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Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K

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This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball mount from Curt. Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K part number C45534 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount - C45534

  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Drop - 2 Inch
  • Rise - 3/4 Inch
  • Curt
  • One Ball
  • Class III
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Ball Mount Kit
  • Steel Shank
  • Steel Ball

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.


  • Starter kit contains the basic components needed for towing
  • Ball mount lets you hook up your trailer to your tow vehicle
    • Shank slides into your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Ball platform provides mounting point for hitch ball
  • Hitch ball provides connection point for your trailer's coupler
    • Pre-torqued to factory specifications
  • Hitch receiver lock helps prevent theft of your hitch-mounted accessories
    • Easy-to-use design requires only a quarter-turn of the key to lock or unlock
    • Watertight dust cap prevents internal corrosion
    • 2 Keys included
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant finishes
    • Black powder coat finish on ball mount
    • Chrome-plated hitch ball and hitch lock
  • Rubber hitch cover with Curt logo keeps dirt and debris out of your receiver when you're not towing
  • Sturdy, reusable case lets you store the kit components
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver
  • Gross towing weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 750 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Ball mount length: 7-1/2" from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole
  • Rise: 3/4" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Drop: 2" from top of inside of hitch opening
  • Warranties:
    • Lifetime for ball mount
    • 1-Year limited for hitch ball, hitch lock, and hitch cover

45534 Curt Towing Starter Kit with 2 Inch Drop Ball Mount

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Customer Reviews

Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K - C45534

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (95 Customer Reviews)

This convenient starter kit has everything you need to tow minus the hitch. Includes an 7-1/2" long, powder coated ball mount with a pre-torqued hitch ball; hitch pin and clip; hitch receiver lock with keys; hitch cover; and a storage case.

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The trailer hitch arrived on time, was easy to install following the enclosed directions, and worked as advertised. I am extremely happy with my experience with etrailer. 336719

It has performed extremely well. I am very satisfied.
Bill W - 01/30/2018


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Superior quality,outstanding customer service! Ask for Helen or Anna to take your order,they really know their products and will ensure you will get everything you need! Curt hitches and accessories are second to none. I will be shopping with etrailer again. 553442

Had to replace the 2 inch due to the fact Jeep Wrangler Unlimited needs a 4 inch to keep trailer level and clear spare tire mount. Curt products are outstanding,welds and paint finish lasts.etrailer customer service went out of their way to take care of me. Kudos to Sherry for her assistance!
Tony - 08/28/2019


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Another quality built product from Curt. 668678

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Solid unit, but I needed to turn the ball to the other side and it had been bolted on so tightly that I had to bring it to a shop to have them use their compressor to remove it. 903814

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Excellent quality product. Nice storage tray included with it. 901906

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by: 09/14/2020

Got the kit to use with my Curt hitch. Works great. 880869

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Great products. Love the locking pin with keyed release. We keep the cap on the receiver when not in use and it keeps everything looking neat and tidy. 880666

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This is the best thing to buy when you purchase a hitch for your vehicle. Everything you need in one case. High quality items that are still working well. 877712

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Very responsive and orders ship very fast. Also great customer service and easy returns. Highly recommend 872124

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by: 08/21/2020

Great service, great product ! 866024

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A very nice kit and well worth the price as opposed to buying individual items and a nice storage case. 864466

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Great package does what it's designed to do... Pull trailers. 861148

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One year on, I am perfectly happy with this kit. I am not a major tow-er, but it does a great job for the occasional uhaul rental. I appreciate the lock pin especially because the area where I live can be prone to "banditry" 860410

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by: 08/05/2020


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Ordered a bunch of essential accessories for our new used travel trailer. All excellent quality. But just as important: I could really assess the utility of each item because the etrailer website is so clearly designed and the information for each product is robust. Will continue using etrailer. Prices are competitive, too. 857709

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Great set - Very Solid 849655

