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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Subaru Outback Wagon trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Hitch installation requires use of 7/16" Bolt Leader (part 80103-1; sold separately)

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

36284 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Hitch Install 2001 Subaru Outback
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on this 2001 Subaru Outback we are going to be installing part number 36284 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to Hidden Hitch part number 90176. The first thing we are going to do is point out our mounting holes that we are going to be attaching our hitch to. As you can see you have two tow hooks in the rear of the vehicle. One on both sides. This is actually one of the locations we are going to be attaching our hitch to as well as the hole here which is the same on the passenger side. As you can see on the passenger side we are going to have to lower down the carbon canister tube to gain access to our mounting locations. Doing that you are going to remove two 12 millimeter nuts at the rear of the canister and one in the middle in front of the canister. As you can see we need to take out these rubber prongs and those are the other mounting locations for our hitch. 00:51

The next step we are going to do is put our hardware into position. We will be taking our bolt leader and run it up through the hole where we are going to be putting our hardware into place and out the access hole. We are going to take our three inch block and put it over the bolt leader and thread our carriage bolt into our bolt leader. Then we are going to push it up through the access hole and down out the mounting hole. We are going to do that same thing on the passenger side of the vehicle. You want to loosen your canister bracket so you can work your hitch around it. Now that we have our hardware in position we are going to raise our hitch up. It is probably best to have a second set of hands to help you hold the hitch in position while threading your conical tooth washer and nut in position. 01:49

Now we are going to attach our hitch to our tow hooks by using a 1/ 2 inch bolt that was provided in the kit along with two 2 inch spacers. The spacer locations are going to be located on both sides of the tow hook. The hole that we are going to be putting our bolt into is going to be the top hole and there is only one hole on the passenger side that we are going to be putting it into. On the passenger side we are going to be using three spacers and then we are going to put on our lock washer and nut. Now that we have all of our hardware in position tighten and torque your bolts as specified in the instructions. Now that our hitch is in position we are going to put up the bracket that holds up our carbon canister and then we are going to put our carbon canister back in position. Now we are going to take a couple of measurements for you. From the inside of the hitch pin hole out to the edge of the bumper is going to be approximately 6-1/ 2 inches. From the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening is going to be about 15-1/ 2 inches. This will conclude the installation for part number 36284 from Draw-Tite on this 2001 Subaru Outback.

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36284

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Beth Ralston06/04/2013

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The product was exactly what I needed and easy to install (per my friend who knows how to do these things). I haven't actually used it yet as I'm waiting for my bike rack to arrive. 83202


Trailer hitch is still fits my needs perfectly. Used it last night and Iknow I can count on it every time.Thanks again for a great product!

Beth Ralston - 06/27/2014


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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris05/08/2013

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Ordered both the hitch and the wiring T one connection. Arrived on time with the wiring taped to the hitch in an easy way to remove. Easy enough to install by yourself if you allow more time and acrobatics to hold the hitch up against the car, much easier with help. It isn't enough to take down the black box on the right, you really want to remove the mounting hardware that holds the little box up against the frame. The hitch basically aligns itself. The bolt threader is not necessary if you have a mechanical finger pickup tool and a magnet. I held the head of the bolt at a right angle with the mechanical finger tool and that was good enough to guide the bolt where it needed to be in the frame with the spacer. Fits close to the car and looks great. Would definitely use E trailer again. 79527

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matt03/31/2012

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The instructional videos were extremely helpful, especially since they had the make, model and year for my application. The bolt leader (fish wire, must be ordered separately) was also a must for this application as getting the spacer block and carriage bolt positioned inside a small frame rail would be impossible otherwise. I would like to see the bolt leader included with the hitch. The hitch installation was smooth and straight forward, the only complications being due to the rusted fasteners on my car. I did use a thread-lock compound on the four hitch mounting bolts. 35725

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike B11/07/2013

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Excellent experience. Trailer hitch was shipped quickly - ordered on Thursday and received on Monday. Watching the video made it very easy and straight-forward to install. No problems at all with or the hitch. 106697

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: subie dude08/19/2011

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Recieved in two days, at no cost! Very easy install at 30 min. including putting tools away and washing hands. Hitch was as described and fit perfectly. I have not towed with it at this time. It looks good as it is under the bumper far enough that it is mostly hidden and appears to only reduce clearance by a small margin. 22303

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck S.03/11/2013

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The instructional video was very helpful. The only help I needed was to install the first bolts while I held it in place. It went in exactly as shown in the video. I'm very happy with the product. 70008

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe C.05/15/2011

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Product received in a timely manner, unfortunately the mounting hardware was missing. After a call to customer service, the missing parts were shipped from their supplier. 14059

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Pete Mackin06/30/2012

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The shipping was fast, hitch fit car like a glove and the instruction video was extremely helpful. I will definitely refer my friends to Thank-You!!!! 46320

