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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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 675 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
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 e-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 76209 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 76209

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 e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


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
  • Easy, 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
  • Integrated mounting point lets you attach a bracket for a 4-way or 7-way plug (sold separately)
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 675 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.



76209 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"



76209 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 76209 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 - 2019 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon with Single Exhaust



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


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




Video Transcript for Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Today on our 2019 Subaru Crosstrack, we're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install draw-tight class three max range inaudible 00:00:07 hitch receiver, part number 76209. This is what our hitch looks like when it's installed, you can see the cross-tube is visible, however, it's nice and tucked up to the bottom of our fascia and it has a round tube design so it fits real nicely with the contour of the vehicle. It's going to be a class three hitch, it's going to be two inch by two inch, it's gonna have a reinforced collar, give you a little bit of extra stability on your receiver tube. This hole here is gonna be for your hitch vent, it's gonna be five eighths inch in diameter. Now the hitch vent equip does not come with this hitch, however you can find one here at etrailor.com. This hole here is gonna be for a j-pin stabilization device only.

Also, that does not come with the hitch but you can find one of those here at etrailor.com. What that's gonna be used for, it's gonna take the shake and play out of any of your hitch mount accessories, like your bike rakes or your cargo carriers.We're gonna have plate style safety chain inaudible 00:01:01, as you can see we have plenty of room for different size hooks, another thing that's really nice about this hitch is we're gonna have a pre-bolted bracket or plate here, that's gonna be for any of your wiring accessories that you may want to add later on. This hitch is gonna have a nice, black powder coat finish. It's really gonna help resist any rust or corrosion. As far as weight capacities go, you're gonna have a 675 pound max tongue weight, which is a downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube.

You're gonna have a 4500 pound max trail weight, which is the trailer plus load included. I always recommend checking the owner's manual of the Subaru to make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You wanna go with the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.Now let's give you a few measurements to help you when deciding on any hitch mount accessories you may need, such as a bike rack, wall mount, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch vent hole to the outer most part of the bumper, it's about three inches. This number's important for any hitch mount accessories that may fold up against your vehicle.

From the ground to the top innermost part of the receiver tube, it's gonna be about 14 and a quarter inches. Now I'm gonna show you how to get this installed. First thing we're gonna do to start our installation, we're gonna take a strap, we're gonna hang it from our rear axle, we're gonna go underneath to the other side. We're gonna pull that tight up against our exhaust pipe here, because we're gonna be removing our exhaust for lowering it. We're gonna be removing four hangers, you're gonna have one on your passenger side, you're gonna have two on the driver's side of your muffler, and you're gonna have one in front of your axle.You take some silicon spray, we'll spray down each hanger.

