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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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2016 Ford F-150 - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

  • Blue Ox
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

This strong and durable base plate kit is custom designed to fit your Ford F-150. 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: 35"
    • Fits Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, and Avail tow bars
  • Bracket height: 20"
  • 3-Year warranty


BX2671 Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Replaces Blue Ox BX2635

Item # BX2671

Installation Details BX2671 Installation instructions

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 - 2016 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Ford F150, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate kit with removable arms, Part Number BX2671.Here's what our base plat looks like installed. As you can see, when it's not in use it doesn't take up much space underneath the front of our vehicle. The attachment tabs for our safety chains or safety cables don't stick out past our front bumper. So we don't have to worry about running our leg into it as we walk in front of our truck.When we're not being flat-towed behind our motor home, and we don't have our removable arms in place, we have these plugs to insert into our base plate to help keep any dirt and debris out, making it easy for us to install our arms when we need them. One great thing about this base plate, is not only is it compatible with most Blue Ox tow bars, but if you purchase an adapter, you can even use it with some RoadMaster tow bars.Now, when we want to flat-tow our F150 behind our motor home, we can take our removable arm, make sure our tab is horizontal, push it in, rotate, and then our spring-loaded pen will secure it into place. Now, when we have arrived at our destination and we've unhooked from our motor home, to remove our arms, we simply pull the pen, rotate 90 degrees and pull out.What I really like about this base plate, unlike some other options on the market, is that this is a very quick and easy install, which requires very little modification to the vehicle.

It just replaces your factory tow hooks if you have them, and goes right through the opening where your tow hooks were. It even comes with a bracket that we can use to attach any of our electrical wiring that we may need for our braking system or a towed-vehicle lighting system.Now that we've gone over some features of our Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, we'll share how to get it installed. To begin our install, we need to unsnap this black plastic piece that goes across our front bumper. We'll reach in behind it, and pull out towards us. You may need to use a plastic trim tool to help release the tabs.

We'll just continue working it off.Now on the back side of our bumper, we'll be working in this general area right here. We're looking on the passenger side of our vehicle right now. On the outside of our frame rail, we'll find a 21mm nut. We need to remove this nut. We'll repeat the same process for the driver's side.

Keep in mind, everything that we do on one side, we'd be repeating on the other.Okay, now we can remove our two 21mm nuts on the front side that we're behind our plastic cover that we removed. Now, with an extra set of hands, we can grab our bumper, pull it forward. Now before we can completely remove our bumper beam, there's a push pin right here that we need to remove. We'll just use trim panel tool to help push it out. Okay, we have an additional push pin fastener on each side that we need to unclip from our bumper.

We'll need to unclip our wiring harness for our fog lights from our bumper, and then unplug the fog lights by pulling back on this tab and then down.Now we can pull our bumper beam out away from our vehicle and set it aside where it won't get damaged. Now we have plastic shield around our tow hook that we need to remove. We'll just pull it forward and it comes off. Now we can remove our factory tow hooks. In order to do that, we have two 15mm bolts to remove. Now the bolts that we removed for our factory tow hooks, we'll put some red lock tight on them. We have this available on our website if you need some, and we will bolt our base plate in the position using the factory hardware.With the bolt started, we can fully tighten them down. Now we will torque our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we can use our base plate as a guide and we'll drill two pilot holes through the existing holes in the base plate into our frame. Where the pilot hole's made, we can now enlarge the holes to size indicated in the instructions.Now we'll take one of our bolts and one of our lock washers, put our lock tight on, insert the bolt into the hole. We'll stick a handle nut through the opening in our frame and thread the bolt into it. Do the same for the other hole. Now we'll snug the bolts down, and now we'll torque those bolts to the specified instructions. Now we'll use a pair of side-cutters, squeeze our rod, and twist it back and forth to break off the handle on our handle nuts.We went ahead and routed our base plate safety cable around our frame, making sure we didn't pinch any hoses or wires or anything like that. We have it clipped to our base plate using our quick link. We'll just tighten that down, and we'll tighten that with a three-quarter inch wrench. Now we'll reinstall our bumper. Now we can reinstall our black plastic trim piece on our bumper. We want to make sure all of our silver clips are on the black piece, and not inside the bumper.And that completes our look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, Part Number BX2671, on this 2016 Ford F150.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX2671

