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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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  • Curt
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 350 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Lowest price Legacy trailer hitch guarantee and expert service. Subaru Legacy, 1995 trailer hitch by Curt are available from For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12270, or order online at

1995 Subaru Legacy - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Subaru Legacy trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Subaru Legacy
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. 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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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon - Curt

Today in our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon, we will be installing the current hitch, part number C12270. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we will go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you to choose some accessories for your hitch; such as ball mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin whole to outer most edge of the bumper, is approximately 5-3/4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 14-3/4". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we're going to need to go ahead and lower this carbon canister down here on the passenger side.

To do this there are three nuts that will need to be removed to get the main body of the carbon canister out of the way; two at the rear of the vehicle and one in the center, on the front of the canister. With this lowered out of the way, we will need to remove two more bolts that hold the bracket to the frame of the vehicle. Now with the carbon canister lowered down out of the way, we will need to go ahead and lower the rear most exhaust hanger, so we can slide the exhaust over to give us a little extra room. To do this we use some spray lubricant, and in this case we went ahead and used a large pry bar. Or a large flat head screwdriver will work as well. Now with the rubber exhaust hanger removed, we'll go ahead and point out the locations that we will be mounting our hitch. We will be using both of the tow hooks, one on each side.

As well as we will need to remove to two rubber plugs where our carriage bolt and spacer block will be reversed fishwired up into them. Now for the two forward locations, one on each side, we use carriage bolt, a spacer block, and a flange nut. For the two rear locations, you will have a hex bolt, a spacer block that goes on either side of the tow hook, followed by a flange nut, as shown here. Now we will go ahead and reverse fishwire our hardware into position. To do this, youll slide the spacer block onto the fishwire, and then thread the carriage bolt onto that. You will push the carriage bolt up into the hole, followed by the spacer block, and then pull back down.

We will go ahead and repeat this process for both sides. Now we're ready to go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help us raise the hitch up into place. On the driver's side, you need to make sure that the hitch goes to the outside of the tow hook, while for the passenger side, you'll make sure the hitch goes on the inside of the tow hook. With the hitch raised up into place, we go ahead and place the hex flange nut on the two forward locations. Now that the hitch has been supported, we can go ahead and put the rear hardware for each location. The two small spacer blocks on either side of the tow hook, and the hex flange nut. Now for the driver's side, again take the hex bolt, go from the inside of the vehicle towards the outside, and on this side we will go through the hitch first, then the spacer block, then the tow hook, then another spacer block, and then the hex flange nut.

Now that we have all the hardware in place, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque it to the manufacturer's specification. Once that's done, we can go ahead and put our carbon canister back up into place by putting the two bolts that hold the bracket up first, followed by the three nuts that hold actual canister in place. And finally we can go ahead put our exhaust hanger that we removed earlier back up as well. And with that, that will conclude the installation of the current hitch, part number C12270 on our 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12270

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (75 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Subaru Legacy trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Colin S08/29/2014

This is the second Curt hitch I have purchased from etrailer for my family's Subaru's and it is great quality. Price is unbeatable, and shipping and customer service is top notch. I installed it on my 2002 LL Bean Outback H6. There were a few small snags that I will detail here, but overall installation was quick and easy by myself. As was detailed in another review, you have to remove the charcoal canister mount bracket after you unbolt the canister itself. I slipped the two exhaust hangers off easily and both carriage bolts and plates slid in easily with the included fish wire, a brilliant idea by the way. The snags I ran in to were on the right side, the distance between the tie down point and the receiver was much greater that the thickness of the two included spacers, so I just sandwiched in about 5 or 6 1/2" stainless washers, in addition to the spacers, and I also used stainless fender washers that were ground down to fit the contour of the tie down, behind the nuts because the tie down holes were large enough for the nut to drop in to. Do yourself a favor and buy around 8 1/2" washers before you begin and your install will go a lot smoother. It may be that the H6 model is different, but I think the slop in tolerances probably has more to do with the year range that this hitch covers. I can't wait to start towing with my new car! 149172

