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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs

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Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Draw-Tite. 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs part number 19286 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball - 19286

  • Trailer Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
  • Standard Ball
  • 12000 lbs GTW
  • Class IV
  • Class V
  • Chrome-Plated Steel
  • Draw-Tite
  • 2-3/4 Inch Shank Length

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


  • Hitch ball provides a connection point for your trailer's coupler
  • Fine threads provide exceptionally tight, strong grip
  • Durable steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant chrome finish
  • Built-in wrench flats make it easy to hold ball in place while tightening the nut
  • Lock washer and nut included


  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Shank dimensions: 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long
  • Weight capacity: 12,000 lbs
  • Fits ball mount platforms 3/8" to 1-1/4" thick
  • Limited lifetime warranty

63834 Draw-Tite 2-5/16" Hitch Ball with Medium Shank - 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Chrome Hitch Ball Review

What's up everybody It's AJ with Today, we're gonna be checking out this Draw-Tite "2-5/16" ball. With a weight capacity of 12,000 pounds. Now it also has a diameter down here of the ball of inch and a quarter. So, just make sure you get the right Ball Mount for it to go on. Let's check it out.

It's gonna be a solid steel construction, we also have Chrome plaiting around the outside. So it's great for those heavy duty instances, you don't have to worry about leaving it outside. Also has this nut and locknut included with it, so you don't need hardware. It comes with all the hardware you need to get it put onto your Ball Mount. Speaking about the Ball Mount, you wanna make sure you get a Ball Mount that can handle this weight.

So this is right for 12,000 pounds. You wanna to make sure that the Ball Mount does too, so this one is also 12,000 pounds. So that's good to know that you can run on that and you wanna always go with the lowest tow rating. So let's just say the hitch was rated for 10,000 pounds, then we default to 10,000 pounds. 'Cause we don't wanna max out the hitch.

If you're not sure of what kind of coupler you have on your trailer, it's usually listed on your trailer. You can see here it says "2-5/16" coupler or ball is what we need for this coupler. So that's how I knew which ball to go with this trailer. So when you're ready to attach your ball, there's two things that you wanna make sure. Is the ball size being "2-5/16", make sure that's right for your coupler.

And then make sure the diameter is correct for the shank or the Ball Mount you're gonna put it on. So, this one's gonna be an inch and a quarter of a diameter. So we know this is gonna fit this. Gets right in there, you drop that. Now it's got the included lock washer and the nut here. We're gonna get this tightened up by hand. Just get it started, until you get it as tight as you can. Then we'll come back with tools, and torque it down. So we got our tools and need a pretty big wrench for this. It's gonna go on here on the flat side of the base of the ball. That flat side's made so that wrench can go on there, when you go the torque it. And we got the socket at the bottom, and our torque bar. And that's what we're gonna lift up there and torque. And obviously here, it's pretty beefy. So, it's gonna be hard to do it this way. So there's a couple different things you can do. One of 'em is if you have a vice in your garage, you gonna flip this around, put the vice on this part and that'll hold that in place. And you can use your torque bar, and socket to tighten it down that way. We're using the hitch right here, just to hold in place. And since we have a shop, we have a bunch of different sockets and the torque bar. And the torque bars are sold separately, as well. You will need this to do the specific torque ratings that are in the instructions and they're pretty hefty. So you might have to rent one from an auto parts store, just to torque this down. But what we're gonna do to help us out with tools we have is flip it to the side. So that's gonna be easy to hold the wrench, and use the torque bar at the same time. Now this way, it's gonna make it much easier 'cause the wrench kind of just sits there like that. And then our torque bar will go on the other end. So I'm gonna hold the wrench with this hand, just to get it started. Now, if you have an extra set of hands might not be a bad idea to have somebody hold the other ranch. Just so you can focus on torquing down the other side. But right now these are the early stages, so we just need to get it started. Only thing left to do is lower it down and get it hooked up to our trailer. With the safety chains hooked up, we're ready to hit the road and get towing. It's a really good heavy duty ball. Just make sure you get the right heavy duty Ball Mount that goes with it. That way you can maximize that weight capacity. Well, I think that does it. Thanks for hanging out and I hope this helped..

