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  • 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Draw-Tite hitch ball part number 19286 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1-1/4" Diameter x 2-3/4" Long Shank - Chrome - 12,000 lbs. Hitch Ball reviews from real customers.


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Draw-Tite Hitch Ball - 19286

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (196 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.

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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. 322335



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Honest about what is online. Plenty of detail unlike other websites. After finding this on another site, I had to hunt for details and found it here with all the info, cheaper price, and reasonable delivery. Thanks! 62363


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They did their job remarkably, unfortunately I do not have that truck anymore. My wife blew the head gasket on my diesel truck and I was forced to put it down.

Jason W - 07/10/2014

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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. 53114



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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. 404149



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Right size, right shank, right price. Exactly what I needed. 184446


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After one year, still looks good as new I do keep it greased, which helps, for sure.

John J - 04/08/2016

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good quality, perfect for my needs, super service 99677


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Everything is working perfectly and if needed in the future, I will return, thank you

Lambo54 - 09/15/2014

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Good product 216550


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Beautifully! We just got back from a wonderful vacation towing our new trailer. 5,600 miles and it performed flawlessly.

Richard P - 08/04/2016

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Going to cut the threads off and use as part of my security/lock system on my car trailer. 141928


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Fine, no issues.

Jim H - 07/17/2015

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Great product and customer service. Always a pleasure ordering from etrailer. 148703


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Still holding strong.

KL - 08/26/2015

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Arrived with hitch as ordered Thanks 170309


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working well good price

Chuck P - 01/17/2016

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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. Sincerely, Bill 38145



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I didn't have a chance to install and test this hitch ball, however my previous hitch ball I bought here, have used more than 3 years and towed my 33 ft, 8800 lbs RV travel trailer with it more than 10,000 miles. This is an excellent product and at this point I just decided to replace for safety reasons. Great company, very fast and quality service. Thank you and best wishes in your future endeavors. 185011



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I am very happy with my transaction with this company. From start to finish I was treated with respect and was helped by some very knowing people. I have not used my hitch yet but it appears to be a quality product. It should be packaged a little better for shipping because it appears to have broken open during shipping and was taped up . However there was nothing missing. Very satisfied customer. 407068



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I installed the equalizer bars (trunnion bars, part #RP66074) with the duel cam HP anti-sway. It took me about 6 hours. I have not been out on windy days yet to see if the anti-sway works as advertised. It seemed to me that there was some repetitive steps that could have been eliminated or changed to make the installation process go faster and smoother. Otherwise, went about like I thought. 52618



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WOW ... I WAS POSITIVELY AMAZED AT EVERY STAGE OF THE ORDER and/or DELIVERY CYCLE ... I ORDERED A HEFTY BALL RECEIVER ALONG WITH THE BALL AND EVEN THE BOX THAT THIS "WEIGHTY" TOTAL ORDER CAME IN HAD CUTOUT HANDHOLDS TO MAKE THE LIFTING and/or CARRYING PROCESS OF THE BOX FROM MY FRONT DOOR TO THE GARAGE EASIER. I DEFINITELY PLAN ON ORDERING FROM eTRAILER AGAIN !!! 60649



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Great experience! I contacted etrailer help desk, instant reply to my question. I ordered a complete hitch with extra parts, it came the second day! Amazing service. If you are looking for anything to do with any of the products they sell, you will not find better service anywhere, and with free shipping, I doubt if you will find a better price. 313865



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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. 483365



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The weight distribution hitch I purchased is outstanding. Quick shipping, easy to install, and excellent service and information at etrailer.com. 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. 423170



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Fast shipping!! Great prices!! YOU guys ROCK!!! Thank you for all of your help all the way down to your low prices!!! Thank you!!! My order got here on time and all is well. I was able to go pick up my trailer and it all hooked up great! I'll send others your way when I hear they need hitch accessories. Thanks again! :) 2701



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the correct ball for the application, sent timely . Being assembled with the hitch that was already purchased from you. Just wish it was made clearer that the ball wasn't included in the hitch when the order was placed . Shipping it together would have saved unnecessary freight on the ball. Thanks Tori for your help. Cliff d 231454



