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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. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36493

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • 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.


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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.



36493 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Installation Details 36493 Installation instructions

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

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2017 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Draw-Tite Custom-Fit Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, offering the inch-and-a-quarter by inch-and-a-quarter opening. It's part number is 36493. This is what our hitch is going to look like installed. We're going to have a square crosstube, pretty much visible across the rear of the vehicle until it meets the side plates there. In the middle, we've got our inch-and-a-quarter by inch-and-a-quarter receiver tube opening. This is a Class II hitch, so this is going to work out really good. You can carry four bike racks, cargo carriers, ball mounts for small trailers.

Anything like that will work out fine. Got that reinforcement collar around the end that's going to help give it some structural rigidity. You can see our rolled steel style safety chain connection points, gives us plenty of room to get those chains connected. There on the side, you'll see the 1/2-inch diameter pin hole. That's going to work out really well for pins and clips, anti-rattle bolts, locking hitch pin clips, whatever you want to use there. You just want to be sure it's rated for Class II accessories. When it comes to the weight ratings for our hitch, it offers a 300-pound ton weight rating.

That's the maximum downward force that we can put down here at the receiver tube opening. We've got a 3500-pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total weight of our trailer and then also anything that we would load on top of it. It is a good idea to look into the owners' manual of your Outback to see what it's rated for, and then you'll just use whichever of those numbers are the lowest. A few measurements that are going to be helpful when it comes to selecting ball mounts, bike racks or hitch cargo carriers will be from the ground to the inside top edge of our receiver tube opening. We're going to have about 14 and 1/4 inches.

Then, from the center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, it's about 4 and 1/4". The first thing we need to do is get our exhaust lowered down and out of the way. This is a single outlet exhaust, so we're just going to have three hangers. We've got one that's located right here at the rear corner, to the inside of the car, and then right caddy-corner, there's going to be one right up here. If we'll follow the pipe forward a little bit, there's one right in front of this rear differential. Before we start pulling those, what I like to do is just put a strap underneath the exhaust here.

That's going to offer us some support so as we remove those hangers, this will support it. Then we can gently lower it down as much as we want. The next thing we're going to do is start pulling those hangers down. I like to use some spray lubricant on them. This is just going to help them slide off a little bit easier, and then a large screwdriver or a pry bar's really what you're going to need. We just slide those off. Do that for our other two locations. If you have a dual exhaust, you're just going to repeat this same process, but it'll be over on the passenger side. Give it a little slack there. Then we can move that exhaust over a little bit. It's going to give us the room we need to work. Now we've got four bolts. We've got one, two, three, and four that we're going to need to remove. All right. We can set these aside for reinstallation later. Now we're going to pull the plugs out of the bottom of the frame rail. That's going to expose one of the holes here that we're going to enlarge, and then the one here in the rear is going to be one of our attachment points once we get our bolt fish wired down through. to get our hardware in place, we're going to be creating an access hole here. It's going to be an inch and 1/8 in diameter. I'm going to start with a small drill bit to create a pilot hole, 1/8-inch, whatever you've got. Once we've got this drilled through, we'll then switch over to our larger bit. Once our bolts will clear through there without any problems, then we're ready to go do the same thing over on our driver's side. Now we're going to take one of our fish wires and we're going to put it in our rear attachment point there. We want it to come out the access hole that we created. We're going to use one of our smaller spacer blocks, and slide that up on. Then we're going to thread on one of our 7/16's carriage bolts. Now we'll feed our spacer block up into the hole, follow that with our carriage bolt, and pull it down in place. We'll do that for our forward attachment point as well. In some applications, this hole's going to be a little bit smaller, so keep that in mind. It is where you removed that forward rubber plug. Here, we're going to be using the larger spacer block, like that. Now, we'll head over to the driver's side and repeat the same process there. It's a good idea before raising our hitch into position just to use some rust-proof paint there to just touch up that bare metal so we don't have any corrosion issues down the road. At our forward attachment points here, what we need to do is tape on one of the flat washers provided. I like to tape it up to the frame and then raise my hitch up into position. That'll sandwich it in there, and we can get our hardware in place. With an extra set of hands, we'll get our hitch lifted up into position. I like to remove the pull wire that we had installed on the rear-most fastener. I'll leave the one attached on the front to help guide it into position. We're going to lift our hitch right up over those 7/16's carriage bolts. Now onto these, we're going to add one of our conical tooth washers. The teeth need to be facing up toward the hitch. Then we can thread on our hex nut. Once we've got that started, we'll just allow our hitch to rest there, and we can get the rest of our hardware in place. Now we'll snug down our hardware here. We can grab our torque wrench. We'll want to look in the instructions. There will be our torque specifications, and we can torque all of our hardware down properly. Now we're going to grab our heat shield. This would be the forward area. We want to trim off this little edge here that's in front of that forward attachment point towards the inside of the car. We can just follow those ridges down, go on the high side of that one, and just get rid of that area there. Now we'll want to realign the bolts that go up into our heat shield. Typically, we'd be using four here. There's holes in the hitches that allow it. This heat shield had been previously modified for a different installation, so we'll just be using the three that are left. Now we'll just place it back up in place. A little spray lubricant's going to ease that job for us. All right. We can pull down our strap, and our hitch is going to be ready for use. That will complete our installation the Draw-Tite Custom-Fit Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part #36493, on our 2017 Subaru Outback wagon.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (194 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.

