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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98847 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98847

  • etrailer
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • 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 etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


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


Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.


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etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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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Video Transcript for etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the etrailer Class 3 Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number E98847.So here's what our hitch looks like once we have it installed. The cross-tube is going to sit right below the bumper here and be visible. It is going to give us a 2" receiver tube opening. Since our hitch is a Class 3 it's going to have a really big variety of accessories that we could mount up all the way from a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier.Now the way we're going to mount all of those accessories, the hitch pin hole here on the side. It is going to accept a standard 5/8th pin and clip.

Now these are not included with the hitch, but you can pick them up here at etrailer.com along with some locking devices to keep your accessories secure. Notice a chain connection point, it's ggt be a plate style welded to the bottom. As you can see we're not going to have too much trouble getting most size hooks on or off.Now one thing I really like about the etrailer hitch opposed to a lot of the other ones is going to be the finish. This is going to have a matte black, carbide style finish on it opposed to the really high gloss finish that you see on most hitches. Not only is it going to help protect it from rust and corrosion but it's also going to hide dirt and scratches a lot better.Now as far as the weight capacity goes for our hitch it's going to have a 600 pound tongue weight, which is the maximum downward force at the receiver tube.

Along with a 4,000 gross trailer weight rating. That's the amount it can pull including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it. Now with all those numbers in mind you should always double check your Subaru's owners manual and never exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight.I'd like to give you a few measurements, and that's going to help you whenever you're looking at accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper it's right about 3-1/2". That measurements going to come in handy when you're looking at folding accessories to make sure you have enough room and that they're not going to come in contact with the rear bumper.

From the ground to the inside top edge of the receiver tube opening is going to be right about 16". That measurements going to help you out whenever you're looking for a ball mount to make sure you find the appropriate rise or drop to match up to your trailer.So now that we've seen what our hitch looks like and gone over some of the features let's show you how to get it installed.To begin our installation we're going to come to the back of our Subaru and we're going to need to lower down the exhaust. Before we do I'm going to put a strap up to support it so it doesn't cause any damage. So you want to find a solid connecting point somewhere on the frame and have that strap there to support it. To lower the exhaust we're going to have a hanger, we're going to have one at the back of the muffler towards the middle of our Subaru, and they'll be another one towards the front on the edge of the muffler here.Going to take a little bit spray lubricant, I'm going to spray it on the rubber isolator and the hanger.

