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Tow Bar Recommendation for Use with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on a 2012 Ford Focus

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Need to know what tow bar to use with the base plate for a 2012 ford focus titanium.

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The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2633 is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Ford Focus Titanium and would be a great choice as long as you don't have adaptive cruise control. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.

For a tow bar the most popular option we carry is the Alpha part # BX7380 that comes with safety cables and telescoping arms.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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