We'll take a pry bar, we're gonna pry off one end of our hanger. It doesn't really matter because the top of the bar, you get one side off, like that. You're gonna do that with the remaining three. Once you get all your hangers loose, go ahead and lower your exhaust down a little bit. Just make sure it's supported by your strap. Now just take a flat head screw driver, we're gonna remove the three plugs on each frame rail. Next we're gonna have our pull wire, spring side. We're gonna have just a slight bend on the end of it, like that. We've got to take all of our hardware through this hole. So we're gonna take the spring in, we'll go through this very back hole, bring it out that hole. Spring in first, just like that, then we're gonna take our inaudible 00:03:32, you're gonna have a inaudible 00:03:35 block, you're actually gonna have four of these. You're gonna take one of the smaller ones here, we're gonna put it on a pull wire first, and then we're gonna thread on our bolt.Take your spacer blocks, go ahead and push it up in the hole. Don't let go of the wire because if you add the weight of the bolt on it, we're gonna pull it out like that. Next one, we're gonna be coming out of this hole. Same combination of hardware except we're gonna be doing it a little bit different. Put on your spacer block, thread on your bolt, we're gonna do a reverse bolt. This time, put our bolt in first, spacer block, then pull it out. You're gonna repeat that same thing on the other side of the vehicle. Next, we got a large spacer block like this, got a round hole in it. We're gonna take a piece of tape and stick in on that piece of tape. We're actually gonna be taping it onto our hitch, this forward inaudible 00:04:37. We wanna make sure that the long part is facing the front of the hitch and the back of the hitch, so we're gonna put it on like this, not like this. Stick that into place like that. You're gonna repeat the same thing on the other side.Now, with an extra set of hands, we'll go up over top of our exhaust here on our back side, we'll feed our pull wire through the course mounting holes, raise our hitch into position. We're gonna put on mechanical tooth washer, follow it up with a nut. Once you get it lined up, go ahead and remove your pull wire. We'll get one end on each side to hold the hitch into place while we install our remaining hardware. Next, we take a 17 millimeter socket and tighten all of our hardware. For this most rear one on the passenger side, it will require a swivel and a short socket because we're right about the hingle 00:05:40 of the hitch. Next, we're gonna torque all the hardware to the inaudible 00:05:44.We're gonna repeat that for all remaining hardware. Once you've got your hardware tightened torque down, you'll reinstall your exhaust. Once your exhaust is reinstalled, you can remove your strap, and you're ready to go. That'll do it for a look at an installation on a draw-tight class three max range inaudible 00:06:14 hitch receiver, part number 76209, on our 2019 Subaru Crosstrack.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76209

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (97 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 e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Subaru XV Crosstrek

I ordered a trailer hitch for my Subaru Crosstrek so I could attach a Kuat bike rack. The trailer hitch I ordered from etrailer arrived quickly with no issues. My generous dad was able to install it himself (wires and all) without complications. One year and many mountain bike miles later I could not be more pleased. I’m most impressed with etrailer’s attention to following up with their customers to ensure a positive experience. Thank you!! 679845



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Excellent customer service. 680787



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Ordering was easy with online tools. Received the hitch very quickly, before expected. After watching the video telling us how to install, installation went very smoothly. Able to install in well under 1 hour. Haven't used it, installation looks good, as in the picture. Will try it soon. 523520


Comments

Still love the Drawtite hitch. It was easy to install and is a great hitch.

Wayne - 06/18/2019

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Product shipped very quickly. Installation was very easy after watching the video for my '19 Subaru Crosstrek. I did need an extra set of hands to help hold things in place as I started the bolts, but all in all, much easier to install than i ever expected. Hitch seems very high quality. Installation took approximately 30 minutes, start to finish, after the car was up on the lift. 665067



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Subaru XV Crosstrek

The installation was quick, easy, and fit my Subaru Crosstrek perfectly! 652692



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Subaru

I received the trailer hitch sooner than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. All the hardware was present and the instructions were mostly clear. I had a little "stop and think" moment when it came to the reverse threading part of installing the forward most bolts into the frame, but it finally came to me :-o Once the bolts were in place, the installation was straight forward. I managed to get it installed with the car on the ground. I recommend using a lift or jack with jack stands, but it can be done on the ground. I installed it on a 2018 Subaru Imprezza hatchback. I got the class III hitch, although it's a little overkill since it'll used mostly for a bike rack, but you never know what else you might need it for. I got a 4-bike rack to use with it, and although the bikes and rack would never come close to the 650lb tongue weight limit, I'd rather have too much capacity than not enough. Overall, I'm very happy with the hitch...easy to install, looks good and feels very sturdy. 460375



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Subaru

We purchased this trailer hitch for our 2019 Subaru Crosstrex. The hitch fit perfectly. The instructions for installation were available on line and are very clear with several photos. The instructions state that a professional can install the hitch in one hour. We had the installation done at a U-Haul store and they did it in one hour. I am very pleased with the hitch. 634950



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Installed the hitch in just under an hour. Went on just as the instructions said it would. Everything from the ease of ordering, to the on time delivery to the videos and instructions was great. Would guy recommend etrailer! Heading out this weekend with the mountain bikes and can’t wait! 612986



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2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek