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2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs - 19286

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2436 Customer Reviews)

Durable steel ball has a 1-1/4" diameter x 2-3/4" long shank. Built-in wrench flats ease installation. Chrome finish resists corrosion. Fine threads provide strong grip. Lock washer and nut included.


Kimberly was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the product I was interested in purchasing. She patiently answered all of my questions and followed to let me know my item had shipped. Actually came 2 days earlier than expected b/c I making preparations for a race which helped tremendously!!!


Excellent advise for proper product. Needed to clear my tailgate away from trailer jack so solution was offered to extend ball mount back 3 1/2”. Perfect solution.


Exactly what I needed and exactly the right price


Great product for a great price. Will be back but I don't think it will be for anyone replacements as these will last my lifetime!!!


Perfect fit for the ball mount I bought this for. Dimensions are accurate.


Great quality. Fit and finish excellen t.


Seems like a good product. Only aggravation was not being able to find a 1 7/8" socket or a torque wrench that went to 450lb. to mount it. Luckily my trailer dealer mounted it for me, though probably with an impact wrench.

Erik D.


keeping it greased, its worked fine and still has its chrome plating


They were very knowledgeable about products, pricing was good, and delivery was
quicker than expected. Peyton did a great job!


I purchase a used trailer recently and have made several purchases from etrailer to include a Straight-Line Weight Distribution Hitch (RP 66084), 2 5/16 Ball (19286), RV Generator Plug (CAM 55333), Aqua Hose, sealing trim for roof and side seams etc...

All of the products have arrived on time and are of high quality. The trunnion bar holes on the RP 66084 were missed drilled so I called etrailer(Laser) and he shipped me out replacement bars which arrived sooner than expected along with a return label for the miss-drilled bars.

Products are quality, service is quality and inventory is exceptional.

It is a pleasure doing business with them.


My F150 had an OEM 4 pin trailer plug and hitch.
The 118242 - 7 pin connector with wiring harness is the ticket. The hardest part of the install was dropping the spare tire. The plugs connect directly to the factory plugs and the harness length is the correct length.
The 3035-P brake controller connector harness was just as easy. Plugs right in to the OEM plug next to the ECM connector and the other end into the brake controller.
The PK12711U-26 - 7 pin bracket and hardware kit fastens directly the OEM bracket that is on the hitch. My truck had an OEM 4 pin trailer towing set up with the hitch. The OEM hitch had the bracket welded on it to attach the 7 pin mounting bracket to it.
These kits make this install very easy and professional looking.
If I have one complaint, the hardware kit to attach the 7 pin connector bracket is set up to fasten the bracket directly to the bumper with 2 - self tapping screws provided in the kit. The kit also includes 4 #12 machine screws with toothed washer nuts to attached the 7 pin connector to the bracket. This is fine if your truck hitch doesn't have an attaching bracket welded to it. The kit should included in it 6 #12 machine screws and nuts along with the 2 self tapping screws. Since my OEM hitch actually had a bracket welded to it to attach the 7 pin bracket to it, I had to use two other #12 screws and nuts to attach the 7 pin bracket to the OEM bracket on the hitch. Not a big deal, just a thought.
It took me about 2 hours, start to finish to install the 7 pin connector, trailer controller, and add the two relays in the OEM relay/fuse box under the hood.
I highly recommend these kits.


We use this trailer ball to pull our 20' cargo trailer. We moved from northern Arizona to western Kansas with the trailer. Seven trips overall, and no problems with the hitch. Holding up great!


Does the job, got a little wear on the top of the ball right away which might have been due to me having skimped on the hitch grease but it's held up after a dozen plus outings. Still, maybe a bit more resilience might be nice. Not afraid to get another given the price though.


