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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.


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.



36493 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Installation Details 36493 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles



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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   (203 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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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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Great product and great service. Really appreciated the discussions during the scouting and purchasing phase. Highly recommend the site and their products. 908153



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A solid dependable hitch 901564



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Book says 1 hour install. Should be 2. Also need to drill 1 1/8 access holes. Should be noted 898265



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Good to go. My mechanic made the job a little harder than it should have been by not doing it according to the product video. But, its mounted and ready for use. Seems sturdy enough for pulling the trailers I will eventually use. 896316



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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Good quality and the directions were clear. My only complaint is that the product was placed in a box with no packing material and it ripped through the box in 2 different places. 892154



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I am a repeat customer of these excellent products. The delivery was fast and the video at etrailer.com helped greatly with the installation. custom fit like a glove. The company stands behind their product with followups to see if there's any problems and are eager to assist. I highly recommend this company and it's products. 857367



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Good product at a good price. Arrived damaged (scratched) because it was is heavy and was packed in a cardboard box without much padding. A little bit of black spray paint took care of that. I've installed hitches before, but on the Outback it looked tricky so I had a local garage install it for $75. I later bought the wiring harness and installed that myself. 830067



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I’ve ordered three hitches and all have been perfect. This one is great. I use it with a One Up bike rack and have pulled a trailer. Great quality. 814760



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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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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Comparing Class II Trailer Hitches for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Class II hitch I recommend for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon is the Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 if your plan is to carry a hitch accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier as it does not require a stabilizer strap like the Curt does. If you are looking for the most hidden option the EcoHitch part # 306-X7267 is the way to go as only the hitch opening hangs down below the rear bumper. The drawbacks to this hitch are that it costs quite a bit more and the install is more involved....
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mounted Accessories for 2011 Subaru Outback
    According to my research, the 2011 Subaru Outback with the 2.5L engine has a 2,700 lb towing capacity. If the fully loaded and ready to tow boat trailer weighs less than the 2,700, you'll have no trouble towing if for the short distance you described. If your Outback isn't the Sport model, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75673. The hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening, which would be excellent for towing your boat and for hitch accessories such as a bike rack. I'd...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2013 Subaru Legacy
    If you do not know what trailer you are going to be towing you can still get a hitch because the trailer will require a ball mount in order to tow. For your 2013 Subaru Legacy I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36493 because the use of stabilizing straps with accessories are not a manufacturer's requirement in order to maintain the warranty like they are with the Curt hitch. Also, please keep in mind that according to the owner's manual of your 2013 Subaru Legacy the maximum you can tow is...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Starting with the trailer hitch for the 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon, the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver Hitch # 36493 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit this vehicle and will provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver with a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. This trailer hitch will work great for transporting bikes with a hitch-mounted bike rack, however I recommend considering the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75673, which is also confirmed to fit the Outback Wagon. I recommend...
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  • Will Thule Doubletrack Bike Rack # TH990XT Fit Draw-Tite Hitch # 36493 on Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Thule Doubletrack Pro Bike Rack # TH9054 is a good fit for the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36493 for your Subaru Outback Wagon, as long as it is a 2010-2013 model and not the Sport model. The measurement from the center of the pinhole on the hitch to the closest portion of the bike rack is 6-1/2 inches, so there will be no problem with the bikes coming into contact with your vehicle during regular usage. I have provided links to a video review of this rack in addition to a video showing...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Subaru Legacy and Thule Bike Rack
    Adding a trailer hitch to your 2012 Subaru Legacy is permitted. There is a whole section on it in the vehicle owner's manual, section 8. Since you will not be towing you wouldn't have to worry about doing any additional maintenance to the vehicle as stated in the manual. With a trailer hitch such as # 36493 installed you can use your Thule bike rack as long as it has a 1-1/4 inch shank. But the vehicle tongue weight capacity is 200 pounds meaning the combined weight of the bike rack...
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  • Best Ground Clearance Hitch for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon that Doesn't Require Stabilizer Strap
    Drilling is required for installation of all of the hitches for a 2015 Subaru Outback wagon. For max ground clearance a 1-1/4 inch hitch is going to be the best option. The smaller hitch size allows for better ground clearance. Since Curt is the only manufacturer that requires the stabilizer strap then the Draw Tite part # 36493 would be the best option. It's going to have about 13 inches of ground clearance and the hitch pin hole will be right at 5 inches from the rear bumper. As long...
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  • Solution to Allow Thule T2 Bike Rack to be Carried with 2018 Subaru Outback
    You have two options at this point basically. You can replace the factory hitch of your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with the part # 36493 which will work with your Thule T2 part # TH9035XT or you can use a different bike rack that is compatible with your current hitch like the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457. It really depends on how attached you are to using the T2 that you have. I will say it's a much nicer bike rack than the BikeWing overall but it is a bit heavier too. If you plan to carry...
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Subaru Legacy Has Best Ground Clearance for Bike Racks
    The Curt hitch that also fits your 2017 Subaru Legacy part # C12290 has ground clearance that's 1/2 inch better than the Draw Tite part # 36493 that you referenced. I am not sure if that would make much of a difference but it would be an improvement. Your Kuat Sherpa is a really great bike rack but due to how far out the shank of it extends without a rise or angle it's not the greatest for ground clearance. For a similar Kuat bike rack that has a curved shank which will give you better...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Legacy for Use with 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Order Replacement Hitch Hardware for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
    We have a way for you to order the correct install hardware. You'll need part # RHK. On the product page you'll need to enter the part number of the hitch you have and select Hidden Hitch or Draw Tite and we'll get you the hardware needed. Since Hidden Hitch is no longer made and they were essentially rebranded Draw Tite hitches one option you have would be to use the part # 36493 and just select Draw Tite.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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