I made several phone calls to B&W spoke with Ashley, every phone call was handled with the best customer service I have received in a long time! Yes there is some weight to the two pieces but unless you are injured I believe most can handle. The first ride with this hitch was in windy conditions and other than needing to adjust our air brakes, very touchy, the ride was great! Love made in America with American workers and customer service! Thank you Ashley!