Category Archives: Must Have Products

Learn about the towing and truck accessories that make all the difference!

Curt Hitches and Brake Controllers

At Grandville Trailer, we love and recommend Curt hitches to our customers. Their products are top of the line and made to last! Because Curt is confident in them as well, most products come with a pretty great warranty. We carry a lot of Curt’s products right here in our store. Here are a few of our favorites!

5th Wheel Curt Hitch

This is the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch; model Q20. When talking about 5th wheel hitches, it’s pretty much the best of the best. It has a 20,000lb maximum towing weight and 5,000lb maximum pin weight. It’s built strong and solid and will give you a smooth, quiet towing experience. Its spherical axle bearing allows a full 360 degree head movement and the Carbide Black Powder Coat finish gives it extra durability. But what really makes this hitch stand out is the full 10 year warranty that comes with it. So if you’re in need of a 5th wheel hitch, save yourself some time and headache and come see us at GT. We’ll hook you up with this Curt hitch. Check out this video if you want to know more about it.

T-Connector Wiring Kits

The best thing about these kits is how easy they are to install. Make sure you have the right model for your vehicle and you won’t have to do any cutting, splicing or soldering. These kits are also cool because they come with a dust cover and a 1 year warranty. Oh, and did I mention that they’re made in the USA?

Brake Controls

It’s pretty clear to us that Curt likes to offer products that will create a smooth, easy towing experience. Their brake controls do just that, especially the Triflex brake control. Its triple-axis motion sensing allows for a smooth, controlled, precise stop. Like other Curt products, the Triflex is so easy to use and it comes ready with all the mounting hardware. It also has a limited lifetime warranty! See what Curt has to say about their new product in this video.

Curt Hitches and Ball Mounts

We like to keep Curt hitches and ball mounts on our shelves because we believe they are top of the line. After the hitches are welded, they go through several different stages to get them smooth and strong. They are finished with a liquid A-coat and a powder coat finish before setting in the oven. Curt also makes a wide variety of ball mounts so that you can get the perfect fit. We carry many models in our trailer supply store but if you ever need something different, we are happy to order it for you.

Here is a great video by Curt on how to select your trailer hitch.

And here is their video on how to choose your ball mount and trailer ball.


Browse Curt Hitches

Get the right model by looking up your vehicle here to find a hitch that will fit. Call or email us with any questions. We would be happy to help you find the right model!

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Weigh Safe Hitches: Should it be Your Next Investment?

Did you know that Grandville Trailer not only has trailers for purchase, but they also have towing accessories?

One of the accessories they carry is drawbars. Today we are going to highlight Weigh Safe Hitches

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First, let’s start with the fact that this hitch comes with 2 different size balls. Why is this important? If you have a ball that is too small in diameter,  the trailer could slip right off. This might not be too much of a problem if you are hauling on super smooth roads, but with all of the bumps you are bound to hit in Michigan, don’t be surprised to look in the rearview mirror to a trailer that is no longer there. Too big of a ball and obviously you won’t even be able to attach your trailer to take it anywhere. Also, this allows for you to haul a variety of trailers because typically, the larger the trailer the larger ball you will need.

Second, the Weigh Safe trailer hitch has an adjustable height. This makes it so that you are able to evenly distribute the weight on your load. If the trailer is short compared to the vehicle that is hauling it, the load will fall towards the back of the trailer. If the trailer is tall compared to the vehicle that is hauling it, the load will move towards the front of the trailer. In both situations, it makes the load unsafe to haul. Having a hitch with an adjustable height makes it easier to haul trailers with a variety of heights.

Finally, Weigh Safe hitches have a scale, right on the side of the hitch, that helps you measure the tongue weight of your trailer. Hence the name, “weigh safe.” Why is tongue weight important? Well, if you have too much tongue weight then you put extra force on the back of the vehicle and this would push the vehicle around. If you have too little tongue weight, the trailer could more easily sway from side to side, making it much harder to control when going down the road.

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This hitch has the added bonus of being made in the USA. It is also made from billet aluminum for added strength and the balls for the hitch are made of stainless steel for corrosion resistance. You could get it with a shaft size of 2″, 2.5″, or 3″. Really the list of features this hitch has goes on and on and on….

Interested in learning more about Weigh Safe hitches? You can check out their website here. They have some pretty cool informational videos!
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5 Practical Products Your Trailer Hitch Can’t Measure Up To

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Hey again. Remember me? I know- it’s been a while! I wish I could say that I’ve been off working hard and marketing up a storm, but that’s
not true. Life has just gotten the best of me lately.

But hey, I’m back and ready to talk business.

Specifically? Your trailer hitch.

