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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 76217 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76217

  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class III
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 675 lbs TW
  • 4500 lbs WD GTW
  • 675 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 675 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76217

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

2018 GMC Terrain

Pretty good not gonna lie.. hangs a lil low the reason for 4 stars. This hitch has taken allot of abuse that my 2018 gmc terrain diesel can throw at it. In tow is my 50" rzr900 on an Aluma 54"x10' trailer both weigh roughly 1600 lbs. I have done allot of offroading trailer in tow. Prolly 10k miles towing mostly on unpaved roads drifting the trailer around corners.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Very easy to install, took a total of an hour and a half to put on and drive away. Fit was perfect, no issues at all, all hardware was included and worked perfectly.


everything went great
thank you

Chevrolet Equinox

Good sturdy hitch. Fit was a bit off, I had to take a hammer to it to get the the holes to align up with the frame mount. Didn't need the fish wire; if you are careful you can get the bolts through the frame holes with careful placement. I found it impossible to get the torque wrench on the bolts that are above the DEF tank. Best I could do was get a wrench on the back one and a wobble socket on the front nut.
Directions for the hitch were for the Equinox, similar to the Terrain; but there is an additional piece of fender molding that needs to be removed before you can take off the 7mm screw on the bumper facia. I puzzled on this for a while before discovering that you can slide it up and away from the wheel well. Then remove the plastic clips and put them back in the molding for replacement. Would be nice to have this in the instructions..



Still working well. Wish the chain connectors were not mounted below the hitch, would have been better if they came off the slides since these occasionally drag on the ground.


My over all rating for Draw-TiteMax-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Item # 76217 would be a 3 out of 5. On the installation of this hitch you are to remove and discard the inner bumper of the vehicle this leaves the back plastic cover of you vehicles bumper unsupported. I cut the ends of the inner bumper off and fabricated it to the hitch. This should have been an easy modification through the Draw-tite company. I would highly recommend not leaving the bumper cover unsupported in the case of a rear end collision or just setting an item on the bumper. The bumper was also very chipped when received requiring paint to cover exposed metal. it should be better packaged for shipping in a protective wrap.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


The installation requires permanent removal of the impact structure or bumper beam because the hitch replaces it for support and safety. Customer service will reach out to you about the damaged hitch. It is important to cover all bare metal with anti-corrosive paint. For more rust prevention tips, see the attached help article:


I bought this hitch for our 2019 Chevy Equinox. The hitch fit and installed just fine and tows the small 4x6 trailer just fine. I hauled 1000 lbs of hay in the winter over 2 miles of dirt roads with a significant hill with 6 inches of snow on the ground just needed tire chains on the front wheels of the Equinox. However there is one kindof irritating feature... the safety chain loops are welded downward so they are about 3" lower than the hitch. Since the Equinox does not have alot of ground clearance this causes the hitch to scrape on the ground under certian conditions even when I have no load on it. there are areas on our roads that i have to be careful as the hitch will scrape on the rocky bumps and in town going in and out of my son's driveway I always scrape the asphalt. I am not sure why the chain loops were welded downward as shown in the picture. it would have been a better design if they were to the side as almost all of the other hitches are designed. just a constant little annoyance. I have even considered taking it to a welding shop to see if they can heat and bend the chain loops outward to the sides. If this were fixed it would be an excellent hitch. to deal with the annoyance i tell myself the hitch scraping is protecting the bottom of the vehicle..I hope this is true and that it is actually not causing damage.

