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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 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 76227 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 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.


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
    • Uses existing hardware
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 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.



76227 Draw-Tite Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Max-Frame

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 76227

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (340 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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Perfect. I like that I can keep the the stock bumper bar in place. 527649



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Everything arrived quickly and although the package was beat up the trailer hitch was fine. Took about 2 1/2 hours to install without jack / lift. Reattaching the fascia was the most difficult part. Note that the push pins on the mud flaps (outback) are a different size than the fascia push pins. Couldn't find the video instruction for the outback, so I used that from the Ecohitch. Everything was identical except the the required fascia cutout. This is an incredible company! I have used them before and will continue to use them in the future. 544443



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The hitch seems well-built. Installation wasn't too bad. It would be helpful if the instruction video included more detail as to removing the rear fascia. Getting the rear fascia off without damaging it is much more difficult than the video implies. Also, there is no detail on the video as to removing the fascia portion over the bumper which I found to be the most difficult part. A 14mm deep socket is needed to remove the bumper bar. That information should be included in the directions and video (the directions only indicate a 14mm socket is needed. 524843



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

We received the trailer hitch we ordered even faster than promised and without any problems and with free shipping. Though it didn't come with any installation instructions these were readily available form the etrailer website. The trailer hitch fit our 2018 Subaru Outback just as the folks at etrailer said it would and went on without a problem. 517552


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Still working great and with the bike rack we bought to go in it we no longer have to struggle to get the bikes on the roof of our car.
Robert - 06/05/2019

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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

I have recently ordered, received and installed a trailer hitch and roof rack for my 2018 Subaru Outback. Shipping was in good time, order was correct and installation was easy. Great instructions and how-to videos online were very informative. Etrailer will be first on my list when I need something for my cars. 543163


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No problems at all with my hitch.
Lance - 07/19/2019

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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

Looks to be a quality product, it installed easy. I have not towed with it yet so only 4 stars. Worth the money for sure! 518596



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

kudos to Subaru and Draw-Tite for making this so simple. Looks and fits great. Like that the receiver is flush with the bumper - no shin damage while walking by the back of the car. One note the directions did not from my notice let you know to remove the back up sensors - not a big deal but as you pull off the cover/shroud you need to reach in and unplug the wire harness - towards the driver's side - very visible. If you were pulling too hard you might harm something but probably not such as to disable any functionality. 558392


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Thumbs up!
Eric - 08/26/2019

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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

So I received this hitch in just a few days after placing the order, I opened the box to look it over as heavier items like this commonly get dinged during shipping. I needed to repaint a couple small spots, 10 minute fix. I ordered this hitch for my daughters 2016 outback to keep the vehicle looking sharp as the only thing visible after installation is the receiver. I prepped my tools per the instructions, opened an installation video on my phone and took it step by step, it was surprisingly easy and every one was please with the results!! 553424


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Great!
Paul - 08/13/2019

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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

I received my Draw-Tite Hitch in a cardboard box with no damage which sometimes occurs with heavy parts. I was a little anxious about removing the bumper on my wife's new Subaru, but it went like clockwork. etrailer's instructions and ecohitch's video made it easy. It took me just under three hours from pulling my tools out to putting them away. I took it easy but I'm 72 so bouncing up and down to remove/install the lock pins slowed me down. Perfect Fit. I did use a powered jig saw to cut out clearance for the receiver. The bolt on hitch keeps the integrity of the crumple zone. 526147


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I only use it for a bike rack and a small cargo tray. I bought the two inch receiver so I could transfer the rack from Subaru to truck. After one year of use I’m happy. Works great and no rust.
Richard - 06/24/2019

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Absolutely a plug and play installation. Literally the hardest part was bringing myself to cutting the fascia. The guidance on YouTube for the other hitches was thoroughly enough to give me enough confidence to take on the project myself, instead of paying someone else $150.00 to do it for me. I did try to save the attachment on the fascia near the hitch mount, I am hoping this will give a more secure mount using all of the push pins. I wasn’t even close to feeling confident, but now a close friend want to do his, and I am certain the two of us can get his done in 45 minutes or less. 554966


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Doing just great! Would choose this hitch receiver and etrailer again.
Paul - 08/19/2019

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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

I purchased and installed the Draw-Tite Hitch on my 2018 Subaru Outback. The product was installed easily per the instructions. I had no issues with the installation. The product looks great on the car. The etrailer representatives I spoke with prior to purchasing were extremely helpful with making my decision on which hitch to purchase. I was surprised how knowledgeable they were in the products. They really made me feel confident in product. 523929


