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Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

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The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop. Great Prices for the best tow bar from Demco. Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs part number DM9511012 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Tow Bar

  • Fits Demco Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 6000 lbs
  • Demco
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel

The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop.


  • Safely bring your vehicle along behind your RV
  • Self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground as you're hooking up
    • Smoothly extend and pivot to reach the base plate
    • Automatically lock into towing position when you pull forward
  • Extra-long arms help you make tight turns
  • Built-in rise/drop and tilt ensure tow bar is level during towing
  • Quick disconnect, even on rough terrain, with non-binding levers
  • Organized setup
    • Straight safety cables are integrated into the tow bar
    • Storage rod keeps electrical cord (sold separately) off the ground
  • Effortless storage: swing arms to the left or right and they'll lock in place
  • Steel construction with an E-coat finish resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: Demco and etrailer base plates
    • Can be used with base plates from other manufacturers with adapter (sold separately)
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole at end of shank to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arms straight):
    • Extended: 51-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39-1/4"
  • Built-in rise/drop: 1-1/2"
    • Head tilts an additional 3" up or down to keep tow bar level with the road
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Safety cable rating: 14,000 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Demco Tow Bar Dimensions

Note: If you add a hitch extender to your setup, you may need safety cable extensions (sold separately) to reach your tow vehicle's hitch.

Works with Blue Ox, Roadmaster, Reese, and Duncan Base Plates with Adapter

Base Plate Adapter
Blue Ox DM9523041
Roadmaster Crossbar-Style (XL, EZ, EZ2, and EZ4 series) DM9523001
Roadmaster Direct-Connect (EZ5, MS, MX series) DM9523032
Reese Tow Champ and Valley Industries DM9523019
Duncan DM9523017

Easy Hookup: Self-Supporting Arms

The Commander II has a lot of smart features that give you the flexibility to hook up your toad (towed vehicle) to your RV, without the need for your vehicle to be perfectly level or in the exact right spot.

Demco Fast Easy Hookup

First of all, the arms are self-supporting, meaning that they hold themselves up without your help and won't fall to the ground when you let them go. They also move independently of each other, so you can focus on getting just one arm connected at a time. You'll never be stuck wrestling with a heavy tow bar.

Just slide the tow bar into your hitch and pin it in place. The telescoping arms will extend, pivot, and tilt to the needed length and angle to reach the tabs on your base plate. You can get hooked up and on with your adventure.

Once the tow bar's connected, slowly pull forward and the self-aligning arms will fully extend and lock into the towing position. Double check that the arms are properly latched and you'll be ready to hit the road!

Important: The arms need to be set up so that the storage rod is on the outside of the arm. Otherwise, the tow bar could be damaged when taking turns.

Extra-Long Arms Get You Around Tight Turns

The Commander's arms are longer than average, giving you an above-average turning radius. You're going to be able to get around obstacles and make sharp turns with no worry of clipping the corner of your RV. Maneuver through gas stations and the campsite no problem.

Built-In Rise/Drop

It's important that your tow bar is as level as possible while you're flat towing, with no more than a 3" difference between where the tow bar sits in the hitch receiver and where the arms meet the base plate. It's fairly common for the hitch on an RV to sit too high in comparison to the toad, making it necessary to buy a high-low adapter.

Demco Commander 2 Rise/Drop

With Demco tow bars, the rise/drop is built right in, so it's less likely that you'll need an extra adapter. The head joint is also able to tilt up and down so you can make the tow bar level for your particular setup.

Non-Binding for Easy Disconnect

Uneven ground and sharp angles can put the arms of the tow bar in a bind and make them stiff and immoveable. Once you get to your destination, the last thing you need is to spend several minutes wrestling, yanking, and kicking at them to get your car disconnected.

Demco Non Binding Arms

Instead, get out of a bind in one easy step. Simply give the trigger on the arm of the Commander a squeeze to disengage the internal latch. This releases the pent-up pressure so you can unhook and get on with your adventure.

