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etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs

etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs

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This versatile tow bar is easy to use, with arms that support their own weight while you hook up and swing to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup streamlined and organized. Built-in rise/drop keeps the tow bar level. Great Prices for the best tow bar from etrailer. etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs part number e47ZR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Tow Bar - e47ZR

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Fits Curt Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 6000 lbs
  • etrailer
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel

This versatile tow bar is easy to use, with arms that support their own weight while you hook up and swing to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup streamlined and organized. Built-in rise/drop keeps the tow bar level.


  • Safely bring your vehicle along behind your RV
  • Self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground as you're hooking up
    • Smoothly extend and pivot to reach the base plate
    • Automatically lock into towing position when you pull forward
  • Extra-long arms help you make tight turns
  • Built-in rise/drop and tilt ensure tow bar is level during towing
  • Quick disconnect, even on rough terrain, with non-binding levers
  • Organized setup
    • Straight safety cables are integrated into the tow bar
    • Storage rod keeps electrical cord (sold separately) off the ground
  • Effortless storage: swing arms to the left or right and they'll lock in place
  • Compatible with Blue Ox and Curt base plates with included adapters
  • Steel construction with an E-coat finish resists corrosion
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: Blue Ox base plates
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole at end of shank to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arms straight):
    • Extended: 51-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39-1/4"
  • Built-in rise/drop: 1-1/2"
    • Head tilts an additional 3" up or down to keep tow bar level with the road
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Safety cable rating: 14,000 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

etrailer SD Tow Bar dimensions

Note: If you use this tow bar in the rise or drop position you may need to add safety cable extensions (sold separately) to reach your tow vehicle's hitch.

Works with Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates

Compatible with Blue Ox Baseplates with these Adapters

If you already have a Blue Ox or Curt base plate or are planning on getting one, this kit includes the needed brackets to make this tow bar compatible. Simply unbolt the existing brackets and bolt on the new ones in their place. All the hardware is included.

Easy Hookup: Self-Supporting Arms

The etrailer SD has a lot of smart features that give you the flexibility to hook up your toad (towed vehicle) to your RV, without the need for your vehicle to be perfectly level or in the exact right spot.

etrailer SD Tow Bar Self-Supporting Arms for Easy Hookup

First of all, the arms are self-supporting, meaning that they hold themselves up without your help and won't fall to the ground when you let them go. They also move independently of each other, so you can focus on getting just one arm connected at a time. You'll never be stuck wrestling with a heavy tow bar.

Just slide the tow bar into your hitch and pin it in place. The telescoping arms will extend, pivot, and tilt to the needed length and angle to reach the tabs on your base plate. You can get hooked up and on with your adventure.

Once the tow bar's connected, 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!

Important: The arms need to be set up so that the storage rod is on the outside of the arm. Otherwise, the tow bar could be damaged when taking turns.

Extra-Long Arms Get You Around Tight Turns

The SD'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.

Built-In Rise/Drop

It's important that your tow bar is as level as possible while you're flat towing, with no more than a 3" difference between where the tow bar sits in the hitch receiver and where the arms meet the base plate. It's fairly common for the hitch on an RV to sit too high in comparison to the toad, making it necessary to buy a high-low adapter.

etrailer SD Tow Bar Built-In Rise/Drop

With etrailer tow bars, the rise/drop is built right in, so it's less likely that you'll need an extra adapter. The head joint is also able to tilt up and down so you can make the tow bar level for your particular setup.

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.

etrailer SD Tow Bar Non-Binding Lever

Instead, get out of a bind in one easy step. Simply give the trigger on the arm of the SD a squeeze to disengage the internal latch. This releases the pent-up pressure so you can unhook and get on with your adventure.

Each trigger release latch is positioned on the side of the tow bar arm. This allows for a comfortable yet firm grip, unlike latches that are positioned on the tops of tow bar arms, which can be difficult to grab. This out-of-the-way placement also creates a clean look for the tow bar.

Organized Setup: Integrated Safety Cables

etrailer SD Tow Bar Integrated Safety Cables

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables are integrated right into this tow bar, keeping them from dragging on the ground and getting damaged. They won't get lost or tangled either; your whole setup will be streamlined and organized.

These cables, required by law, will keep your toad behind your RV if there's ever an accidental disconnect while you're towing. The steel S-hooks on each end of the cables connect to the toad's base plate and the RV's trailer hitch, with spring-loaded latches to ensure that they stay connected.

The etrailer safety cables are rated at 14,000 lbs, regardless of the rating of the tow bar. While it's not necessary to have such a high rating, it's nice to know that in the event of an emergency disconnect, these heavy-duty cables will be more than capable of catching your vehicle. If all else fails, these safety cables won't.

etrailer SD Tow Bar Storage Rod for Coiled 7-Way Electrical Cord

The tow bar also offers a convenient storage rod for securing your coiled electrical cord (sold separately). The rod holds your power cord neatly out of the way and up off the ground.

