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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an A-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75876 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 525 lbs TW
  • 4000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 525 lbs WD TW

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an A-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


  • 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
  • Easy, 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 a-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight:3,500 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 525 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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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75876

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (698 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an A-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

2017 Subaru Forester

Hitch was delivered fairly quickly but as others had experienced I had damaged packaging and needed to spray a little Rustoleum on it in a few places. I was able to follow the instructions that came with the product and did not have to enlarge any hole in the frame to fish the spacers and bolts as in the video. The video was very helpful though and I recommend watching it. I did remove the muffler and that made it much easier. I had the help of a friend with better tools than mine and it took us about an hour. This was installed on my 2017 Forester Premium. Would have given five stars if not for having to touch it up. I also installed the Curt C56040 wiring harness on my own and it went smoothly and exactly as in the video.

Hitch has been working great. I use it to pull a utility trailer as well as for a basket carrier and bike rack
Ken B - 04/19/2022

2015 Subaru Forester

I chose for my Hitch because of the good background information they provide for the hitch's installation (the good price was also a major consideration). This is my second installation of a hitch on two different cars. The hitch arrived in good condition even though the box it was shipped in was lost in transit. I reviewed installation video and the written installation instructions that came with the hitch from Draw-Tite. video made the installing fairly easy. It really helps when you can watch how it is done. However I did not like slicing the heat shield as detailed in the video's instructions and followed Draw-Tite's instructions for the heat shield modification.'s heat shield modification would have been much faster but I wanted more metal to help keep the heatshield from vibrating. Over all it took about two hours to do the installation. Only problem encountered was forgetting to put the rubber drain plugs back in the car's frame. It is really difficult to install the rubber plug back in once the muffler/hitch is in place. The hitch works perfectly and best of all I don't have to install a strap to steady the bike rack. Have just done a 1000 mile trip with no problems.

Hitch is working fine. No problems have been encountered
James M - 11/08/2021

2015 Subaru Forester

My husband and I put the receiver on in about 45 mins-1 hr.
Nothing too difficult. We used small ramps to hold up the rear of vehicle. We then used basic jack stands to help hold up the receiver in place and that helped a ton! It would def be a challenge to do by oneself.
*The only complaint would be that the paint was already flaking off in two small spots BEFORE we even put the receiver on. Doesn’t look as though there was even primer put on underneath the paint. The overall quality /assembly parts, etc seems great. However, I will note that the box the receiver was shipped in was probably not a proper size because the receiver had busted through and had scraping on the ends in the metal. That didn’t affect the receiver for us, but box damage was significant enough the UPS delivery man was even concerned.
The fit on my car seems perfect. We used a hole saw for the two places in the heat shield that required mounting bolt access, so we were able to retain 95% of the heat shield. We put it back on and it all fits great. So far we are very pleased with this receiver, seems to be very good quality.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. I recommend touching up the affected places on the hitch with a rust resistant paint. This will help to prevent rust and also you will have it on hand for regular hitch maintenance.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/10/2022

Subaru Forester

Hitch works great. Easy to install. Just remember, watch the exhaust side of the Forester. We put a tray into our hitch and melted a tote that was on the exhaust side. Not the hitch's fault. I raised the tray with an adapter. Yes, I know this reduces the carrying capacity of the hitch, I am just careful.

2015 Subaru Forester

I installed Drawtite hitch # 75876 on my 2015 Subaru Forester. It arrived in good condition and there were no parts missing. The installation went without a hitch (pun intended) and it fits perfectly. I think the key to my successful installation was the instructional video on etrailer's website. It was very clear and concise. There is however one thing I would like to add for an even better installation. Instead of trimming the heat shield to allow for bolt access and have it dangle, I drilled two holes in the shield, threaded the bolts through it and clamped it between the car's frame and the hitch. If you're concerned that the heat shield will somehow interfere with secure bolting, it won't. Subaru intentionally marked the heat shield with two small dimples for drilling position. I drilled holes 1/16" larger than the bolts and the hole position was perfect. I should mention the dimples are very small, so wipe the heat shield to help find them. There's an R and an M on the shield and the dimples are within those letters. (See photo.) Lastly, this hitch is rated for heavier towing than a Forester can handle so choose wisely. I'm using it only for my bike rack and cargo carrier, so I will never exceed 2500 lbs. of towing weight. Thank you etrailer for the excellent video!

