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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 e98839 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98839

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 525 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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 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.


Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

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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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98839

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (484 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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2014 Subaru Forester

The hitch and wire harness arrived on time and undamaged and exactly s ordered. My son and I installed the hitch today, took about an hour and fifteen minutes once we gathered up the necessary tools and laid out the parts and backed the car onto ramps. We beforehand watched the video and followed the procedure as shown. Very helpful. They did not mention, however that the third exhaust hanger is on the tail pipe behind the rear axle, not on the muffler itself. Dropping and supporting the muffler allowed easy access to the mounting area. We also modified the heat shield to fit around the hitch mounts rather than discard it. Installed the wire harness later, again after watching the video. Again, the video very helpful and exact. Took about a half hour. The hitch fit perfectly and looks great. Thank you etrailer.


Comments
My original review stands. Still a great way to hitch up.
Gary g - 05/24/2021


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2016 Subaru Forester

Haven't towed anything yet but seems like it will be great. Install wasn't too bad, you really need a step drill bit for this install (installed on a 2016 Forester). Video was super helpful. Very low profile, looks great!


Comments
Yes! Have hauled a lot with the new hitch and it performs with no issues
Stephanie C - 06/30/2021


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2015 Subaru Forester

EZ install just like the video on[line]. Spray the exhaust mounts with wd40 and they come off ez, or soap and water. Fit the exhaust side first as it is the harder side to do. Did the installation on the ground with a friend helping. Great product.



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Have had nothing but good experiences with this hitch. Purchased for my 2017 Subaru Forester and is a great fit! The etrailer hitch looks much better than the Uhaul and other "budget" options out there, and integrates nicely under the car. Was able to install it with a friend in about an hour or so, and saved a ton of money over factory parts/install. I have not towed anything of significance yet, but works great for hauling my bike rack and bikes both on long road trips and around town.



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Subaru Forester

Thank you etrailer for the quality products I received early last year. We needed a trailer hitch to install on our Subaru Forester for our move from Gig Harbor, WA to Spokane. We received the hitch hardware including the tow bar and electrical harness. The entire process took 4 hours. The installation process went off without a hitch (bun intended) using detailed videos I found online. Thank you etrailer.



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2014 Subaru Forester

This is an excellent hitch at a great price. It works perfectly on my 2014 Subaru Forester. It's a well-made, solid piece of equipment. My neighbor, who - I will say - is generally quite mechanically inclined, put this thing on in only 55 minutes! We timed it. ; ) All I had to do was help hold up the hitch while we got all the nuts on the bolts.


Comments
A year later and its still working out perfectly! We plan to get a new car soon and will be getting the same hitch for that car as well.
Kelly - 05/14/2021


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Man, what a nice hitch. Delivered a day early and I did the whole install with my ten year old son. Took a bit longer because it was about 20° and we have dual exhaust. I highly recommend etrailer for any aftermarket parts and their staff is super knowledgeable and helpful!



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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

VERY IMPRESSED WITH HITCH, SEEMS EXTRA HEAVY DUTY, INSTRUCTIONS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE INSTALL AFTER I GET A CONE DRILL BIT TO ENLARGE A HOLE. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE GREAT SERVICE AND ON TIME SHIPPING.


Comments
HITCH IS STILL GOING STRONG, NO PROBLEMS, USE IT EVERY WEEKEND. IS A GREAT FIT FOR THE CROSSTREK AND EASY INSTALL, THE BOLT FISH TAPES WORKED LIKE A CHARM AND IVE KEPT THEM HANDY FOR OTHER PROJECTS. I WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM RECOMMENDING THIS HITCH OR YOUR COMPANY, THANKS AGAIN FOR A GREAT PRODUCT AND SERVICE !!
Richard - 06/24/2021


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It works, it was reasonably easy to install with no expertise. It’s a super solid piece of equipment and the finish looks great, so I don’t expect it will ever rust (no rust after 1 year). Using it for my bike rack.


