Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 1,200 lbs TW / 12,000 lbs GTW

Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 1,200 lbs TW / 12,000 lbs GTW

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Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Pro Series. Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 1,200 lbs TW / 12,000 lbs GTW part number 49570 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Pro Series Weight Distribution - 49570

  • WD Only
  • 700 lbs
  • 800 lbs
  • 900 lbs
  • 1000 lbs
  • 1100 lbs
  • Pro Series
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Round, tapered spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride
  • Adjustable spring-bar tension - just switch links in lift chains to fine-tune
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Clamp-on brackets secure in place with clips
  • Welded steel shank offers adjustable height
  • Fabricated head is compatible with friction-style sway-control systems (sold separately)
  • Powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, snap-up brackets, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank


Specs:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 1,200 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 12,000 lbs
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Shank length: 12-1/4"
  • Maximum rise: 5-1/4" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 2" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Included w/ 49570Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Lift Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
  • Bar-Style Friction Sway Control

Weight Distributing Hitch

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.



49570 ProSeries Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Bar



49570 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 49570 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 1,200 lbs TW / 12,000 lbs GTW - 49570

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)


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this product is meeting all expectation s. 577932



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been a great product works perfect and as always etrailer has a good product 450154



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Just rec'd my Pro Series WD Hitch. Have not put it together yet, but everything looks good and just the way it was advertised. The free shipping was an easy decision to purchase from E-Trailer. Thanks for all the support!! Jack 348362



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SHIPPED VERY FAST. THE PRODUCTS ARE JUST WHAT I NEED TO USE WITH MY NEW TRAILOR. 33718



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Levels the load and improves the handling characteristics of the entire vehicle and trailer combo. 28248



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I have ordered several items, including the round bar weight distribution kit, in three separate shipments over the past several weeks. Every item was of excellent quality, exactly as advertised, installed easily according to the convenient video instructions, and worked perfectly. I found etrailer's prices to be the best in every case, and the free shiping on my orders made them an even better bargain. Each of the shipments arrived as scheduled, and were in excellent condition. I have no doubt that I'll search etrailer first when shopping for trailer and towing accessories in the future. 23542



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We received the product in record time! We had our local mechanic install the weight distribution hitch in no time (I didn't have the proper tools). If I had the proper tools I'm sure that I could have installed the hitch - especially with the extremely helpful tutorial videos on this site. We are now on our way across the country on a 1 month long road trip. Thanks etrailer! 20995



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The weight distribution hitch was exactly what I was looking for, and at a price lower than I expected. Plus, the shipping was free! Not only that, but I ordered it on a Sunday, and chose the free ground delivery, and it was shipped the same day with a 3-5 day shipping upgrade at no additional cost. It was at my door on Wednesday. You can't beat that! I would definitely recommend etrailer to anyone. Great company. 20495



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This hitch was exactly as discussed with, I believe, Matt. It actually shipped and was receive just as Matt had promised. Matt really helped me out A LOT in a tight situation. He went above and beyond to actually go to the warehouse and get me measurements from the hitch and actually followed through with returning a phone call that he said he would. Locally, I tried U-Haul and they were pretty well useless and did not even seem to care about helping a custome. I do plan on using ETrailer again in the future. Thank you Matt for all your help 10831



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Great product, good price and quick delivery. Very satisfied. Odenwald Farms, Billings, Oklahoma 9715



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It took me about 2 hours to read all of the instructions before starting to put this hitch together. However, when I ran into problems I was able to view the video on "This Old Trailer" Thank goodness for Etrailer.com's video section on Youtube! 8779



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Great service and delivery time. The service exceeded my expectations. 7883



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Great product, great price Ordered on Thursday, received on Monday, and for about 1/2 the price of local dealers - WOW!! 1585


