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How Long to Install Blue Ox Base Plate Kit BX2633 On a 2012 Ford Focus  


Base Plate bx2633Ford Focus 2012 titanium how long for install ?and do you have something to hook up on the car from the 4 wire to to permanent box cover switch then to the RV thanks


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The install time for the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2633 will depend largely on your mechanical skills. Our installers normally set aside 4 hours or so for the install of a base plate kit but they are also videotaping the install. Which speaking of that I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well that shows the entire process.

If it were me trying to install a base plate kit I would set aside an entire day just to be cautious.

The most popular tow bar to use with this base plate kit is the # BX7380 which comes with safety cables.

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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