The hitch was installed without...wait for it...a hitch! A second set of hands is a must unless you're quite creative with jacks and the like. For my 2019 Subaru Crosstrek I decided to remove the muffler completely rather than trying to work around it (only had the car on a set of ramps), a choice I stand by. Looks great and indeed is tucked up under the bumper nicely. etrailer's videos were incredibly useful. 572899



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Hi guys!! I live in Windsor Conn, and yesterday afternoon I decided to install the hitch! There was freezing rain storm in the forecast for the evening, (that means I don’t have a garage) but that didn’t stop my wife and i to install it! It was cold and wet but we wanted ready for the weekend and spring break week, it took us 1 1/2 hour because one of the bolts went back in when we were pushing in place, we struggle a bit to get it out and finish the job! It looks great and strong! Cant wait to use it!! 617736



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After watching the excellent installation video, I gathered my needed tools. The hitch receiver fit perfectly and the installation was easy. It was helpful to have another person on hand to support the hitch on the other side while bolting up one side. I would recommend etrailer and this product to my friend. 478976


Comments

Love it.

Andrew - 02/25/2019

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Great hitch, about two hours start to finish. The hitch is very strong but the car is not. DO NOT TRY TO PULL ANYTHING!!! Great as a bicycle or cargo rack receiver but again this is not the vehicle to use for towing anything as the unibody frame the hitch bolts up to is very thin and I fear it will just break free if you stress it to much. Again a great hitch if you are not going to pull a trailer. Only used a handful of wrenches 14mm X 2 and 11/16" for the main bolts. I removed the muffler altogether rather than do it the way shown in the video of lowering it on a ratchet strap. Only two bolts and three rubber hangers. I did not use ant type of lube on the rubber muffler hangers as oil and rubber are not a good mix. With just a little effort the muffler came loose. The other thing that makes this hitch stand out from the other options is that you do not have to drill or enlarge any of the original holes in the cars frame. VERY GOOD FOR A BICYCLE OR CARGO RACK BUT DO NOT TRY TO PULL ANYTHING BUT A VERY LIGHT TRAILER!!!! THE CAR IS NOT MADE FOR IT. 666803


Comments

According to Subaru, the Crosstrek has a 1500 lb towing capacity. Although the hitch has a higher capacity, youll be limited to the capacity of the lowest rated component which is the vehicle in this case.

-- Mike L - 07/08/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

After shopping around went with the Draw-Tite hitch based on reviews and great price from etrailer.com. Hitch arrived earlier than estimated and installation was simple with the provided instructions. The installation videos were key in making the install go smoothly with a couple tips that came in handy. Couldn't be happier with the finished product which is providing more than enough support/security for a 2" Yakima Holdup bike rack 473313


Comments

A year later and hitch is as solid as when installed. No hassle, no worries.

StevenB - 02/06/2019

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

The product, the purchasing process, and delivery were 5 stars. My issue is with the installation instructions, both on your site and in the written directions. With this Draw-Tite Max-Frame hitch, it is casually mentioned that you need to remove the muffler in order to install the hitch. In order to do this however, you really need to have a very specialized exhaust hanger removal tool. Without it, it's nearly impossible to remove the muffler from the exhaust hangers. Fortunately, the tool can be purchased online for about $20. Like most projects, it's all about having the right tools. 504822


Comments

If some spray lubricant or soapy water is sprayed on the muffler hanger, the hanger can be pretty easily pried off the rubber isolator. You can see the process in the video Ive linked for you.