Each trigger release latch is positioned on the side of the tow bar arm. This allows for a comfortable yet firm grip, unlike latches that are positioned on the tops of tow bar arms, which can be difficult to grab. This out-of-the-way placement also creates a clean look for the tow bar.

Organized Setup: Integrated Safety Cables

Demco Tow Bar Safety Cables

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables are integrated right into this tow bar, keeping them from dragging on the ground and getting damaged. They won't get lost or tangled either; your whole setup will be streamlined and organized.

These cables, required by law, will keep your toad behind your RV if there's ever an accidental disconnect while you're towing. The steel S-hooks on each end of the cables connect to the toad's base plate and the RV's trailer hitch, with spring-loaded latches to ensure that they stay connected.

All Demco safety cables are rated at 14,000 lbs, regardless of the rating of the tow bar. While it's not necessary to have such a high rating, it's nice to know that in the event of an emergency disconnect, these heavy-duty cables will be more than capable of catching your vehicle. If all else fails, these safety cables won't.

Demco Tow Bar Cable Storage Rod

The tow bar also offers a convenient storage rod for securing your coiled electrical cord (sold separately). The rod holds your power cord neatly out of the way and up off the ground.

Ridiculously Easy Storage

Demco Tow Bar Storage

The Demco Commander II is incredibly easy to store on the back of your RV. Most RV-mounted tow bars require you to lift the heavy arms all the way up; they have to be fully vertical before you can secure them in the stowed position. With Demco tow bars, all you have to do is raise the arms an inch or two - which you probably would do anyway while unhooking - and swing them to either side. When you lower them down again, the locking pin will automatically slide into the built-in tab. They can store to the left, right, or with one arm each way, however is convenient for you.

For added protection, slip on the Demco tow bar cover (DM9523042 - sold separately) when you're not using the tow bar.

What You Need to Flat Tow

Flat towing can be a much more convenient way to take your car RVing with you than using a trailer or a tow dolly. It'll save you storage space both at home and at the campsite, and it takes less time and hassle to hook up.

To flat tow your vehicle, there are 5 basic components you're going to need: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a flat tow braking system.

For the RV Between the RV and Towed Car For the Towed Car
Hitch Tow bar Base plate
Wiring plug Safety cables Braking system
Wiring adapter cord Wiring kit/diodes

The custom-fit base plate installs on the frame of your toad so you can connect the car to your RV with a tow bar. Hook up safety cables between the vehicles to ensure that the toad does not separate from the motorhome if the tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring syncs your vehicle's signal lights with your motorhome's tail lights, as required by law in most states. Finally, the flat tow braking system - also required in most states - activates the brakes in the toad when you hit the brakes in the RV, making for smoother, safer braking, and preventing wear on your motorhome.

9511012 Demco Commander 2 Non Binding Towbar - Victory Series - Motorhome Mounted Towbar - 2" Hitch - 6K Rating

Replaces 9511010

Item # DM9511012

Installation Details DM9511012 Installation instructions

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Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs - DM9511012

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (51 Customer Reviews)

The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop.


Solidly built. I paired this with a Demco Tabless Base Plate (DM9519336) on my 2021 Jeep Wrangler, pulled by my 2020 Winnebago View. Easy to connect and disconnect, and the self-supporting arms are a plus. The supplied 54" safety cables were too short, since I needed to add a 4" drop receiver. After testing in the parking lot with minimum turn radius, I've ordered the 64" cables. Bummed to buy a complete extra set of safety cables. (Demco does make short safety cable extensions, but they cost almost as much as the complete longer cables.)


I'm very pleased with etrailerr customer service is great


We really like the Demco Commander II because it is so easy to use- not overly heavy or difficult to attach or connect to towed vehicle. We can use it both of our toads- 2012 Chev Colorado and 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We've used other heavy tow bars that were difficult to connect and had intergral brake system that was hard to use as well. The Demco also folds easily out of the way, has a holder for the cables and the electrical cord. Very neat and easy.



We have used the Demco Commander for about 8000 miles with out any issues.


