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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12038 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C12038

  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty



etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



12038 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12038 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12038

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (142 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

- C12038
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The hitch went on with no problems. A perfect fit. The wiring harness was even easier. Found the plug near the compartment where the spare tire is and just plugged it in and ran it through a hole in the bottom of the compartment. Took less than a week to receive at a very good price. Saved over 300 from having it installed at uhaul. 558083



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DISCLAIMER: POORLY DESIGNED ITEM**** Giving it two stars because I managed to get it to fit and giving it the benefit of the doubt on towing capability and weld strength. Purchased for a 2001 Subaru Forester. Seems like the item was designed by an individual who looked at one or two Subaru models and said, "eh, they are all pretty much the same" as this item pretty much fit on my vehicle. Background on myself, 5+ years automotive technician experience. Took me 45 minutes (with no experience expect at least 1 hour). This thing was a nightmare to install, if you are doing it solo you need a floor jack. It was almost too short to fit, I wound up taking off support brackets and bending back some sheet metal brackets so that I could get the hitch receiver in place on the frame. The support brackets were unable to go back on due to fitment (the hitch itself will act in their place its ok). This is not mentioned on the instructions, if you have an 01 Forester keep that in mind. The second strange thing is this brass bolt/nut combo that is suppose to go through a hole in the receiver on the muffler side. The hole is drilled but it is completely pointless and irrelevant due to fitment. If anything that hole should be lined up so that the muffler mount bolt/nut combo will fit better next to the receiver. This thing is a mess, if you are purchasing for an 01 Subaru Forester I would NOT recommend this item. Customer service individuals and follow up seemed nice and this seems like a good website to work with. 677033



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First of all I’m getting annoyed on how this is not fitting properly. I’m battling installing my this and hitch is off. Seems like the welding job done on this hitch for my 2005 Subaru Forester XT is trash, garbage. I have a Turbo XS exhaust and that alone won’t fit. Took it off and install my stock muffler barely fits. Stripping my bolts and exhaust hangers are not on. I had to grind off the bolt on the exhaust hanger because it wouldn’t fit. Probably have to zip tie it to the hitch. Etrailer, keep in mind most people have aftermarket exhausts and not everyone has stock exhausts. Very poor job on this hitch. 674595


Comments
When the hitches are designed by Curt, the fit is mocked up using a stock vehicle with a factory exhaust. Due to the unknown nature of aftermarket modifications, fit cannot be guaranteed on vehicles that have had modifications made.
-- Mike L - 07/26/2019

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I will update this according to etrailer's response and efforts to reconcile. I will do my best to be constructive, yet the fit of this hitch is anything but. Let me explain. First, the detail on the paperwork is barren at best. Second, it has the bolt measurements completely wrong aside from the provided bolt (for the exhaust mount?) which doesn't match up with the vehicle when the hitch is seated . The bolts that are on the vehicle are 14m and 17m. Not 12m as indicated on the install sheet. So that was a hassle when preparing to find out that I needed different tools/so much for prepping. Also, the tear down to allow hitch access to frame is more extensive than indicated which leads me to believe your company leaves these details out in order to sell the "easy fitment" solution. The breaking point for me though came when I removed the passenger side bolts which also secured the vehicle's EVAP system and can not be reinstalled with this hitch/will not allow the reseating of the EVAP system's mounting bracket. So, in essence, this hitch DOES NOT fit this vehicle. After all this and full day of futile compromise I now have come to the conclusion that my plan to install the hitch, rent a trailer (already reserved) and move my 4BR household this weekend has now become a nightmare of uncertainty and an embarrassment to those counting on my decision to go this route. What do I do now? I guess it's a last minute scramble to find (hopefully) a truck rental or a moving company who specializes in exorbitant fees towards folks in my predicament, one which the hitch was a resolution away from...for naught. While I found you professional and enjoyable to work with and the product presenting a generally acceptable quality, not fitting the vehicle renders these benefits useless and most importantly costs me dearly in both time and further expense. I could never recommend this path to anyone, friend or foe. I wish I had a better report...more for me though than anything else, painful to say the least, rendered by etrailer. I am an OTR driver who spends 3 months out on the road so the small window for me this week to move has been turned upside down, sideways and when I say nightmarish, I mean a complete disruption of life and a madness that no one should have to experience by the negligence of a company who seems to have put sales above reality and truth. It feels criminal. This has wrecked everything. I've been robed of so much and scrambling now to figure out what to do. I have 4 days with desperate stares in my direction as to what what we do now. Thank you? For a huge lesson, seemingly where not to patronage, unless you or the techs have some sort of resolution for me. I expect a call from you to discuss the options in front of us. This is bad. 614327


