Blue Ox Baseplate

Blue Ox Baseplate

Item # BX1986

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List Price: $529.00

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$430.00
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Blue Ox reliability and performance with the ability to remove the visible portion of the Base Plate when you're not towing the vehicle. So hidden you have to know what you are looking for to see it. Towed car to road car in seconds.


Blue Ox tow bar base plates:
  • Designed specifically for your vehicle for maximum performance and ease of installation.
  • Includes installation instructions and installation hardware.
  • Install it yourself and save, or have your local auto shop, body shop, or RV shop install it for you.
  • Includes removable baseplate tabs that when removed, make the mounts virtually invisible.
  • Designed to work with virtually any tow bar.
  • Base plates uniquely manufactured for unparalleled strength
  • Blue Ox base plates are designed to use existing attachment points on the vehicle undercarriage.
  • No welding required to install these base plates!
  • In most cases Blue Ox base plates attach through the grille. This means no dragging or scraping on the ground!
  • All Blue Ox baseplates come with a 3 year warranty!
  • Made in USA!
Removable Base Plates

About Blue Ox Tow Bar Baseplates:
  • Every Blue OX base plate is designed with your safety in mind. Each towbar base plate is then "real-world" tested to validate their safety and durability.
  • Blue Ox tow bar base plates are custom made for specific vehicles to ensure easy installation and the best possible fit.
  • Every towbar base plate is powder coated by baking particles of pigment onto the metal surface. This creates a glossy, uniform, and durable finish that will protect your tow bar base plate for years to come.
  • Blue Ox is always working to provide the best quality products with easy to use design They currently offer towbar brackets for over 2000 vehicle models.
Note: Before installing a tow bar base plate, make sure your vehicle is capable of being towed. Verify that your towbar is rated for more than the weight of your vehicle. Always use hardware supplied in the hardware kit or existing hardware specified in the installation instructions. See the owners manual or contact your dealership.

Search for Blue Ox tow bar base plates for another vehicle or browse our Blue Ox Tow Bars.
Manufacturer: Blue Ox

4 reviews

Lou Conte 11/26/2015

Easy install, I removed the bumper (6 bolts), by doing so it opened up the front of the truck so everything was much more accessible. If you are laying on your garage floor installing the mounts removing the bumper is the way.

Garry Ames 03/01/2012

Great product, very fast delivery, and the company was a great help in ordering this baseplate, would do business again.

William Humphreys 12/02/2011

The Hitch Source was an excellent choice for me to obtain my Blue Ox base plate. They were prompt in their delivery and knowledgeable about the product. Blue Ox needs to modify their instructions in the following manner; instead of drilling an 1-1/4" diameter hole to insert the nuts into the frame rail, simply remove 6 bolts that hold the bumper in place and expose the inner frame rail from the front. Then the nuts can be threaded on easily, and drilling a large hole in the back of the frame extension was not on my wish list!

John Howard 08/19/2010

Hitch Source was great to work with, they didn't have my base plate in stock but worked with me so that I would have it in time to install myself before we left on our trip. They even bumped up the shipping without any more cost to me. They also have the best price on the internet.


This product fits the following vehicles:

2009 DODGE Ram Pickup 1500 (2WD/4WD, not Sport model)
Installation Time: 3 Hours
Notes:
--Baseplate tab width: 34 1/2"
--Baseplate tab height: 18"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Requires some trimming of bumper (fascia, plastic, and/or grill).
--Requires some drilling (not major).
--Tow hooks must be removed and remain off the vehicle after installation.
--Baseplate has non-24" spaced attachment tabs. Requires either a motorhome mounted tow bar or an adapter to utilize a car mounted tow bar. The BX88153 adapter can not be used on non 24" baseplates. See "Accessories" on back page. Tow bar adapters are not to be used with vehicles weighing over 5000 lbs.
--The optional brush guards interfere with mounting the baseplate. Part # BX3502 center section for the Samurai is compatible.

2010-2012 RAM Trucks Ram 1500 (Metal Bumper)
Installation Time: 3 Hours
Notes:
--Baseplate tab width: 34 1/2"
--Baseplate tab height: 18"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Requires some trimming of bumper (fascia, plastic, and/or grill).
--Requires some drilling (not major).
--Tow hooks must be removed and remain off the vehicle after installation.
--Baseplate has non-24" spaced attachment tabs. Requires either a motorhome mounted tow bar or an adapter to utilize a car mounted tow bar. The BX88153 adapter can not be used on non 24" baseplates. See "Accessories" on back page. Tow bar adapters are not to be used with vehicles weighing over 5000 lbs.
--The optional brush guards interfere with mounting the baseplate. Part # BX3502 center section for the Samurai is compatible.

2013-2017 RAM Trucks Ram 1500 (Metal Bumper) (Includes EcoDiesel)
Installation Time: 3 Hours
Notes:
--Baseplate tab width: 34 1/2"
--Baseplate tab height: 18"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Requires some trimming of bumper (fascia, plastic, and/or grill).
--Requires some drilling (not major).
--Tow hooks must be removed and remain off the vehicle after installation.
--Baseplate has non-24" spaced attachment tabs. Requires either a motorhome mounted tow bar or an adapter to utilize a car mounted tow bar. The BX88153 adapter can not be used on non 24" baseplates. See "Accessories" on back page. Tow bar adapters are not to be used with vehicles weighing over 5000 lbs.
--The optional brush guards interfere with mounting the baseplate. Part # BX3502 center section for the Samurai is compatible.



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Installation Instructions

Get everything you need to tow your vehicle behind your RV and save an additional 5% on the package! We have hand selected some of the top components for a complete towing kit below. If you have any questions, need help choosing, or just want to talk to an expert before buying, give us a call at (866) 305-8309. We offer the same great prices and discounts for phone orders.

Step 1: Choose Your Baseplate

This baseplate is designed specifically for your vehicle and includes all installation hardware and instructions.

Step 2: Choose Your Tow Bar

Choose the tow bar that fits your needs and your budget. Safety cables are always included in our Blue Ox tow bar packages at no additional cost. To ensure safe towing, verify that the weight of your vehicle is under the maximum rating of the tow bar you select.

Step 3: Choose Your Accessories

Your accessory kit includes the taillight wiring, electrical cable, and other components like tow bar covers, locks, electrical cables, etc. All kits come with the 7-way RV connector to 6-way round cable that is standard to most RV plugs. If your RV does not have the 7-pin RV blade style connector, contact us and we can substitute a different cable.

Step 4: Choose Your Braking System

Most state's laws require vehicle braking systems for vehicles over 3,000lbs. Below we offer our most popular models depending on your application. Feel free to call us if you have questions.

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