2011 Honda Odyssey

Overall - the hitch itself is excellent. Well made and the position of the hitch receiver appears to work well (high off of the ground and towards the back edge of the bumper). One main issue I had is with shipping/packaging. Both "legs" of the hitch were punched through the cardboard box and a bit dinged up. The receiver portion had also punched through the box and appears to have been dragged - clearly chipping off the paint. That being said, all of the parts that I needed for assembly were included. The second, and probably most frustrating issue, was the installation instructions. The ones that come with the hitch are virtually useless as they are basically just a guide or outline of the steps. For a product that is very specific for the GMC Diesel Terrain (or the Equinox Diesel) - I expected some very specific instructions. The instructions provided here on the eTrailer webpage are much better - but they appear to be either specific to the Equinox or, perhaps, a lower model of this vehicle. For the GMC, the full bumper fascia must be removed - which is stated in the instructions, but the process is not explained. The number of screws to remove and their placement is wrong - but the biggest issue is the removal of fascia from hidden clips in the body panels - and how to reattach them when putting everything back together. Fortunately, I was able to get some guidance on YouTube (for a completely different Chevy vehicle). The version of GMC Terrain that I have also has a black plastic molding that goes over the wheel wells and around the bottom edge of the vehicle - removal and reattachment of the necessary parts of this was difficult - I ended up figuring this out on my own and was lucky not to break or scratch anything. All together, this probably took me 5 hours - If I had to do it again or with better instructions, it would have take at least half that much time.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

etrailer does a superior job with their installation videos. On cars these days half the battle is knowing where all the fasteners are and where the one way clips are. etrailer's video called everything out making installation a snap.
Hitch is very well built and fit right in.

2019 GMC Terrain

I really appreciate how prompt etrailer was in regards to shipping my trailer hitch for my vehicle. It arrived as you promised, on Monday, and in perfect condition. I haven’t had a chance to install it as yet, but I have already read the installation instructions and it should not be a problem to install it.


Excellent product but not for your average weekend warrior. This is a fairly big project. This replaces your bumper. I had to lower the DEF tank because my vehicle is a diesel. The final product is excellent though.


This hitch DOES fit my 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel vehicle. The install tech did need to cut some of the bottom/underside of my bumper for the hitch to fit properly, but that was to be expected. Less expensive purchase and install versus the GM version using a GM tech. In total, about $175 savings.


I have purchased 2 different receivers and the both work great and easy to install. Very satisfied with the product!

2018 GMC Terrain

I love this hitch. It is very solid and you can tell it is high quality. I put it on my GMC Terrain with a diesel engine. The video showing how to install was close to accurate with a few differences since the video was made using another type of vehicle. All in all it worked out. Thanks for a great produce!


installing it took under an Hour, very easy and clear instructions. Only thing is I wish the chain loop was facing to the sides instead of down. Sometimes they scrape on steep inclines. Overall works great for what I need it for.


Fit right onto our diesel terrian with no modifications. Was a little tight around the DEF tank to get the fasteners in. Took a couple hours to get it all done. The measurements were spot on for the cut on the bottom plastic. No issues reassembling.


I cannot find hitch for my car anywhere else. Nice website, good description of product. Detail information about order stages: submit, package, on the way, delivery expectation. Good people and good service.


The install was more extensive than I had originally thought. But, the instructions were very good!


The hitch I bought Does not work for the gmc 2018 diesel but everything thing else was fine showed up a day early and package was fine

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


I am wanting to know what you mean about this hitch not fitting your 2018 GMC Terrain Diesel. We have confirmation that this hitch fits, though, it is a pretty difficult install. You will have to temporary remove the bumper, lower the exhaust, permanently remove the bumper beam, temporarily remove the urea tank, and also trim the fascia before putting it back on your vehicle.


Good service and good quality product very satisfied


Great product

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Product seems heavy duty. Was a little disappointed that the shipping carton had several holes in it when it arrived.

2018 GMC Terrain


Great service. Quick delivery. Thanks.


Great hitch super fast delivery!