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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for Trailer with 755 lb Tongue Weight
  • 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 attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a loaded tongue weight of 755...
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  • Diagram for Head and Shank of Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution System
  • I attached a diagram for the RB2 weight distribution system # 49570 head and shank that you asked about. The replacement bars are part # 58338 and the replacement head is part # 58333.
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2016 Ford F-150
  • The air springs I recommend for your 2016 Ford F-150 are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2582. These are a confirmed fit for your truck so long as you do not have an in-bed hitch. The Ride-Rite springs are going to enhance your F-150's factory suspension and give you a smoother, more cushioned ride. I've attached a link to a video review of these air springs, as well as a link to a video showing them being installed on a '16 Ford F-150.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Towing 6000-lb Boat Trailer
  • Thank you for the details about your loaded boat trailer's tongue weight. To match this 710-lb loaded TW and to allow you to back up the trailer I recommend the Equal-I-zer 4-Point system # EQ37100ET which works for a TW range from 600 to 1000-lbs. This setup comes complete with a shank and 2-5/16-inch hitch ball. I recommend a thin-wall socket like # ALL643216 for an easier time when installing the hitch ball. The 4-Point will both level your load and control sway. These systems...
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  • Weight Distribution System Needed to Pull a 6,615 lb Trailer with a Ford F-150
  • There are a few variables that need to be added together to determine the correct weight distribution (WD) system for any towing setup. First of all you need to find the tongue weight (TW) of your loaded trailer. When loaded properly, the TW of a trailer should be 10-15% of the loaded weight of the trailer. You can find this with a TW scale like part # 5780 or one of the methods in the linked article. Once your loaded TW is known you then need to add the weight of any cargo that will...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Trailer with 350-400 lb Tongue Weight
  • 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 attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a loaded tongue weight of 350...
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  • How to Add Sway Control to the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit
  • In order to add a sway control bar to the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit part # 49570 you are going to want to use the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660. If your trailer is over 26' or you are experiencing a lot of sway then you will want to add two of them, one to each side. This kit comes with everything you need to attach the bar to both your trailer and weight distribution system.
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  • Can a CURT Weight Distribution Head be Used with Spring Bars from Other Brands
  • The CURT Replacement Weight Distribution Head, # C17307, will only work with CURT trunnion bars. The same goes for Valley, and Reese weight distribution heads. Each can only be used with parts from the same manufacturer. If you decide to go with a whole new system, the most economical system we have for tongue weights ranging from 600 to 1,200 pounds is the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit, # 49570. The only other part you would need is a properly sized ball, # 19286...
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  • What Economical Weight Distribution System Will Work On Dodge Ram 2500 HD Towing A 7,000 Lb. Trailer
  • Using a weight distribution system is a good way to maximize towing safety. A weight distribution system transfers the load at the rear of the vehicle to all of the axles of the vehicle and the trailer. With the load distributed to all of the axles that will level off the vehicle and improve the performance and safety. You will want to choose a weight distribution system that will have a tongue weight range that will be able to handle the trailers tongue weight. Tongue weight is 10 to...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Weight Distribution Kit for a Starcraft TravelStar Hybrid Trailer
  • The trailer GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and GTW (gross tongue weight) are the best indicators for selecting the proper weight distribution system for your setup. With GVWR of 4,400 lbs and GTW of 455 lbs, I would recommend the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49568. This setup allows for GTW up to 600 lbs and GVWR of up to 10,000 lbs so you will be adequately covered for weight capacity and safety. The 1200 lb GTW and 12,000 lb GVWR rating of...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on a Trailer with a C-Channel Frame
  • As long as the opening of the C-Channel is on the inboard sides of the frame then you can use a chain hanging weight distribution system whether it is round bar or trunnion bar. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If 550 pounds is the total...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution on Ford F-150 Towing a 7,500-Lb Horse Trailer
