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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # BLU74FR
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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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Blue Ox base plates part number BLU74FR 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 - BLU74FR

  • 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: 35"
  • Bracket height: 19"
  • 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.



BX2418 Blue Ox Baseplate - Removable Tabs

Replaces BX2412

Installation Details BLU74FR Installation instructions

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Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - BLU74FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 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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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

Easy to install. Used them to tow my 2017 ram rebel to ms.and back to wi.worked great .




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Extremely happy with the delivery time! The company installing my baseplate could not get this part in time for my complete install so my contact person said if I could get it any faster, feel free. Bottom line, I’m getting everything installed today and will be on the road exactly as planned.
I’ve ordered many items from etrailer, now I know why! I will keep ordering from you as well. Thanks!!




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2017 Lincoln MKC

Very well engineered, installation was as advertised




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2016 Ram 1500



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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star
    The Lone Star is essentially the Big Horn so you'll need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU74FR for your 2017 Ram 1500. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. If you do not have all of these components just let me know and I can make some additional recommendations for you.
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  • Does Curt Tow Bar C26FR Work With Blue Ox Base Plate BLU74FR
    Yes, the Curt tow bar you asked about is compatible with the BX2418 base plates that fit a 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT. The BX2418 is listed as a different part number on our website, so what you will need are the following: - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU74FR - Curt Rambler Steel Tow Bar for Curt and Blue Ox Base Plates # C26FR I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well if you'd like to take a look.
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  • Base Plate Fit for 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU74FR is not a fit for your 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn. It is only a confirmed fit for 2016-2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn model years. The proper fit for your truck is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1986. If you are interested in recommendations for a complete system to go with these base plates, let me know and I'd be happy to assist.
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  • Wiring 2019 Ram 1500 to be Flat Towed Behind RV
    When wiring up your 2019 Ram 1500 so that it accepts the signal lights from your RV, you will indeed need to probe/test the wiring behind the tail lights for function to ensure you are making the correct connections. The process should not be any different for your truck's LEDs than with standard incandescent bulbs. If you already have a wiring kit and it does not include diodes, these will still need to be added to prevent feedback to the RV. We do have diodes available with part # RM-792....
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plates for 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn
    I have a solution for you, but the Blue Ox # BX1682 are not a confirmed fit on the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn edition. Instead, you'll need to use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU74FR, which are compatible with Blue Ox Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars. There are some other parts that you might need in order to complete your flat towing package for a 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn, like tow bar wiring, safety cables, supplemental braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ram 1500
    I really like the Blue Ox base plate kits and tow bars as we have found them to be the easiest to connect/disconnect from and also they are really high quality and hold up well over time. So the first thing you need is a base plate kit for your 2018 Ram 1500 so for that you'd want the # BLU74FR. 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...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Components For A 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn 4x4
    The baseplate for your Jeep will not fit your 2019 Ram 1500 so you'll need a new base plate. Since there are a few options with the Longhorn model I have a few options below based on the body/bumper: Classic body plastic bumper # BX2409 Classic body metal # BLU74FR New body # BLU99FR These baseplates are compatible with your Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar so that you don't have to purchase any additional adapters. To transfer your motorhome's braking and turn signals through the tail lights...
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  • Can 2020 Dodge Ram Classic 4x4 be Flat Towed Behind Motorhome
    I pulled up the owners manual of your 2020 Ram 1500 Classic 4x4 and it can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. You'll need to have the transmission in park and the transfer case in neutral. Check page 229 of your owners manual for more info. For a base plate kit you'd want the part # BLU74FR if you have an SLT or part # BX2409 for a Tradesman or Express. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking...
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  • Parts for Flat towing 2019 Ram Laramie 1500
    2019 was a split model year for the Ram 1500 where they produced two distinct models, the 1500 Classic which is mechanically identical to the 2018 model and the 1500 Ram with is the all new model, the first model year of the 5th generation. If you have the 1500 Classic, you'd need the # BLU74FR Blue Ox base plate, which is compatible with the Laramie trim. The base plates will work with the Blue Ox Acclaim, Adventurer, Aladdin, Allure, Alpha, Avail, Aventa, and Trion tow bars. You'll...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ram 1500
    To flat tow your 2018 Ram 1500 you'll need a base plate kit installed first. For that you'll want the # BLU74FR for if you have a Big Horn, Laramie, or Rebel. If you have a Sport or Express instead you'd want the part # BX2409. You'll need a higher capacity tow bar too for your truck like the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7380 which has a 6,500 lb capacity and would work well. This comes with safety cables too. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Ram 1500 Behind Berkshire XL40 Class A Motorhome
    We can help you assemble the various items needed to safely and legally flat tow your 2017 Ram 1500 behind your Class A motorhome. These items include base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring or lighting kit of some type, a supplemental braking system and usually also a high/low hitch adapter (to keep the tow bar level) and a wiring extension kit. I linked several pertinent articles, both on flat towing in general and on several of these specific components. Starting with base...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn
    The curb weight I'm seeing for your 2017 Ram 1500 Longhorn is 5,700lbs so you'll want to be careful not to load up your truck and exceed the 6,500lbs weight capacity of your Blue Ox Alpha 2 tow bar # BX7380. To flat tow your vehicle you'll also need tow bar wiring, a base plate, a braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154. This wiring kit will splice into your vehicle's...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT
    I would be happy to help you find a base plate kit for your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT truck. I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms item # BLU74FR. 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. Here is a list of recommendations...
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  • Recommended Blue Ox Base Plate For 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn
    The best option for a base plate on the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BLU74FR which is designed for the Ram Big Horn and will work well with the Blue Ox Avail tow bar part # BX7420. I have attached a video of the Blue Ox Base Plate for your reference. To flat tow the 2018 Ram 1500, you will also need safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter. I have made a list of my recommendations for other parts needed to...
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  • Recommended Flat Tow System for 2017 Ram 1500
    The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU74FR comes with the brackets, hardware, safety cables, and removable arms. You will also need locktite # LT37420 for best results. You will need sockets and a torque wrench like # ALL944001 as well. Then to complete your flat towing system, I recommend the following: *Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 10,000 lbs # BX7420. *Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 for tow bar wiring. This will give you...
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  • How to Use the Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar on a 2017 Ram 1500
    The correct base plate kit you will need to use the Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar part BX7335 on your 2017 Ram 1500 is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BLU74FR if you have the Rebel, Big Horn, Laramie, or Laramie Longhorn; part # BX1986 if you have the Tradesman or Limited; and part # BX2409 if you have the Sport or Express edition. I have attached an install video on each of these kits for you. The correct flat-tow wiring harness I recommend for you is the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock
    We do indeed have the parts needed for you to flat tow your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, which I'll go ahead and list out for you: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU74FR - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7420 - Wiring Kit: Demco 4-Diode Universal Towed Vehicle Wiring Kit # DM9523010-54 - Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # DM86VR I verified with Blue Ox for you that the base plates do fit your 2021 Ram 1500...
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