Its working out very well, thank you. Whats important is that I noticed other installers used my review to locate the two dimples on the heat shield for a more secure installation. It helped me and Im thankful it helped others. On another note, I did just notice a typo in my review that you might want to correct if you can. In the next-to-last sentence I state 250 lbs. of towing weight which should read 2500 lbs.
Perry D - 10/18/2018

2015 Subaru Forester

This is the 2nd trailer hitch I have purchased from Etrailer. I spent $7 for the upgraded shipping at the hitch arrived 4 days after I ordered it. I installed this hitch on my 2015 Subaru Forester XT. The installation video was dead on, I followed step by step and it took about 45 minutes using a cordless impact, a few deep well sockets and a couple wrenches.
-I used my floor jack to raise the hitch and align the bolts. A must if you don't have a second set of hands.
-Using the hole saw saved a lot of time to trim the heat shields. I used the dimples as suggested and it was close enough to re install the shield. I bought the hole saw at Home Depot for under $10.
-I used a lot of penetrating oil on the muffler hangers, made it a lot easier to remove and reinstall. Reinstalling the mufflers was the most time consuming step, but was well worth it to have the access to get the bolts.
-The hitch is tucked under the bumper, my thule bike rack fits perfect and is much more rigid than when I had it installed on a 1 1/4 receiver on my old car.
-There is no visual obstructions in the rear when the bike rack is installed.
-I saved about $300 using this setup over the factory hitch.
I would highly recommend Etrailer. The customer support is excellent and this hitch was a perfect match for my bike rack.
Thanks Etrailer!

From April to October, I had the bike rack installed on the trailer hitch and used it almost on a daily basis. I took several extended road trips with my mountain bike, and the hitch performed excellent. I remove the bike rack during ski season, but once the trails are snow free again, I will be using the bike rack and hitch on a daily basis. I am still super happy with the hitch I purchased from ETrailer and will definitely be buying towing products from this outstanding company.
BM - 03/08/2016


Used it about four times total and it’s already rusted. Really not impressed. It wasn’t the most expensive hitch so perhaps that’s on me. It’s not exactly something you can return once installed either.

Thank you for leaving a review! You could try lightly sanding the rusted spots and touch up with paint in order to prevent the rust from growing.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 04/29/2022

2017 Subaru Forester

Installed in just about 1 hour, I needed to step drill the center hole for clearance for plates and carriage bolts. The fish wires worked great and easy install. My Subaru Forester is ready to go camping and fishing. Thank you etrailer.

It’s been working great , I’m going to need to purchase a new bike rack from you, haha
David - 08/11/2019


I am super happy with the receiver, the quality seems excellent and the price is amazing. I did have a local repair shop install it, so I can’t comment on that process.

The receiver is still working great. I do use it only for a bike rack, but it seems super sturdy and still looks like new.
Paul - 06/02/2022


Perfect fit! Fairly easy install with help of one other person. It's been a very useful addition. Glad I bought it. This is my second hitch I've bought from etralier. They are very helpful and a pleasure to do business with.


The trailer hitch is very good quality. The installation Instructions were easy to follow. The only issue I had was the box it was shipped in had some holes in it by the time the hitch got to me. I will have to paint over a small spot where it had been scratched.

