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  • Tire Chains for a 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Subaru Forester, "tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body." However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require the use of tire chains therefore, the choice is ultimately up to you whether or not you want to use them. If you do decide to use tire chains on your Forester, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 would be the correct size for your...
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  • 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack With Best Visibility for a 2018 Subaru Forester
  • Your best option for the 2018 Subaru Forester is the Yakima FullBack, part # Y02634. This rack will on any variation of your vehicle, whether it has the electronic liftgate or not. In general, the trunk mounted racks are going to cause the same problems with visibility behind the vehicle when you add bikes onto the rack. One of the reasons I like the Yakima FullBack is that it already includes all security features and equipment you need integrated into the rack, so you won't have any...
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  • How to Fight Against Trailer Hitch Rusting
  • Trailer hitch wear and tear is a normal thing and comes from salt that is used on the road or from different objects flying up under your car and hitting the trailer hitch. Although keeping a used trailer hitch in mint condition is impossible, there are a few steps you can take to prolong the life of your trailer hitch and fight the rust that you were talking about. To help prevent the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13206 from rusting once it is installed on your 2018 Subaru Outback...
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  • Will An Aftermarket Hitch on a 2018 Subaru Forester Increase Towing Capacity Limits?
  • Aftermarket trailer hitches like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75876 are not able to increase the towing capacity of your 2018 Subaru Forester. They are rated for higher capacity simply because they are tested independently of the vehicle. This ensures your hitch is not the weakest part of your system and will be able to tow the max capacity of your vehicle without issue. You should not tow anything beyond the manufacturer listed towing...
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  • How to Prevent the Trailer Hitch from Scraping the Ground on a 2015 Subaru Legacy
  • I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 on your 2015 Subaru Legacy already has the highest ground clearance (10-1/4") of any other trailer hitch receiver we have confirmed to fit your vehicle. This measurement is taken from the ground to the top of the receiver tube opening on the hitch. Instead of replacing your trailer hitch, I recommend installing a skid wheel like the Ultra-Fab Steel Roller for RVs with 2" Trailer Hitches part # UF48-979020. The...
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  • Could Trunk Bike Rack and Hitch Cargo Carrier Both Be Installed on 2016 Subaru Impreza at Same Time
  • What you are wanting to do is somewhat possible but it's not a question we get very frequently so that would be why it would be hard for you to find info on. It is hard for me to say for sure that what you are wanting to do since there are several variables we don't know like what you plan to carry on the carrier, how tall the carrier would be, is there a rise on the shank of the cargo carrier. The biggest issue would be if the carrier is carried too high and the bikes would hang too...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Sounds like a short damaged the converter box of the harness you have. This happens typically when there was a pretty bad short on the trailer wiring. The boxes are designed to short themselves out when they sense a bad enough short to prevent the short from transferring to the vehicle's wiring. So what you'll want to do is find out where the short is on your trailer and fix that so that when you replace the wiring you don't also damage the new kit. The Tekonsha kit part # 118467...
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  • Can 4 Bikes be Carried with the Class I OEM Subaru Trailer Hitch on a 2012 Forester
  • Since your OEM Subaru hitch on your 2012 Forester is a Class I trailer hitch you cannot carry more than 2 bikes with it. Although you can carry 4 bikes by installing a roof rack to carry 2 of them, if you want to carry all 4 using a trailer hitch you will need to swap out your OEM trailer hitch with a Class II or Class III option. If you decide to go this route then I highly recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75650 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" hitch receiver....
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  • Will Anti Rattle Lock and Cable RRRBCA023 Fit Rhino Rack T-Load RTL002
  • Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock with Cable part # RRRBCA023 that you referenced will fit the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar # RTL002 that you referenced.
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  • Will Anti Rattle Lock and Cable RRRBCA023 Fit Rhino Rack T-Load RTL002
  • Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock with Cable part # RRRBCA023 that you referenced will fit the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar # RTL002 that you referenced.
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  • Will Anti Rattle Lock and Cable RRRBCA023 Fit Rhino Rack T-Load RTL002
  • Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock with Cable part # RRRBCA023 that you referenced will fit the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar # RTL002 that you referenced.
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  • Will Anti Rattle Lock and Cable RRRBCA023 Fit Rhino Rack T-Load RTL002
  • Yes, the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock with Cable part # RRRBCA023 that you referenced will fit the Rhino-Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist and Support Bar # RTL002 that you referenced.
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  • Dimension from Hitch Pin Hole to Furthest Part of Swagman Chinook Bike Rack When Folded
  • The Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 referenced in your question will have a length of right around 15 inches from the hitch pin hole to the furthest part of the rack when it is folded up against the vehicle. I recommend simply taking this measurement out from the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch receiver so you can see exactly how far out this will extend. This will allow you to determine if it will fit inside the garage with it mounted to the hitch. This is a really...
