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

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

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36493 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36493

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36493

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (243 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

2014 Subaru Legacy

This is my third Draw-Tite hitch from e trailer. The others have held up well. The install is as easy as it appears in their videos. However, this time I didn't drill into the frame to install the bolts. I had to replace the bumper cover on the car so while I had the old one off, it was only 8 nuts to remove the bumper and get access to the channel in the frame. The fishing wire was even long enough to reach the front holes.
On past installs, I always took the time to paint the drilled holes to prevent rust.

Steve G.


This has been used mostly with a 4 bike rack to take the family biking. No issues. This year we will be towing a trailer on vacation.

2012 Subaru Legacy

Over all I could not be any happier with my hitch / cargo basket buying and install experience. A huge thank you to Chris and George on the etrailer team. All of my pre-order questions were answered promptly, and everything arrived as scheduled. The boxes were a little banged up, but after reading the reviews, that was to be expected.

The install of the Class III hitch on my 2012 Legacy 3.6 could not have gone smoother. The videos really help to set expectations, and lets you know exactly what you need to do. My Legacy 3.6 has a dual exhaust set-up so there was a little more work involved with dropping the exhaust and another heat shield needed to be trimmed, but other than that the instal is exactly the same as the video that shows you how to instal the larger Class II hitch.

A few tips, when dropping the exhaust, you will need remove the rubber hangers that support each muffler and the next rubber hanger located right before the exhaust splits from one pipe into two. This will allow you to lower the exhaust far enough out of the way. I had the car supported by jack stands and used a small jack to support the exhaust (see picture). As for drilling the access holes, I did it from under the car and had zero problems. All said and done from the time the car was put on jack stands to the time it was ready to be lowered was exactly two hours. Again, zero complaints!

Thank you etrailer!

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

First off I'd like to thank the previous reviewers that mentioned that they had gotten the wrong size nuts in the bag of installation hardware. On inspection PRIOR TO BEGINNING I too had the wrong size nuts so it was simply a matter of a quick run to the hardware store beforehand. So, CHECK YOUR NUTS BEFORE YOU START!!
This is the 2nd time I've bought a hitch from & as usual the parts arrived quickly & with little to no damage in transport. The installation went exactly as shown in the great video only I chose to drill the access hole from the inside the trunk area rather than underneath as another reviewer mentioned. I feel there will be less of a chance of rust developing in the frame using this method. I happened to have a couple of plastic plugs left over from something & used them to plug the 1 1/8" holes after a little touch-up paint on the bare metal. BTW, save those rubber plugs!! You may need them for a future job!
Go the Mrs on a creeper to help me get it in place. The funniest part was watching her get up & off that wheeled beast. Did the job in the garage with just the rear end on jack-stands in 2 hours taking me time.

Brian F.


Didnt see it in the review but if I missed I apologize...what make model / year was the car you installed this on? I have a 2015 and am hoping I can drill the feeder holes from the trunk as well. Thanks in advance.

Chris B.


Hey Brain F,Mine was a 2013 Outback wagon 2.5. Dont know if the interior is the same as a 2015. My sister-in-law has a 2015

2018 Subaru Forester

I've bought two of these hitches: one for a 2014 Subaru Forester, and now a 2018 Subaru Outback. A local automotive dealer had no problem installing either hitch as etrailer provided an excellent online video of the installation. I tow a 12' kayak on a small trailer (note photos) and never had a problem. etrailer ships promptly with no hassle and have always got it right.z

Douglas D.


The hitch is ideal for the 2018 Subaru and the kayak trailer I tow with it. Never had a problem.