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The hitch is great. It looks good on the Subaru. I have no complaints. It has been doing its job ever since it was installed.
Jimmy F - 06/19/2019

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Hitch is awesome and looks great. Paula the sales operator provided me with amazing customer service. I had originally wanted to order from etrailer but a local installer talked me into ordering from them. After a week passed and found that hitch would not be in for another week, I cancelled that order and called etrailer. Paula was amazing walked me through then whole process and helped me get exactly what I needed. Hitch arrived 2 days later and I had it installed the next day. Paula saved the day 528649



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2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

I ordered my hitch and got it just 4 days later. I backed the car into the barn out of the sun at 9:45 and had the hitch installed and the car back on the road by 11:30 by myself. The hardest part was getting the clug clips out because of the dust and mud. Putting the bumper cover back on was time consuming, too, but I wanted to make sure everything fit correctly. I even located and replaced a missing plug to make sure all holes were filled. Installing the Tekonsha wiring harness went as per instructions, except I had to remove one cargo hook to allow the fender cover to lift enough to gain access to the vehicle harness. I ran the trailer plug under the interior padding and under the door gasket and will secure it to the hitch receiver with tie wraps. Looks good on my 2013 Outback 3.6R imited (don't mind the dust from the barn floor). 559454


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We dont tow often, but this hitch allows us the flexibility to tow a small trailer and UTV when we need to go outside the county. It is an excellent investment and does not hang out in the way.
Bob - 08/29/2019

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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

EASY install!!!! I mean WOW! It was truly a one person job and took a total of 2 hours... and that was with zero experience, just watching youtube videos for pointers. Hitch looks great and works VERY well with our 2016 Outback! Great buy! 520956


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Still looking and working like new. Buying another for our Subaru Forester.
Daric - 06/13/2019

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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I purchased the Draw-Tite Max Frame Hitch Receiver for my 2017 Subaru Outback. The people at Etrailer were great to deal with and helped me to make my choice in purchasing the correct hitch receiver for my Outback. I wanted a hitch that was like a custom fit and the Draw-Tite Max is the one. The instructions were easy to understand and it took about an hour to install. The service from Etrailer was great and they were always there to help me with my questions. I also purchased the Hopkins Plug in simple wiring harness which was very easy to install. 547834


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Looks great and works great . One great hitch.
Larry S - 07/30/2019

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I have to admit I was a little concerned about the instastallation, but it went as planned. I took my time and it went smoothly. Delivery was fast and price was great. Hitch is a perfect fit and looks factory installed. Buy the wiring harness. It’s a snap. 567855



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Great hitch and customer service is won derful. 644519



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After a year, I am still very happy with the hitch. It is not as visible as most hitches and I think the car looks better without all the metal showing. It has worked well for towing and used to support a bike rack. I am very satisfied with the product and would recommend it to anyone. 650874



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Installation on a 2015 Outback took a couple more hours than the 45 min listed for pros in the manual, but that's on me since I wanted to work slowly and ensure I didn't damage any clips or fittings. I've installed a hitch on another Subaru prior and have also done considerable DIY mechanic work, and this was easily the cleanest install with zero hiccups that I've encountered - the only squirmy part for those averse to permanent alterations is the fascia cut, which done nicely and slowly (I used a Dremel) will look OEM. The hitch mounts directly to the chassis studs on which the bumper rests and is secured by 8 nuts, so it's a simple mount that doesn't require fishing anything through holes with a coil, or grinding, etc. It does, however, require a torque wrench to ensure that nuts are securely and evenly torqued to the chassis after completion. NOTE: 1. There are two installation manual versions - the b&w printout supplied with the kit, and the downloadable color PDF, which is much more highly detailed. I'd advise the installer to access it from a smartphone on the etrailer site while working, as it is more helpful than the printout. 2. There are TWO different sizes of bumper fascia clips you will remove in this process if you have mudflaps attached to the bumper fascia - I don't think the manual noted this. One is smaller and has a sorta leather grain texture on the clip head - one is smooth and larger. The smaller clips are for the mudflaps - the larger for the rear bumper mounts. Keep all clips, screws, and nuts with the respective components during disassembly to avoid future confusion. 529197