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  • Trailer Hitch Compatible with 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 Door Hatchback Wagon
  • I reached out to the manufacturers and the Curt # C11465 is a fit for your 2017 Subaru Imprezza as well as the 2018 model year. See attached installation details. The Draw-Tite # DT24959 is also a confirmed fit and fits 2008 to 2018 models (see installation details) as well as some Crosstrek models. This hitch mounts in a slightly different location than the Curt hitch and does not require the security strap # 18050. I personally would go with the Draw-Tite Hitch and avoid that...
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  • Long Aluminum Ball Mount for a 2018 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
  • There are actually 2 Draw-Tite trailer hitches for the 2018 Subaru Outback: Class III # 75673 with a 2 inch receiver opening and Class II # 36493 with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. If you have the Class III 2 inch trailer hitch I recommend Brophy aluminum ball mount # EA40. It measures 10-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole. It has a drop of 4 inches or rise of 3 inches. I have linked a video review of this ball mount for you. If you have...
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  • Why Can't Pro Series Sway Control Kit be Used With Class I Hitch?
  • You cannot use the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 on class I hitches such as the factory hitch on your 2018 Subaru Outback because it adds a degree of tension to the hitch which lightweight hitches are not designed to accept. Should you want to use sway control, I recommend adding a higher capacity hitch to your Outback such as the Draw-Tite # 75673, which is a Class III hitch with a 4,000 lb towing capacity and 600 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Recovery Point Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Outback After EcoHitch is Installed
  • What you can do is use the safety chain loops on the EcoHitch part # 306-X7266 for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon as a recover point if the factory recovery point was clocked.
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  • Roof Rack and 6 Ski Carrier for a 2012 Subaru Forester
  • You can use the Malone Square Bar kit with any square bar compatible ski racks that you want. For the Square Bar kit, you have two options: 50 Inch Square Bar Kit for Raised, Factory Side Rails, part # MPG201 58 Inch Square Bar Kit for Raised, Factory Side Rails, part # MPG202 From there, you'll pick a ski rack that is compatible with square bars and then you'll be able to use almost any carrier on the market. I recommend taking a look at the Yakima FatCat EVO6, part # Y03096....
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter to Extend and Reduce 2 Inch Receiver on Subaru Crosstrek
  • For the 2 inch hitch receiver on your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend looking at the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # MT70033. This adapter will slide right into your existing 2 inch receiver and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver on the other end for use with compatible accessories. It also features an overall length of 11 inches and a 7 inch measurement from the hitch pin hole on your current trailer hitch to the hitch pin hole on the adapter. If you need a bit more extension,...
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  • 16 to 18 Cubic Foot Roof Top Cargo Box for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack System
  • The primary measurement you'll want to take on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon is the distance from the center of your front crossbar to the rear of the vehicle where the roof meets the hatch. This is your maximum clearance, and any box you buy will have to have a minimum clearance of less than this amount. Going over this clearance means that you won't be able to use your rear hatch or not open it completely while the box is installed You can maximize your clearance by putting the...
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  • Using the Thule Hull-A-Port Pro on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Thule Hull-A-Port Pro, part # TH835PRO is a great pick for the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon and is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars. If you don't have the factory installed crossbars, the AeroBlade Edge kit will give you an easy load onto the vehicle, letting you avoid having to hike the kayak around the ends of the bars. This kit consists of: AeroBlade Edge Bars, Silver, part # TH7601-TH7601 or Black, part # TH7601B-TH7601B AeroBlade Edge Fit Kit, part # THKIT4063 Thule...
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  • Ski and Snowboard Rack for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Crossbars
  • I have a solution for you, but unfortunately the Thule SnowPack, part # TH7324 is not a confirmed fit for the factory bars on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon according to Thule. The speed link system may be able to reach around and give a fit, but we haven't had the ability to directly confirm this in house. Instead, I recommend the extremely similar Yakima FatCat EVO4, part # Y03095. This offers similar locking and adjustable height features as the SnowPack, and Yakima does confirm this...
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  • Can Step Bit be Used to Enlarge Frame Access Holes to Install Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • There isn't a specific amount that the access holes on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have to be enlarged to install Curt trailer hitch # C13382. But it isn't going to be much and you can use a step bit. That 1-3/8 inches is more than enough so only go as large as needed to fishwire in the blocks and bolts. I have linked the instructions and a video showing an example installation of the hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Adapting a Thule Bike Rack to a 2018 Subaru WRX with Factory Thule Crossbars
  • The crossbars on your new 2018 Subaru WRX should be an AeroBlade Edge kit, like part # TH7062-TH7603. For any future accessories, you'll want to look for those that fit the Thule AeroBlade type bars. In the case of the Prologue, you're right on in that the XAdapt 9 kit, part # THXADAPT9 is the correct kit to adjust the Prologue to working on the Thule AeroBlade bars.