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by: Art C.10/26/2012

Installed on my 01 Outback in order to use a rear bike rack. Received expedited shipping at no cost. Etrailer had the best price for this which includes everything you need for installation (fishwire) and a drawbar/pin for towing. Tips for installation: 1. Jack the car and place on jack stands. Put on eye protection. 2. Remove carbon canister AND bracket in the right rear corner (looking from the back of the car). You need to remove 3 nuts and 2 bolts using 13 mm and 12 mm sockets. The actual canister and bracket can be left to hang. 3. Fishwire the bolt and spacer into the LARGE hole closest to the tow hooks. 4. Install hitch with BOTH vertical surfaces which bolt on to the tow hooks to the LEFT of them. 5. Thread the nuts to the carriage bolt first, lightly and then thread the nuts to he tow hooks/holes maximally first (don't forget to use a spacer on either side of tow hook). You need a 3/4 socket and use correct torque wrench setting. 6. Torque the carriage bolt nuts down next. 7. Reinstall bracket and canister and unjack. You are done. 58173

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by: Brandon08/29/2011

I was pretty confident in my ability to install my new hitch even before I started shopping. Once I found and checked out the install videos my confidence was certainly increased. The hitch and wiring harness were packed well, very securely, and delivered on time. In fact, after placing my order I was emailed to say that it was able to be expedited so it would arrive on Friday rather than Monday. Score 1 for Set out Saturday morning to install and literally EVERYTHING went exactly as the video and instructions said they would and I managed to get it done in just under 45 minutes with very basic hand tools. I would definitely do business with again and have already made many recommendations. Thanks!! 23021

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by: Andy R09/29/2012

Great product - easy to install (helps to have two people and an impact wrench) - only took us half an hour or so. In retrospect, we did not see why there was a need to lower the exhaust to do this install - we did it, but it seemed to serve no purpose. The drawbar - I probably won't ever use the one supplied - the 3/4" rise is not nearly enough for most attachments - I put a 3" riser on it and it matches up much better with my log splitter, trailer, etc. Also, given that the mounting (on an Outback) is so far in, you may find that safety chains on your attachments need to be extended to reach the holes on the receiver. 56135


The hitch is still on my 2004 Subaru Outback and I have had no issues with it.Am pulling a 900 lb trailer mostly to haul firewood.I would still recommend including a drawbar with a 3 rise instead of the 34 that you now include with the hitch, as the Outback ground clearance is not high enough to make the 3/4 rise useful.

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by: mrbrefast07/12/2015

My experience with etrailer: this website is very easy to use; the folks who emailed me about tracking updates and asking if I had any questions were super friendly. The shipping speed and packaging were excellent; the price was very competitive. My experience with this Curt Hitch: the quality of materials was high, this is a sleek and heavy duty design which will make for easy light-duty towing with my 2001 Subaru Outback wagon. THAT SAID: the hitch was not wide enough to actually reach both of the tow hook points. The included bolt was too short, and the hitch came with insufficient spacers to fill the gap. I was able to get a longer bolt and also several hardened washers as additional spacers, which should be fine to use (as the hitch is bolted down with 110 ft-lbs of torque at 3 other places on the frame, as well), but it was disappointing that the otherwise well-designed hitch wasn't an exact fit for the car. 211144

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by: Bill M.11/11/2015

This is the second hitch I have purchased through etrailer and both were excellent. It arrived within a week of ordering. Big O Tires was able to install it and the wiring kit in under an hour thanks to the videos on etrailer's site. I priced hitches locally and they couldn't touch etrailer's prices. A great experience. I'd send a picture of my Subaru Outback but it looks exactly like the sample picture on the web site. 231821



