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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

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



BX2671 Installation InstructionsInstallation 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   (806 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.

- BX2671
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Self installed. Online videos were a help. Would recommend. 642270



- BX2671
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pretty easy to install, have over 10,000 miles of towing my F-150 without any problems. 640844



- BX2671
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Great ordering experience. Great instructional videos. So far I have been very happy with their overall customer service experience. 620082



- BX2671
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Great Service & Product 614164



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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Good selection of Blue Ox products at Great price and fast free shipping. 599778



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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Excellent product and great instructions for mounting. 551520



- BX2671
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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



- BX2671
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2017 Ford F-150

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



- BX2671
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Easy to purchase and shipping was fast will buy from here again 497649



- BX2671
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2016 Ford F-150

Product was delivered ontime. Product was easy to install. Instructions were easy to understand. Sales rep was very helpful with shipping options 488102



- BX2671
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Ive bought several items from etrailer and each and every time they go above in beyond. I recently returned a tow bar that I had for several months and they returned it without an issue. Melissa is great to deal with. I am purchasing a few more items today. Always a pleasure to deal with companies that you feel the personal touch. 464497



- BX2671
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Great product, worked perfect and easy to install. I definitely recommend Blue Ox products. 450164



- BX2671
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2015 Ford F-150

I installed the baseplate in about 2 hours on a Ford 2015 XLT. Blue ox has a great product. 449357



- BX2412
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Arrived earlier than expected and was exactly what I had ordered, fit like a glove. Service could not have been better. The salesperson really knew their product. I really saved quite a bit of money ordering through them. They emailed and called several times to make sure everything was as I had ordered. A great company to deal with. 615380



- BX1976
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 486224



- BX1708
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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

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


Good fit. Instructions mis leading somewhat. 2018 Jeep JL does not have 7 metal screws holding bumper shields but plastic screws that need special tool to unscrew. I pulled them out and replaced with metal screws in reinstallation. After tow bar installation the lower plastic shield will require cutting to reinstall. I left this off and did not reinstall. Looks fine and save if towbar is removed later. Did by me self and took about 2.5 hours. 602635



- BX1731
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Installation pic 411274



- BX2668
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate - -super service from etrailer. Couple of hints, at least for install on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited: 1) the phillips push pins that hold the belly pan on come out best with a light touch on the driver. I buggered up 2 figuring that out. 2) the plate seems to be too narrow to fit, but with a rubber mallet and some persuasion, it will. 3) Use a corded drill for the holes into the frame. My 19.2 volt didn't have the grunt to get it done even with swapping out batteries repeatedly. 4) Directions don' t say anything about how to level the plate after the first (lower) bolt is in, but probably best to have it level or even slightly angled down or away from the grill (gives better clearance for the electric connection below the license plate frame). Wish the electrical connection had black spring return for the cover and the screws to mount it were black. Also wish Blue Ox didn't put a white part number label and the orange warning label on the FRONT, visible section of the plate. Why not the back? I installed it myself. Took half a day and 2 scraped knuckles, but not to tough of a job with the right tools. My third or fourth purchase from etrailer and all have been quick, reasonably priced, marked by good communication and respectful. Works for me! Thanks etrailer! 41767



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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


Comments

8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!

Steve S - 05/24/2014

4408

- BX3788
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I really like the way the baseplate hides in the grill. The car tows great I have to say that it took three shipments from blue Ox to get the right part but then it went on very easily on my 2017 Corolla Directions are mostly correct There is one other bolted on part that needs to be removed prior to fitment but not mentioned in the directions . At all times everyone was very nice to me. I was a little frustrated and checked with roadmaster because their site said their baseplate would not fit my car because of the adaptive cruise etc. I called them with my new found knowledge about location of the electronics and they checked and confirmed their base plate fits my car so this is another option if you feel like shifting a Toyota 499810



- BX2246
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I like the design and relatively easy install - I did it myself on a Honda CRV after I watched the great etrailer videos online. These walked me thru the install steps. Very helpful. 574165



- 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



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The base plate was phone ordered on Wednesday and received the following Monday. Wife and I installed it Tuesday on a 2015 Jeep Rubicon. The most difficult part was cutting the belly pan to fit over it. (It always is it seems. Everything else was routine. Thanks for your help in getting the correct part number straight for us. Joe and Joyce 172278



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


My third Blue Ox Base Plate. Fit and function are perfect. Fits my existing (first) tow bar and the tab height is nearly exactly the same as my 12 year older Jeep so didn't even need to make any draw bar changes. 111481


Comments

Still attached and working perfectly. Continues to survive some rather intense back country trails with no complaints.

