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Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading - 132 lbs

Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading - 132 lbs

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This side loader lets you easily load a kayak, ladder, or other gear on your roof rack without assistance. Padding protects your boat and vehicle. Accommodates vehicles of different heights. Easy, clamp-on installation to most crossbars. Call 800-298-1624 to order Rhino Rack accessories and parts part number RR-RUSL or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Rhino Rack products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading - 132 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Rhino Rack Accessories and Parts

  • Watersport Carriers
  • Load Assists
  • Rhino Rack

This side loader lets you easily load a kayak, ladder, or other gear on your roof rack without assistance. Padding protects your boat and vehicle. Accommodates vehicles of different heights. Easy, clamp-on installation to most crossbars.


Features:

  • Slide-out load assist makes it easy for 1 person to load a kayak, canoe, surfboard, or ladder onto their roof rack
    • Eliminates the need for a second set of hands while loading
    • Takes the strain out of lifting your cargo onto the roof
  • Integrated load stop helps prevent gear from sliding off the bar
  • Foam padding protects your boat and vehicle from scuffs and scratches
  • Telescoping pole provides additional support for loads greater than 44 lbs
    • Also helps you load gear on uneven terrain and on vehicles of different heights
  • Adjustable clamps allow load assist to be easily installed and removed from your existing roof rack crossbars - no drilling required
    • 6 Different clamp sizes accommodate most popular crossbar configurations
  • Heavy-duty storage bag included


Specs:

  • Application: Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero, Euro, and Heavy-Duty crossbars; Whispbar Flush, Through, Rail, and HD crossbars; and Thule AeroBlade and square crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 132 lbs
  • Vertical support pole measures:
    • 87-1/8" Extended
    • 35-5/8" Retracted
  • Overall length: 55-5/16"
  • Foam pad length: 23-5/8"
  • Crossbar mount spacing: 18-1/8"
  • 3-Year warranty


Rhino-Rack One-Person Boat Load

The Rhino-Rack universal side loader makes it easy for one person to load a kayak, canoe, surfboard, ladder, or other gear onto a vehicle's roof rack. A padded bar extends past the side of your vehicle and holds one end of your load up so you can pivot the other end onto your vehicle's roof. This eliminates the need for a second pair of hands while loading your gear. A telescoping pole helps accommodate for uneven terrain and adds support for heavier loads.


Quick and Easy Installation

Clamp Installation

This crossbar extension easily clamps onto most crossbars without the use of tools, and it can be installed on either side of your vehicle. Simply place the first clamp against the bottom of your crossbar and rotate the extension around so the second clamp can grab the top. Once it's secure, you're ready to load your gear.


Simple, 1-Person Loading

Rhino Rack Load Boat from Rear

To load your boat from the back of your vehicle, simply lean your boat or ladder against the extension at a 45-degree angle. The padded bar protects your boat from scratches and scuffs during the entire loading process.


Rhino Rack Pivot Boat into Place

Next, lift the rear end of the boat up so that it's level with your roof rack and set it on your vehicle's rear crossbar.


Rhino Rack Boat Installed

Finally, use the back end of the boat to lift the front end and pivot it into place on your vehicle's front crossbar. Once it's in place, secure your load with tie-down straps (sold separately).


Convenient Storage

Storage and Carry bag

After you've loaded and secured your boat, disconnect the side loader from your crossbars. Once disconnected, store the Side Loader in the included storage and carry bag.



RUSL Rhino Rack Universal Side Loader

Item # RR-RUSL

Installation Details RR-RUSL Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading - 132 lbs - RR-RUSL

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

This side loader lets you easily load a kayak, ladder, or other gear on your roof rack without assistance. Padding protects your boat and vehicle. Accommodates vehicles of different heights. Easy, clamp-on installation to most crossbars.

- RR-RUSL
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We are thrilled with how easily we can now load and unload our kayaks! Wahooo!



- RR-RUSL
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A good idea and the steel bars are well made. No way that it fits my Thule wing bars with Yakima Jay Low cradles. Fortunately, someone invented duct tape, zip ties and other assorted stuff, which allows me to use this as a square pipe attachment as long as I bring along a small ladder to secure the inward end of the pipe.



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I am 66 years old an knew I would have difficulty lifting my kayaks onto the roof of my vehicle. I knew that this loading accessory was not built for J style kayak holders, but thought that I could try to fit it anyway. The loader comes its several clamp types and I found that if I used clamps 1 and 2 instead to the 3 and 4 it called for in the directions for the Euro style roof rack that the system fit perfectly with the J Style carriers. How great is that! Loaded up my kayaks today with no problem. Great item.