2016 Subaru Forester

Simple installation with correct tools on my 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5. I used an impact gun for the heat shield bolts and drilled out the heat shield as there are two dimples for starting the hole instead of hacking apart per the formal instructions. Another set of hands helps too. I used my 14 year old but I suspect you could use an adult too they are probably less moody.
Box was damaged during shipping as it weighs 40lbs plus. Etrailer buy better boxes or wrap it better. Wrap it better which reminds me I have three kids and we will be using this for our bike trailer. The hitch had some paint chips but i touched them up. Could be from bad wrapping or poor paint prep on the steel edges from Draw-Tite.

2015 Subaru Forester

After pricing hitch installations locally ($700 at Subaru—nearly fainted??), I watched a few videos and decided to purchase the #75876 hitch for our 2015 Forester and do the job myself. The cost savings were significant and I had all the necessary tools so why not? I’m so glad I did! Once my tools were lined out and vehicle positioned on ramps the install took about 90 minutes (yes, it really does go that fast). The etrailer videos are very helpful and describe the step-by-step procedure perfectly. Some notes on my install: I chose to remove the muffler only and left the tailpipe in place. It was easy to remove and provided plenty of working room. It is unnecessary to enlarge the 4th service hole (which some videos say you must do) since plate and bolt fit right through the existing opening (very happy to see this). Feeding the wire and hardware through was super-easy. For raising the hitch I chose to use a floor jack and this worked fine. My wife assisted by simply stabilizing the hitch on the jack while I raised it to the bolts. It was aligned easily with the first two nuts going on. At that point, the jack was removed and all other nuts/bolts tightened and torqued to specifications. Next, I trimmed out the heat shielding and placed back on. Finally, the muffler wash reinstalled and....Presto! It looks great and is ready for our hitch bike rack. I highly recommend this product for DIYers who have the basic tools. Installing this hitch (in my case, on a Forester) was easy and fun to do! Thanks etrailer!

2018 Subaru Forester

This Draw-tite Max-Frame trailer hitch was a straight forward install on my 2018 Forester. Had it a year now and worked perfectly for supporting a 2 bike rake daily.

2015 Subaru Forester

Great product, good price, helpful customer service, fast and free shipping, exactly as described. The installation went off without a hitch. bada bum. I used part of the box to cover the ground when completing the install, and followed the instructions just like in the video. There was no need to jack up the car at all as there was plenty of room. A second pair of hands was extremely helpful to raise the hitch and get one bolt on each side. After that a quick hit with my impact driver and then torqued to spec the hitch was secured.

Why buy any of the other hitches when when this one installs without any modification to the cars frame/unibody. The heat shield needs to be trimmed with tin snips or removed all together to complete the install as indicated in the videos. The hitch is made from very heavy steel approx 3/8" thick and is assembled in Mexico however, I knew that before I bought it because their customer service staff was excellent. I have no doubt this hitch will outlive the rest of the car.

Thanks for offering a great product and all the support & research that comes with it.


Third hitch and wiring harness I've purchased from Etrailer (3 different vehicles). Most difficult hitch to install.
Easiest wiring harness to install. Just myself and didn't jack up vehicle. Took 3 hrs. The muffler was the hardest to remove and put back on.
Pretty much followed the videos for installation.
Hitch doesn't stick out beyond bumper.

