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  • Will Clamp-On Adapters for Surco Safari Rooftop Cargo Basket # SP1101 fit Rails 2016 Subaru Outback
  • Yes, the Clamp-On Adapters for Surco Safari Rack 5.0 Rooftop Cargo Basket # SP1101 will fit the raised side rails of your 2016 Subaru Outback. For 50" Long x 45" Wide Surco Safari basket that comes with these clamps you would want the part # SPS4550-1101.
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Subaru Outback
  • The 2015 Subaru Outback has that piece at the top of the rear hatch that is like a spoiler. Because of that there is only one trunk mount bike rack I recommend; the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2 for 2 bikes or # HRF2-3 for 3 bikes. These racks have an additional upper arm piece that moves the top straps up and over that spoiler so no weight is put on it (since the spoiler is not meant to support weight). I have included a link to a video that shows how it works. The Thule...
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  • Does the Saris Bones Trunk Rack Fit a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, I checked with Saris and their Bones trunk rack part # SA801R that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon that has a spoiler. 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 you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes...
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  • Replacement Spindle Nut Recommendation for a Nev-R-Lube Spindle Bearing Hub
  • The correct part number for a spindle nut for the Dexter Nev-R-Lube bearing hubs is the part # 6-183.
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  • Is the Camco RV Fresh Water System Backflow Preventer NSF Approved
  • Yes, all of Camco's drinking water products like the # CAM23402 are NSF61 approved. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Dimensions of Curt RV Bumper Hitch C19101
  • Good news! I can help you get the dimensions of the Curt RV Bumper Hitch. I was able to go out to our warehouse and measure the following for the # C19101: Overall width is 9-1/2 inches Overall height from the bottom to the very top is 7-3/4 inches Overall depth is 6 inches Distance between outer edges of bracket 2-11/16 inches Distance between inner edges of bracket 2-11/64 inches I have attached an image of these measurements to this page for your convenience.
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  • Wheel Mount Roof Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I have a solution for you, but the Yakima HighRoller part # Y02107 that you referenced will not fit your factory crossbars. I have a very similar solution that I can provide though. The Yakima FrontLoader # Y02103 has been confirmed as a fit for your bars though so it would be an excellent option. I attached a review video for this rack that shows it being used on a similar Outback Wagon as yours for you to check out as well. This rack comes with everything you would need so no other...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Forester that Will Allow Thule Parkway 957 to Install
  • When we installed the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36523 on a 2015 Subaru Forester we found that it measured 6-3/4 inches from the pin hole to the outside of the rear bumper. Now the Thule Parkway # TH957 that you referenced has a distance of 14-1/2 inches from the center of it's pin hole to the back of the upright mast of the rack so it would fit and clear just fine.
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  • Roof Cargo Box Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback That Allows Rear Hatch to Open
  • For your 2014 Subaru Outback the Inno Shadow part # INBRA1170CA will allow the rear hatch to open. Check out the demo video I attached to see this at the very end of it. The Thule would not allow the hatch to open. Since the bars of your roof rack are so narrow there isn't going to be enough room for a roof rack bike rack. Instead I would recommend a trunk rack for the bikes like the Thule Passage part # TH910XT which has been confirmed as a fit and would allow you to carry 2 bikes.
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  • Rooftop Cargo Box Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback SUV
  • If it were me, I would get the Inno Shadow Box # INBRA1170CA. I like this rooftop cargo box because of its innovative memory mounts. These mounts allow the user to only have to fit the clamps to the bar once and then it has a quick release to remove it and remount it when needed. This is great for me because I would always want to take it off when not in use. This cargo box has a 11 cubic feet of storage capacity. The Yakima # Y07192 you were looking at also is a good cargo box with...
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  • Why Can't a Trailer Battery be Charged through a 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • The 12 volt circuit in a trailer connector can provide a maintenance charge to a trailer mounted battery but it cannot charge it up. The problem is that vehicle alternators cannot push back the amperage needed to charge up a trailer mounted battery. The wiring is also an issue. You would need large gauge wire, like battery cable. But to go from the front of a vehicle to the back would include too much resistance and again you would need a much more power alternator to provide adequate amperage...
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  • Largest Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback
  • If you install the Yakima SkyLine Towers, # Y00148, along with the Round Bar Adapter, # Y03536, and the Landing Pad, # Y00241, then you can install any length of the Yakima round crossbars that you wish. Yakima has a 78 inch crossbars, # Y00411, 66 inch crossbars, # Y00410, 58 inch crossbars, # Y00409, and 48 inch crossbars, # Y00408. It is okay to cut them down to a custom length as well if you feel like one is too long once it is installed. There are a few things to keep in mind. First,...
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  • Do the Electric Brakes Come with Timbren 3.5K Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # A35RD545E
  • Yes, the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # A35RD545E does include the actual brake assemblies as well as the hub and drum assemblies. The Timbren systems are great if you're looking for a better, independent suspension for the trailer or more ground clearance beneath the trailer.