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Relatively simple install on my '15 Outback for a 2" mount 4-place bike rack I already had. Love that it mounts in OE position, but with a 2" receiver the OE doesn't offer, has no bar showing below or reducing ground clearance, requires no drilling/cutting as some others do, and was $100 less expensive than that other hitch. A little tough getting the fascia clipped back on because to the bumper bar and foam being moved back a bit because of the thickness of the mounting flanges, but manageable. As an afterthought, I could have used a Surform rasp to trim a bit off the face of the foam to gain a little extra clearance, but all is well. Very happy with product and quick delivery. Would have been a single day had the UPS truck not broken down. Also was boxed where some vendors ship these items bare, with resulting scrapes and bends. Great service and product from etrailer and Draw-Tite! 529898



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

E-Trailer has been great! Ashley was really helpful as well as John's answers to my questions. So much information is available through videos and reviews. I purchased the Draw-Tite hitch 76227 for my 2018 Subaru Outback Touring and the 118467 T-one Wiring Harness. The video made installation very simple. Some notes: I was able to cut around the center pin on the bumper cover to keep the fastener. The center of the cover is 2" from the center of the pin hole as the instructions say, not half way between the tailpipe cutouts. I should have paid more attention when reattaching the bumper cover as I slid it over the lower metal brackets the first time. Never force anything! Back up sensor plug just requires a squeeze on one end to release. It helped to back up on my ramps and have a helper to hold the bumper while removing and cutting the hole. I just used a mat knife and scored it numerous times. I cut my hole 3.75"w x 4.5"h. Could have given the height just about ?" more but fit was tight. Actually could be a little narrower but fit looks great. By using the Draw-Tite hitch, I could reinstall the foam cover on the bumper rail with no issues. Hardest part was seeing the markings on my torque wrench. I probably would not have attempted this without the videos. Mostly I want to hear warnings of what to watch out for as I'm doing the installation. The backup sensor plug was a trick since I had to use my magnifying glasses to see the clip or I might have broken it. I sprayed the bumper with Amsoil Metal Protector before installing as suggested. Fit and alignment was perfect, no adjusting needed. The Draw-Tite hitch weighs less than the Eco-Hitch which helps keep overall weight down when not towing and the foam piece fit since the mounting plates are a little thinner. The cut out is smaller too with the DT. As for the wiring harness, the 2018 Plug is right where the video says it is, just hard to reach and a pain to set free. Don't give up. I couldn't figure out how to remove the tie down loop or it would have helped. Finally got it. I just routed the harness into the spare wheel area. No tape included. End result looks great! 525858



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Installation instructions make it seem that its alot harder than what it actually is. Super simple even with only one person doing it! Some of my bumper clips were a little hard to get undone but even with that everything went super fast! 541057



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

Product arrived amazingly fast. Took it to a body shop to get it installed, they were at first skeptical that I ordered online but then very happy to see what great product it was. Very happy, thank you! 539679



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

E-Trailer has been great! Fast delivery. So much information is available through videos and reviews. I purchased the Draw-Tite hitch 76227 for my 2018 Subaru Outback Touring. The video made installation very simple. I was able to cut around the center pin on the bumper cover to keep the fastener. Back up sensor plug just requires a squeeze on one end to release. It helped to have a helper to hold the bumper while removing and cutting the hole. I just used a mat knife and scored it numerous times. I cut my hole 3.75"w x 4.5"h fit looks great. By using the Draw-Tite hitch, I could reinstall the foam cover on the bumper rail with no issues. I probably would not have attempted this without the videos. 539221



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

The first hitch sent to me had a manufacturing defect that made it impossible to install (the bracket on one side was not welded straight). Etrailer customer support tried to help me work through some options to see if I could get it installed, but ultimately shipped me a new one. I want to be clear that this was not the fault of etrailer. This completely appeared to be a defective product from Draw-Tite. Unfortunately, I had to get my bumper off completely before the defect became apparent. The second hitch installed quite easily. It took me about an hour and would have taken less time if I hadn't dropped the 14mm socket INSIDE the bumper. Took a little ingenuity to get it out. I was also a bit to conservative trimming the fascia and had to trim a little more off several times after trying to reinstall the fascia (trim a little, try to install, trim a little more, try and install again). Including these two items, the most difficult part was getting the mud flaps (I think that is what Subaru calls them) reinstalled. Those things were a pain. One bit of advice I have for other DIY installers, though the instructions don't specify it, I highly recommend that the 14mm socket you use be a deep socket. A standard socket is not quite deep enough to gain purchase on the bumper bolts when taking the bumper off. First time around, I had to use a crescent wrench to get things started. Before the replacement hitch came in, I purchased a deep socket and it made things much easier the second time around. I greatly appreciate Brittany at etrailer helping me through the issue of the defective product and the speed at which the replacement got to me. The only thing I would recommend etrailer change is the difficulty rating. It is really quite simple to install this hitch. I have relatives that purchased one of the hitches that require drilling into the frame for their 2017 Outback. They purchased from a local retailer who also installed professionally. The installer remarked to them that it was one of the most difficult hitches he had had to install. By comparison, I expect this one is much much easier. 563143


