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Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a Jeep or mid-sized truck or SUV
  • Prefer a sleek look with no bulky crossbar left on your car
  • Like to camp on rougher terrain - swivel head and non-binding arms let you easily disconnect

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger SUV or truck - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 6,500-lb weight rating
Tow your vehicle securely behind your RV with this non-binding, durable steel tow bar. Hookup is a snap, even on unlevel ground, thanks to the unique swivel feature and self-aligning arms that automatically center and lock in place. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs part number BX7380 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Blue Ox
  • Telescoping
  • 6500 lbs

Tow your vehicle securely behind your RV with this non-binding, durable steel tow bar. Hookup is a snap, even on unlevel ground, thanks to the unique swivel feature and self-aligning arms that automatically center and lock in place.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Non-binding latches with low-profile handles make it easy to unhook tow bar from multiple angles
  • Swivel function makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel terrain
  • Self-aligning design - hook up to base plates on towed vehicle and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Triple-lug connection - sturdy brackets on the end of each tow bar arm provide reinforced connection to base plates
    • Each arm attaches and detaches from base plate with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Arms fold up, rotate down, and secure in place horizontally with the integrated hold-up bolt
  • Powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Rubber boots protect telescoping arms from dirt and grime
  • Safety cables are included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Capacity: 6,500 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Compatibility: fits Blue Ox base plates that are spaced between 16" and 36" apart on center
    • Can be adapted for use with Roadmaster base plates with the Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter (RM-033; sold separately)
  • Arm length (as measured when arm is pulled out straight in front of the hitch receiver):
    • Extended: 48-3/4" from center of hitch pin hole to center of base pin hole
    • Retracted: 39" from center of hitch pin hole to center of base pin hole
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty


Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchBase platesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Wiring kit/diodesWiring adapter cord

Swivel Function

Tow bars are notoriously difficult to connect and disconnect, especially on uneven surfaces. Rigid tow bars have arms that are essentially locked in place so you have to drive your towed vehicle into the exact position necessary for hookup. But with the Alpha, you can connect from the approximate towing position, even on unlevel terrain. The unique swivel design allows the tow bar arms to turn and pivot just enough to compensate for a slight height difference so you no longer have to worry about being on completely level ground.


Self-Aligning Design

The convenient, self-centering arms help to make hookup a snap as well. Once you have connected the tow bar to the base plates on your towed vehicle, simply drive your RV forward until the tow bar arms fully extend and lock in place.


Non-Binding Tow Bar

Non-Binding Release Latch

Blue Ox has defeated the age-old problem of binding by creating a tow bar that is just as easy to release as it is to hook up. Simply press down the locking handles on the tow bar arms until the internal latch disengages. By releasing some of the static pressure from your tow bar you can flex its arms just enough to make disconnecting from the base plates a snap, even when it's out of level with your RV.


Triple-Lug Connection

Triple-Lug Bracket

Blue Ox base plates on your vehicle are equipped with two tabs each that connect to the brackets on the ends of the tow bar arms. These brackets are referred to as "lugs." The unique triple-lug design of the Alpha 2 tow bar creates a tighter, more stable connection by surrounding both base plate tabs. The result is a sturdy, reinforced connection that is stronger and more rigid for a safer, more dependable towing experience.


Hooking up the Alpha to your base plates is as simple as it is secure. Just insert the triple-lug end of the tow bar arm into the base plate so that the center lug is positioned between the two tabs of the base plate. Then insert the 1/2" keeper pin through the lugs and tabs and secure it at the end with the included quick pin.


Simple Storage

The Alpha 2 can be easily stored on your RV when it is not in use. After disconnecting the tow bar from your towed vehicle, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side. You can then fold them up toward the RV and insert the integrated hold-up bolt into place on the hitch connector. Then pivot the arms down so that they are held firmly in place alongside the RV, parallel to its bumper.


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.


FlatTowing Components

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.



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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 6,500 lbs - BX7380

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (102 Customer Reviews)

Tow your vehicle securely behind your RV with this non-binding, durable steel tow bar. Hookup is a snap, even on unlevel ground, thanks to the unique swivel feature and self-aligning arms that automatically center and lock in place.

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Love this towba!. So easy to use and it looks great. It is definitely a no fuss hook that provides a solid connection. 796702



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Product is as advertised, good quality 749722



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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. 396393


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

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etrailer.com Thank you for an excellent buying experience. Will return for future products. 938712



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Purchased this tow bar as a replacement for our Aventa II towbar that Blue Ox would not service (won't touch anything over 8 yrs old). Fits great and supports our Jeep Cherokee. 935876



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Got everything hooked up. Working great. Thanks for the support Heading to Florida from Minnesota. 931747



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Great delivery ...two days. 928380



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You have extremely fast service! My order was delivered two full days earlier than expected! You definitely have my future business! 927715



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Others have reviewed this Tow Bar and it is a great product/fit for my situation. For me, it's an upgrade from a tow bar where car has to be perfectly lined up to attach/remove. What is even better is the outstanding pre-sales information/videos/live humans that etrailer provides. When there is a question or issue, they are very proactive, with follow up to make the customer satisfied. When they shipped a replacement for an order, they followed up less than an hour after UPS dropped it off. This is the customer service that some other companies give lip service to, but inevitably fail to deliver. Thank you etrailer. 924993



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Arrived in good condition. Haven't had a chance to use it so I will delay my full review until later when I have had a chance to use it. 923233



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I've ordered before from etrailer and their service is excellent. Always efficient and helpful. The towbar I ordered arrived early. Very pleased with the equipment, haven't fitted it yet but the reputation of Blue Ox goes before it. Thanks again etrailer! 916445



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Great tow bar and great price. 914276



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I ordered a Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar Friday afternoon, and it arrived Wed morning - very quick for a large, heavy object and free shipping! As usual, great, knowledgable service from etrailer.com! 910946



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Looks great and we’ll built. Haven’t used it yet but looking forward to 900391



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Great product. Prompt service and shipping. Good packaging. 898325



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Well packaged 896455



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The service was superb had a short time with the broken tow bar in received in plenty of time before our stay was order 895472



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great item 894615



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Got my order in 3 days. Going to try it out next week. 892168



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Great service and follow-up from the folks at etrailer. I was able to get the items I needed (despite Covid) to prep my Jeep for flat towing behind my RV. 891743



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Wow!!! So very impressed with this company!!’ Haley helped me by phone make sure everything I ordered was right for my RV and Smartcar (tow bar, base plate, battery shutoff and wiring). It came quick and the quality of the products (Blue Ox) are outstanding. Highly recommend this company!! Thank you for helping me!! 887215



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I just love the service I get with etrailer. The products are of high quality and the customer service is always great. Thank you Phyllis for everything you did for me, you went above and beyond. 873346


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