Comments
Were sorry to hear about the difficulty youre having installing your hitch. After looking over your description of the problem, it seems the major difficulty you had was the installation of the bracket that holds the charcoal canister. I did look over the installation instructions, which I must say arent very clear. The bracket for the canister should be sandwiched between the hitch and the fame member, which will allow the hitch to be installed and the canister to be reattached. If you use the link above showing the hitch being installed on a 2003 Forester, you can see an install video that should make this a little more clear. As far as the hardware goes, when Curt refers to the bolts as being M12, theyre speaking of the diameter of the threaded portion of the bolt, not the actual size wrench needed. This hitch has been around for several years, and it appears that the instructions have not been updated in awhile.
-- Mike L - 03/28/2019

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- C12038
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Although i haven't installed assembly yet, the transaction and delivery went off without a "hitch" 817147



- C12038
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Great price and service. Highly recommend m. 814937



- C12038
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Love our trailer hitch!! Was an easy installation, we had it on for 15 minutes and was alright using it to haul our bikes to the trails! Thank you etrailer! Very happy with our purchase! 806275



- C12038
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Delivered on time. Easy Install with with their good instructions. 805666



- C12038
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Good product and shipped fast thanks! 791482



- C12038
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This hitch is legit, made out of nice thick steel. The fitment is is perfect and it hides nicely under the bumper without showing to much metal. I have an invidia catback exhaust and I had shorten the mid section by 1/2 inch so it would clear the hitch. Original hangers still work. The exhaust tip was a little close to the hitch so I put some adhesive foam just in case it would hit. 791255



- C12038
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It looks really good and really easy to understand where to put it but the holes were slightly off not making it straight 790178



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Subaru Forester

good quality product that after a year of use looks like new. Product fit very easily to my forester and customer service was very helpful in answering my questions before I made my purchase. Would definitely purchase again from them. 785310



- C12038
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Everything looks great. Looking forward to using it. 784581



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2004 Subaru Forester

It bolts right up, no drift or prying required. Use No-Seize on the bolts; they will come right out in 20 years. Mark the angle the canister bracket crosses the frame at so you can put it back in the right place faster. I drilled a hole through the vertical tow hook tab hole and added a hardened bolt there so it has 4 bolts per side. I put a flat washer on both sides of the exhaust hanger bracket so the rubber can move a bit. The install video here shows that bumper cover bracket being removed, but that was unnecessary on my '04 Forester; it cleared by 1/8" so I put it back on. 771623



- C12038
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The trailer hitch package arrived quickly and was easy to install. 768150



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2006 Subaru Forester

GREAT PRICE, QUICK SERVICE- THANK YOU SO MUCH 690094



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Prompt delivery and easy installation 668309



- C12038
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The product is fine, But the bolts all needed to be changed for a longer size, not just the 1 you included, You should include them for an additional charge, I have them in stock, but many customers will not have them in stock as they are a slightly longe than most shops stock. 667454


Comments
The product was great, but 06112020 I was stopped to make a left hand turn and a girl on her phone hit my car going 60 MPH so the hitch is no longer any good, to put on my 2006 forester.
Robert - 07/08/2020

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The product was great, but 06112020 I was stopped to make a left hand turn and a girl on her phone hit my car going 60 MPH so the hitch is no longer any good, to put on my 2006 forester.
Robert - 07/08/2020

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Arrived right away in excellent condition. It was simple for my mechanic to add (I could not do it because the bolts on my car were on very, very tight). It looks nice and I'm very happy with the quality. 655513



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2017 Subaru Forester

As described, this hitch is supporting my bike rack for 2 mountain bikes. Installation was easy after cleaning rusted nuts welded originally to the frame of Subaru Forester 2017. Once I re-threaded them and bought proper metric bolts, installation was very easy. Will buy another one for my Subaru 2014. 651849



- C12038
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Very happy with the hitch. The videos made it super easy to install and I have had virtually no issues hauling trailers around. Would recommend this product to anyone wanting to install a hitch on their own to make their vehicle more versatile. 647733



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Perfect 645130



- C12038
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Good fit, easy to install, and has towed a couple different trailers across Canada without any problems. Paint even seems to be staying on! Great and prompt service from etrailer too. 611679



