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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BLU33FR
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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BLU33FR 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 - BLU33FR

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Blue Ox

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: 34"
  • Bracket height: 16-1/2"
  • 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.



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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU33FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (24 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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Ford F-150

The baseplate has been in use for approximately one year and has operated flawlessly. I found that it was easy to install on my F-150 and I would purchase it again.




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I have done business with etrailer before. Stacey was great to work with. Even with her busy day she took time to chat with me.


Comments
Great, It held up when we lost our road receiver. Kept car in tow
Jerry - 02/14/2022


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Well built, easy to connect & disconnect by myself.
I am glad I spent a little more for a high quality product!




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It will be installed in a week but fast shipping as always will continue ordering from e trailers




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Fit perfectly. I like the new coating. Doesn’t flake off like the old one did.




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I highly recommend Etrailer to others.

Fred




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Only reason for not being 5 star was the wait for the part which is common these days. Item shipped fine and all parts were in the box and installed perfectly. Very happy with quality of this base plate.




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Great service , no problems whatsoever.




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    Normally if there is an issue with adaptive cruise control after installing flat towing equipment it's either that the base plates are not compatible with adaptive cruise control and are blocking the sensors or that they were installed incorrectly and are interfering with the sensors. The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU33FR you linked to are compatible with adaptive cruise control sensors so ensure that that's what you received and had installed. The cruise control system gets power from...
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  • Install Instructions for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2021 Ford F-150
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  • Do Tow Hooks of 2022 Ford F-150 Need to Be Removed to Install Blue Ox BLU33FR Base Plates
    According to the installation instructions for the # BLU33FR Blue Ox base plates for the 2022 Ford F-150, it is indeed necessary to remove the existing tow hooks because the holes use to attach the tow hooks to the truck frame are where the base plates attach.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford F-150
    We do carry the parts you'd need to flat tow your 2021 Ford F-150 starting with the base plate kit part # BLU33FR which is a confirmed fit and is easy to use and install. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. One of the most popular compatible tow bars is the Blue Ox Avail # BX7420 which comes with safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2022 Ford F-150 with Demco Aluminator Tow Bar
    At this time (February 2022) Demco does not have a base plate kit for your 2022 Ford F-150 so you'd need to use the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BLU33FR with the Demco to Blue Ox Adapter part # BX88310. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford F-150 Four Wheels Down
    The first thing you need to flat tow your 2021 Ford F-150 is a base plate kit like the Blue Ox part # BLU33FR that you referenced. With that base plate the Blue Ox tow bar # BX7420 would work really well. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow New 2021 Ford F-150
    I would be happy to recommend everything you need to flat tow your 2021 Ford F-150. I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU33FR which is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will pair up perfectly with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420. Since the Avail # BX7420 includes safety cables you will not need to purchase them separately. To complete your flat towing set up you will need wiring, and a supplemental braking system. For wiring I recommend the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit # BX8848...
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    In order to flat-tow a 2021 Ford F-150 you will legally need a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system. That said, there are a few other things you could use to make the experience easier although they may not be required. I have attached some recommendations below. The Blue-Ox Avail, Roadmaster Diode, and Roadmaster Battery Charge Line are all great options we use and recommend frequently. Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BLU33FR Blue Ox Avail...
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    If I was installing a base plate kit on my 2021 Ford F-150 4WD to flat tow it I personally would go with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM38VR over the Blue Ox # BLU33FR. This is simply due to preferring the Roadmaster tow bars over the Blue ox options, though both brands are well known and very reliable so you really cannot go wrong with either option especially since both of these above base plate kits install in a very similar manner, and both have removeable arms so...
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    We can get your 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid set up to be flat towed, and there are a number of parts you'll need to do this. I'll go ahead and list them out for you below to make it easier to order. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU33FR - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 - Wiring Kit (Incandescent Tail Lights): Roadmaster Smart Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Wiring Kit # RM26FR or - Wiring Kit (LED Tail Lights): Roadmaster Smart Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Wiring Kit...
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