With this hitch I now feel safe towing my 6k lb, 26' travel trailer with my 1500 pickup truck. Just finished a 2200 mile trip. Also I like the fact the new hitch puts the trailer a little further behind the truck because I can open my tailgate fully when hitched. Like another fellow, I had to drill out the hole for the spring bar cover pin.


What awesome timing ! I was just looking up where I can post a review and here we are. I can't say enough how very very pleased my husband and I are. Great quality fast delivery i can't say enough. Thank you we will be ordering again from you !


Works as intended


Great ball.. Super tough. Good luck finding an 1-7/8" socket and a huge torque wrench.

David T.


Still a great ball. No rust.


The products are great, but the packaging sucked. I ordered 2 trailer balls that were unpackaged so they rolled around in the box damaging the threads. My drop hitch was sticking out of the box


Just what I wanted, looks nice and has held up well.


etrailer is the best!


I needed a weight distribution system that would allow me to safely tow my 8,000# boat and trailer. James was very helpful suggesting the best rig for my application: surge brake compatible, able to be backed up while connected, and properly sized given my tongue weight. I also needed the pole tongue adapter. I was amazed that the parts arrived just two days later! I have done a pre-install check and all will fit beautifully. etrailer and James did an outstanding job from selection to delivery!


The weight distribution hitch I purchased is outstanding. Quick shipping, easy to install, and excellent service and information at Just used the hitch to go camping. What a difference it made in towing my camper. I also made several sharp turns both forward and in reverse with no problems. I highly recommend this product.


The RB2 hitch and hitch ball arrived in a matter of days after I placed the order. I was very impressed with the customer service follow up from the time I placed the order until I received the order. The excellent flow of information kept me well informed.
I installed the hitch per the instructions, and it was relatively easy to follow the instructions and get the intended results. I spent about an hour doing the installation, and it could have been faster, but I wanted to go slow and make sure I understood each step. This was the first time I had installed a weight distributing hitch, so it was important to be careful. Very happy with the hitch, and happy with the entire process of ordering from etrailer. Will do business again.


Weight Distribution hitch, & hitch ball.
is so easy to place orders, confirmation and tracking number sent as soon as item is shipped (very fast process), products arrive on time and in great shape. Easy to follow instructions, trailer is set up and ready to roll. Pulling a 2016 Rockwood Mini Lite, with a 2012 Ford F150


This is the first time I have every installed a wt. dist. hitch, but I must say you have been extremely helpful. I recieved the hitch on the day you said it would arrive. I was anxious to do the install, mostly because I was pressured for time. I'm moving this week and needed the security of a safe haul.
As I worked through the process I called you several times, and between the manufactor and yourself, the job got done.

Thank you so very much.


Going to cut the threads off and use as part of my security/lock system on my car trailer.

Jim H.


Fine, no issues.

