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  • Best Hitch Recommendations for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon the Class III hitch I would recommend is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7266 as the overall winner. It has the higher Class III towing capacities, doesn't require the stabilizer strap when carrying a bike rack like the Curt, but also because it only has the hitch opening that hangs down below the bumper so it's the least visible. It is the most expensive though so the next best option is the Draw Tite part # 75673 which is still a great hitch but it has a visible...
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  • Does Installing EcoHitch in 2018 Subaru Outback Affect Back Up Sensors
  • I attached a picture of the Ecohitch part # 306-X7266 installed by us and you can see the back up sensor on the far end of the bumper. It wasn't a problem for us at all. Removing the foam wasn't an issue either. For the money though I would go with the Draw Tite part # 75673.
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  • Comparing the Curt # C13206 and the EcoHitch # 306-X7266 for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I take it that you are debating over the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13206 and the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon because the Curt is rated for a higher weight capacity but the EcoHitch has a cleaner look. The thing that you need to remember is that when using your vehicle to tow or carry anything you always have to check the weight of the equipment you are using (trailer hitch) AND the weight rating for your vehicle. Whichever...
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  • Benefits of Using TorkLift EcoHitch vs Draw-Tite and Curt on 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • The trailer hitch options for your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack can be seen on the linked page. The Class III TorkLift EcoHitch # 306-X7315 is the one that offers a 2-inch receiver opening, rather than the 1-1/4-inch receivers found on the Class I hitches from Draw-Tite and Curt, parts # 24949 and # C11422 Although the weight capacity of all three hitches is the same 200-lbs tongue weight and 2000-lbs towing, if you already own 2-inch accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • Recommended Hidden Trailer Hitch for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I have a great solution for you if your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek features the center knock-out panel in the lower rear fascia. I recommend taking a look at the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7203. This unique, Class III hitch has a completely hidden design and it is confirmed to fit your Crosstrek. The hitch will install behind the vehicle's factory knockout panel and the easy, bolt-on installation will not require any drilling. This will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening...
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  • Installing the EcoHitch Hidden Hitch onto the 2013 Audi Allroad
  • There is quite a bit involved in the installation of the EcoHitch Hidden Hitch, part # 306-X7324. There is no drilling involved, though you will need to trim the underbody and of the vehicle during the installation process. In total, you'll remove the tail light assembly panels, the bumper and the exhaust carrier when installing this hitch. I strongly recommend getting assistance with this install because of the number of individual techniques and steps involved in installing it.
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  • Will Cutting Fascia to Install EcoHitch Trailer Hitch on 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Void Warranty
  • When installing an aftermarket product on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, such as the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 referenced in your question, you are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation (and subsequent fascia/bumper trimming) directly caused a problem, the warranty cannot be voided. Basically, the vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty simply because you cut into the bumper. The foam padding...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Ground Clearance for Towing and Carrying Bikes on a 2018 Outback Wagon
  • Adding a trailer hitch will affect the ground clearance on certain vehicles depending on how it installs. In the case of your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon it will affect the ground clearance a little due to the hitch receiver sitting under the bumper and rear fascia. The trailer hitch that will affect it the least and what I recommend using is the EcoHitch # 306-X7266. From the top of the inside of the receiver opening to the ground on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon is about 16" so the ground...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon Work with Rear Bumper Sensors
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7266 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback with the rear sensors on the bumper. This custom-fit hitch features a hidden cross tube and will install behind the vehicle's rear bumper, leaving only the receiver visible beneath it. This Class III hitch will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and has a 3,500 pound towing capacity. I have attached the installation details that you can also check out. If...
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  • Will the EcoHitch # 306-X7192 and Swagman Escapee # S64693 Work on a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • Since the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7192 is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver you most certainly can use it with the Swagman Escapee # S64693 to carry your two 50 lb bikes. Unfortunately we do not yet (May 2018) have an installation video. EcoHitch set the difficulty for this installation at a 9 out of 10 so if you aren't very comfortable with working on vehicles then you would want to take it to your local shop to have them perform the installation. One thing...
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  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hitch Comparison Curt vs. EcoHitch
  • The Ecohitch part # 306-X7365 and the Curt hitch part # C13382 are both USA made 2 inch hitches confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The biggest difference is the removable lower section that the Ecohitch has which means that when you don't need the hitch you won't see it at all. The Curt does not have this so the hitch is visible at all times. Because of that the price difference is pretty large since that feature is more expensive and highly desired. The other thing to...
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  • Will EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit a 2016 VW Golf GTI?
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7309 will fit your 2016 VW GTI. This 2" hitch is a fit for all models of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf with the exception of R models. To add a 4-way to your '16 GTI the correct wiring harness is # 119250KIT. If you are going to be towing, I recommend checking out Ball Mount Kit # 989900, which may fulfill your towing needs in one tidy package; two ball mounts - one with a 3/4” rise or 2” drop and the other with a 2-3/4” rise or 4” drop - a 1-7/8”...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class III # 306-X7203 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, as long as your Crosstrek has the center knock-out panel in the lower rear fascia. As far as just installing the hitch to your vehicle, all of the necessary hardware is included. This is a really nice hitch that features a completely hidden design and will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening. If you are looking to tow a trailer, you will...
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  • What Do Hitches for 2017 Toyota Prius V Weigh
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7192 weighs 28 lbs. The Curt part # C11276 weighs 31 lbs and the Draw Tite # 24967 weighs 21 lbs.
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  • Installation of EcoHitch on 2018 Subaru Outback with Wheel Arch Moldings and Rear Sensors
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7266 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. I've attached a couple videos of this installation on similar models. We haven't had the wheel trim on these models, so I can only assume there are similar plugs as other vehicles that you need to remove the center section of with a flathead screwdriver and then remove the rest of the plug. The sensors can normally stay in the bumper locations, you...
