Hitch Cargo Carrier, Lighting Kit, Cargo Net and Wiring for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Hi. I have a 2017 Subaru Outback with the 1.25inch trailer hitch and was interested in several of your items. Can you tell me if these items will fit with my car? 63153 Carrier 20174 Lights C18201 Net 9653P Extension Please advise. Thank you in advance.

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We can help you get your 2017 Subaru Outback ready for some cargo hauling using its factory-installed 1-1/4-inch hitch.

The cargo carrier you referenced, the Pro Series # 63153, only fits a larger 2-inch size hitch but we have similar carriers you can use in your 1-1/4-inch OEM hitch, such as their model # 63155.

Do note though that those factory Subaru hitches do not have the same weight carrying capacity as the 2-inch aftermarket hitches we offer that can bolt right up to the car's frame, such as the Draw-Tite # 75673. A 2-inch Class III hitch like this Draw-Tite will let you carry far more cargo weight, hundreds of pounds more.

If you want to stick with your current hitch you can use the Pro Series # 63155, Curt # C18145, Curt # C18110 or one of the others shown on the page I linked for you. All of these fit the 1-1/4-inch hitch size you have.

With the Pro Series # 63155 you can indeed use super-bright high-efficiency LED light kit # 98174LED or the standard bulb version # 20174. Cargo net # C18201 is a good choice. If your 4-pole vehicle wiring is not long enough you could use an extension like # 9653P. If the Outback does not yet have trailer wiring you can use part # 118467 and then add the extension if needed.

Take care to ensure that the combined weight of the chosen carrier and its contents does not exceed the maximum tongue weight for the hitch and vehicle.

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