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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a cargo carrier that you need to be able to fold up against the back of your car
  • Prefer a hitch with a hidden cross tube for a more discrete look on the back of your Forester
  • Have a steep driveway and need extra ground clearance to keep your carrier or bike rack from scraping the pavement

No, if you:

  • Haul a camper or trailer that sways a lot and would need a weight distribution hitch
  • Need to carry a scooter or motorcycle, which this hitch might not be able to handle due to the tongue weight limit
  • Worry you might damage the fascia when removing it to install this hitch
This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C47HR can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C47HR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty 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.

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Installation Details C47HR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C47HR

Average Customer Rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

2022 Subaru Forester

Perfect fit and easy to install following the video on the product page. A little difficult getting the torque wrench in on top of the exhaust system. Don't pull on the wires when disconnecting the wires, release the lock and pry with a small screw driver.


This hitch receiver arrived in a badly damaged box and there were scuff marks so bad on several areas of the hitch that it was down to the bare metal. I called etrailer to express my concern about the damage and worry that it would rust. The customer service rep I spoke with was pretty apathetic & stated that if she sent me another one it could arrive even more damaged. She would only take $xx.xx off for me to go buy touch up paint to fix it myself. Really disappointed.

Hi Suzanna, Thanks for your feedback! The hitch can be scratched up during shipping due to the weight and handling of the shippers. Using a rust resistant spray paint on the bare metal areas will help prevent the hitch from prematurely rusting. I have attached a helpful article that goes into better detail.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 07/13/2021


Fits very well. I recommend professional installation. I took the 2020 Subaru Forester to the local body shop. It took about three hours to install and reset sensors,etc.


This is a great hitch for the Subaru Forester (mine is 2020). Installation was fairly straight forward and so far so good!

2021 Subaru Forester

It was just installed, so haven't used it yet, but it is well hidden and appears well made.

Excellent! No problems noted.
David - 05/27/2022
Excellent! No problems noted.
David - 05/27/2022


Damaged - bent so it could not be installed. To hard to return after unpacking and trying to install. Lost Money!


Good fit and solid construction


Could have been boxed better half of the hitch was sticking out of the box when it arrived was a Christmas gift so I had to scramble to find a new box to wrap it up for Christmas


Great customer service and fast shipping of the hitch. I already bought the light kit, but I will be back for any more hitches I need!


Pretty straight forward and great produ ct

2021 Subaru Forester

Had it on my Forester for a year. Only needed it a few times but it works great when I do need it.
Thomas - 02/23/2022