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  • Hidden Trailer Hitch For 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Utilizing Factory Knock-Out Location in Bumper
  • For your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" # 306-X7204 is what you will want for a very light trailer hitch that fits behind the factory knock-out panel on your lower rear fascia. For the 2 inch option you referenced, the # 306-X7203 fits in the exact same location and the additional options for accessories make it my recommendation even for a light trailer. For your trailer wiring, I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle...
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  • Replacing OEM Subaru Hitch on 2016 Outback for Compatibility with Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7266 will install in the same location as your OEM hitch, but if you don't have the bolt on bumper beam I do recommend adding it but you will need to confirm with Subaru if it is necessary or not. This will give you the 2 inch hitch receiver compatible with your Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 you were wanting. This is a confirmed fit that will work perfectly for this application. If you want to keep your current...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2012 Toyota Prius V, "Toyota does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Toyota also does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch or the use of a tow hitch carrier for a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. Your vehicle is not designed for trailer towing or for the use of tow hitch mounted carriers." If you choose to do so anyway you will need a trailer hitch, wiring harness, and ball mount/hitch ball. For this, I recommend using...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Subaru CrossTrek
  • Yes, for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek we have the EcoHitch part # 306-X7365 confirmed as a fit. This a 2 inch hitch that has a removable hitch opening so that when not in use no part of the hitch would be visible. The 2 inch hitch size is the most popular which means most accessories will be made to fit it and it will have great towing capacities. If for some reason you wanted the smaller 1-1/4 inch size we have the # 306-X7366 as well.
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  • Reason for Number of Bolts Needed to Install Torklift Hitch part # 306-X7192 on 2014 Toyota Prius V
  • There are some shackle straps that have to be used when installing the Torklift Hitch part # 306-X7192 on your 2014 Toyota Prius. This means that a few extra bolts need to be used. I attached a picture I took from the install instructions that shows what I am referring to.
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  • Is There Trimming of Rear Fascia Required When Installing EcoHitch on 2017 VW Golf Alltrack SE
  • When installing the Ecohitch part # 306-X7315 on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack there will be fascia trimming required. I attached a picture I took from the instructions that shows where the fascia will need to be trimmed.
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  • Availability of the EcoHitch for a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III, # 306-X7266, has been confirmed to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback. We also carry 2 other hitches that are confirmed to fit the 2018 Subaru Outback. The Curt Class III Round Tube Receiver, # C13206, and the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Receiver Hitch, # 75673, will fit this model vehicle.
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  • Hidden Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The EcoHitch part # 306-X7203 is designed to be completely hidden behind the knockout plate so you don't have to see an unsightly crosstube underneath your vehicle. I attached a picture that I took from an install video that shows the cover installed and removed on a Crossstrek just like yours. This hitch fits XV Crosstreks from 2013 to 2017 as well.
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  • Is a Wiring Harness Included with the EcoHitch # 306-X7332 for a 2017 Volkswagen Golf R
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7332 only comes with the trailer hitch itself, but for wiring we have the Curt # C56374 which fits the R model of your 2017 Volkswagen Golf. If you are looking to tow with your VW Golf then you will also need a ball mount, hitch ball, and hitch pin and clip. I recommend the Curt Kit # C45036 which comes with all of these components but you will want to check out the linked ball mount article to ensure that the 2" drop is correct for your...
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  • Instructions for Trimming Fascia When Installing EcoHitch Trailer Hitch on 2017 VW Golf Alltrack
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7315 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 VW Golf Alltrack. I was able to get ahold of the installation instructions for the hitch on your vehicle and found that you will need to trim a 3-7/8 inch section from the driver side factory cutout of the bumper. I have attached an image from the instructions to assist as well. All the necessary hardware for this hitch is included.
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  • Will an Aftermarket Trailer Hitch Fit the Same Cutout of OEM Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • If you check out the attached photos of the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7216 and the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76182 you can see that they sit in relatively the same place. I went out to the warehouse and found that the from the center of the hitch pin hole on both hitches measured very similar in regards to where the rearmost mounting hole location is on the mounting brackets. In the installation video for the EcoHitch you can see that from the center...
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  • How to Mount a Bike Rack on a 2018 Tesla Model 3
  • The Curt and Draw-Tite trailer hitch receivers are often rated much higher than the vehicle is capable of handling so they are a bit misleading whereas the EcoHitch Stealth Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7373 which is a fit for your 2018 Tesla Model 3 has a more accurate representation In order to make sure you will be safe carrying your bike rack and three bikes on the back on your Model 3 you will want to take a look in your owner's manual for the vehicle's tongue weight capacity...
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  • Installing EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7162 is a fit for your 2013 Subaru Outback. We recommend removing the bumper fascia because the fascia will require trimming, but Torklift doesn't require it. Their installation details offer two methods of installation, one that requires removing the bumper and one that enlarges the holes instead. The video by the manufacturer shows one of these two installation methods.
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  • EcoHitch Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • We haven't had the chance to install and film the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch # 306-X7203 going on a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. It will be a little like the installation of other hitches for the vehicle, not completely the same, but the video I have linked will give you some idea of the hitch installation process on the Crosstrek. Once installed the EcoHitch will have just the receiver visible so you will still have access to the hitch pin hole to secure a bike rack in the hitch. This...
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  • Recommended Dirt Bike Carrier and Trailer Hitch for 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0 Hatchback
  • For your 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0 hatchback, I recommend the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7211 which is rated for up to 350 lbs tongue weight. You will need to subtract from that the weight of the carrier and the dirt bike, so I recommend getting a lightweight carrier like the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101 which weighs 53 lbs. This combination will give you the ability to carry a dirt...
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