Bill M - 11/10/2016


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by: Erik H09/21/2012

My hitch and accessories arrived much faster than was originally quoted! Amazing service! The hitch fit was ok ( I have a 99 Outback Limited ), as I had to use some spacers to make it line up correctly. It lined up in the frame/ carriage bolt area just fine, but the area where it hangs down it was a little off and I had to use some elbow grease to make the bolts go through. Haven't hauled anything with it yet, but it looks great and I installed it by myself in a little over an hour. Overall great looking hitch ( looks stock ) and great customer service from etrailer!!! 55409

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by: William M.09/27/2017

I consider this one of my best purchases. The assembly of the hitch to the vehicle '97 Subaru' was performed in just under 1 hour by my self and my almost 6 year old Theo who loves to turn a wrench. One of the best parts was the assembly platform etrailer included in the purchase, the extra heavy cardboard box! When carefully opened it covers the total work area for a father and son to build memories, thank you. We will be using this with our hitch-n-haul platform for much camping this next year and have every confidence that it will preform beyond our need and satisfaction, again thank you for a quality product, timely delivery and yet another opportunity to build a memory with my son. 437061

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by: G-Man, 2002 Outback11/07/2015

Did not need to lower the exhaust as was described in the directions. Did, however, need to lower the gas canister. This was not described in the directions. The directions for the wiring said to look on the left side of the trunk/hatch. After 30 minutes of not finding anything remotely like the needed connector, I went to the right side and found it within 1 minute. The hitch and wiring seem to be good quality and a good value. The directions were frustrating. Overall, the quality of the product outweighed the poor quality of instructions. I would definitely purchase another trailer hitch kit from etrailer. 231595

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by: Gilbert Roberts08/02/2017

An excellent hitch, stronger than hell! and excellently painted. There were minor deviations in the dimensions but who could expect an add-on to exactly fit a 26 year old car? I particularly liked the very clever fishing device to insert the bolts into the box sections of the frame. I think I would raise the difficulty level a bit as I had to use some considerable force using a jack to get the unit to match up to the manufacturer's shipping tie-down loops on the car. I suspect that is not an important dimension in making a car. Overall amazing just to be able to get a hitch that fits so well and great price. 413903

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by: Karl M03/25/2016

Product arrived in a timely manner- I chose not to do the install myself because the car was going up on the lift anyway for other work. Mechanic noted no issues during install. I was warned that there might be interference with the muffler on my 2003 Outback wagon, and there was- in sharp right turns, the muffler would swing in its mounts and hit the hitch, and make a racket. Took it to the muffler shop, they put it on the lift and "adjusted" the muffler body with a heavy mallet, no problem since. Looks good, works good, pulls a small trailer well. Would buy again, but be aware of the muffler issue. 241666

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by: richard M06/14/2011

my package arrived very quickly and in good condition. and i must say i was surprised at the quality evident in its construction and the paint job on it. looks baked on and not simply a spray paint job. the metal is very well welded and of ample thickness. i do not forsee any problems with it. and on my Subaru Outback I had been looking for a trailer hitch for quite a while and was always told that there were none made for it. I lucked on your site on the net during a search. glad i did. thank you for a beautiful product for a limited size market like the outback. 16979

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by: Doug G04/13/2015

As with other etrailer purchases, great value and the video explaining your item and how to install it makes it easy to decide to buy here! Great customer service too! 184972

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by: Chad K.08/17/2012

Curt's fault, but the hitch was about 3/8" too narrow. Had to break out a sledgehammer and put spacers in different places to mount the hitch. Once I got it on there though, I am completely satisfied with it. It is getting the job done, but I would have concerns about putting the rated load on there. (2000/200 on the '93 Subaru Legacy) 52024

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by: Corey B02/08/2011

Bought a Curt hitch for my Subaru Outback. It fit well without any drilling, Just had to trim the rear bumper a bit. No big deal really. The 1-1/4" to 2" adapter I bought is also a Curt. There seems to be a little slop but that in no way reflects the great customer service I received in separate orders with etrailer. Quick shipping on both orders and price matching on my latest. Great service was what brought me back when I recently replaced my vehicle and needed a new hitch setup. 6842