2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

This is a well made product, but it could use better packaging. (A few nylon ties holding things in place would be nice). I was a little worried when it arrived at my office in a very beat up box with a huge hole. The receiver had suffered some scratches, but a little glossy black touch up paint and undercoating spray covered any exposed steel. I removed the muffler and used the "inside trunk method", enlarging the pilot holes in the rear deck with a 1-3/8" step drill bit. After removing the carpeted cargo area covers, expose the pilot holes by using an upholstery tool to carefully remove the plastic plugs holding the Styrofoam trunk material in place. The pilot holes in my 2013 2.5i Limited Outback were covered by round black stickers. Use a little cutting lubricant when using the step drill, and a Dremel tool for smoothing out rough edges. The blocks and bolts were easily placed in the frame, being pulled almost straight down into position with the pull wires from below. With a little help from my wife, this hitch receiver was bolted to our car's frame and it was a perfect fit. I kind of wish I drilled a hole in the heat shield instead of trimming it, but no one is going to notice that when its hidden above the muffler. After a little cleaning, the trunk holes can be covered with Gorilla tape or plugged, if you can find blanking plugs with flat tops. Re-install the trunk foam, plastic plugs and cargo area covers. Mounting a bike rack will be a piece of cake with this receiver.

2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

This my etrailer hitch installed on my 2017 Subaru Outback.

A little concerned on the distance the hitch is under the car not allowing enough clearance to bumper when the ball and receiver is in place.

Etrailer Expert

Heather A.


Ronald,Thank you for your review. If you are worried about the ball mount clearing your bumper I would recommend getting a longer ball mount. I am not sure what rise or you will need to be level with your trailer. An example of a longer ball mount is part #40330. This ball mount offers 8 inches of length with a 1 inch rise, a 2 inch and up to 16K of towing capacity. The ball hole diameter is 1-14 so you would want to make sure the shank of your ball will fit.

2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Had a local tire shop install the hitch, much easier with a lift. No problem, just about 1.25 hours including the wiring, so very reasonable. Looks great, and everything fit well. Added caulk at the gasket to help seal the trunk. This is a Class II hitch, so adequate for my small utility trailer. Ordered the Hitch and the Wiring Harness, plus the bracket, then found I needed a "Universal Adapter" to mount it, but it was shipped fast and the shipping refunded, so I am quite happy with the customer service and instructions.

2016 Subaru Legacy

The search for the correct hitch for my car was very easy using the website. My order was processed quickly and the three day shipping was much faster than I had expected. I intend to use this hitch only for a bike rack on my Suburu Legacy so the inconspicuous size is important to me.


It fit perfect even tho i wanted the hiden hitch but that means cutting a hole in the bumper which I don’t think the wife would be to fond of.

Subaru Outback Wagon

I purchased based on prior hitch ease of installation and video instructions for this hitch. Perfectly engineered and all the parts (just need to purchase hole drill - recommend). Video shows 2 person install on a lift. With the road clearance of the Subaru Outback I was able to install without jacking. Didn’t have anyone to help, used a paint can to prop while I began fastening. Everything went as described, about a 2 hour job. Definitely recommend!

2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

The Product identification on the website was easy and clear for my car. The order process was super easy. We received the order very quickly, and it was delivered complete and in great shape.
My Dad helped me install it, and we were both impressed at how good the customer service is with the access to fantastic video instructions for installation. The little bolt threading aids were brilliant! We used the floor Jack to lift the hitch in to place so that we didn't have to struggle with the weight while lining up the bolts. Lucky for us we had the hole saw in our shop. Had we not, it would have been a 30 mile trip to town and back......We had fun, and now I can haul and carry Stuff. Thanks etrailer!

Kate S.


Its been great.about to buy another one for my other daughters new car. And recommended one for another friends subaru recently too.

2015 Subaru Legacy

I ordered this hitch for my bike rack. I had it installed at the Subaru dealer. It fit perfectly, looks good on my car (barley visible), and it works great. It serves the purpose I bought it for wonderfully.

Toyota Tacoma

This hitch has worked well for me. We use to for transporting our bicycles. We moved across the country from Washington, DC to Tacoma, Washington. The hitch fits well. I added some reflective tape for added visibility.