That'll make it a little bit easier to slide that rubber isolator off so the exhaust can come down. Going to slide that off, and we'll repeat that for the other one as well. If the exhaust didn't come down far enough we can always move further forward on the vehicle right by the rear axle. We'll have another rubber isolator, so we can take a little bit more spray lubricant spray the hanger down and slide that isolator off as well.Now, right above the muffler we'll have our heat shield. We'll grab a 10 millimeter socket and pull out the four bolts holding it in place. Now on the bottom of the frame rail, right by where we just removed our heat shield, we'll have two plastic or rubber plugs. We want to pull those out. We'll get a flat headed screwdriver and just pop them out of the bottom of the frame. We're going to do that on both sides.The very rear hole, the one at the very back of the bumper, is going to be one of our attaching points for our hitch on each side. Then the hole towards the front of the vehicle, that's going to be our access point to get our hardware into the frame. However, you can see that our spacer block and our carriage bolt aren't going to fit. So we're going to need to enlarge this hole until we can get both pieces easily inside the frame. You can drill a single hole on either side making it a little bit easier to file it down. Or, you can take a step bit and enlarge the hole that way. Either way you do it you want to periodically check, because you only want to enlarge that hole big enough to get our spacer block and carriage bolt in place.Now it's not a good idea to leave exposed metal on your vehicle. So I'm going to come back with a little bit of spray paint and I'm going to spray everywhere that we drilled and has any exposed metal. You want to make sure you repeat this on the other side as well.To get our hardware in place we're going to take our fish wire. We'll take the coiled end, we're going to put it into the attachment point hole at the very back of the bumper. We're going to feed it into the frame until we can get the end of the coiled wire to come out the access hole. Once we have the coiled end sticking out we'll take our spacer block with the square hole in it, we'll feed that into the frame. Then we'll take one of our carriage bolts, we'll thread it onto the end of our wire. We'll push that back into the frame. Then we'll pull on our pull wire until we have our bolt dropping down through the frame. Now you want to go ahead and leave the pull wire attached and do the same thing on the other side.Now with an extra set of hands we're going to lift our hitch up. We're going to feed our pull wires through the top of the hitch to where it'll come down. We're going to lift it up till our hardware comes through. We're going to remove the pull wire, and you want to be careful not to yank these and damage the wire itself because we're going to be reusing them. But we'll remove one from each side. You want to get the flange nut just loosely installed so it'll hold the hitch up, we don't have to worry about it falling down.So with the hitch in position we can see that there's going to be another attachment point towards the front. This doesn't line up with anything, we're going to have to drill the hole into the frame and then use our access hole to get our hardware in place. So I'm going to take a 1/2" drill bit and I'm going to go through the hitch using it as a template and drill a hole into the frame. So I'm going to take my pull wire, go through my hitch and into the frame and going to have it start going back towards the access hole. Once we have it out we'll do the same process getting our hardware in place. Once we have our bolt through remove our pull wire and we can attach our flange nut. We'll go ahead and repeat this whole process on the other side as well.Now I'm going to come back with a 19 millimeter, or a 3/4" socket and snug up all my hardware.Our heat shield is going to require some trimming in order to get back in place. So if we look at our head shield we'll notice that it's going have that kind of cut out section right here. If we follow that seam up to where it meets this angled piece by our mounting location that entire area here is going to need to be trimmed out because our hitch is taking up that area. So you can use a pair of tin snips, or whatever you have available to cut this out. But we want to cut this out so we can get it re-installed. With this trimmed we can go ahead and test fit and make sure that it fits. If we need to we can always come back and trim a little more off.Now that we know that our heat shield fits we can start putting all the hardware back in place. Just keep in mind you are going to lose one attachment point from trimming. So we're only going to be putting three bolts back in to hold it in place.You want to double check your instructions so we can torque all of our hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. You want to make sure you repeat that for any remaining hardware you have. With everything torqued down we can lift our exhaust back up and put all those rubber isolators back in place.That'll finish up your look at the etrailer Class 3 Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number E98847, on our 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon.


Customer Reviews

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98847

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (289 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Nice hitch, good finish and welds. Ensure you have a 19mm socket with a 8" minimum extension to tighten the bolts to 110 #ft. If you install this by yourself as i did, rest one side on a jack stand or floor jack with a towel placed between the jack and hitch to protect it and allow it to slide on while lifting the other side into place. 680688



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2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

The hitch is well made, with heavy materials and good welding.Shipping was prompt. All of the required hardware was included.However, the hitch did not fit well onto my 2015 Subaru Outback.The "wings" were placed or angled inwards too much, and did not clear the spare tire well. Much of the under carriage anti-corrosion material was scraped from the sides of the tire well as I positioned the hitch into place.It barely fit. It seemed pointless to call or return the hitch since the under coating was already damaged by the initial test fit of the hitch, so I just lived with it and completed the installation.The poor fit may be due to a minor individual variation in manufacture, or the 2015 tire well is slightly larger than 2014, I'm not sure. 536429



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Easy install. Video made it painless. Will "5 Star" recommend. Was going to rent a Uhaul to help with a move but ramp too narrow for ridding mower. Needed a trailer and the Suberu dealer wanted almost $500 to install one. Less than 160 and I'm good-to-go. 536271



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2018 Subaru Outback Wagon

Great service and easy to install. I watched the video online, got all the required tools, and put this on my 2018 Subaru Outback in 2 hours (probably would've gone faster with a second person). This is my second trailer hitch I bought and installed from etrailer and I'm very happy. 703788