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Works with the Inno Aero bars I just purchased from ETrailer for My Lexus RX 350. I got the Longest bars that would fit 54 from 51 rear that provide several inches of overhang. Rhino Rack side Lifter works well, I protected the towers with a cloth as the bar lays against the plastic towers. I was able to lift a 90 pound 16 foot OT discovery canoe onto the roof effortlessly.



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This works great. I had a 60 lbs canoe that was quite wide and a little cumbersome to work with but the Rhino loader made it easy. Be careful of the side of your car when you set it on the loader. But so easy to pick up end on the ground and lift it on to the car rack. Needed something to be able to load canoe by myself and this was great.



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The Rhino Rack side loading assist "works" as an extra arm for leverage regarding cartop carrying. My experience was mixed. First, the extentending pole which supports the actual loading arm is poorly manufactured of thin aluminum and plastic for obvious cost savings (no fault of etrailer.com). The twist-lock mechanism in the pole has no "stop/lock" feature so you can keep turning the pole which causes the pole to collapse. This is only slightly annoying. Next, placing the kayak against the loading padded arm appeared secure. The issue I had was not placing more than a third of my Ocean Malibu Two XL (68 lbs) against the extended arm. As I was adjusting the kayak it proceeded to slip off the arm, downwards, and slid to the ground scraping the side of my car. Lastly, if you think a $150 item adds value to the experience by saving you some physical exertion reevaluating your needs is reasonable. However, the detailing bill I am to pay for the scratches on my car door will not justify this purchase.



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This product attempts to be "one size fits all." Unfortunately, that means some cartop racks like my 2007 Toyota 4Runner doesn't allow for a snug fit for the horizontal bar of the RR-RUSL. It moves a bit and scratches the paint on my car's roof. I transport a Hobie fishing kayak that is a bit on the heavy side, so the side of my car got scratches on it as I put the kayak on and off the roof rack. I should've used some blankets to protect my car's finish as I do now, but the damage has already been done. If you want to protect your car's finish, I suggest using a couple of yoga rugs to protect your roof and side of your car.


Comments
After one year using this product, I’ve come to the conclusion that a light trailer is the better solution to transporting heavier kayaks like the Hobie Fishing Kayak. I have yet to purchase a light weight trailer, but am actively looking for one that is sturdy and can break down to a smaller size for storage.
Gary Z - 06/24/2018

Thanks for the follow up. We do have several trailers that we do offer, and some that are specifically designed for kayaks. I have included a link and you would want to check out the offerings by Malone, specifically for your kayak. there are several options depending on your loading preferences.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 6/25/2018


- RR-RUSL
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Be informed before buying this. If you have kayak holders on your crossbars, they will interfere with this, especially with aero bars where the crossbar bracket will not work well on the driver side. Also, if you have two kayaks the holder for the second kayak will interfere with the loader. The only really viable solution is to use foam blocks for one or two kayaks. The review video tellingly shows only bare crossbars and makes no mention of holders. Mine are being returned. Another user did post a photo showing one set of J racks mounted backwards. A very awkward mounting that requires reaching all the way across the vehicle roof to tighten all th straps!


Comments
I contacted rhino rack and they state you can use the j-cradles with this load assist but you will have to lift the kayak over the cradle to get it secure.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/13/2018


- RR-RUSL
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This product is made of good/solid raw materials, and is worth the money. I looked at other similar products, but they lacked the left, and length I needed to properly load my Perception Pilot kayak onto my flush mount roof rack. The upright support bar is necessary to prevent overloading the bar or the crossbar of your roof rack.


Comments
Still going strong.
Jeffrey - 05/17/2019



- RR-RUSL
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We'll take it this weekend for the 1st time this season and It lengthens being able to use our racks as 60 and 70 year olds.



- RR-RUSL
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We have two 13.5 ft tandem kayaks for the family. They are 80lbs each. The rhino bar makes loading them up easy.



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The supporting/ telescoping pole is useless and cross threads easily. If you have any attachments on your roof rack, these will probably not work. They were designed to be used without attachments on the rack. Rhino rack will not stand by their products. I bought 2 of these and they are pretty useless. Check the reviews on these on other websites. I won’t buy from the manufacturer again.


Comments
The load assist is covered by a 3 year warranty. Please contact our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/11/2019


- RR-RUSL
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Product works as advertised. Good price and construction with of extension pole. The pole does not stay extended, does not seem damaged just poor construction. etrailer has been and still is a great place to shop for my RV needs. Friendly and has always answered every question fast and to my satisfaction.



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I have not used it yet but the overall quality is very good and the construction is heavy duty.



- RR-RUSL
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I use the rhino side loader, with my thule roof rack, to transport my fishing kayak. It makes it very easy to load an unload. The bag that comes with the loader keeps everything clean and together. Very convenient.



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works like a charm, easy to load my sea kayak.