I really like using the Demco non-binding tow bar. Hooking up is so much easier with it than our previous tow bar. No need to level and square up the toad with the motor home. I also like having the safety cables permanently attached to the bar.
We changed toad vehicles this year, so I bought a Demco base plate for our CRV. The tow bar shafts simply plug into the base plate. It couldn't get any easier.


Everything came in perfect condition. Chris was great, kept me informed right up through delivery. Highly recommend etrailer!



Over 3,000 miles on the tow bar and no problems whatsoever pulling a 2021 Ford Ranger. Great well built strong tow bar that I highly recommend. Demco makes great products and stands behind them.


Good product and excellent service with etrailer. I will certainly be returning when any requirement arises.



Wonderful, no issues !


Love the Demco tow bar system! Installation was easy because of the videos on etrailer. Thanks!!


This is great and easy to use. Instalation was easy. You can attach my Jeep Grand Cherokee in minutes. It is just as easy to disconnect.


I usually don't take the time to write reviews. However, Vanessa was such a great help I felt others should know about her commitment to customer service. I was looking for a tow bar system to pull a 1978 Jeep CJ7 behind my motorhome. We talked threw all the options for my purchase and came up with the tow package that was the best fit for my needs. I will be installing the system next week.


Very happy with the easy process in ordering, tracking and hooking it up to my tow vehicle.


Works as expected, just wish I bought the cover to protect the tow bar when stored on the RV.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


We do have the cover available. It is part # DM9523042.


Works great, it was a challenge drilling the holes and installing the bolts for the brackets on my Jeep CJ7 bumper.


Worked great, easy installation.
able to self install with step by step. Got my order in 3 days. Great job etrailer.


Haven’t used it yet . It’s still in the box . I rated it 5 stars because it’s box looks great and I know there’s something heavy in there . Now can I submit my review ?


We can connect or disconnect the car in 5 minutes. WORKS REALLY WELL.


Would buy again great product. Everything that I have purchased from etrailer have been great..




The tow bar system has been performing great. It is easy to hook up to my Ram 1500. Very pleased with the performance.



Easy hook up, well made and designed.


Easy to install and works great


quick delivery and hooked right up just need a trip now


Love it, it works great


Nice unit, heavy, but they told me that and I very seldom remove it from my coach. Order taker was nice and very thorough.


Great product. Easy to assemble/attach. Great Service, quick response. I will be back