-- Mike L - 05/07/2018

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

eTrailer has been a great company to order from. The followup on the order and the very quick time between the order and the delivery were really outstanding. The videos that are offered to show an actual person installing the hitch and the wiring harness are without equal. Outstanding and gives confidence to do the installations. Thank you for the great experience. 497993



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2019 Subaru Impreza

Installed it on my 2019 Impreza and it looks great took me 1hour to install. If I have the proper tools probably take me 20 min. I did not have to shave the hole to make it bigger to install the mounts...great hitch!!!! 600299



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Subaru XV Crosstrek

This hitch was even easier to install than even the instructional video made it out to be. It is possible to do the install without jacking up the Crosstrek or removing the muffler. It will take an extra set of hands and a keen eye for spatial relationships though. I also like that this particular hitch doesn’t require any drilling or cutting to accommodate the hardware. The hitch, wiring harness, and the bracket for the plug all went together beautifully. I’m super happy with it and super happy that I was able to install it in my own driveway. 514870



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Your installation videos sold me on your product, but the actual installation went even easier than I envisioned. The Draw-Tight trailer hitch worked perfectly for my vehicle. And after paying for trailer hitches to be installed for many vehicles, this is the first time I installed one myself and saved a significant amount doing so. For anyone with basic mechanical skills, a torque wrench and a basic socket set I highly recommend your company and the hitch and wiring harness I installed. Accompanying photos might help someone else. 504421


Comments

Quite pleased with hitch, perfect for my Crosstrek.

David R - 05/04/2019

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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I like the 2 inch hitch. It's well built. I installed it the same day once I received it. I have a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Used jack stands to help with the installation as I was doing it by myself because I was impatient. I did remove the muffler as I tried to install it with the muffler. I quickly realize there wasn't enough space to try to install the hitch while the car was on the ground. Plus I was doing the work at night; really took my time. I do want to mention that if you do remove the muffler, there is a metal gasket that sits between the main exhaust pipe and the muffler. Make sure that's installed. I found the ring on the ground only to realize it was the gasket. 469173



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2010 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Very pleased with this hitch. Construction and quality are terrific. I will be using it mostly with a Yakima “Dr. Tray” bicycle carrier and occasionally with a small utility trailer. Installation of the hitch was relatively easy and took about 1Hr and 30 min. ETrailer’s video was a great help. Removing the muffler as recommended really helped give ease of access. The one part that proved to be a bit difficult was the rear most mounting bolt and nut on the passenger side of the Crosstrek (the mounting bolt without the spacer block). The length of that bolt required me to use a deep socket and that made it very difficult to fit the torque wrench in place. The other three bolts were quite easy to get at. The wiring harness installation was super easy and took only about 10 min. 529442



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Subaru XV Crosstrek

I really like dealing with competent, professional organizations who get it right the first time! Ordered hitch Friday, arrived Monday. Everything fit perfectly. Comments: 1) It is easier to get muffler off than I expected, don't know why anyone would fight working around it while installing the hitch. 2) I taped the frame spacer to to the car frame with the bolt through it it. Seemed easier than taping it to the hitch the way the video shows, then you don't constrict your slotted holes on the hitch while trying get the loose bolts through while mounting it. 3) If you happen to be fumble fingered and drop the nut while trying to thread it on the left, forward mounting bolt, it goes right down the exhaust pipe. Put a rag in it. 4) The 2 inch receiver looks way oversized on the Crosstrek, and it far exceeds factory tow limits. 1 ½ receiver would look better but I was betting 2 inch would give me a more stable bike rack mount. 5) Wish someone would get Subaru to put welded in place for the purpose nuts at the frame holes like some other manufacturers do. 451846



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The hitch itself is of very nice construction and goes on relatively easy with an extra set of hands it does look very ugly and looks very low to the ground which I should have expected with a car but it will serve its purpose. 453389



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2018 Subaru Impreza

Easy installation, bought the hitch after watching the video on the website because I thought having a hitch required welding and stuff beyond my skills. Sold because of the video installation !! 542017