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  • Will Bike Rack Fit on Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG215
  • The crossbars of the Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG215 are compatible with roof bike racks as they are dimensions that were intended for fitting them. The Yakima FrontLoader bike rack part # Y02103 will fit the bars and will allow you to carry a bike without having to take the front wheel off.
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  • Tire Chains for 225/55R17 Tires on a 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We have numerous tire chains that will fit the 225/55-17 tires on your 2008 Subaru Outback. I have included a link to the options below. For infrequent use a set of cables such as # TC339DC would be all you would need. For more frequent use I recommend something more substantial such as the Titan chains # TC1553. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. We can ship many of our products to Canada. You can estimate shipping...
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  • Bolt Measurement and Pitch of Locking Knob Assembly # Y8820181
  • I reached out to my contact at Yakima and the Replacement Locking Knob Assembly for Yakima Raptor Aero Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # Y8820181 has a bolt that is 5/16 x 18 x 5-1/4 inches.
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  • How Does Draw-Tite Hitch 76182 Look on 2015 Subaru Forester?
  • The instructions for the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 76182 have a photo showing how the hitch looks when installed on a Subaru Forester and I've included that photo for you. The hitch does have a 3,500 lb towing capacity and 525 lb tongue weight capacity. If you were interested in towing you would need wiring harness # 118467 to get a 4-flat connector, as well as a ball mount. I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package; two ball...
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  • Best Bike Rack Option for a 2018 Subaru Forester with Recommended Trailer Hitch
  • To get the most out of your trailer hitch you will want a Class III hitch with a 2 inch hitch receiver like the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75876 which is confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Forester. This specific trailer hitch does not have a 2 bike restriction like a Class I trailer hitch would have and the 2 inch receiver will allow you to carry a wider variety of accessories than a 1-1/4 inch receiver would. The most lightweight option that we have for carrying...
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  • Bumper Clearance of T2 Bike Rack with Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75673 will have a measurement of about 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on the receiver to the outside edge of the bumper. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13206 will be 2-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of your bumper. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7266 has a much cleaner...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon with Maximum Bumper Clearance
  • If you have the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2" receiver then you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13206. If you have the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9045 with the 1-1/4" receiver then you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12136. None of the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers we have for your Outback Wagon will provide enough clearance for the Thule T2 to clear the rear bumper in their upright...
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  • Can Edge Insight CTS2 Gauge Display Be Changed to Kilometers
  • Yes, the Edge Insight CTS2 Comprehensive Gauge Display # EP84130 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2007 Subaru Legacy, can be switched from US to Metric units, including kilometers. This is a really nice performance monitor that can display up to 12 parameters at once and features a full-color, 5 inch touch screen display. It includes a maintenance manager and mileage/kilometer coach so you can keep track of your Subaru's maintenance schedule while also helping...
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  • Will Yakima Big PowderHound Ski Carrier Fit a 2009 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • I checked with Yakima and the Big PowderHound ski/snowboard carrier # Y03082 does indeed fit the factory roof rack on your 2009 Subaru Outback! I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Length of Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack in 2-Bike Configuration
  • Yes, the 2-bike configuration of the Thule T2 Classic, # TH9044-TH9046, will look just like # TH9044. I have included a picture as well. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the rack in 2-bike mode (when ready to load bikes or with bikes loaded) is 36 inches. I have included a video showing the 2-bike configuration as well.
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  • Distance between Mounting Holes of Plunger and Nylon Socket Door Holder # DH605
  • The distance between the mounting holes of the # DH605 is 1-1/4 inches and the holes are 3/16 inch in diameter.
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  • What Vehicles Does Rockford Fosgate 10 CD Changer # 292-100272 Fit
  • If the stereo in your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon was a Rockford Fosgate stereo with an external cd changer input the part # 292-100272 would work. If the vehicle has the stock stereo in it then this wouldn't work without also replacing that as well.
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  • What Vehicles Does Rockford Fosgate 10 CD Changer # 292-100272 Fit
  • If the stereo in your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon was a Rockford Fosgate stereo with an external cd changer input the part # 292-100272 would work. If the vehicle has the stock stereo in it then this wouldn't work without also replacing that as well.