2017 Subaru Forester

Thanks for all the interesting reviews/comments on hitch installation on Subaru Foresters!
Great service by etrailer folks.
A few of comments that might be of interest to future DIY hitch installers.
1) An inquiry to etrailer help line about the heat shield: They recommend definitely cutting out a portion of the heat shield as described it the instruction video. Interposing the aluminum heat shield material between the frame and the hitch attachment site may pose a problem with torque. Basically, just follow the installation video and all will go well. Some may dispute this but I will go with etrailer recommendations.
2) If you don't have the proper tools, find a willing relative/friend who does or have a mechanic install the hitch. A torque wrench will run you $50-$60 and the step drill bit cost $45. The step drill bit did work extremely well and I'll use both tools in the future. But buy a few more tools and you will soon match the cost of professional installation.
3) Safety. Work with the car on a flat hard surface. Cement garage floor is perfect. Make sure the car gearshift is in PARK and put on the car's emergency brake. Elevating the car on lifts or jacks is not necessary and adds unnecessary risk for the occasional DIY. Wear safety glasses or better yet goggles. Expect your face as well as the rest of you to be covered with road dirt that falls down on you while working under the car. The stepped drill will cause small hot pieces of metal to fly everywhere...Eye protection glasses very important! Use gloves while cutting the aluminum heat shield to avoid cuts. Only time I did not use gloves was fishing the bolts thru the car frame. Gloves will prevent a lot of nicks, cuts and scratches to your hands.
4) Collect all tools ahead of time and make sure they are all available next to the car. (see photo below). With the muffler removed from your car, its hard and noisy to drive your car to the store to pick up an extra tool. Likewise, check to make sure all the parts are present and all nuts thread into the bolts.
5) A good light source and heavy pad to lay on will make it an easier and more comfortable installation.
6) Figure out ahead of time how you will raise the hitch to bolt it on. An extra set of hands is ideal, but other reviewers offer many ingenious one-person methods. I zip tied a square piece of wood to the center/bottom of the hitch (see photo) and slid an additional number of square boards underneath the hitch until the pile of boards raised it to within an inch of the bolts that had been inserted in the car frame. Then a slight lift up to secure the initial bolt on each side. Zip ties cut off to released initial board after hitch attached to frame
7) Before you start installation check out the underside of the car and get oriented. The installation video is from the perspective of a car on a lift with the instructor STANDING underneath the car. You will be LAYING on your back in a confined space looking up...a much different perspective.
8) Finally, Subaru Foresters are not really vehicles for towing...1000 lb max (1500 with electric brakes). Hitch is great for larger bicycle racks. Besides a bike rack, I will buy a small 5X8 ft lightweight trailer for moving the occasional bulky items that don't fit in the back of the Forester but nothing really heavy (think screen door replacement or a few sheets of 4x8ft plywood). Also, small 400 lb.utility trailers are typically rated for 45mph max speed limit so I will only use the trailer for short distance drives on secondary roads to local stores. Rent a truck for bigger/long distance moves and avoid disasters.
Good luck with your next DIY and other adventures.

2014 Subaru Forester

I installed this hitch on my 2014 Subaru Forester. The instructions (especially the videos) were extremely helpful and well put together. With the help of my father, we installed in hitch in about 1.5 hours. I'm not quite sure why other customers are using the holes that can be accessed from within the rear of the interior, the fishing of the bolts as mentioned in the instructions went very smoothly. So far I have only attached my hitch-mounted bike rack, but I'm loving the hitch! Thank you etrailer, I will be back!

Hitch has been wonderful over the last year. There is a little bit of rust starting, but that is expected in Minnesota. Thanks for the great product and service!
Tim D - 06/06/2018

2014 Subaru Forester

I bought this product for a 2014 Subaru Forester XT Touring model. I am very pleased with it. I choose this particular hitch for several reasons (the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch for this vehicle are the same hitch with different product stickers).

While I have no intention of towing the weight this hitch is rated for as that would exceed the recommendations for my vehicle, I wanted the 2" receiver for my platform style bike rack. Also, while I realize it is unlikely, I didn't want to be close on the tongue weight if I loaded several bikes onto a 1 1/2" receiver. For a few extra dollars I don't have that concern.

There were two other things that sold me on this hitch. One was that the competitors hitch recommended an additional strap from the bike platform back to the car or their warranty is voided. Draw-Tite does not require this for their product. I called them to confirm that this was not needed. I guess it might make a difference if you travel rocky / off road. Platform bike racks are typically not recommended for that type of travel.