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  • Do the Electric Brakes Come with Timbren 3.5K Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # A35RD545E
  • Yes, the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # A35RD545E does include the actual brake assemblies as well as the hub and drum assemblies. The Timbren systems are great if you're looking for a better, independent suspension for the trailer or more ground clearance beneath the trailer.
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  • How to Carry a Tandem Bike with a 2016 Subaru Outback
  • The best way to carry a tandem bike on your 2016 Subaru Outback is going to be with a hitch rack like the # RKY1031. You would need a Class III hitch like the # 87568 installed as well. None of the roof rack tandem bike racks can fit factory roof rack so that that is why there isn't an option for you.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2016 Subaru Outback w/ 225/60-18 Tires
  • The owner's manual of your Subaru Outback states in no uncertain terms that tire chains should not be used on your vehicle. "Traction Devices" like cables may be used if they meet Class S specifications and are used on the front tires only. For cables, I'd recommend using # PW1046 from Glacier Chain along with # PW105 tensioners to keep the cables tight. You might also be able to use chains that meet Class S specs, but I'd recommend checking with your dealer for clarification on that...
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  • Why are Some Trailer Hitches Rated for Weight Distribution and Others Are Not
  • Weight distribution systems are quite helpful for towing but not every hitch can be used with them. The issue is that the spring bar tension that the system puts on the vehicle and hitch can be too much and could potentially damage either. It's not that the vehicle itself wouldn't benefit from a WD system it's that the torque the system puts on the attachment points for the hitch and/or vehicle just would be too much. The Hidden Hitch part # 87626 that you referenced is rated for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon that is Most Hidden
  • In terms of visibility the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 is going to be your best option. It does not stick out nearly as much as the Curt # C13206 does. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include...
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  • Will the MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # MT70387 Carry a 29er Bike
  • A 29 inch wheel bike would have no problem being carried with the MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # MT70387. Since this bike grabs the frame of the bike and not the tire the wheel size wouldn't be an issue. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Could the Rage PowerSport Swing-Away Hitch Carrier Fit a 2009 Subaru Forester
  • If you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2009 Subaru Forester like the Draw Tite part # 75650 then the Rage Powersports Carrier part # SC500-AL105 that you referenced should fit and work well. This carrier weighs 155 lbs, but the Draw Tite hitch has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity. This means you could load up to 195 lbs in it.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • You are correct that all of the trailer hitches that we currently offer for your 2016 Subaru Outback will require drilling to install the hitch. The Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite trailer hitches require that an access hole be drilled in order to fishwire the installation hardware, and then the hitch is installed through pre-existing holes in the frame. The Curt trailer hitches require that an existing hole be enlarged to allow for the hardware to be fishwired, and then the hitch is installed...
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  • Transmission Cooler Recommendation for 1996 Subaru SVX
  • The transmission cooler I recommend for your 1996 Subaru SVX is the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit with Barb Inlets, Class III # D13503. This cooler will provide a large surface to help further cool the transmission fluid, with the cooler measuring 11 inches wide x 8-3/4 inches tall x 7/8 inches deep. The plate and fin style transmission cooler offers an increased surface area for cooling over the more traditional tube and fin style. Derale's # C13503 cooler a...
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  • Where to Find Brake Signal for 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek for Brake Controller Install
  • The most reliable way to find the brake light signal to use for installing a brake controller is to use a circuit tester like the part # 3808 to test all of the wires going to the brake pedal switch for voltage only when the brakes are applied and none when released. That would be the correct circuit to use for the red wire of your brake controller to install it in your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. 10 gauge wire run from the 12 volt accessory circuit of your 7-way to the positive terminal...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar Work with a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 is height adjustable from 42 inches to 64 inches. It looks like the height of your 2013 Subaru Outback is between 63.9 inches and 65.7 inches so the T-Load would work perfectly! This particular model is designed to fit on a 2 inch diameter hitch ball. There is another model, # RTL002, that fits directly into a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening. If you do not have a trailer hitch I recommend # 87568. This hitch has a 2 inch...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar Work with a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 is height adjustable from 42 inches to 64 inches. It looks like the height of your 2013 Subaru Outback is between 63.9 inches and 65.7 inches so the T-Load would work perfectly! This particular model is designed to fit on a 2 inch diameter hitch ball. There is another model, # RTL002, that fits directly into a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening. If you do not have a trailer hitch I recommend # 87568. This hitch has a 2 inch...
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  • What Yakima Parts from Roof Rack From 2001 Subaru Outback would Fit a 2016 Outback
  • You will be able to reuse the 48 inch round Yakima crossbars part # Y00408, but you will need to go with new feet part # Y00148, new fit kit part # Y00241 and the SL adapter part # Y03536.
