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Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Bar - Coupler Style for 2" Ball - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs

Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Bar - Coupler Style for 2" Ball - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs

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Get a budget-friendly tow bar that's also user-friendly. Arms pivot easily for hookup, and the non-binding levers ensure you can disconnect quickly on any terrain. Mounts and stores on the front of your car while you drive around town. Great Prices for the best tow bar from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Bar - Coupler Style for 2" Ball - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs part number BX4330 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar - BX4330

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • Coupler Style
  • 5000 lbs
  • Blue Ox
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on Car
  • Steel

Get a budget-friendly tow bar that's also user-friendly. Arms pivot easily for hookup, and the non-binding levers ensure you can disconnect quickly on any terrain. Mounts and stores on the front of your car while you drive around town.


  • Safely bring your vehicle along behind your RV using your ball mount
  • Easy hookup with arms that smoothly extend and pivot from the base plate
    • Automatically lock into the correct position for towing when you pull forward
  • Quick disconnect, even on rough terrain, with non-binding levers
  • Extra-secure connection with triple-lug brackets
  • Secure storage on the front of your car
    • Stays mounted on the base plate as you drive around
  • Coiled safety cables won't drag as you tow
    • Vinyl-coated for longevity
    • Rubber tabs prevent the S-hooks from disconnecting
  • Heavy-duty steel is powder coated to resist corrosion
    • Rubber sleeves protect the inner arms from dirt and debris
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: Blue Ox base plates with tabs spaced 23" - 30" apart
    • Can be used with base plates from other manufacturers with adapter (sold separately)
  • Application: 2" hitch ball
  • Arm length (from center of hitch ball to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arm straight):
    • Extended: 42-3/4"
    • Retracted: 33-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 5,000 lbs
  • Safety cable length: 7'
    • Rated at 5,000 lbs
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty

Works with etrailer, Roadmaster, and Demco Base Plates with Adapter

Base Plate Adapter
etrailer Invisible: e98986
Classic: None available
Roadmaster Standard: RM-033
Crossbar-Style: RM-032 or BX88178
Direct-Connect: BX88185
Demco Tabless: DM9523127
Classic: None available

Budget-Friendly Tow Bar

While car-mounted is an older style of tow bar, the Acclaim can get you a lot of the same benefits and features of a modern tow bar at a more affordable price. This is a solid option if you are only flat towing occasionally or looking to stay on-budget.

Easy Hookup with Telescoping and Self-Aligning Arms

Blue Ox Acclaim Self-Aligning Arms

The arms on the Acclaim are designed to make hooking up super easy. They give you a lot of flexibility for getting your toad (towed vehicle) connected to your RV, without the need for your vehicle to be perfectly level or in the exact right spot. The telescoping arms extend to the needed length and angle to reach the ball mount.

The Acclaim in particular can be really easy to use because of how you hook it up. You start with only one arm attached to the base plate, then get the coupler connected to the ball mount. Having only one arm attached gives you a lot more freedom to maneuver, and with the coupler secured, the tow bar will hold itself up as you work on getting the other arm attached. You won't strain your back wrestling with a heavy tow bar.

Once you're all hooked up, slowly pull forward and the Acclaim's self-aligning arms will fully extend and lock into the towing position. Double check that the arms are properly latched and you'll be ready to hit the road!

Non-Binding for Easy Disconnect

Uneven ground and sharp angles can put the arms of the tow bar in a bind and make them stiff and immoveable. Once you get to your destination, the last thing you need is to spend several minutes wrestling, yanking, and kicking at them to get your car disconnected.

Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Arms

Instead, get out of a bind in one easy step. Simply press down on the Acclaim's non-binding levers to disengage the internal latches in the arms. This releases the pent-up pressure so you can unhook and get on with your adventure.

Sturdy Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox Acclaim Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox tow bars have triple-lug brackets to create an extra-secure connection to the base plate. It's a small detail with big benefits, as this crucial component of your flat tow setup is guaranteed to be tight and sturdy.

Simple Storage: Car-Mounted Tow Bar

When you're not towing, the Blue Ox Acclaim stays mounted on the front of your car. It takes a couple of steps to secure it in place, but once you get the hang of it, it will be quick and easy to do.

Blue Ox Acclaim Easy Storage

To store the tow bar, disconnect the arm on the driver's side and then uncouple from the ball mount. The tow bar folds up against the front of your car, with the arms stacked on top of each other. Secure it with the included pins and you'll be set to drive around on your adventure; just be careful pulling into a parking spot as you'll need several inches of extra clearance.

