini-Fuse # RM76511, the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicle - (2) 20-Amp ATM Mini-Fuses...
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    If you don't remove fuses prior to towing, there's a good chance that your car's battery will be drained by the time you reach your destination. A fuse bypass is never required but if you have to remove a fuse to tow your car, a bypass system makes the whole ordeal easier. To determine if you need to remove a fuse before towing, consulting your vehicle's owner's manual is where you start. I reviewed the owner's manual for your 2017 Honda Fit and for extended towing you will need to...
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  • Time Required to Install Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX2261
    For a first-time base plate installer we estimate that the total time required to mount the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2261 to be a good 5 to 6 hours (half a day, let's call it). Our installers who have the benefit of having done this many times typically complete a base plate install in 2 or 3 hours.
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  • Recommendations on Flat Towing a 2017 Honda Fit with a Manual Transmission.
    According to the Owner's Manual, the 2017 Honda Fit is towable behind a motorhome if it has the manual transmission. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) model cannot be flat towed. The base plate that I recommend for the Honda Fit is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2261. The Blue Ox base plate is a custom fit piece that is hidden beneath the vehicle's body. Blue Ox also provides all the hardware needed. Blue Ox does state that the bumper fascia will have to be removed and...
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  • Can 2017 Honda Fit With Automatic Transmission Be Flat-Towed
    I checked out the owner's manual for your 2017 Honda Fit with an automatic transmission and on page 312 it states your vehicle can not be flat-towed behind a motorhome. If a Honda Fit has a manual transmission the owner's manual says that it can be flat-towed.
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    Actually I prefer Blue Ox flat towing components over Roadmaster, but honestly they are both great ways to go and would work fine. I have found Blue Ox tow bars easier to connect to Blue Ox base plate kits than the Roadmaster equivalents. So for your 2017 Honda Fit with a manual transmission I would recommend the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX2261 and the Blue Ox tow bar part # BX7380. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the...
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    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2261 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Honda Fit and will work perfectly with your Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar. For a tail light wiring kit I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This kit will let you wire the Honda Fit so that it accepts the basic signal lights from the RV needed for flat towing. This kit includes a 6-Way connector that you will mount to the front of the vehicle and enough...
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    We do offer base plates for the manual transmission 2016 Honda Fit such as Blue Ox # BX2261. In addition to base plates flat towing requires safety cables, a wiring or lighting kit, a tow bar and a supplementary braking system. Each of these components is reviewed in detail in the linked article. A popular tow bar compatible with those base plates is the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380 that includes safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry...
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    When it comes to deciding if any given vehicle can safely be flat towed with all wheels down that determination goes to the vehicle's manufacturer. I reviewed the online version of the owner's manual for the 2015 Honda Fit EX-L and in the section titled Emergency Towing there is a statement on page 428 that says "...towing behind a motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the transmission." No mention is made if this refers to all versions or only to versions with the automatic transmission....
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  • Can 2015 Honda Fit With Manual Transmission be Flat Towed Behind Motorhome
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Honda Fit with Automatic Transmission
    I wish we had a cut and dry yes or no answer to your question, but when it comes to deciding if any given vehicle can safely be flat towed with all wheels down that determination goes to the vehicle's manufacturer. I reviewed the online version of the owner's manual for the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L and in the section titled Emergency Towing there is a statement on page 428 that says "...towing behind a motorhome or other motor vehicle can damage the transmission." No mention is made if this...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 2015 Honda Fit Either Flat Towing or on a Tow Dolly
    In addition to the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 you'll also need a base plate kit, wiring, a supplemental braking system, and likely a high-low adapter to flat tow your Fit. According to my research a 2015 Honda Fit cannot be flat towed according to Honda. However, you'll want to consult your owner's manual to make sure your vehicle is able to be flat towed without damaging it. If the Fit must be towed on a dolly you can use the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1. If you...
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