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

I ordered this for my wife's 2017 3.6 Outback. We have a 2-inch receiver bike rack so we needed an appropriate hitch. It shipped quickly and arrived undamaged. I didn't even put the car on a lift or jack it up. I pulled it nose in to our garage and used the gradual slope of the driveway to increase the access space under the vehicle. There were 5 exhaust hangars to pop off because of the dual mufflers. This was easy with lube and a pry bar. Following the advice of others, I purchased a 1 1/8" step down bit and a 1/2" titanium drill bit. The step-down bit was pricey [$$] but absolutely worth it. It took less than 10 seconds to enlarge the forward holes with the step-down bit. Time and lack of stress was worth [$$].The hitch was easy to mount with the first two bolts and fit perfectly around the spare tire portion of the body. The titanium drill bit made drilling the second set of holes quick and easy. Once all the holes were drilled, I sprayed the freshly drilled holes with flat black spray paint. Once dry, I added the second set of bolts and nuts. The two heat shields were easy to trim with a set of tin snips. The exhaust hangars went on easily with another shot of lube. The only thing I didn't have that I ended up needing was a 19mm deep socket. 18mm was the largest I had. Even with a trip to the auto parts store to buy the socket, I was done, start-to-finish, in less than 2 hours with no help. All of the decals peeled off easily with minimal residue. The hitch looks great and my wife is happy. Complete success for about [$$$] in materials. 536369



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Tracer

UPS said hitch was delivered to front door at 6pm on Thursday ... not there Called Et and got the UPS ship number .... and offer to help Called UPS .. very helpful .. they put a tracer on the package as well as calling the local UPS when it open later in the day to check on driver notes Friday ... 2pm ... UPS arrived with the package Great followup by both eT and UPS ... hitch still in the box 573967



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

When reinstalling the muffler heat shield, there is one hitch bolt that interferes with remounting the heat shield. All you need to do is mark and drill out the location of the one hitch bolt that's under the heat shield. Once hitch is installed and muffler is still hanging down, place the heat shield in its original location with the 2 small bolts under the muffler. Then in order to mark the hitch bolt location under the heat shield, take a hammer and tap on the heat shield to indent the hitch bolt location. Take the heat shield off and drill the hitch bolt location on the heat shield. Take the nut off that hitch bolt, reinstall the heat shield with the two small bolts behind the muffler and the nut on the hitch. I cut out the location of the bolt on the heat shield but I should have drilled it. Hitch was an easy install. I recommend having a step drill that's at least 1". Impressed with the hitch but was slightly disappointed that hitch was scratched up when opening the box. 688814



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Subaru

i installed your trailer hitch on my neighbors 2016 Subaru. To prepare, I watched the video provided. Overall, both the product and the instructions were very good. I felt one aspect of the instructions were a bit oversimplified. That had to do with enlarging the access holes so the flat straps and anchor bolts would fit through them. I tried the rotary file and a rotary stone. It was very slow going. I ended up using an air powered mini hack saw. Also, the instructions should tell the installer to make sure the bolt fits through the access hole before using the fish wire. I made the mistake of only checking the flat strap thinking if it would. It was a real challenge to fish the flat strap back out so I could enlarge the hole. The hitch itself is very well done. Looks great once on. 536365



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Third hitch purchased from etrailer this year and they all install with ease and fit perfectly. The prices cannot be beat and customer service is second to none! 574890