The other selling point was that Draw-Tite provided instructions on how to trim the muffler heat shields so that they could be kept in place. The competitors instructions called for those shields to be removed. Might be another "peace-of-mind" issue, but my feeling was that those shields were installed for a reason. I just felt better keeping them there. I am sure someone more mechanically inclined could figure that out with the other products (by even just using the instructions for this product) but I was having mine installed by a mechanic that deals with Subaru vehicles and I thought it better to have those instructions to provide them.

Very pleased with the product, the instillation and how it looks on the car. I would recommend this hitch receiver.

Thanks for the review and pictures. Reading the instructions it looks to me that you dont have to drill or widen any frame holes unlike other hitches. Is this what you found as well?
-- comment by: Glenn - 07/20/2014

Gary mentioned that he did not do the installation himself, so he might not be able to tell you if the frame holes were needed to be enlarged. Although, according to the instructions this is not needed. The only trimming that is needed is for the for the heat shield. Thanks again to Gary for the review and photos.

-- Etrailer Expert Rachael H - 7/21/2014

2015 Subaru Forester

Hitch Receiver was ordered on Wednesday, arrived on Friday, with free shipping! Box was damaged, but the hitch was in good shape when I went to unbox it. Install video on the Etrailer website was very helpful when in came to installing. It is possible for 1 person to install this as long as you have some blocks of wood and WD40. It was still a balancing act at times to get the hitch up into place. Our Subaru has dual exhaust which made it a little more difficult to get the hitch into place but it fit as is should with a little monkeying around. Overall I am very satisfied with this receiver hitch for just over Probably took about 2 hours to install. Would recommend to anyone looking at buying one!!

2016 Subaru Forester

etrailer is an excellent company. Their website was easy and friendly and guided me to purchase the correct bike hitch product for my 2016 Subaru Forester. Their email follow up and status updates as to delivery were super and the delivery of my product was actually much faster than I expected even though I had only asked for standard delivery. I had my hitch installed at an Autoplex Dealer in my area ( yet another great company). Pictures are attached. Thanks!

Product is still great. Service was exceptional!
Harv B - 10/02/2018


I like the trailer hitch it was easy to install and has proven to be well worth the money


I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to install the hitch by myself. The install video instructions were very easy to follow. The hitch is stronger and more affordable than an OEM hitch from the factory. Fitment was excellent!

2016 Subaru Forester

I want to thank etrailer for the prompt order delivery. Thanks to them, I was able to put my hitch on my 2016 Subaru Forester in time for my vacation. Also, the installation video was invaluable. It gave me the confidence to attempt the install in the first place. The hitch looks great. I'd recommend etrailer and draw-tight hitch to everyone.

A year later my hitch is working perfectly. It is still tight as the day I put it on, no rust has formed on it, and Ive used it several times. I would still recommend this product to everyone.
Mark V - 07/08/2017


Solid product. With the videos, install of the hitch, wiring, and ball took under an hour. My only complaint was that my hitch had a couple spots where paint was chipped away and lot of lumpy bubbling on it. I would ask for a replacement and send it back, but I'm having to haul things this week and don't have the time to return. Outside packaging didn't seem damaged when delivered.