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Very fast

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  • Complete Towing Setup for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
    For your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76217. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. This is the only trailer hitch that is a confirmed fit for the Diesel models at this time. In order to complete your towing setup you will also need a wiring harness, ball mount/hitch ball and brake controller if you will be towing a trailer with brakes. If you do not already have a trailer...
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  • How Does Hitch Install on 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Fit with Urea Tank
    When installing the Draw Tite hitch part # 76217 that you referenced on your 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel model the urea tank you mentioned gets temporarily removed. For more info on that I attached a picture from the install instructions that covers this step as well as a link to the install instructions and a link to an install video on a similar Equinox.
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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 GMC Terrain without Drilling
    The 2 inch hitches we offer for your 2018 GMC Terrain don't require any drilling to install. The Draw Tite part # 76419 is a great fit for your vehicle if you have the gas engine. If instead you have a diesel engine you'd want the part # 76217. Both require no frame drilling but the diesel engine version does require some fascia trimming that's not noticeable. I attached a picture that shows the trimmed area.
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Interfere With Hands Free Liftgate
    The only hitch that will fit the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76217. This will interfere with the hands free liftgate sensor. In most cases you will still be able to use the sensor by placing your foot on either side of the receiver. However, the factory sensor isn't always in the same location between vehicles so it is possible the function could be lost without modification. If you find that it no longer works, I would check with your...
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  • Is Trailer Hitch for 2019 Chevy Equinox Prone to Dragging Ground
    We had one customer come back and tell us that the safety chain loops of the Draw Tite hitch part # 76217 occasionally do drag the ground. I wouldn't say it's a huge problem though as we've sold quite a few of these hitches and only had the one customer report back that it was an occasional occurrence.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
    Thanks for the kind words. We try our best to provide the most helpful resources to our customers. With that being said, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76217 is still the only trailer hitch receiver we have for the diesel models of a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. Generally speaking, when we are recommending hitches and have the choice between a 1-1/4" Class II and a 2" Class III, we almost always choose the 2" Class...
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  • Tools Needed to Install Draw-Tite Hitch 76419 in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
    The specific included hardware and tools needed to install the Draw-Tite hitch # 76419 are detailed in the written instructions for this part which are linked for you. As for bolt sizes, you will need 15mm and 11/16-inch sockets as well as a T15 Torx bit among other tools. The Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 76419 is a confirmed fit on your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with gas engine. If you happen to have the diesel then instead you'll use hitch # 76217. Both share identical capacities of 675-lbs...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Wiring For 2020 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    Yes there is an option for the 2020 Chevy Equinox Diesel model. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76217 which is the only fit available. It has a concealed cross tube so the only part of the hitch that is visible once installed is the receiver. I have attached a photo and video for your reference. For the wiring, I recommend Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118750 which is confirmed fit for the diesel. Since...
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  • Hitch And Wiring Kit For 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2020 Chevy Equinox is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76217. This hitch will provide the capacity you need for towing your pop up and other hitch accessory needs while also looking great when not in use. A hitch lock would be a great addition and the # e98880 is what I recommend. For trailer wiring I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118750 that plugs directly into your existing wiring....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2019 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    The correct Class III trailer hitch from Draw-Tite for your 2019 Chevy Equinox Diesel is the Max Frame # 76217. This particular hitch is specifically designed for the diesel model of your Equinox and its mounting brackets will attach around the DEF tank that you mentioned. It has a towing weight capacity of 4,500 pounds and a tongue weight rating of 675 pounds. I have attached the complete written installation manual that you can check out too. The Draw-Tite # 76419 that you referenced...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch from 2017 Chevy Equinox Fit 2019 Equinox
    We have hitches for the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox but the # 36408 Draw -Tite is not a fit because there's a generation change after 2017. Instead, if you want to keep a 1-1/4 inch receiver the only option is part # 36642 If you'd rather upgrade the hitch size to the 2 inch receiver I recommend the Draw-Tite # 76419 which has a concealed crosstube so all you see is the receiver opening under the bumper. That's it in the picture I attached. Be aware neither of these hitches are confirmed to...
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  • Fit of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Hitch 76217 on 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