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I give this load-assist crossbar Rhino-Rack a 5 star for it's sturdiness and good fit on my Thule Aerobar rack. I have not had a chance to load my 50 lbs. canoe with it on yet ( because of weather) but I'm sure this set-up will not change the rating of an 80 year old guy. Thank you for a fine product.



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The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount is a great help to load and unload my 59 pound kayak onto my Yakima J-low racks by myself safely. It is good quality and definitely a great addition to my equipment.



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I am a 5 ft tall 55 year old woman. I drive a Nissan Versa....it's a small car, but it's still a reach. I tried making my own kayak loader (via the Internet), but I only wasted my own time and energy. I had just received my Rhino Rack from etrailers & loved it....so I took a peek to see if they could help me again. I found this Rhino-Rack Loader...I LOVE IT! It makes loading & unloading so quick & easy! I should have ordered it from the very beginning. But I suppose some of us have to learn our lessons the hard way. ?? By the way....Easy ordering & FAST shipping! Thank you so much! I am one happy kayaker! Sincerely, Sandy



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While previous reviewers have noted that the Rhino-Rack Universal S-Loader is not really "universal" in application it did fit my Sports Rack Rack System (SR1009) using clamp 4 (A position) and clamp 5 (B position, outer holes). This loader will be used to transport a 52lb 16.5ft canoe. The fit seems snug enough though I would avoid pushing or jerking a heavier item like a longer canoe or kayak to quickly over the support bar. Doing so, could possibly decouple it from the supported cross-bar. While solidly constructed, the weak link in the system is the telescoping support pole. Like most telescoping poles it is made of lighter gauge aluminium and it is designed for stability only and not something to support you while you use the Rhino Rack cross bar to do pull ups.



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This product (RR-RUSL) a RHINO RACK "universal side loader" was exactly as simple to install and setup as the video showed. It was installed on a SUV on to THULE standard square cross bars, mounted on THULE 450 foot pack on raised side rails on my vehicle. This product enabled me to load my WILDNESS 125 kayak by myself, without the fear of damaging my car or hurting myself, onto the kayak saddles, for transport to my favorite lake. The product was ordered and received in less than five days and shipping was FREE.



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The Rhino Rack Universal Lift (RR-RUSL) works well. Easy to put on the crossbars and easy to take off. etrailer.com shipped the lift faster than I thought it would and got here exactly as shown on the website. I would buy from them again.



- RR-RUSL
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I purchased this roof rack for the purpose of transporting my kayaks on my 2012 Ford Edge. The roof rack installed easily and fits the vehicle perfectly. I loaded the kayaks and took them for a ride and they traveled nicely. I am very pleased with this purchase.



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The rack is on the roof and the Rhino side bracket ready makes it easy to load my Hobie 14 foot Pro Angler Kayak (98lbs) on the high roof of my Suburban, (it has a 3" lift}. Next year will be my first winter in retirement and I'll be able to haul my kayak to Florida pulling a travel trailer.



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I'm not getting any younger so lifting my canoe on top of my Suburban is a challenge. When I saw this, I thought it would be a big help. Assembly is fairly straight forward, but you better have a strong thumb to release the button to take it apart. Haven't loaded the canoe yet, but I think it will work just fine. One thing not addressed in the literature is that I have to remove one of the Yakima braces I have mounted on the cross bars to attach the Load Assist. A minor inconvenience.


