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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required. 1-800-940-8924 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BLU97XR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Blue Ox Base Plates - BLU97XR

  • Removable Drawbars
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Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plate provides attachment points for your tow bar when flat towing
  • Hidden design provides a clean, seamless look
    • Arms remove with a simple twist when not in use
    • Brackets won't protrude past the front of your vehicle
  • Sturdy design spreads towing force evenly to prevent stress on your vehicle's suspension
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug with bracket (sold separately)
  • Receiver covers keep dirt and debris out of the base plate when arms are removed and provide a finished look
  • Durable steel construction is powder coated to resist rust and corrosion
  • Straightforward installation - no welding required
    • Base plate bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis with included mounting hardware
  • Sturdy lugs pair with Blue Ox tow bars to form a secure and reliable connection
    • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars - adapter (RM-031 or RM-031-5) sold separately
    • Adaptable for use with Demco tow bars - adapter (BX88310) sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 30-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 19-1/2"
  • 3-Year warranty


Simple, Hidden Design

Blue Ox Base Plate With Arms AttachedBlue Ox Base Plate Arms Removed

This base plate's hidden design creates a clean and seamless look. The bracket arms are easily removable, creating a slick appearance when you're not flat towing. Because the arms can be removed, you also won't have to worry about banging your leg into any protruding arms when you walk by.


Blue Ox Base Plate Removable Arms

Attaching and removing the bracket arms is a breeze. To attach the arms to the base plate, simply insert them into the receivers and rotate them until they lock into place. Once you're finished towing and want to remove the arms, pull the pin to disengage the lock, rotate the arms, and remove them from the receivers. Finally, plug up the now empty receivers with the included receiver covers to help keep dirt and debris out of the base plate and provide a finished look.


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.



BX2687 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BLU97XR Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU97XR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Custom designed to fit your vehicle so it can be safely towed behind your RV, this base plate has easily removable arms that offer a seamless look when you're not flat towing. Base plate bolts directly to your chassis, so no welding is required.

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2022 Ford Bronco

with out a video, reading the directions a couple times, it is a easy installation. just remove skid pan, do not mess with bumper, i installed at home on the driveway,but went to a shop to use a host.to finish fighting the bolts. iam too old too lay on the ground. if i would have started with auto host under 2 hour job..




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2021 Ford Bronco

I don't have my Bronco yet, but i can tell you these things are stout. Massive. Held on with four 12mm to 1/2' bolts, loctited, each side. They are not going anywhere. It looks like they accounted for everything, intercooler, skidplate mount etc.. Backordered for a couple weeks, but shipped fast when etrailer got them




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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Fits 2021 Ford Bronco
    Yes, the etrailer part number, # BLU97XR is the Blue Ox part number BX2687. This is a base plate kit for flat towing a 2021 Ford Bronco. If you do not already have a tow bar, I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 as it features a non-binding type latch that make it easy to unhook tow bar on any terrain; it will also has a swivel function that makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel ground. It also comes with safety cables included so you won't have to purchase...
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  • Compatible Base Plates For A 2022 Ford Bronco
    No, the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars # RM-035-1 would not fit your 1-3/16" thick mounts so you would need to go with a standard base plate. If you have a Ford Performance Heavy Duty Modular Bumper then you'll want the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM92ZR. If you have a standard bumper you'll want the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU97XR instead. For the tow bar I recommend the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e74ZR if you are...
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