Alan B - 12/30/2014

8281

- 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


Comments

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 Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I have now installed the following on my 2017 Wrangler: Brake light relay kit . Hopkins Towed vehicle Tail Light wiring kit. Blue Ox base plate. Blue Ox Patriot Portable RF Braking System. All of this has taken about 3 days of work spread out over a week or so. Overall it went well. Not too many surprises. Crawling around under a car at 71 is a bit of a strain but I'll get over it. I must say that Donna P. has been a wonderful source of great information and has stayed right on top of the process. eTrailer has been a great source for this project. I would recommend you all with no hesitation. 396395


Comments

I am still in love with the products. My only issue is having enough time to use them more.

John M - 06/15/2018

39803

- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Installation on the Jeep Wrangler was very easy. All the directions were clear and accurate. I Remove the valance under the bumper, disconnect the Fog Lights, remove the 8 bolts under the bumper, and remove the front bumper. I used a 4' board and a floor jack to balance and lift the base place. the base plate was a very snug fit and need a little tap with a mallet to align and level. The Nuts with long wires welded to them were great in easing the installation. I spent more time looking for a 17/32 drill bit which I could not find that anything. A 1/2" worked find. The only help I need was marking the valance, I aligned and held in place while my wife mark both sides. 24574



- BX1138
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


After checking around for prices, I found etrailer to have what I needed and along with their expert advice and install videos, was very easy to get installed. Shipping was free and very fast. This was for a 2018 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 for flat towing behind my RV. Looking at their site now for some accessories for my RV. 469890



- 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



- BX1675
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product and fast service. 16425



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


fast friendly service and price matched when I found it cheaper plus 10%. Its not that hard to install even for a old guy who is a jack of all trades and master of none. 433567



- BX3613
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great base plate, real solid construction, thick powder coat, and all aligned well. Biggest pain to expect at install is all the plastic pop-rivets on the Subaru front bumper. The alignment and hardware was all perfect otherwise. And best of all, you can barely see the connections inside the bumper with the attachment pins removed. Great product. 225392


Comments

Thanks for reaching out. We ended up selling the car, but the base plate worked perfect for us. I really like how the car towed, just did like how it drove !We are considering our next options, so we will definitely be back with etrailer to get our next plates and tow wiring.Thanks.

Keith C - 09/14/2016

21003

- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


I ordered the Blue Ox Alpha tow bar, base plate and curt trailer hitch for my 08 Wrangler on Tuesday and it arrived on Friday. The installation for the base plate and trailer hitch went without a problem. The instructions were well written. Total installation time for both was less than 4 hours. Etrailer readily made good on their low price pledge and reimbursed me the price difference plus 10% when I found the base plate at a lower price than etrailer advertised. On my tow bar the dust boots were not properly attached and Judy at etrailer immediately ordered new zip ties and boots from Blue Ox. I will do business with these folks again. 344869



- BX1126
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Although I am commenting on this product, I actually would like to comment on the following products. I purchased a brake system, tow bar, base plates and wire harness from etrailer. All of my orders were filled in a timely manner. When I reached out for technical assistance, the advisors were readily accessible. All of the products were installed by me. All of the products were very easy to install by using the video and instructions. 337852



- BX2238
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Review from a similar Blue Ox 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



- BX2663
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


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. 422711


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

42533

- BX2639
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Installed yesterday took us al of eight hours. Video was great, however we gave up on the whole saw. The metal is very, very hard. We broke a new hole saw and several bits. My friend who was helping had a gas torch. Should have used it from the get go as we lost over an hour trying to drill the holes. We had to do a lot of trimming for the breakaway bracket for the Break Buddy. BlueOx hides very well on the C-MAX bumper. 156094