Take a deep breath and calm down. I know it’s exciting stuff, but we have a few important topics to go over. Let’s start with this video of Dave. I promise you will want to watch this one till the end. You won’t be sorry.

I guess if you learned anything from the video, you should know that Grandville Trailer has balls… and I suppose there’s a few other things we hope you took away from the video. I would like to take some time to elaborate on some of the parts that Dave just talked about and take note of the different service options that are available as well. As you read through these, you can also browse through the parts on our shelves right from where you’re sitting by taking our virtual tour. This link will bring you right to the aisle of hitches and ball mounts where Dave was standing in the video.

5 Practical Products

1. Trailer HitchSTK_3401

As you saw in the video, we have quite a variety of hitches! We have some for smaller jobs like carrying a bike rack or cargo rack (I have one on my car- it’s fantastic for traveling from Nebraska to Michigan with the kids!) And we have some heavy duty options for serious hauling. All of our hitches are from CURT and Anderson and our service department can install your CURT hitch for you. It is always best to call a few days in advance for the service garage, but we will always try to work you in.

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A heavy trailer tends to pull on the rear of the towing vehicle. A weight distribution trailer hitch serves to level out both the trailer and the vehicle by distributing the trailer’s weight throughout the vehicle’s frame. We have three top quality models that will make such a difference in your towing experience! Check out these three trailer hitches here: 17000, 17002 and 17500.

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Dave also mentioned our ability to install brake controllers. If you tow a trailer with electric brakes you will need one of these. We have some really great options in our store, including this one from CURT. This brake control is easy to install, all automatic and even has a sensitivity adjustment. Take a look!

STH_33984. Ball Mounts:

Just like the hitches, we have a variety of ball mounts from both Anderson and CURT. Our ball mounts have different sized drops and different weights to accommodate most vehicle/trailer combinations. You will find that these ball mounts are heavy duty and durable, giving you the most for your budget.

5. Anderson Adjustable Ball Mounts

There are a couple of adjustable ball mounts from Anderson that I would like to highlight. These are designed for people who tow more than one trailer and need two or more different sized ball mounts. Instead of pouring your money into a collection of ball mounts, you can get just one to accommodate all your different trailers. We carry this one, which is all aluminum and has a 4″ drop and 4″ rise. We also have a select few of the steel ball mounts that Dave displayed in the video. These adjustable ball mounts are a really good option!

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Grandville Trailer just wouldn’t be the same without our service department. Our guys work so hard and really do the best they can for each individual customer. In fact, here is recent review from a customer:

Was picking my boat up from Muskegon and taking it home to get it ready for the fishing season when a bearing acted up – I called, talked to John, and while they were booked for several days – they got me in, took care of it, and had me back on the road in about an hour – you don’t get customer service like this these days! THANKS GUYS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Side note- we are so glad that customers take the time to say such nice things about us. It really helps to expand our business. Plus, it’s just nice to hear good things once in a while! If you would like more information on our Service Department, Greg can tell you more in this next video.

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3 Annoying Things About Your Jack That No One Talks About- And How To Fix Them With The Dropleg Insert

“I just love cranking my trailer jack all the way down to unhitch and all the way back up to tow!”

Said no one, ever. JF1005HZ

Let’s be honest. Turning that Jack a hundred times every time you need to hitch or unhitch is not exactly fun. It’s one of the biggest nuisances of towing a trailer. That’s why Redneck Trailer Supplies came up with the perfect product to take the frustration out of the job. It is called the Dropleg Insert and it’s designed to fit inside the inner tube of an A-frame jack.

Here are 3 annoying problems that your jack may be causing that the Dropleg Insert works to alleviate.

1. Wasted Time

There’s no denying it: Cranking the jack can be downright time consuming. And the more you use your trailer, the more time you will see slip away into the thousands of turns of minuscule movements. The Dropleg Insert allows you to quickly set the Jack at the correct height and move on to the things that matter.

2. Back Pain

Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States? Most people experience some form of back pain throughout their adult life. It’s pretty common for me to hear about those dealing with trailers to feel back pain when cranking the jack on a trailer. If cranking the jack isn’t the cause of your pain, it can defiantly be the culprit of that existing pain flaring up again. With the insert, you can avoid an uncomfortable position with uncomfortable movements. It’s much easier on your back and might help you to not feel quite as old they say you are.

3. Blocks of Wood

How many of you have blocks of wood hitching a ride -pun intended- in your truck bed or trailer? You never know what terrain or slope you might have to park your trailer on, especially those of you working in construction or towing a camping RV. Blocks of wood have become a standard towing accessory (there’s a sales idea) until now! The Dropleg insert provides an extra 8 inches of lift so you can ditch those blocks of wood. Use them for something else or burn them in your campfire. There is much less hassle with this new accessory.