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  • What Vehicles Does Rockford Fosgate 10 CD Changer # 292-100272 Fit
  • If the stereo in your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon was a Rockford Fosgate stereo with an external cd changer input the part # 292-100272 would work. If the vehicle has the stock stereo in it then this wouldn't work without also replacing that as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Mounted Trike Carrier for a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Your best options for a trike are the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider, available as a single bike version, part # HR1000R-TRKADP or as a Trike and Bike version, part # HR1450R-TRKADP2. These racks are designed for use specifically with trikes that have up to 36 inch rear tracks or chassis, weigh up to 100 pounds and have a maximum wheelbase of 74 inches. Both versions adapt to 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch Class II receivers and are capable of working in Class III receivers as well. The...
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  • 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Kayak Racks for Factory Roof Rack Systems
  • For the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend the Malone DownLoader, part # MPG114MD. This is a flexible, J-Style rack that installs quickly onto your crossbars, and folds flat for when you don't have time to pull it off immediately. The carrier also includes small load-assist ramps on both J's of the carrier, helping support at least a little weight of the kayak as you get it onto the roof of your vehicle. Additionally, the DownLoader can support kayaks up to 36 inches wide, so you...
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  • Internal Dimensions of the SportRack Groomer 6 Ski or 4 Snowboard Carrier
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured the SportRack Groomer, part # SR6466 and I got the smaller internal dimension of 23-1/2 inches.
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  • Tire Chains Versus Tire Cables for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, tire chains are not permitted for use on your vehicle. However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require them therefore the choice to use them will rely solely on the owner of the vehicle. As long as you have either of the standard tire sizes (225/60-18 or 225/65-17) that came on the 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon from factory, then yes the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains part # TC1555 will fit the...
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  • Car Top Carrier for a 2018 Subaru Outback and a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • Both your 2018 and 2013 Subaru Outback have fairly standard crossbars, so your pick will be more about fitting to both vehicles and being able operate their rear hatch without hitting the box. To get this clearance, you'll measure from the center of the front bar to the line where your rear hatch meets the roof on both vehicles. To ensure a compatible fit, you'll want to pick boxes that have a required clearance of less than the shortest of the two measurements you took. This required...
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  • How Similar Are Installation Processes for Various Hitch Models on 2015 Subaru Forester Premier
  • Yes, since all available hitches that fit a given vehicle will use essentially the exact same installation points on the vehicle's frame the differences between the installation processes for various hitch brands and models will be fairly minor. Apart from minor variances in the install process that will be covered in the included written instructions, the overall process will be very similar no matter which hitch you're installing, so overall any hitch install video will provide useful...
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  • Most Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The hitch we offer for your 2015 Subaru Forester that would be the least visible would be the Draw Tite part # 76182 that you referenced since only the hitch opening will hang below the rear bumper as opposed to the crosstube of the hitch. I was able to track down a picture that shows the hitch installed for you to check out as well. Square tube and round tube hitches are both about the same in terms of strength. One does not have a reputation as being superior to the other.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Hitch 76084 on 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76084 is a Class III hitch that would be a great choice whether you are using it for towing or carrying an accessory. The Class III designation gives you lots of flexibility in that regard and it has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs and towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. In terms of the installation, it bolts on and will not require the removal or trimming of fascia nor any other type of unique work. This is a job that any certified mechanic in your area should...
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  • Comparing the Saris Freedom 2 EX With the Kuat Sherpa on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2017 Subaru Forester, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - Gray # SH22G or Black # SH22B are great options for a wheel mounted carrier. The center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier is 7-1/2 inches when folded up for storage. Your Curt trailer hitch receiver sits 4-1/2 inches back from the edge of your bumper, so this will give you 3 inches of clearance when folded. It does have a tilting function, so you will have access to your rear cargo area,...
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  • Roof Rack for Snowboard Carrier Recomendation 2017 Subaru Legacy with Naked Roof
  • For your 2017 Subaru Legacy with a naked roof you will first need to install a roof rack with crossbars that run from side to side so that you can mount a snowboard rack. Since you like Yakima their round bar roof rack that consists of part numbers # Y00409, # Y00146, # Y03536, # Y06145, and # Y06130 would be where you would want to start. Then depending on how many boards you want to carry we have a couple options. We have the part # Y03095 which will carry up to 2 board or the part...
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  • Thule Ski Rack for a 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • Your best fit for the 2008 Subaru Outback is the Thule Snowcat, part # TH5401. This will attach to the side rails of your Outback, avoiding the rails entirely. The Snowcat can carry up to 6 skis or 4 snowboards. It also includes four locks to secure the clamping carrier and its connection to the side rails, providing added security. I've included a video of the rack in action so you can get an idea of how it works.
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  • Which Rubber Adjusters Should be Used for 2017 Subaru Forester With 225/60-17 Tires?
  • The # PW1038 are going to work well for your 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 tires, and the rubber adjusters you'll want are the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters # PW105, which is for 15" to 18" rims. These are a fit for your tires that sit on 17" rims. I've added a link to a video review of these adjusters for you to take a look at.