    The Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III hitch part # 76217 is a confirmed fit on your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox that has the diesel engine option. My contact there indicated no known installation issues mounting this hitch on your car. Linked for you are the written installation instructions that detail the tools needed and the complete process to mount it using the included hardware. A video and help article are also linked for reference. If towing is in your plans you will also need wiring and...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    The correct trailer hitch for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76217. It does require temporary removal of the urea/DEF tank but it will be re-installed after the hitch is in position.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    Yes, we have the Draw Tite trailer hitch part # 76217 which is a confirmed fit for the 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel and would be a great option. It's a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening and plenty of towing capacity. For trailer wiring you'd then want the # 118750 which is a custom fit and our most reliable option. Check out the install video I attached for this kit down below as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Kit that Fits 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 76217 does fit the diesel models of your 2018 Chevy Equinox and so does the trailer wiring part # 118750 so do have the right stuff picked out.
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  • Towing Capacity and Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Chevy Equinox
    If your 2018 Chevy Equinox is not a diesel, then I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76419 because it is the least visible, able to work well with accessories like a bike rack and is easy to install. If you have the diesel model, then I instead recommend the Draw-Tite # 76217. The towing capacity is dependent on your engine. If you have the 1.5L turbo or the 1.6L turbo diesel, then you will have a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs....
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  • Alternative to OEM Trailer Hitch for 2020 Chevy Equinox
    We do have a handful of trailer hitches that fit a 2020 Chevy Equinox and while they do feature some hidden designs, none of them really fit straight through the bumper like what I think you're describing. The Draw-Tite Class III # 76217 is the most hidden with the Draw-Tite Class III # 76419 being a close second. The biggest differences is the locations of the safety chain loops and the length of the hitch receiver. I personally prefer the part # 76419 simply because the safety chain...
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  • Fit Of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Hitch 76217 On 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel
    I do have a solution for your 2020 Chevy Equinox diesel. While the Curt # C77FR is not a fit on the diesel model, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76217 in another great option that is a confirmed fit for your Equinox. The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118750 will give you what you need for trailer wiring and for a ball mount, I recommend an adjustable mount like the Flash Solid Steel HD Adjustable 2-Ball Mount # FA49-00-5625 that makes...
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  • Measuring to Determine Height From Ground to Hitch 76127 on 2018 GMC Terrain Diesel
    We do have some information that should help, though we have not had a chance to test fit the Draw-Tite # 76217 on a 2018 GMC Terrain as of yet (June 2018). The hitch, which is the only one listed as a fit for an '18 Terrain with a diesel, does measure 11-3/8" from the bottom of your Terrain's frame to the lowest point of the hitch, which is the safety chain holes. What you can do is get under your Terrain and measure from the frame to the ground, then subtract 11-3/8" you will know how...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Kit for 2019 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    Yes, the Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 76217 has been confirmed by Draw-Tite's tech team to be a fit on your 2019 Chevy Equinox diesel. The install instructions are linked and these will give you a list of the specific tools needed to bolt this hitch on with the included hardware kit. A helpful article is included too. If you also need a wiring harness you can use the 4-pole wiring kit # 118750. I confirmed compatibility of this wiring kit as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2018 GMC Terrain Denali
    I checked with Draw Tite and the hitch part # 76419 is a confirmed fit for the Denali versions of the 2018 GMC Terrain that have dual exhausts. Draw Tite says this fits all models except diesels which instead requires the Draw Tite hitch part # 76217.
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  • Is There Trimming Involved to Install Draw Tite Hitch # 76217 on 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel
    The only hitch we have for your 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel is the Draw Tite part # 76217 which does require fascia trimming. The trimmed section won't be visible from the rear of the vehicle though. This hitch does come with instructions that show where to trim it which are linked to this page as well. I attached a picture that shows where the trimming will be for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Vehicle Wiring Harness To Add 4 and 7 Way Connector To 2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel Non-Premier
    I would be happy to help! For your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 1.6L diesel Non-Premier you will first need the Tekonsha T-one Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118750 which will be a plug and play installation to your factory connectors. Then to add a 7-way connector you will need either the # ETBC7 if you are planning on using a traditional trailer brake controller, or the option I recommend is the # ETBC7L with the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 due to it requiring the least...
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Rack Recommendations for 2020 Chevy Equinox
    Trunk mount bike racks have their place, but they have several disadvantages. 1) The rear hatch cannot be opened with the rack in place. The struts that hold up the rear hatch are typically rated for the weight of the door, and not much else. Plus, opening and closing the rear hatch will make the rack shift a bit which can scratch the finish of your new vehicle. If the hatch is closed in a less-than-gentle fashion, the rack can dent your hatch. 2) You'll be limited to carrying three...
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