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Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 6K GTW, 550 lbs TW

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 6K GTW, 550 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a trailer with an underslung coupler and 350 lbs – 550 lbs of tongue weight
  • Only experience relatively minor trailer sway
  • Hate the loud scraping and popping of other hitches with built-in sway control

No, if you:

  • Have a trailer with a C-channel frame or a crossmember that could interfere with the clamp-on brackets
Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Blue Ox. Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 6K GTW, 550 lbs TW part number BXW0553 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Weight Distribution Hitch - BXW0553

  • 400 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Blue Ox
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Built-in sway control helps to prevent trailer sway
    • Constant tension in trunnions helps force trailer in line
    • Rotating lift brackets ensure that chains are tight and secure to keep spring bars from moving
  • Trunnion spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Easily lock in place and remove with included pin and clip
    • Interchangeable with other Blue Ox spring bars (sold separately) to raise or lower the weight capacity
  • 2 Grease zerks inside head assembly make maintenance simple and clean
  • Unique, rotating-latch lift brackets connect spring bars to trailer
    • Quick and simple to use - insert lift chain into slot and rotate bracket with wrench
    • Clamp-on design - no drilling needed
  • Required tilt is built into head assembly - no adjustment needed
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, 2-5/16" hitch ball, and all necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 350 lbs - 550 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Application:
    • 2" x 2" Trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
    • Trailers with frame height between 3" and 6"
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Designed for use on trailers with bottom-mounted couplers
  • Lift-bracket positioning: mount about 29" back from hitch ball
  • Shank length:
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 10" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 13" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 8-3/4"
    • Maximum rise: 8"
    • Maximum drop: 2"
    • Overall height: 10"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ BXW0553Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • 2-5/16" Hitch Ball
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
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Create a stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.


Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.


Unique Features of Blue Ox SwayPro

Blue Ox SwayPro Rotating Latch Brackets

Other weight distribution systems have lift brackets that require you to apply a good amount of leverage to get them to snap up, which can be difficult and frustrating. With the SwayPro, all you have to do is insert the lift chain into the bracket slot and rotate the bracket with the included wrench until the lock pin engages.


Another feature of the SwayPro is the easy-to-use head. The required pitch is already built into the head, so the only adjustment that may be needed is the placement of the head on the shank. Move the head up or down along the weight distribution shank to achieve the proper height. No additional, fine-tune adjustment is needed, which means no hard-to-access washers or difficult-to-use thumbscrew.


Built-In Tension Stops Sway

Blue Ox SwayPro System with Built-In Sway Control Hooked Up

The SwayPro offers four points of built-in sway control. Within the head assembly, the trunnions are designed to hold the spring bars securely in position, placing just enough tension on them to cause them to constantly force your trailer in line. At the other end of this weight distribution system, the rotating brackets ensure that the lift chains are pulled as taut as possible. In addition, the basic design of the brackets keeps much of the length of the lift chains wrapped up inside of the brackets. Typically, only a couple of links hang down from each bracket. So each chain is held more stable than in traditional weight distribution systems, where more than twice as many links are exposed. This tight, stable design limits the movement of the spring bars so that they can exert more force on your trailer to effectively keep it from shifting side to side. Furthermore, unlike many friction-style sway controls, the SwayPro allows you to back up your trailer without having to remove or disengage the system.



BXW0553 Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Hitch for Underslung Coupler - Clamp On Brackets - 6,000 lbs

Installation Details BXW0553 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - Underslung - 6K GTW, 550 lbs TW - BXW0553

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (288 Customer Reviews)

Shank fits 2" hitches and offers up to an 8" rise and a 2" drop. Clamp-on system uses optimal points of tension to help prevent sway while it balances your trailer's load for a more level ride. Works with underslung couplers.

- BXW0553
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This item was shipped direct from the manufacturer. It was received in a timely manner. It was eligible for free shipping but I opted to pay for expedited shipping, and it came as promised, well packaged.