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for a 2016 Subaru Forester XT
  • The trailer hitches we offer for the 2016 Subaru Forester will fit all models of the vehicle including the XT models. The Curt hitch part # C12100 would work for a 1-1/4 inch hitch, but since there is a 2 inch hitch available for your vehicle, part # C13144 this is what I would recommend for you. This will give you increased capacities and will offer more accessory options since more things are designed to fit 2 inch hitches than 1-1/4 inch hitches. Price is available for both hitches...
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  • Roof Rack and Ski Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon with Raised Rails
  • I checked with Thule and I have a solution for you, but the Snowcat part # TH5401 can not fit directly to your raised roof rails. You will have to first install a set of crossbars like part # TH45050 and then a rack like the Pull Top part # TH92726 will fit and work well.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2016 Subaru Forester
  • To install a wiring harness on your 2016 Subaru Forester, you will want to use the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56040. There is no way to adapt the # 56008 wiring harness into a # C56040 wiring harness. The plugs that are designed to connect to the vehicle's wiring system are different. I do not know of any manufacturers that make adapters to alter custom wiring harnesses.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon
  • For your 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon there are both Class II and Class III trailer hitches available. I recommend a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver such as # 87446 because it will be stronger and the 2 inch receiver affords you many accessory options. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with...
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  • Tandem Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • For a 60 lb tandem bike the only option is going to be a hitch mounted rack since none of the trunk racks have a high enough capacity. For a tandem bike rack the RockyMounts Tandem TailPipe # RKY1031 would be a great option once you install a hitch on your 2015 Subaru Forester like the part # 87654.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Impreza
  • For your 2016 Subaru Impreza the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24886 has been confirmed as a fit and would be what you would need. The hitch that you had installed on your Yaris would not as it is a totally different design. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For trailer wiring you would need the part # 56146KIT. For a ball mount part # 3593, 2 inch ball part # 19258, 1-7/8 inch ball # 19256.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with 225/60R18 Tires
  • The Thule Tire chains part # TH2004125105 that you referenced are a confirmed fit for the tire size 225/60R18 that you have on your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. These are great chains that will provide you with excellent traction and have low required clearance as well. These only require inner wheel clearance of 10mm. As long as the owners manual of your vehicle says it's okay to use chains these would be a fantastic option.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • A diode kit like the part # RM-15267 can basically be installed on any vehicle and would be a great option for your 2008 Subaru Outback. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. For a base plate kit the part # 918-1 would be an excellent option that...
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  • Comparison of Available Class III Trailer Hitches for 2016 Subaru Outback
  • We offer three different Class III hitches for the 2016 Subaru Outback (not including the Sport model.) Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are both manufactured by Cequent Performance Products, who is their parent company. Both hitches share the same appearance, weight capacity and installation procedure. Curt makes a wonderful product, but their hitch warranty states that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 must be used for non-trailer loads like a bike rack or cargo carrier. The problem...
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  • Fit of Thule Sidekick 682 Roof Cargo Box on 2013 Subaru Outback w/ Factory Roof Rack Crossbars
  • The Thule # TH682 Sidekick Roof Mounted Cargo Box you mentioned is indeed compatible with the factory roof rack crossbars on your 2013 Subaru Outback. I've confirmed this with Thule for you. To see a product demonstration video featuring the Sidekick, click the provided link.
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  • Length of the Arms of the Lets Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack # VME-V2 When Removed from Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Lets Go Aero and he informed me that the arms of the Lets Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack # VME-V2 are 31-1/2 inches when they are removed from the bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Length of the Arms of the Lets Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack # VME-V2 When Removed from Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Lets Go Aero and he informed me that the arms of the Lets Go Aero VeeMe V2 2-Bike Rack # VME-V2 are 31-1/2 inches when they are removed from the bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Could Tire Size 235/75R15 Fit on a Dexstar Steel Mini Mod Trailer Wheel # AM20545
  • The tire size you listed isn't a standard trailer tire size, but the Dexstar Steel Mini Mod Trailer Wheel # AM20545 that you referenced could have a 235/75R15 mounted to it pretty easily. You should note that this wheel is designed and rated for use on a trailer. It has a zero offset and has a wheel bolt pattern of 5 on 4-1/2 inches.
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  • Roof Rack and Snowboard Carrier Recommendations for a 2015 Subaru WRX Sedan
  • Rhino-Rack makes an excellent roof rack that attaches to the fixed mounting points on the roof of your 2015 Subaru WRX sedan. For black bars I recommend # RRRS362B and for silver bars # RRRS362. The aerodynamic shape helps reduce wind noise and resistance and the aluminum construction is light weight and corrosion resistant. Then for a compatible locking carrier that will hold up to 4 snowboards I recommend # RR576. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Tire Cable Recommendation for a 2009 Subaru Forester with 215/65R16
  • For your 2009 Subaru Forester with 215/65R16 tires the product that would have the best shot at working is the part # PW2016C as it is a tire cable that would have the best clearance. We can't recommend you go against what your manufacturer states for tire chains but if you contact a Subaru dealer in your area you may be able to get them to OK the use of low clearance cables like this. I attached a video of a similar 2010 Forester having these cables installed.