2020 Subaru Forester


2020 Subaru Forester


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • What is Towing Capacity of 2 inch Curt Hitch that Fits 2021 Subaru Forester
    This is a really good question but the higher towing capacities are accurate for the Curt hitch part # C47HR that fits your 2021 Subaru Forester. I confirmed this by checking with Curt just now. At one point the capacity was lower but the current rating is 350 lb tongue weight and 3,500 lb trailer weight.
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  • What 2-Inch Hitch Sits Closest to My Bumper on My 2021 Subaru Forester?
    The 2-inch hitch we carry that installs the closest to your rear bumper of your 2021 Subaru Forester is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # C47HR. This hitch only has a measurement of 2 inches from the center of the pinhole to the outside bumper of your 2021 Subaru Forester. With this measurement, you will not have any issues with your current bike rack. I went ahead and attached a video that walks you through the installation process of the hitch and shows you the bumper clearance/ground...
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  • Does Hitch Size Affect Warranty of 2019 Subaru Forester
    Hitch size should not affect the warranty of your 2019 Subaru Forester. So if you wanted a 2 inch hitch like the mostly hidden Curt part # C47HR you'd be fine to install it. When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2021 Subaru Forester
    The hitch I would recommend for your 2021 Subaru Forester is the Curt part # C47HR because it is mostly hidden and has great towing capacities as well. If you needed trailer wiring too the Tekonsha kit part # 118467 is the best option as well since it's mostly hidden and has a very reliable converter box.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit 2022 Subaru Forester Premier
    Yep it sure will; I verified for you that the Curt trailer hitch will indeed fit all models of Forester, so it will fit your 2022 Subaru Forester Premier. The correct part number is the following: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C47HR The # C47HR is unique in that it has a totally concealed crosstube so nothing is showing at all except its 2 inch receiver. This hitch also gives you better ground clearance than others to keep the receiver and accessories safe from hitting the ground. I...
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  • Recommended Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Subaru Forester
    For your 2021 Subaru Forester I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C47HR. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver. It has a concealed cross tube that will be hidden behind the bumper, so only the receiver will be visible at the back. It features a bolt-on installation and a gloss black powder coat finish. This hitch comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Since you will be doing some towing, you will want a 4-way connection to power your trailer's signal lights. For the most...
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  • What Size Bolts Are Used to Install 2 Inch Hitch Receiver to 2022 Subaru Forester
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76271 comes with 7/16" carriage bolts while the Curt Hitches # C13409 and # C47HR use 1/2" carriage bolts. All of these come with fishwire that matches the carriage bolt sizes so you don't have to purchase any for installing one of these hitches on your 2022 Subaru Forester. I recommend going with the Curt Hitch # C47HR just because it has a hidden crosstube so it looks much cleaner after the installation. It will have a longer install time...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Subaru Forester
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 Subaru Forester The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 inch # C47HR is confirmed to fit your vehicle. After you place the order call into our customer service number and they will honor the lower price with our lowest price pledge. The trailer hitch has a bolt on installation with no welding required. It has a gloss black powder coat finish which is over a protective base coat that offers a superior rust resistance....
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  • Comparing Curt Trailer Hitches C13409 and C47HR For 2021 Subaru Forester
    I would be happy to clarify! You are correct that for your 2021 Subaru Forester there are two different Class III trailer hitch receivers available, the Curt # C13409 and the Curt # C47HR. The main difference between these two hitches is the # C13409 has a visible crosstube which means you can see pretty much the entire hitch once installed, where the # C47HR has a hidden crosstube so once installed you will only see the receiver itself as you can see in the two included pictures. Other...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2021 Subaru Forester Sport
    For your 2021 Subaru Forester Sport I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C47HR. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. Make sure to check your owner's manual if you don't know the towing capacity of your vehicle, you will be limited by the lowest capacity whether that is your vehicle or the hitch. This hitch has a concealed cross tube so the only thing hanging down will be the receiver which helps maintain a factory look. Since...
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  • Best Hidden Hitch for a 2022 Subaru Forester
    I have a great hitch for your 2022 Subaru Forester and it has a subtle appearance once installed. All you will see is the 2" x 2" receiver. It is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver item # C47HR. This hitch installs behind the rear bumper instead of hanging below like most hitches. I have linked a picture and an installation video below so you can see the final product. If you're going to be towing a trailer you will also need the Hopkins Plug-In Simple Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat...
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  • Which Hitch for 2021 Subaru Forester Is Most Hidden
    It's not by much but the EcoHitch part # 306-X7391 is more hidden than the Curt hitch part # C47HR due to the smaller safety chain loop portion of the hitch. The loops on the EcoHitch are a bit smaller since they are vertical and recessed compared to the larger Curt hitch safety loops which are angled out. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • EcoHitch vs Curt Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2020 Subaru Forester