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

I decided to go with the etrailer branded class 3 hitch for my wife's 2019 Outback after getting etrailer's recommendation on which one would be best paired with my Thule T2 Pro XTB bike rack, which is a great rack, btw. Main reasoning was that the hitch sits back on the vehicle a little more and gives better clearance for the rack when folded up. This would apply to other kinds of hitch mounted accessories too. The hitch is not quite as hidden under the vehicle as some of the others but I was more concerned about using the bike rack as intended. Installation was not too bad, with the biggest challenge for me being the tight spaces around the muffler to drill the necessary holes even with the exhaust lowered as described in the video. I even considered removing the muffler for better access but was able to get it done without that. Main concern was damaging the exhaust system in the front if it was lowered too much. Using lubricant on the rubber exhaust hangers worked great for removing and putting them back on at the end. The tip for using a step drill bit worked great to enlarge the access holes the appropriate amount, as well. I was able to do the installation by myself with the help of a small rolling dolly on which to sit the hitch on while I bolted up the first set of bolts. It held the hitch up enough to work on one side at a time without having to support the entire weight of the hitch by myself. Having a helper would be better for sure. The 6 out of 10 installation difficulty scale seems about right to me. The hitch itself seems to be good quality, nice welds, matte finish looks great on the vehicle too. It also fits like a glove around spare tire well. No adjusting really necessary, just install the first set of bolts in the existing frame holes and you are lined up. You do have to drill the 2 more forward set of holes but using the hitch frame as the template (it's already mounted on the vehicle at this point) of where the holes go, it was a snap from there. I'll attach a couple of pics with the bike rack installed to show how much clearance there is. I also tested with a bike on the rack and was able to open the rear hatch all the way with the bike rack in the lowered position (a feature of the Thule T2). Hopefully, this will help others that want to use accessories that require clearance for bumper and hatch. Great communication and follow up from the etrailer team too! 641794


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A year later and the etrailer class3 hitch still looks and works great. Very satisfied with eTrailer again!
Phil - 05/15/2020

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What a impressive piece of metal but don't plan on installing till weather gets warmer. Doesn't seem like a big deal to install according to directions. Also shipping was incredibly fast received within 48hrs of ordering. Thanks guys. 536430



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2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

Very good to work with. Should of called in in the first place, I ordered the wrong one first. Lori got Me straightened out! Thanks 599515



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

The installation video was spot on. A neighbor helped me. Good solid product and etrailer provides great customer support. Ready to haul my bicycles. 680338



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Subaru

Hitch installation went very much as expected. Our vehicle has dual exhaust so it took quite a bit longer than 1.5 hours to install. The video on etrailer was very useful and a valuable tool before and during the install. Installing the wiring was another story. Something that should be so simple and easy became a point of aggravation. Trying to locate and especially retrieve the factory wire connection on our Subaru was nearly impossible UNTIL I called a friend that is a Subaru mechanic and he told me that you must remove the cargo tie down loop before trying to locate the wire connector. Very simple solution. This trick should absolutely be added to the video! 536384



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

The trailer hitch for my Subaru out back was a great quality and reading past reviews was easier to mount by cutting a window with my Dremel from under the trunk area,thinner metal easygoing then under twice as thick to oblong 3 sidded cut at forward foam button also kept everything the same to put together and plenty of fishing space too and by attaching front bolts allowed me to drill rear holes with hitch in place and not dropping to do so. A time and work saver,hope this helps the next person too 546900



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Custmer service is great. They keep you well informed from the time you place the order to the time its delivered. The quality of the etrailer brand hitch is very apparent to the point that I would rate it above the others and making for a trouble free installation The hitch will be used for a platform bike rack. 590885



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Subaru

Just put on etrailers hitch. This is my third one that I have installed from etrailer on my past Subaru. I went with the etrailer hitch because I liked the matte black finish over the gloss black Curt. This one is easier than the Draw- Tite because it weighs less and I was able to handle it myself. I would suggest using a good step drill bit when enlarging the holes and make sure they are big enough. It took me 2 hours to complete mainly because of cutting the new holes and enlarging the other holes. Hitch was delivery very timely from etrailer just like the previous ones that I installed. 551238