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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. 656763



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Solid construction and good fit and finish. The box it arrived in was pretty beat up. And the arms that reach forward along the frame were pushed together a bit. So I got one side bolted up and wedged a screwdriver handle between the spare tire well and the other arm to clear the bolt and assemble. Other than that, the installation went fine. To install the bolts, I removed the cargo area carpet and related parts, then enlarged holes that are directly above the hitch mounting holes. Primed the bare metal after I was done, and covered the holes with duct tape. The pull wires are a very helpful thing to have for getting the mounting bolts into place. Thanks for including them. And the trailer wiring adapter fit perfectly. Its kit did not include the double sided tape referenced in the instructions, but I have some in my stash of home repair stuff. 498291



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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! -Sean 191719



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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! 275948


Comments
Its been great.about to buy another one for my other daughters new car. And recommended one for another friends subaru recently too.
Kate S - 01/06/2018

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2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

my wife's 2011 subaru outback. very fast shipping, and the parts are as described. installed it on the floor with the car jacked up on the driver side in 1 hour. very easy install after watching video on etrailers site. the coolest thing on the install was having my wife under the car with me to put it in place at least for 5 min. she might be sophisticated, but i got that extra set of hands to line it up. lol. 16891



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Subaru

The hitch was shipped and received in an expedite manner. The box as always was manhandled by UPS but the hitch itself was safe. Hint to shipping (bubble wrapping the hitch would help avoid scratch damage). I opted to enlarge the front hole present in the trunck area from within as the easiest way to pull the bolts through. Least amount of body damage without pulling the bumper off. The top sheet metal is much thinner than the bottom rail and there is a hole already directly above the front hole the bolt will travel through. In fact there is a hole directly above the rear bottom bolt hole as well but I opted to leave it alone and use the bolt threaders for these. A simple rat tail file and half moon rasp and about ten minutes was all that was needed to enlarge these two holes. Gorilla tape sealed them back over after it was finished. I noted that the 3 inch front bolt spacer fit perfectly perpendicular to the rail but the rear one did not so it sits parallel with the rail. This should not be an issue however because the rail at this point is double walled. I installed this hitch by myself in about 2 hours taking my time. I would also like to point out that instead of cutting the heat shield I decided to mark the position of the rear trailer bolt to the shield with a little grease on the bolt and drill a 1 1/4 inch hole in the heat shield over the marked spot with my hole saw. This worked out much cleaner than cutting the entire shield and was much easier than using snips. Over all quite an easy job. The only regret I had was not buying some undercoat while I had the heat shield off to add to what Subaru does not coat bit If the weather warms up the muffler will come off with just as much ease as before. The real test will be attaching the bike hitch and bikes. 120912



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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 438085


Comments
The hitch is ideal for the 2018 Subaru and the kayak trailer I tow with it. Never had a problem.
Douglas D - 10/01/2018

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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 trailer.com & 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. 179581


Comments
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.
-- comment by: brian f - 07/22/2015

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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
-- comment by: Chris B - 07/24/2015

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Great hitch easy installation highly re commend 794327



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the trailer hitch works great, I just use it for a bike rack to carry bikes. I had it professionally installed as I really don't have the tools or know how to attempt installation. 778181



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

It came quickly. I took it to a local muffler shop and they installed in an hour for $110. Job done! 771355



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UPS beats them up pretty good, but nothing was damaged. I had my mechanic (who can fix anything) install it and with us doing a lot of chatting and catching up, it took about an hour fifteen. Install was straight forward. I'm very happy with the results. 739347



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Good product and a little bit of work installing. All went together per video. Good outfit to work with. Thanks! 733550



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Volkswagen Jetta

Hitch is used several times a week with bicycle carrier. Mounted on VW Jetta station wagon. The bike carrier tongue that inserts in hitch can drag on upward inclined driveways. 733331



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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. 714606