The insert is so easy to install and it fits most 2K-5K A-Frame Jacks. We now have these available in our store for just $15.95. Do us a favor- next time you’re cranking that jack, time yourself and see how long it takes! We’re wondering what the average time is. Let us know by commenting on our Facebook.

Don’t forget to share our post so that your friends can see this cool new product too. Thank you!

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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Getting Smart With: Trimax Shack-Less Steel Padlock

I’ve already told you quite a bit about Trimax Locks. We love their stuff and we recommend their products to our customers.

Here is a lock that that is very popular and commonly used by our customers in the construction business.

Contractors, I’m talking to you. All you electricians, roofers, carpenters, plumbers and handy men. Do you ever leave your trailer and work equipment on the job site? Have you or a buddy ever had your things stolen out of your trailer? Don’t you think it would be worth it to invest $30 into a lock that will protect your belongings? This lock is pretty incredible and allows lots of hard workers to comfortably leave their trailer at the job overnight.

The Trimax Hockey Puck (THPXL)
thpxlThis tough guy is one of the best options out there. It has a wide range of uses as you can find these guarding traditional and RV trailers, sheds and outdoor storage containers.

I spent some time reading reviews of this lock online and these are just a few of the things that satisfied customers had to say:

“First time I’ve ever used these. Wish I had found them sooner. Awesome product. I never worry about my Haulmark trailer getting broken into.”

“Fits good on a Haulmark trailer, heavy and well built. Peace of mind!!!”

“These locks are probably the most heavy duty locks I’ve seen for a trailer. If you lose the keys, I feel sorry for ya. These are not coming off!”

“This is the trailer door lock to purchase. No one will be able to get this lock off. Don’t lose the key.”

“If you want real security and piece of mind you want these locks. You can key them alike or to match other locks!”


There you have it! This lock is well built and tough. Perfect for guarding your Stealth or Haulmark trailer and possessions. Just don’t lose the key!

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Do you have a lock that you love on your trailer? Share with us what works for you, we love hearing from you!

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The Trimax Keyed Alike Universal Towing Kit

A while back I did a post on 4 Trimax Products That Will Help a Trailer Owner to Sleep at Night. I talked about 4 of our favorite products from Trimax that we carry. Today I would like to tell you about one more: The TCP50 Keyed Alike Universal Towing Kit. If someone close to you owns a trailer, camper, or boat trailer, and you’re still unsure of what you want to give them for Christmas, this product might be worth a look.

If you are still looking for more Christmas gift ideas, you might benefit from reading the Trimax post mentioned above as well as 5 Useful and Unique Gift Ideas For Men.

But anyways, back to this Towing Kit. Trimax put this kit together for you to get the most security for your trailer.81a-g8utWnL._SL1500_

This towing kit includes 3 different locks:

  • UMAX50– Used for when your trailer, boat or camper are not hooked up to your vehicle. It’s 1/2 turn technology stops it from being false locked and the corrosion resistant finish makes it long lasting and durable.
  • TC1– A coupler lock with an internal O-ring and water tight cap.
  • TS32– Used to lock and secure your vehicle trailer hitch. The hardened steel lock is Trimax’s most popular and trusted product.

The great thing about buying these locks together in this kit is the keyed alike feature. One key to fit all 3 locks means that you have the most security possible with no hassle or confusion. These locks are designed to fit all trailers and can be useful for so many people.

Is there anyone in your life that could benefit from Keyed Alike Universal Towing Kit?

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5 Useful and Unique Gift Ideas For Men

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Hopefully now you are well rested, a few pounds heavier and starting to feel the Christmas spirit! (That is, if you weren’t already.) I know many of us here have already been preparing for Christmas for a while now, and we wanted to help you do the same. We have many items in our trailer supply store that would make awesome Christmas gifts! So we have compiled a list of our top 5 gift ideas. This year, take a break from the ties, socks and screwdriver sets. Give the men in your life something fun and useful.

1. IMMI CargoBuckle

CargoBuckle are the longest, most durable ratchet straps you will find. Because they are self-retractable and they have an easy-release lever, they are also the simplest ratchet straps to use. Weather resistant and extremely versatile, any man would love this gift.

2. Swift Hitch Portable Camera System

This Swift Hitch Camera is geared towards all trailer owners. The magnetic camera quickly mounts to the back of your truck and the handheld monitor guides you to your trailer perfectly. It has an incredible battery life and several other features. It’s very easy to use and will save a lot of headache when hitching up a trailer. It’s the perfect gift for any trailer owner!

