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Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs

Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs

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  • Coupler Style
  • Telescoping
  • Blue Ox
  • Blue Ox
  • 5000 lbs
  • Stores on Car
  • Non-Binding
  • Steel
With a sturdy, secure, triple-lug connection and convenient, self-aligning arms, this A-frame tow bar is among the most dependable to use and simple to hook up. The Acclaim stores easily and unobtrusively on your towed vehicle when not in use. Lowest Prices for the best tow bars from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs part number BX4330 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Blue Ox Tow Bars - BX4330

With a sturdy, secure, triple-lug connection and convenient, self-aligning arms, this A-frame tow bar is among the most dependable to use and simple to hook up. The Acclaim stores easily and unobtrusively on your towed vehicle when not in use.


  • Coupler-style tow bar lets you tow your vehicle behind your motorhome
    • Integrated coupler attaches to trailer hitch ball on RV
  • 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 plates with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Simple, secure storage alongside towed vehicle
    • Integrated holding pin keeps arms together
  • Durable, steel construction
  • Rubber boots protect telescoping arms from dirt and grime
  • Safety cables are included
  • Made in the USA


  • Capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" hitch ball
  • Compatibility: fits Blue Ox removable-tab base plates that are spaced between 23" and 30" 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 coupler):
    • Extended: 42-3/4" from center of hitch ball to center of base pin hole
    • Retracted: 33-1/2" from center of hitch ball to center of base pin hole
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty

Self-Aligning Design

The convenient self-centering arms on the Acclaim help to make hookup a snap. Standard 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 Acclaim, you can connect from the approximate towing position quickly and easily. Once you have connected the tow bar to both your vehicle's base plates and your RV's coupler, 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 the tow bar.

Non-Binding Release Latch

Non-Binding Tow Bar

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 Bracket

Triple-Lug Connection

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 Acclaim 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 Acclaim 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 Acclaim can be easily stored on your towed vehicle when it is not in use. Simply disconnect the arm on the driver's side from the base plate bracket and swing it over to the other arm so that they are side by side. Secure the arms to one another with the integrated holding pin. Then line up the folded tow bar with the front of your vehicle so that the coupler is positioned next to the driver's-side base plate. Using the 1/2" keeper pin, connect the holding bracket beneath the coupler to the base plate bracket and secure it with the quick pin.

BX4330 Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar

BX4330 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BX4330 Installation instructions

Video of Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bars BX4330 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number BX4330. This is the Blue Ox Acclaim A-Frame Tow Bar system. The coupler-style tow bar is going to let you tow your vehicle behind your motor home. It's going to feature the integrated coupler that's going to attach to the trailer hitch ball on your RV. It is designed for a 2" hitch ball. It's also going to have the integrated or attached coupler pin.

Just dor additional security, it goes right in to that hole there. Uses a really nice trigger light system to connect and disconnect from your hitch ball. Now, this tow bar system is going to feature a self-aligning design. All you have to do is hook up to the base plates on the towed vehicle and drive your RV forward. The telescope and arms are going to extend into a rigid, tow-ready position which they already are all the way extended. Then they're automatically going to lock in place.

Now, to disengage them from this position, all you got to do is to push down the handle. It's going to allow the arms to telescope in. Then, as if it was connected to an RV, you drive forward. It's going to telescope the arms out. Until it puts them in the lock position. Now, on the end of each arm is going to be a triple-lug connection.

These are just going to be sturdy brackets on the end of each tow bar arm that's going to provide a reinforced connection to the base plates. Each arm is going to attach and detach from the base plates with 2 easy-to-access pins. One on each arms, really simple system to use. The triple-lug connection is built very well and it's going to provide a nice sturdy connection point. Now, this does offer a simple, secure storage alongside the towed vehicle. Towards the end of the video, I'll show you how to get it to a stored position.

The entire unit's made from a durable, steel construction. It has a really nice finish on it so it's going to last a long time. As well as end up really well against rust and corrosion. Now, you got some rubber boots right here, that are design to protect the telescoping arms from dirt and grind. You are going to get a set of safety cables. These safety cables are made out of air-craft grayed tight material. They got the rubber keeper here over the hook. Then the plastic lining goes around the cables to protect your tow bar system from any scuss or damage that exposed cable could cost. The unit's going to offer a capacity of 5,000 lbs. Again, it is design for a 2" hitch ball. When it comes to compatibility, this is designed to fit Blue Ox removable tab based plates that are spaced at least 23" apart. It can be adapted for use with Roadmaster base plates with the Roadmaster base plate to the Blue Ox and Denco tow bars adapter. That parts going to be sold separately with part number RM-033. You can find that right here at Now, another great feature about this system is it only weighs about 35 lbs. it's easy for one person to move around and to connect and disconnect. Now, to get it to a stored position, one of the first things that we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and remove the clip from the integrated holding pin. Then we're going to go ahead just loosen up the arms. That's going to give us some flex when it comes to lining up the triple-lug on this side with the pin, the integrated holding pin on this side. This is going to be our passenger's side arm, this is going to be our driver's side arm. To get it to a stored position, we need to disengage the driver's side leg which we already did. Then we need to rotate it over on to the passenger side leg. When we do this, you're going to see that the coupler is going to rotate 90 degrees which is perfectly normal. We're going to go ahead and remove the pin and clip from the driver's side triple-lug connection. We're going to go ahead and rotate this over. The triple-lug connections is going to come down on top of that holding pin. Just like that, then we're going to use the included clip to secure that leg on top of the passenger's side leg. Now, once we have it in this position. Our arm is not going to go anywhere. The triple-lug that's connected to the passenger's side of our vehicle is going to act as a pivot point. All that you have to do is swing the coupler head towards the driver's side attachment of the base plate. That's where this bracket's going to come and use. There's a bracket on the bottom of the coupler. We're going to attach the coupler head bracket to the base plate with a half inch pin and quick pin. Basically, we're going to use the pin that was used to secure the triple-lug connection with the base plate. Now, we're just going to use that up here at the bracket on the bottom of our coupler. That's going to attach to the same point on the base plate of the triple-lug connection attached to. Really simple, basically this is just going to rotate towards the front of our vehicle. Again, using that triple-lug passenger side connection as a pivot point. It's going to allow us to easily and safely move it to a stored position. That's going to do it for today's review of part number Bx4330. This is the Blue Ox Acclaim A-Frame Tow Bar. .