Comments
Product is great, no issue as a year later. My only regret is I should have got the one that is higher up and requires cutting out the bumper. It would have been harder to install, but would give better ground clearance.
Matthew D - 05/27/2021


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2018 Subaru Forester

We (Mom and 17 year old son) watched the install video and had it installed in 50 minutes. It was easy, no cursing or blood involved. Minimal tools were needed which made it even better. It fit perfectly on my 2018 Subaru Forester. Using the wire to fish the hardware through the holes to not lose them is genius. It is very good quality and appears it will last the life of the car. I was really impressed with the quality. I also love that the hitch is slightly set it in from the bumper. I don't see how anyone could hit their shin on it. (special note: I did use a friends car lift to do the install, I did bring all my own tools and they fit in a small duffel bag)



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2018 Subaru Forester

Super happy with your trailer hitch receiver I just installed on my 2018 Subaru Forester. It installed and went in really easy just like on the video. The fishing wire for the bolts was unbelievably so easy to use & I had no problems fishing them to their designated location. Look great & excited for my next trip with my Thule bike rack on the back & my kayaks on the roof.. Thank you ..



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Exact fit. Safety chain slots are a little far forward, making it a "kneel down". to attach the safety chains. Since I use for small boat trailers. they are on and off about 20 x per year. That is a bit of kneeling for an old guy (71yr old)



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The hitch was delivered in a timely manner and between the written directions and the online demonstration, installing the hitch was very simple. Well done Etrailer.



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This hitch is a good solid product. I was originally concerned about the installation because I would have to do it on the ground in my driveway, but I followed the instructions and it went flawlessly. I didn't even have to jack up the car. I've used it several times, including on long trips and I feel very confident that our bikes will make it to our destination safely. Highly recommended.


Comments
Still going strong. I use it frequently to transport our bikes and it has held up well.
Brian S - 03/25/2021


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2018 Subaru Forester

Recently bought a 2018 Forester. Subaru wanted $600 for a hitch, so this price was so much better. Installed the electrical myself by following Etrailer's very nicely done video specific to the Forester. My local mechanic installed the hitch without too much cutting and saved the shield. Photos show how it looks from one distance and then a little further back. Not too obtrusive I think. Etrailer customer service was very helpful in making sure I picked the right products. Very happy customer.



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Been a great hitch for me, high quality and install wasn’t too difficult.



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2014 Subaru Forester

Very rugged and sturdy. Installation would not have been bad except for one thing- On a 2014 Subaru Forester it is very difficult to remove the exhaust hangers and drop the exhaust. I thought I had access to a lift to make this easy, but it is closed due to covid. So I tried it in my driveway with ramps. There is a special tool I did not have (nor any local stores) to help, so it was a lot of time & muscle. After that installation was smooth. But on my car I had to use a dremel to widen 2 access holes. Not difficult, but also not expected.



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Customer service department was very helpful as they called to tell me a part I originally ordered wasn't compatible with the hitch I ordered and they would be issuing me a refund for that part. (Saved me the headache of finding out on my own and having to return it later!!!) Prior to the hitch being delivered, I watched the etrailer installation video which made the installation easier. The installation took about 1-1/2 hours and wasn't difficult. I made a few modifications to the heat shield was able to reuse it. This was my first experience dealing with etrailer, but it wont be my last!



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by: 05/13/2021

Great hitch, really easy to install, and as always great support from etrailer. The only tricky part was lifting up the hitch to the car, easy if you have a friend to help but I did not. I used used a jack while supporting the hitch with one hand. I'm not sure if you really need to re-use the heat shield, but I did it was so easy to cut with tin snips.



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2015 Subaru Forester

Installed in 2 hours. I did have to use a large drill bit to widen the holes to feed the spacers and bolts through. And I trimmed the heat shield. This hitch is low enough that I did not have to trim the bumper.



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This hitch is a good product. The installation video was extremely helpful. Installed by myself with the help of a floor jack in 30 minutes. And I didn't swear once.



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Subaru

The hitch receiver fit perfectly for our Subaru Forester! Instructions were logically written and everything was included for the installation.



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Shipment arrived in good time, the box was pretty torn up but no damage to the hitch receiver. Install was very simple and only took 1.5 hours. It looks real nice and will get plenty of use for a bike rack.



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Very solid hitch and the matte black paint matches the bumper perfectly. The hitch installation video was helpful. You definitely need a pair of exhaust hanger pliers and a dremel with cutting wheels to complete the installation. I was a bit disappointed that the heat shield no longer can be used (even with cutting) because 2 of the 4 heat shield mounting bolts would be underneath the hitch, making it hang crooked. I was a little concerned about the shipping/ potential damage but the box was stapled shut and also had internal cardboard hangers to keep the hitch in place...no damage to this 35 pound hitch during shipping.



