Which Hitch is Better for a 2010 Subaru Forester Hidden Hitch 87493 or Curt Hitch 13147


Which hitch is better the Curt 13147 or Hidden Hitch 87493. I want to buy a hitch for my 2010 Subaru Forester but want to see some reviews to determine which is the best. I found one site but I think it is sponsered by Curt Hitches.

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The Curt part # 13147 and Hidden Hitch part 87493 are similar designs as they are built to fit the same vehicles. There are a couple of key differences that may help you in making a decision.

Curt uses a high-gloss black finish on their hitches and the Hidden Hitch is not so glossy. If you want a duller finish go with the Hidden Hitch. If you like high-gloss black, use the Curt. Additionaly, in this model, Curt uses round tube for the cross member and Hidden Hitch uses square tube. You will see a lot of discussion as to which is better, they both have their merits and both can be made very strong.

Ultimately to determine the strength of the hitch, you should look at the manufacturer provided weight capacity. If you need the most capacity, the Curt offers a 400 pound tongue weight capacity and a 4,000 gross towing weight capacity. The Hidden Hitch is 600/4000. Now you may not need the full capacity or your Forester may not be able to handle that load, see owenrs manual, but it is something to consider.

We do have videos of both of these hitches being installed on 2009 Foresters. I have added links them below so you can get a closer look at the hitches and see how they install.

The 2010 vehicles are still fairly new, so we have not received any customer reviews yet. If you decide to purchase one of these hitches, we would love to have your feedback on the hitch as well as your experience with us.

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