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by: Brook F08/03/2011

Hitch is of good quality and instructions are pretty easy to follow. The problem was the hitch was delivered bent, it is really beefy so I have no idea if it was sent that way or UPS managed to bend or drop it during shipment. It took me, a friend, a lift, and lots of prying and cussing to get it to line up enough to get the bolts to line up. I would have given up if I was trying to install this without the help of the lift. 21052

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by: Glenn L.06/10/2013

This Curt Trailer Hitch is the best we have had; easy to install even though we had it done by our terrific mechanic - took him less than 30 minutes. He was happy with the instructions and how smoothly everything we bought from fit together so beautifully; and it looks GOOD! Thanks so much for everything. We will recommend and Curt hitches and accessories to all our friends and anyone who asks. 83961

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by: Bryan04/30/2013

Great product! Super-easy to install with just a little reading in the comments. I used ramps instead of jack stands (with carefully blocked front wheels) but about 45 minutes later I had a trailer hitch (on my '02 Outback H4) and two hours after that I was towing my first trailer. It needed a TINY bit of tightening after the first 100 miles with the trailer but the ensuing several hundred have left it firmly attached. 78510

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by: Leon G.06/08/2012

Very well made and heavy duty. It literally took less than 30 minutes to install (with hand tools). Very happy, would highly recommend. Customer Service and communication was also outstanding. Received updated emails regarding status of order. Quaity and service was nothing less than excellent. No fuss, no muss - from ordering, receiving and installation. We will submit pictures of it in use soon. 43276

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by: geogj09/09/2015

I have a trailer hitch for my Subaru. Well, got my hitch in a timely fashion and it was in good shape. (the box on the other hand looked beat, but this doesn't matter) I chose eTrailer because I was looking to deal with someone in the states, and they had real life pictures about installation; pictures were a deal maker. Now I can tow a trailer and haul stuff without buying a pickup. Win-win. 224626

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by: Dan W07/25/2012

I installed this hitch on a 13 year old outback wagon. I'm not a great direction follower and it was a pretty straight forward process, but taking a few minutes and reading the simple directions was very helpful! You just need a couple of 3/4 wrenches or sockets plus a torque wrench and it is a job anyone could do. I'm pleased with the quality of the hitch and will buy from etrailer again! 49266

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by: Leon06/01/2016

The box arrived broken on one side. When I removed the hitch from the box, I realized what had happened. The box was most likely dropped, one of the arms of the trailer hitch was bent and the paint in that area was gone. I had to put the hitch in a vise to try to unbend it. As for the electrical harness, the instructions that came with it for the installation were wrong. 255243

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by: fred forster08/17/2016

The trailer hitch works well. Instructions with pictures and all were clear, also video; It took me quite a while and I had to borrow a metric wrench from my neighbor ( for my 2002 Subaru Outback), but it worker out well and I use it often for my trailer, from hauling building materials, to hauling brush to the county collection yard. Thanks for a good product. 284912

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by: Derek g07/11/2016

I ordered my Curt tow hitch to put on my 2002 Subaru Outback to tow a small sailboat. The installation was pretty straight forward thanks to the video on the product page. All I needed was what I had in my socket set and took no more than an hour. I haven't towed anything yet, so I guess I still have to see how it goes, but it seems super sturdy and efficient. 270741

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by: Weston09/02/2014

I got the Curt hitch installed on my 1996 Subaru Legacy L, and everything looks good. Here's the photo you requested (Attached). Thanks! 149504

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by: JJ05/05/2017

Admittedly I didn't install this myself, but the mechanic who did it for me put it on in under an hour and said it was the perfect fit. I easily found a hitch/ball to pull my trail and I'm very satisfied with how well it works with my '04 Subaru Outback. Great customer service and followup emails with offer to help in any way they can. 376578

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by: A2Z Transmission05/03/2016

This Trailer hitch is the easiest to install !!!! and has been great! Quick and easy usage! This Curt Hitch from E has made all the jobs we use it for much safer and faster than any other brands that we have used!!!!! We will use E for all of our Hitch needs! The customer support is the best in the industry!! 248249


The High quality of the product is showing through its durability!! We take boats for testing to the lake this hitch HAS NOT RUSTED YET!! Incredibly well engineered paint products!!!