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Here is an inexpensive stocking stuffer idea. This 5/8 Hitch Pin won’t rust and is made to reach all receivers.

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Do you have a friend or loved one that rides a motorcycle or dirt bike? Take a look at this wheel chock. This device is great to secure any bike of any size and it’s sturdy enough so that only one person needs to be there to load and unload. We carry the all black version of this brilliant invention.

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These are perfect for someone towing a fishing boat, snowmobile or car trailer. For someone that plows in the winter or who goes camping in the summer. Or for anyone who just loves any extra safety feature. Milenco’s mirrors are made with high standards and are designed to fasten to your mirrors and lengthen your view behind you. We carry select models at Grandville Trailer and we always recommend that trailer towers use these!


We hope you got some creative gift giving juices flowing with our 5 ideas! We stock all these things in our store and we have a lot of other items that would make awesome gifts as well:

We’d love to hear from you. Are any of you hoping to see one or two of these items under your Christmas tree? Is there something else you are asking for that might be found in our  trailer supply store? At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya! unnamed

4 Amazing Caliber Products For Your Snowmobile Trailer

This post is about snowmobile trailer accessories. But first I just wanted to say that I hope you all had a great opening day weekend! I hope many of you were successful, as some of our guys were! I will share their deer pictures with you later on this week.

But like I said, hallelujah, snowmobile season is also here! I’m sure this will be the first week that many of you get out those sleds and hit the fresh powder. If you are looking for a snowmobile trailer in Grand Rapids, come check out our store. We currently have about 30 of them that are equipped to carry snowmobiles as well as any of your other toys.

We are also stocking some new products from Caliber. They make some awesome accessories and we are happy to have them as a new supplier. For those of you with snowmobile trailers, stick around. You’re gonna love the 4 new products that we have in our store. And for those of you who have loved ones with snowmobile trailers, there are some great Christmas gift ideas here. Here is a video overview of what we have:

4 Amazing Caliber Products for Any Snowmobile Trailer in Grand Rapids

Poly Shield III

This shield lives up to it’s name as it is virtually impossible to crack and it protects your snowmobile or other toys from all the salt and damaging debris on the roads. It is well worth the investment as it’s protection will help hold the resale value of your possessions. Here is more on this product:

LowPro Grip Glides

We love this product because of it’s versatility. It is designed to be useful for both snowmobiles and ATV’s. It provides traction for when moving ATV’s and decreased friction for your snowmobiles. Check out the rest of it’s features here:

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Edge Glides

These are great for making the ground-to-trailer transitions easy and smooth. They are inexpensive and would make a great Christmas gift for any snowmobile trailer owner. We carry every size except for the 13524.

Trax Grabbers

This will make loading your snowmobiles much easier as well as walking up the ramp! This product is made strong and durable and will also make a good Christmas present. Check out this video to see a cool demonstration of the Trax Grabbers.

Well these products are cool, but are you wondering what specific sizes of these products will be compatible with your trailer? No Problem. On their website is a handy little tool called the Configuratior. Here you can see exactly what parts to get for your trailer or as a gift for someone else’s trailer.

Well there you have it! 4 new and awesome products from Caliber at Grandville Trailer. We have the best selection of snowmobile trailer in Grand Rapids and now the accessories to go along with them. We wish everyone a fun and safe winter full of snowmobiling bliss.

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin’ for ya!

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4 Key Benefits of the Curt Triflex Brake Control #51140

When it comes to towing products, one of our favorite brands is Curt. We know we are providing the best for our customers when we stock our shelves with their brand. Their American made products have gone through rigourous testing and engeniering. They use the best materials and manufacture trustworthy and durable products.

The one that I specifically want to talk about today is the Curt Trifelx Brake Control #51140. 715g4q5mrgL._SY355_

We have been so impressed with this brake control and our customers who bought this have been satisfied with it as well. Whether you pull a camping, utility or boat trailer in Grand Rapids, or anywhere in West Michigan, this accessory can serve you well. This compact device will easily mount above or below your dashboard and will automatically adjust your 2-8 brakes to keep your towing experience safe and smooth.

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The Triflex brake control comes with all the mounting hardware needed and will only take a few minutes of your time. It’s ability to mount in a variety of angels allows you to place it above or below your dashboard, wherever you think is best. Just find a stable surface that you can easily reach while sitting in the driver’s seat. Once it’s mounted, you will need a Curt wiring harness to connect the control to your vehicle’s wiring. (Yes, we carry these too!) If your vehicle does not have the plug available, you will need to hard-wire in the brake control.

