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Old 08-31-2022, 09:08 AM   #1
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Blue Ox Compatibility

I just bought a Blue Ox towbar system. All cables, chains, brake system. I just got a 2020 Ford Edge (a gift from my mother in law). I was hoping to have a Blue Ox baseplate installed but found out from Ford that this vehicle, which is automatic and All wheel drive, cannot be flat towed. My question is, if I buy a vehicle that already has a baseplate made by a different company, roadmaster etc... will I be able to connect it to my Blue Ox towbar.
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Old 08-31-2022, 09:13 AM   #2
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Probably yes. I have a Blue Ox towbar system, but the baseplates on the two vehicles I tow (not at the same time) have Demco baseplates, and I was able to get adapters from Demco to work with the Blue Ox towbar, although, getting the adapters for the Demco baseplate on our Jeep was a challenge.
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I've never used adapters for disparate equipment but the two most ubiquitous manufacturers, Roadmaster and Blue Ox both have adapter kits. Again, I haven't used them but hopefully you'll have people chime in that have or have better suggestions.

The Blue Ox appears to be a lot more expensive:

Blue Ox Tow Bar To Roadmaster Baseplate Adapter

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Roadmaster adapter to Blue Ox or Demco towbars:

RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter - etrailer

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Contact your baseplate company, my jeep wrangler DEMCO baseplate fit my Blue Ox Ascent without adapters. I imagine others require adapters.

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Probably yes, we bought a Toyota Yaris already equipped for flat towing last summer with a Roadmaster Base plate, and we had a Blue Ox Tow bar, and were able to get a Roadmaster to Blue Ox adapter Cross bar which had Blue Ox connectors. Another alternative might have been to get a Roadmaster tow bar connector, but that would not have worked well for us as we have another TOAD with a Blue Ox base plate.
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