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Old 09-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Is this a blue ox baseplate on this 2006 jeep liberty?

Im thinking about buying a third hand 2006 jeep liberty diesel (crd engine). The guy I'm buying from is the second owner, and he doesnt know anything about towing, tow bars, or base plates and doesnt know what a blue ox is. he says there is no brand name written on it, and sent me this photo. For those that have a similar Jeep LIberty, does this look familar to you? Is it a Blue Ox? I want to buy the Blue Ox Aventa LX and it would be great if this base plate thats already on the vehicle would fit, it would save me a few hundred bucks.
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Looks like the Blue Ox setup that I have on my CRV.
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It looks a Blue Ox baseplate with removable tabs.
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If you buy it, and he doesn't have the tabs that go in those round holes, make sure you order a pair when you get the towbar.

And yes, it looks like the Blue Ox towbar on our Wrangler.

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It does look like the Blue Ox system.. The round tabs that fit into those holes come in four different lengths.. The diameters of all four are the same .
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It is definately a Blue Ox base plate, I can tell from the rust. I have had Blue Ox base plates on three vehicles and also have the Sport Loader for my motorcycle. I have found Blue Ox products to be mechanically top knotch except for their lousy powder coating, base plates start rusting within months and all of the powder coat on the Sport Loader either rusted through or peeled off after about a total of four months on the truck.
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It looks like the Blue Ox base plate I have on a CR-V. You're correct for checking since you'll need to match the towbar manufacture to the base plate manufacture.

I don't see the tabs as mentioned above.. See attached photo.
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Batman , thanks for posting the pic .That will clarify things. The tab I was referring to is the silver thing in the left pic that fits into the hole in the right pic. It is those silver things that come in different lengths . That is, the shank that fits into the hole can have 4 different lengths.. OP may need to measure this and call Blue Ox for correct part
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Looks exactly like the Blue Ox base plate on my '06 Liberty. The centerline of the tabs should be 20"
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:41 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! we bought it and also bought an aventa, just did our first TOAD ever today!
next week, gonna put in the M&G brake system
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