2017 Subaru Legacy

Installation took longer than expected and I only had one trip to the hardware store for a socket I held the hitch in place using a strap

I pushed one of the bolts almost inside the frame but was able to grab it with a magnet tool

It’s on and we are ready for summer

2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

I'll start with the wiring. SUPER easy took literally 7 minutes. The exhaust hangers were a little tough to pull off the rest was cake. I opted to punch a hole in heat shield rather than cut it.
Everything lined up perfectly. Good products should and do go together smoothly.

2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hitch is of good quality, very sturdy. Install was more than time listed on site. Drilling 1.125 holes in the frame requires a very good hole saw. Drilling two holes took two hours. Will have to get some foam to seal the holes to keep water out. The instructions that came with it were in Spanish, no English instructions included. I had to download them from the site, no big deal but an inconvenience nonetheless. Instructions were very vague as to where to trim the exhaust shield, pretty much a trial and error kind of thing. Overall it was OK. I will be using this class 2 hitch for a bike rack and to pull a 4' x 8' Harbor Freight utility trailer so I only needed the small hitch, plus, I already had the 1 7/8" and 2" receiver sets so I didn't want to buy more. Also the price for the Class 2 hitch couldn't be beat.

John S.


After a year product is in good shape, no rust is forming on the outside yet. I live in NJ where they salt the roads so that is good.

2013 Subaru Legacy

Very easy installation with very clear instruction. With proper tools, took all of maybe 30 mins to install. With quick shipping.

2016 Subaru Legacy

I was a little skeptical about putting a trailer hitch on my new 2016 Subaru Legacy. Not quite the car you would expect to install one on. But, I am so glad I did. My nieces husband actually did the installing, but said it was fairly easy. Only a slight modification to the vehicle was necessary. I ended up pulling a 4'x8' trailer from Indiana to Florida with it. Worked like a charm. I've used it numerous other times since then hauling furniture, outdoor equipment, etc and have never had a problem. Highly recommend etrailer for all your hitch needs. George J has bent over backwards to make sure I'm satisfied and answered any questions. I don't have any photos to submit, but their videos are great.



The trailer hitch has been an awesome asset. Its amazing how often you need a trailer friends once you have access to one. HaHa Its holding up great. Have had zero issues.

2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

Installed hitch on my recently acquired 2014 Outback and towed my surplus furniture out to California from Indiana for my daughter's wedding. Problem-free trip. I also use the hitch to mount a bike rack. Installation was straightforward once I fabricated a cradle out of scrap lumber and used this + car jack to raise the hitch into place underneath the car and then tighten up the bolts.



Indiana to California and back with a trailer and a hitch - without a hitch.

2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Etrailer was great to work with. Again, the hitch and wiring harness arrived in good shape and on time. The installation instructions were adequate but it was the videos which simplified the whole process. At the suggestion of other reviewers I accessed the frame bolting from the top. It was really no big deal and I liked the idea of not compromising the integrity of the frame. Thanks Etrailer.



The hitch has been working great for a year now. It is a quality product much better than the option from Subaru.


This is my second etrailer hitch for bike racks.
Installation took me longer than advertised, but that was just my issues. Moving the muffler connections is difficult but doable. Again my issue as I am working upside down and on my back. The installation video is very useful and covers ever possible detail.



All is good w/my hitch. I make a lot of recommendations for your products but so many of my friends are not handy so they spend a lot more on their auto manufactured equipment. Ill keep recommending, and you keep up the great work.

2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

The trailer hitch installed pretty good thanks to the "install video". I had to take down the hitch because the holes for the heat shield was not in line with the holes in hitch. I just removed the heat shield bolts and reinstalled hitch. The holes in the hitch were off on both sides for the heat shields with the holes on the Subaru. Otherwise it installed as instructed. The service was excellent from Etrailer. Ordered the hitch and was shipped the next day.

Ken C.