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The product came as described by the seller, shiny new hitch. Protective wrap kept it from damage during shipping. All needed hardware was securely taped to the hitch. Once installed, this is a solid product and I'm very happy with it.


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Ask the Experts about this etrailer Trailer Hitch

  • Does etrailer.com Hitch e98839 Fit 2014 Subaru Forester with Single Exhaust
    Yes and yes, the etrailer.com hitch part # e98839 that you referenced does fit your 2014 Subaru Forester with a single exhaust and also is manufactured by the American hitch manufacturer Curt. I attached a picture of this hitch installed on a similar Forester with single exhaust as well as an install video for you to check out too. The best trailer wiring option is then the Tekonsha kit part # 118467 which is very easy to install and comes with a very reliable converter box. I attached...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Cargo Basket for 2015 Subaru Forester
    Thanks for the information. For your 2015 Subaru Forester, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98839 which has a 2 inch receiver and is able to support tongue weights up to 525 lbs. This hitch will have the top shank of your cargo carrier sit at 14-1/4 inches off the ground. Then based on your desires for lighting since most carriers of this size have the powder coat finish to protect from rust and similar clearances, I recommend the 24x60 Reese Cargo Carrier for...
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  • 2018 Subaru Forester Hitch and 3 Bike Rack Recommendation
    Lets start with the hitch, I recommend the # e98839 hitch that is confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Subaru Forester. This offers a 2 inch receiver tube that sits just at the edge of your bumper and offers great access for bike racks and other accessories. The kind of bikes that you are carrying would be a determining factor for the bike rack you choose. If you are carrying bikes with standard frames then a hanging style bike rack would work, but if you have specialty bikes, such as a...
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  • Would Trailer Hitch from 2017 Subaru Forester Fit 2020 Subaru Forester
    There was a big enough amount of changes between a 2017 Subaru Forester and a 2020 that new hitch fits had to be made. So you wouldn't be able to install the hitch you have now and would need a new hitch like the Draw Tite part # 76271 which is very similar. I attached an install video for more info on this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How Difficult Is It To Install etrailer Hitch Receiver On 2015 Subaru Forester
    Yes, the Curt hitch would be more difficult to install. On our website we have a installation difficulty rating, from 1 to 10, on hitch receivers. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2", part # e98839, is a 4 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. The Curt offering that fits your car is a 10 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. The etrailer hitch receiver can be installed without drilling, but it will require the temporary lowering of the exhaust...
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  • Will Removing Heat Shield & Leaving it Off to Install e98839 on 2014 Subaru Forester Cause Problems
    Actually, removing and leaving off the heat shields won't present a problem. Instead of the thin metal of the heat shields, there's now a hitch installed which will provide much better heat shielding than the factory heat shields did. Plus, if they were left in place, the shield would be sandwiched between the hitch and the vehicle frame rail and it wouldn't be possible to torque down the fasteners correctly. This is shown in the linked installation video.
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  • Warranty of etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Subaru Forester
    I can tell you the details about the lifetime warranty of the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98839 that fits your 2016 Subaru Forester. The warranty covers the hitch to be free of defects of materials and workmanship for the lifespan of the hitch. So long as it is installed per the directions and not altered in any way, if there is ever an issue with the hitch it does fall under warranty for as long as you have it. I have added a link to a video install for you to check out as...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for etrailer Hitch for 2014 Subaru Forester
    There are several 4 bike racks that would fit the etrailer hitch part # e98839 for your 2014 Subaru Forester. I really like the Thule Apex Swing part # TH9027XT which can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle with bikes loaded to give you complete access to the rear cargo door. I attached a review video for this rack as well as a link to all of the 4-bike racks we offer that would fit and work well too. The best way to find an installer is to find a local mechanic with a decent...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring For 2015 Subaru Forester XT
    Yes, the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98839 fits all models of the 2015 Subaru Forester. It is a nice choice with a rugged matte black corrosion resistant powder coat. I have attached an installation video on a Subaru Forester for your reference. If you need trailer wiring, I recommend Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56040 because it can handle more amps per circuit then the other options for the Forester which will help to keep your vehicle's wiring protected....
