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Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs

Blue Ox Tow Bars

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Code:   BX7365



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Blue Ox Tow Bars - BX7365

Tow your vehicle securely behind your RV with this durable steel tow bar. Hookup is a snap, even on unlevel ground, thanks to the unique swivel feature and self-aligning arms that automatically center and lock in place.


  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Swivel function makes it easy to connect, even on unlevel terrain
  • Self-aligning design - hook up to base plates on towed vehicle and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Triple-lug connection - sturdy brackets on the end of each tow bar arm provide reinforced connection to base plates
    • Each arm attaches and detaches from base plate with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motor home
    • Arms fold up, rotate down, and secure in place horizontally with the integrated hold-up bolt
  • Powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Rubber boots protect telescoping arms from dirt and grime
  • Safety cables included
  • Made in USA


  • Capacity: 6,500 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Compatibility: fits Blue Ox base plates
    • Can be adapted for use with Roadmaster base plates with the Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter (RM-033; sold separately)
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • 3-Year warranty

Swivel Function

Tow bars are notoriously difficult to connect and disconnect, especially on uneven surfaces. Rigid tow bars have arms that are essentially locked in place so you have to drive your towed vehicle into the exact position necessary for hookup. But with the Alpha, you can connect from the approximate towing position, even on unlevel terrain. The unique swivel design allows the tow bar arms to turn and pivot just enough to compensate for a slight height difference so you no longer have to worry about being on completely level ground.

Self-Aligning Design

The convenient, self-centering arms help to make hookup a snap as well. Once you have connected the tow bar to the base plates on your towed vehicle, simply drive your RV forward until the tow bar arms fully extend and lock in place.

Non-Binding Release Latch

Non-Binding Tow Bar

Blue Ox has defeated the age-old problem of binding by creating a tow bar that is just as easy to release as it is to hook up. Simply press down the locking handles on the tow bar arms until the internal latch disengages. By releasing some of the static pressure from your tow bar you can flex its arms just enough to make disconnecting from the base plates a snap, even when it's out of level with your RV.

Triple-Lug Bracket

Triple-Lug Connection

Blue Ox base plates on your vehicle are equipped with two tabs each that connect to the brackets on the ends of the tow bar arms. These brackets are referred to as "lugs." The unique triple-lug design of the Alpha tow bar creates a tighter, more stable connection by surrounding both base plate tabs. The result is a sturdy, reinforced connection that is stronger and more rigid for a safer, more dependable towing experience.

Hooking up the Alpha to your base plates is as simple as it is secure. Just insert the triple-lug end of the tow bar arm into the base plate so that the center lug is positioned between the two tabs of the base plate. Then insert the 1/2" keeper pin through the lugs and tabs and secure it at the end with the included quick pin.

Simple Storage

The Alpha can be easily stored on your RV when it is not in use. After disconnecting the tow bar from your towed vehicle, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side. You can then fold them up toward the RV and insert the integrated hold-up bolt into place on the hitch connector. Then pivot the arms down so that they are held firmly in place alongside the RV, parallel to its bumper.

BX7365 Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar

Video of Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs

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Video install blue ox tow bar 2004 mini cooper bx7365
Blue Ox Tow Bar Installation - 2004 Mini Cooper

Video Transcript for Blue Ox Tow Bar Installation - 2004 Mini Cooper

Today on this 2004 Mini Cooper were going to do a test fit of part number bx7365 from Blue Ox. This is their Alpha Tow Bar. Now were going to use a test stand to hold our tow bar up while we do our demonstration. Well go ahead and put it into our hitch and install the pin and clip. Now the tow bar is folded to the side, so well unfold it, well pull it up and over to the other side to release the pin that holds it in place. Once the pin is in the center of the slot, now we can go ahead and fold it down.

Well go ahead and take the arms and spread them apart a little bit and well twist it so you can see where it has its mobility right here. And, you can see on the arms, theres a label on the side to tell you which direction is up as we install it. Take one of the arms and extend it out to our vehicle. Well pull out the safety pin and the clip and well put it onto the tabs and our Cooper and well line it up, insert the pin and then the clip. We have one side done.

