Base Plates Great Tow. Less Show.
Choosing Blue Ox® is like having a baseplate custom-made for your vehicle. Our baseplates are easy on your suspension and even easier on the eye. We've designed them with hidden reinforcement. We do not offer a one-size-fits-all support system, but rather a system that is shock absorbing and
integrated into the individual bumper frame or unibody with the bumper design of your vehicle. Our philosophy is to let the baseplate torsion, or flex, similar to receiver hitches allowing the baseplate to absorb the forces of towing rather than rigidly transferring the forces to the frame of the vehicle. It truly is just like having a baseplate custom-made - only faster.
Competitive models have an exposed cross support beam that protrudes from the bumper. That method increases the weight you're carrying, takes longer to hookup and also exposes the baseplate to potential damage from curbs. As the photo above indicates, our baseplates don't detract from your vehicle's appearance.
No other tow bar manufacturer offers as many connections to as many different vehicles as BlueOx®. Our exclusive manufacturing techniques ensure unparalleled strength and durability, so whether you are driving a new Jeep® or a '72 Ford® pickup, you'll find the right connections with Blue Ox®.
For secure, stable towing without the"towcar" look, choose BlueOx®. Just name the make and model you want to tow, and your Blue Ox® dealer will match it with an all-welded design that:
1. Bolts securely to the chassis
2. Spreads towing force equally without undue stress
3. Keeps the weight placed on your suspension to a minimum
4. Provides a clean-looking front bumper
5. Looks great
All Blue Ox® baseplates include electric rods for mounting the electrical receptacle and have convenience links for easily attaching towing safety cables. Safety cables for attaching the baseplate to the car also comes standard for added security. Newer model baseplates have breakaway brackets provided for mounting your emergency breakaway system. All Blue Ox® tow bars will fit Duncan brackets, and vice versa. Adapters may be required. All Blue Ox® baseplates come with a three year warranty.