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have used my Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Item #BXW1000 now for the past year towing our Airstream 27FB with a Ford F150 over 5000 miles and six weeks of road trips. For comparison, I had used Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control hitches on three prior travel trailers over eight years - including a prior 27FB. For comparable levels of weight distribution, I have found: 1. The sway control with the Blue Ox is more of a dampening of sway - making it tolerable, while the Reese seemed to eliminate the sway from starting in the first place. A noticeable difference with crosswinds and passing semis at highway speeds. 2. Tightening and loosening the torsion bars with the supplied wrench and rotating cam of the Blue Ox is more stressful and unpredictable than using the lever pipe and lift bracket for the cam of the Reese. I bought a longer torsion bar and socket to replace the supplied wrench which helps (see photo). 3. While the Reese torsion bars and cams require routine topical application of grease, the Blue Ox torsion bar swivel attachments (see photo) require a grease gun to keep lubricated which is a nuisance. 4. Routine wear on the paint of the Blue Ox cam (see photo) adds rust as a maintenance problem that I didn't have with the Reese systems.



- BXW0550
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


After much research, I chose this Blue Ox. Liked this style over the others for it's simple use and less clips to lose. My issue was the rear of my KIA was sagging allowing the camper nose to drop. Which in turn made the camper sway. Very simple installation. The object is tweaking it to get both the tow vehicle and camper level and to line the chain up with the bracket mounted on the frame of the trailer/camper. We've taken it out on 1 short trip so far and it has definitely been an improvement. It is quite heavy, but just about all brands are. Read others that said the ball was not included..... mine was! Very pleased with my decision.



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The hitch came very quickly and was well packaged. I was surprised to find an upgraded chain tool and 20k lbs ball already attached to the hitch. The reason I have four stars was there was not option to select a longer shank length. So, $[XX] dollars later I was able to get an extended shank for my 3/4 ton truck.



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


No matter what product you end up buying from etrailer your going to be impressed by their customer service. I purchased the SwayPro Blue Ox BXW1500 for towing a trailer with 1000lbs of tongue weight when empty using a 2018 Nissan Titan. I have never been able to actually level my pickup before with other hitches that I’ve used. I can now level the pickup and trailer to within 1/2”. The BXW1500 was very easy to install. Hookup is simple and easy. When towing the hitch works silently and offers very good vehicle control. The parts of the hitch that you handle have no grease on them. I would recommend theBXW1500 for anyone experiencing truck squat while towing or is tired of a noisy hitch system.



- BXW0350
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The performance of what it is supposed to do, Weight Distribution and Sway Control, is great. The parameters which is will be able to be installed on your particular setup is cumbersome and usually involves buying alternate parts. V Nose Trailers also provide challenges (alternate parts). Recommend having a shop install it on both the trailer and vehicle so they work out the exact equipment needed. The overall longevity of this product -- when left on the trailer -- is leaving me wanting. This equipment does not like to be left in the weather. You will want to uninstall it, clean it, lubricate it and store it in a controlled environment. Oxidation is strong with this equipment.


Comments
You will definitely want to grease the 2 grease zerks inside the head assembly often. As well as lubricate any moving part that is in the elements. For more rust prevention tips, see the attached help article:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/13/2022


- BXW0550
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Easy installation after purchasing a couple of specific tools: A big adjustable wrench, a Torque wrench and a 1 1/2 socket to be able to remove and reinstall the hitch ball. Easy to follow instructions. Plan to test it during a trip this weekend.


Comments
Highly recommended for any travel trailer. Absolutely necessary for safety. Easy to setup and remove. You can backup without removing it.
Gerardo - 01/07/2022


- BXW2000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Bought a 30’ enclosed race car trailer with 1.5’ extra height and pulled it back from Dallas, Tx. with my 3500 DuraMax with no weight distribution hitch! It was not a pleasant drive. I weighted the tongue when I got home and came in at 1650# empty. Got this hitch, BX2000, loaded trailer with car, tools, fuel, generator, and did not re-weight tongue but estimate to be at least 2k. Pulls completely different! Sway is almost nothing. My old trailer was a 50’ goose neck which pulled better but was much heavier and harder for the truck to pull. This hitch will make the difference in a heavy tongue weight bumper pull trailer



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


It worksgreat! I really like the customer service at etrailer. They help you get the parts you need and are fair if you need to send them back or exchange. I have this stetup on my 2020 f-250 and 2021 keystone outback 210urs (5000lbs with around 500lb younger weight) I’ve never towed the trailer without the bars on but I can say that the ride is smooth. On a smooth highway I have gone 70+mph for short periods to pass and it feels totally smooth and safe. You don’t need these bars with a 3/4 ton Truck but it makes the ride more balanced and keeps you truck bed more level and I think that improves safety. It takes around 20% of the load off you tow hitch. I ordered this before I received my trailer and had to return the chain and bar portion for the next size up because I ended up with a heavier trailer. Because of the delays from the factory. etrailer helped me out the whole way and only charged me shipping. This is a no brainer! Get this hitch your suspension will thank you and buy from etrailer they are better at customer service than a brick and mortar store. Plus they have a huge inventory.



