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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BX1128
Our Price: $504.00
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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 BX1128 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 - BX1128

  • 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: 34-3/4"
  • Bracket height: 17-1/2"
  • 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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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BX1128

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (98 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.


We love the Blue Ox kit! Pretty simple to use.

Justine D.


Performing as well as it did the first time we used it! Good quality.


The instructions and accompanying videos on your site made this a DIY installation that came out perfectly.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X. Followed the etrailer video and the baseplates installed exactally as shown. I gave them 4 stars only because the outer gusset interference on both baseplates with the actual fascia and not only the lower grille. Basically, I would have had to cut into the red part of my bumper fascia to get it to reinstall correctly. I called Blue Ox and was told that this was an issue that they have seen before on Summit models and to remove some metal from the outer gussets with a grinder and to trim as much of the rear plastics as needed and it would fit "Very Snug". They did fit with those minor mods but it would have been nice to know going in that these modifications would be needed, or for as specific model with smaller outer gussets to be an option from Blue Ox. Overall though, I think they look great and am very pleased with the product and the install video from etrailer.


This is my second vehicle for a Blue Ox base plate.
I have been very satisfied and have had no issues.
I installed both myself and although it is a lot of work the online step by step videos made me successful.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Best Flat tow product on the market bar none.


Received the package as ordered. Brought it home and completed the install process in 3-4 hours.


John at was very friendly and helpful. I bought what I needed at the lowest price I found on the internet and I received my delivery in just a few days, much faster than I anticipated. The baseplate was pretty easy to install on my 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee but everything was exactly as the directions stated.



The Blue OX towing system still works flawlessly and I have had no problems

Jeep Grand Cherokee

I changed TOAD's from a Jeep Liberty to a Jeep Grand Cherokee and needed a new Base Plate for my Blue Ox Motor Home hitch. I am not in any way a Body Man, but with the great instructions that came with the Base Plate, the installation was a snap. Probably, the hardest part was drilling a couple of holes in the frame. The metal was tough. The finished product looks great on the vehicle, hooks up and works great.
I highly recommend Blue Ox Hitches and Base Plates. They provide a fast, easy and safe way to tow a TOAD.

George K.


After a year of use, its rock solid, looks great, quick hook-ups and safe towing for thousands of miles. Very satisfied.

2013 Dodge Durango

I purchased a Blue Ox base plate, Air Force One braking system, and a light kit for my 2013 Durango. I could have not asked for an easier process with selecting and ordering, also the tutorials and videos were a great help in determining what was the best system for me . Everything arrived as planned and in great condition. This is not my first time using and my prior experience was equally good.

Ken G.


After using the items I reviewed, about 6,000 miles, I am more than satisfied. The towing setup is easy to hook up and unhook and the braking system is second to none. All of the installation was completed by myself and a friend, both of us have a technical background him more than me and we found the videos of the installation extremely helpful.Thank you for following up and providing excellent products as well as support services.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

installation on a 2011 jeep grand cherokee wasnt too bad. the instructions should have included a note on removal of the front fascia wheel well bolt clip. you have to pry the fascia over the bolt clip. it will not just pull off. i used a 90 degree drill attachment to drill the upper frame mounting plates. my jeep had the tow hooks from the factory. the base plates fit well. i had to trim the "opening" very little where the base plates come through the fascia. great customer support from bob and carla

Wayne L.


just used the base plates and tow bar about 2 weeks ago. jeep cherokee pulled great, no sway or problems


I installed the kit myself. The instructions weren't the greatest. Some steps were for actions to do on the opposite side of a piece from what the picture showed. In the end it all went together and was solid. Off and on, between other things going on, this took about 4 days.


This was the Best option for our 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (has the sensor in the middle bumper). Many of the other brands brackets go across the whole front and trying to fit everything behind the bumper facia is complex with all the sensors and lights on ours. Trimming the plastic is a must, of course (unfortunately); however, we didn't have to cut into the painted parts of the bumper. Instead of the traditional 6-pin plug, I used a 4-way plus a 2-way (special battery one for the 2-way) that I can tuck into the hole while not in use. This eliminates the large hole you would need to cut for the 6-way (which is extra ugly). You can barely tell we have the vehicle setup for towing. Ours has the air compressor on the drivers side, and this did require spacing; otherwise, it would make a noise and vibrate. You do have to drill a couple of holes with this kit (more if you don't already have tow hooks from the factory); however, it wasn't too bad and I made sure to paint over the holes to minimize any future corrosion. You will need two people to install as the bumper is difficult to remove/replace on your own, and you will do this a few times to get your holes trimmed properly. I would recommend professional installation for most people. etrailer shipped my order quickly and was helpful with any questions.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

E Trailer did a great job installing my tow system. It works great and is barely noticeable on my Grand Cherokee when I remove the arms.


Was easy to install myself with clear instructions. Used it towing down south and back to Wisconsin with no problems at all!!! Thanks!

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Arrived within a couple of days and everything was there like it's supposed to be


No issues with the base Plate. Very sat isfied


Works great as advertised


I have installed a few other base plates, but this was by far the easiest, this is a well thought out design and looks good.


The base plate kit was very well designed and constructed. fit very well and I'm completely satisfied with it.


Phillip Very helpful.


I can verify this fits 2021 Grand Cherokee Limited and 80th Anniversary model.

The following comments are SPECIFIC to Grand Cherokee without factory tow hooks.

It is difficult to get a clean cut to make space for the brackets to protrude through the front fascia.

A dremel cut off wheel melts the plastic fascia, making a mess that is difficult to clean up. It might be better to use a drill bit in the corners, then a jig saw. It will also require sanding the edges after, -- a power small diamond shape will fit a lot of it. Also have a good file on hand, and some sandpaper.

My first cutout attempt was not clearing the brackets. On the driver side, go a bit futher to the outside edge (maybe 1/4"), and at least 1/8" more at top then you think you need.

On the passenger side, it was not clearing one of the install bolts/nuts (bottom edge). I recommend going 1/4" more on the outside edge, and 1/4" more on the bottom edge.

For the tow wiring bracket, a flat mount is much easier than a angle mount for this Grand Cherokee model. You might buy both in advance to see what will work best. This one worked better for me: Roadmaster Straight Electrical Socket Bracket Item # RM-910030. This one did not work out for me: Roadmaster 910030-5 Bracket With 90 Degree Bend.

Trimming the fasia was time intensive for me. Plan accordingly. The brackets themselves (and install) worked out fine

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Blue OX Baseplate arrived quicker than expected. I had it installed with about three hours labor and it looks great. This is not my first Blue OX product, that is why I purchased another with confidence. Thanks, eTrailer for the service and pricing.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great fit. I could probably have installed it myself but elected to have it installed by an RV repair facility. Rather expensive compared to some other systems but worth the cost. Detachable Arms make a clean attractive appearance and enhances the lines of the vehicle (Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland). Completely compatible with my Blue Ox Rv Tow package. Ten minutes to attach vehicle to RV and ready to travel.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This product is great but the instruction were lacking greatly. If it were not for youtube videos I may still be struggling to finish this job. After learning some tricks with the videos it took me 3 1/2 hours start to finish on my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland.
I am not a professional installer (first timer) but I am not a novice when it comes to autos and trucks by any means. I found this to be moderately difficult and not for the novice. The only negetive product comment I have is the need to trim the tow hook of the bumper cover for what could have been made to center in the opening without a need to cut the openings on one side. Sorry no pics.


The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit was a great choice to tow our Jeep Grand Cherokee. etrailer made the purchase and installation so easy and fast.

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