- BX2246
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Have yet to tow with the recently installed base plate. Comments on install instructions: While the base plate is still off the vehicle, verify the self-tapping screws that secure the wiring receptacle snugly fit and will tighten. In my case, the provided self-tapping screws were too small and would not tighten to hold the electrical connector in place. I ended up using a 1/4-20 tap to cut threads into the bracket. Regretfully I didn't notice this until after the base plate was installed, while finishing up the wiring. There is little room to work a tap once everything is back in place! When removing the windshield washer reservoir, there is a connector securing the filler spout inside the engine compartment that the installation instructions & installation video neglect to tell you to remove prior to pulling the reservoir down & out. Base plate mounting plates were bowed inward by nearly 3/8" making it extremely difficult to slide into position to drill mounting holes; suggest verifying the clear spacing between the plate at the crossbar and then again at the edge furthest away from the cross bar. If short, use a hydraulic jack and some timber spacers to spread out to proper width. Finished install looks great, I'll supplement my review after towing. 522349



- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Product and installation video was quite helpful. The video made it seem simple and straight foward some of the details on the hard to reach components in the vehicle could have been more detailed. I was missing 2 of the 8.8 bolts and had to go the hardware store to pick it up. Other than that, I am satisfied with the product. 572292



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


Wanted to share a positive experience with one of your service reps. Diana was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the product and application. I purchased the baseplate from ETrailer because of her support. I found it cheaper eleswhere online but Diana and, your organization were outstanding! 572584



- BX2232
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Baseplate Installation: I called several RV and trailer hitch centers. Parts and installation ranged from $2,050 to $2,200! Yikes! I read many installation reviews that concerned me about installing this tow bar myself on my 2003 Honda CRV. One reviewer took over 7 hours; some gave up. Yet, some reviewer didn't have difficulties. I view eTrailer's install video on a 2003 Honda Element, similar to the CRV; didn't seem all that difficult, but it's what you don't see that can be the problem. Received the tow bar before the expected delivery date! Read the instruction; watch the video again, and said, what the heck. Before I started, I purchased a new, high-quality 13/32" bit, Locktite (red), and six push rivets from Honda (I figured I break a few, and I did, and some were missing). Working slowly and reading the instructions, I had the front end off in 45 min (Steps 1-4). Removed the metal bumper, drilled and set frame support bolts, and removed the bumper flange in an hour (Steps 5-8). I did grind smooth and primer the removed flange area (photo). My 86 y.o. father-in-law help me with the baseplate attachment. Took our time; did a dry fit to see how the receivers fit through the grill; drilled, set bolts, and safety cable; all in less than an hour (Steps 9-11). I stood back and couldn't believe it was installed; what did I miss? Nothing. Reassembled the front end. Didn't have to cut the grill. I am most pleased. 212462


Comments

Perfectly!

Rebecca O - 07/16/2016

19449

- BX2258
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


Great product. Well designed and easy to install. Only difficulties during the installation are those plastic fasteners on vehicle-- suggest buying about six to have on hand for re-installation, as no matter how careful you are ...plastic is plastic, if you know what I mean. Very informative installation video that will assist anyone thinking of buying or installing this unit. If you're handy with tools, go for it! Note: I took the text from the video and created a simple instruction "list" for buddy and I to follow along, to be ensure we didn't miss any steps as pictures on actual instructions were not too useful. 225836


Comments

ETrailer customer service rocks!Thank you for the follow-up.To date, base plate was installed using your VERY helpful tutorials andvideo clips, which saved me cost of installation.No towing as of yet... baseplate was installed as pre-plan to pendingretirement.Thanks

Tall P - 09/21/2016

21116

- BX2514
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Standard in Base Plates


The Blue Ox base plate fit perfectly. It was not what I would consider an "easy" installation, as it was a bit difficult to gain access to the OEM tie down bolts that hold this base plate in position. I have years of experience with Miatas and as such, was familiar with the underbody panels that needed to be removed and/or loosened to get to the bolts. Not sure that a "newbie" would know just what and where to go with it all. Overall a fine product, already towed the Miata with this baseplate and a Blue Ox Adventurer tow bar. Smooth and safe towing. Happy with the purchase, the price, and the quick shipping. If or when I need additional towing equipment, etrailer.com will be at the top of my list. Only point that I have a bit of an issue with is: When I ordered up this base plate, the tow bar, and the Roadmaster lighting kit, and spoke with a customer service rep, I asked if there was ANYTHING else I needed to order to be ready to tow. I was told "No, you've got it all." That is not the case. The safety cables in the base plate package are NOT to hook up the towed vehicle to the towing vehicle, rather to connect the base plate to some frame members on the towed vehicle. That was not made clear to me at all. I had to go out and source some safety cables/chains in order to hook up and go. I could have easily added those to my original order and saved a bit of trouble right at the last minute. Not a huge issue luckily at the time, but an inconvenience just when I needed less of such. Not enough of an issue to really downgrade my experience with etrailer.com, but somebody there needs to make their sales people aware of what the bits and pieces in the packages are for. 221247


