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Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,500 lbs

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 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
Hitch-mounted tow bar lets you safely flat tow your mid-sized truck or SUV on your next excursion. Non-binding latches make it easy to disconnect no matter the angle or terrain. Folds up neatly against your RV for easy storage. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,500 lbs part number BX7380 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar - BX7380

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

Hitch-mounted tow bar lets you safely flat tow your mid-sized truck or SUV on your next excursion. Non-binding latches make it easy to disconnect no matter the angle or terrain. Folds up neatly against your RV for easy storage.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your mid-sized pickup truck or SUV safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Non-binding latches make it easy to unhook tow bar on any terrain
    • Low-profile handles provide a seamless look
  • Swivel function makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel ground
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up to base plates on towed vehicle and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically center and lock into place
  • Long arms improve turning range so you can easily maneuver your rig
    • Move around gas pumps and other obstacles with ease
    • Take corners without worrying about your towed vehicle contacting your RV
  • Triple-lug brackets provide reinforced connection point for base plates
    • Each arm attaches and detaches from base plates with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Rubber boots protect telescoping arms from dirt and debris
  • Easy storage on the back of your RV - just fold up arms
  • Heavy-duty steel construction is powder coated to resist corrosion
  • 6,500-lb Rated safety cables are included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: fits all Blue Ox base plates
    • Can be adapted for use with etrailer base plates with an adapter (e98986 - sold separately)
    • Can be adapted for use with Roadmaster direct-connect style base plates with an adapter (RO64FR - sold separately)
    • Can be adapted for use with Demco base plates with an adapter (DM9523127 - sold separately)
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arm straight):
    • Extended: 48-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39"
  • Weight capacity: 6,500 lbs
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty


Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RV For the Towed Car To Link the Towed Car and RV
Hitch Base plates Tow bar
Wiring plug Braking system Safety cables
Wiring kit/diodes Wiring adapter cord

Easy Hookup with Long, Self-Aligning Arms

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Self-Aligning Arms

The Alpha 2's convenient, self-centering arms help to make hookup a snap. Older and more economical tow bars have rigid 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 2, you can connect from the approximate towing position quickly and easily. Once you have connected the tow bar to your vehicle's base plates, simply drive your RV forward until the tow bar arms fully extend and lock in place. Before hitting the road, be sure to check that the arms are properly latched to avoid damage to your towing setup.


The Alpha 2's arms are also longer than the arms on the average tow bar. As a result, they provide an improved turning radius, making it easy to maneuver around obstacles and execute sharp turns.


Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Arms

Being unable to unhook your car because of a bind in the tow bar is really frustrating. And the tight spots and uneven terrain at some campsites can put your tow bar into a bind, even if you're careful.


Fortunately, 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 handles on the tow bar arms until the internal latch disengages. By releasing some of the static pressure from the tow bar, you can move the arms just enough to make disconnecting your car a snap, even if it's not perfectly lined up with your RV.


Sturdy, Dependable Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Triple-Lug Connection

The Blue Ox base plates on your vehicle are equipped with two tabs each that connect to the brackets on the ends of these tow bar arms. The triple-lug design of the Alpha 2 tow bar creates a tight, stable connection by surrounding both base plate lugs. The result is a sturdy, reinforced connection that is strong and rigid for a safe, dependable towing experience.


Hooking up the Alpha 2 to your base plates is as simple as it is secure. Just line up the triple-lug end of the tow bar arm with 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 all of the lugs and secure it with the included quick pin.


Heavy-Duty, Vinyl-Coated Safety Cables Included

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Safety Cables

The vinyl-coated safety cables, which have a 6,500-lb weight rating, provide added protection should the tow bar ever disconnect during towing. Steel hooks connect each cable to your towed vehicle's base plates and to your motorhome's trailer hitch.


Simple Storage

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Easy Storage

The Alpha 2 can be easily stored on your RV when it's not in use. Once the arms are disconnected from the base plate, just fold them together so they are side by side. Then swing the arms toward your RV, sliding the integrated pin into the bracket located on the shank of the tow bar to secure it in place. Finally, push the arms down so they are parallel with your RV's 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.