Lets go ahead and do the other side the same way. Once again well go ahead and slide the arm out and connect it to our tab. Now well go ahead and install the safety cables. Well disconnect the rubber strap from the end of the hook and attach it to the base plate and then well reinstall the rubber strap. This strap helps keep the hook in place on the base plate.

Well take it and stretch it out, take one loop of it and wrap it around the tow bar and connect it up to our stand. One down. Lets go ahead and do the other side. Well repeat the same process. With the tow bar and safety chain hooked up, well go ahead and pull back on the stand to show you how the arms will stretch out and into their locked position.

And, when you are done using the tow bar, well remove our safety cables and disconnect the arms. Then we can go ahead and fold them back up. And with that, thatll finish it for our test fit of part number bx7365 from Blue Ox, the Alpha Tow Bar, on our 2004 Mini Cooper.

Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar - Motor Home Mount - 6,500 lbs - BX7365

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis M.09/04/2013

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We purchased the Blue Ox Tow Bar to use behind our Class C Motorhome. It was easy to attach to the RV as well as the Honda Fit which we are towing. We haven't had a chance to use it since we received it, however, we have had nothing but glowing remarks about the Blue OX products from all our RV camping buds. ETrailer was very prompt in shipping this to us and even reduced the shipping time at no additional cost. We ordered this on Monday afternoon and it arrived by UPS at our residence on Thursday morning. Thanks ETrailer for your followup and your prompt shipping.98314

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom O05/18/2013

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The Tow bar appears well made and of highest quality. We replaced the standard pin with anti-rattle locking pin and my wife made a cover on her sewing machine for the stowed position. I like the fact that it stows well out of the way and our rear RV basement door opens without interference. All the controls and joints move easy enough and all that remains is putting some miles on it.80812

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony B.08/26/2012

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I just installed it on my coach and it seems to be exactly what I ordered, and looks like it will tow my vehicle without a problem. Construction is good, and unit feels sturdy. I'll be towing in a day or two and am confident that this unit will do exactly what I need.53087

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Martin B.01/18/2013

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Outstanding service. Very fast delivery. My first choice for anything trailer/towing related.63505

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Elmer T12/16/2011

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Blue Ox is the greatest. Hook up and storage is a plus. I have used this in the rain and is fast and easy to hook up. Had Car tow dolly before, this is so much better.28205

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe D02/12/2014

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Hi quality, as described. 116391

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Karl Klemme02/10/2014

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Great service, Looks to be a very good product, bwcause of weather, will be a bit before I can actually use it. THANK. CASEY, YOUR GREAT116137

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David G.02/07/2014

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Great product. Super fast shipping. Easy installation. Tested and works great. Thanks.116035

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: carlos l10/07/2013

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i haven't used the tow bar, but it looks great, shipping was much better than expected. 102861

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harry S07/31/2013

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etrailer filled and I received, this tow bar within 48 hours after I tried, for 6 weeks, to get the manufacturer,, to ship the same product. 92583

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hohn Has advertised06/28/2013

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as advertised, works great 86587

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don05/04/2013

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As advertised, quick delivery, Have purchased several item from etrailer with similar results. Will continue to use.79027

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rich E03/13/2013

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the tow bar came in good condition and looks good on the motorhome well wirth the price. Thank you Rich E70613

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ralph R.12/03/2012

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Well designed. Quite functional. 60507

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David R.10/18/2012

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It was just what I needed. I was very impressed with the service I received from etrailer.I received my purchase quicker than I expected and I love the FREE shiping. Thanks etrailer, I'll be back.57594

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: pam s09/04/2012

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my husband said it took him about 3 1/2 hours to put this on. he love love loves it. thank u53963