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    There are two trailer hitches that fit your 2019 Subaru Outback wagon and are completely hidden with no part of the crosstube visible: the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76227 and the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7601. Of the two I recommend the Draw-Tite because of its 600 lb tongue weight capacity, which is superior to the 525 lb capacity of the EcoHitch, and because of Draw-Tite's long-standing reputation for making high-quality trailer hitches. The Draw-Tite # 76227 is a Class...
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    In regards to a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, you have two options which are ones that mount behind the bumper like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76227 and ones that mount under the bumper like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673. The options that mount behind the bumper are going to take more time to install but they also provide a nicer look because most of the hitch is hidden. The weight capacities between these two models are the same. I...
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  • Will Tow Ready J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Lock Work w/Trailer Hitch 76227 on a 2015 Subaru Outback
    Yes, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76227 for your 2015 Subaru Outback is compatible with the J-Pin lock # 63201. I have linked a video review of this lock for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For towing a pop up trailer with your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon the best hitch option is the Draw Tite Class III # 76227 as it's a 2 inch hitch with plenty of towing capacity and because it has a hidden crosstube which allows it to be less visible and better ground clearance. I attached a picture of what it looks like installed as well as an install video for you to check out. For trailer wiring the Curt kit part # C56040 is what I recommend as it has the highest amperage rating which...
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  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    You can install a 7-way connector on your 2019 Subaru Outback since you plan on towing with the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76227, and to do so you'll need to start with a 4-way connector, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467. This will simply plug into connection points in your Outback's cargo area so no type of splicing is needed. I have added a link to the instruction manual and an install video on a '19 Outback for you. The next thing you'll need to add is the Universal Installation Kit...
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  • 2 inch Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon for Carrying Bike Rack
    The hitch I recommend for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon is the Draw Tite part # 76227 because it has a 2 inch opening like you want, a concealed cross tube which makes it less visible, and has a much better price than the most similar option from EcoHitch. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. For a bike rack I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs...
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  • What Trailer Hitch Offers the Most Ground Clearance for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    It looks like Subaru only offers a class I, 1-1/4" trailer hitch for a 2011 Subaru Outback. Therefore, if you need a class III, 2" trailer hitch for your 2011 Subaru Outback you will have to use an aftermarket trailer hitch. The issue with an aftermarket trailer hitch is as you mentioned, the receiver tube opening sits below the rear bumper and not inside the cutout you have. Therefore, your only option would be to keep the factory class I hitch that installs inside the opening or install...
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  • Difference in Mounting Plate Thickness Between Draw-Tite and EcoHitch Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch # 76227 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. I went out to our warehouse with a digital caliper to take a look at both this hitch and the EcoHitch # 306-X7266, which is also confirmed to fit your vehicle. I measured a thickness on the frame brackets of exactly 0.26 inches for both hitch models. I am not sure what might have caused the issue that your local installer mentioned regarding the EcoHitch...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For your 2015 Subaru Outback with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver- 2" # 76227 I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118467. This wiring harness will install to your factory wiring harness behind the driver's side trim panel in your cargo area or in the spare tire compartment. I've attached a video to further assist. If you will be towing, I recommend the B&W Tow & Stow 2-Ball Mount # BWTS10035B. This will give you...
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  • Torque Spec for Nuts On Draw-Tite Hitch for 2010-2019 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76227 which is a fit for a 2010-2019 Subaru Outback will install via eight total 10mm nuts which are actually reused as they are the factory fasteners for the bumper beam. The most up to date torque specs for these nuts can be found in the online version of the instruction manual which is attached to the product page. There are no 14mm bolts but rather a 14mm socket used for the 10mm nuts which I think is where the confusion lies.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon to Carry E-bikes
    I recommend the Draw-Tite 2 inch hitch for the 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon part # 76227. The Draw-Tite hitch is a no drill installation compared to some of the other hitch options on your vehicle that require drilling holes in the frame. It's also a concealed cross tube design so the only portion of the hitch that is visible on the back of the Subaru is the 2 inch receiver. Since the Subaru sits lower to the ground the Draw-Tite hitch gives you about 13-1/2 inches of clearance between the...
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