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  • Flat Towing
    Vehicles with a digital odometer will not keep track of mileage when flat towing. Older model vehicles with mechanical odometers run off of gears so even when there's no power it'll still track mileage unlike the digital odometers that when the power is cut will not work. You'll want to follow exactly what your owner's manual says for Recreational/Flat Towing to avoid damaging your vehicle. I've attached a pic of a generic 2014 Lincoln manual but you'll want to see what your specific...
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  • Maintenance for Demco Commander/Commander II Tow Bar
    Your Demco Commander is the predecessor to the Commander II # DM9511012 but they have the same basic maintenance instructions which you will find in your owner's manual (but I will be adding below). I reached out to my contact at Demco who said that silicone lubricant is the only type of lubricant that Demco approves for use on the tow bars so you're good to go there! Here is the list of maintenance steps for the Commander II, but please refer to your owner's manual as there are some specific...
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  • Required Orientation Of The Demco Commander II Tow Bar Receiver Joint
    The Receiver Joint and Tow Bar Receiver Tube of your Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012 need to be level with each other. In your picture you can see that the top of the Receiver Joint is angled up on the Receiver Tube. You'll need to loosen both bolts and get these two parts level again before tightening them down. The reason that hole on the second bolt is so big is because the Receiver Tube can be flipped for a 1-1/2" offset.
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  • Does Distance Between Tow Vehicle and Motorhome Need to be Factored for Flat Towing Setup
    With tow bars like the Demco part # DM9511012 they are already the ideal length so you don't need to worry about having to factor that in when setting up your flat towing setup.
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  • Can a 2007 Volkswagen GTI Be Flat Towed?
    I checked the owner's manual for your 2007 Volkswagen GTI and it actually states that this vehicle can not be flat towed. The only way this vehicle can be towed is via a car dolly like the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly w/ Disc Brakes - Tilt Bed Frame # DM9713093. Apart from that, the only other option would be to put it on a flat bed trailer and tow it that way.
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  • How To Determine Towing Capacity Of Demco Tow Bar Adapter For Duncan Base Plates
    I reached out to Demco and the Demco Tow Bar Adapter for Duncan Base Plates # DM9523017 you referenced does not have a specific tow weight rating. It's towing capacity is going to match the maximum weight capacity of the Duncan base plates you are using. If you do not already have a Demco Tow Bar I highly recommend taking a look at the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012 due to its non-binding arms that make unhooking your vehicle easy even on un-even ground, and offers...
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  • Will Demco Commander II Tow Bar Fit Blue Ox Base Plates
    You'll need an adapter, but Blue Ox base plates are compatible and will work with the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012. For the adapter what you will need is the Demco Tow Bar Adapter for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9523041.
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  • Can Tow Bar Only Have Vertical Swivel Points At Bumper Connection
    Most tow bar connections will have a side-to-side pivot mechanism where it attaches to the towed vehicle to help with control and comfort during travel such as with the Demco Commander II # DM9511012 that you were looking at. There are some, while we don't have them available, that do have a more rigid connection like what you're describing. These are generally more cost-efficient and tend to create a rougher ride. Typically tow bars like these will also have a lower speed limit that...
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  • Does Demco Sentry Deflector Work with Demco Commander II Tow Bar
    Yes, the Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars # DM9523135 will work with the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012 that you mentioned!
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  • Will Base Plates Fit a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition with Winch
    The Demco Classic Base Plate Kit part # DM9518320 is a confirmed fit for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition. In regards to compatibility with a winch, the base plates install under the bumper so I don't think a winch would be an issue. If you don't already have a tow bar picked out, the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar part # DM9511012 would be a great option.
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  • Can You Back Up With A Flat Towed Vehicle Still Connected To The Motorhome
    The Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012-BX is designed to work with Blue Ox baseplates, but can also be used with Demco Classic and Tabless base plates. I recommend verifying exactly what you have before purchasing a new tow bar. If you want to send in a few pictures I can try to determine what you have. As for your actual question, you can NEVER back up with a tow bar. Doing so will crumple the arms of the tow bar and you'll be looking at costly repairs. Tow bars are only...
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  • Which Tow Bar is Compatible with Demco Classic Baseplates on a VW Beetle
    The most pocketbook friendly towbar compatible with Demco Classic base plates like the # DM9518071 is the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - Victory Series - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # DM9511012. This is a non-binding tow bar, so it's easy to release your vehicle on non-level ground, and it has a self aligning design that allows you to connect and drive. This also comes with safety cables integrated, so you won't need to purchase those in addition to the tow bar. I've linked...
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  • How To Install Demco Base Plate Kit DM9518272 On a 2012 Subaru Outback
