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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1126
Our Price: $592.90
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a Blue Ox tow bar
  • Want a clean, seamless look when you’re not towing your car

No, if you:

  • Own a tow bar that's not from Blue Ox and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Don’t have the patience for a more challenging install
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 BX1126 or order online at Free expert support on all Blue Ox products. Great prices 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 - BX1126

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Blue Ox
  • Twist Lock Attachment

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.


  • 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


  • Distance between brackets: 24"
  • Bracket height: 14-1/2"
  • 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.

BX1126 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BX1126 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1126

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2303 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.

2014 Jeep Wrangler

I must admit the only way that understanding the instructions and installing the BX1126 Base Plate on my 2014 Jeep Wrangler could have been any easier. Would be if there would have been a mechanic in the box to install it for me. The videos on etrailer are great and will answer any questions that you might have.

In a word Great. Have about 2000 miles on it towing our Jeep with no problems at all!
Tom F - 01/12/2020

2014 Jeep Wrangler

Hopkins wire harness did not arrive ----Had no problems with any of it. However, I have not installed wiring harness yet.


received the plate installed it in less than three hours, have yet to hook it up though. Great , fast shipping!
The only issue were the cheap plastic push pins on the shield of the Jeep.

8000 miles and still tight! When we get there rest assured the frame will make it!
Steve S - 05/24/2014


Awesome customer service. Answered all my questions and the ordering process was great. Everything arrived in a timely manner and ready to be installed.


Very easy to install step by step instr uctions


I have purchased many items from etrailer and have never been disappointed, with the products being top shelf, delivered on time, and the customer service is top shelf as well. After I get it installed I will send some pictures, to show the quality of the Product . Blue OX backing plate for a Jeep Wrangler. Thanks etrailer for your fast service and free shipping!


Spent over $3k for parts and was missing 4 whiz nuts to complete installation. When I contracted etrailer for support, it seemed Blue Ox wanted to question my integrity over the missing $5 in whiz nuts after I spent over $3k. Had to buy my own nuts to complete install.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/06/2022

2015 Jeep Wrangler

Not very happy with the delivery of my baseplate was supposed to be delivered with the other three packages and waited 3 weeks for u guys to do investigation on where the baseplate was I will not be ordering any thing else from e trailer had to cancel a camping trip because I didn't have my baseplate for the jeep.


The base plate works quite well. Also, your customer service was excellent!!

2017 Jeep Patriot

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.

I am still in love with the products. My only issue is having enough time to use them more.
John M - 06/15/2018


Product arrived on time and went on just as it should. Thank goodness for the YouTube installation videos, that made it super easy. It went on my 2013 Jeep Wrangler, which just so happened to be the video as well. My local RV dealer wanted $300 to put it on. Me and my neighbor had it done in 3 hours and saved all that money, except for the six pack I owed my neighbor. I was fortunate he had a lift as it made it much easier, but it could have been done with a jack or creeper. I've ordered a lot from etrailer and will continue to be a loyal customer

2013 Jeep Wrangler

Etrailer had the right base plate for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the video was wonderfully helpful. Took about 3-4 hours but I was taking my time to be accurate. Cutting the belly pan is "high pucker" but measure twice cut once. I used a Dremel tool to cut and drew my cut lines on masking tape.

2014 Jeep Wrangler

My third Blue Ox Base Plate. Fit and function are perfect. Fits my existing (first) tow bar and the tab height is nearly exactly the same as my 12 year older Jeep so didn't even need to make any draw bar changes.

Still attached and working perfectly. Continues to survive some rather intense back country trails with no complaints.
Alan B - 12/30/2014

2013 Jeep Wrangler

I installed this base plate on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited about a year ago and it works flawlessly. I would highly recommend this product and would say that anyone with moderate mechanical skills could install this product. Special care is required in cutting the air dam to fit, but it can be done.


Dealership was going to cost me $xxxx+ to install a 4 down flat tow setup for my new RV and Jeep. I bought the parts and installed myself for less than $xxxx, granted, some of the cost from the dealership was obviously labor. Installing myself forced me to research the heck out of a myriad of different setups and I chose one that I believe will work perfect for me. etrailer should package full setups with different options for the novice that might not be good at selecting parts. A lot could have gone VERY wrong if * didn't educate myself. In the end, I went with a blue ox tow bar setup and base plate appropriate to my Jeep. 8 did the Brake Buddy 3 which included battery recharge wire which I was able to wire into my 7 wire to 6 wire harness. For wiring I went with a bulb socket set (LEDs) which did not require splicing into vehicle harness.

Jeep Wrangler

Jamie was great to deal with. Very knowledgeable and very helpful. I was also stunned that my baseplate to tow my Wrangler behind my motorhome was on my doorstep within 28 hours! Thank you! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!


Love it .Currently using across country with no issues


6000 winter miles towing a Jeep often up an down mountains. No problem with the base plate kit.


etrailer provided very good service. They were responsive to my issue, sent out a return for the parts, inspected everything and replaced what needed to be changed.
I'm very pleased with the service we've received and their system has worked well for us in flat towing our jeep...


This one didnt fit with after market bumper . Call ordered bx1134 and fit with minor noching of bumper . E trailer was great on return and reship .

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

I had the Blue Ox BX1126 tow bar installed by a reputable local automotive shop with experience installing towing base plates. The installation video appears to cover the whole process very well for do-it-yourselfers. If you've got the tools, it certain looks doable. My primary concerns were: loosening the major bolts for the installation, and ensuring the proper torque afterward.

The installation looks really good with the facia guard back in place. And I really like the removable arms when not in use. Just completed a 700 mile round-trip with absolutely no problems.

Still working, still towing. Absolutely no problems.
Drew G - 03/05/2018


This is the second base plate I bought from etrailer and Blue Ox. The base plates are first class and easy to install. The service from etrailer, from order to delivery, was outstanding. The install video was well made and informative…straight and accurate.


Fit perfectly under my custom front winch ready bumper. Ellen was very knowledgeable and helpful with me making the final decision and placing my order.


Good product

2013 Jeep Wrangler

The whole process of ordering, asking questions, shipping was absolutely perfect. Highly recommend them for all of the process. I will be ordering from them again.

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