Ridiculously Easy Storage

etrailer SD Tow Bar Storage

The etrailer SD is incredibly easy to store on the back of your RV. Most RV-mounted tow bars require you to lift the heavy arms all the way up; they have to be fully vertical before you can secure them in the stowed position. With etrailer tow bars, all you have to do is raise the arms an inch or two - which you probably would do anyway while unhooking - and swing them to either side. When you lower them down again, the locking pin will automatically slide into the built-in tab. They can store to the left, right, or with one arm each way, however is convenient for you.

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer, we're committed to the products we sell, and to helping our neighbors journey. We don't just sell it; we've installed it, we've wired it, and we've towed with it, so you're getting your answers straight from the experts. Our etrailer technicians perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, so they know all about your tow bar firsthand. For the life of your tow bar, our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via phone, email, and chat to help you with any questions or concerns.

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.

9998971 Standard Duty Non Binding Towbar - Motorhome Mounted Towbar - 2" Hitch - 6K Rating

9998978 Base Plate Adapter Kit - Blue Ox and Curt

Installation Details E47ZR Installation instructions

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etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs - e47ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (193 Customer Reviews)

This versatile tow bar is easy to use, with arms that support their own weight while you hook up and swing to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup streamlined and organized. Built-in rise/drop keeps the tow bar level.


Good design but poorly manufactured. Used on a single, multi-week trip: Bar stayed on the RV. Removed when we got home and the powder-coating has cracked and bar is showing rust inside and out. Chrome on extending arms is pitted and beginning to rust. Emailed etrailer but Cody informed me that I would have to ship it back at my expense without any commitment to replace! Disappointed with etrailer after years of previous purchases

Simon C.


Pleased that eTrailer decided to replace the faulty towbar.. Will see how the replacement does on our next trips!


We love our etrailer SD tow bar. Much lighter than our previous Blue Ox. The non binding feature along with the integral safety cables and multiple storage options are great features. We use it in conjunction with a NSA Ready Brake. Great combination. Our current coach is a 2017 Jayco Seneca 37HJ. Toad is a Ford C-Max Hybrid. Easiest to use tow bar we have ever owned.


Loved this tow bar at first fit the Blue Ox base plate perfectly. Definately the easiest to use of all I have used in the past. But after less than 1 year the telescoping arms are rusting terribly even though we remove it and store inside the garage when not in use also the yellow "clips" to hold it in place for storage have bent. They are not very strong.

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Katrina B.


Well that is not good! We definitely do not want it rusting that bad, that soon. It looks like it could be a surface metal issue, where there is a blast media sitting on top of the powder coat. If that is the case, then that stuff will rust immediately. Its super unfortunate that you received one like this, and this item has a lifetime warranty. It looks like Blue Ox prefers to handle all warranties on their own. I will send you their information via email.


Ordering and shipping was fast and easy. Products arrived in good condition. I haven't installed them yet, but it all looks as advertised. Not my first order with etrailer and the customer service was outstanding as always. Why anyone would order from any place other then etrailer I cannot fathom.



After one year, I couldnt be happier. etrailer never disappoints!


Unit is heavy duty and well made. Hook up is very easy. There is still some binding during disconnect if not on perfectly level, but much less than my previous setup. I like how the arms stow when not in use. Overall I’m very pleased.



Still working good??


2005 Country Coach Intrigue/ 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

This tow bar works as advertised. We have towed with the unit several times over the last year. Very easy to hook up to the tow vehicle and haven’t had any trouble with binding when disconnecting. The articulation is nice which aids in hooking up and stowing. My only wish is that the telescoping bars would lock in position when stowed. I just run the safety cable through the ends and insert the pins to keep them from telescoping out when in the stowed position.

Self disclosure: We had a little incident. This was 100% our fault. We missed inserting one of the safety pins into the arm that goes into the base plate. While driving I noticed the Jeep wasn’t tracking correctly in the rear view camera. We just happened to be right at an exit of a rest area so I immediately exited and started slowing. While slowing the one arm that was still attached bent absorbing the energy of the Jeep. I believe this saved the Jeep and the RV from any damage whatsoever. The safety cables did their job very well! So, I whole heartily recommend this product for quality and safety!!! So much so we ordered this same unit as a replacement. I tried to upload photos of the bent arm, but keep getting upload unsuccessful.


I love this townar is is so quick and simple to hook up..
I would highly recommend this product


Ordered this tow bar for blue Ox Plates and it was missing the 1/2" attaching pins to connect to the toad. Called customer support and they insisted the pins should have been there, but finally, said they would send 2 replacements. Waited for 10 days and they sent the wrong item. I'll just have to get the pins myself as etrailer were not able to fix their issue and I really don't want to spend another hour on the phone trying to get them to understand such a simple thing.


