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Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 15,000 lbs

Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 15,000 lbs

Item # BX7470
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This absolute monster of a tow bar can handle towing your heaviest vehicle behind your RV, heavy-duty truck, or dump truck. Non-binding levers make for an easy disconnect on uneven terrain. Extra-long arms help you make tight turns. Great Prices for the best tow bar from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 15,000 lbs part number BX7470 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar - BX7470

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 15000 lbs
  • Blue Ox
  • Non-Binding
  • Steel

This absolute monster of a tow bar can handle towing your heaviest vehicle behind your RV, heavy-duty truck, or dump truck. Non-binding levers make for an easy disconnect on uneven terrain. Extra-long arms help you make tight turns.


  • Safely bring your heavy vehicle behind your RV, heavy-duty truck, or dump truck
  • Easy hookup with arms that smoothly extend and pivot to reach the base plate
    • Swivel head joint allows the tow bar to twist left and right
    • Arms automatically lock into towing position when you pull forward
  • Extra-long arms help you make tight turns
  • Quick disconnect, even on rough terrain, with non-binding levers
  • Extra-secure connection to the base plate with triple-lug brackets
  • Convenient storage on the back of your RV
    • Push arms up and hang them to the right or left
  • Coiled safety cables won't drag as you tow
    • Vinyl-coated for longevity
    • Spring-loaded latches prevent the hooks from disconnecting
  • Heavy-duty steel is powder coated to resist corrosion
    • Rubber sleeves protect inner arms from dirt and debris
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: Blue Ox base plates
    • Can be used with base plates from other manufacturers with adapter (sold separately)
  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" 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: 50-3/4"
    • Retracted: 41-3/4"
    • Additional 2" length available if using farthest hitch pin hole
  • Weight capacity: 15,000 lbs
  • Safety cable rating: 15,000 lbs
  • Weight: 49 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty

Works with etrailer, Roadmaster, and Demco Base Plates with Adapter

Base Plate Adapter
etrailer Invisible: e98986
Classic: None available
Roadmaster Standard: None available
Crossbar-Style: None available
Direct-Connect: RO64FR
Demco Tabless: DM9523127
Classic: None available

Easy Hookup with Telescoping Arms and Swivel Head Joint

Blue Ox Apollo Self-Aligning Arms

The arms on the Apollo are designed to make hooking up super easy. It gives you a lot of flexibility for getting your toad (towed vehicle) connected to your RV, without the need for your vehicle to be perfectly level or in the exact right spot.

Just slide the tow bar into your hitch and pin it in place, then extend the telescoping arms out until they reach the base plate tabs on your car. Then the swivel head joint allows the whole tow bar to twist left and right as you work to get the arms into place.

Once you're all hooked up, slowly pull forward and the self-aligning arms will fully extend and lock into the towing position. Double check that the arms are properly latched and you'll be ready to hit the road!

Extra-Long Arms Get You Around Tight Turns

The Apollo's arms are longer than average, giving you an above-average turning radius. You're going to be able to get around obstacles and make sharp turns with no worry of clipping the corner of your RV. Maneuver through gas stations and the campsite no problem.

Non-Binding for Easy Disconnect

Uneven ground and sharp angles can put the arms of the tow bar in a bind and make them stiff and immoveable. Once you get to your destination, the last thing you need is to spend several minutes wrestling, yanking, and kicking at them to get your car disconnected.

Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Arms

Instead, get out of a bind in one easy step. Simply press down on the Apollo's non-binding levers to disengage the internal latches in the arms. This releases the pent-up pressure so you can unhook and get on with your adventure.

Secure Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox Apollo Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox tow bars have triple-lug brackets to create an extra-secure connection to the base plate. It's a small detail with big benefits, as this crucial component of your flat tow setup is guaranteed to be tight and sturdy.

Simple Storage: RV-Mounted Tow Bar

Blue Ox Apollo Easy Storage

The Apollo folds up to conveniently store on the back of your RV when you're not using it. After disconnecting the tow bar from your toad, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side. Fold the tow bar up toward your RV and the brackets on either side of the shank will hold it in place. The arms can store to the right or to the left, whichever side there's clearance for it.

For added protection from the elements, slip the Blue Ox tow bar cover (BLU74TR - sold separately) over the Apollo when you're not using it.

Heavy-Duty Safety Cables Included

Blue Ox Apollo Safety Cables

Included with this tow bar are 2 coiled safety cables rated at 15,000 lbs. These cables, required by law, will keep your toad behind your RV if there's ever an accidental disconnect while towing. The steel hooks on each end of the cables connect to the toad's base plate and the RV's trailer hitch. The spring-loaded latches ensure that the hooks stay connected.