    The Demco Classic Base Plate Kit part # DM9518272 is an excellent option for a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon. The base plate kit attaches to the core support arms located behind the front bumper fascia which then provides a connection point for a tow bar such as the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar part # DM9511012 which is what I recommend. If you want to get a better idea of what all is required to install the base plate kit you can take a look at the document below which outlines...
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  • Recommended Adapter To Adapt Blue Ox Tow Bar To Demco Classic Base Plate Kit
    Yes, the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit part # DM9518266 will require an adapter to use the Blue Ox tow bar. The Adapter for Blue Ox Tow Bars to Demco Classic Base Plates part # DM9523034 is what you need to adapt the tow bar. This adapter only works with Blue Ox Aladdin, Aventa II, Aventa LX or Alexus tow bars. Please let me know if you have another Blue Ox tow bar and I can look into that further for you. However, you may consider replacing the tow bar all together especially since the...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar for Use Flat Towing a Honda Odyssey
    Safe and legal flat towing requires a number of components in addition to the tow bar: base plates, safety cables, a lighting/wiring solution and a supplementary braking system (which is needed in most states). For reference I have linked at right an article that covers flat towing basics. This article covers each of the items noted above and includes helpful links to those products. Also, before flat-towing any vehicle the owner's manual should be consulted to confirm that the particular...
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  • What Height/Angle Should a Tow Bar be At When Flat Towing
    Basically you want the tow bar to set as level as possible when flat towing. You have 3 inches up and down that is considered safe. Check out the picture I attached that shows what I mean. I also attached a help article that covers how to pick out the correct high-low adapter to allow the tow bar to sit level.
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  • Can a 1999 Dodge Ram 4WD Automatic be Flat Towed
    From what I could find online it looks like your 1999 Dodge Ram 4WD Automatic can be flat towed if it is a 1500 or a 2500 and then also if it is a 3500 with a manual transfer case. You will need to verify in your owner's manual the exact procedure though for getting it ready to flat tow as I was unable to find an online version of your owner's manual. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking...
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  • Procedures for Flat Towing a 2013 Chevy Captiva Sport Behind an RV
    According to the owner's manual for the 2013 Chevy Captiva Sport the initial procedure when you start towing for the day is to: 1. Position the vehicle that will be towed and secure it to the towing vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ACCESSORY. 3. Shift the transmission to N (Neutral). 4. Turn fog lamps and all accessories off. 5. To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove the 2 amp PWR/MODING fuse from the instrument panel fuse block and store...
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  • Availability of Easy-to-Use Tow Bar
    There are really easy to use options out there like the Demco Commander II # DM9511012 which has a non-binding design and arms that are really easy to operate. This installs directly into the trailer hitch receiver which makes it a little easier to install than one that attached to a hitch ball. The only problem is that this tow bar, like most other tow bars, weighs in at 41 lbs so it is a little hefty. If ease of use for the tow bar is the only thing you are worried about then the Commander...
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  • Compatible Demco Baseplate For A 2014 Honda CR-V With A Demco Commander Tow Bar
    Yes, the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519328 would be a compatible fit for both your 2014 Honda CR-V as well as the Commander Tow Bar # DM9511012. If you need help picking out any other components that you can't transfer over then let me know and I'd be happy to help. I do know that you'll have to pull the ACC RADIO 19 fuse in the Honda so I do recommend picking up the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass # RM76511 to make this process as easy as flipping a switch.
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  • Do All Base Plates for a 2010 Kia Soul Require Trimming
    Yes, all of the base plate kits for your 2010 Kia Soul will require trimming. That said, the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit part # DM9518246 only requires slight trimming of a small plastic piece (see photo) which is not seen from outside the vehicle so this will not be a big deal at all. I recommend using the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar part # DM9511012 with the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit as the independent arm design makes the system very easy to attach and the head tilt mechanism...
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  • Demco Commander II Tow Bar Adapter To Roadmaster Base Plates
    The Demco Tow Bar Adapter # DM9523032 will fit your Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511012 for connecting to a direct connect base plate on your 2008 Toyota Yaris. If your Yaris requires the crossbar you will need the Demco Tow Bar Adapter for Roadmaster XL and EZ Series Base Plates # DM9523001 to act as your crossbar.
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  • Replacement Connecting Clevis For Demco Commander 2 Tow Bar DM9511012
    The Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar - Victory Series - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # DM9511012 typically comes with the connecting clevises to connect to the Demco Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # DM9518072. However, if you need a replacement, use Replacement Connecting Clevis for Demco Commander Tow Bar # DM13582-81. It is sold as 1 connecting clevis, so you will need to change the quantity to 2. This is exactly what you need for your setup. I have attached a demonstration...
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  • Install Manual for Demco Commander Tow Bar 9511012
    I attached a link on this page to the instruction manual for the Demco Commander Tow Bar part # DM9511012 which is the current version of the part number you mentioned.
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