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Blue Ox Base-Plate and Receiver Lock Kit Review

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Review of the Blue Ox Base-Plate and Receiver Lock Kit


Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Base Plate and Receiver Lock Kit with Four Locks. That's going to be part number BX88177. This four lock kit is perfect for securing your entire flat tow set up, all the way from your receiver hitch on your RV to the base plate on your vehicle. All of our locks are keyed alike and they do come with two sets of keys for each lock. Each one of our locks is going to feature a nice rubber dust cover, which is going to keep the dirt, debris, and moisture from getting into the lock cylinder. Our locks have a steel construction and they have a chrome plating, so they'll look nice for a long time. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how easy it is to use them. We already have one of our 5/8 locks securing our high low adapter to our RV's hitch. Let's show you how we get the other ones installed.

Our kit's going to come with two 5/8 locks and two 1/2 inch locks. The 5/8 locks are going to secure our hitch or our high low adapter and our tow bar to the RV. Our 1/2 inch locks are going to attach our base plate to our tow bar itself. We can start by removing the pinning clip from the tow bar on our high low adapter. Then if we take our lock and the supplied key, we can flip open the dust cover on our lock, turn it a quarter turn, and we can remove the lock. Now all we need to do is push it through our adapter and through the tow bar.

Then we can push the lock all the way in and turn the key, remove it, and push the cover on. Now we can move over to the tow bar. Now if we get ready to hook up our tow bar onto our base plate, we can then take our locks for the 1/2 inch, remove the dust cover and again, quarter turn of the key and we can remove the lock. These are designed to fit perfectly through our tow bar and through the base plate. We can insert our lock and we can take the end, push it all the way on and turn the key, which will lock it into place. Now we can put our dust cover on to keep any dirt and debris and moisture from getting in the lock cylinder.

We can go ahead and do the same thing on the other side. With all the locks in place, now we can hit the road and know that everything is secure. That will finish up our look at the Blue Ox Base Plate and Receiver Lock Kit with Four Locks, part number BX88177.


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