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by: shreddnpow02/25/2014

As far as Erailer's service goes it was wonderful! Super fast delivery and upgraded shipping:) not to mention the lowest price on the interwebs.The hitch is nice. Good welds and paint. The fit was a little off and needed spacer on the passenger side. Not Etrailers fault though:) all in all, very happy! 117729

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by: Doug H10/04/2017

Heavy duty, could have had 1 more square spacer but very satisfied. Installed quickly and easily. 439352

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by: Jason03/09/2013

The hitch was great, and the install was relatively straight forward. The product could have been packaged better. There was quite a bit of extra room in the box, and the hitch arrived bent. Luckily we had a LARGE bumper jack to straighten it out. 5/5 for the product. 2/5 for the packaging. 69819

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by: Fred B.10/07/2014

I have not installed a hitch before, but I am quite handy. It involved using sing to lift the hitch in place, cutting slits in the plastic bumper, a bit of tugging/lifting, and ~ 2 hours to complete the install. The hitch itself appears to well-secured and strong. 154884

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by: Bob07/10/2014

Did not think it would be as easy as was. Your info said it would take 30 minutes for a professional and 60 for anyone else. I was done in 20 minutes. The hardest part was getting the rusty bolts off of a bracket that had to be removed. Highly recommend ! 140736

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by: Al A.08/17/2017

Very easy ordering process , next day after ordering received email with tracking number. Ordered on Saturday , received trailer hitch 4 days later. Great job , excellent prices , free shipping. These people do know how to deliver on there promise !!!! 421664

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by: Doug R.03/21/2011

Great price, easy install and fast serv ice. 9964

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by: Robert A06/05/2016

I bought my trailer hitch one year ago for my vehicle. It has been a god send. The service was amazing and product came less than two days later. It was a simple installation and a perfect fit. Thank you e-trailer, Sincerely, Robert A. 257757

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by: Louie T.08/10/2012

Easy to install, once you know which holes to use! Be sure to get that right the FIRST time! Customer service via telephone was spot on with their advice and assistance. Have not towed anything with it yet... 51305

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by: steve sadler09/16/2013

Great people , VERY fast delivery !! Well made hitch, PERFECT fit 1 hour instalation time , no damage all parts there nothing missing instructions very clear .....I am very happy.......... 100062

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by: Chuck P.09/22/2011

Shipped fast. Quality product. Easy installation. Took me a little longer than the estimated install time, dealing with the evap canister mount on my subaru, but went together as designed. 24366

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by: Jordan08/23/2017

Product came in a timely fashion. Directions were straight forward. If you are mechanically inclined being able to install should not take much time at all. Satisfied customer indeed. 424089

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by: Charles A08/01/2012

Great product, this is the second Curt hitch that I have purchased. The first from this supplier. I ordered on Thursday evening and had the hitch by Monday noon. I live in Central PA. 50206

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by: Konstantin05/12/2016

I bought second hitch for my car because first one was bent and destroyed when I was rear-ended, but hitch's extra strength prevented more extensive damage to my car. 249953

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by: Roger02/12/2013

Produce was as described and installation was very smooth. The instructions were complete and accurate. Thank you for your prompt service. Roger 65977

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by: Ken W.08/11/2015

Well made, easy install, fast shipping, great followup. This is my second one, on another Subaru. Not a better value on the market. Thanks again! 218549

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by: Milton S08/02/2017

Great looking hitch! Went to install last night and could not find any mounting hardware in package. Guess I have to purchase it on my own? 413894


Thanks for the review Milton. Installation hardware should have been included with your hitch. I have noted your order and one of our customer service representatives should be in contact with you soon.

