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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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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 C13409 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13409

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 525 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13409

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (188 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.

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2019 Subaru Forester

I received the hitch 2 weeks back and was finally got around installing it over the long weekend. As everyone mentions it, the videos are great. I went back many times to check exact steps and it helped me. Took me about 2 hours myself doing it. I need help with the step where I raise the hitch onto bolt and secure it. I used ramp (raised about 1 ft) so that step was hard. Otherwise it was breeze. Too early to tell if the quality of the product but so far so good.



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Ordering the trailer hitch and accessories was a cinch. They arrived at my home very quickly. because I am a disabled veteran I had [moving company] install the hitch for me and it only took an hour to Install it.



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I bought my new Subaru Forester in March 2021 and needed a hitch for my boat. I went to the shop that has installed hitches on my other cars, and they didn't have any for my Forester in stock. They recommended that, to save time and money, I could purchase one through etrailer. I found the etrailer website very user-friendly and was able to order a hitch with no difficulty. The hitch fits perfectly and retains the clean lines of my new car. I'd recommend this site to anyone needing a trailer hitch.



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This receiver is exactly what I needed. Installation went smoothly, watching the etrailer installation video before I got started was extremely helpful. I was able to perform the solo installation without lifting the vehicle. In order to support the receiver while securing the first bolts, I set the receiver on the box the unit was shipped in to keep it elevated. This allowed me to secure those first bolts on each side without trouble. Excellent.


Comments
This hitch has worked perfectly for the last year. Ive since bought another Curt receiver for my 2017 BMW x5 with similar results. Excellent products.
Mark - 09/20/2021


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Subaru Forester

Easy install, I was able to put it in myself without a lift or even jacking up the forester. Great quality, gave it 4 stars because the 2” hitch is open on both sides. Allowing debris from the road to kick up into the hitch and gum up the mechanism that locks in my bike rack. It’s an easy fix, I ordered a hitch cap today. But something to note before buying.


Comments
Rust free and locked in after a salty New England winter! Still looks new.
Alex - 03/29/2021


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This Hitch is rock solid. The installation was smooth and easy thanks to etrailer's terrific installation video. The service was great every step of the way. They even contacted me a year after the purchase to see if I was still satisfied with the product. etrailer is definitely the only place I go when I need a trailer hitch!



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Hitch is primarily used for a 4 bicycle carrier and the unit is holding up exceptionally well. Highly recommend Curt hitches and especially etrailer for their stellar customer service !



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Great product, perfectly design for the 2020 Subaru Forester, I just put mine on and it was so simple it was ridiculous. I used a rotary tool and a cylindrical diamond bit to cut a notch into the largest factory drilled hole in the frame, and the fish wire provided with the kit worked perfectly for getting the flanges and bolts into the appropriate holes present from the factory for bolting the trailer hitch to the frame. The wiring harness that can be added to this purchase also comes with all the parts necessary for an easy install. The only thing I would recommend adding to this kit would be a small tube of thread lock as an added measure for the bolts.



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2019 Subaru Forester

Installed easily onto our 2019 Subaru Forester Sport. Very happy.



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This is a good product, easy to install and works like it should. A few tips: 1. Put some WD40 on the rubber exhaust hangers to get them off easier. 2. I had some difficulty removing the underside panel on the driver side. There's more clips than the instructions indicate. Plus, you need to get behind the mudguard (rotate it to the side) to access one of them. Finally, there's a tab that's not removable (picture included). In the end I gave up trying to remove the panel and just pushed it to one side of the frame, which worked fine. 3. When removing the tabs, there are several different sizes, indicated by the notches in the face. Keep track of which size goes in which hole or it will be a pain to get them all back in the right holes.



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2020 Subaru Forester

Perfect fit. The installation video was great, much better than the manufacturer’s instructions. I installed the hitch on my 2020 Subaru Forester in my garage by myself. Took 2 1/2 hours. I used two 8” plastic boxes to support the hitch when I was ready to attach it to the frame. That made the last lift up to the bolts much easier because it was only a 3-4” lift. Only discrepancy I found in the 2019 video was that my 2020 Forester has an extra clip in the driver’s side wheel well holding up the plastic panel. It delayed me just a bit until I figured out why the panel was balky. I also installed the https://www.etrailer.com/Custom_Fit_Vehicle_Wiring/Curt/C56040.html wiring harness. It snapped right in and was a 10 minute job. Easy!