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2006 Subaru Forester

Great product. Easy installation 30-45 mins with the right tools. Sleek look. 605314



- C12038
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Fits great and works as it should. I've purchased many hitches over the years for a variety of vehicles and prefer the quality and ease of installation with the Curt brand. 594198


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Subaru Forester
    The difference between the Curt Hitches part # C120383 and part # C12038 is that the # C120383 comes with a ball mount that you would use for towing and the other hitch does not. Either hitch would fit your 2005 Subaru Forester. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Then you will need to add a properly sized ball and the wiring. Those items are not included with the hitch. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Subaru Forester LL Bean
    The Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2006 Subaru Forester, item # 12038, would make a great choice for transporting bikes with your vehicle. We have a video installation of the hitch on a 2001 Forester for your to review (see link). There are many two bike racks that will work in the Class II hitch. I would recommend the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650, which is very easy to load and unload, holds the bikes very securely and does not allow them to contact each other or the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for 2003 Subaru Forester
    The vehicle and the structure under the car where the hitch attaches wouldn't be strong enough to withstand towing a Class III rated trailer, which is why a Class III hitch isn't available for your vehicle. None of our hitch manufacturers offer a Class III option for your 2003 Forester. The Draw-Tite Class II hitch, part # 36311 is a reasonably priced solution. For a trailer wiring harness, use part # 118461. You'll also need a ball mount like # 36051, but you will want to measure your...
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  • What is the Height and Width of Cross Tube on Curt Trailer Hitch C12038 for a 2005 Subaru Forester
    I went out to the warehouse to measure Curt trailer hitch # C12038 for your 2005 Subaru Forester. The cross tube is 2-1/2 inches front to back and 1-1/2 inches tall. I have included a picture illustrating these measurements for you. I have also linked a video showing an example installation.
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  • Class II Hitch and Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2004 Subaru Forester
    The biggest difference between the Class I hitches and the Class II ones are the capacities. Both are a 1-1/4 inch hitch so it wouldn't make a huge difference either way. For your 2004 Subaru Forester we only carry Class II hitches like the Curt Hitch # C12038. All that means is that the hitch has more capacity than your vehicle. But since a towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component you are still limited to the Class I capacities of your vehicle. Some 1-1/4 inch accessories...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2004 Subaru Forester
    Best option would be the trailer hitch part # C12038 which is a fit for your 2004 Subaru Forester, but you'd need to verify that your vehicle has the capacity for the pontoon boat. The hitch by itself has a 3,500 lbs capacity. For trailer wiring you'd need the part # C55370 which is a confirmed fit. For a ball mount part # C45503 and then hitch balls # A-82 for a 2 inch ball or part # A-80 for 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Hitch Adapter Availability for a Curt Hitch # C12038 to Allow 2 inch Bike Rack to be Carried
    We offer adapters like the part # HTAD that will allow you to carry a bike rack designed for a 2 inch hitch with a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening, but you should note that when you use an adapter like this the capacity of the hitch will be cut in half. The # Curt Hitch part # C12038 that you referenced has a tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs and has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. So as long as the weight of your bikes and rack are less than 175 lbs this adapter would work for you. A...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch 12038 Come with Lock Washers for Installation on a 2003 Subaru Forester
    Curt Trailer hitch # C12038 does not include lock washers. So it wasn't that you didn't get them it is that the hitch doesn't come with them. Using Loctite would be a great idea. Blue Loctite is should be all you need, # LT37614. Because the red Loctite is pretty much permanent. So should the hitch need to be removed for any reason, it would take pneumatic tools if you used red Loctite. Also, make sure the bolts are torqued to the specifications in the instructions. If they are too loose...
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  • What Size are the Bolts Used to Install Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2002 Subaru Forester
    The bolts used on your 2002 Subaru Forester to install Curt trailer hitch # C12038 are 12mm bolts. They are likely coarse threaded. You will need to use grade 5 bolts or better. They should be available at a local hardware store. Pinch bolts are usually used to hold two round things together with some sort of clamp bracket. A good example of this is a bike handlebars where you would loosen it to make vertical and alignment adjustments. I am not sure why the bolts are not long enough....
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  • Where is Curt Trailer hitch 12038 for 2002 Subaru Forester Made
    The Curt hitch, part # 12038, for your Subaru Forester is made in the U.S.A.
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  • Torque Wrench Required for Installing Curt Hitch part # C12038