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (983 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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2018 Ford F-150

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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2018 Ford F-150

The installation was very easy. I recommend watching the etrailer video first, it was very helpful. The instructions that came with the bracket weren't very good. 769475



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Great product ,high quality, easy to follow instructions. Save a ton of money DIY. Can convert vehicle back to original condition if you save the parts you change out. Highly recommend . 768003



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Ford F-150

I installed this on my F-150 in about 2 hours. The instruction video is "Spot On" and makes it easy for a do-it-yourselfer. You will need an extra set of hands to help you handle the bumper assembly when removing and reinstalling but other than that its quite easy. Barely noticeable after installation. 758862



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2019 Ford F-150

2019 F150 - Perfect fit. Quick and simple installation . I was surprised how quickly I got this parts - next day . 747095



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Great fit, supplied bolts not the same thread as tow hook nut plate, used existing bolts with flat & lock washers & torqued to specifications. Online video great info for installation instructions. 746782



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My grandson and I installed the base in just a few hours. Works great. 739132



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2019 Ford F-150

All; These folks are EXCELLENT!!! Great prices (better than other web stores in many cases) and their Customer Service is OUTSTANDING, seriously. My order was not huge but they were in constant contact with me, even on a Sunday!, letting me know where things stood and even following up after delivery to make sure I was happy... Where do you get that kind of service today?? I highly recommend etrailer.com. Great folks! 737165



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Ford F-150

I am completely impressed and satisfied with this incredible product. Fits perfectly on my F150. I was most impressed by the quick response and service of etrailer, it shows they truly value and care about customer needs. 721643



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Haven’t install it yet but very happy with your company. Looking forward to towing my vehicle behind my RV. Thank you 682536



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2018 Ford F-150

Installation took about 3 hours with no problem. Looks great. 658018



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Self installed. Online videos were a help. Would recommend. 642270



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2010 Ford F-150

pretty easy to install, have over 10,000 miles of towing my F-150 without any problems. 640844



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Great ordering experience. Great instructional videos. So far I have been very happy with their overall customer service experience. 620082



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2019 Ford F-150

Great Service & Product 614164



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Ford F-150

Fast shipping, product arrived in good condition. installation video very helpful. Installed base plate on my '18 F150 in less than 2 hrs. Hardest (not really) was drilling the 4 holes. This is the second set of Blue Ox base plates I have installed on my vehicles. Great product 604878



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Good selection of Blue Ox products at Great price and fast free shipping. 599778



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Setting up additional car to tow, used this same brand and product type 4 times before. Dependable, easy to install and have never had any problems with a tow vehicle when using this system. 596644



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2016 Ford F-150

This supplier is fantastic. I never bother to go to another site because I know I can get the best deal here. Their videos are priceless for my special projects. I tow my Ford F-150 behind my motorhome and get all my adapters and wiring kits from them. 568360



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2017 Ford F-150

This base plate has worked flawlessly on our 2017 F-150. Easy install and easy to use. We have towed our truck about 5,000 miles with it, with no issues at all. I would recommend to anyone. 555414



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2018 Ford F-150

Very happy with etrailer for the purchase of a Blue Ox tow bar with needed hook ups for lights, etc and an Air Force One Brake system for my 2018 F150. Crystal did a great job of comparing options and matching pricing from across the web. She offered free installation. The Installer, Shane was awesome, I wanted all hookups hidden by the front plate on the F150 when not towing, Shane came through and then some. Finally, the manager Robert was excellent on follow-up as we had some air leak once we got home. etrailer stood behind everything and follow was exceptional. Very pleased! 553937



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Excellent product and great instructions for mounting. 551520



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2018 Ford F-150

etrailer.com is the best. They have all the vehicle specific products you will need for your towing needs. The prices are competitive and the shipping is very fast. I always shop here for my towing needs. Thanks again etrailer for all your help the installation videos really help too. 543956



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2017 Ford F-150

Trailer Hitch and Blue Ox Face Plate fit perfectly, good price. 529523



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Easy to purchase and shipping was fast will buy from here again 497649


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