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  • Is There a Trailer Hitch Fit for a 2018 Subaru Forester Sport
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98839 is confirmed to fit all models of the 2018 Subaru Forester, however according to my research I am not seeing that there was a Sport model released for the 2018 model year. There is a Sport model for the 2019 Subaru Forester for which the correct fit is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13409. I have attached a picture from the Manufacturer showing this fit on the Sport model. Either way, if you can confirm which option you have and what you...
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  • Fit of etrailer Brand e98839 Class III Hitch on 2016 Subaru Forester
    As you can see in the provided photo, the etrailer brand # e98839 hitch will indeed fit a 4th Generation Subaru Forester with a single exhaust, like your 2016. Unless your vehicle has an aftermarket exhaust, the hitch will fit fine. I've also linked an install video, which shows Dave completing a successful install on a 2016 Forester. I've also linked the installation instructions for you, in case you didn't get them with your hitch.
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  • Trimming Around Heat Shield to Install Hitch on 2017 Subaru Forester
    You could do that if you wish, you'll just want to make sure that the heat shield is NOT sandwiched between the hitch and the chassis of the vehicle at any point. We frequently hear from folks with concerns about the vehicle being harmed because the heat shields were removed, but once the heat shields are removed, the hitch itself performs that function. The hitch is much thicker and heavier than the flimsy heat shields, so it provides better protection. You're more than welcome...
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  • Can 4 Bikes Be Carried On a 2015 Subaru Forester With Class I 1-1/4" Hitch
    The maximum number of bikes that can be installed on a class I hitch is two, therefore you'd need to carry two bikes on the roof and two on the hitch. That said, I really think a much better option for you would be to just swap the 1-1/4" hitch for a 2". This option would actually still be more cost effective than the above and much more convenient for loading/unloading. I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98839 which offers a super easy install and the Curt 4 Bike...
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  • Comparing Etrailer Hitch vs Curt Trailer Hitch for 2015 Subaru Forester
    Exactly! Both hitches are very similar in design and construction. That is usually what happens when hitches are custom-fit for your vehicle. The main difference is the finish. I personally prefer the matte finish that # e98839 has. We have them on some of our vehicles here and I think they do better at hiding dirt, scuffs, and scratches. They also have that rugged sporty look. Others like the traditional polished look that hitches like # c13144 have though. It is really up to you,...
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  • Does Rear Fascia of 2018 Subaru Forester Need to be Trimmed to Install Hitch
    The rear fascia of your 2018 Subaru Forester does not get modified to install the etrailer hitch # e98839 that you referenced. The heat shield does get removed and access holes may need to be slightly modified but there is no drilling required. I attached an install video link for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Subaru Forester
    For your 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98839. This hitch is made by Curt Manufacturing for us and has the really nice matte powder coat finish. It is an easy installation that will take a novice about 60 minutes and a professional about 30 minutes. It does require slightly lowering your exhaust and enlarging holes for this installation as well as removing the heat shield. For your wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Recommended Towing Components for 2018 Subaru Forester XT
    For your 2018 Subaru Forester XT, I am happy to give you the best towing components, but do want to point out that according to your owners manual the towing capacity of your vehicle is 1,500 lbs. I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver # E98839 which has a carbide black powder coat finish and will sit 14-1/4 inches from the ground to the top inner portion of the receiver. Then for your trailer wiring I recommend you start with the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Weight of etrailer Trailer Hitch for 2014 Subaru Forester
    The etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # E98839 that fits your 2014 Subaru Forester weighs 30 lbs. This hitch is a great choice for your Subaru and will give you a perfect way to carry your bikes. It has a 2" receiver and hefty 525 lb tongue weight capacity so even the heaviest bike rack and bikes will work. The hitch is made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty, which speaks to how durable it is. I have added a link to an install video of the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Can I Carry Four Bikes On My 2018 Subaru Forester With A OEM Hitch Receiver
    The factory hitch receiver from Subaru is a Class I rated hitch receiver. It has a maximum tongue weight of 176 lbs and a maximum tow weight of 1,500 lbs. This presents two problems. The first problem is that Class I hitch receivers have a very limited number of hitch bike racks they are compatible with and none of them carry four bikes. For example, the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack is Class I rated, but when on a Class I hitch receiver, the rack has a two bike limit at 35 lbs per bike....