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Weight Distribution hitch, & hitch ball. It 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 218120



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The shipment was delivered 2 days sooner than expected. The products were in excellent condition. Customer service was outstanding! We will definitely continue to do business with eTrailer.com again and again. This was our first time using eTrailer.com and as you can tell we are very pleased with the service! 12031



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Solid construction; really like the chrome. This is a significant-sized hitch ball; the pictures on the web-page do not do it justice. I was moving up to this higher-rated ball and needed to purchase a larger, 1-7/8" wrench. You will be pleased with this 12,000lb-rated product. 233756



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Solid ball. Torque specs are 450 ft-lb, but my wrench only goes up to 250. Had to take it to my local shop, hopefully they did it right. Would have been better if e-trailer could have mounted it for me, I trust them more than my local guys. This is a very nice ball. 99897



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Solid, good looking. Instructions state to torque to 450 ft lb. Not sure how you would actually do that as I have never seen a torque wrench that big. Ended up just pulling as tight as I could with a large pipe wrench and extended pipe. 141677



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A highly polished, beefy ball that will take responsibility for making sure my 2-1/2 ton sailboat safely follows me wherever I want to take her. Thank you etrailer.com for your wonderful customer service, before, during and after delivery! 59569



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Although I've mounted this ball, I have not yet used it. I've been buying from etrailer for some time and I've never been disappointed. Products are first rate, service and shipping are exceptional, and I'm a happy camper.....8~) 297750



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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. 462536



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ORDERED THIS TRAILER BALL WORKS GREAT ONLY ONE PROBLEM HAD TO DRILL BALL MOUT TO 1-1/4 SHANK BUT ME MY SON AND MY SON IN LAW GOT IT DONE THE ONLY PROBLEM I CAN NOT TOQUE THE NUT ON THE BALL TO 450LBS OH WELL THANKS AGAIN Ed R 143660



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Excellent quality item. 129315



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this was the best purchase I've ever made, the product came exactly as described, performed exactly as they said it would, and it was shiny! etrailer is amazing though, they ship out faster then anybody 189405



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HD Ball at a great price Good quality at a great price. This ball has large and long shank for use with a HD mount. Has flats to grip ball for tightening, but requires a very large wrench for the nut. 1810



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Seems well made. I particularly liked eTrailer's putting all the pertinent info in their website description; many places don't do that. I was confident the shank was the proper size for my ball mount. 31720



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Had to go to a trailer service shop to get a socket and bar big enough to tighten the nut. I guess everyone who purchased these things is expected to have ALL the required tools to do the job. 324727



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Chrome wore off after 4 miles on the first use. I would buy plain steel or stainless next time. Good if you just want your hitch to look pretty but your money is better spent on a hitch cover. 43100



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What can I say. It's a ball hitch. When I got it, it was shiny. Now it's covered with grease. Towed my trailer across country and back. Pretty much all you can ask for from a piece of metal. 316917



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Came with the Weight Distribution system I order. It is nice and shiny and installed with no trouble on the hitch. It really dressed up the hitch and makes it really look "Store Bought". 159254



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It's a trailer ball. It's shiny. What's not to like? Besides, I got to buy a new socket and wrench just to install this monster. An excuse to buy a new tool is always a good thing! :) 222438



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Fast shipment (3 Days). The hitch ball looks like it was well manufactured and will suit my needs perfectly. Very happy with the overall E-Trailer experience start to finish. 229958



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I have received several products from this company. My recent one was a hitch ball. So far I have not had any problem with their products, and very happy with their services. 136834



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Ball arrived with some nicks in the finish, but otherwise seems to be fine. Time will tell how durable the chrome platting is. 67533


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A year later the Chrome Plating is gone.

-- comment by: Big J - 02/23/2014

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Thanks for the feedback. Did you use any grease for the ball?