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At first I thought this seemed a bit pricey. When you look at how much you get, it's a steal. Better than I expected. And the case can still be used for storage when not in use. I will go this route again! 845538

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Awesome product! Used it to tow another vehicle for a move with my truck and had no issues with it and is still holding up strong. I'd recommend this brand to anyone! 845226

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That Was Easy 837715

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Excellent product!!!,Got it installed in 20 minutes !!!!Now I'm ready for a trailer!!!!Thankyou for making it easy to purchase the right one and love the great accessories. 837457

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Good starter kit works great with the hitch I got from them 828274

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etrailer has been great to work with. I had mix up with my order and their customer service was awesome! ET’s how-to videos made installation about as clear as it coIuld be. I have the receiver installed and I am eager to get the tow-on the road. 830390

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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball Mount

  • Can the Ball Mount in the Curt Towing Starter Kit be Used in the Rise Position?
    Yes the ball mount included with the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches part # C45534 can be flipped over. You will need to remove the ball of course and place it on the other side. This should be torqued down to 250 ft/lbs. when installing it.
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  • Can Ball Mount Be Flipped for Compatibility with Taller Trailer Coupler?
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 as it comes is ready to be used in the 2 inch drop position. You can absolutely remove the hitch ball and flip the ball mount upside down and reinstall the hitch ball to get the 3/4 inch rise. If you need more of a rise than that to tow level, then you will want a different ball mount. If you will be towing many different trailers, then an adjustable ball mount may be a great option. I've linked...
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  • Could Curt Ball Mount Kit C45534 Fit 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
    The Curt ball mount kit part # C45534 would be a great choice for your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. It gives you a ball mount with a 2 inch drop with plenty of weight capacity and includes a hitch lock.
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  • How to Pick Out Ball Mount for 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
    You'll want to first determine the hitch ball size you need. On the coupler you should see a size listed near where the ball inserts into it. Most likely it will be 2-5/16 inch due to the weight of your trailer but it could also possibly be 2 inch. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver...
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  • How to Measure the Rise/Drop of a Ball Mount
    The find the rise/drop of a ball mount you will measure from the top of the shank to the place where the ball mount platform meets the hitch ball (see attached picture). For example, the Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 comes with the hitch ball installed in the "drop" position which measures 2". I have attached a photo to demonstrate this as well as a link to a helpful article on how to find the drop/rise needed for a ball mount, and a link to our selection of ball mounts that you...
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  • Do You Carry a Towing Start Kit that Includes a 1-7/8 inch Ball
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit # C45534 comes with a 2 inch ball since it is the most common ball size. If you need a 1-7/8 inch ball, you would need to piece together a kit or get a different kit. We do have a kit with a 1-7/8 inch ball, part # 989899. It includes 2 ball mounts and 2 balls and an etrailer.com bag. It includes a standard pin, not a locking hitch pin. If you wanted to piece your own kit, you could use part # e98880 for the lock, Draw-Tite ball mount part # 2923 and Tow Ready...
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  • Can the Ball Mount Included w/ Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit be Used in Rise Position
    Yes, the ball mount in the Curt Trailer Hitch Towing Starter Kit, item # C45534 can indeed be used in the rise position. When in the rise position, the ball mount provides a 3/4 inch rise.
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  • What Size Ball Shank Is Needed for the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 comes with the Curt Ball Mount part # C45030 which accepts hitch balls that have a 1" shank.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2 inch Hitch on 2007 Mazda CX-7
    Prior to purchasing a ball mount for your vehicle, check the coupler on your boat trailer. The ball size should be stamped into the metal somewhere on the coupler. You will also need a ball mount with the proper rise/drop. I have attached a link to our FAQ page on ball mounts, which will show you how to measure for the correct ball mount. If your measurements prove it appropriate, a good option for your CX-7 with a 2 inch hitch receiver would be the Curt Trailer Hitch Starter Kit #...
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 3 inch Drop that has 2 inch Ball and 7,500 lb Capacity