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After reviewing the online installation video, I decided that I could do it myself. I'm glad the video was there to give me confidence. I read the reviews also and was satisfied that this was the product I wanted. When the dealer wanted $300 bucks for the same thing, plus another $300 + to install, my decision was made. The product came and as one review mentioned, the box had a big hole in it. My box had 2 big holes in it and I wondered if it might be all scratched up but it was fine. The installation went well. I had some ramps that I backed onto then put jackstands under each side for safety insurance. The muffler came off easier than I expected and I was glad I used the tie down strap to secure the muffler from falling down. I had to borrow a step bit and that worked perfectly. Beware of the hot steel pieces of debris falling as you drill. I had a couple of those babies land on my neck and they were very hot. I used needle nose pliers to get the second guide wire through to put on the second bolt, that made the fishing of the wire a snap. I searched high and low for a 17/32 bit (spent more time looking for that than the entire installation) to drill the hole for the front bolt, never could find it. I ended up using a 1/2 bit and reaming out the hole a little larger and it worked out perfectly. I like the look of this hitch and it turned out perfectly. 536278



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Subaru Outback Wagon

Nice hitch, great price. I’ve researched price for a couple weeks before going w etrailer. If you’re a DIY, the install is doable. Etrailer have videos specific to my Subaru Outback to help w the installation process. 558702



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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon

Once again excellent service, delivery and product. Received my hitch and wiring package for my 2019 Subaru Outback yesterday, installed it today, fit perfectly. This hitch came with a mat finish which better fits the looks of the rear bumper cover of the Outback. One note, the 2019 wiring plug that is located behind the drivers side wall cover is much more difficult to get to than my 2012, I would suggest removing the tie down hook (10 mm screw) so you can pull the wall cover out and get to the plug, the wiring is attached with a plastic push pin and not just taped much easier if you remove the screw which allows you to get to the plug. Terminal fit perfectly, and wiring tucked nicely under the wall covering. Thanks etrailer, you saved me $600.00 from the dealer cost !! 575136



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The C13206 trailer hitch installation went smoothly (~2 hours) and I found the etrailer YouTube videos to be extremely helpful. The hitch looks great, exactly as I expected it would, and I'm looking forward to putting it to good use. I really appreciate that there were absolutely no surprises during the installation.Thank you - 536373



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Ford Flex

eTrailer earned their 5 stars through the support that they gave me even on a Saturday. As it turned out the hitch mounting flanges were flexed and the hitch would not into place correctly. I call etrailer and Molly looked at the pictures I had sent. She mentioned the flexing of the plates and sent me a pdf guide to fix the flex. I put the hitch in my vice and realigned the flanges as Molly said it would!! The install was then a breeze on my Subaru, less than an hour!! The provided fish wire for the bolts is a genius tool too!! Excellent company and support staff!! Thanks!! 536291



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Product arrived ahead of schedule. The hitch had a nice coating and excellent instructions. The hitch did fit but was too snug around the spare tire compartment. I see no reason why the manufacturer Could not open up this dimension a 1/4"-1/2". As installed the hitch rubs the exterior of the spare tire compartment. All in all a good product that met my requirements better than an OEM hitch from subaru 536421



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Good product. Fishing the bolts through the frame was easier than I expected. Trying to enlarge the OEM frame holes by filing as described in the instructions is ridiculous. I purchased a drill bit and opened them up that way. 536338


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All items purchased are still working fine. Thanks!
Ron P - 07/12/2018

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Use it a lot with bike rack. Excellent product. Thanks for good quality and fast service. 805778