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The product is well built, easy to install and tows great. The downside is the chains. Before upgrading to a new trailer, I got rid of the standard chain style weight distribution bars and went to the square bar style. After getting a new trailer, my 14k bar style wasn't rated for the tongue weight and I had to upgrade to this. The new trailer is only 14k loaded but has a 2k pound tongue weight. This is the only hitch on the market that would carry the tongue weight and I am back to chains. They are difficult to deal with and if you dont have the tongue jack taking most of the pressure off of them, the wrench to release the chains can get away from you. If somebody make a chain less unit, I would get away from this.


Comments
Great product, absolutely no issues with it. However, the chains still stink and wish they had a better alternative for this heavy hitch.
Shay S - 05/07/2021


- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Shipped as promised. Came with everything. Installed per excellent instructions. Works very well on 21 chevy tahoe towing 6000lb 25 ft travel trailer. Works as advertised. Havnt been in crosswinds, but trucks passing and meeting, hitch has good control. Load leveling works excellent.



- BXW0356
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Let's be honest, the Blue Ox is a bit expensive compared to other brands. I bought this because it was the only one with a 3,500 lb range. I used it with a vehicle that was not rated for a weight distribution system (Subaru Outback), but this worked beautifully. Never a sway, and very sure-footed on the highway. Connecting this is easier than just about any other brand. The cam system that simply clicks/ratchets the chains is so easy to use. It's also fast to disconnect at your campsite and drive away with just your vehicle. I found that in a pinch (timed myself), I could connect or disconnect everything in about 90 seconds.



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Was so pleased with the service and pricing of this-staff members were with me every step of the way-from questions to updates about shipping to confirmation that I received the hitch. I look forward to getting it set up. Talk you again etrailer!



- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Great product! Exactly what I was looking for to use with my hitch extension for my boat trail and camper set up.


Comments
Excellent! This is exactly what I needed to help with the tongue weight of my boat trailer. This product takes the worry out of towing with the extended trailer hitch due to the camper on the truck.
Paul - 04/07/2021


- BXW1000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Pros: Easy to install, doesnt squeak like all of the other ones. Able to back up without disconnecting. Easy to use as long as you lift the trailer up all the way on the tounge before you connect/disconnect. My truck (2017 F150 with 2020 Cougar 29BHS) sits perfectly level with no sag at all. Sway is minimal although I have yet to drive in anything with winds greater than 30MPH (thankfully) Cons: Main con for me is having to raise up the tounge everytime to connect or disconnect the chains. If you dont do this, you will never be able to get enough links in for proper tension, and when you go to release the chains the tension will be extreme causing the breaker bar to go flying forward.



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The blue ox pro weight distribution looks extremely well built. However, When I ordered the kit, I believe it said it did not come with a ball. So I ordered a ball. I now have an extra ball that I don't need. UPS delivered the box and the box was crushed, two holes punctured into the box. Fortunately for me, all the pieces were still in the box. Past that, I'm excited to pull my trailer and see how it does.


Comments
This is included in the product description: System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, lift chains, rotating lift brackets with handles, reducer bushing for ball shank, pin and clip, 2 and 5 sixteenth inch hitch ball, and all necessary hardware.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/26/2021


- BXW1500
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have been using the Blue Ox SwayPro WD Hitch for 1,500 tongue weight on our 30' Arctic Fox travel trailer for one year now. No regrets as this hitch has been an easy to setup and use and it seems to do it's job nicely. Due to the height of our trailer's hitch I ordered a Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank to use with the SwayPro and the pair work great together.



- BXW0750
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I had the unfortunate experience with having your new airstream 20' taken out by a hydroplaning car last month. The airstream rolled right and on to its side, and the hitch released keeping our Suburban from rolling. The stabilizer bars and chains maintained the trailer connection and eased the stop with the rear tires of ground. The hitch bent the receiver on the truck, and the only damage appeared to be one " sprung" spring bar. A good result from a bad experience!