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The Curt Class III hitch fit my Subaru Forester, required less than an hour to install and securely carries my heavy duty twin bike rack. What more can I ask!



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2019 Subaru Forester

This product was easy to install and was exactly like the online video showed. It looks great on my car and I am very happy with my order. I also purchased the Wiring Harness and that was an easy install too. Shipping was quicker than I expected. Thank you etrailer.com!



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Installed easily per video, the only addition I did was to spray muffler isolators with silicone lubricant so as to allow reassembly by hand. This bicycle was the first thing to be carried with the hitch and it handled it perfectly



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2019 Subaru Forester

There was one step missing in the installation instructions regarding the underbody panel on the drivers side. The hitch covers one of the installation tabs of the panel. I had to cut back the tab in order for the hitch to be installed. Once I did this I just installed the hitch over rear tab on the panel and did not screw it it as there was no hole in the hitch to install the screw. I also reinstalled the heat shield even though it looked like it was optional. I didn't see any reason on why I shouldn't have reinstalled it. I installed it on a 2019 Subaru Forester Sport.



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Rock solid receiver, very good fit. The shipping box looked pretty beat up when it arrived, but the hitch is made so solidly that it was totally undamaged. I keep a OneUP USA bike hitch in this most of the time, and go up some very rough roads, and there is zero "play" in this combination.



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2021 Subaru Forester

Received my order quickly. Watched the install videos helping me decide how I would proceed. The video showed them using a step bit to widen the hole to allow insertion of the bolts and flanges. I did not do that. I used the edge of a flat file to file a notch into the hole just large enough for the flange and bolt head to slide through removing the least amount from the frame rail I possibly could. The video also should them removing the plastic box behind the driver’s side rear tire. That is not necessary. I only had to remove the two bolts in the frame and push the box to the side with the bolt brackets sliding up the frame to get it out of the way. The two heat shield holes require a large drill bit. The material is thin, and I was able to use a 5/8 paddle drill bit for that. I had backed my forester onto ramps which raised it up a little higher than was comfortable for lifting the hitch into place. I raised the passenger side into place first and had to use my knee to lift the driver’s side high enough to allow the hitch to slide onto the passenger side bolts. Once one bolt was started on the passenger side the other bolts were easy to start. Overall, it went rather well. It would be easier with two people when lifting the hitch into to place, but this can be done with one person. I use the hitch for towing a small 5x8 utility trailer. This works well. One thing to remember, the towing capacity of a Subaru Forester is 1,500 Lbs. even though the hitch is rated for much more.



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High quality hitch. Shipped and arrived quickly. Clear instructions and an excellent video on the web site. Saved myself $750 over the dealer installation!



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The installation video (2020 Forester) was great. One thing i would add is to pay attention to the heat shield on the Forester. The hitch frame bends the outermost lip of the shield against the spare tire well. This creates a trap for debris and moisture, so i made sure to bend the shield lip back down after hitch installation to create a space between the shield and the well.



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2020 Subaru Forester

A beefy hitch, delivered for free in just 2 days with an awesome installation video that completely flatten the learning curve — very refreshing!



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Great hitch overall. After one relatively unsuccessful try to self-install, we did a more careful review of the videos of installation and were very successful in getting it on ourselves. Probably took just over an hour, and actually having done one, we ordered another one for our daughter's car which we will also install. The hitch itself is very secure and serves our needs on our 2020 Forester. Price quoted for a dealer installed hitch was $[XX] and we spent less than $[XX] to do this ourselves!



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Hitch install was very straightforward due to the excellent video instructions from etrailer. I purchased this particular hitch after watching the install videos for several different choices. Delivery was prompt and everything arrived as specified. Customer service follow up has been great. I am not particularly handy and the excellent instructions from etrailer made all the difference.