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs - BX4330

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

With a sturdy, secure, triple-lug connection and convenient, self-aligning arms, this A-frame tow bar is among the most dependable to use and simple to hook up. The Acclaim stores easily and unobtrusively on your towed vehicle when not in use.

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Just received the hitch, I was expecting to have some assembly required, but it was already to mount onto my Jeep and stow. Great looking product and competitively priced. Troy H. was very helpful during the ordering process, it made me feel comfortable that I was buying the correct style for my base plate and use. 443281


I am still excited about the product, works very well. I bought a new Jeep, had the appropriate base installed, and transferred the hitch over to the new Jeep. I had bought a cover and it has protected the hitch when on or off the Jeep. I recommend the Blue Ox products for your towing needs.

Chuck G - 10/16/2018


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Great tow bar will install it in the next few days. 396803

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I received my order late yesterday evening & unpackaged this morning. etrailer web site of the blue ox base plate & blue ox tow bar were very helpful in placing my order. If anyone is looking for a flat tow set up I highly suggest shopping etailer. Very high quality , fast delivery. very pleased with this setup on my CRV 478509

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Our Blue Ox towing system has made towing our car behind the motorhome so easy! It was quick to install on the car and our car does really well towing flat rather than on a dolly like we used to do. etrailer made the purchase very simple and answered all of our questions! 443349

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Very, Very , Very easy to use. Got into a tight spot in Moab Utah because of cars coming into station and leaving their cars at the pumps while they went shopping !! ( Pisses Me Off !!!!!!!!!!!!) Wife got in the Jeep I dropped it in seconds , got out of there and hooked jeep up in second . Great Product ! 449235

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This tow bar works great after the year I've had it and still is as easy to put on and off my vehicle as when I first got it. Now that I'm practiced with it, I can have it on the car and hooked up and ready to go within 10 minutes. The parts hold up and the only ones I had to order were those I misplaced in my previous RV. 337179

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This is a great tow bar! 550411

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Works as advertised and is now being transferred to a jeep wrangler. etrailer had the lowest price. 402435


Great no issues making mating up the tow to the coach a breeze

lon a - 07/09/2018


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Quality well made product. It makes hitching up and towing so much easier. 504060

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I have used this model of Blue Ox hitch for years without problems. This is my third as I sell the old ones with the towed vehicles each time. The speed of delivery and price from etrailer can't be beat. Great service. Great price. Thank you. 477950

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Tow bar is sturdy, easy to install and remove - great product and priced MUCH less than other stores products. I will be towing a 1999 Chevy Tracker and am new at this, but I feel very comfortable that my vehicles will be safe using this tow bar. 469218

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The tow bars arrived when they were predicted to without any surprises. They are heavy duty exactly as advertised with install instructions anyone could follow. We will be using them shortly for our first dinghy tow going to the north land. 440851

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Very pleased with our Blue Ox towing package. Quick easy connection to the vehicle. Easy storage on or off RV. Unit fits on towed vehicle(when stored) with no noticeable arms sticking out to bump into when walking in front of vehicle. Wiring package was easy to install with no cutting or splicing of wires. Would recommend these products. 419689

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Installed easy and fast. Great product 395490

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Worked well 330118

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very good products ! They work well for me. Thanks 328858

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ETRAILER.COM is our go-to for our Blue Ox tow bars! We haven't been able to beat the price and shipping is extremely fast! Emails are constant to update us on our orders - which is much appreciated. Thanks again! 324510

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Great product 279816

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Excellent product as this is my third purchase of this model. Someone else must like it also as they stole my last one. 203143

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Put on new base plate yesterday and towbar... Love it... 130723

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This product was easy to install and works great. We have had other tow bars but this one tows great behind the RV and was shipped the same day I ordered it. 109508

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I received theBlue Ox tow bar, Base plate and Wire Kit 5/3/12.. I did not have time to start assembling it yet. I was well pleased with Judy who did the ordering and shipping arrangement.I would not hesitate recomending your products. Will send pictures when it is complete. Thanks again. Clair 39421

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Easy to connect and disconnect. Great product. 38664

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Great Tow Bar 38337


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