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2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Put this hitch on my new 2019 Crosstrek, I will confirm that it fits the 2019 model year. Liked that I did not have to expand holes in frame. Dropping muffler wasn't hard, was going to remove muffler like shown in video, but bolts where super tight and wouldn't budge. Definitely need 2 people to install or need something to lift hitch into place. Hitch is too heavy to do it by yourself. My 24 year old son bench pressed it into position while I put nuts on bolts. I kept wires on each bolt to make lining up them up with hitch holes easier, then removed them slowly as I installed each bolt. I did have to go out and buy a deep socket for one of the back nuts. For the other back nut next to the exhaust pipe I was able to use 1/2" drive socket along with my Harbor Freight 1/2" drive torque wrench, tightening this nut is the challenge as there isn't that much room. I used a 3/8" drive socket and torque wrench for the front nuts. I got this hitch for the new Yakima Singlespeed bike rack that just got. This is the third hitch that I have bought from etrailer.com, great pricing and service. 562415



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Subaru XV Crosstrek

Fits perfectly on our '19 Subaru Crosstrek. I'm not a mechanic, but I put it on myself in about an hour. I have installed hitches on my other vehicles, and this was the easiest! 705919



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2018 Subaru Impreza

My wife and I installed it together in less than one hour. Most of the time was watching the video and rewatching one part to verify which hole got the riser blocks. SIlicone lubricant on muffler hanger is very helpful. We needed to not only remove from hangers at muffler (3) but also the next one (total of 4) along the path. DId not need to widen access hole at all so that saved some time. Spent $150 and less than an hour. WOW! Would have taken longer to drive to any other place and wait and would have cost at least 3 times that. What a great deal and service! Only thing that would make it easier would be a lift so that I could stand under the vehicle...that would have saved 10 minutes. 704146



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PURCHASED PRODUCT FOR A CUSTOMER WHO LOVES AND ENJOYS HIS TRAILER HITCH. 702936



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2019 Subaru Impreza

This hitch and etrailer.com is awesome! I spent 1/2 a day calling almost a dozen hitch places and I received nothing but conflicting info on what could fit my 2019 Subaru Impreza Sport. I orig considered a smaller class 1 hitch with an extension to fit a 2" Yakima bike rack, but the great support articles indicated I'd need at least a class 2 or 3 given the weight and the extension is a bad idea. The hitch arrived on the exact date as communicated and it was installed without issue by a local hitch dealer. This saved my biking vacation! It also looks really good and blends into my car nicely. etrailer.com is my go-to site for now on!! 695924



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Installed as easy as stated on the advertisement. Great set up except for bracket to mount 4 pin plug. Heavy duty set up for all kind of towing needs, thank you / Mike 691232



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Great overall experience! 688530



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Great product excellent service along with the helpful video installed in under an hour. Highly recommend good job etrailer.com 680673



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Box was extremely damaged upon delivery. Hitch was chipped in several spots and looked like it was dragged along the ground. Poor packaging by etrailer and poor handling by UPS. 670905



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Product arrived quickly and installed it myself. Etrailer video was awesome. It was a little challenging doing it my self from the garage floor (no jack, etc.), recommend having another set of hands to help. Knocked one star off as the black powder coat was failing off in places. Luckily I had a can of rattle paint in the garage to touch it up before installing. 666497



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Easy installation with video tutorial online. Holds up well for the moderate use I need. 662408



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2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Instructions were a bit wordy but once you understand where everything fits it does make sense. I’d say better pictures on the instructions would help greatly. So far very pleased with the product 662046



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It was an fairly simple install for a single person. Looks great and works well. 661918



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Great product super easy installation with instructions includes 656883



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Subaru

Works great for my 2019 Subaru crosstrek 655887



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It was easy to install and looks great. 652764



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Everything about this hitch was great. Went on very easily. 652482



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Great product, was very easy to install. The most effort was removing the exhaust and putting it back in. Took me an hour from start to finish, could of been quicker if I had someone who can help. 652080



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Installed hitch about 1 hour. Did Cable harness under car mounted to hitch about 1/2 hour. Had to wait for the hitch mount to come to complete whole install ordered separately. Etrailer would be helpful to market as a package 647988



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This project has worked well. I had a professional mechanic install it, and it took about 2 hours. I hear a little rattling now and then, but I’ve been assured it’s on tight and not going anywhere! Great customer service experience answering all my questions and finding the right product for my car and my needs. 645129