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2020 Subaru Forester

curt hitch arrived fast and it looks like a verry sturdy well designed hitch. i really like your informative installation videos, verry easy to follow with step by step directions. I ordered a curt hitch a while back for my 2013 crosstrek and followed video and installation was a breeze, with a little help from my wife lifting it up to get bolts started. Have had a few years of use out of it wint no problems. wiring harness installation was also verry easy and works great. thats why i decided to order another hitch and wiring harness for my wifes new 2020 forrester. Thanks etrailer for good equipment and great videos



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We haven't actually used the hitch yet as Installation was just completed today. My husband was able to install it without any problems. He was very appreciative of the installation video and didn't even refer to the written instructions.



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Amazing, came exactly as expected. Have been using it for a 2 car bike rack and had no issues.


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fits for 2020 Subaru Forester
    There are a number of trailer hitches that fit your 2020 Subaru Forester, with options that have a hidden crosstube, visible crosstube and different receiver sizes, and since there are so many options, I'll list out what fits and what the best options are for your '20 Forester. Let's start with fits: - Class II with 1-1/4" Receiver: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36671 and Curt Trailer Hitch # C12198 - Class III with 2" Receiver: Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76271, EcoHitch Hidden Trailer...
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  • Comparing the Curt Hitch C13409 and Draw-Tite Hitch for a 2019 Subaru Forester
    The best trailer hitch we have for your 2019 Subaru Forester is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76271. The reason that this is the best trailer hitch for you is because it is a custom fit which means no cutting or drilling is required. It has a class III, 2" receiver tube opening and is rated for a trailer up to 3,500 lbs. It also has a durable black powder coated finish and comes with a lifetime warranty. The other trailer hitch option we have for you is the Curt...
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  • Which Hitch for 2019 Subaru Forester Sticks Out Furthest for Folding Up Platform Bike Rack
    The Curt hitch part # C13409 is the hitch you'll want as it sticks out the furthest relative to the rear bumper. If you check out the attached picture you'll see that this puts the hitch opening almost flush with the rear bumper whereas the Draw Tite is quite a bit more recessed. The Draw Titch part # 76271 does allow the Kuat NV # NV22G to fold up. I attached a review video that shows this rack demoed on a 2019 Forester with the Draw Tite hitch and towards the end of the video you can...
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  • Does the Heat Shield Need To Be Reinstalled With Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Subaru Forester
    Thank you for your purchase of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409. It is not a requirement to reinstall the heat shield but I always recommend you do so that way there are no warranty issues if anything were to happen. In order to reinstall the heat shield all you will need to do is drill two small holes in it which you can see in the attached photo and then it's ready to be reattached. If you don't want to reinstall the heat shield then no worries neither, the structural integrity...
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  • Difference Between Hitch Class Ratings For 2021 Subaru Forester
    The difference between the Class ratings for the hitches you were looking at for your 2021 Subaru Forester are a Class II hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # C12198 have a 1-1/4" receiver tube and a typically a lower tongue weight and trailer weight rating than a Class III hitch. The # C12198 has a 350lb tongue weight rating and 3500lb trailer weight rating The Class III # C13409 for your Forester has a 2" receiver and a tongue weight rating...
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  • Best Ground Clearance Hitch For 2020 Subaru Forester For Steep Drive Way
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409 is a better option to carry a cargo carrier (or other accessories like a bike rack) especially with a steep drive way because it provides about an inch more ground clearance compared to the Draw-Tite option part # 76271 when installed on the Subaru. It provides 4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bumper which will provide the adequate amount of clearance to fold up the cargo carrier if it folds. I have attached an installation...
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  • What Is the Ground Clearance For An Aftermarket Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Subaru Forester
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409 which is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Forester does not include the trailer wiring harness. This is separate and for this, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118467 because this is our most reliable option for you and it offers plug and play install. In regards to ground clearance, we have not yet had a chance to install this trailer hitch so I don't have any of those figures for you. However, we have had a chance to install...
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  • Which Hitch for 2020 Subaru Forester Sticks Out Furthest for Folding Up Platform Bike Rack