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See what our Experts say about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Dimensions of Draw-Tite 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    Some dimensions of the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball # 19286 are shown in the attached diagram. The shank is 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is 2-3/4 inches long. Overall it's about 6 inches tall, aboput 3 inches of that being from the bottom of the base to the top.
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  • What Size Socket is Needed For 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
    Most of the 2-5/16 inch hitch balls will use either a 1-inch diameter shank or 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. The nut size on a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like the Tow Ready 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19286, will use a 1-7/8 inch socket. A 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 1 inch shank will use a 1-1/2 inch socket. The torque specs on a hitch ball with a 1-inch diameter shank is 250 ft. lbs and on a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank is 450 ft. lbs
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  • Can a Trailer that Requires a 2-5/16 Inch Ball be Towed Using a 2 Inch Ball
    You will want to match the ball you use with what the trailer coupler requires. It is definitely possible that the coupler could come off of the ball if you are using a ball that is too small for the coupler. We have many 2-5/16 inch balls. I have included a link to them for you. You will need to make sure that you get one that has the right shank diameter to fit your ball mount's ball hole.
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  • How to Determine Hitch Ball Size Needed for R-Vision Travel Trailer
    To determine the correct hitch ball size for your R-Vision Travel Trailer, you will just need to look at the trailer's coupler. The hitch ball size it is compatible with should be stamped into the coupler's metal housing or may be located on a safety sticker. Once you find what size hitch ball you need, you will just need to make sure the shank diameter and length is compatible with your existing ball mount. Lastly, you will need to make sure the hitch ball you choose has the required...
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  • Availability of 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball
    Sounds like you are looking for a standard 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like what the # 19286 you referenced is. This ball has a 12,000 lb capacity, a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank that is also 2-3/4 inches long. Price is available at the attached product links. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Options For 1-7/8" Trailer Hitch Ball
    I am not familiar with 1-15/16" trailer ball. We do carry 1-7/8" ball which are very common and close to that measurement. You want to make sure the hitch ball hole in the your ball mount is compatible with the shank diameter of the ball. I have attached a link to our 1-7/8" trailer balls. They either have 1" shank, 3/4" shank or 5/8" shank. For example the Draw-Tite 1-7/8" ball part # 19256 has a 3/4" diameter shank. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • What Size Hitch Ball Does a Keystone Passport Ultra Lite Grand Touring 2920BH Use
    Unfortunately, there is no way for me to know what size hitch ball the coupler on a Keystone Passport Ultra Lite Grand Touring 2920BH accepts. It will more than likely be either a 2" hitch ball or 2-5/16" hitch ball. The only way to know for sure would be to look at the coupler itself as the correct size will be stamped into it or call the manufacturer with your VIN. I have linked our selection of hitch balls for you once you know both the diameter of the ball/shank.
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  • Troubleshooting Hitch Ball Mount When Nut is Welded to Ball Mount
    For the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 19286 you generally would want to use the lock washer on the underside. Due to the fact that you have a welded nut there, you cannot use the lockwasher and should not use it on the other side of the platform. I recommend checking your hitch ball for a proper fit before towing each time as that ball may work its way loose. Unfortunately we don't carry a threadlocker compatible with that size nut, but that may help as well. You may want to simply change out...
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  • What Size Socket is Needed to Tighten Trailer Hitch Ball # 19286
    You will need a 1-7/8 inch deep well socket for the 1-7/8 inch nut on ball # 19286. To install the ball you can use a bench vise to hold it while torquing down the nut or if a vise is not available you can put the ball mount in the hitch so the ball is facing to the side instead of up.
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  • Where to Find the Hitch Ball Size for a Trailer Coupler
    That's not info we have available to us since the manufacturers don't list it. It's also not uncommon for trailer owners to change couplers which can sometimes change the ball size. Most likely your trailer has a 2 inch ball or a 2-5/16 inch ball like the # 19286 you referenced. Your best option would be to contact the seller and ask what size ball the coupler has listed on it as it will be stamped there.
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  • Recommended Hitch Ball Size for 36 Foot Camper by Keystone
    For that large of a trailer I would almost guarantee it's a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball like the # 19286. This ball has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank and a 12,000 lb capacity.
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  • Can the Hitch Ball On a Pintle Hook and Ball Combo Be Replaced
    I do have an option for you but I don't recommend replacing the hitch ball on your pintle hook and ball combo. The reason for this is because unless you replaced the hitch ball with an exact replica then you run the risk of the hook disengaging and losing the trailer which is an enormous safety hazard. I looked through our section of pintle hitch balls and none of them match the exact dimensions that you provided. For a 2-5/16" hitch ball and pintle hook combo, I recommend the Buyers Products...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball with 2-5/16 inch Diameter and 1 or 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank