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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Will Draw-Tite Hitch fit 2018 Subaru Forester With Dual Exhaust?
    The Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75876 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2018 Subaru Forester, including those with a dual exhaust such as yours. I've added some photos that show the hitch on Forester's with a dual exhaust for you to take a look at, as well as a link to an install video.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Subaru Forester And Max Towing Capacity
    The 2017 Subaru Forester does have a max towing capacity of 1500 lbs. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 75876 that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Forester is rated to have a max capacity of 3500 lbs as you stated. In this case, as in many others, the hitch is rated higher than the vehicle itself. Unfortunately this means that your Forester is restricted to the weakest capacity and that means you cannot tow a 1750lb trailer safely. One of the reasons...
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Forester
    You would need a higher capacity Class III trailer hitch for your 2017 Subaru Forester. For that you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 which has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs.
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  • Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch for 2017 Subaru Forester Require Drilling of Frame
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester has the fit tip that states that access holes may be required to be enlarged, but if you check out the install instructions it does not mention that. Only the heat shield trimming. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. In it we did enlarge the holes to make the install smoother. You can enlarge yours you can then spray paint over the holes if needed to protect them.
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  • Installation Instructions on the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Hitch on a 2016 Subaru Forester
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Hitch # 75876 for the 2016 Subaru Forester will not require you to drill any new holes into the frame of your vehicle. However, this hitch fits Forester models from 2014-2017 and sometimes the mounting holes might vary between the model years. In this case, a drill, file, or rotary tool may be needed to enlarge the already existing holes to allow the hitches mounting bolts to fit.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2017 Subaru Forester XT with Dual Exhaust
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 that you referenced IS a fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester XT with dual exhaust. We had a customer come back with an XT similar to yours that does have dual exhaust and it did fit. I attached a picture for you to see of this. Here's how one customer described the install: With the dual mufflers the install was a little different than the video. I removed both mufflers and did not undo the hanger on the exhaust pipe from the header. No need for a strap...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2017 Subaru Forester
    The Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Round Tube Receiver Hitch # 75876 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Subaru Forester Limited and is exactly the hitch I would recommend for your vehicle. This Class III hitch will give you a 2 inch receiver opening, a 525 pound tongue weight capacity and a 3,500 pound towing weight capacity. This is custom-fit for your Forester, which means no drilling will be required during installation. I have attached an installation video on...
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  • Recommended Class lll Trailer Hitch For 2017 Subaru Forester
    The trailer hitch I recommend for your 2017 Forester is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 75876. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. One important feature for this hitch is that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the vehicle bumper is 5-inches so you want to make sure your bike carrier has at least 6-inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier.
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  • Does Draw Tite 75876 Fit 2017 Subaru Forester Touring
    The Draw-Tite Class III # 75876 trailer hitch is a fit for all models of the 2017 Subaru Forester, this includes your Touring. I have linked an installation video of this hitch for you being installed on a similar vehicle. I wish we had specific instructions for your model, but Draw TIte does not show the bumper needing to be removed so I wonder if Subaru is thinking of their hitch which does require the bumper to come off.
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  • Does 2017 Subaru Forester have Capacities to Tow Tear Trailer
    Check the owners manual of the vehicle for the official towing capacities of your vehicle and then compare that to the weight of the trailer. If you have more capacity than trailer weight you would be fine. We have higher capacity trailer hitches for your 2017 Subaru Forester like the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 which can tow a trailer up to 3,500 lbs as long as your version of the Forester is rated for it.
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  • Does Installing Draw Tite Hitch 75876 Void Warranty of 2014 Subaru Forester
    Modifying the heat shield of your 2014 Subaru Forester does not affect the warranty of the vehicle. Installing the part # 75876 would not be an issue at all. When you install an aftermarket part on your vehicle like a trailer hitch in this case, you are protected by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. I recommend looking it up online. I attached an install video for this...
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  • Can a 2017 Subaru Forester Carry a Power Chair Lift and a 225 Pound Chair on its Hitch
    You may be able to carry the power lift on your 2017 Subaru Forester but you'll need to check your owner's manual for the vehicle's maximum tongue weight rating. From my research it can only handle up to 200 pounds but verify with your manual for the definite number. If you find the Forester can handle the weight of the power lift and the 225 pound chair I recommend a Class III trailer hitch receiver like the Draw-Tite # 75876. This hitch is rated for 525 pounds of tongue weight so it...