It works fine except it drags when you backup. It hangs down and cuts the ground clearance, Im thinking about changing it out with one that doesnt hang down.

2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I installed this hitch on my 2017 Subaru Outback. Did it myself at home. Followed the instructions and watched some etrailer videos and it went pretty smooth. It's really a two-man job to lift the hitch in place. This is my third hitch from etrailer and I have never been disappointed. Always the best price and arrives when promised.



Its been a year and the hitch has served its purpose. Just this month Ive hauled 15 trailers full of mulch to my home. Not having to pay the delivery charge for the mulch has paid for the hitch thrice over.

2017 Subaru Legacy

Purchased my trailer hitch for my 2017 Subaru Legacy on a Thursday, it arrived the following Wednesday. This is my 2nd hitch purchase from etrailer; I highly recommend from them. This hitch is great quality and installation is simplified by their videos. Installation time was just over an hour (it would have taken less time, but my 'assistant' kept telling me a 'better' way to do things)...!

Steve W.


Working as designed I expect this hitch to last the lifetime of the car...a very long time..!


While I wouldn't go so far to say that installation was "easy," the instructions were clear and the level of effort for installation was reasonable. My car's chassis (Subaru Outback) required that existing holes be made larger to accommodate the rack's hardware. Therefore, I needed to purchase a metal step bit. The rack itself is high quality, and there is no sway when mating to the 1 1/4" tongue on my bike rack. It's been over a year and there is only a little bit of minor rust (where I backed into a parking stone). The hardware/mounting has not loosened or shifted. I'm very happy with it.

Etrailer Expert

Sierra K.


Your weld nuts may have been caked with corrosion or debris causing you to have to drill the holes larger. We have a help article with tips on how to clean this up. Also, I would cover bare metal and file any rust, then cover with anti-corrosive paint to ensure that it does not grow. There is a help article about this as well.