1st, the package with “Blue Ox” plates did not include the 3/8-16 nuts ??. [I have doubled nutted the bolt].
The install was straight forward.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


The tow bar comes with all the hardware needed to install. I will have our customer service team reach out to you so we can have any hardware missing replaced for you.



Flawlessly. Joints are still just stiff enough not to fall to the ground when working them to and froe your vehicle. Also these release the bar tension much easier then my old tow bars. 1 yr in and I’d buy them again.


This purchase was based on my trust with etrailer and their products. I was looking at one of the market leaders and went with this base on trust and pricing. I have not been disappointed at all, this tow bar has worked really well and so far we have about 6000 miles on it with no issues. Solid design and all the power coding is holding up really well. I can recommend this item, we tow a 2016 Ford Expedition with no issues including when it is time to unhook.


Instructions for the adapter were incomplete, with no instructions on whether to torque the bolts or leave with some play. Haven't used the tow bar yet, but easy to assemble.


Great products. Installation videos extremely helpful.installation went as expected and perform great.


Upon close inspection, the tow bar appears to be extremely well made. The powder coating is evenly applied without any thick, thin, or bare spots and the baseplate adapter hardware seems to be of comparable high quality. As soon as I work out a couple of fascia clearance issues with my Blue Ox baseplate installation, I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Jim S.


Im still very pleased with our etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar. It worked flawlessly in a trip up and down the East Coast earlier this year and were soon to give it an extended workout in a two-month Tour of America we have planned for September and October. I have no reason to expect anything but continued great performance from it.


Great service and support


e trailer has great customer service and good prices..


When I returned the damaged Tow Bar (which cost me $[XX] shipping) I included all the hardware that came with it. When I received the replacement it did not include the hardware.


You guys are absolutely the best. I experience outstanding customer service right from the start. Selecting the right towbar and hitch was critical to me and my family being able to enjoy our vacation. I tried to reach 8 other companies who would not answer the phone or give me the run around. Then I took a chance on etrailer since I had order a similar part and I was glad I did. I reciecev excellent help in getting the right hitch without over spending and then William help to change the shipping at the last minite to ensure I recieved the part at my new location. Jennifer B even did a followup to let me know that the part had arrived a day early. This outstanding service is what is needed in every business but right now is so lacking except at etrailer.


Works great. You can adjust the tension during setup so that the arms do not drop to the ground. Most times it is easy to unhook. Occasionally, it takes a little effort but still better than the better known brand.



Used more than 75 times in the last year. It still requires a straight RV-towed vehicle alignment and effort to release. Would purchase again as it is still better than the competition.


Excellent product easy to use.


Delivered quickly


So far so good


First tow bar so as far as I'm concerned it met all of my requirements. Needed a drop-adapter for my '16 Smart ForTwo to tow safely behind my '14 Class C.


