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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BO24FR
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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BO24FR or order online at 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 - BO24FR

  • 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: 20"
  • Bracket height: 15"
  • 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.

BX2683 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Installation Details BO24FR Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BO24FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (11 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.

- BO24FR

My father and I have used Blue Ox base plates for the last 40 years and seven (7) cars. We will stack with blue ox. It is safe.

- BO24FR

No problems and the installation went as expected. Only thing is there is bracket to install electrical socket.

- BO24FR

What a breath of fresh air! Actual friendly, knowledgeable, fast and accurate help. Just what I needed. Great customer service from Bailey and the others at etrailer!

- BO24FR
2021 Ford Escape

Very disappointed that there is no provisions for the light connection. normally there are two mounting tabs for the light connector.

Most people purchase this wiring kit: Item #RM-15267. It has a mounting bracket in it for the 6 way round. You can either choose to zip tie it to your tow bar or some people cut out some fascia and install it right in the grill of their towed vehicles.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/14/2021

- BO24FR

This is easy to setup, works great, and is nearly invisible when not being used to tow.

- BO24FR

This has got to be the easiest order I've ever done (bought 4 base plates). Service was phenomenal and they answered every question. Shipping was quick and I even got price match. Recommend highly

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2020 Ford Escape

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2022 Ford Escape

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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Base Plates

  • Distance Between Mounting Tabs of Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2020 Ford Escape
    The distance between the tabs of the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO24FR that you referenced is 20 inches and the height from the ground is 15 inches.
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  • Where does the lighting bracket mount on the blue Ox hitch for my 2020 Ford escape. Could not find m
    Regarding the lighting bracket electrical connection location, I have attached a clip from the attached Installation Details document showing where the 6-pin connector attaches to the Blue Ox # BO24FR base plate kit. When you do finally get ready to plug your electrical cables in, I would put a little Edelmann # 11755 dielectric grease on those connections. The dielectric grease will keep help keep moisture and corrosion out of your connections.
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  • Recommended Base Plates for 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    I have a solution for you, but the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BO24FR is not confirmed for the 2022 model year of the Ford Escape. I suggest the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM39FR, per the manufacturer this will fit all models/trim levels of the hybrid.
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  • Troubleshooting Engine Noise After Installing Blue Ox Base Plate On A 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO24FR does not fit Plug-In Hybrid models of the 2022 Ford Escape so you may have something rubbing or whoever installed the base plate could have altered components of your Escape to get it to fit. Base plates are just big pieces of metal and shouldn't interfere with any other components so I recommend taking your vehicle back to whoever installed it and having them fix the issue. If you have a Plug-In Hybrid then you'll need the Roadmaster Direct-Connect...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit that Fits 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    For your 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid we know the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BO24FR is a confirmed fit and would work great with a Blue Ox tow bar like the # BX7420.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ford Escape and Who Could Install Them
    Base plate kits like the Blue Ox part # BO24FR that fits your 2021 Ford Escape do not require a specialist at all. They are pretty basic and mostly just require removing some front fascia components and then attaching directly to the vehicle frame. So if you have a local buddy shop you trust they'd easily be able to handle the install. I attached an install video for this kit on a 21' Escape just like yours as well for you or your shop to check out. In addition to the base plates, you...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow A 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO24FR will work for your 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid. If you are needing wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 which will splice into your vehicle's factory harness. This also comes with a 6 way to 7 way connector that will connect your RV to your toad vehicle. If you need tow bars one of our most popular and best seller's is the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 which is a non-binding tow bar...
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  • What Do I Need To Flat Tow A 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid With My Existing Blue Ox System
    You will be able to flat tow the 2022 Ford Escape AWD Hybrid with your Blue Ox system. This base plate is compatible with the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid and there was no generation change from 2021 to 2022. I am almost positive this base plate will work with your 2022 Escape Hybrid. You will need the following base plate, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, part # BO24FR. In the event I am incorrect and this base plate is not compatible with your 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid, the Roadmaster...
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  • Best Tow Bar For Blue Ox Base Plates on 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid
    The best option for a tow bar that is compatible with the Blue Ox Base Plates # BO24FR that fit your 2021 Ford Escape hybrid is the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # e47ZR. There are a number of reasons why I highly recommend the # e47ZR tow bar, starting with its long arms, which extend nearly 52 inches from the hitch when connected to your base plates. What this does is allow your Escape to track and maneuver better than shorter tow bars, particularly when turning....
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  • 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid Blue Ox Flat Towing Parts Recommendation
    The 2021 and 2022 Ford Escape models are the same generation so if I had to guess I would say that the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO24FR from a 2021 will fit a 2022. At this point in time (February 2022) the only base plate kit that is confirmed to fit your 2022 Escape Hybrid is the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM39FR. For a tow bar I recommend the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380 which is rated for 6,500 lbs and comes with the safety cables. This fits directly...
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  • What Parts do I Need to Flat-Tow My 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid?
    I have a tow bar solution for you. As far as fitment, it truly depends on what model of Blue Ox Base Plate you have installed on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee. With that being said, it is extremely unlikely that the model of Blue Ox base plate you have installed on your Cherokee also fits a 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. Both of the Blue Ox base plates we carry that fit a 2015 Jeep Cherokee (the # BX1136 and the # BX1138) do not fit a 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. With that being said, according to the...
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