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  • Can a 2014 Subaru Outback Be Used With a Motorcycle Carrier
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98847 does indeed have a 600 lb tongue weight capacity and it will hold this much. However, trailer hitches are tested separately of the vehicle which means if the vehicle is rated for less tongue weight then that is actually your limit. If you take a look on page 8-23 of the owner's manual for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon you will see that the max tongue weight capacity is 200 lbs. Therefore, the only way you will be able to safely haul...
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  • What Does Enlarging Frame Holes in etrailer.com Hitch Installation on 2015 Subaru Outback Mean?
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # E98847 requires using a 17/32 inch drill bit to install and then we recommend using a rotary tool with a carbide bit to enlarge the hole for the spacers to 1.125 inches. I've attached a photo as well as the complete instructions to assist. The spacer is 1/4 inch by 1 inch by 3 inches. I've attached a video of this installation to assist.
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  • Will the etrailer.com Hitch E98847 Fit a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon 3.6R
    Yes, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98847 will fit your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon 3.6R with dual exhaust. We have heard back from several customers that this trailer hitch works just fine on models with the dual exhaust like yours and I have attached one of these reviews for you as well as our install video though this model only has a single exhaust. If you will be using this trailer hitch for a bike rack, I recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch to Use with Bike Rack on 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The best trailer hitch for use with a bike rack on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon is the etrailer.com Class III Hitch # e98847 because of its robust 600 pound tongue weight capacity and its ideal bumper clearance measurement. This particular hitch when installed on the 2019 Outback has a measurement of 3-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper. This essentially provides the perfect balance of not sticking out far enough to bruise any nearby...
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  • Does etrailer.com Hitch # e98847 Fit 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
    We have confirmed that the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98847 that you referenced does fit your 2014 Subaru Outback wagon. I attached an install video for this on a similar 2015 Outback which is the oldest vehicle model we have a video for this hitch on.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack on 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon I definitely recommend going with a Class III trailer hitch that features a 2 inch receiver, specifically the etrailer.com # E98847. This is because a 2 inch receiver opens the door to many more compatible accessories when compared to a smaller 1-1/4 inch receiver that's on Class I and II hitches. It's also very likely that your existing swing-away bike rack or the one you have your eye on is only compatible with 2 inch receivers. As you mentioned...
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  • How to Determine Correct Ball Mount Rise/Drop for Towing with a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    To choose the correct rise/drop for a ball mount you'll first want to park both your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon and your single jetski trailer on level ground and then take some measurements. For your Outback Wagon you want to measure from the ground to the top inside of the hitch receiver, and then for your trailer you want to measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If your hitch is higher then you need a drop but if your trailer is higher you need a rise. Simply subtract...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch For 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon To Carry Bikes
    The best trailer hitch option for the 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon to a bike rack with a 2" shank is etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98847 which provides better ground clearance than the other hitch options available. The extra ground clearance will come in handy during low ground clearance situations like turning into a steep driveway the bike rack won't drag the ground. It's also a very easy installation that does not require drilling I have attached an installation video for...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver To Fit A 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The recommended hitch really depends on which model T2 you have. For the # TH9044 Thule T2 for 2" hitches you will need a 2" hitch receiver. In that case I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98847. I like this hitch because the low profile design and matte black finish blends in the receiver tube so that it looks like it was always a part of the Subuaru Outback from the rear of the vehicle. Included is an installed example for reference. If you have the Thule T2...
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  • Trailer Brake Controller Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback
    The best trailer brake controller for your 2017 Subaru Outback is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195. The P3 is the best option for you because it gives you the most consistently smooth braking, has a bright LCD screen that is easy to read, and has continual diagnostic checks with safeguards to prevent short outs. This is a very high-performing and reliable controller that has been reviewed thousands of times by our customers and has a nearly perfect 5-star rating,...