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.



BX7380 Blue Ox Alpha II Tow Bar

Replaces BX7365 Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar

Installation Details BX7380 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,500 lbs - BX7380

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (158 Customer Reviews)

Hitch-mounted tow bar lets you safely flat tow your mid-sized truck or SUV on your next excursion. Non-binding latches make it easy to disconnect no matter the angle or terrain. Folds up neatly against your RV for easy storage.

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Best choice for a tow bar. Safe, reliable, easy to use. If you're thinking about touring in a motorhome without a tow vehicle you might want to think again. We believe the Blue Ox is the best investment we've made in our RV setup. Can't imagine not having our CR-v with us. The Blue Ox makes it super easy to connect and disconnect the towed vehicle. I also like that it doesn't alter the appearance of the tow vehicle when disconnected.



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This is a really solid base plate. Installation for the Pontiac Vibe was is definitely more involved that installing the alternative (Road Master). The Road Master base plate just bolts through existing bumper holes and an engine mount. This base plate is bolted directly to the frame just behind the bumper, with four 3/8" grade 5 bolts in holes you have to drill after clamping the base plate in place. I found it easy to get the required height (3/4" below bumper) but simply using a 1x3 piece of lumber. You also have drill a 1.25"hole in the frame to gain access to the inside of the frame. Tricky part of this install is getting the nuts, which are welded to a 1" plate and a ~14" steel rods, into place to be line up with the holes. It is a little hard to see. I also recommend making sure the bolts actually thread easily on to the nuts before putting the nuts in the the frame. I had the misfortune of one of the either cross threading or jamming, and I ended up having to cut the bolt head off with a sawsall using a metal blade. The bolt had not gone very far into the nut before it jammed so I was just able to get the sawsall blade behind the head, and cut it off, holding the head with a pair of vice grips. If that hadn't worked I would have had to take the car to a shop with oxy-acetaline torch to have it cut off. I was able to fish the cut of bolt out for the frame with a bent coat hanger. The first photo is of the base plate after I cut off the bolt. Blue Ox support was GREAT! I sent them and email explaining that I needed new nuts and bolts, and they sent the needed parts (at no charge!). I just had to put my install on hold for several days. The second problem I had was in attaching the electrical harness recepticle to the tubes on the to bar. One of the self tapping screws twisted off as I was tighting it. I ended up cutting of 1/2" of the tubes (with the sawsall) and then tapping the tubes with 1/4x20 threads, and regaining the length cut off with the bolt. My recommendation to blue ox, is that they tap these tubes with to 1/4x20, and provide regular bolts to attach the recepticle. The second picture showes the result. When I showed the 3rd and 4th pictures to my mechanic, he was impressed and said, "That looks really solid!" The last picture shows the front of the car after I have started to assemble it (with the styrofoam padding on the bumper, and the draw bars in place. The solidity of the Blue Ox engineering and the FABULOUS customer support has totally turned my into a Blue Ox fan. I'm glad my RV dealer suggested that I go with Blue Ox instead of the slightly cheaper solution, that would have been much less solid.



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I purchased this tow system to replace a 15 year old or more Blue Ox system. I trust Blue Ox and had flawless service and use from the older tow bar. I had purchased a faceplate for my 2016 Colorado 4 years ago from etrailer. Pricing was better than a couple of local suppliers, and this with free shipping. I also like the "How To" videos. I installed my wiring on the Colorado from your video.



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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.



- BX7380
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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!



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Haven't had the pleasure of using the tow bar yet but upon initial inspection it looks like a really nice tow bar. Sure wish Blue Ox would have included a cover for it like they do their higher end tow bars though.