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  • Ways to Remove Humidity from a Lived in Cargo Van Camper
  • The best ways to remove humidity in a camper is to use a small dehumidifier (I wish we offered one) as well as a roof vent. A popular option for a small vent that would do well for removing humidity but wouldn't necesarrily compromise security is the Ventline Vanair part # VP-543SP.
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  • Height of Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch Installed on 2016 Subaru Outback
  • When we installed the hitch on a 2016 Subaru Outback, we found that the distance from the inside top of the receiver tube to the ground is right at 14-3/4 inches, as you can see in the photo I've provided. You can also see an install video by clicking the provided link. As long as your vehicle has the stock suspension and tire size, the hitch height should be the same when it's installed on your Outback. If you'll be using the hitch for towing purposes, you might also be interested in...
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  • Subaru 2016 WRX Hitch Recommendation for a Bike Rack
  • 2 inch trailer hitches are reserved for larger vehicles that would have higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs. For your 2016 Subaru WRX the only trailer hitch size we offer is 1-1/4 inch like the Curt hitch part # C11408 that you referenced. You would have to go with a new bike rack to be able to transport bikes with your WRX if your current rack only fits 2 inch hitches. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike...
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  • Roof Rack, Cargo Box and Bike Rack Recommendation for Roof of 2007 Subaru Outback
  • For a roof rack you will need to go with the non-Edge Thule Aeroblade since the standard Aeroblade rack will have much longer crossbars that are 47 inches long. For that you would want the part numbers # THARB47 and # TH450R. To determine how big of a cargo box you can install that will give you the ability to open the rear hatch without interference you will need to measure from the forward most portion of the roof rails where a crossbar could be installed back to the rear hatch...
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  • Recommendation for Hitch Cargo Carrier and Cargo Bag for 2015 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon
  • The hitch mount cargo carrier I recommend for your 2015 Subaru Impreza is the 20x48 Pro Series Cargo Carrier # 6500. This cargo carrier is designed to fit 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches, both Class I and Class II. The weight capacity of the carrier is 300 pounds. It is also important to note that if your vehicle or hitch is rated for a lower tongue weight, the carrier will be limited to the lowest capacity component. The # 6500 cargo carrier has an adjustable shank, so the carrier can...
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  • Idea for Attaching Light Bar to Roof Cargo Basket
  • I am sure there is a way you could mount the Vision X Xmitter Prime IRIS Off-Road Light Bar # XPI-12M to the Yakima Load Warrior part # Y07070 if you wanted to, but aside from modifying light bar brackets like part # 57-0000 there really isn't a way that I can recommend.
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  • Cargo Basket Availability for 2011 Subaru Impreza That Allows Roof Rack Accessories to be Carried
  • If the crossbars on your 2011 Subaru Impreza are between 21 and 30 inches apart and are less than 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall the Rhino Rack cargo basket part # RMCB would fit and work well. There might be a way to attach a light bar to it, but that would depend on the design of the lights and to what lengths you would be willing to go to for attachment. You would not be able to attach a roof rack mounted ski carrier to this basket though. The only way to do that would...
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  • Comparing Hitch Location Relative to Bumper for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • It's just due to how the hitch was designed. The Hidden Hitch part # 87654 does not go all the way out to the end of the bumper but it does stick out further than the Curt part # C13144. I attached installed pictures of both hitches to show you the difference. Judging by the design of the vehicle the reason seems to be due to the fact that the vehicle just has a pretty large distance from the frame to the furthest edge on the bumper.
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  • Change in Hitch Receiver Tube Length on Curt Trailer Hitch for 2016 Subaru Forester
  • You are correct that there is a bit of a difference in the trailer hitch. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13144 for your 2016 Subaru Forester has undergone a change in the length of the receiver tube. This is the difference you noted in the photos. Originally when we took our photos of this hitch, the receiver length of the hitch was 8 inches, but the receiver length was later increased to 11 inches. I went out to the warehouse to look at the # C13144 hitches that we have in stock,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2009 Subaru Legacy and Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2009 Subaru Legacy will have the same basic appearance because they install in the same place and have similar designs. So the most Low-profile is going to be one of the Class II hitches. I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 36334. With the smaller 1-1/4 inch receiver the hitch will be less noticeable. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. This trailer hitch is compatible with the Kuat Transfer 2-bike, # TS02G, and 3-bike, #...
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  • Can LED Lights be Added to the Rhino-Rack Roof Basket RMCB
  • We have several cool options that would allow you to add LED lights to the Rhino-Rack cargo basket # RMCB. We have options for lighting up the basket itself so you can see your cargo, and options for lights to mount on the basket to light up the trail. One option for lighting up the cargo in the basket that does not require connecting to the vehicle battery is a battery powered light strip such as # A80312. Two or three of these with their battery packs zip-tied to the basket would...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek I recommend Curt trailer hitch # C13135. This is a Class III trailer hitch rated for 525 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. Consult the vehicle owner's manual for the capacities of the vehicle and go by the lower rating. I have also included a link to a video showing installation of the hitch on a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek as well as a link to the installation instructions. For this hitch the recommended ball mount is # C45067 with...