Of course, you can always detach the tow bar from the base plate completely and store it elsewhere - but keep in mind, while this is one of the lighter tow bars out there, if you are flat towing frequently, you probably won't want to remount it for each trip. You can keep the Acclaim perched on the front of your car, ready to go, and you won't have to find a place in your car or RV to store it.

For added protection, slip on the Blue Ox tow bar cover (BX88156 - sold separately) to keep the Acclaim clean and dry.

Vinyl-Coated Safety Cables Included

Blue Ox Acclaim Safety Cables

Included with this tow bar are 2 coiled safety cables rated at 5,000 lbs. These cables, required by law, will keep your toad behind your RV if there's ever an accidental disconnect while towing. The steel S-hooks on each end of the cables connect to the toad's base plate and the RV's trailer hitch. The rubber tabs will help the hooks stay connected.

The coiled design of these cables prevents them from dragging on the ground and getting damaged, and the vinyl coating keeps them safe from the elements so that they last you the life of the tow bar.

What You Need to Flat Tow

Flat towing can be a much more convenient way to take your car RVing with you than using a trailer or a tow dolly. It'll save you storage space both at home and at the campsite, and it takes less time and hassle to hook up.

To flat tow your vehicle, there are 5 basic components you're going to need: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a flat tow braking system.

For the RV Between the RV and Towed Car For the Towed Car
Hitch with ball mount and ball Tow bar Base plate
Wiring plug Safety cables Braking system
Wiring adapter cord Wiring kit/diodes

The custom-fit base plate installs on the frame of your toad so you can connect the car to your RV with a tow bar. Hook up safety cables between the vehicles to ensure that the toad does not separate from the motorhome if the tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring syncs your vehicle's signal lights with your motorhome's tail lights, as required by law in most states. Finally, the flat tow braking system - also required in most states - activates the brakes in the toad when you hit the brakes in the RV, making for smoother, safer braking, and preventing wear on your motorhome.

BX4330 Blue Ox Towbar Acclaim for 2" Ball - Non Binding - Vehicle Mounted Towbar - Coupler Style - 5K Rating

Installation Details BX4330 Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Acclaim Non-Binding Tow Bar - Coupler Style for 2" Ball - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs - BX4330

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (149 Customer Reviews)

Get a budget-friendly tow bar that's also user-friendly. Arms pivot easily for hookup, and the non-binding levers ensure you can disconnect quickly on any terrain. Mounts and stores on the front of your car while you drive around town.


The mechanism used to control the hitch has been changed, and the physical size interferes with the ability for the hitch to fold so it can be stored on the towed vehicle.

The older mechanism doesn't have this problem.

I found an older used version of the tow bar, and I would like to return the new version of the bar.


It works well very easy to install I did have one near miss one of the snap pins that goes on the actual towing pin came off not sure how but I have been RVing for a long time and have been in the habit of walking around my rig at stops. Maybe a better style of safety pin is needed as this would have been catastrophic.


You need to forewarn customers that their base plate cannot be wider than 37" or this tow bar won't sork on your vehicle! I had to have an attachement piece welded onto the tow bar to resolve this issue, and it still doesn't hold on the car like it is supposed to.


I can only speak for myself but this model Tow Bar came along just at the right time. Recently I had some minor hand surgery that went bad and left my right hand total useless and unable to lift or hold anything in it. I had been using a regular Blue Ox tow bar, which work great but was very difficult for me to handle and hold up while connecting to toad and motor home. The Acclaim stays hooked up to the toad all the time so I only have to disconnect the one arm and swing it around to the other side and connect the one pin. With it staying connected I don't have to support all the weight of the tow bar and hooking it to the motor home with the ball hitch is a piece of cake. Before I had to support the bars with my leg and I ruined countless pairs of pants with grease spots from the ends of the tow arms. So if you are handicapped in any way this bar makes it much easier to hook up.



Still think this is one of the easiest tow bars to use. Connecting and disconnecting has never been easier. my physical condition has not changed, if anything it has gotten worse but im still able to hook up out toad by myself which helps my attitude tremendously. Thanks for making such a great tow bar!!


Fast shipping tow bar as described decent price
Only complaint is ordered base plate at same time only to find out not in stock
But hit my credit card with charge so I have 573 dollars on card and no product


While the quality of this units seems excellent, and it is a good price, I was unable to use it in my setup. I Bought it to go with the Blue Ox base plate for a 2014 Chevy Spark. That base plate sets the tow bar connections 23" above the ground. This tow bar requires a 7" rise from the base plate connection to the hitch. Meaning 30" above the ground at the hitch. In my rig, this would require a hitch riser of over 12". I have no complaints about the tow bar, however, it is not a good option with the 2014 Spark Blue Ox base plate.