-- Patrick B - 3/12/2014


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The hitch ball was every thing I expected when I ordered it. It is easy to see quality products when it rests in your hand. This hitch ball is worth purchasing! 234605



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Everything arrived in a timely manner and as expected. It was great to be able to ask a question and confirm that I was getting exactly what I needed! 313412



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Excellent customer service. I ordered on line, I ordered an incorrect item called customer service, they corrected the problem with no problem A+ service 394317



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Top quality hitch ball at the lowest price I could find anywhere. I always go to etrailer first and have never been disappointed. Great customer service. 220009



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BOUGHT A LOT OF THINGS FROM E TRAILER AND RECEIVE KNOWAGABLE ADVISE AND ALWAYS GOOD SERVICE, REASONABLE COST ALSO FAST SHIPPING VERY GOOD OUTFIT 361593



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Good quality 12000 pound ball. 2 5/16". 1 1/4" diameter. 2 3/4" Shank. That should handle just about anything a 3/4 ton pick up truck pulls. 28402



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This ball appears to be manufactured with very high standards. It's thick and heavy. I never realized how big a 1 1/4" threaded shank was. 14721



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Great quality ball. You need a 1 7/8 inch socket to install. Using it on my Reese Steady Flex sway system. The Reese is great also ! 364479



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Not too much to say about a ball, it's a good piece and 1/2 the price of the local RV dealer. Now finding a 1-7/8" socket......... 208695


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  • A weight distribution systems maximizes what the hitch can handle up to its stated capacity. It will not let you go beyond what it or the vehicle can handle though. So check the hitch and owners manual to see if there is a weight carrying capacity and a capacity when using weight distribution which should be different. If 740 pounds is the most hitch or tongue weight it can handle then that is what you will need to go by. This will make the Airstream trailer too heavy for the hitch and...
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  • Methods of Improving Sway Control on 31 Foot Rockwood Camper towed Behind Ford F-150
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mentioned, # TFR1502D is primarily designed to suspend the load of cargo stored in the bed of your truck, and will not have much if any effect on trailer sway. First and foremost, if the trailer has insufficient tongue weight, it will be more susceptible to sway. The tongue weight of the trailer should be at least 10 percent of the weight of the trailer. If it is less, try moving some of the gear stowed in the trailer forward of the...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a Toyota 4Runner and a 4,100 Pound Trailer and Horse
  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your Toyota 4Runner and trailer, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. At a total of 4,100 pounds, your trailer tongue weight should be between 410 and 615 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). You should not need to add a new trailer hitch as long as your current hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it and the vehicle are rated for use with...
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution and Sway Control When Towing a 4,000 Pound Trailer
  • Weight distribution is a good idea when the gross trailer weight is 50 percent or more of the vehicle weight or if you are experiencing sag at the rear of your truck. Weight distribution, as the name implies, takes the weight of the trailer and transfers to all the axles of both the towing vehicle and the trailer. For a trailer weighing 4,000 pounds with a tongue weight at 400 to 600 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight), I recommend Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution...
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  • Wrench for a Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 Inch Nut
  • For a large socket that will fit the 1-7/8 inch nut on ball # 19286 you can use # EQ70-00-4800.
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  • Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems Comparison
  • Both of the weight distribution systems, part # RP66560 and part # EQ37120ET you asked about will do a great job for you. They are similar in tongue and weight capacity at 12,000-lbs for towing capacity and 1,200-lbs for tongue weight capacity. Both feature sway control and use clamp-on no-drill brackets. Both of these systems will allow you to back up with the bars attached and will work with surge brakes. The SteadiFlex system uses brake pad material in the sway brackets, where the...
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System for 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Be Used in a 2-1/2 Inch Hitch with Reducer
  • I spoke with my contact at Reese about using a weight distribution system for a 2 inch hitch in a 2-1/2 inch hitch with a reducer sleeve. He said you can do but it will reduce the capacity of the system so it is not recommended. There are some systems that do not come with a shank that you can add a 2-1/2 inch shank to. First, to select the right system, we need to go by the total tongue weight. This is the tongue weight of the trailer loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for a Rockwood Mini Lite 23.7 Trailer
  • Your best option is going to be the Reese Strait Line part # RP66084 as it has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs which would be perfect for your tongue weight of 725 lbs. The sway control on this system is the only style on the market that actively works to prevent sway before it starts. The other very popular option is the Equalizer WD system part # EQ37101ET which would also work great with 725 lbs of tongue weight but instead uses 4 point of friction for sway control. Some people...
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