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Subaru

The trailer hitch was easy to install. i would recommend having two people as holding the hitch up against the frame is not too easy. I'm 59 and i did it myself so it can be done but to make it easier have someone there to help or use a jack to help with the installation. Instructions were clear and easy to follow - Subaru makes it even easier by having the holes in the trunk already pre-drilled, I just had to enlarge the holes a little. The hitch woks great, i've used it countless times - i have a trailer, a cargo carrier and a bike hitch so i use it all the time. You can barely see the hitch under the car and it has no effect on the ground clearance. 703461



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Was very easy to install. The fishing cables for the bolts were very helpful. Quality product at a reasonable price. Would definitely buy again. 692289



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Fourth hitch from E trailer. Shipping fast. Hitch as described. All is well and all is good. When I buy my next car I will order from etrailer again. I like to stick with what works. 686900



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Shipped quickly. Fairly easy to install - works great! 654207



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2012 Subaru Legacy

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4": Product arrived well packaged and is easy to fit. We haven's had much of a chance to use it yet, but it looks neat and sturdy on the car. We mainly need the hitch for a bike carrier and hope to use it often. 643216



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Hitch was as described and attached to vehicle without any glitches. 642138



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Easy installation. Not real noticeable when not in use after I removed all the stickers and added a receiver cover. The electrical pigtail was a simple plug-in after finding the vehicle plug. 639579



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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. 588821



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Used this on my 2015 Subaru outback to haul a 5x8 utility trailer. Worked great. All parts came as expected and in good shape. 588442



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Installation was carefully planned and clearly presented. No ambiguity or surprises. 580044


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    For a 4-pole trailer wiring harness to go along with the Class II hitches made for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, Draw-Tite # 36493 and Curt # C12136, you can use Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467. This kit does include a powered taillight converter that draws power for the trailer lights directly from the battery to ensure that your vehicle wiring cannot be overloaded by power demands from the trailer. The converter is the small black box integrated into the harness. You...
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  • Will the Thule Roadway Bike Rack fit a Draw Tite Hitch 36493
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 36493 that you referenced is also a 1-1/4 inch hitch so your Thule Roadway part number 912XT that is designed for a 1-1/4 inch hitch would work well in it. I attached an install video for the 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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  • 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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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for 2011 Subaru Outback with Drawtite Trailer Hitch
    For your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon that has the Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 installed you would want the Maxxtow part # MT70422 for a carrier with lower side rails or the part # MT70108 that has higher rails on the side. Both of these carriers are right at around 20 by 48 inches in size and are made of aluminum. The # MT70422 is about 6 lbs lighter at 26 lbs. I attached review videos for both carriers on similar Outbacks like yours.
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  • How Far Below Vehicle Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36493 Sit On 2017 Subaru Legacy
    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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  • Ball Mount for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon With Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
    The correct ball mount for the Draw-Tite # 36493 trailer hitch on your 2018 Subaru Outback is the Draw-Tite Drawbar # 36051. This ball mount comes with a hitch pin though you will need a hitch ball as well, depending on the size of your trailer's coupler; you will either need 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # 19258 or 2" Hitch Ball # 19256. If you want to add a 4-flat wiring harness to your '18 Outback to power your trailer's lights you will need the Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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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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  • Installing Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch and Pro-Series Cargo Carrier for 2012 Subaru Legacy Dual Exhaust
    The Draw-Tite 1-1/4 inch Class II receiver hitch # 36493 will fit your 2012 Subaru Legacy with dual exhaust and can handle a Pro Series cargo carrier # 63155. Lowering the dual exhaust is necessary to install the trailer hitch as well as trimming the heat shield a bit. Those are the only two things necessary as you install the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36493. If you don't have your mind set on the trailer hitch and cargo carrier above, another option to consider is going with a Class-III...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon has both 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers like part # 36493 and 2" trailer hitch receivers like part # 75673. I recommend using a 2" trailer hitch receiver as this will allow for a larger trailer to be towed and also a much wider variety of hitch mounted accessories to be used. I have attached an install video of the 2" hitch on a similar 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to provide some additional...
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  • Bumper Clearance Measurements Of Class ll Hitches For 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    If your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon is not the Sport model, we have a couple of hitches that are designed to fit your car. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36493, has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and measures 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper on a 2011 Outback Wagon. If you measure your bike carrier and it has more than 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier, it may work well for you. The Curt hitch...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch, Wiring and Accessories for Towing 1961 Airstream w/ 2012 Subaru Outback
    According to my research, the 2012 Subaru Outback is rated for towing between 2700 and 3000 lbs, depending on how it's equipped. I'd encourage you to confirm this for yourself by checking your owner's manual or with Subaru. If your Outback isn't a Sport model, there are available trailer hitches. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III trailer hitch, part # 75673. For wiring, you'd need part # 118467. I've linked you to installation instructions and videos for both the hitch and the wiring....
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