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  • Are There Any Ground Clearance Issues When Draw-Tite # DT24959 is Installed on a 2017 Subaru Impreza
  • Although we haven't had a chance to test fit and shoot a video of the the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT24959 on a 2017 Subaru Impreza, I was able to go to the warehouse and get some measurements for you. From the top of the frame brackets to the bottom of the coupler is about 9-1/2". If you check out the attached installation instructions you can use both to see about where the bottom of the coupler will sit on your Impreza. Hearing stories about ground clearance...
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  • Comparing Folding J-Style Rack for Kayaks to Non-Folding J-Style Rack
  • The folding J-style carriers simply fold down flat as you referenced. This gives you less noise due to wind resistance than the non-folding J-style carriers when not in use and also allows you to load multiple kayaks easier simply due to more maneuverability. There are a few that allow a vertical position as well as the angled position for multiple kayaks on one carrier. I recommend the Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Folding - Side Loading # Y04073 due to the...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 2 Kayaks on a 2016 Subaru Outback Factory Roof Rack
  • For your 2016 Subaru Outback and factory crossbars I recommend using two of the Rhino-Rack J-style carriers # S512. Each carrier will have a capacity of 99 pounds. So provided that 116 pounds of kayaks is the total weight and not per kayak the J-style carrier is the way to go. I have linked a video of the J-Style carrier for you.
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  • What is Included with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Part # 13390
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 comes with everything you will need for installation except the tools including 4 carriage bolts, 4 hole spacers, 4 hex nuts, and 2 firewire bolt leaders. In order to install this hitch you will need a 10/19 mm socket, 8" extension, ratchet, torque wrench, 17/32" drill bit, rotary tool, and file. If you will be doing any towing with the hitch then you will also need a wiring harness, ball mount, and hitch ball. For a wiring harness I recommend...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Chains or Cables on 2016 Subaru Forester Premium
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2016 Subaru Forester Premium. It did state that traditional tire chains cannot be used on this vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. It does go on to state that other types of traction devices, such as cables or snow socks, are acceptable as long as they are an SAE class S device and are used on the front wheels only. I do recommend checking your copy of the owner's manual to verify this information,...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Hitch fit 2018 Subaru Forester With Dual Exhaust?
  • The Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75876 is a confirmed fit for all models of the 2018 Subaru Forester, including those with a dual exhaust such as yours. I've added some photos that show the hitch on Forester's with a dual exhaust for you to take a look at, as well as a link to an install video.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Subaru Impreza XV
  • In 2012 the XV edition was used on a Subaru Impreza and in 2013 the XV edition was used on a Subaru Crosstrek. Therefore you will need to go through the fitguide for a 2012 Subaru Impreza in order to find the correct hitch. For your 2012 Subaru Impreza XV you can choose from either the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24886 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11286. The Curt trailer hitch requires the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap part # 18050 for all non-towing applications...
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  • Can a Trunk Mount Bike Rack be Used on a 2010 Subaru Outback While Towing a Trailer
  • You can tow a trailer while using the Saris Bones trunk mount bike rack # SA805BL on your 2010 Subaru Outback. But keep in mind that when bikes are loaded it will reduce the turning clearance between the trailer and the vehicle. To combat this you can use a long ball mount so that the trailer is a little further away from the vehicle than normal. If you can tell me if you have the factory 1-1/4 inch hitch, an aftermarket 1-1/4 inch hitch, or a 2 inch hitch I can recommend a long ball...
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  • Snow Chains for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Forester and it said that tire chains cannot be used but "another traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable"; it also states that the traction device needs to be Class S rated. This would allow you to use cable style chains such as Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1042 which will fit your Subaru if it has 225/55-18 tires, or Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1038, which are a fit for your vehicle has 225/60-17 tires. You...
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  • Tire Chain Fit for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • Ideally yes you want to install chains on all four wheels of your 2018 Subaru Forester like the Konig EZ Fit part # TH04115104 that gives you the best traction for turning, braking and acceleration. These are the correct size if you have the 225/60R17 tire size. You'd have to check your vehicle owners manual to determine what the tire chain recommendations are. You may find that you can get away with one set and if so, which axle to use.
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX
  • For the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138 that you referenced we have found that the Softride hitch lock part # SR25056 works great as a hitch lock. We have had a few customers come back and try this hitch lock with the rack and they stated that it worked great.
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  • Thule Hitch Bike Rack with Ski Adapter Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For the factory 1-1/4 inch hitch of the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon the Thule Vertex part # TH9028XT that you referenced is the correct hitch for your application. Due to the odd pin hole placement in your hitch this is the only rack Thule recommends for your vehicle. It is also compatible with the Thule Tram # TH9033 like you are interested in as well.