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ERIC P03/09/2012

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I was floored with the buying experience with etrailer.The website is awsome and easy,and I received my order fast.very good company to deal with. 33445

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Erik H.07/31/2011

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Very easy install. was on in about 45 minutes thanks to the install video on the website 20620

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: carl s.03/22/2011

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well made and easy to install just what I expected 10064

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MICHAEL04/22/2009

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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36284                                             Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Draw-Tite Hitch Recommendation for Ground Clearance on a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Since the CURT Trailer Hitch # C12270 will sit below the rear bumper of your 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon it will reduce the ground clearance on your vehicle. However, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36284 will give you a little more ground clearance as the area that goes around the exhaust tip will go above the tip on the Draw-Tite hitch. Whereas, it goes below the tip on the CURT hitch. Check out the picture I attached that shows both of these hitches installed on a similar vehicle as...
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  • 2004 Subaru Legacy Outback Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver Opening
  • There is no Class III receiver hitch available for the 2004 Subaru Legacy. We do have an adapter that will fit the class II 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch, # 80303 that would allow you to use a 2 inch accessory in your class II receiver. When using an adapter, you must take into account that your tongue weight will be reduced by 50 percent so the weight of your bikes and rack could not exceed 100 or 125 pounds, depending on which hitch you purchase. I have linked below to the hitches we...
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  • Availability of Replacement Hardware Kit for Draw-Tite Hitch
  • Yes, you can order the Replacement Hardware Kit, item # RHK, for your Draw-Tite Custom Built Class II Trailer Hitch, item # 36284. If you put in the item # RHK (see link) and then put in your hitch part number and select the manufacturer, the correct replacement fasteners will be ordered for your installation.
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  • Will the Thule Vertex and Locking Hitch Pin fit a Draw-Tite 36284 Hitch on a 2003 Subaru Legacy
  • No Worries! The Thule Vertex Two Bike Rack, part # TH9028 or the 4 bike model, part # TH9029 and the Thule locking hitch pin, part # THSTL2 work perfectly with the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch, part # 36284. I have provided links to some product demonstration videos that you might find helpful, as well as an instruction link for the Draw-Tite # 36284.
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  • Which Drawbars Work with the Available Trailer Hitches for a 2003 Subaru Outback
  • Drawbar, # 36061, with a 3-1/8 inch rise is the recommended drawbar for use with the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 90176 for the 2003 Subaru Outback. It is supposed to be used in the rise position only. It can also be used on Draw-Tite Hitch, # 36284. You can also use drawbar # 36053. It has a 5/8 inch rise if the rise on the other drawbar is too still too high.
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  • Tilting Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a Class II Hitch on a 2004 Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • You are correct. The only available trailer hitches for your 2004 Subaru Legacy are class II, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. I do not advise modifying the hitch in anyway. Making modifications will void the warranty and make the capacity unknown. Adding on a 2 inch receiver would not change the hitches capacity and a class II trailer hitch cannot withstand the stresses that would be associated with the operation of the SwingDaddy. I would assume the reason you prefer the Yakima SwingDaddy,...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36234 Fit a 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • We do have trailer hitches that will fit your 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon, but hitch # 36234 is not one of them. Instead, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36284, will fit a 2001 Subaru Legacy Wagon. I have included a link to the installation instructions along with a video showing a typical installation on a similar vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing with the hitch, the recommended ball mount is # 36061, and it should be used in the rise position only. For a pin and clip, use #...
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  • Recommendation For Hitch and Hanging 3 Bike Rack To Fit a 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon is the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36284. This is a Class II hitch with a tongue weight capacity of 300 lbs. I am including links to the installation instructions and to a video of the hitch being installed on a 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon. For a 3 bike hanging bike rack to fit the Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch I would recommend the SportRack Evader 3 Bike Rack, part # A30403XT. This bike rack will fit both 1-1/4...
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  • How to Install a Thule T2 Bike Rack # TH917XTR on 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon with Hitch # 36284
  • If there is insufficient clearance at the back of your 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon to install the Thule T2 Platform Bike Carrier # TH917XTR in your Draw-Tite Hitch # 36284, then a hitch extender might seem like a logical and suitable solution. The problem with any hitch extender/adapter, such as the Brophy # hes0, is that its use will cut your hitch's capacity in half. This is a result of the altered geometry in the set-up. Your hitch would then have a reduced tongue weight capacity of...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36284 Fit on 2000 Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • After confirming with Draw-Tite, I can tell you the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36284 is a compatible fit for your 2000 Subaru Legacy Wagon. It is a custom fit for your vehicle and features bolt-on installation with no welding required. It is a 1-1/4-inch trailer hitch with a max GTW of 3500 lbs and a max tongue weight of 300 lbs. I have provided a link to the installation instructions for this hitch as well as a video showing a typical installation. If you need a drawbar for this hitch,...
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Subaru Outback Wagon Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 36284 Installation instructions 36284 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118461

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 36053

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

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