    The closest we have to that would be the Curt ball mount kit part # C45534. This ball mount has a 7,500 lb capacity, a 2 inch ball, and has a drop of 2-1/4 inches which would be about right once you consider the sag the rear suspension might have with the tongue weight of the trailer on it.
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  • Is the Curt Towing Starter Kit C45534 A Good Fit for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 would indeed work for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. As you stated, the 1-1/4" difference from the trailer hitch and coupler while using the above ball mount will then be reduced with the tongue weight of the trailer added to the vehicle. The trailer also does not have to be perfectly level either, but the more it is the better off you will be. That said, the above ball mount will work just fine. If you need any other parts for your towing setup...
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  • Hitch Ball Mount for 2018 Subaru Forester OEM Hitch Receiver Compatibility
    The Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534 will not work well with the OEM Subaru 2 Inch Hitch Receiver because that hitch is so far recessed. You will need an extended ball mount like the Ball Mount 3/4" Rise or 2" Drop, Extra Long # D-26 to give you bumper clearance. The hitch ball will be 12-5/8 inches from the hitch pin hole on center. You will also need a hitch ball like 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63847 or 2" ball # 63845. Then you can...
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  • Comparing EcoHitch and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for 2020 Honda Odyssey
    Both the EcoHitch # 306-X7372 and Draw-Tite # 76170 trailer hitches are confirmed to fit your 2020 Honda Odyssey as listed in our fit guide. These trailer hitches basically install in the same way and are excellent options that offer a super concealed look, so it's not that one is necessarily better for your Honda Odyssey than the other, but I'll point out for you what the main differences are to help you decide which to go with. I've also attached a photo of each to show how similar...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2019 Honda CR-V with Hands Free Tailgate
    We have some hitch options that are compatible with the Hands Free Tailgate feature on your 2019 Honda CR-V. That being said, the Hands-free Liftgate sensor areas may be limited to areas away from the center where hitch receiver opening is located. This means you'll typically find a "sweet spot" a few inches to either side of the 2 inch square hitch receiver. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13397 because of its superior finish, re-enforced welds and because it's the least...
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  • Least Visible 2-Inch Hitch Option for 2018 Honda CR-V
    The best 2-inch hitch option for your 2018 Honda CR-V is the Curt model # C13397. This USA-made hitch has the 2-inch receiver size you want and it is also the most discrete in appearance. You can refer to the linked video for a comparison of hitch options and to the included photo and video showing this hitch fully installed. The small center receiver tube is the only part of the hitch that will be visible. If your plans are for a hitch bike rack or hitch cargo carrier you can use such...
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  • Comparing Curt 2 Inch and Draw-Tite 2 Inch Trailer Hitches for a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
    The Curt Class III Receiver Hitch part # C13366 and Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch part # 76176 are both excellent options for a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. I recommend the Curt option because the bracing for the receiver tube is a bit less bulky which essentially just translates to a sleeker overall look once installed. Furthermore, the Curt option has a much more durable powder coated finish when compared to the Draw-Tite option. In regards to installation, this is pretty...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Chevy Blazer All Models Including RS
    The best trailer hitch for a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer (All Models Including RS) is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13418. I place this over the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76023 because it will be much easier to install. The Draw-Tite hitch requires removal of the entire rear bumper fascia which will take upwards of two hours whereas Curt hitch really just requires you to lower the exhaust a bit which will only take around forty minutes or so all said and done....
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  • Easiest To Install Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Toyota RAV4
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76201 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13416 are both fits for a 2020 Toyota RAV4 and install in the exact same manner. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver simply for the fact that the powder coat is more durable so less chips and scratches will occur. There is not any drilling or cutting required whatsoever and we only have to tighten a total of four bolts. That said, you may struggle with the passenger side bolts due...
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  • Comparing Curt Hitch Receiver #13068 vs. #13370 for 2019 Honda Odyssey
    For your 2019 Honda Odyssey Touring, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13370 is the correct fit. The # C13068 is not a fit as there is a change in the frame in 2018 so that hitch only fits 1999 - 2017 Honda Odyssey models. To go with hitch # C13370, you will want the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with Upgraded Circuit Protected ModuLite HD Module - 4-Way Flat # 118781. Then for a ball mount I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Ram Classic with Tradesman Package