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  • Dimensions of the T-Slot of the Thule AeroBlade Bars
  • The Thule Aeroblades, like the 53 inch variant, part # THARB53 have a top opening of 1/2 inch and a 3/4 inch width at the bottom.
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  • What is the Weight of the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 36644?
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 36644 for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek weighs 31 lbs. If you are concerned about holding that weight in place, I recommend using a couple of ratchet straps like # EM34409 to hold it in place or at least keep it from falling while you tighten the bolts to torque spec.
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Bag for 2013 Subaru Crosstrek with Factory Side Rails
  • For your 2013 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend taking a look at the Rightline Gear Sport 3 XL Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S30. This extra large cargo bag features waterproof material, a specially designed zipper and double-sealed seams to keep your cargo clean and dry. It can hold 18 cubic feet of gear and has a nice, aerodynamic wedge shape that will reduce wind drag and noise. The really nice thing about this particular cargo bag is its versatile installation options. This unit can be secured...
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  • Dimensions of the T-Bolt Included with the Replacement Adapter # 8880637
  • The flat part of the t-bolt with the Replacement Adapter and Seat for Yakima JetStream Crossbars # 8880637 measures 3/4" x 1-3/16" as demonstrated in the attached photo. This adapter is compatible with your TimberLine towers, but was made by Yakima specifically for their JetStream crossbars. If you let me know the length of the crossbar that you need and which color (Black or Silver) you would like I can recommend the appropriate JetStream crossbars for you.
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  • Can Surge Brakes be Added to 1996 Scamp Trailer that Weighs 2,000 lbs
  • For a lighter A-frame trailer to add a surge brake setup the best option is the part # T2492800 which has a 6k capacity. But as long as you have properly rated brake assemblies on your trailer it will still work fine on a 2,000 lb trailer. I attached a help article that covers adding surge drum brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Can Surge Brakes be Added to 1996 Scamp Trailer that Weighs 2,000 lbs
  • For a lighter A-frame trailer to add a surge brake setup the best option is the part # T2492800 which has a 6k capacity. But as long as you have properly rated brake assemblies on your trailer it will still work fine on a 2,000 lb trailer. I attached a help article that covers adding surge drum brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Transfer Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller to 2007 Subaru Forester
  • If you are looking to transfer your Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 to your 2007 Subaru Forester, you will just need a few items, depending on what the vehicle is already equipped with. If the Forester already has a 4-Way connector installed at the rear, then the Universal Wiring Kit # ETBC7 that you mentioned is exactly what you will need to install a fully functional 7-Way. The kit will include everything needed to install this from the existing 4-Way connector. I have attached...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Subaru Impreza
  • If your 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport is the 5-Door Wagon model, then the correct Curt hitch for your vehicle will be the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11286. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 referenced in your question is designed for the WRX and WRX Sti models, which you stated you do not have. The Curt Class I Hitch # C11286 will work great on your vehicle and provide you with 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity (the vertical weight that is applied...
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  • Fitting a Malone Square Bar Roof Rack to a 2016 Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • The Malone Square Bar Roof Rack, part # MPG201 is a confirmed fit for the 2016 Subaru Impreza and the Inno Grab Max Ski and Snowboard Carrier, part # INA940 will fit these square bars. Keep in mind you'll want to have your friend verify the 2016 Subaru Impreza's roof weight capacity with his owner's manual or manufacturer prior to moving onto other accessories for heavier objects so he doesn't overload their roof and damage it. I've included a video review of the Grab Max and an...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness to Fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We have a few trailer wiring harnesses that fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. I recommend the Tekonsha # 118467 because they always make quality products. It plugs into a connector that is located either behind a trim panel in the rear cargo area or in the spare tire compartment. Then you need to insert the provided fuse into the fuse holder. I've linked a video of the install on a 2017 model which is the same process for the 2018. If you also need a trailer hitch receiver I recommend...
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  • Installing a 4-Way on a Trailer that has a Green, a Yellow, a White, and 2 Brown Wires
  • It sounds like you have the typical wire colors for your trailer (see attached picture). If that is the case then you will need to do exactly what you are talking about to install a 4-Way connector on your trailer like part # A10-4404VP. The Brown wire should be the running lights which will need to be spliced together and then connected to the Brown wire on the 4-Way harness. You can verify that you are connecting everything correctly by verifying that the functions on the Tekonsha...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Confirmed to Fit a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • I did reach out to Torklift and confirmed that the Ecohitch # 306-X7266 fits the 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. If you also need a wiring harness to power a trailer's lights the Tekonsha # 118467 is a fit. This gives you a 4-way trailer connector at the rear of the Outback. You'll also need a ball mount and hitch ball. I've attached a link of our selection of ball mounts for a 2 inch hitch receiver as well as an article to help you determine the correct rise or drop you may need. Once...