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Ford F-150 Behind Class A Motorhome
  • To safely and legally flat tow your F-150 behind your Class A motorhome you will require a few items. The linked article will cover each of these in detail for you but the basic items needed are a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of one kind or another, base plates, a braking system and a high/low hitch adapter to keep the connected tow bar level. I also included articles that specifically address the types of braking systems we offer and the way to select the correct high/low...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Ford F-150
  • Flat towing requires a number of components including base plates, tow bar, a lighting/wiring kit, safety cables, a supplemental braking system and a high/low hitch adapter. Each of these is detailed in the linked articles on flat towing. The Roadmaster base plates you referenced, part # RM-524431-5, are a confirmed fit as long as you do not have the Raptor version, but a better choice is the Blue Ox kit # BX2671 which features twist-lock draw bars. The others use hitch pins that can...
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  • Recommended Products to Flat Tow a 2013 Ford F-150 XLT
  • To flat tow your 2013 Ford F-150 Supercrew you will need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cable set, tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter. The Tow Bar that I recommend using is the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 which is rated for 10,000 lbs and comes with safety cables. Since it uses telescoping arms it is much easier to hook up to your base plates over some other models. I prefer the Blue Ox Base Plate kits that allow you to remove the arms...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Ford F-150 Behind Motorhome
  • Safe and legal flat towing of a vehicle behind a motorhome requires several components. The linked article that describes each of these is a great place for you to start. I also linked articles on high/low hitch adapters and braking systems in case you care to get into more detail on those items. I suggest the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX2671 along with their Alpha tow bar # BX7365, which includes the required safety cables. For a lighting kit you can use a diode kit like # RM-154 for...
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  • Recommended Base Plates And Parts To Flat Tow A 2017 Ford F-150
  • For your 2017 Ford F-150, I recommend using the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2671. These are a custom fit for your vehicle. I recommend using threadlocker like # LT37420 when installing these base plates. For a tow bar, I recommend the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 10,000 lbs # BX7420 which comes with the safety cables. You may also want the lock kit # BX88177 to secure this investment. For your vehicle wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2018 Ford F150 Raptor for Flat Towing
  • The Blue Ox Base plate kit part # BX2671 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. You'll also need a tow bar to flat tow and for that I recommend the Blue Ox part # BX7365 which is a great option as it has telescoping arms that make it easy to connect/disconnect and because it comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford F-150 Behind Motorhome
  • The first thing you'll need to flat tow your 2018 Ford F-150 is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for the truck. For that you'd want the Blue Ox kit part # BX2671 which is a confirmed fit and is the easiest to use and install kit we have. I attached an install video and picture for this kit on a 2018 F-150 just like yours. Next you'll want a tow bar to attach from the motorhome to the base plate kit. For that the Blue Ox Kit part # BX7365 is the best option. It is very easy to use,...
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  • Completing a Flat-Towing Setup for a 2018 Ford F-150
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX2671 comes with all the hardware you will need for installation in addition to the safety cables that secure the base plates to the frame. You can see everything that is included with this base plate kit in the attached photo. The Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit part # BX8869 will work for you as long as you do not have LED tailights. You can add a 6-way round trailer connector to this kit with part # PK11609. If you do have LED tailights then I...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch with LED Tail Lights Behind an RV
  • For tow bar wiring for your 2016 Ford F-150 I recommend going with a magnetic kit # C-ATL20A. The issue is that the diode kits and converters that go with them are not rated for use with LED tail lights. The best option then is going to be a magnetic kit. And having a wireless system means you won't have to run any wires or worry about complicated installations on the truck. Since the lights are magnetic you may need to use tow light partners # TLP01 in the windows of the truck if the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Expedition 4x4 Behind 2013 Monaco Knight 40DFT Motorhome
  • We can help you with base plates and the other components needed for safe and legal flat towing of your 2016 Ford Expedition 4x4 behind your Monaco motorhome. I can suggest as a good starting point for your planning process a review of the linked articles on the basics of flat towing, braking systems and hitch adapters. The items required to flat tow your Ford include a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit of one kind or another, a high/low hitch adapter and both base plates and...
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