    Yes, there are many 2-5/16 inch hitch balls that have a shank with a 1 inch or 1-1/4 inch diameter. The most popular is # 19286. This one has a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank. It is rated for 12,000 pounds. I have included a link below to our 2-5/16 inch hitch balls. You can use the filters on the left side of that page to select the shank diameter to see the available balls that fit that description.
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  • How To Install A 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball To A Draw Bar That Has Limited Access to the Hitch Ball Nut
    It sounds like you might have the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball on a weight distribution head assembly which can limit the access to the hitch ball nut. The weight distribution head is bolted to the the shank that inserts into the trailer hitch. I am including a link to a picture of what a weight distribution head might look like to help you decide if that is what you might have. To tighten the nut on the hitch ball you will need to use a 1-7/8 inch socket instead of a wrench. The socket should...
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  • Could Draw Tite Ball Mount 4285 Give Clearance to Allow Tailgate to Fall
    To determine if the # 4285 is long enough to allow you the tailgate clearance you need you'll need to take a couple measurements. First you'll need to determine how much additional length would be needed to allow the tailgate to clear. Next you'll need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole of the ball mount and the ball hole center and you'll add that to the previous dimension you took and you'll know what length ball mount you'd need. The # 4285 is 12 inches between hole centers...
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  • Trailer Ball For Blue Ox Sway Pro weight Distribution System
    We do offer some trailer balls that might work better for you. I recommend the Tow Ready Hitch Ball, part # 19286. This has a medium shank and is rated for 12,000 lbs. The shank is 1-1/4 inch diameter and is 2-3/4 inches in length. I have attached a product review for this trailer ball you can check out.
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  • How Are Spring Bars Attached to Dual-Cam Sway Control on Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution
    On a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66021 the spring bars only rest on the dual-cam sway control arms which are what the chains are attached to. They are not fixed on them. The spring bars have to be able to move freely. When the dual-cam sway control is positioned properly (I have linked the instructions for you) the spring bars cannot come off of the cams. I have linked a video review of this system for you. If you go with this system then I recommend 2-5/16...
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  • What is the Best Weight Distribution and Sway Control System for a 7,500 Pound Travel Trailer
    One thing of concern is the truck is rated for 7,300 pounds yet the gross trailer weight is 7,500 pounds. You need to stay below the 7,300 pounds whether you are using weight distribution or not. The vehicle capacities are set in stone. When choosing a weight distribution system you will go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For argument, lets say your trailer weighs 7,000 pounds...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution System for my 2010 Suburban LTZ 1500, 20ft Enclosed Trailer
    The best defenses against trailer sway are proper trailer loading and having the trailer sitting as level as possible while towing. Since you are going to have varying tongue weights it will make picking out the correct system a bit more difficult. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I...
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  • 2-5/16 Inch Ball for a Curt Pintle Hitch
    The ball part of hitch ball # 19286 is a little more than 3 inches tall so it would not work for you. You need ball # 63052. Provided the shank diameter you need is 1-1/8 inches, it does have the 2-3/4 inch height for the ball portion. Or for a 1-1/4 inch diameter shank use ball # 63019.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2013 Ford F-150 and 6,318 Pound Travel Trailer
    The 800 pound would definitely NOT be enough since it tops out at 800 pounds tongue weight. The 1,200 pound system # RP66560 is actually perfect because it is rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds tongue weight and the 840 pounds is right in the middle of that range which is exactly where you want it. The RP66560 system comes with everything except a ball. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # 19286. I have linked some helpful links on tongue weight and weight distribution for you.
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  • Are Hitch Balls Directional on a Weight Distribution System
    Hitch balls like the part # 19286 that would work on the Reese weight distribution system part # RP66074 that you referenced are not directional. As long as you have the ball in the head of the assembly and it is torqued to spec you would be good to go.
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  • Can a 2-5/16" Hitch Ball be Installed on the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System # RP66559 is compatible with a 2-5/16" hitch ball as long as it has a 1-1/4" diameter shank like the Draw-Tite # 19286.
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  • Can I Use My 2.5 Inch Equalizer Shank On A Reese Weight Distribution Hitch
    When it comes to switching over to a less heavy weight distribution system like The Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 pounds GTW, 1,200 pounds TW # RP66022 for use on your 2021 Ford F-150 you can use your existing Equalizer shank since the shank's are standardized for hole size and spacing. The Reese system has a tongue weight capacity of 600 pounds to 1,200 pounds, and has a gross towing weight of 12,000 pounds. The system includes everything but the shank...
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