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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox with a Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar
  • To tow your 2012 Chevy Equinox your first priority would be to have a trailer hitch mounted to your RV that is capable of towing your vehicle. My research shows that the Equinox weighs approximately 4000 lbs, not including fluids and cargo, and that it is flat towable as is. You should also refer to your owners manual to confirm the flat towing procedures for you 2012 Chevy Equinox. The Reese Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch, # 82200, may be a good choice if the total weight of your Equinox
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  • Can a Blue Ox Tow Bar Be Used with Roadmaster Base Plates
  • In order for your Blue Ox Alpha to work with the Roadmaster Base Plates, you need an adapter like part # BX88178. In addition to the tow bar and base plates, you will need a system to join the tail lights of the motorhome to the tail lights of the towed vehicle. You will also need safety cables, and in many states, a supplemental braking system. The easiest lighting system to use is the Roadmaster Bulb and Socket Kit, part # RM-155. This kit is easy to install, an additional bulb passes th
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  • What Parts are Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Scion xB with Manual Transmission and No Fog Lights
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual for the proper procedure on towing the vehicle. If you find that the vehicle can be flat towed you will need 5 items. First, you will need base plates. These provide a safe and secure attachment point on the vehicle for a tow bar. For your xB without fog lights, you would need Roadmaster base plates, # 1187-1A. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Next, you will need a compatible tow b
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  • Blue Ox Tow Bar and Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 1988 Jeep Cherokee
  • The correct base plate kit for your 1988 Jeep Cherokee that would work with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 would be the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1110. With the proper tools this install would be something that you could do yourself. I will email you a copy of the installation instructions for this product for you to check out. The # BX1110 is also confirmed to work with the # BX7365. I did some checking and it looks like if your vehicle is 4WD then your vehicle is tow-able as-is. If
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  • Can the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Work on Base Plates with 18 inch Lug Spread
  • Yes, I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and she informed me that Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 that you referenced will work on base plates with 18 inch lug spread as long as you do not exceed the 6,500 lb weight capacity that these tow bars have. I attached an FAQ on Blue Ox tow bar features for you to check out also.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Ford Sport Trac Automatic Behind a Winnebago Adventurer
  • To flat tow your 2001 Ford Sport Trac Automatic behind your Winnebago Adventurer with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, # BX7365, you will need a base plate kit, light kit and supplemental braking system. Typically you would also need a set of safety cables, but they are included with the Alpha tow bar. Please note that if your vehicle is a 4wd automatic, then it is not towable. If your vehicle is a 2wd automatic, then you can use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX2166. This base plate kit is comp
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  • Using 2-1/2 Inch to 2 Inch Receiver Reducer # 58102 to Flat Tow Vehicle
  • A hitch reducer like the Draw-Tite # 58102 can be used to reduce your hitch opening from 2-1/2 inches to 2 inches so it will accept the shank of your Alpha Tow Bar and allow you to safely tow your Saturn Ion. I went ahead and called my contact at Blue Ox just to make sure, and he confirmed it for me.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Class A Holiday Rambler Arista 300
  • First, you will want to consult the Jeep owners manual to determine the proper procedure for towing. If you find that you can flat tow the Jeep, there are 5 items you will need to flat tow your 2012 Jeep Wrangler. First, you will need base plates to provide a secure attachment point for a tow bar. For your 2012 Wrangler, if you do not have an aftermarket bumper, you can use Blue Ox base plates, # BX1126. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Next, you will need
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Behind a Motor Home
  • First, you are going to want to check the owners manual on your 2010 Chevy Colorado to determine if it can be flat towed. I did some research and found that if you have a 2 wheel drive model with the 4L60E transmission, you would need a transmission lube pump kit from Remco to flat tow the truck. If you have a 2 wheel drive manual, the vehicle cannot be flat towed. And if you have a 4 wheel drive automatic or manual it is flat towable as is. Make sure to consult the owners manual to verify t
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Ford Escape Behind a 2012 Ford F-450 Class C Thor Chateau
  • According to the folks at Remco, in order to flat tow a 2012 Ford Escape you will need a lube pump kit to flat tow the vehicle. Consult the owners manual for more information. After you have the transmission lube pump kit there are 5 items you will need to flat tow the vehicle. First you will need base plates, # BX2605. These base plates are compatible with the certain tow bars, which is the second item you will need. The Alpha, # BX7365, will work with these base plates. The Alpha tow bar
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Honda Pilot with a 2013 Jayco Melbourne 28F Motor Home
  • You have come to the right place. The first thing you are going to want to look at is the vehicle owners manual for the manufacturer recommended towing method and if there are any special recommendations for your 2004 Honda Pilot. There are 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle: Base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates, there are several options, see link. If you like the Blue Ox products use # BX2227. These base plates are compatible
