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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 Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36284. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 14 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we're going to need to go ahead and lower this carbon canister down here on the passenger side. To do this there are three nuts that will need to be removed to get the main body of the carbon canister out of the way.

Two at the rear of the vehicle and one in the center from the front of the canister. With this lowered out of the way, we'll need to remove two more bolts that hold the bracket to the frame of the vehicle. Now with the carbon canister lowered down out of the way, we'll need to go ahead and lower the rear most exhaust hanger so we can slide the exhaust over to give us a little extra room. To do this we'll use some spray lubricant and in this case, we went ahead and used a large pry bar or a large flat head screwdriver will work as well. Now with the rubber exhaust hanger removed, we'll go ahead and point out the locations that we'll be mounting our hitch. We'll be using both of the tow hooks, one on each side. The two farthest forward locations, the larger one that we'll use as the access hole and then a smaller one that'll have the carriage bolt and the spacer block pulled into it. Let's go ahead and remove the two rubber plugs.

Now for the two forward locations one on each side, we'll use a carriage bolt, a spacer block, a mechanical tooth washer and a hex nut. Here's what that would look like. The two front locations are exactly the same hardware. The two rear locations, however, are a little bit different. The hardware on the passenger side at the rear location utilizing the tow hook, will be a hex bolt, a spacer block, then it will go through the tow hook and then we will go through two spacer blocks doubled up and then finally through the hitch. Once the bolt is through that, then we will put a lock washer followed by a hex nut on that. For the driver's side, we'll be using another hex bolt, a spacer block, then we'll go through the tow hook.

Then we'll just put one space block this time on, through the hitch followed by a lock washer and a hex nut. Next we'll fishwire our hardware into position. First we'll take the fishwire and put it through our mounting location and out our access hole. Next we'll place our space block on and then thread on our bolt. Now we can pull our hardware into position. We'll repeat this for the other side. Now we're ready to go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help us raise the hitch up into place.

On the driver's side you need to make sure that the hitch goes to the outside of the tow hook. For the passenger side, you'll make sure that the hitch goes on the inside of the tow hook. Once you raise the hitch up into place, we'll go ahead and put the conical tooth washer and the hex nut on loosely on both of the front locations. With these two in place, we can go ahead and install the rear hardware, making sure that we use three spacer blocks on the passenger side and two spacer blocks on the driver's side. Now with all the hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten things down and then torque them to the manufacturer's specification. With all the hardware torqued, we can go ahead and put the carbon canister back up into place. Now that this is back up, we can go ahead and put the rubber exhaust hanger back up that we removed earlier. With that, that will conclude our installation of the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36284, on our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon. .

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (14 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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by: Jason G10/14/2014

Precise fit to the 01 Outback. This is not difficult to install but there should be two people to lift the hitch into position. Once the bolts are threaded, its a one person job. Special attention should be paid to spacer orientation during installation particularly on the car frame tiedown points. It may appear that they will not fit into the tiedown flared edges but they will. It is important that the spacers fit flush to the frame so spend the time to orient them correctly fliping the spacers around if necessary. Read the instructions carefully and make sure you purchase the bolt leader. The leader is passed through the small hole in the frame and the spacer then out the big hole where the bolt is then threaded on and then pulled through into place in the spacer and small hole. Finish up with a torque wrench. Skipping on proper torque (too tight or loose) can easily lead to a highway disaster. Auto parts stores rent them too. Space is tight on the rear tiedown point driver side so torquing the bolt is better rather than torquing the nut-- Use a 3/4 inch socket and wrench. A 11/16 socket is all that's required on the upper points. Check them all twice alternating between front and rear. 155846

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by: Beth Ralston06/04/2013

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 R - 06/27/2014


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by: Chris05/08/2013

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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by: Matt03/31/2012

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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by: Mike B11/07/2013

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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by: subie dude08/19/2011

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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by: Chuck S.03/11/2013

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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by: Joe C.05/15/2011

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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by: Pete Mackin06/30/2012

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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by: Joe10/20/2014

The install was easy enough, it was complete in slightly over an hour with the assistance of a friend who help hold the hitch up so I could get the bolts started. 156980

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by: ERIC P03/09/2012

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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by: Erik H.07/31/2011

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

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by: carl s.03/22/2011

well made and easy to install just what I expected 10064

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by: MICHAEL04/22/2009



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  • Trailer Hitch and Towing Accessories Recommendations for 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Draw-Tite # 36284 would be an excellent choice as long as your Outback Wagon isn't a Sport model. The best ball mount will depend on the coupler height of the trailer you're planning on using. I'll link you to an FAQ article that shows how to determine what rise/drop ball mount you'll need. Measure the distance from the inside top of the receiver tube to the ground. Then jack the trailer up so it's level, and measure the distance from the underside of the coupler to the ground. Subtract...
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  • 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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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The only hitches available for your 2003 Subaru Outback Wagon are 1-1/4 inch hitches like the part # 36284. Since this is a Class II hitch you can carry a 4 bike rack with it though. For a great 4 bike rack loaded with features that can fit a Class II hitch like the one I referenced check out the Thule Vertex part # TH9029XT. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 3 Bike Rack, part # SR2403. This bike rack will fit both 1-1/4 inch and...
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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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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Subaru Outback to Carry a Road Bike
  • If your 2003 Subaru Outback is a Sport model then Curt trailer hitch # C11318 is the only option that will fit. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack...
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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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  • 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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  • Vehicle Squeaks After Trailer Hitch Install
  • When you install a hitch on a vehicle you end up bracing the rear chassis of the vehicle as the hitch attaches to both side of the frame and provides basically like a cross-bracing. What that can end up doing is causing the vehicle to have a stiffer feel to it. When torqueing the hitch down it can also cause the frame to position in a slightly different manner which can cause different interior or exterior parts to contact in a different way. Basically what I am trying to say is that...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Carrier Clear Rear Bumper on 2000 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
  • On Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36284 it measures approximately 6 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper on a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon. The Kuat NV, # N102 for 1-1/4 inch hitches, sticks out 7-1/16 inches to the nearest part of the carrier when folded up and 9-1/2 inches when folded down so it will clear the rear of the Outback.
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  • Availability of a Class III Hitch That Fits Both 2000 and 2015 Subaru Outback
  • We do offer options in a Class II hitch for your 2000 Subaru Outback wagon (but no Class III), and in both Class II and Class III types for the 2015 model year Outback Wagon, but no one single hitch fits both vehicles. It is very rare for a single hitch product to fit two vehicles whose model years are well over 10 years apart. The links provided for you will show you the hitch options for each vehicle. We offer three options in a Class II for the 2000 as long as it is NOT the sport...
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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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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2000 Subaru Outback to Carry 4 Bikes
  • If the 1-1/4 inch hitch is a Class II hitch you can carry 4 bikes with a bike rack installed in the hitch. If the 1-1/4 inch hitch is a Class I hitch then you are limited to 2 bikes like you referenced. Since there is a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch available for your 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon you can carry 4 bikes. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36284. I attached an install video for this hitch plus an FAQ on hitch classifications for you to check out. For a bike...
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  • Does Using Additional Washers to Install a Hitch on a 2004 Subaru Outback Affect Capacity.
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that as long as you install enough washers for the attachment point to the tow hook so that the hitch sits solidly against it the capacity of the hitch won't be reduced at all. The issue would be the same for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36284 and Hidden Hitch part # 90176.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Subaru Legacy
  • For your 2000 Subaru Legacy we have 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the # 36284, but since 2 inch hitches are generally reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks there are none available for your vehicle. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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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
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118461

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

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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