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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BLU77XR
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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 BLU77XR or order online at etrailer.com. 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 - BLU77XR

  • 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.


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: 31"
  • Bracket height: 17"
  • 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.



BX2689 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BLU77XR Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU77XR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (53 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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2023 Ford Ranger

More secure than the tow hooks they rep lace.



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Right on time thanks

William

1/9/2024

Broken not lock tight on bolts have pictures

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.

1/9/2024

@William I would like to help. Please send over the pictures and I will take a look at them.


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Ford Ranger

Installed this on my 2023 Ranger, one year later it doing well!



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Overall a great product, easy to follow instructions for the installation. One bolt hole on the driver's side inner plate was off slightly and had to be opened up to match the tow body but other than that a great and easy install.



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Easy to install and fit was perfect. I have had no problems



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Fast delivery, easy ordering



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I had my grandson, a mechanic, install the base plate kit on my 2022 Ford Ranger. It may have taken him an hour. We've towed it all summer, including 3 trips through the mountains in PA and upstate NY, with no problems whatever. The only thing I would caution others of is that you can't back up with a flat-tow vehicle behind you. I just happened to run across this warning on the Blue Ox website, happily, before I tried to do so.



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2019 Ford Ranger

I was able to install them and everything fit nicely. The instructions could have been clearer; I wasted lots of time figuring things out on my own.



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Great experience with eTrailer and my order. Ordered a baseplate kit and it was missing an item. Notified eTrailer and they immediately made it right and expedited the new kit the next day!! They kept in touch the whole time to make sure everything went well.
Blue Ox baseplate works great and while installation took a bit longer then I was hoping for, it all fit well and is very well built.



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These parts came quickly and were very easy to install on the vehicle due to the how to videos



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Excellent, perfect fit. Installed them myself. Took about 3 hours.



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Perfect Fit. I watched the video's that etrailer provides and decided to take on the install myself. Everything from the base plates, diode wiring kit, drop receiver and Blue Ox Tow bar went just as the video's showed.
We are very happy with the service and parts etrailer.com has provided us for our 2022 Ford Ranger.



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Great product! Easy installation!



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It took me about 2 1/2 hours to install and everything bolted right in to place. It looks great and hooks up nicely.



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Martha was very friendly and knowledgeable of the parts I was looking for. She even double checked to make sure I had the right parts for my truck.



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This is my second set of towbar brackets that I purchased from E trailer .The customer service was excellent.And all of the equipment was far above average compared to other things that I’ve seen on the market. Anything I needed for towing E trailer will be first on my list.My parts were ordered on a Sunday and we delivered the following Thursday halfway across the United States, great service!



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many thanks . the base plate fits great. fast shipping great customer service.



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After one year, so far seems to be in good shape.



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Terri was friendly and helpful



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Ford Ranger

Perfectly designed for the Ranger and a simple install.



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Product shipped as requested.



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2021 Ford Ranger

etrailer is an excellent source for one's RV product needs. Based on the etrailers' service personnel I purchased products to flat tow my 2021 Ford Ranger. The installation of the Blue Ox Base Kit- Removable Arms and accessories went well. I was extremely satisfied with ease of the hook-up procedure and how the motor home pulled the Ford Ranger. I would highly etrailer for one's RV needs and the fact that their YouTube videos were clear. precise and helpful. etrailer is awesome!



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2021 Ford Ranger

Perfect fit for my 2021 Ranger. Easy in stallation!



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Nice quality, aprox 4-hour installation time with hand tools and no lift.
Very EXPENSIVE! Directions provided were very poor!



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Worked as stated


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