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The brake control has a triple axes motion sensor and it automatically adjusts your brake output. This makes going up and down hills a lot easier and produces smooth and precise stops. There is also no setup required with it’s automatic calibration and leveling. It’s so easy to use and will make such a big difference on your towing experience!

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Even though we don’t sell some of these trailers you see on the side, I’d still like to talk to those of you who pull them. (By the way, for those of you with boat trailers in Grand Rapids, we do carry parts in our store for you, too!) If you are taking a trip with your camper to the mountains, this products will assist you throughout the terrain. If you are pulling your boat trailer in Grand Rapids and out to the lakes, It will help you navigate the beautiful, curvy roads along the shore. And if you’re pulling ANYTHING through our unpredictably snowy weather, this device will aid in keeping you, and your precious cargo safe. The Triflex brake control will benefit anyone pulling anything.

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One of the biggest reasons we encourage trailer owners to check out this gadget is because of the added safety it provides. Especially now that we’ve had our first snowfall, one of the best things about the Curt Triflex brake control is that it decreases your stopping distance. If it lowers your chance of getting into a wreck, isn’t that alone worth the small investment? Also, on the side of the brake control there is a nob to control it’s sensitivity. This way, you can ensure it is at the optimal level for the weight of your load and the conditions you are driving in.


Instead of explaining to you exactly how this tool works, take a look for yourself. This is Curt’s video of their handy product. Plus you’ll learn about a few more of it’s features like the power adjustment and the sleep mode timer.

Add this to your Christmas list or swing by Grandville Trailer to get your Curt Triflex Brake Control. Winter is practically here! What else do you need to do to get your trailer ready?

At Grandville Trailer, we’re pullin for ya!

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4 Trimax Products That Will Help a Trailer Owner to Sleep at Night

Trimax Locks

Okay Trailer Owners, time to talk about something a little more serious. There is an upsetting and frustrating trend that has been growing.

I am calling it the “Stolen to Homemade Movement.”

It’s pretty much exactly how it sounds. It’s when someone steals a trailer and eliminates the identification number. They then register it at the Secretary of State, claiming it as a homemade trailer. Can you imagine going to hook up your trailer and realizing that it is just gone? Apparently all kinds- big and small trailers are up for grabs. Many people have lost not only trailers, but their valuables as well. Lawn equipment, ATVs, boats, cars and even horses!

Like I said, it is extremely frustrating that we even need to worry about this- protecting something that is rightfully ours- but we do. And so, this is where Trimax comes in. We carry several of their locks because we think  they are the best when it comes to securing your trailer. Here are a few of our favorite products that you will find on our shelves.

Coupler Locks

Some of their most popular products are the Universal Unattended Coupler Locks. We have both models; the UMAX 100 and the UMAX 50. They are extremely durable and designed to fit all couplers. Easy to install and exceptionally difficult to break, customers have been very happy with the locks that Trimax has designed. Here is a short video that demonstrates the simple installation process.

Wheel Chock Locks

Another great product by Trimax is the Wheel Chock Lock. We carry the TCL75 model, and this product is one that everyone seems to love! Like the coupler locks, it is SO easy to use and it’s great for big and small trailers alike. It literally takes seconds to place on a wheel of your trailer when you park it. Here is short video about this lock, I think you’ll be impressed.

Door Locks

At Grandville Trailer you will also find several door locks made by Trimax. Like the other Trimax locks, they are hefty and durable. A tough cookie to crack. Not only do you need to protect your trailer, you most likely want to protect your possessions inside your trailer. If you haven’t placed a lock on your trailer door yet, or are looking for an upgrade, consider stopping by Grandville Trailer for a Trimax lock. Here are a few pictures of their top sellers.


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Receiver Locks

One last awesome product by Trimax that we carry are their receiver locks. After a quick setup, these locks are easy to use, effective and will make you feel like you’re cracking the Da Vinci Code. Take a moment to watch one more video and see how these work on your trailer.


We have heard several stories from devastated customers who have had their big and small trailers stolen or broken into. Customers who wish they would have paid a small price to protect what was rightfully theirs. Your boats, toys, work equipment and belongings are important to you and no one should feel like they can take them. Honestly, I don’t like the fact that there is even a need for us to sell locks. But there is, and thankfully, Trimax has some great products. That is why we have chosen to offer their locks to our customers to provide them some security. If you haven’t placed any locks on your trailer yet, it’s time to think about doing so.

Often times, having a lock on your trailer just works as a visual deterrent. Let’s end the Stolen to Homemade Movement and hold on to what is rightfully ours. Stop by and get a lock for your trailer- before it’s too late!

At Grandville Trailer, We’re pullin’ for ya!

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