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by: Jina Morris03/28/2011

The hitch works great. Can't wait for warmer weather so I can haul my bike to the bike trails! My husband even installed it for me at home. 10506

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by: matt07/08/2013

very happy with the product and service. I would recomend it and shipping was very fast and follow up was supurb. 88259

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by: KenW04/27/2013

The tow bar I ordered fit perfectly, installed in minutes! Great product, free delivery charge, what more could I ask? 78092

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by: Ian P11/08/2016

Product arrived promptly in good shape. The tow package went on with no problems. I would highly recommend etrailer. 315030

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by: Devin L.05/01/2017

Perfect fit for my 1998 Subaru Outback. I put it on in about 45 minutes. Bolts right on and is inconspicuous. 374995

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by: Chip Cotton10/19/2014

Great product. Very clear instructional video (the paper instructions were not as good). Fits like a glove! 156786

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  • Since the CURT Trailer Hitch # C12270 will sit below the rear bumper of your 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon it will reduce the ground clearance on your vehicle. However, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36284 will give you a little more ground clearance as the area that goes around the exhaust tip will go above the tip on the Draw-Tite hitch. Whereas, it goes below the tip on the CURT hitch. Check out the picture I attached that shows both of these hitches installed on a similar vehicle as...
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  • How to Change my Thule T2 Bike Rack from a 2-Inch to a 1/1/4 Inch Receiver for my 1998 Subaru Legacy
  • Since there isn't any 2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are a fit for your 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, you could use the shank and backbone assembly # 753-3709. This will replace your current 2-inch backbone assembly with the 1-1/4 inch version. Another option, If you prefer to keep your T2 bike rack with the original 2 inch backbone assembly, is to add a hitch adapter such as # HTAD. Although there are adapters available, we typically don't recommend them because they reduce the TW...
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  • 2004 Subaru Legacy Outback Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver Opening
  • There is no Class III receiver hitch available for the 2004 Subaru Legacy. We do have an adapter that will fit the class II 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch, # 80303 that would allow you to use a 2 inch accessory in your class II receiver. When using an adapter, you must take into account that your tongue weight will be reduced by 50 percent so the weight of your bikes and rack could not exceed 100 or 125 pounds, depending on which hitch you purchase. I have linked below to the hitches we...
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  • Dimensional Drawing of the Curt Hitch part # C12270
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he sent me a complete dimensional drawing for the Curt Hitch part # C12270 that I attached for you to review.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 1999 Subaru Outback
  • For your 1999 Subaru Outback Wagon you would want the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12270. I checked with Curt and this is the only hitch we offer that would be confirmed to fit your vehicle. For a ball mount you would want part # C45519, for a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball part # C40001, 2 inch hitch ball # C40018.
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  • Mounting Hole to Receiver Face on Curt Trailer Hitch # C12270 for a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I do have a way that you can determine the clearance with Curt trailer hitch # C12270 installed. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. Find the mounting point on the vehicle for the forward most attachment point (towards the front of the vehicle). Measure from this mounting hole straight back towards the rear of the vehicle 18-1/4 inches. This is where the face of the receiver will be. If you measure from that point to the distance required to clear the rear bumper,...
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  • Can I Slide a Bike Rack Hitch Shank Over the Outside of a Hitch's Receiver
  • Curt Trailer Hitch # C12270 is a Class II hitch and has a 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and fits bike rack's with a 1-1/4 inch shank. We cannot recommend that you slide a bike rack's shank over the outside of a hitch's receiver. However we offer adapters so you can use the 2 inch bike rack with the 1 1/4 inch receiver hitch. I recommend part # 80303. This adapter fits Class II hitches. Please note, using this adapter will reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. If...
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  • How to Determine if the Curt Hitch for 1997 Subaru Outback Will have enough Clearance for Bike Rack