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

product fit great easy to install. Box had damage to it had small chip on paint.Over all product was Excellent . Thanks. 638370



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Got the rack installed it without any problems works great 637809



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Great service and the hitch was easy to put on my daughters car. 637421



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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Got delivered while I was at work. With my son's help, the whole install was completed in 2 hours. That included the wire harness. Definitely easier to just remove the muffler for the install. This was very easy and everything fit perfectly! 637141



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Works great and easy install. Company was easy to deal with when I ordered the wrong part. 633650



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2018 Subaru Impreza

Everything fit as advertised, no enlargement of access holes was required everything was done in 1.5 hours, easy. 628657



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2019 Subaru Impreza

I ordered the class 111 2" trailer hitch for my 2019 Subaru Impreza. All went well. Was delivered promptly, easy to follow directions. The bolt wire feeds to snake through the frame worked great. I installed it by myself took a little over an hour. Everything lined up, just had to cut a small section of plastic from lower driver side bumper to fit correctly. My only disappointment was how low it sat. There was 1.5 to 2 inches of room it could have snugged up to bumper. 621821


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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hidden Like the Curt Hitch
  • I have included a picture showing what Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76209 looks like when installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. (It may take a little while for the picture to appear.) The crosstube on this hitch will be visible below the rear fascia on the back of the vehicle. Like you said the Curt hitch # C13382 is mostly hidden with the exception of the receiver. The difference is tongue weight capacity between the 2 hitches is not a factor because the vehicle itself has a maximum tongue...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • Since all hitches are made of steel and are designed to bolt on to the exact same points on any given vehicle there is not usually much weight difference between brands of hitches of the same receiver size and Class rating. But in the case of your 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon there are actually three different Classes of hitch available, Classes I, II and III, which do have differing weights since some simply have more steel material. Here are the hitches and their weights by receiver size...
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  • Concealed and Visible Trailer Hitch Options for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we offer several hitch options, all shown on the linked page, that include both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III types. We generally always recommend the 2-inch option when it is available since these hitches typically offer a higher weight capacity for towing and much broader compatibility with the range of available accessory items like bike racks and cargo baskets. Also among the hitch options are products that have a completely hidden crosstube,...
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  • Will There be Ground Clearance Issues with Installing Draw Tite Hitch 36644 on 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • We haven't had any ground clearance issues with any of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2018 Subaru Impreza including the Draw Tite part # 36644 that you mentioned. When we installed the 2 inch hitch part # 76209 on a 2018 Impreza like yours we found that it had 10 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground when installed. So from the bottom of the smaller hitch size to the ground would be right at 8-1/2 inches. Which doesn't seem like a lot, but since the rear...
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  • Towing Capacity and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • I looked up the towing capacity for your 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon and it looks to have a capacity of 1,164 to 1,325 lbs depending on how it's equipped. But you need to verify that in your owners manual. For a hitch then you'd want the Draw Tite hitch part # 76209 for a great hitch at a great price, or for a hitch that will be mostly out of plain sight we have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7350 which is also a fit. It only has the hitch opening visible below the rear bumper. The install is more...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness to Fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We have a few trailer wiring harnesses that fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend the Tekonsha # 118467 because they always make quality products. It plugs into a connector that is located either behind a trim panel in the rear cargo area or in the spare tire compartment. Then you need to insert the provided fuse into the fuse holder. I've linked a video of the install on a 2017 model which is the same process for the 2018. If you also need a trailer hitch receiver I recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for Bike Rack
  • Whenever available I like to recommend a 2 inch hitch as they are the most common and rated the best. This means that there will be more bike racks made for it and they will be easily carried. For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek I really like the EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 as it is a 2 inch hitch that can have the hitch tube remove when not needed so that there would be not hitch visible when you don't need it. I realize this is a pretty expensive option, so we do have the Draw Tite part #...