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  • Recommended Thule Ski Carrier for 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek with OEM Roof Crossbars
  • In general factory roof rack crossbars are becoming larger and larger these days to keep pace with owners' varied lifestyle activities and the need for transporting gear like bikes and kayaks. Although the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carrier # RR576 is designed to work with as many sizes and types of bars as possible, there will be certain exceptions to their fit capabilities. I did check with Rhino-Rack and they do not have any confirmed issues documented for fitting their # RR576...
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  • 58 Inch Long Crossbar Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2002 Subaru Forester with Raised Rails
  • I have a solution that will work for you, but Thule does not have any roof rack fits for the 2002 Subaru Forester with raised rails that run front to back. Yakima has a round bar rack that will work though. You would want the Yakima RailGrab Towers # Y00138 for rail grab towers and then the part # Y00409 for 58 inch long crossbars.
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  • Height of Jeep Wrangler JK Hardtop
  • It looks like a typical hardtop for a JK Jeep Wrangler is right at 26 inches in height based on the research I did. That will also depend on if the Jeep has a roof rack installed or not.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Forester 225/60-17 Sized Tire
  • I can help you find a tire chain that will work for your needs. Typically, when the owners manual states not to use tire chains it is because there isn't enough clearance between the tire and the vehicle body. The tire chains # TH2004205104 you were looking at require a clearance of 10mm all the way around the tire to prevent it from coming in contact with the body. I recommend the Thule K-Summit Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH02230K45. These chains differ from most...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 3,000 Pound Trailer with 400 Pound Tongue Weight
  • The weight distribution system I recommend for your trailer is the Reese SC Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66151. This system is rated for trailer with gross towing weights up to 10,000 pounds that have tongue weights between 200-600 pounds. Your trailer's 400 pound tongue weight falls nicely in this range. The Reese SC system uses automotive-quality friction material on the bracket hangers to work with the trunnion-style spring bars to create a friction sway control...
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  • Fitment of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport with Single Exhaust
  • Yes, the Draw-Tite hitch you were looking at # 24886 will fit your 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. To tow a trailer like you mentioned you will also need wiring, a ballmount, and a ball for your hitch. We do offer the Hidden Hitch # 60303 which is identical in design to the Draw-Tite Hitch but includes the ballmount already. The wiring harness for your vehicle is the Curt # C56111, this is a plug and play harness that will connect behind the taillights of your vehicle and provide...
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  • What is the Longest Thule AeroBlade Crossbar that Will Fit a 2002 Subaru Forester
  • I did some checking and Thule lists the 47 inch bars # THARB47 for your 2002 Subaru Forster. With that bar, the maximum spacing for foot pack # TH450R is 40-1/2 inches. And on the 60 inch bar the minimum is 42-3/4 inches. So the 60 inch bar, # THARB60, will not work. For a longer bar that will work I recommend going for the in between size, # THARB53.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2012 Subaru Forester with a Curt hitch part # 13147 installed the Thule T2 part # TH9044 is an excellent option and one of the nicest racks around. This rack uses wheel only mounts so that the rack doesn't touch anything other than the tires when loaded and can fold up when not in use. This rack also has a perfect rating from our customers who have used and reviewed it. I attached a review video for this rack that shows it being demoed in a similar 2011 Subaru Forester. If...
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  • How to Install a Thule Hullavator Kayak Carrier on a 2002 Subaru Forester
  • The Thule Hullavator part # TH898 is designed to fit aftermarket crossbars that are square, round and aero in shape. What you will need to do is click the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the roof rack options we have for your 2002 Subaru Forester. You will need to select your roof style from the list and all of the correct fitting racks will be listed.
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  • Fitment of Tire Chain Adjuster for a 2012 Subaru Impreza
  • I can help you find the right tire chain adjuster for your 17 inch wheels. I would recommend the # PW105 for your Subaru's 17 inch wheels. Not only will these adjusters fit your wheel better than the # PW100 they have a separate rubber multi-arms which will continue to perform even if one arm is compromised, unlike the other style. This adjuster will fit rims from 15 to 18 inches in diameter, which will be perfect for your Impreza's # PW1038 tire chains. I've included an image of...
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  • Differences Between Curt and Hidden Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For some vehicles there are hitches available that do not have visible cross tubes. For your 2016 Subaru Outback wagon there are only options like the part # C13206 that have visible crosstubes. While the Curt hitch part # C13206 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 are pretty similar they have some differenced that would account for the weight difference. The Curt uses a round cross tube whereas the Hidden Hitch uses a square tube. The side brackets of the Curt hitch are actually larger...