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Jenny N.


You are on the right track with wanting the tow bar and base plate to be as level as possible. The tow bar does need to be the safe zone with no more than three inches above or below level. You had it a bit reversed with the measurements. If your hitch is 30 inches from the ground to the receiver and with the base plate connection point being 23 inches from the ground to the connection point, then the best solution would be to use a ball mount with a seven-inch d r o p . I see that you opted to change the tow bar and go with Roadmaster tow bar, part # RM-525. To make that tow bar level you are also going to need a high low adapter to lower the tow bar. You can use part # RM-070 for a 4-inch d r o p or part # RM-076 for a six-inch d r o p. Both are rated at 6,000 pounds.


The tow bar works great! The pressure release handles are very convenient and the bar stores quite well when not in use. (you do have to keep it in mind when parking the car nose in)

Cam L.


Great! Love how easy it is to attach and disconnect. Toes nice and smooth.

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Mike L.


@CamL We're glad to hear that your Blue Ox # BX4330 tow bar has worked well for you!


have not been able to use it. I need the attachment for my 2015 Honda Civic. Please send me the correct assembly order so I can make this purchase and put the tow bar to use.
Thank you Daniel Hawkes

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Katrina D.


Unfortunately, there are no base plate options available for your 2015 Honda Civic. This is why you did not receive the correct one for your vehicle.


Everything I've ordered from etrailer has been correct and delivered on time. The Blue Ox tow bar has worked flawlessly.


Had to do some grinding to stow the much as you charge you should add a cover to keep it pretty.Great product would highly recommend and would buy again.Same with the base plate I bought from you earlier.Id give you a 4 7/8 star .very fast free shipping


Everything as advertised. Followed the videos and instructions for installing the base plates and tow bar and all were good. Did a test pull today and it towed great, straight as a dye. I only have 2 suggestions. There was no mention in the video of the space plate, which was included. Figured it out. Second suggestion, Install a 2" ball on your work bench and adjust the receiver to it. The instructions tell you what socket to adjust it with but that could have been done on the bench before shipping. Great product, so excited. We are off on a few hundred mile trip with the Fit behind the motorhome Wednesday. So excited. No more tow dolly.


Have used other model Blue Ox tow bars and have been very satisfied. Expect the same on this one


Works fine on my HHR, but will not fold up for storage on the car due to the mounting point being too close together on the base plate. Make sure to check your width, if it’s too narrow you have to dismount it.


These are so easy to use! Simply unlock the arms, put the pins in the vehicle being towed, hitch to the tow vehicle, and walla, drive!


Very easy to install, I use it to tow a jeep wrangler over 300 miles. I made several stops along the way to inspect all the connections, but I never had to make any adjustments to it. very well made, couldn't be happier. It worked perfect right out of the box, no adjustments had to be made.


Great tow bar! Simple to use and easy to store.

by: 12/26/2021

It worked wonderful. We are very pleased!! It pulled my chevy truck great. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking. Price was great and you followed through after the sale. Thank you!

Carolyn D.


Will be using it again in a couple weeks hopefully! But it worked like a gem !


in 5 min. im on the road


A very high quality product- great fit and very robust. Works perfectly.


I haven’t installed everything yet but the delivery was prompt. Communication and follow up with this order was exceptional! I will definitely order from them again.


This is a great tow bar. Use it to tow a jeep TJ to desert.


Arrived on time. Works on my iM Toyota. I like this better than the 2" received models for motorhomes for towing 5000 lbs or less. Much easier and quicker to connect. This hitch folds and stays on the car while traveling. Always pleased with the service from!



This is the second Blue Ox Unit I have owned. The first for a motorcoach and the second to make transfers with my 3500 pickup. Love the tow bar. Much easier to connect than the receiver type - and - stows on the front of my Toyota iM. Blue Ox products are first class and I always purchase from Etrailer if they stock it because of the professionalism and service.


I have used this model of Blue Ox hitch for years without problems. This is my third as I sell the old ones with the towed vehicles each time. The speed of delivery and price from etrailer can't be beat. Great service. Great price. Thank you.


Once I read the directions, it was easy to connect. Female tower.


We use the Blue Ox tow bar to tow our jeep behind our motorhome. Easy to hook up and works perfectly.

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