The coiled design of these cables prevents them from dragging on the ground and getting damaged, and the vinyl coating keeps them safe from the elements so that they last you the life of the tow bar.

What You Need to Flat Tow

Flat towing can be a much more convenient way to take your car RVing with you than using a trailer or a tow dolly. It'll save you storage space both at home and at the campsite, and it takes less time and hassle to hook up.

To flat tow your vehicle, there are 5 basic components you're going to need: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a flat tow braking system.

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

The custom-fit base plate installs on the frame of your toad so you can connect the car to your RV with a tow bar. Hook up safety cables between the vehicles to ensure that the toad does not separate from the motorhome if the tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring syncs your vehicle's signal lights with your motorhome's tail lights, as required by law in most states. Finally, the flat tow braking system - also required in most states - activates the brakes in the toad when you hit the brakes in the RV, making for smoother, safer braking, and preventing wear on your motorhome.

BX7470 Blue Ox Towbar Apollo for 2-1/2" Hitch - Non Binding - Motorhome Mounted Towbar - 15K Rating

Installation Details BX7470 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 15,000 lbs - BX7470

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

This absolute monster of a tow bar can handle towing your heaviest vehicle behind your RV, heavy-duty truck, or dump truck. Non-binding levers make for an easy disconnect on uneven terrain. Extra-long arms help you make tight turns.


Very happy with our blue ox system Great service from etrailer tow Bar was sitting on my porch 3 days after I made call and ordered it


Blue Ox products are best in class. Went with the Apollo to tow my F250, but the LOA between coach, dinghy and Blue Ox keeps me out of some states, so I have been towing a Grand Cherokee with no problems at all. Wouldn't consider any other tow bar.


Great tow bar no problems and works gre at.


Again Etrailer comes through with great customer service! Great place and people to deal with!


The follow through was excellent and the knowledge that Ashley E had was very helpful.
Thank you




Arrived within 3 days of purchase.






