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Old 02-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Blue ox and towing

I have a ford focus right now that's set up for towing behind my 40' Winnebago using the blue ox tow bar. Is the tow bar itself universal or is it mated to the tow plate for each unique vehicle. ie
Can I get a tow plate installed on a dodge ram pickup and use the same tow bar that I used to tow my focus?



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Old 02-23-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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Yes, the base plates that connect to the car are sometimes specific to the towed car but the tow bar should work with the appropriate base plate. Check with Blue Ox for specific details.

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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Subject to weight restrictions on the BlueOx model that you are using, just change the base plate. \ken
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The towbars are universal, I use mine to tow several different vehicles behind
both motorhome and pick up.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:22 AM   #5
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Make sure your new baseplate is a Blue Ox and you'll be fine...
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:40 AM   #6
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Base plates are car spacific, tow bars are weight rated. They use there own connector system that can be adapted to your application. Best bet is to stick with one manufactuer for base plate and tow bar. Good luck.

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