  • I do have a way that you can determine the clearance with Curt trailer hitch # C12270 installed. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. Find the mounting point on the vehicle for the forward most attachment point (towards the front of the vehicle). Measure from this mounting hole straight back towards the rear of the vehicle 18-1/4 inches. This is where the face of the receiver will be. If you measure from that point to the distance required to clear the rear bumper,...
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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 1993 Subaru Legacy
  • You will at the very least need a 1/2 inch wrench and a torque wrench that is good for 110 foot pounds. It is important to get the bolts to the proper torque rating. If they are too loose you could lose the hitch. Too tight and you could damage the hitch or your 1993 Subaru Legacy. Most auto parts stores can loan out any tools you might need. You should not have to have the car on a lift to install it. lying on the ground would likely be fine. Some people who want more space would...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness and Hitch Installation Hardware for 1996 Subaru Legacy
  • We can help you with both a wiring harness and hitch installation hardware for your 1996 Subaru Legacy. If your Legacy is the Outback Wagon you can use TowReady wiring harness # 118461 which is a custom-fit harness that simply plugs in to your tail lights. If you do not have the Outback wagon then instead you will use universal-fit harness kit # 119179KIT. Installation videos for both are linked for your reference. The trailer hitch you referenced, Curt # C12270, is a 1-1/4-inch Class...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12270
  • We have exactly what you need. For a replacement hardware kit to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12270 on your 2001 Subaru Outback, you will just need part # RHK. Once on the product page, you will simply type hitch part number (C12270) into the box located under "Hitch Item Number", and the complete hardware kit will be assembled for you. I have also attached an installation video on a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon for you to check out.
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  • Available Trailer Hitch to Fit a 1999 Subaru Legacy
  • The Curt Class II 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch, # C12270, is the confirmed trailer hitch fit for a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback. The Curt hitch, # C12038, is only confirmed to fit 1998-2008 Subaru Forester models.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback
  • The only hitches available for your 2000 Subaru Impreza Outback are Class I hitches like the Curt Hitch part # C11318. The part # C12270 that you referenced will fit a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon, but not a Subaru Impreza Outback as they are two different cars. For trailer wiring you would want the # C59496, for a ball mount part # C45022, 1-7/8 inch ball # C40001, 2 inch ball # C40018, pin and clip # F-4.
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  • Hitch Recommendation to Carry 4 Road Bikes on a 2002 Subaru Outback Wagon L.L. Bean Edition
  • In order to transport 4 road bikes on a long distance trip with your 2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean Edition, I recommend installing the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C12270, and using the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack, # SR26248. The Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack, # SR26248, is one of my favorites because it is loaded with great features. This bike rack will allow you to access the rear cargo area of your Outback while the bikes are...
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  • Availability of a Class III Hitch That Fits Both 2000 and 2015 Subaru Outback
  • We do offer options in a Class II hitch for your 2000 Subaru Outback wagon (but no Class III), and in both Class II and Class III types for the 2015 model year Outback Wagon, but no one single hitch fits both vehicles. It is very rare for a single hitch product to fit two vehicles whose model years are well over 10 years apart. The links provided for you will show you the hitch options for each vehicle. We offer three options in a Class II for the 2000 as long as it is NOT the sport...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Legacy Wagon Brighton Model
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12270 that your referenced will fit your 1998 Brighton model Subaru Legacy wagon. Check out the installation instructions for this product that I attached. This hitch comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip, but to complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 119178KIT Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 Diameter # 19256 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter # 19258
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  • Does Using Additional Washers to Install a Hitch on a 2004 Subaru Outback Affect Capacity.
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he said that as long as you install enough washers for the attachment point to the tow hook so that the hitch sits solidly against it the capacity of the hitch won't be reduced at all. The issue would be the same for the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36284.
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