- BXW1500
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


The Blue Ox SwayPro 1500 arrived today. Ordered online from eTrailer on Tuesday and delivered to West Michigan on Friday. FAST! etrailer service and support is always First Class. While heavy, the Blue Ox WDH was in perfect condition. The quality and appearance of the Clue Ox is great. The hitch is powder coated and very clean. I was impressed that Blue Ox has totally upgraded the chain latch wrench. No longer that flat piece of metal. The new wrench is a plated, heavy duty socket wrench. Much like a wheel lug nut wrench that is made especially for releasing the latches. Our new TT was delivered to our dealer while our state is in lockdown. There it sits until May 1. I will update review after install and first trip. With all the changes in the world... very happy to purchase a product Made in U.S.A.



- BXW0556
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Purchased this brand after seeing good reviews on a forum for travel trailer owners(Winnebago micro minnie). Thousands of miles in my year using it and absolutely satisfied.



- BXW1006
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I’m not very happy with my purchase. The weight distribution hitch I purchased does not fit on my trailer. There is a welded support bracket right where the hitch bracket is supposed to go 29 inches back on my trailer. Can the bracket go further back or does it need to go right above the chain? I’ve attached a photo of my issue.


Comments
Yes this blue ox weight distribution system part # BXW1006 does require the brackets to be positioned 29 inches from the hitch ball. Since you have a support bar where the bracket does need to be positioned this weight distribution system will not work for your trailer. I recommend the equalizer system part # EQ37100ET
Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW
$737.12
. The sway control brackets on the equalizer system can be positioned 27 inches to 32 inches back from the coupler. It handles tongue weight from 700 to 900 pounds and will still allow for backing up. It also includes the 2 5/16 inch ball and shank.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 11/01/2018


- BXW0550
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I put this on my trailer as soon as I bought it (Coachman Apex Nano 194BHS) so I can't say how it would drive without it. But it is a very solid and well crafted system. No weird popping noises from it, which is what I didn't like about solid bar systems. Installed quickly and easily (watch the etrailer install video!) Mine came with the new hefty tire iron like wrench (instead of the flat knuckle buster). Seems like a huge improvement, absolutely a necessary upgrade for such a premium product



- BXW2000
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I installed the hitch but have yet to have my travel trailer out on the road yet, to test it, hopefully it will be sometime this summer, the installation was no problem.


Comments
The hitch works fantastic easy to hook up and no sway, and it is quiet.
Brian - 05/24/2021


- BXW1500
by:

Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


I've driven over 11,000 miles this year, through snow, rain, and gusty winds and have no troubles with this hitch system. Just love it. The finish has chipped off, and in those areas, rust is developing. Otherwise a very good product.


Comments
Hi Douglas, Thanks for your feedback! With the powder coating being chipped off, I would recommend cleaning the rust off and applying a rust resistant paint to the bare metal. This will help prevent the rust from spreading. I have attached a helpful article that goes into better detail.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 08/03/2021


- BXW1501
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Review from a similar SwayPro in Weight Distribution Hitch


Finally got around to installing the Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch with bolt on chain latches. The process was straight forward after viewing youtube vids, taking time to be sure all my measurements were correct. With the bolt on chain latches you do not get many chances to get it right. I could not use clamp on as my V-nose RV did not have room above the frame to clear the clamp on latch.. drilling was a pain as clearances on my frame were tight and I had to go around a electrical junction box on the inside of the frame.. but once on, it was a breeze to set up. The overall quality of the hitch was great and I don't miss having to set the angle of the hitch head (it's fixed) making the only adjustments necessary was hitch height and chain length. I initially set mine up using 9 links on the chain, but once I got out on the road, I noted the RV was riding nose low so I went up to 10 links on the chain. Now the truck and RV are level, the truck rides and handles as I expected. I have not had the rig out on a long haul, so I can't comment about the sway control of the hitch.Truck is a 2013 Ford F150 ecoboost, max tow 3.73 gears, rv is a 6600lb (empty) V-nose 25ft toy hauler. I like the chain latch set up. Easy to use especially on a V-nose trailer. The concept of sway control with the short length chain is feasible and after this week trip (with some interstate time), I will report back if it doesn't work as advertised. All in all I am happy with the hitch and of course happy with the eTrailer purchasing process.


Comments
A year later and we have used this hitch many, many times and couldnt be happier with the purschase. Hook up is a breeze. Have had the chance on several occasions to get on the Interstate with the big trucks and wind and the sway control works. I am very pleased with the hitch. Thanks Blue Ox and eTrailer!
Bill R - 10/01/2014

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