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  • Snow Cable Tensioner Recommendation
  • Rubber tensioner are a great idea when using tire chains like the part # PW1038 or # TC1038 that do not have an automatic tensioning ability. The ones to use are the part # PW105. This style of tensioner seems to work better than the other style like part # PW99.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester with P225/60R17
  • For your 2015 Subaru Forester the reason tire chains aren't recommended is because there isn't enough clearance in the wheel wells for the chains to clear and not damage the vehicle. For vehicles like this the best option is going to be the Thule K-Summit Chains like part # TH02230K45. These chains do not drape over the inside of the tire at all so basically they do not cause any clearance issues at all. We always go with the vehicle manufacturer as the final word on whether or not...
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  • Flat Towing Wiring Kit Recommendation for a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For tow bar lighting for your 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon you can use the diode kit, # RM-152, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. You will also want the # BX88206 to connect this lighting solution to your tow vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. I attached a help article on tow bar lighting options for you to check out as well.
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  • Tire Chain Availability to Fit 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with 225/55-17 Tires
  • The Glacier tire cables part # PW1038 that you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for the 225/55-17 tire size you have on your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. If you were in inclement weather or were stopped by the highway patrol these would fit and work well. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions you need to be aware of.
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  • Hub Recommendation for 3,500 lb Axle with 5 on 4-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern
  • The three parts you mentioned are compatible with each other. The spare tire carrier part # 413200 can have 5 lug wheels attached to it like the Dexstar Steel Mini Mod Trailer Wheel # AM20537 which will fit the trailer hub part # 84545UC1-EZ. The hub does come with a double lip seal but it does not come with a cotter pin or spindle nut. Since it sounds like you have an EZ lube spindle you would want the part # RG05-100 for a spindle nut kit that includes a tang washer.
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  • Trailer Hitch And Wiring Recommendation For 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon With Dual-Exhaust
  • According to the attached installation instructions for the trailer hitch I recommend, Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 87568, the exhaust is lowered and then replaced when installing the hitch. The instructions state that the process for lowering a single exhaust is duplicated for vehicles that have dual exhaust systems. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video on a 2016 Outback Wagon you can check...
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  • Does a 2016 Subaru Forester Need to Be Lifted to Install Trailer Hitch
  • The install instructions for the Curt hitch part # C12100 for your 2016 Subaru Forester do call for jack stands so you will need to raise the rear end of the vehicle at least slightly to easily install the hitch. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Cable Tire Chain Fit for 225/60-17 Size Tires on 2012 Subaru Outback
  • The only spring roller cable chains that we offer for your 225/60-17 size tires are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038. These chains are Class S compatible, meaning they will require minimal clearance, 15 mm, between the tire sidewall and vehicle. Using rubber adjusters will help keep the tire cable secure on your vehicle's tire. For your 17 inch rims, you will want the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters for 15 Inch to 18 Inch Rims # PW105. I recommend checking the owner's...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2016 Subaru Outback with 225/60-18 Tires
  • The Thule CS10 tire chains # TH2004125105 are a fit for a 2016 Subaru Outback if it has 225/60R18 tires. Check the side wall on one of the tires for the size. If it is a different size then let me know what it is and I can recommend some chains for you. I have also included a link to our help article on tire chains. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual for specific information on the use of tire chains.
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  • Fit of Yakima SkyBox 12 Cargo Box and FrontLoader Bike Rack on Roof Rack on 2014 Subaru Outback
  • The Yakima Skybox 12 uses 24 inches wide, and the Yakima ForkLift Fork Mount bike rack uses 7-1/4 inches of crossbar width for a total of 31-1/4 inches of crossbar. I don't know the nature of your crossbar set up, so you'll need to measure your available crossbar width to see if you have enough space available. To check for hatch clearance for the Skybox 12, move the front crossbar all the way forward if its moveable. Then, measure from the middle of your front crossbar rearward to the...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for a 2016 Subaru Forester with Side Rails
  • I will be happy to make some roof rack recommendations for your 2016 Subaru Forester with the factory side rails. My top pick is the Thule AeroBlade Edge, # TH7502B-TH7502B for black bars or # TH7502-TH7502 for silver bars. The Thule AeroBlade bars have a wing shape for less wind resistance and noise compared to round or square bars. They are made of light weight aluminum for both strength and corrosion resistance. And the Edge versions look more like a factory roof rack than other models. My...
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  • Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2-Bike Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Forester for Recumbent Bike
  • The Cruzbike FreeRider is a very interesting recumbent bike. But it could be carried by a wheel mounted bike rack like the Saris Freedom SuperClamp bike rack part # SA4025. I looked up pictures of it and this is basically the only style rack that could work with it. Normally it is pretty hard to get bike racks to fit the OEM hitches of the 2016 Subaru Forester, but since this bike rack has two hitch pin holes it will accommodate the shallow depth that your hitch has.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2016 Subaru Forester I would recommend the Hidden Hitch part # 87654 as it would work great with the Twistep part # HE3052 and because it is a 2 inch hitch that will allow for greater future accessory flexibility. More things like bike racks and cargo carriers are made for 2 inch hitches.