    The Curt hitch part # C13409 is the hitch you'll want as it sticks out the furthest relative to the rear bumper. With the Curt hitch the hitch opening almost flush with the rear bumper whereas the Draw Tite part # 76271 is quite a bit more recessed. This configuration will give you the most room to use your bike rack. I've included a video showing the installation process below.
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  • Curt vs Draw-tite Hitch for a 2020 Subaru Forester
    For your 2020 Subaru Forester, I recommend the Curt hitch. It is going to be able to handle your Yakima HoldUp EVO 2, part # Y02479, without any problems. Both the Curt and Draw-Tite hitches are Class III hitches with 2" receivers. They both also have a gross tongue weight capacities of 525 pounds, which is more than enough to hold up your bike rack. Also, they both have a pin-hole-to-bumper length of 5", so they will have the same clearance. Even with the rack folded up, there is about...
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  • Advantages of 2-Inch Hitch Over 1-1/4-Inch Hitch for 2019 Mazda CX-5
    We almost always recommend a 2-inch hitch option over a 1-1/4-inch when there is a choice. This is for 2 reasons: the higher weight capacity of the larger size and its broader compatibility with the available range of hitch-mount accessories, more of which are made to fit 2-inches hitches than 1-1/4-inch hitches. In terms of stability in the hitch your Thule Helium Pro 2 rack # TH9042PRO may be very slightly more stable when used in a 1-1/4-inch hitch like Draw-Tite Class II # 36601...
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  • Trailer Hitches that Fit 2020 Subaru Forester
    The Curt hitch part # C13409 has been carried over as a fit for the 2020 Subaru Forester as well as the EcoHitch part # 306-X7391 so realistically the Draw Tite part # 76271 would also carry over although Draw Tite hasn't officially carried it over.
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitch Receiver Options For 2021 Subaru Forester Towing a Trailer
    There are quite a few quality trailer hitch receiver options that would work perfectly for towing a small trailer with your 2021 Subaru Forester being the Curt # C13409, Draw-Tite # 76271, EcoHitch # 306-X7391, and the etrailer # e83ZR. All of these hitches share the same 525lb tongue weight and 3,500lb trailer weight rating making them a great option for towing a small trailer, but between them I have two recommendations based on how much you are looking to spend. If you are alright...
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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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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack for a 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Subaru Forester
    Thank you for all of the info! I definitely can help you with the best bike rack option for your application, however first thing is first. In order to be able to use all 4 bike positions you need at least a Class II trailer hitch. Since your 2020 Subaru Forester is currently only equipped with a Class I, I recommend upgrading it to the Class III Curt # C13409 so that you can carry up to 4 bikes. With that being said, I highly recommend going with the Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack...
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2019 Subaru Forester
    The correct Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2019 Subaru Forester is part # C13409. This hitch is a direct bolt-on fit without any cutting or drilling required. I have attached an install video below.
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  • Clearance Of Kuat Transfer 2 And Hitch On 2021 Subaru Forester
    I suggest the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III Part # C13409. The reason being, the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the edge of the bumper has been measured at approximately 4". The measurement with the Draw-Tite option is 5". This means that the Draw-Tite is one inch further tucked under the bumper and will cause an issue when adding your Kuat bike rack. I have researched and found that the measurement of the Kuat Transfer 2 in the folded, upright postion,...
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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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  • SHould the Heat Shield be Reinstalled When Installing the Curt C13409 on my 2020 Subaru Forester
    I agree that while it is up to the consumer and either way is the correct way to do it in the end that when installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409 that the heat shield should be re installed. If for no other reason just to add a little additional protection.
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  • Drill Size for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch C13409
    When installing the Curt hitch part # C13409 on your 2020 Subaru Forester you'll need a 5/8 inch drill for the install of the heat shield. You'll need to use a grinder to enlarge a couple holes in the frame as well. I attached an install video that shows the entire process for more info as well.
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  • Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack Fitment With 2021 Subaru Forester Trailer Hitch Receiver