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  • Does etrailer Hitch e98839 Fit Thule Helium Pro 3
    Yes the etrailer hitch part # e98839 is compatible with the Thule Helium Pro 3 part # TH9043PRO that you referenced. This hitch does not have the depth issue that the OEM Subaru hitches have.
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  • Recommended Base Plate for a 2016 Subaru Forester
    We definitely have base plate options available for your 2016 Subaru Forester. The Roadmaster # RM-52923-4 will be a direct fit and other than a few holes that need to be enlarged, is a bolt on application. With the removable arms, this will be nearly invisible when not in use. This would then attach to the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. This is rated up to 6,000 pounds and will definitely cover the weight of your vehicle. The Roadmaster 68 inch Safety Cables # RM-643 would keep...
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  • Recommended Parts Needed To Tow a Trailer with a 2018 Subaru Forester
    Yes, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98839 is a great option for a 2018 Subaru Forester and a direct fit. It can then be used with the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness part # C56040 to activate the trailer lights. I'd then recommend using the etrailer Ball Mount Kit part # 989900 to complete your setup. This would be all that is required though you could add the etrailer Trailer Hitch Reciever and Coupler Lockset, Alignment Collar, and Bag part # e99039-9 for locks as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2019 Subaru Forester
    There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2019 Subaru Forester although hitch # E98839 will not. Instead you are going to need the Draw-Tite # 76271 which according to the manufacturer is a fit for all models of the 2019 Forester. This is a Class III, 2" trailer hitch with a 525 lb tongue weight capacity and 3,500 lb towing capacity. The Draw-Tite # 76271 hitch is a bolt-on installation that does not require any drilling into your Forester's frame to install, has a black powder coat...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For a 2016 Subaru Forester
    I definitely recommend The Curt # C12100 for your 2016 Subaru Forester. It is rated to 3,500 pounds towing and is rated 4 out of 10 for the install difficulty. I have included a link to an install on a 2016 Forester as well. With this being a 1 1/4 inch hitch, it can be a little limiting for accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers and the like. Another good option would be etrailer.com's class 3 hitch with a 2 inch receiver, # e98839. The install would end up being exactly the...
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  • What is the Best Hitch to use with the Thule EasyFold XT on a 2018 Subaru Forester?
    For a great economical trailer hitch that is compatible with the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 and will allow for bumper clearance on your 2018 Subaru Forester, I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98839. The measurement from the center of the hitch pinhole of the # e98839 to the end of the rear bumper is 3-1/2 inches. Since the length of the center of the shank pinhole of the EasyFold XT to the upright bar of the rack is 8...
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  • Best Hitch for 2018 Subaru Forester
    Apart from the EcoHitch 2-inch hitch model # 306-X7216 that you referenced, which is pricier due to its fabrication from recycled materials, all of the other 2-inch hitch options for your 2018 Forester share similar weight capacities and similar more-friendly prices. I definitely recommend a 2-inch Class III option. Of those, I recommend the etrailer model # e98839. This hitch is USA-made and it offers easy no-drill installation using included hardware. The linked video will show you...
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  • Easiest Hitch Installation for 2017 Subaru Forester for Towing 4 x 8 Rented Utility Trailer
    Of the hitches available for your 2017 Subaru Forester, the easiest installation will be with the 2-inch etrailer hitch # E98839 and the Draw-Tite # 75876 that you referenced. Both are no-drill installs that will take about an hour and both require unbolting the car's heat shield. I linked a video showing hitch # E98839 being installed on a Forester. I also included the written instructions and a helpful article. For a wiring harness use kit # 118467 which is a simple plug-and-play installation....
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  • Is a Stabilizer Strap Needed for the Class III Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Subaru Forester
    The Class III Curt Trailer Hitch # C13144 does require the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 to comply with the warranty. Instead of going with the Curt option I recommend using the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch # e98839 or the Draw-Tite # 75876 which give you a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver as well. Neither of these trailer hitches require the use of a stabilizer strap and they are confirmed to fit your 2015 Subaru Forester. If you are still needing a cargo carrier...
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