See what our Experts say about this Blue Ox Tow Bar

  • How Level Does a Tow Bar Need to Be When Flat Towing a Vehicle
    This is a really good question. So a tow bar needs to be 3 inches with level going either direction. So 3 inches up on the towed vehicle side or 3 inches up on the tow vehicle side. Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.
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  • Tow Bar to Work With 2" Receiver and an 8,000 lb. Van with Blue Ox Base Plate
    The Blue Ox Apollo Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount part # BX7470 is one heavy duty tow bar that is for sure. It is rated to haul vehicles up to 15,000 lbs. It also includes the safety chains you will need and has been designed to work on the Blue Ox base plate currently equipped. Of course this is designed for 2.5" hitches. For your application use the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 this will work in the 2" hitch and has a 10,000 lb. capacity. It includes the safety chains and will attach...
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  • Parts Needed to Use Blue Ox Apollo Tow Bar in 2 inch Trailer Hitch
    For the Blue Ox Apollo part # BX7470 that you have the only hitch adapter we have for it to convert it to a 2 inch hitch is the part # BLU95CR which does have a 10k weight capacity.
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  • Base Plates for 2012 Ford Transit Connect
    Please consult your vehicle specific owners manual as what I have available online states to not flat tow the 2012 Ford Transit Connect with the front drive wheels on the ground. It is recommended to tow your vehicle with the front drive wheels on a dolly with the transmission in N (Neutral). You will want to use a trailer or a car dolly such as # RM-2050-1 are the only acceptable methods of flat towing the vehicle.
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  • Highest Capacity Blue Ox Tow Bar that Fits 2020 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500
    I have a solution for you but there isn't a way to order the Blue Ox Tow Bar part # BX7470 with a 2 inch hitch shank. Instead the highest capacity tow bar that fits the 2 inch hitch size is the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 which has a 10,000 lb towing capacity. This does attach to # BLU33MR.
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  • Availability of Higher Capacity Blue Ox Tow Bar
    We do carry the Blue Ox Apollo tow bar part # BX7470 which fits the 2-1/2 inch hitch size. We do not have a version that fits a 2 inch hitch. We do however have a higher capacity Blue Ox tow bar with the Trion part # BX7520P but this is designed to fit a pintle hitch like the B&W Tow & Stow Pintle Hook # BWTS10056 which has a 16k capacity.
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  • Off-Road Bumper Adapters For Blue Ox 15K Tow Bar and 1" Pin Hole Bumper Tabs
    You will need the 1" Blue Ox Off-Road Bumper Adapters # BX88358 mounted on your 15,000LB Blue Ox Tow Bar # BX7470. These adapters will replace the standard knuckle on the end of the tow bar. You will need to ensure your tabs are no more than 1-1/8" wide and your bumper is rated for towing as often times the tabs are not reinforced enough making them strong enough for the constant forces of flat towing. I recommend carrying a spare set of 1" Pins and Spacers # BLU83XR as they are often...
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  • Can an Adapter be Used on a Tow Bar with a 2-1/2" Shank for a 2" Hitch Receiver
    We have solutions for you, but first: there are no adapters for this application. A tow bar made for 2-1/2" receivers does no allow reduction like 2" to 1-1/4" accessories do. Your only two options are to replace your factory hitch with a higher rated aftermarket one. For your 2017 Ford F-350 Cab and Chassis, the Curt Class V, part # C15845, has a 2-1/2" receiver and the added benefit of having the highest towing capacity of any hitch for this vehicle. Alternatively, you can downgrade...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit for 2022 F350 DRW Super Duty
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BLU56FR is confirmed to fit the 2022 Ford F-350 Super Duty. These custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar when flat towing your F-350. If your motorhome has a 2-1/2" receiver, then I suggest the Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7470. If you have the more common 2" x 2" receiver, I suggest the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7420 that is rated for 10K. This comes with the needed safety cables. For a wiring...
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    Great question. The main things you need are a Base plate, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Braking system, Wire harness and possibly a HI-Lo adapter. I will list my recommendations below. I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU93FR. The Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 7,500 lbs # BX4370. This comes with safety cables. The Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional # SM99251. Then Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire...
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    Yes, you can use the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers item # 325-GH-1925 with your Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - 2-1/2" Hitch item # BX7470. However, it is not available without the 2-Ball mounts. This ball mount has a 32,000 lbs towing capacity. If you are going to be using this ball mount to mount a bike rack I recommend the Gen-Y Iron Grip Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin item # GY99FR. This pin will fit your 2-1/2" receiver and 2" hitch using a Adapter/Reducer like #...
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  • Recommended Base Plate For A 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe
    For your 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU58FR. This base plate is made in the USA, and is a custom fit for your 2022 Tahoe. If you need tow bars I recommend the Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7470. These tow bars are non-binding, made in the USA, and are capable of towing 15,000lbs maximum, which is more than enough for your Tahoe. Should you need the complete set up you'll also need: - High Low Adapter # RM-048-4 - Braking System like # HM39494 -...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar For Towing 2021 Ford F-350 Behind Class A Motorhome
    For flat towing your 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD behind your Class A motorhome you'll want to go with the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 if your motorhome has a 2" receiver, or the Apollo # BX7470 if you have a 2-1/2" receiver instead. The Avail tow bar has a 10,000lb rating, and the Apollo has a 15,000lb rating, both of which are more than strong enough to tow your truck even if you have some extra cargo loaded in it. To round out your flat tow setup you'll still need the following parts: Base...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
    Yes, we do have a tow bar that is capable of towing your 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually. It is the Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount item # BX7470. This tow bar mounts to a 2-1/2" hitch and has a 15,000 lbs weight capacity. The non-binding latches make it easy to disconnect no matter what the angle or terrain you are on. It includes safety chains. You're also going to need a base plate kit, wiring kit, and a supplemental braking system. You could possibly need a high...
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  • Components Needed To Flat Tow A 2012 Ram 3500
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1989 would be a fit for your 2012 Ram 3500. With your Ram being 10,100lbs I'm a bit leery to use a tow bar with a 10,500lb capacity because you could easily overload the tow bar if you store anything in the bed of the truck. Personally, I would go get your truck weighed at a highway weigh station to know your exact weight before using the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e67ZR. Most manufacturers recommend only using about 80-85% of a towing component's...
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  • Connecting a Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Base Plates on a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Yes, you can connect the Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar item # BX7470 to the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit item # RM-521453-5 but you will need the Roadmaster Adapter Kit item # RO64FR. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit item # RM-521453-5 is confirmed to fit your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. These direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. The Removable...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2023 Cadillac Escalade With Blue Ox Tow Bar
    Sure thing, and there are a number of other parts you'll need to flat tow your 2023 Cadillac Escalade with your Blue Ox Apollo Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7470. Those parts include base plates, wiring, a battery disconnect, and a supplemental braking system. Please note there are differences in some parts depending on if your '23 Escalade has a gas or diesel engine, and also that base plates only fit 4WD models (there are no fits for 2WD models). I'll go ahead and list the parts out for you...
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