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  • Will Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Cargo Box Work on 2017 Subaru Outback with Factory Crossbars
  • I checked with Yakima and was able to confirm that the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box # Y07193 referenced in your question will work great with the factory crossbars on your 2017 Subaru Outback. It is compatible with the 30 inch crossbar spread and the small clearance between the crossbars and the roof will not be an issue. This is a really nice cargo box that will provide you with 11 cubic feet of storage and a simple mounting system for a quick installation process. Key...
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  • Tire Cable Recommendation for 2015 Subaru AWD with Tire Size 225/60R18
  • For a cable setup that fits your tire size of 225/60R18 we have the part # PW1046 as a fit that would work well. I attached an install video that shows cables installed on a similar 2016 Outback as yours as well. Cables are perfect for your application as they are inexpensive, easy to install, and don't require much clearance.
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  • Thule Ascent 1700 on 2018 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Racks
  • The Thule Ascent 1700 should
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  • EcoHitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7266 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon and would be a great option for a hitch. Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the...
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  • Using the Saris Traps with a 52cm Road Bike in the Rear of a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • With some basic research, it looks like there should be enough room for the bike to fit when using the Saris Traps, part # SATRK33. Your bike's largest part is about 20.47 inches at the seatpost, and the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon's second row headroom is 38 inches. With the seat folded down, this likely drops to about 26 to 29 inches, and so you should be clear to load the bike with the seat installed. I would still take a measurement of the height actually available inside your vehicle...
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  • 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Manual Transmission Base Plate and Tow Bar Options
  • As long as you have a manual transmission on your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek you can use the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 52922-1A which is compatible with Falcon 2 # RM-520, Stowmaster # RM-501 or # RM-504, Falcon # RM-522, Sterling # RM-576, or BlackHawk 2 # RM-422. Another base plate option is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX3620. This baseplate is compatible with the Alpha # BX7365, Aladdin # BX4325, Avail # BX7420, or Acclaim # BX4330. Let me know...
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  • Parts Needed to Install Trailer Brake Controller and 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2017 Subaru Outback
  • Yes, you can install a 7-way blade-style trailer socket on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon that will be able to provide basic trailer lighting signals, power for trailer brakes and 12V auxiliary power to maintain a trailer-mounted battery. Since you already have a 4-pole flat wiring harness on the car all you will need is a trailer brake controller like the easy-to-use and reliable Prodigy P2 # 90885 and our installation kit # ETBC7, which includes all parts required to install both the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Wiring Harness for 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118467 is the one I recommend over the other two for your 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i. This brand of harness has less issues than the others. The Hopkins # HM11143885 and the Curt harness # C56040 are very similar as you stated and all three will work well. It is the same product made by 3 different manufacturers. I personally would get the Tekonsha based on the reputation of reliability and customer feedback.
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  • Best Hitch Setup for a Thule T2 Pro XT Bike Rack on a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I'd recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13206 with wiring harness, part # C56040 in this case because of that added clearance that the Curt offers. The stabilizing strap is indeed required for non-trailer loads if you want to maintain the warranty of the hitch. The basic requirement for this according to Curt is that some method of stabilizing the load beyond an anti-rattle device is used. Generally our customers will use the Curt Strap, part # 18050, and in the case of...
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  • Replacement for Broken Porch Light
  • We do have a porch light which could work for you, though we do not carry replacements for Bargman 79 series lights. For an oval light there is the Optronics # RVPL5C, which is 6-1/4" long x 3-7/16" wide x 1-7/8" deep, which are nearly identical measurements to your porch light. A rectangular light with similar dimensions is the Optronics # RVPL1C, which is 5-15/16" long x 3-1/2" wide x 2-3/32" deep. Please keep in mind that these lights are going to have different mounting mounting...
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  • Replacement for Broken Porch Light
  • We do have a porch light which could work for you, though we do not carry replacements for Bargman 79 series lights. For an oval light there is the Optronics # RVPL5C, which is 6-1/4" long x 3-7/16" wide x 1-7/8" deep, which are nearly identical measurements to your porch light. A rectangular light with similar dimensions is the Optronics # RVPL1C, which is 5-15/16" long x 3-1/2" wide x 2-3/32" deep. Please keep in mind that these lights are going to have different mounting mounting...
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  • Will the Thule Snowcat Ski Carrier TH5401 Fit the Factory Side Rails on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I checked with Thule and I am happy to report that the Snowcat ski carrier # TH5401 will fit the factory side rails on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The carrier fits a range of rail spacing so the fact that yours are not parallel is not going to be a problem. So you will not have to add crossbars! I have linked a video review of the Snowcat for you.
