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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX2663
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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BX2663 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 - BX2663

  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 21-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 14"
  • 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.



BX2663 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX2663 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2016 - 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback - S, SE, and Titanium - with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 2016 - 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback - S, SE, and Titanium - without Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 2016 - 2018 Ford Focus Sedan - with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 2016 - 2018 Ford Focus Sedan - without Adaptive Cruise Control



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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2663

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2225 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.

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2017 Ford Focus

This is a first rate organization, they have it right! I have used etrailer many times over the years, and will continue to do so. Most recent purchase was Blue Ox towing plate for 2017 Ford Focus, looks and works great! Katie D was great! Thanks




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Excellent fit easy application




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etrailer is 5 stars all the way. I ordered before noon on monday and the parts show up before noon on wednesday. I wasn't even ready for them yet! I ordered the rm-155 tail light kit and it installed easily the next day. I'm still working on the baseplate but it looks well made and all parts are there. There is no install with the tow bar but again it looks well made and all the parts are there. I will try and update after it's completed but life is getting in the way with family, again.
I wish all e retailers were this good.


Comments
After several thousand miles on this baseplate, there have been no issues. I am now to the point where I can hook up the car myself in under 5 minutes start to finish. The install was easier than I expected but I do have a 2 post lift in my garage. Fit and finish of the baseplate is very good and has gone through snow and rain also salt on the road. Would I use etrailer again? Absolutely!
Dave L - 08/18/2018


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2018 Ford Focus

You guys are awesome,,, my Blue Ox base plate kit for my 2017 Ford Focus arrived so quickly . I’m going to get one for my 2018 F150 just as soon as I can and I will definitely get it from you guys. Everything from finding one that fit my model, ordering, easy paying for and the speed you guys put it in the mail is all top notch and so professional. Thanks so much!!
Mike Cangemi , Mississippi


Comments
We have really been pleased with how easy it is to get hooked and unhooked. My wife and I installed our base plate assembly all by ourselves with the awesome instructions it came with. 2017 Ford Focus Baseplate. Actually enjoyed it .
Mike a - 02/07/2020


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I gave each and every one of the items I purchased a 5star rating because they each have contributed greatly to my confidence and sense of security about full-time RVing in my Class C rv towing my little car behind. Each product has been well made and thought out and the service from etrailer has been great....from price to shipping and packaging. I couldn't be more pleased with everything. Job well done. Thank you.




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2018 Ford Focus

Package was a little rough but the baseplate was in good shape. Parts was in a separate box with plate and in good shape. Nothing was lost.


Comments
It is easy to hook up to motorhome. Was is to install on car.
BILLY B - 04/13/2021


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This base plate has done fantastic. It was not difficult to install and has performed exactly as expected. etrailer was very prompt in filling my order, and I have no qualms at all in ordering from them again. My next purchase will be a hitch, and I will definitely order it from them.




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at first they said it would be here in 3 days? I didn't think so and did not care as this is a future project plan Greg explained that the base plate would work on my car, T had questions about it fitting with adaptive cruise control. next will be theair fprce one brake control as have to take so much apart i will do it all at once, Thanks for all your help




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Blue Ox is thee best towing products you can purchase for your needs. eTrailer customer service, products, and shipping is top of the line. I ordered products via phone and their website and both experiences were exceptional. There pricing is better than any other site or shop. eTrailer is now my new go-to site for anything I need. Thanks guys.




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Ford Focus

Everything came as scheduled and on time. Fit our Ford Focus perfectly.




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Very satisfied with the fit and functionality of the base plate. The video on e-Trailers website made installation a breeze.




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With the aid of your videos installation was fairly easy. The cutting of the access holes were the most difficult requiring a die grinder with a thin cutoff blade.




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2016 Ford Focus

The product was excellent as was the instructions. I am a person that likes to do all maintenance and mods. I found the blue ox very easy to install. We have towedd the car approximately 7000 miles and no issues at all.




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2018 Ford Focus

Base Plate is installed on 2018 Ford Focus and has about 10,000 miles towing. Excellent product.




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Great customer service and very helpful...Getting ready to purchase some more products from your company....




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Excellent product. Well built and easy to install.




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No issues, easy install for a good DIYer




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2016 Ford Focus

All good




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As advertised.




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2017 Ford Focus




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Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit in Base Plates


I watched the video and installed it myself. I had to buy a hole saw, but other than that I had all the tools. It took about 3.5 hours. The only odd thing is the Edge hook up is very high. I had to purchase a 6 inch riser class III hitch.




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Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit in Base Plates


I ordered a Blue Ox Base Plate for my Ford Focus. Blue Ox said they were out of stock, and would have to make one, six or more weeks? I Order the Blue Ox Base Plate from etrailer, and it was delivered to my house in three days. Getting ready to install it, directions look very well detailed. Look forward to towing our Ford Focus this summer, with our Motorhome, on our camping trips


Comments
It is working fine, have not had any issues. I installed it, fit as described.
Louis - 02/07/2022


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Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit in Base Plates


The Blue Ox BasePlate has worked out very well. We've traveled over 3,000 miles on 4 separate trips....with multiple hookups and detachments. Great system. The only constructive comment is the electric hookup for lights/turn signals was a little wonky but my mechanic worked it out with the manufacturer.




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Review from a similar Blue Ox Base Plate Kit in Base Plates


The Blue Ox base plate seemed well-engineered, but it was difficult to install. It appeared to be welded slightly off angle, which required us to drill the edge of the bolt holes to make them fit. The angle bracket for the breakaway switch is upright, but our breakaway switch mounts horizontally, so we had to add a 90-degree bracket to adapt them (seems like the base plate package should have included an adapter). We are pleased with the look and confident that it will tow our Fiat securely.



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