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  • Replacement Arm for a Thule Sidearm and Roof Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Replacement Locking Ratchet Arm Assembly # 752-1272-001 is designed only for the T2 bike rack. The replacement for the Sidearm is # 753-3579. It will fit up to 29 inch tires but only if the tire fits all the way to the bottom of the wheel cradles. It the Sidearm is not working for you I recommend a frame mount carrier such as the Upshift # SR4612. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Interior and Exterior Dimensions of Thule # TH859 Canyon Roof Mounted Cargo Rack
  • The external measurements of the Thule Canyon roof rack are 50-1/4 inches long by 41 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The internal measurements are 39 inches long by 40 inches wide by 5 inches tall. The usable interior dimensions are 39 inches long by 36 inches wide. You can see these dimensions on the photo I've provided. To see a product demonstration video, click the provided link.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fitment for 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • Good news, I was able to confirm that yes, the Curt hitch part # C13135 that you referenced is a fit for your 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek. It is important to note that this hitch recommends the use of a stabilizing strap like the # 18050 with any non-trailer loads. I've linked an install video on the 2015 for you to check out they will install similarly.
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  • Will the Thule Easy Fold Fit a 2016 Subaru Forester with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • The Thule Easy Fold part # TH9032 can fit Class I hitches like what you would have on your 2016 Subaru Forester. If you need a hitch for your 2016 Subaru Forester the Draw Tite part # 36523 has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • 7-Way Round to 7-Way Blade Adapter Recommendation
  • The part # PK12727 is an adapter that does exactly what you described. It goes from a 7-way blade on a truck to a trailer that has a 7-way round connector. You might also consider removing the existing 7-pin connector from the trailer, and replacing it with the 7-way blade plug like part # A7WCB. The 7-way round pin is getting fairly close to being obsolete. The 7-way blade connector is much more prevalent.
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  • Replacement Motor Recommendation for V2044 Roof Vent
  • The original motor used for the V2044 vent fans is no longer available and they all now use replacement motor # BVD0218-00. If you need a matching fan blade use # BVD0215-00. I attached a picture of the fan blade for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trunk Mount Bike Rack for 2016 Subaru WRX
  • For the 2015 or 2016 WRX, 4-door with or without spoiler, I recommend the Yakima KingJoe Pro 3 Bike Rack # Y02625. This rack features Yakima's anti-sway StableCradle system to hold bike firmly in place to help prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact. For easy storage, the mounting arms will fold down to help compact the bike rack. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you. If you have a 5-door hatchback WRX, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike...
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  • Fit of Yakima # Y03590 Universal Mighty Mounts with Factory Crossbars of 2016 Subaru Outback
  • According to Yakima, the currently available Universal MightyMounts, part # Y03590 are compatible with the factory crossbars on your 2016 Outback Wagon. According to Yakima, these are the only compatible MightyMounts they currently offer. You can see installation details by clicking the provided link.
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  • Deciding Between 1-1/4-Inch Class II or 2-Inch Class III Hitch for 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • We generally always recommend the higher-capacity hitch option when the option does exist, as it does for your 2005 Subaru Legacy which can be fitted with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II or a 2-inch Class III hitch. There will be very slightly more ground-to-hitch space with the smaller hitch tube but this will be only one of many factors that affect your actual ground clearance. Passengers, cargo, tire tread depth and inflation pressure also can affect your actual clearance as much as your...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback with OEM Hitch
  • That we are aware of the Kuat bike racks like the NV2 part # N102 would not work on the OEM hitch of a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. If Kuat says it will fit then they would know more than we would since they test the racks more than we do. The issues is that the pin hole of the hitch is too far back in the hitch so most racks can't get pinned properly. For a similar bike rack that is designed to work with the Subaru hitches you would want the Yakima Holdup part # Y02445. Yakima racks...
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  • Clearance of Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack on 2016 Subaru Outback
  • When we installed the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 87568 on a 2016 Subaru Outback, we found that the hitch pin hole to rear bumper clearance measurement was 5-1/2 inches. This can vary on different vehicles due to different size bumpers and mounting hole locations. I recommend measuring your vehicle to confirm the clearance you will need to clear the bumper. I have attached a help article on how to find this measurement. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 measures 8 inches from the center of...
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  • Will Thule K-Summit K44 Tire Chains Fit 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with 225/55-17 Size Tire
  • The Thule K-Summit Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, Size K44 # TH02230K44 are confirmed to fit the 225/55-17 size tires on your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. The owner's manual for your XV Crosstrek says tire chains should not be used, but that another type of traction device may be acceptable. The manual gives the example of spring chains, like the K-Summit # TH02230K44, as an alternative to tire chains. The K-Summit # TH02230K44 also comply with the requirement in the owner's...
