Where to Mount Wiring on Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback

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Hi, I am shopping for a hitch for a 2018 Outback. I will probably install the Draw-Tite 76227 hitch or similar Torklift Eco-hitch for the cleaner look as opposed to having an exposed cross tube. I would plan on using tralier wiring that just came out of the hatch when needed, but i was wondering if there is a way to cleanly mount the wiring externally when using one of these hitches without the exposed cross tube. Although Idont know that Id ever need to install one, I am also be curious if there is a way to have trailer break control wiring come out of the back of the hatch when needed? The install videos i saw showed mounting the connector to the cross tube of a different style hitch .

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There is a way for you to mount trailer wiring if you were using a brake controller on your 2018 Subaru Outback if you are installing a trailer hitch with a hidden cross tube such as the Draw-Tite # 76227 or EcoHitch # 306-X7266.

The 4-way harness you use, such as the T-One # 118467 that fits your '18 Outback, is going to have to come out of your hatch but you could then attach it to the safety chain rings (see accompanying photos) with Mounting Bracket # 118149. This bracket uses zip ties which would let you mount the bracket.

There really isn't a way to do this with a 7-way and using a bracket like this with a 4-way will not be particularly beneficial so unless you really just want a clean look you and connect your vehicle and trailer wiring without brackets.

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