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    We do have a kayak load assist that will work with your Inno aero crossbars, though the Rhino-Rack # RR-RUSL is not a fit for these crossbars. Instead, what you will need is an option from Inno: - Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 This is the same type of side-mounted load assist as the Rhino-Rack option, but mounts with clamps that make it a universal fit on all crossbar types.
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    Thank you for highlighting everything in the picture of the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL! I added the different measurements to the photo for you to check out; 1. Overall Length - 55.3" 2. Length of Pad - 23.6" 3. Distance Between Brackets - 18.1" I got these measurements from my contact at Rhino-Rack and he said that he wasn't able to physically take these measurements but they are within 10mm of being accurate.
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  • Kayak Load Assist That Works With Round Crossbars
    We do have an option for a kayak load assist that works with round crossbars, though the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL does not; it will only work with certain aero and square crossbars. Instead, what you will need is an option from Inno: - Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 This is a universal fit that will work with all shapes of crossbars, so long as the crossbars have a 27" to 39" spread. This is a fairly standard spread, so it is likely it will work for your...
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    I reached out to my contact at Rhino-Rack regarding the use of the Load Assist # RR-RUSL on the RVP Roof Rack # RRRVP27 for your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and unfortunately it won't be a good option. The potential issue is that the Load Assist relies on an attachment to the crossbar both inside the mounting feet/side rails and on the outside of them. I have attached an image to clarify this. My contact says that because the Load Assist would only be able to grab onto the crossbar inside...
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  • Does The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist Work With Yakima Jet Stream Crosbars?
    Yes the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading # RR-RUSL does fit onto the Yakima Jet Stream Crossbars that you have. This will come in handy when trying to load a kayak onto your roof when you do not have an extra set of hands to help you. I attached a demonstration video for you to check out which shows how to install and use the load assist.
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    So what you will need to do is actually measure the crossbars on your 2021 Subaru Outback to determine a fit of the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL. The reason for that is this load assist is designed specifically for aftermarket crossbars and hasn't been tested on factory crossbars. The JayLow you mentioned clamps on to a wider range of crossbar sizes than the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL, so it isn't necessarily an apples to apples comparison, if that makes...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist Work With the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist part # RR-RUSL will work with a j-style kayak carrier like the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier part # Y04073. I have attached a photo for you of this load assist being used with similar j-style kayak carriers.
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  • Best Clamps to Secure the Rhino Rack Universal Side Load to Yakima Round Bars
    Thanks for the feedback! The clamps that are the best fit are clamp 1 and 3. It doesn't matter which one you utilize as the top or bottom. You will have to take one foam pad off number 5 or 6 and put on either 1 or 3. The number 1 clamp you may need to bend out just a tad so your Yakima bar has a more snug fit. With that said, you will be good to go.
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  • What is the Maximum Length of the Support Pole in the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist RUSL
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL mounts so that it is parallel with the roof rack crossbars on the vehicle. The support pole part that extends down has a maximum length of 87-1/8 inches (and a minimum of 35-5/8 inches). The distance from the ground to the bottoms of your crossbars will need to be less than 87-1/8 inches to avoid having to use additional supports under it.
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    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL comes with several clamps to fit various crossbars but Rhino-Rack does not call out any factory crossbars specifically. Basically you would compare the clamps in the picture I have included to the crossbars on your 2015 Lexus NX 200t as well as the linked instructions to determine if any are a match for the shape of the factory crossbars. I am confident that at least one of the designs will fit with little to no modification required.
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  • Can I Use the Rhino-Rack Side Loader To Load 2 Kayaks on a Ford Expedition
    Yes. The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist - Crossbar Mount - Side Loading # RR-RUSL can be mounted on either side of your vehicle and can be used to help you load your kayaks into the Rhino-Rack J-Style Carriers # S510. I've attached a photo that shows how another customer has attached this side loader to the driver's side of their vehicle to help them load up a 2nd kayak on their roof.
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  • Would Rhino Rack Universal KAYAK Side Loader Work with Thule HullaPort
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL would work for you to help you get your kayak up into your Thule HullaPort part # TH834. It will allow you to set the kayak on the load assist and then use it as a pivot point to get the other end into the carrier. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Support Leg Length of Rhino-Rack Universal Side Load Assist
    The support leg of the Rhino Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL extends 87-1/8 inches, or 7 feet, 3-1/8 inches. The 2016 Ford F-150 has a listed height between 75 inches and 77 inches but you will want to double check by measuring from your roof rack to the ground. Chances are that you will have plenty of room to be able to use the Rhino Rack Load Assist; I've added a link to a video review for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Kayak Carrier to Fit Factory Crossbars on Subaru Outback
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL is designed to fit on certain specific roof rack crossbar profiles including their own Vortex Aero elliptical and heavy-duty bars and similar bar shapes from Whispbar and Thule. However, this item is not meant for the sometimes very wide factory cross bars like those found on your Subaru Outback and other vehicles. Kayak carriers that will fit on your factory bars are shown on the linked page. These include J-style carriers like # S510 and...
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  • Can Rhino-Rack Universal Side Loader be Used with a J-Style Kayak Carrier Installed
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    To get your Eastport pram wooden boat on top of the OEM roof rack on your 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon I recommend using the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL. This uses brackets to hook up to your aero-style crossbars and then has an arm that swings out that you'll prop one end of your boat up on. I've attached a review video for you to check out. With something this size you might consider using a watersport trailer like the Yakima Rack and Roll # Y08106 instead. This basically...
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  • Compatibility of Load Assist with 2002 Subaru Forester OEM Crossbars
    The Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL has a couple mounting hole options to ensure a fit on most crossbars. There hasn't been a confirmed fit on your 2002 Subaru Forester factory crossbars, so I recommend you use the Inno Kayak Lifter Load Assist # INA453 instead which has been designed to fit with your factory bars.
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  • Will Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL Work with Yakima Corebars
    Yes, the Rhino-Rack Universal Load Assist # RR-RUSL that you referenced will work well with the Yakima Corebars.
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  • Rhino Rack Kayak Load Assist Compatibility For 2017 Nissan Rogue Factory Crossbars
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