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  • Benefit of Class III Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The benefit of having a Class III hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek such as the Curt # C13382 or Draw-Tite # 76209 is that these hitches have a 2" receiver, which will give you more - and better - options in terms of usable accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier than if you had a hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver like the Class II Draw-Tite # 36644. Just as a reminder, a hitch with a larger towing capacity will not increase the amount your '18 Crosstrek can tow, it will still...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Subaru CrossTrek Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)
  • I do have an option for you but the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7365 has not yet been tested on a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model therefore, I cannot confirm fit. The only trailer hitch for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek that is a confirmed fit for the Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76209. I have attached an install video and photo for you though not on the Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
  • You are correct that the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76209 is a highly recommended trailer hitch mostly due to the fact that it has the highest weight ratings for your 2019 Subaru Impreza which indicates a stronger hitch. Since style is what you are concerned about I recommend going with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7350 instead. This trailer hitch has a hidden crosstube which gives you a great OEM look when you aren't transporting your bikes around (see attached photo)....
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  • Class III Hitch for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek to Use Yakima LiteRider 2-Bike Rack Y02472
  • I recommend you select a 2-inch Class III hitch for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek because this type of hitch will be stronger and have broader compatibility with accessories such as bike racks like the Yakima LiteRider # Y02472. The three 2-inch hitches we offer for your 2019 Crosstrek and their shipping weights are as follows: Curt # C13382 (32-lbs) Draw-Tite # 76209 (37-lbs) EcoHitch # 306-X7365 (35-lbs) Despite only a small difference in weight the Draw-Tite hitch offers nearly...
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  • Ground Clearance Difference Between Class II and III Draw-Tite Hitches on a 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • We haven't installed either Draw-Tite # 76209 or # 36644 on a 2018 Subaru Impreza so I can't tell you the exact measurements on your car but I went out to our warehouse (safety toe covers and all) and compared the two hitches. The lowest point of both hitches is actually the outside "wings" and not the receiver tube. Both of them are the same at about 10-1/2 inches from the mounting locations. The measurement at the reveiver tubes are about 1/2 an inch difference with the Class II,...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Impreza
  • If you have the 5-door wagon 2018 Subaru Impreza you would want the part # 76209. If you have the Sedan instead you would want the part # 24960. For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118629 for the Sedan or part # 118744 for the wagon.
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  • Do Curt and Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have Same Ground Clearance
  • Both the hitches you mentioned have the same ground clearance. The Draw Tite # 76209 and the Curt # C13382 both have 15 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Spoiler
  • I'm assuming the photo attached is your Crosstrek and because of the spoiler, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Carrier # HRF2. This is specifically made for vehicles like yours to avoid contact and damage to a spoiler. This is a very versatile and adjustable bike rack to meet your needs. I do recommend the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 as well as the Softride # SR18679 to secure your front wheel to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76209 is a fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It requires no modification of the frame. There is no drilling required for installation, and exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation. It has a receiver opening of 2" x 2". If you are towing a trailer and it has lights, the 4-way Flat Trailer Connector # 118467 is required. The plug-in location is behind the driver side trim panel. The etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches...
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  • Concealed Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your wife's 2018 Subaru Crosstrek my favorite 2 inch hitch is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 as it allows you to remove the hitch opening when not needed giving you a totally invisible hitch setup when not needed. Some people really don't like the look of trailer hitches so this is a great solution for that. I realize the price for this is much higher than other hitches so for a lower priced option the next best is the Draw Tite part # 76209 which is also a confirmed fit.
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  • Comparing the Install of Draw Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We have to recommend you install both hitches exactly like what the install instructions show. You have enlarge holes to install the Curt # C13382 or you have to lower the exhaust to install the Draw Tite part # 76209. So if it were me I'd go with the Draw Tite hitch install. Lowering the exhaust is actually easier than it sounds as basically you just pry a coupler rubber hangers off of a bracket. Enlarging holes permanently modifies the vehicle so that's not my favorite route. Also the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The 2018 Cresstrek models required a brand new hitch fit so a 2016 hitch would not carry over to it. The Draw Tite part # 76209 would be a great option confirmed as a fit. It has a 2 inch opening and is a Class III. For trailer wiring you'd need the part # 118467 which is also a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this and the hitch as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with...