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  • Differences Between Curt, Draw-Tite, and etrailer.com Trailer Hitches for 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I definitely understand being a bit overwhelmed by the amount of options in front of you, however I can definitely help with differentiating the trailer hitches for your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon along with explaining my personal recommendation, which is the Curt Class III # C13410. First off, all the hitches for your Subaru can be pretty easily broken down into two categories in terms of design; hidden and non-hidden. The Curt # C13410 and Draw-Tite # 76227 both feature a 2" receiver...
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  • Hitch, Wiring Harness and Towing Mirrors for 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Thank you for coming back to etrailer for a hitch and wiring for your new Subaru Outback Wagon! The hitch I recommend for your new Outback is our own USA-made 2-inch model # e98847. I like this option for its value and easier installation. The hitch you referenced in your question, EcoHitch # 306-X7601, costs more and will be much tougher to install. Unless you're really concerned about the hitch being well hidden I would stick with the etrailer hitch. It also has a much higher weight...
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  • Is Draw-Tite or etrailer Hitch Better for 2019 Subaru Outback with Thule Bike Rack
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98847 is a better option than the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75673 for your 2019 Subaru Outback for one simple reason: clearance. The hitches will be the same in terms of installation but as you can see by the linked installation video of both hitches on a '19 Outback, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98847 offers about 3/4" more ground clearance and approximately 1-1/2" more bumper clearance, both of which are important factors for carrying accessories...
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  • Complete Tow Setup with Transmission Cooler for 2019 Outback Towing Rockwood 1940LTD Pop-Up
    A transmission cooler for your 2019 Subaru Outback 3.6 is definitely a good idea since the Rockwood 1940LTD pop-up has a gross weight (GVWR) of 2300-lbs, which is pretty close the car's maximum tow rating of 2700-lbs. A transmission cooler will take a lot of the stress off the new car's transmission especially when you're towing it in the mountains. We'll get you started with a hitch. I suggest 2-inch Class III hitch # e98847 because it offers the highest tow rating of 6000-lbs and also...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for Carrying 2 Bikes with a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For a trailer hitch I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98847 because it has the most bumper clearance and comes with a matte black finish that does a better job of hiding scratches and dings over the glossy black options. Trailer hitches are used for both trailers and accessories like a bike rack so there is no difference in the installation. If you'd like one with a hidden crossbeam (for a cleaner installed look) then I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer...
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  • Made in USA Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I have a similar trailer hitch for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon that is made in the USA, the EcoHitch part # 306-X7266, but the Draw Tite part # 76227 that you referenced is not. The EcoHitch has the same concealed crosstube like the Draw Tite and would be the best USA made hitch we have. The etrailer.com hitch part # e98847 is also made in the USA but has a visible crosstube so it may not be the style you want. I attached an install video for the EcoHitch for you to check out as well.
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  • 2014 Subaru Outback Trailer Hitch Receiver with Highest Ground Clearance
    The trailer hitch for your Outback that has the highest receiver is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 76227. This will have a measurement of 15-1/4 inches from the ground to the inside top of the receiver opening. That will be the best option to maintain ground clearance on your 2014 Subaru Outback. The Curt # C13206 or etrailer # e98847 come in just slightly lower at 15 inches.
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  • Recommendations for 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Towing a 5x8 Hiker Highway Deluxe Trailer
    Trailer Brakes are not required on most trailers under 3,000 lbs unless otherwise stated by the local authorities. This should not be an issue with safety behind your 2014 Subaru Outback, but you can add them if desired. I would just need you to pull a hub and let me know the number on the grease seal and the face of the 2 bearings in that hub. With that info I can get you the parts needed for the upgrade. The bigger issue with a trailer this size and weight is sway caused by wind...
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  • Comparing Curt and etrailer Hitches for a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13206 and etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98847 are both excellent options for a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon. These two options install in the exact same way. The difference between them is in regards to the finish. The Curt hitch has a glossy finish and the etrailer hitch has a matte finish. The matte finish will blend in with the vehicle more and work better to hide scratches so this is what I recommend.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Forester
    In my opinion a Class III hitch is a better option whenever possible. They have a higher weight capacity and there are far more accessories to fit the 2 inch receiver than the smaller 1-1/4 inch of the Class II. I definitely recommend a Class III hitch for your 2018 Subaru Forester. Now, the best Class III hitch depends on what you're going to be using it for. Personally, I like the looks of the Draw-Tite # 76227 above the rest. The crosstube is hidden behind the rear bumper so all...
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