    To install the Curt hitch part # C12038 you'll need a torque wrench that is capable of at least 83 ft lbs of torque. We have the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench # ALL944001 which has a range up to 150 ft lbs so it would be a great option.
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  • What is Included with Curt Trailer Hitch 12038 for a 2008 Subaru Forester
    For Curt trailer hitch # C12038 you will get the trailer hitch itself and the hardware needed to install it. The other parts you need depend on what you're going to use the htich for. If you're going to be carrying a cargo carrier or bike rack you also need a support strap # 18050 per Curt's warranty. If you plan on towing a trailer you need to add ball mount # C45503 along with the properly sized ball and the wiring. Those items are not included with the hitch. For a 1-7/8 inch...
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  • 3-Bike Hitch Rack Recommendation for 2007 Subaru Forester with 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch
    The 3-bike hitch rack I recommend for use in your Forester's Class II hitch is the lightweight aluminum Thule Helium Pro # TH9043PRO which weighs only 20-lbs. The Helium pro fits both 1-1/4-inch Class II hitches and 2-inch hitches. Locks are included to secure both the rack and all three of your daughter's bikes. The rack tilts for vehicle access simply by pulling a spring-loaded pin and the rack arms conveniently fold down when it is not in use. It is suitable for use on all types of...
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  • Recommended Class II Trailer Hitch for Towing Small Utility Trailer w/ 2008 Subaru Forester
    The Curt Class II trailer hitch you referenced, part # C12038 has a 3500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacity. If you'll only be using the hitch for towing a trailer, it should work just fine for you. However, if you're wanting to use the hitch as an attachment point for other hitch mounted accessories like a cargo carrier or a bike rack, it wouldn't be the best choice. Curt's warranty requirement state that all non-trailer loads need to use a stabilizing strap, like part # 18050. The...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Subaru Forester
    For your 2001 Subaru Forester there are only hitches with 1-1/4 inch openings available for you. 2 inch hitches are usually reserved for larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs. I attached a help article on hitch sizes for you to check out as well. The most popular hitch we offer with other owners of 2001 Subaru Foresters is the Curt Hitch part # C12038. This is a 1-1/4 inch hitch but it should work just fine for you.
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  • Can a 513 Pound Motorcycle Be Carried on a Trailer Hitch Mount Carrier on a 2001 Subaru Forester
    You are correct. The highest tongue weight capacity of a trailer hitch for the 2001 Subaru Forester is 350 pounds for hitch # C12038. The combined weight of the carrier and the bike would have to be under 350 pounds. The best option and the safest is to use a small trailer or one specifically designed for a motorcycle. You will also need a ball, ball mount, and wiring. The recommended ball mount is # C45503. You also need pin and clip # F-4. For a 1-7/8 inch diameter ball use # A-80...
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  • Will Installation of Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2008 Subaru Forester Require Drilling
    We have two trailer hitch receivers for the 2008 Subaru Forester. The Curt # C12038 and Draw-Tite # 36311 and they both install without any drilling. I've linked install videos for both of them for you. If you're going to be towing a trailer with your Subaru use # 118461 for wiring. This harness installs by plugging into a connector that is located either behind the driver's side tail light or in the spare tire compartment. Once installed you'll have a fully functioning 4-way trailer...
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  • Can a Bike Rack for 2-Inch Hitch Be Adapted for a 1-1/4-Inch Hitch
    You are correct that all of the trailer hitches we offer for the 2006 Subaru Forester are 1-1/4-inch Class II types. These cannot directly accept a hitch-mount bike rack intended for 2-inch hitches, although many bike racks are designed to be compatible with both sizes. Without knowing what rack you have I cannot say whether this is the case for you. If your bike rack is the type that fits only a 2-inch hitch, then the ideal solution is to choose a new rack that will fit your Forester's...
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  • Installing Hitch Meant for 2004 Subaru Forester on 2014 Subaru Impreza
    The Curt # C12038 is a fit for the 1998-2008 Subaru Forester only, and wouldn't fit your new 2014 Impreza. For the 2014 Impreza, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite # DT24959, assuming your Impreza is a single exhaust hatchback model. For a four door sedan model, that's NOT a WRX or a WRX STi model, go with the Draw-Tite Class I, part # 24960. For a WRX or a WRX STi model, use the Curt part # C113178.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Subaru Forester for Use with Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier
    The hitch options for your 2006 Subaru Forester are all 1-1/4-inch Class II types and among them is the Curt # C12038 which does require you to use their stabilizing strap # 18050. The other hitches do not require you to use the strap but certainly it is not a bad idea to help support any cargo load and hitch with a strap like the Curt or something similar. The Curt hitch is the most cost-effective of all options and rewards you with a slightly higher weight capacity of 350-lbs versus...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch For 2003 Subaru Forester