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13409 has a pin hole center to bumper edge measurement of 4" on your 2021 Subaru Forester. The Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack # TH903202 is 8" from the pin hole center to the upright bar on the carrier. This will give you roughly 4" of clearance at the tightest point on your Subaru. This is enough to not have any issues with the carrier on your Subaru.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Wiring for 2020 Subaru Forester
    I recommend going with the Curt # C13409 because the powder coating on the Curt hitches is a bit thicker, so it's going to stand up to potential nicks and scratches a bit better than the Draw-Tite # 76271. This is going to help protect your hitch from rust better over time, which is perfect if you're planning on keeping your 2020 Subaru Forester for a while. If you're going to be towing with this hitch you'll also need a wiring harness, hitch ball and ball mount. For the wiring harness...
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  • Availability Of Replacement Mounting Hardware For Curt Trailer Hitch 13409
    We sure do! You will need the replacement hardware kit # RHK. This kit includes all of the mounting hardware, washers, spacers, and pull wires that were included with your hitch from the manufacturer. Since you have a Curt hitch you will need to select Curt from the drop down menu, and then enter 13409 as the hitch item number. I included a video of the # RHK for you to take a look at.
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  • Troubleshooting Bike Rack Squeaking When Installed In Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13409
    There are a few things that could cause a squeaking noise when carrying your loaded bike rack on the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13409. First if your Thule bike rack does not have an anti-rattle hitch pin the bike rack will move in the receiver which can cause a noise. You can eliminate this by installing the etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches # e99007 which will secure the bike rack to the receiver. Second is to make sure that all of the straps used to secure...
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  • Does The Heat Shield Need To Be Reinstalled With Trailer Hitch On A 2020 Subaru Forester
    Yes, depending on the hitch you choose, you will have to modify, reinstall, or remove entirely the heat shield from your 2020 Subaru Forester. While all the hitch options for your Forester except for the EcoHitch # 306-X7391 are roughly the same difficulty to install, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13409 requires you to remove the heat shield entirely so that is one less step in your installation. In cases where the heat shield must be removed and left off, the hitch itself provides...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Subaru Forester with Best Bike Rack Folding Clearance
    The Curt hitch part # C13409 is the hitch you'll want for bike rack clearance for your 2020 Subaru Forester as it sticks out the furthest relative to the rear bumper. The hitch pin is recessed only 4 inches compared to other options that are right at 5 inches. If you check out the attached picture you'll see that this puts the hitch opening almost flush with the rear bumper whereas the Draw Tite is quite a bit more recessed.
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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Subaru Forester
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2020 Subaru Forester is Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409 which is a direct bolt-on fit with no cutting or drilling required. It has the larger 2" receiver tube opening which is what I recommend since you will have a much greater variety of hitch mounted accessories to choose from with this option. In regards to a compatible bike rack, the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64683 would be a good option since you could fold it up...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2020 Subaru Forester
    Curt has a hitch that fits your 2020 Subaru Forester but due to model changes they had to release new fits. So you'd need the hitch part # C13409 for a Class III Curt that fits your vehicle. If you aren't partial to the Curt brand we also have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7391 which has a concealed crosstube which gives it a more hidden look that also helps with ground clearance. I attached a picture of what it looks like installed as well as an install video too. For trailer wiring then...
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  • Do I Need to Use Weight Distribution When Towing with my 2020 Subaru Forester
    Because your 2020 Forester only has a maximum towing capacity of 1500-lbs, using a weight distribution hitch really probably isn't necessary since any trailer you would be towing would be under that 50%. We typically don't recommend using weight distribution hitches until the trailer is over 50% of the vehicle's GVWR, so you're probably still better served by going with the Curt # C13409. Your tongue weight won't include anything inside the vehicle and is strictly limited to the weight...
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  • Installation of Curt Hitch Receiver Leaving Frame Port/Hole Open on 2020 Subaru Forester
    When installing the Curt Hitch Receiver # C13409 to your 2020 Forester that hole is enlarged so the grommet will not fit back in the hole. This does allow some dirt or debris inside the frame rail, which is standard on most vehicles. It is not a problem as water will not stay in that frame rail. You will want to paint the hole you enlarged to make sure there is that seal on the bare metal as corrosion could start if you skipped that sealing step. You can add a cover to that rail if...
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