Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Blue Ox BX1122 base plate - Liberty frame damage

I noticed a small movement up and down while grasping the safety cable attachment holes on my base plate. I thought the bolts were loose, but inspection revealed they were tight, but the frame of my Liberty was torn, thus allowing the up and down motion by flexing the frame. The photo shows the location of the frame damage on the passenger's side. The driver's side was the same, but the horn prevented a good picture.

2005 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager, 2005 Jeep Liberty, Blue Ox base plate, tow bar and Apollo brake system. All purchased new and accident free.

If you tow a Jeep Liberty, I suggest you check your base plate for up and down motion. Eventually this problem will lead to a breakaway while towing.

Email me at: budgetbuster@live.com
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Blue Ox scan s.JPG
Views:	131
Size:	157.8 KB
ID:	5294  

doug127 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-09-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 16,446
Have you notified Blue Ox of the problem? They may want to re-design the base plate if that can happen.

Gary Brinck
2004 American Tradition; 2014 Buick LaCRosse
Homebase in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #3
andy5010's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 53
Just installed a Roadmaster base plate on 2005 Liberty Jeep toad behind a 2003 American Dream with Roadmaster tow bar (Falcon). Used all parts except new base plates for Jeep. Using same type of hidden (EZ) hook up as on the Saturn SC2 that I have pulled for 5 years. I have always check the plates before toad and the roadmaster as alway tight. The new base plates that I installed on jeep came with Red Locktight to install on the long bolts that go into the body-frame. I have always used Red Locktight on all critical bolts that can work loose. I know they make different brackets for the different cars and also different types of hook-ups from hidden to just bars that are attached. Roadmaster makes some of the best bracket I have seen and the construction is way overkill on capacity, but the liability is great!
Andy5010 / 2003 American Dream - ISL 370HP
Toad-05 Jeep Liberty - Base - Rapid City SD
andy5010 is offline   Reply With Quote

base plate, blue ox, frame damage, liberty

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Structual damage motorhome frame work Motorhome831 Monaco Owner's Forum 3 09-01-2010 08:27 AM
Base Plate Bracket help for my Toad Mel B Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 01-30-2009 02:25 PM
2008 Jeep Liberty Blue Ox Incurred Costs SideRoads Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 01-26-2009 05:41 PM
Grand Vitara Base Plate max49 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 8 05-04-2008 05:50 PM
Excel Broken Frame Factory Repairs Bob Wilson Excel Owner's Forum 10 08-30-2007 04:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.