    Both the Curt Class II Hitch, Item # C12038, and the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch, Item # 36311, are confirmed fits for your 2003 Subaru Forester. The Curt Hitch requires stabilizing straps to be used when using hitch for non-trailer loads like a bike rack. When stabilizing straps are not used, your warranty from Curt is voided. Draw-Tite hitches do not require stabilizing straps to be used on non-trailer loads. The Curt and Draw-Tite Hitches have the same maximum gross trailer weight of...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for 2000 Subaru Forester
    Actually, the SportRack Super EZ you mentioned, part # SR2901LR would be a pretty good choice for you. You will want to make sure the weight of your bikes plus the weight of the rack you choose does not exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch installed on your vehicle. Your hitch should have a sticker on it that will state the maximum tongue weight capacity, which is the maximum amount of weight that can be suspended from the hitch. If you do not already have a hitch installed...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations/Comparisons for a 2006 Subaru Forester
    For the 2006 Subaru Forester there are only Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers available. The Draw-Tite hitch # 36311 and Curt hitch # C12038 are both rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. The Curt hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and the Draw-Tite is rated for 300 pounds tongue weight. These capacities are greater than what the vehicle is capable of though. According to the owner's manual if the trailer has brakes then the vehicle can tow 2,400 pounds gross...
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  • Subaru 2003 Forester Hitch Installation and Platform Style 4-Bike Rack Recommendation
    It's not necessary to use a lift to install a hitch on your Forester, but if you have or can borrow ramps or jack stands from somebody, it will make the installation much easier. If that's not an option, we offer some fairly inexpensive ramps as part # FT11909MI or jack stands as part # PTW41021. Either the Curt # C12038 or the Draw-Tite # 36311 would work fine for you. They install in the same manner, and have identical capacities. Both install with standard metric wrenches or sockets...
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  • 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mount for a 2003 Subaru Forester Hitch
    I went out into our warehouse and measured the cross tubes of both the Curt # 12038 and the Draw Tite # 36311 and found that they have cross tubes that measure 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. The 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, part # 18156, could be installed onto one of these hitches, but I do not believe it is your best option as you would have to install the mount on the bottom of the cross tube. I would recommend you use a 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for...
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  • 3-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Subaru Forester
    Most of the racks you referenced do indeed share similar design traits, features and pricing. However, not all of these carriers include locks and there are a few other key distinctions that separate the Thule Raceway 3 from the rest. The Raceway 3, part # TH9002PRO, includes locks for the rack itself and for your 3 loaded bikes. It also has the feature of using 4 high-strength steel cables, rather than 6 straps; this offers a measure of additional security against would-be thieves....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Forester to Carry a RockyMounts MonoRail
    The RockyMounts MonoRail 2 bike rack # RKY10003 will fit the Draw Tite hitch part # 36311 that is a confirmed fit for your 2008 Subaru Forester. It also fits the Curt # C12038 which fits too, but since the Draw Tite doesn't require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does it's the way to go.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for 2002 Subaru Forester
    You nailed it! All the parts you've mentioned, the Curt Class II # C12038, the Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR, it's # THSTL2 lock are all compatible, and would all work excellently for you. There's not any one particular bike lock you'd need to secure the bikes to the rack, but Thule offers one, part # TH538XT. The neat feature with this lock is if you purchase two lock cores, part # TH450200, you can key both the Snug Tite lock and the cable lock alike, so you won't need to carry two...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Subaru Forester
    I do have a great option for you, however the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11497 that you referenced will not fit your 2008 Subaru Forester. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Subaru Impreza and Outback Wagon and it will not line up correctly to the frame rails of your Forester. For your Forester I instead recommend the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12038, which will match existing holes in the frame of the vehicle for a no-drill installation, features...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2007 Subaru Forester to Carry a Motorcycle
    The only trailer hitch available for your 2007 Subaru Forester are Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. But the Curt option, # C12038, has a high enough tongue weight capacity at 350 pounds. You would just need a carrier that fits a Class II hitch. And you will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle. Whatever is lower, the hitch or the vehicle, is the capacity you need to go by. If you can tell me the size of the motorcycle you...
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