The tow bar is made very well and works great


Quality, well designed and manufactured product


Our of the box fit right in and hooked up. No issues what so every

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  • My Tow Bar is More That 3" Out Of Level - Could This Cause The Arms To Not Lock>
    Hello Phil. So, yes, the tow bar being out of level can definitely cause the arms to not lock, among other problems. Anything greater than 3" out of level is not recommended for this reason. Fortunately, it sounds like nothing on your etrailer SD Tow Bar # e47ZR was damaged, so once you get your adapter you should be good to go.
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  • Locking Out the Tow Bar Arms on an etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar
    When locking out the arms on the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e47ZR (e98971), I would try pulling forward in the motorhome. While doing so you will want to steer briefly left and then briefly right to extend, self-center and lock each tow bar arm. If you do not have any luck locking out the tow bar arms in this manner, I would inspect the tow bar to ensure that the tow bar arm is not bent or the latch is not damaged in any way.
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  • How to Fix Death Wobble While Flat Towing a 2018 Ford Edge
    The Jeep fix won't work for Ford because they are different manufacturers. I did some research and it looks like you can contact your local Ford dealership for a wiring kit, or another solution I saw people talking about is using bungee cords and wrapping them around the steering wheel and your driver's seat frame to keep the steering wheel taut to help prevent that death wobble. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring,...
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  • Do The Bolts For The Blue Ox Clevis Adapter # e98978 Need To Be Torqued
    Hello, Phil. Yes, the bolts that go into the adapters at the end of the arms should be torqued. It looks like those are 5/16" grade 5 bolts so they should be torqued to 18 ft lbs. I have included the torque chart below for your reference.
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  • What Replacement Adapter Do I Need for My etrailer SD Tow Bar # e47ZR?
    I'm sorry to hear about the adapters! We do carry replacements you need for your etrailer SD Tow Bar # e47ZR. For that part, it is the etrailer Replacement Tow Bar Adapter Kit for Blue Ox Base Plates # e98978.
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  • Is There An Advantage To Choosing A Tow Bar With Longer Arms
    Longer arms will simply place the towed vehicle further back giving you a bit more turning clearance. That being said, the difference is so small you probably wouldn't really see any benefit. When I recommend tow bars, or any other product for that matter, I tend to shop with my own wallet and focus on what's the best for the cost and with tow bars I firmly believe we hit more focus points for a lower cost with our etrailer tow bar than other manufacturers. Our tow bars have an adjustable...
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  • Correct etrailer Tow Bar to Fit with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on 2005 Honda Element
    The correct etrailer tow bar for your 2005 Honda Element with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2232 is part # e47ZR. The part # e74ZR you were looking at comes with adapters to fit with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates. These 2 tow bars are literally the same tow bar just with different adapters at the end. Attached are some videos for you to check out. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental...
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  • Does The Blue Ox Baseplate # BX1987 Come With A Tow Bar
    No, Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1987 is just the base plate. You would need to purchase a Blue Ox compatible tow bar in order to complete the physical connection between the towed vehicle and motorhome. One of my favorites is the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR. This tow bar comes with safety cables bracketed to arms so you don't have to purchase them separately or worry about them dragging on the ground. There's also a bar mounted to one of the arms that...
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  • Tow Bar Storage Cover For The etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar
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    The Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX4330 is compatible with Blue Ox base plates that are between 23" and 30" apart on center. Since you're measuring 34" on center I recommend checking out the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR since it doesn't have that width limitation and it's a much nicer tow bar. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly...
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  • Storage Cover for etrailer SD Tow Bar # e47ZR
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  • Recommended Safety Cable Replacement
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  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Replacement Tow Bar Recommendation for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
    To replace your Blue Ox Ascent Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX4370 you can either use the exact same bar, or what I recommend doing is actually using our etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR. This has adapters on the ends of the arms to fit with the Blue Ox base plate kit on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler, and I actually like the operation of our tow bar better than the Blue Ox anyways so I know you'll be happy with how it performs. Attached is a review video of our tow bar...
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  • How Much Rise/Drop Does The etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar Have
    Yes, the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR would have enough adjustability between the 1-1/2" shank rise/drop and the 3" of tilt to meet your 4" difference. I've attached a video below where Dave will go over how to adjust this tow bar to fit your application. If you wanted to use a high/low adapter you could use the Curt High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars # C59KR, which has a 4" rise or drop.
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  • Is the etrailer SD Tow Bar The Same As The Demco Commander II
    The Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9511012-BX and etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR are very similar, with just a few cosmetic differences. Demco is who we use to produce the etrailer tow bar line.
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    I recommend using the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031 as it is specifically designed for your Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar # RM-522. This will ensure there are no warranty issues that may be denied on your tow bars and that the ends do not bind up on the bars. The etrailer Replacement Tow Bar Adapter Kit # e98978 is only recommended for use on the etrailer SD # e47ZR and XHD # e67ZR tow bars.
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  • What Is The Purpose Of The Rubber Boots On Certain Tow Bar Arms
    The rubber boots seen on the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 just help to prevent debris from getting into the outer arms when the inner arms retract back in. It's not really that big of a problem since you wouldn't really be off-roading a lot while flat towing and kick up dirt onto the tow bar but it is nice to have. An alternative to this would be to use some dry silicone spray like # RM-747 on the arms of the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e47ZR to lubricate the arms...
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  • Comparing Blue Ox and etrailer Tow Bars for Flat Towing a 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Duramax
    I'll pick the etrailer branded tow bars over the Blue Ox alternative any day because of some key features that set them above Blue Ox: - Triggers for easier disconnection of the arms - Integrated safety cables so you it's one less thing to remember to grab - Head adjustment to minimize the need for a high-low adapter (although you still may need one for a truck - see attached article) - Integrated rod to help keep coiled wiring off the ground - Stacked arms that provide a wider range...
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  • Comparing etrailer Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates and Blue Ox Alpha
    The etrailer tow bar part # e47ZR is the most similar to a Demco Commander II tow bar part # DM9511012-BX which also fits the Blue Ox tow bars. Functionally you'd have very similar flat towing experiences with these or the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7380 you referenced. The Blue Ox does have a slightly higher weight capacity at 6,500 lbs vs 6,000 lbs and has dust covers for the inner arms to help prevent dirt from getting in and wearing out quicker but they both are very easy to use and considered...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar Compatible with Blue Ox Base Plates for 2005 Mini Cooper
    To pair with your Blue Ox # BX1303 base plates I recommend using the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # e47ZR. This is a high quality non-binding tow bar at a great price point. The etrailer SD has telescoping and self aligning arms to allow for fast and easy hook up on any surface, so it's also easy to use.
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