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    I went out to the warehouse to take a look at the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch # 36493 referenced in your question. I measured a distance of right at 9 inches from the top of the bracket where it will mount to the vehicle to the bottom of the receiver. You can take this measurement down from the frame rails on your 2017 Subaru Legacy to see exactly where the receiver will sit when installed. I have also attached an image of this hitch installed on the 2016 Legacy so you can get a better...
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  • Does Installation of Trailer Hitch on 2017 Subaru Legacy Require Heat Shield to be Trimmed
    The installation of a trailer hitch on your 2017 Subaru Legacy will require the trimming of the heat shield. I have added a cut out of the linked instructions of Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36493 that fits your '17 Legacy so you can see what will need to be trimmed. It is a small part of the heat shield that needs to be trimmed and I have not heard of any type of sound proofing being compromised due to this trimming. I have added a link to a video of Draw-Tite hitch # 36493 being installed...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Subaru Legacy and Vehicle Fit List for the Hitch
    The most popular hitch we offer for a 2010 Subaru Legacy sedan is the Draw Tite part # 36493 which happens to be a fit for 2010-2016 Legacies and 2010-2016 Subaru Outback Wagons. This hitch is a 2 inch hitch that will have higher capacities than a 1-1/4 inch hitch and will have more options for future accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers as more things are made for this hitch size. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Tip for Finding Place to Install Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Legacy
    Hitch installs like the Draw Tite part # 36493 which fits your 2018 Subaru Legacy are pretty basic for qualified mechanics relative to the much more complicated things they have to do on a regular basis. We recommend finding a local garage in your area with a good reputation and have them do the work. It should be a very quick install.
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  • Is There a Hidden Hitch Brand Hitch Available for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
    We have what you are looking for, but the brand name Hidden Hitch is no longer being made. The Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 is the exact same thing though. Both Hidden Hitch and Draw Tite were made by the same company and made to the exact same specs. Recently the parent company decided to end the Hidden Hitch brand but still offer the Draw Tite.
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    Since all of the trailer hitches that were available for the 2007 Camry were Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers your bike rack is likely made to fit a 1-1/4 inch receiver. So to use that same bike rack you can get a Class II hitch for your 2017 Subaru Legacy. The Class II Draw-Tite hitch that fits is # 36493. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation of this hitch for you.
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  • Would Hitch from 2010 Subaru Outback Fit 2017 Subaru Outback
    Yes, a hitch for a 2017 Subaru Outback like the part # 36493 also fits a 2010 Outback so as long as you provide new hardware (the mounting hardware is considered one-time-use), then the hitch will fit and work well. We sell replacement hardware as part # RHK. With this part number you need to enter the number of the hitch you have and select the manufacturer from the drop down menu and we'll ship you out the correct hardware.
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  • Is Replacement Hardware Available For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36493?
    Yes new hardware is available for the Draw-Tite # 36493 you're removing. You'll just need the # RHK which includes all of the new hardware and everything needed to get the hitch installed for your buyer. Just select Draw-Tite from the drop down menu, and enter 36493 as the hitch model number.
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    When choosing between the two Class II trailer hitches available for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I do recommend the Draw-Tite Frame Receiver Hitch # 36493. This is because, as you mentioned, Draw-Tite does not require the use of stabilizing straps like # 18050 for non-trailer loads such as bike racks and cargo carriers, which is in part what you plan on using the hitch for. However, when looking at all of the available trailer hitches that are confirmed to fit your vehicle, I actually...
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  • Differneces Between Class II Hitches Offered for 2010 Subaru Outback
    Hidden Hitch no longer manufactures the hitch for your 2010 Subaru Outback, but I will do a comparison for you. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch were essentially identical in style and capacity. The price of the Hidden Hitch model was higher because the hitch included the manufacturer recommended ball mount and the pin and clip used to secure the ball mount into the receiver.The Draw-Tite hitch is a quality hitch and is available in a Class II, # 36493, or Class III option, # 75673. The Curt...
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  • Is There a Real Benefit of a Class III Hitch Over a Class II Hitch for a 2015 Subaru Outback
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  • Should I Use Bike Rack Stabilizing Strap on my Subaru Outback
    Hi, great question and the short answer is no. While per manufacturers specs it is not required to use a stabilizing strap with the Draw-Tite # 36493, use of one is a judgement call that really depends on your situation. Please consider the weight of bike rack and the load being carried, I would also consider the terrain; how rough of a ride are you inflicting on the load? If you decide to take the added precaution, I recommend the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted...
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Provides Best Ground Clearance
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 will a bit lower at 14-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch down to the ground whereas the Curt # C12136 will sit 15-3/4 inches from the ground measured the same. Now the Draw Tite will be tucked under the vehicle further by about 2-1/2 inches but the ground clearance difference I believe would make it less visible.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    As long as your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon isn't a Sport model the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36493 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit it and would work well for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Class II Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If it were me I would get a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch because there are more options for accessories. But if you want to go with a Class II hitch there are still many options for bike racks available. Between Draw-Tite hitch # 36493 and Curt hitch # C12290 I would choose the Draw-Tite trailer hitch for a couple of reasons. First, it costs slightly less and saving money is always a good thing. And second, the Draw-Tite hitch does NOT require the use of a stabilization strap when using...
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  • Do Class II and III Hitches for 2012 Subaru Legacy Use Same Bolt Holes
    If you have a Curt or a Draw-Tite/Hidden Hitch, the bolt holes will remain the same if you stick with the same brand hitch. In other words, if you have the # C13158 Curt Class III hitch, and you decide to go with the Curt Class II, part # C12298, the holes will match up and you won't need to drill additional holes. All the Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Class II and III hitches used the same holes.
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  • Will Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box 18159 Fit Hidden Hitch 87568
    Draw-Tite 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box # 18159 will install on almost any hitch's 2-1/2-inch (or smaller) square crosstube using the adjustable ring clamp that is included. It will fit fine on Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 36493 which is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon.
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