  • A weight distribution system transfers the load at the rear of the vehicle to all of the axles of the vehicle and the trailer. With the load distributed to all of the axles that will level off the vehicle and improve the performance and safety. On your Ford F-150 you will want to choose a weight distribution system that will have a tongue weight range that will be able to handle the trailers tongue weight. Tongue weight is 10 to 15 per cent of the gross trailer weight. On your 7,500-lb...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Sway Control For Lightweight Mini Lite Trailers
  • For your sway control issues with your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 Rockwood Mini Lite Trailer, I absolutely recommend the Strait-Line System by Reese. For your application, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW, # RP66083, is the best system for the weights you mentioned. You will need to know your fully loaded tongue weight to choose a system. The best way to do this is to determine your total tongue weight which includes...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used on a 22 Foot Aluminum Trailer With a 4 Foot V-Nose
  • On a trailer with a V-Nose you cannot use the standard weight distribution systems with the chain hangers for the spring bars that go over the top of the trailer frame, but a simple bracket switch, and you can use a weight distribution system. But since the trailer is aluminum you will need to contact the trailer manufacturer to make sure it can be used with weight distribution. Traditional chain hanger brackets go over the top of the frame, but a V-Nose trailer cabin sits on the top...
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  • Length of Chains in Reese Replacement Weight Distribution Chain Kit 3216
  • Each of the two 9-link chains included in the Reese Replacement Weight Distribution Chain Kit # 3216 measures 13-inches tip to tip. For a Reese chain kit with 11-link chains use # 58364.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2008 Honda Pilot Towing a 1994 ABI Award Camper Trailer
  • You are justified in being concerned about the loaded weight of your 1994 ABI Award camper trailer when towing with a 2008 Honda Pilot. I would recommend using a weight distribution system that includes sway control, due to the light weight of your vehicle and being near the vehicle gross towing capacity with the trailer fully loaded. The information I was able to find is that the 2008 Honda Pilot has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds if properly equipped from the manufacturer. This...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a 29 Foot Travel Trailer
  • The best way to select a weight distribution system for towing your 29 foot travel trailer with your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 truck is to weigh the trailer when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. When weighing the trailer you will need to determine the gross trailer weight and the gross tongue weight, and add the weight of anything you may need to load behind the rear axle in the bed of your Ram to the tongue weight. Any time the gross trailer weight is heavier than 50 percent of the trucks...
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  • How to Mount a Weight Distribution System when a Toolbox is on my HD Dump Trailer A-Frame
  • I have a solution for you but I contacted my tech contact at Pro Series and he said you will not be able to fit the snap-up brackets on the Pro Series Weight Distribution System # 49570 on your Brimar Low Profile HD Dump Trailer. The toolbox sitting on your A frame is sitting where the brackets need to be mounted. However, the Reese Chain Hangers # RP58305 will allow you to mount your Pro Series Weight Distribution System brackets on the side of your trailer so they will not interfere with...
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  • Pro Series Weight Distribution System for Trailer Tongue Weight up to 1,200 lbs
  • The Pro Series weight distribution system part # PS49903 that you have is the highest rated system in this series of system from Pro Series so you'd need an entirely new kit to get a higher rated setup. Pro Series has their RB2 system part # 49570 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs and is priced really great. You can reuse the friction sway control you have currently as well. For a shank with more drop to help compensate for the additional height you have you'd want...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Tundra Towing a Car Hauler
  • A good rule to follow when deciding whether or not to use weight distribution is to remember that weight distributing systems should be used any time the trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicles weight. So with the trailer at almost 2,000 pounds, and a vehicle of at least 2,000 pounds loaded on it, you are looking at about 4,000 pounds. Since the 2010 Toyota Tundra can weigh as much as 5,660 pounds, I would say that weight distribution would be a good idea for your application. When...
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  • Towing Setup Recommendations for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pulling a Boat and Trailer
  • The first thing you will need to do is check with Jeep to determine what the towing capacity is for certain. Next, you will want to get an accurate weight for the boat and trailer. Once you have those numbers we will be able to know what is safe for you to do with your trailer. In some states you are required to have trailer brakes on trailers that weigh over a certain amount. You will want to check with your local DOT to see what, if any, regulations are in place for trailer brakes....