Comments
Worked great, till I snapped one of the arms nearly in two trying to back up to get out of a tight spot. Wound up replacing it with an Alpha II which is equally as nice a towbar with better non-binding latches on the arms.
Jim H - 01/02/2021


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I have purchased major items from e.trailer because they have excellent service and provide very helpful installation videos. My previous Blue Ox tow bar has taken a lot of use and it was time to upgrade to the Alpha 2 tow bar. I will it use to tow my 2015 Jeep Wrangler that has the tow plate and accessories that I purchased and installed from e.trailer about 5 years ago.



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My Roadmaster Falcon II finally failed for good after one rebuild decided to go with Blue Ox and I could not be more pleased with the quality and what I believe to be a superior design. etrailer has always performed beyond my expectations and I will be sure to return for any future needs.



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We haven't gotten it installed yet, but it is exactly what we ordered to go along with our Blue Ox Base Plate, which was easy to install on our 2011 Chevy HHR.



- BX7380
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Great tow bar. I tow a Jeep Rubicon (JLU) with this and paired it with the Blue Ox baseplate since I have the stock steel bumper. I have towed the jeep almost 10K miles to date with no issues. The tow bar hooks up and disconnects easily and is solidly built.



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



- BX7380
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Great service, great product. Replacing a 20 yr old Blue Ox that has served us well. Still works fine but didn't want to have a problem in the middle of a trip. 20 years was more than we expected.



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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!!



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Fast delivery on in stock items. High quality tow bar. Very satisfied with entire flat tow setup. As always, everything I purchased from etrailer was top quality.



- BX7380
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Perfect . Just what I wanted. Always a pleasure working with eTrailer



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Very easy to hook up our RV to the Jeep we are towing.



- BX7380
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Great tow bar that stows nicely on your motor home when not in use!


Comments
Great Tow Bar!
Robert. C - 12/14/2020


- BX7380
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Pulls my 2020 Civic like a dream. So easy to hookup or disconnect. Simple stowage too.



- BX7380
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This tow bar has made hooking and unhooking our jeep a breeze. Worth the price!



- BX7380
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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.


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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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!



- BX7380
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Works great. Easy to hook up with Jeep Wrangler



- BX7380
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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.



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The Blue Ox BX7365 works perfectly with my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Very easy to install, setup, connect and disconnect. I did need install a 6" drop receiver to level the tow bar between my (Georgetown) RV and the towed vehicle. Just completed a 700 mile round-trip with absolutely no problems. I had no issues with the pins binding, nor getting the telescoping arms to lock in place while using.


Comments
Still working great. I can connect or disconnect in less than 5 minutes. No functional issues at all.
Drew G - 03/05/2018



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Ordered everything needed to flat tow a Cherokee. All arrived within a few days. When time to order towbar, I placed a call on a Monday morning and it was sitting on my doorstep Tuesday afternoon,wow.


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    Whether or not you can flat tow with a Jeep bumper is really up to the manufacturers testing; some of the big names like MetalCloak or Poison Spyder have bumpers with D-ring attachments that can be used for flat towing connections. This is great since it doesn't require that you install base plates that might otherwise affect the looks of your Jeep. You'll want to find a bumper that mounts to the frame and has solid D-ring plates built into the bumper, not bolted on for the best compatibility....
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    According to the owner's manual for your 2016 Honda Civic, if the vehicle has a manual transmission then it can be towed behind a motorhome with all four wheels on the ground. From my research, the tenth generation which is what you have from 2016+ plus is flat towable whereas the ninth generation from 2012-2015 is not flat towable. In order to flat-tow the vehicle you going to need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tail light wiring harness, supplemental braking system, and...
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  • Difference Between Blue Ox BX7380 Alpha 2 and Original Alpha Tow Bar
    The Alpha 2 is indeed an updated version. The difference between the original Blue Ox Alpha and the # BX7380 Alpha 2 tow bar is that the Alpha 2 has non-binding latches, while the original Alpha did not. Non-binding latches, are just that, they easily release even if the vehicle isn't on perfectly flat ground. So, if you find yourselves sometimes camping at sites that are a little on the primitive side, having the non-binding latches would certainly be a plus. I've linked to a demonstration...
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  • Is Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Non-Binding?
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  • Length of Arms on Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar
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