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  • Installing the Thule Helium 3-Bike Rack
  • I have a couple things you can try to get the lock to re-engage on your Thule Helium, part # TH9043. First, the anti-rattle feature on the Thule Aero can get a bit tricky. The knob normally only functions while the bike rack is installed on the hitch. This is to prevent the internal parts from detaching. I've attached a link below to a question from a customer that had a similar problem that includes another expert demonstrating how the knob functions while installed to a hitch receiver....
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  • Availability of Konig CD9 103 Tire Chains
  • We do carry the CD9 103 Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains with the square pattern. It is listed as part # THPLC1138 on our site. These chains are compatible with the following tire sizes: 215/70-16 215/60-17 225/55-17 275/35-18 215/55-18 245/40-19
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  • Which Ball Mount Should go With Curt Hitch C13382 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
  • We haven't yet been able to do a test fit on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Curt hitch # C13382, so the exact measurement from the top of the hitch to the ground is not yet known. Based on the 13 inches from ground to coupler on your trailer and recent heights from the Crosstrek and it's Impreza brethren, you can use the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068. This mount does come with a pin and clip though you'd need 2" hitch ball # 40038 to go with it. I've added a link to a...
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  • Can 12VDC Winch Be Converted to AC Power Operation
  • It is not possible to convert a 12V DC powered winch like # BDW15020 over to household AC power operation like winch # DL25514. If you had a DC to AC power inverter like the Power Dome LT # WC2464, and if it were rated with enough DC output for your specific winch, this would be an option to provide DC power to the winch. The linked page displays all AC powered winches we offer.
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  • Installing Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch # C13206 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. We do not currently have any installers based in California, but any local shop or mechanic with a good reputation should be able to handle the installation without issue. Curt estimates that an experienced mechanic should be able to install the hitch in about 45 minutes. When installing the hitch on your Outback Wagon, some heat shield trimming and minor...
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  • Will the Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack Fit a 2017 Subaru Legacy
  • I spoke to my contact at Thule and they informed me that they have not had the chance to test the Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack part # TH9001PRO on your 2018 Mini Cooper yet. Unfortunately, we have also not had a chance to test a trunk mount bike rack on the vehicle at this time.
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  • How Many Seat Covers are Included with the Covercraft SeatSaver Custom Seat Covers # SS2481PCTP
  • The Covercraft SeatSaver Custom Seat Covers # SS2481PCTP that you referenced comes in a quantity of 2 seat covers. They are confirmed to fit your 2016 Subaru Forester.
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  • Rear Muffler Hangers Hitting Hitch on 2017 Subaru Outback
  • There are a couple things you can try if you are having trouble getting the muffler hangers back on your 2017 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite # 75673. You can try bending the hanger using vice grips or a cheater bar to create more clearance, or replace the rubber isolator with a shorter one, which can be found at an auto parts store. I've also added a link to a help article which you may find useful.
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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hidden Like the Curt Hitch
  • I have included a picture showing what Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76209 looks like when installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. (It may take a little while for the picture to appear.) The crosstube on this hitch will be visible below the rear fascia on the back of the vehicle. Like you said the Curt hitch # C13382 is mostly hidden with the exception of the receiver. The difference is tongue weight capacity between the 2 hitches is not a factor because the vehicle itself has a maximum tongue...
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  • Will Falcon 2 Tow Bar Fit the Same Base Plates as the Falcon 5250 Tow Bar
  • The Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520 is compatible with the same base plates as the Falcon 5250. It will work with all Roadmaster base plates! I have included a link to a video review of this tow bar for you.
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  • Solution for Tight Clearance Between Hitch Ball and Rear Bumper on 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Thank you for sharing this information with us. The Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75673 is a bit more hidden on the 2018 Outback Wagon, which pushes the receiver back away from the outer edge of the rear bumper. We really appreciate you letting us know this. I recommend taking a look at the Curt Class III Drawbar # C45270. This might offer a better solution for your vehicle if you are concerned with the small space between the ball and the bumper. This ball mount features...
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  • Ball Mount to Fit Hitch of 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt ball mount part # C45592 only fits Class II 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. If you happen to have a factory hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that was Class II this would work but if you had a Class I 1-1/4 or a 2 inch hitch like the # 76209 we have as a fit for your vehicle it would not fit. We only offer 2 inch hitches for your vehicle like this one so if you have that size we have the part # EBMK4 which you might be interested in. It's got a 4 inch rise and a ball that has...
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  • How Much Does the Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 Weigh
  • Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 weighs about 39 pounds. It has a weight capacity of 132 pounds. I have linked a video review of the T-Load for you.
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  • How Much Does the Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 Weigh
  • Rhino-Rack T-Load Load Assist and Support Bar # RRRTL001 weighs about 39 pounds. It has a weight capacity of 132 pounds. I have linked a video review of the T-Load for you.
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