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  • Extended Weight Distribution to Tow a Trailer with ATV In Bed and Tailgate Down on a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Weight distribution shank # RP63971 measures 15 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole when using a round bar weight distribution system. Measure from the center of the pin hole back to how far the ATV will stick out to determine if this is enough extension. When choosing a system you have to go by the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and add to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the truck bed. With...
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  • Can Replacement Curt Head # C17075 be Used with Valley Round WD Bars
  • I do have a solution for you to still use a Weight Distribution (WD) system, but unfortunately aside from WD shanks different parts of WD systems are not interchangeable. Even if they were to fit together they have not been tested together and so any weight capacities would be unknown. If you would like to still use a WD system you will need a whole new kit. Since it looks like you are using a friction sway control like part # 83660, a similar WD system that has a Tongue Weight (TW)...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 14 Foot Trailer with 775 lb of Tongue Weight
  • The best practice before choosing a system is to determine the actual fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. The tongue weight would also include the weight of anything carried in the truck bed behind the rear axle. Once the ready to tow tongue weight is determined, choose a system whose effective range encompasses the tongue weight of your trailer. I have linked you to an FAQ article that outlines various methods of determining your actual tongue weight. If we are proceeding on...
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  • Troubleshooting a 2006 Honda Pilot With Sway Problem From a 4200 lb boat
  • Judging by the picture you submitted it looks like your problem is that your ball mount is too high which is causing your trailer to not sit level. You need a ball mount with more drop than what you are currently using. I strongly urge you to check out the FAQ article I attached on determining the correct rise/drop ball mount for a setup and use the correct ball mount before you tow again. You might check your trailer suspension as well as broken suspension components can cause sway. The...
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  • Can a 2002 Ford E-150 Van Tow a 7,000 Pound Travel Trailer
  • Take a look at your trailer hitch and vehicle owners manual to determine if there is a separate rating for weight distribution. We have found that the max towing capacity of your van is 6,900 pounds. If that is what you find in the owners manual then you will need a lighter trailer. Hitches that are rated for use with weight distribution will have a separate gross trailer weight and tongue weight capacity listed that is higher because weight distribution allows the hitch to reach its maximum...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2003 Ford Excursion Towing 6720lb Dry Weight Trailer
  • Any time the weight of the trailer exceeds 50 percent of the weight of the tow vehicle a weight distribution system is recommended. When using a weight distribution system with your 2003 Ford Excursion you would have the towing capacities of 12,500 lbs total trailer weight and 1,250 lbs of tongue weight. Based on the dry weights you listed for your trailer you will need a WD system as your vehicle wouldn't have the rating for the trailer without it. The best way to pick out a weight...
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  • Is Curt Weight Distribution Shank Compatible With Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you can use the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank # C17123 with a Pro Series RB2 Weight Distribution System such as # 49570 as shanks from different manufacturers are compatible. We do have the other shank you said you were looking for the, Pro Series Weight Distribution Shank # RP63971 if that was the route you wanted to go. I've added links to video reviews of both shanks for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommendation for a 800 to 1,500 Pound Capacity Trailer Weight Distribution System
  • The next step up in capacity from the 600 to 1,200 pound weight distribution systems like the Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, # 49570, would be an 800 to 1,500 pound system. For weight distribution only, I recommend the Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Trunnion Bar, # RP66131. This system can use the same shank, # RP54970 (not included), as the 49570 system. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review below. For a system with...
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  • Ball Mount or Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Tundra and 5K Trailer
  • For a 2008 Toyota Tundra, the recommended ball mount is the Draw-Tite Ball Mount, # 2923. However, you will probably want to go with something with a higher capacity given the weight of your trailer. I have incldued a link to our ball mount FAQ article that has some tips on choosing the correct ball mount. Since you were using a weight distribution hitch, I recommend replacing it with a different type of weight distribution. For a trailer weighing 5,500 pounds gross trailer weight, that...
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