    While both hitches look and install very similarly, I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7391 for your 2020 Subaru Forester over the Curt Hidden Hitch # C47HR. Both have the same towing weight capacity of 3,500 lbs, but EcoHitch outperforms with a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs compared to Curt's 350 lbs capacity. That means with the EcoHitch, you can carry heavier accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers. EcoHitch is also known for their unique hitches where they...
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  • Does the EcoHitch Hitch for the 2020 Subaru Forster Replace the Impact Structure
    It sounds like you're referring to the removal of the bumper beam (impact structure) needed for installing the Curt Class III, part # C47HR, on your 2020 Subaru Forester. The EcoHitch Class III, part # 306-X7391, will also be replacing the bumper beam permanently. I've linked to a video installation of this hitch. You will see at the 8:19 mark which piece this is referring to. As for my recommendation, I recommend the EcoHitch. It's a great hitch with a low profile that has a max tongue...
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  • Comparing Aftermarket Trailer Hitch to Factory Hitch for 2021 Subaru Forester
    I took a look at the factory hitch for the 2021 Subaru Forester and it looks like it has a 1-1/4" receiver. This is going to limit your options when it comes to accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers when compared to a 2" receiver. It is for that reason that I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C47HR. This Class III hitch has a 2" receiver and will be perfect for any accessories or towing you plan to do. It features a concealed cross tube so it will maintain...
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch Options for 2020 Subaru Forester
    We do have trailer hitches that fit a 2020 Subaru Forester like with the mostly hidden Curt part # C47HR or if you wanted something that can be totally hidden we have the Stealth Hitch part # SH65MR which has a lower hitch opening that can be removed when not in use. I attached an install video for the Curt hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendations for 2021 Subaru Forester
    For your 2021 Subaru Forester the most hidden trailer hitch we offer is the Stealth part # SH65MR which has a removable lower hitch opening that you can remove when not in use to give you a totally hidden look. For something still mostly hidden that costs less the Curt # C47HR would be a really great option as only the hitch opening hangs below the rear bumper.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Subaru Forester
    The trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2021 Subaru Forester is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C47HR. I recommend the # C47HR because it has a hidden cross tube, meaning all you see is the receiver itself to give you a clean, factory look. This trailer hitch receiver has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 350lbs and a maximum trailer capacity of 3,500lbs. You will always want to consult your owner's manual for the maximum weight ratings for your 2021...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier Solution for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on 2020 Subaru Forester
    To retain your current hitch, you could use the # 63153 Reese 24x60 carrier in the adapter you have installed already, but because the extender moves the load of the carrier and what's carried upon it further away from the hitch, using the adapter would reduce the hitch tongue weight capacity by 50%, possibly down to 100 lbs if the hitch is a Class I (the hitch tongue weight capacity should be listed on it's ID sticker). Because of that reduction, you'd be best off eliminating the adapter...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver and 4-Way Wiring Harness For a 2021 Subaru Forester
    I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C47HR for your 2021 Subaru Forester. This receiver has a hidden cross tube so it has a cleaner factory look to it. It will replace the bumper bar behind the rear bumper fascia on your Forester. The receiver has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 350lbs and a maximum trailer capacity of 3,500lbs. Be sure not to exceed the maximum weight ratings given by Subaru for your specific Forester. For the 4-way I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Install Videos for Trailer Hitches that Fit 2021 Subaru Forester
    I attached an install video for the Curt Class III hitch # C13409 on a similar 2021 Subaru Forester. But if you were looking at the mostly hidden Curt hitch part # C47HR we don't have a video for that one BUT we do have a video for the EcoHitch # 306-X7391 which is a very similar design and would work great as a guide. We are still doing install videos but if a hitch is so new that we haven't had a chance to shoot a video for it we won't have one ready. Hopefully soon we'll have one for...
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  • What is the Bumper Clearance Distance for the Curt Hitch # C12198 on a 2019 Subaru Forester?
    As far as comparing bumper clearance distance on your 2019 Subaru Forester, you are right in saying that the Curt Hitch # C12198 installs closer to the bumper than the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76271. The distance between the center of the hitch's pinhole of the Curt hitch to the outside surface of your rear bumper is only 4 inches compared to the 5 inches of the Draw-Tite Hitch. If you still find that you need less of a distance, we did install the Curt Hitch # C47HR on a 2021 Subaru Forester...
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  • Recommended Concealed Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2021 Subaru Forester
    We can get your 2021 Subaru Forester set up with a trailer hitch that has a concealed crosstube, and there are two that fit your vehicle: - EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7391 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receive # C47HR These hitches are similar in many ways, but between the two I recommend going with the Curt hitch. The reason for that is because it is more budget-friendly while still offering you all the same benefits of the EcoHitch. The only differences, aside from price,...
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  • Differences and Recommendation for Trailer Hitches on a 2021 Subaru Forester
    I completely understand where you are coming from. There are quite a few choices for your 2021 Subaru Forester and it can all be a little overwhelming. The biggest differences between the hitches is the style. The standard hitches will have the crosstube visible while the fancier "hidden" hitches (with that longer piece hanging down) will only have the receiver visible. I personally like the hidden style hitches better because they tend to look a lot cleaner and they don't reduce ground...
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