Blue Ox Baseplate

Blue Ox Baseplate

Item # BX1721

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List Price: $529.00

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Build a Blue Ox Baseplate Package

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

5 reviews

Michael Burmer 04/27/2018

For my 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 Crew Cab Short Box I bought the Blue Ox Acclaim package and got what I believe is the best deal after searching the web and local vendors. I then had a question regarding supplemental brakes and received a call before normal business hours the following morning which led to an additional purchase of the SMI Duo brake system. I received excellent service and response and delivery was prompt with everything packaged very well. Installation instructions were spot on with the exception of the bumper modifications. I was able to remove about 3/16" of metal on the outside edge of the bumper brace on both sides with a cutoff wheel and install the bumper. No need to cut off the braces.
Everything fits great and is... Read More

Donald Baker 03/03/2018

Received the base plate and all instructions and mounting hardware in 3 days. HitchSource provided everything I needed to complete the job on my 2015 Chevy Colorado to flat tow behind out motor home.
Great prices and service. I rate them as Excellent. Will use them again.

Lee Neff 09/29/2016

This is the third baseplate I have installed and the hardest, only because you have to remove and trim so much stuff. The actual installation didn't take long once all that was done. It fit good and looks good.
The shipping time was great. Very happy!

Larry Eckerley 03/11/2016

Very good product. I installed the base plate on a new truck I purchased while on vacation in Florida and did the installation in the campground with the tools I carry with me, so it is not a difficult installation. On the 2016 GMC Canyon the instructions say to pull up on the base plate before tightening the bolts, if you do this the part of the base plate that holds the removable pins will hit the grill. I suggest you place the grill on the truck to center the pin holders in the grill before tightening the bolts. I only had to cut off one end of the bumper in order to get it to fit.

William Thorup 02/27/2015

Installation of the Blue Ox #1721 baseplate on the 2015 Chevy Colorado was quite easy. Cutting the metal brackets from the original bumper, as shown in the instructions, is not necessary. One should try putting the bumper on fits.
This recommendation was passed on to the people at Blue Ox.

This product fits the following vehicles:

2015-2018 CHEVROLET Colorado (4WD) (Includes Denali)
Installation Time: 3.5 Hours
--Baseplate tab width: 27"
--Baseplate tab height: 23"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Requires some trimming of the air dam.
--Tow hooks must be removed and remain off the vehicle after installation.
--The vehicle must have factory tow hooks to mount the bracket to.

2017-2018 CHEVROLET Colorado ZR2
Installation Time: 3.5 Hours
--Baseplate tab width: 27"
--Baseplate tab height: 25"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Bumper fascia must be removed and replaced during installation.
--Requires some trimming of bumper (fascia, plastic, and/or grill).
--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.

2015-2018 GMC Canyon (4WD) (Includes Denali)
Installation Time: 3 Hours
--Baseplate tab width: 27"
--Baseplate tab height: 23"
--Recommended wiring: Bulb and Socket Kit" or LED Wiring Kit (Clear)" or LED Wiring Kit (Red)"
--Requires some trimming of the air dam.
--Tow hooks must be removed and remain off the vehicle after installation.
--The vehicle must have factory tow hooks to mount the bracket to.

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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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