    Yes, as long as it did not come with a factory hitch, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98852 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2019 Ram Classic, including ones with the Tradesman package, like yours. To complete your tow package, I recommend: Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package # C55774 Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534
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  • Best Trailer Hitch For Pulling a Camper Behind A 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    To pull a camper behind your 2018 Subaru you have a couple options. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # 75673. This hitch has a 600 lb max tongue weight which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube and a 4000 lb max trailer weight which is the trailer plus the load included. Keep in mind this does not increase the vehicles towing capacity. You always want to go with the lowest number between what the owners manual says...
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  • Parts Needed To Tow a Trailer with a 2018 Hyundai Tucson
    I am not sure what you mean by stabilizer bar but there are going to be three components required for you to tow your trailer if it does not have brakes or five components required if it does. I have listed these parts for you below. Without Brakes: Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13240 Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56348 Curt Towing Starter Kit part # C45534 With Brakes: 7-Way RV Upgrade Kit for Trailer Brake Controller Installation part # ETBC7L Curt...
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  • How Much Can a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Tow with Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13152 is rated for up to 6,000 lbs. However, your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is only rated for 2,000 lbs unless you have the factory tow package then you are rated for up to 5,000 lbs. The lower of the two ratings (hitch/vehicle) will need to be the limit you abide by. Please also note if the trailer is over 1,653 lbs it will need to have brakes according to the owner's manual. I have attached some other parts you will need below. Curt T-Connector Vehicle...
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  • 2008 Honda Pilot Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation
    For your 2008 Honda Pilot I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98851 because of its simple installation and superior finish. What sets this hitch apart is the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a traditional glossy finish. One thing you'll be glad you picked up is a nylon tube brush # 814092. There's plenty of gunk and road debris that can build up inside your weld nuts over the years, so you'll want to make sure you spray a good amount of lubricant...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring for 2017 Dutchmen Aspen Trail Travel Trailer 18 Foot
    For your 2017 Dutchmen Aspen Trail Travel Trailer, I recommend the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, 22" to 66" Wide # C13704. Then you can use a standard ball mount and hitch pin like the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches - 2" Ball - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 7.5K # C45534. Then you will need to add the 4-way wiring like # 18252. You can then use the mounting bracket # 18144. For trailering your bike, I recommend the B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie-Down System for Trailers...
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  • Trailer Hitch For A Mercedes-Benz GLS 450
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # C13190 is a perfect fit for your GLS Class Mercedes-Benz. This hitch has a 900 lb tongue weight, a 7500 lb towing capacity, 2" by 2" receiver tube opening so it will accommodate a lot of different hitch mounted accessories when not towing your trailer. You are correct, this hitch is not rated for weight distribution and with the trailer only weighing 3000 lbs, the GLS 450 having a 7500 lb towing capacity you don't...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
    We do have trailer hitches for your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, Draw-Tite # 75908 and Curt # C13195. These are identical in design and installation but I suggest the Curt # C13195 since it offers a higher tongue weight rating. Extra capacity is never a bad thing. For a 4-pole wiring harness for the trailer lights I suggest the Tekonsha # 118784 which will plug in under the car on the driver's side. The picture included shows the connector that will plug in at the tow package harness under...
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  • Is Lighting Required to Tow a Boat Trailer with a 2017 GMC Acadia
    Thank you for all of the information and questions. It's never a bad thing to ask more questions when you are venturing out and doing something new. And at least your time in Covid isolation hasn't affected your sense of humor! To kick things off you will need the trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite # 76023 you were looking at as well as some wiring to legally tow on the road with your 2017 GMC Acadia. If you were just moving the boat trailer from your shed to a lake on the same piece of...
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