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Toyota Carolla
  • You will need several components to flat tow your 2010 Toyota Corolla with your 2010 Four Winds Freedom Elite. The first thing you will need is a tow bar like the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 that you referenced. Next you will need a set of base plates to provide the connection point from the tow bar to your vehicle. For that I recommend you get a Blue Ox Base Plate kit # BX3781. You will need safety cables too, for that I recommend Blue Ox 7 foot Safety Cables # BX88196. These cables ar
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  • Compatibility of Tow Bar with BX1120 Base Plates for 2004 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Blue Ox # BX1120 base plate is compatible with 2004 Jeep Wrangler models equipped with the double tube bumper. These base plates are indeed compatible with all Blue Ox Adventurer, Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars. According to my research, the BX8893 is not the part number of the tow bar itself, but is the part number of their Auto-Stop shank that replaces the original shank of an Aladdin or Alpha model tow bar. The Auto-Stop works by compressing when the tow vehicle brakes, a
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  • Tow Bar, Base Plates and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow 2012 Scion xB
  • In order to flat tow your xB, you will need a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, a wiring solution to provide lighting for the towed vehicle and a supplemental braking system. The Blue Ox Alpha tow bar you referenced would be a great choice that also includes safety cables. For base plates, the # BX3784 base plate kit is a fit for models equipped with fog lights. A good wiring solution is the LED Bulb and Socket Kit, # BX88267. This kit allows the flat towing wiring to remain completely
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Jeep Liberty Jet Edition Behind a Motor Home
  • The Blue Ox Alpha tow bar # BX7365 and the Blue Ox base plates for the 2012 Jeep Liberty, # BX1131, are compatible so you can use them together. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the base plates for you. The Jet addition does not affect the fit. The vehicle in the video is a Jet edition so installation on your Liberty will be the same. The Alpha tow bar also comes with safety cables so you will not need to add those. Next you will need a lighting solution. I
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Cadillac SRX Behind a Motor Home
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if it can be flat towed and if so if there are any special requirements or procedures you will need to follow. There are 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle if you determine it can be flat towed: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates we have the Roadmaster EZ kit # 523162-1 (will not fit turbo models). For a compatible tow bar, the most po
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Saturn Ion Behind a Motor Home
  • To determine if your specific 2006 Saturn Ion can be flat towed behind a motor home, the first thing you are going to want to do is check the owners manual. It will tell you if the vehicle can be flat towed and if there are any specific procedures or equipment that you will need. If your Saturn is NOT a Red Line and does not have the exterior performance package then you can use base plates # BX3325. If it is a Red Line use # BX3327. Next you will need a compatible tow bar. The Alpha, # BX
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  • Base Plates for a 1991 Jeep Wrangler with Aftermarket Smitty Built Bumper
  • As far as custom fit base plates for a 1991 Jeep Wrangler, we only have options for the factory U-Channel bumpers. You would have to use the Blue Ox bolt-on base plates, # BX88230. They will bolt to a flat part on the bumper. The bumper may need to be modified to use these brackets. I have linked the instructions for you. With the base plates installed you will then need a tow bar. Be sure you can properly space the base plates apart from each other and then you can use the Aventa LX tow bar
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • As long as the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of your 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe remains under 6,500 lbs, you can use the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar, # BX7365. I typically recommend using a larger tow bar like the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, # BX7445, with full size trucks and SUVs, but you can use any tow bar you would like as long as you remain under the weight capacity. Keep in mind, the tow bar is only one component of the flat tow setup. If you do not already have the other items, you will still need a
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for a 2010 Hyundai Elantra
  • My recommendation for you is a hitch mount style tow bar like the Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar, # BX7365, or the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520. These tow bars insert into the receiver of a trailer hitch, rather than attaching to a hitch ball. At this time, the coupler mount tow bars will only fit 2 inch hitch balls and would not work with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. When towing with a truck that has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, you could simply remove the ball mount from the receiver and insert
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Info for this part was:

Test Fit:
Joe V

Photos by:
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Expert Research:
Michael L

Video Edited:
Zack K

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Robert G

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Video by:
Joshua S

Expert Research:
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Expert Research:
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Updated by:
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Test Fit:
Shane T

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