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  • 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Forester for Bike Rack
    For a 2 inch hitch that has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Subaru Forester that would work well with your Thule Roadway 915 bike rack you would want the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75876. This hitch will fit your vehicle and would have enough clearance for your bike rack to install as well.
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  • How to Install Curt Trailer Wiring Harness on a 2015 Subaru Forester
    When we have installed Curt trailer wiring harness # C56040 on Subarus that use this harness our installers did not remove that side panel with the tie down ring. The connector should be just above the bottom of that panel and you might even be able to see the white connector. You may also be able to pull it free from the tape holding it to another harness. I have included a link to a video that should help.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
    Basically any local garage to you that has a decent reputation would have no problem at all installing a hitch on your 2015 Subaru Forester. If there is a shop near you that you trust or has a good reputation I would recommend you go there. As far as a hitch goes I would recommend a Class III with a 2 inch opening as that will give you the most capacity and flexibility for future accessories. For that I would recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 as it would work great for you and...
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  • Trailer Hitch For 2015 Subaru Forester
    All of our trailer hitches are aftermarket hitches. We do not carry any Subaru OEM hitches. Consumers of aftermarket vehicle accessories are protected under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This Act protects consumers of aftermarket vehicle accessories against unfair denial of warranty coverage unless the automaker can prove that the accessory in question caused the problem. If you're looking for an aftermarket trailer hitch for your Subaru, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75876. I have...
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  • Can I Tow a 2800 lb Boat With My 2017 Subaru Forester
    To answer your question- No. You'll want to check your owner's manual for confirmation, but from what I'm able to determine from my research, the 2017 Subaru Forester has a towing capacity of 1500-lbs. When it comes to towing, you're always limited to your lowest rated component. Adding a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75876 would not increase the capacity of the vehicle, even though it is rated to tow at a higher capacity. If you wanted to tow a boat, you would need to...
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  • Which Hole is Used on Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch When Installing Bike Rack
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitches, such as the Class III Max-Frame # 75876 installed on your Subaru Forester, feature two different holes on the receiver, you only use the larger hole. The smaller hole will not be used, nor is it needed.
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  • Is There a Way to Install Hitch on 2017 Subaru Forester that Involves Removing Foam
    We have had a few customers come back and tell us about an alternate way they come up with to install the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75876 on their vehicles like your 2017 Subaru Forester. Since this isn't the recommended way to install it from Draw Tite the best I can do is attach the review we got from the customer who described the process as well as attach a link to an install video for this hitch. You'll need to decide which way you'd want to go with. We have to recommend you stick with...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Subaru Forester XT
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75876 is a fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester XT. It is a confirmed fit for all Forester trim models between years 2014 and 2018. I've attached a video of the installation to assist as well as a photo to help with the visual. This hitch will work well for towing or for any accessory use like bike racks or cargo carriers. The installation is also easy.
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  • Tow Capacity of 2015 Subaru Forester
    A towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component. Since your vehicle is rated at 1,500 lbs towing weight there isn't anything that will allow the vehicle to tow more weight than that. The reason the Draw Tite hitch for your 2015 Subaru Forester has higher towing capacities is because the hitch was designed to fit your vehicle and to be as strong as possible and then was independently tested for it's weight capacity. It was determined that the hitch by itself has capacity of 3,500...
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  • What Is The Dimension Of The Square Block In The Hitch Receiver Hardware For The Draw-Tite 75876?
    The square block you are asking about for the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75876, for your 2015 Subaru Forester is 2 inches by 0.880 inch and 0.109 thick. I've attached a photo to help.
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  • Is Fish Wire long Enough To Install Hardware For Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch On 2015 Subaru Forester
    The fish wire included with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 75876 is designed to be used with the access hole you asked about and is long enough. I have attached the instructions and could not find anywhere that a hole needed to be altered. The heat shield does need to be trimmed. You will need to replace the plug you took out of the access hole when finished installing the hitch.
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  • Replacement Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Re-Install to New Vehicle
    Good news! I can help you get the correct Draw-Tite hardware for your 2017 Subaru Forester trailer hitch. The Draw-Tite # 75876 is confirmed to fit your vehicle. This will be the number for the "Hitch Item Number" you will place in the box on the Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK product page. Then simply pick the Draw-Tite manufacture from the drop down box and then hit the add to cart button. This will get you all the correct original hardware so that you can install your hitch to your...
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