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  • Yakima Landing Pad Needed for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon to Complete Yakima Roof Rack
  • To install your Yakima control towers and crossbars on your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, you will want the Landing Pad 15 # Y00241. I spoke with my contact at Yakima and confirmed that this is the correct Landing Pad for your vehicle. These pads let you replace your vehicle's factory roof rack. You will need to remove the factory cross bars to mount the landing pads. The Control Towers for the 2016 Outback are # Y00214 with the 48 Inch Round CrossBars # Y00408.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Option for 2016 Subaru WRX STI w/ Factory Spoiler
  • According to my Thule representative, the height of the spoiler on your vehicle would prevent you from installing a trunk mounted bike rack, but there are options that would allow you to carry two bikes. Your best bet would be to install a hitch like the Curt Class I, part # C11408 and use it as an attachment point for a hitch mounted bike rack. My favorite bike rack right now is the Kuat Beta, part # B202-114. The rack is super strong, but its aluminum construction means its only about...
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  • Compatibility of Hollywood Racks # HR1450 Sport Rider Bike Rack with 2014 Subaru Forester
  • When we installed a Draw-Tite Class III hitch on a 2014 Forester, we found that the hitch pin hole was recessed under the rear bumper by 7 inches. As you can see in the photo I've edited for you, the closest portion of the bike rack is 8-1/2 inches rearward from the hitch pin hole and the closest wheel hoop is 12 inches rearward. I can't tell you how much clearance there'll be between the inside bike and the rear hatch because that'll vary from bike to bike, but the bike will be widest...
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  • Do Covercraft Carhartt Seat Saver Custom Seat Protectors # SSC2483CAGY Interfere with Air Bags
  • Covercraft Carhartt Seat Saver Custom Seat Protectors # SSC2483CAGY are a custom fit for the seats in the 2014 and 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. They fit the seat style shown in the linked diagram. These covers will NOT interfere with normal operation of your Crosstrek's air bags.
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  • Adding Extra LED Reverse Lights to a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • I recommend using LED back up light # BUL10CB which is actually DOT approved as a backup light. With it I recommend grommet # a70gb, mounting bracket # BK70BB, and wiring harness # A49PB. On the wiring harness the white wire is the ground and will attach to a clean, bare metal surface. The red wire is for power and would need to be spliced into a reverse light wire behind a tail light on your 2015 Subaru Forester. You will need to attach the new light red wire to a longer strand of...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 225/55R17 and 225/65R17
  • For the two tire sizes you referenced the part # PWPLC1142 is a set of chains that has been confirmed to fit both. These are a great emergency set of chains that are economically priced so they would be perfect for you. I attached an install video for you to check out too. You will need to check the owners manual for both vehicles to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions. These are S rated which means they are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.
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  • Floor Mats for 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The Aries floor mats haven't been test fit on the 2016 XV Crosstrek as of yet. Because of that, I can't guarantee fit at this time. However, other floor mat companies such as Weather Tech and Husky Liners tell me that their mats for the 2015 XV Crosstrek carry over to the 2016 model. 'Full coverage' is kind of a subjective term, but the rear mats provided with the Husky Liners # HL99801 (black) will protect more of the floor area behind the front row seats. The mats are also available...
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  • Will the Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier Fit a 2014 Subaru Forester Factory Roof Rack and Sea Kayaks
  • I checked with Thule and the Hull-A-Port kayak carrier # TH834 does fit the factory roof rack crossbars on your 2014 Subaru Forester. This kayak carrier will work with kayaks up to 36 inches wide and up to 75 pounds. If your sea kayaks fit that description then this carrier will work. You would need to use 1 Hull-A-Port kayak carrier # TH834 per kayak. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for the roof rack capacity...
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  • Snow Chain Use on 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with P225/50R17 Tires
  • When it comes to using tire chains, the auto maker gets to have the final word. On page 8-11 of the online owner's manual Subaru indicates that standard tire chains cannot be used due to limited clearance between the tires and the vehicle body, but that special low-profile S-Class traction devices CAN be used only on the FRONT tires. Thule's K-Summit Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH02230K33 are S-Class rated and will fit your P225/50R17 size tires. These advanced self-tensioning...
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  • 2016 Subaru Impreza Hatchback Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2016 Subaru Impreza Hatchback the Curt hitch part # C11286 WILL fit, but if you are looking for a hitch that the manufacturer page also lists that it fits your vehicle you would want the Hidden Hitch part # 60303. I checked their page and they have the fits listed for this hitch for all the way up to 2016 Impreza Hatchbacks. Curt's site doesn't have the # C11286 listed as a fit yet, but we happen to know that it is a carry over year for the hitch fits since the Hidden Hitch...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fit for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For your 2016 Subaru Outback the Curt hitch that is confirmed to fit is the Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13206. This hitch is confirmed to fit the Subaru Outback from 2014-2016. I have attached an installation video of this hitch on a 2014 Outback for you. The other Curt hitch you referenced # 13390, is designed to fit the 2010-2013 Outback and the 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy. The # C13206 requires a stabilization strap, # 18050, for all non-trailer loads such as bike racks and...
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