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  • Recommendation to Convert 2 inch Hitch to 1-1/4 inch with Draw Tite Hitch # 76209
  • When adapting a 2 inch hitch like the part # 76209 to a 1-1/4 inch hitch there are adapters like the sleeve adapter # HT02 which will work great for nearly all applications. If it's a bike rack there might be a brand specific adapter for that rack that would give you a better fit.
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  • Compatibility of EcoHitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Lift Kit
  • On your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the lift kit will not impact the fit of your hitch. The EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7365 will be the best fit and will work very well with the Thule T2 Pro XT # TH9034XT. This is a great choice for your Crosstrek and will fit your mountain bikes well. I've attached a video of this rack on a Crosstrek to assist. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76209 will also work for your application and...
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  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Compatibility with Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack
  • For your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid, if you use the Draw-Tite # 76209 as your trailer hitch you will be able to use the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike # TS03G in gray or # TS03B in black. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on the hitch is 3 inches back from the bumper and the Kuat Transfer will be 7-1/2 inches when folded down or 5 inches from that point when folded up when not in use. This will give you clearance so they will absolutely be compatible and complimentary...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch and EcoHitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • There are two main differences between the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76209 and EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch # 306-X7365 that fits your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The biggest difference, as you can see by the accompanying photo of both of these hitches installed on an '18 Crosstrek, is that the Draw-Tite has a visible crossmember (the hitch tube) while the EcoHitch is totally hidden except for the actual receiver. This is important to many people because they want their car to look as clean...
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  • Installation of Curt Trailer Hitch C13382 on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw Tite # 76209 and Curt # C13382 are 2-inch Class III hitches both confirmed to fit your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. You are correct that the Draw-Tite includes four 7/16-inch carriage bolts while the Curt hitch includes 1/2-inch diameter bolts. I cannot recommend using anything other than the included hardware to mount either hitch. Doing so will void the hitch warranty. It may not be necessary to enlarge the access holes on your Crosstrek. If this step is needed to gain access to...
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  • Weight of Trailer Hitches that Fit 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt part # C13382 that you referenced weighs 32 lbs and is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The Draw Tite part # 76209 weighs 37 lbs. The EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 weighs 36 lbs. All of these hitches have 2 inch openings too. You should note that the weight of a trailer hitch does not need to be factored into the towing capacity of the vehicle. Reason being that essentially the hitch becomes a part of the vehicle frame.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Capacity for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76209 is rated as the strongest capacity for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. This hitch is rated for tongue weights up to 675 lbs and towing capacity of 4,500 lbs. This will be rated above your vehicle based on the manufacturer specs so you will want to stay within their limits for your vehicle, but you definitely will not be limited by this hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek for Using Hitch Cargo Carrier and Towing Utility Trailer
  • You are correct that both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches are made for your 2018 Crosstrek, but we always recommend going for the 2-inch size for their usually higher weight capacity and broader compatibility with accessories like cargo carriers and bike racks. There are simply more options for these items in the 2-inch size. I suggest the Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III hitch # 76209 because it offers the highest tongue weight rating of any hitch made for your car, 675-lbs, and because it...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 76209 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and would be a great option! For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118467.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Require Frame Modification or Drilling
  • To install the Draw Tite hitch part # 76209 that you referenced on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does not require any frame modification or drilling to install on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. This is especially nice when the vehicle is leased and modifications aren't allowed at all.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • For your 2018 Subaru Impreza Wagon, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver- 2" # 76209 for the price point, but if you want a cleaner look and better ground clearance from the hidden crossbar then you will want the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7350. Both of these options offer a 2 inch receiver for your ball mount or accessory. If you will be towing, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10035B which will allow you to adjust the ball height for...
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