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Old 05-31-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone set up a 2014 Buick Enclave for towing

Has anyone installed the Blue Ox baseplates on a 2014 Buick Enclave? Mine was installed yesterday and the plates for hooking the safety cables to extends so far out that it really looks bad. The tab inserts are well hidden but for some reason Blue Ox did not do a good job on hiding the safety cable brackets where you attach the cables. My installer also installed an Air Force One and a light connection and it all shows to much also. The rest of the work is good but I am really displeased on having to drive my new vehicle when not towing it with our coach. Maybe I can have someone to rework it because the installer said he had to do everything by the book and that may be correct but placement on some of the things like the breakaway switch, air connection, and light socket connection could have been placed further back toward the engine. But with Blue Ox's safety chains plate sticking out so far I guess he thought it did not matter. Just wanted to see if anyone has had this issue.

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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I suspect that Buick changed the lower grill design somewhat and Blue Ox hasn't updated their base plate shape to match. Have you called them about it? They can't afford to redesign base plates every year for every car, but they do respond to customer complaints if there are enough.

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Old 10-02-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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Can you post a picture of your enclave/blueox installation?
Corey and Tammi
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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My 2010 Enclave is the same. The chain hooks are plainly visible. I don't let it bother me. I love the car and it tows beautifully. Have pulled it 20,000+ miles.
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