Hitch Removal and Recommendation for Hitch on 2019 Subaru Outback

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Hi. Is this possible? I have a 2015 Q5 4 cylinder that is a lease and due to be returned later this month. 1. Can i remove this myself or should i take it to nearest UHaul? 2. Can i use same hitch to install it on a 19 Subaru Outback 6 cylinder? UHaul is trying to sell me a new one but I wanted to get your opinion. Thanks.

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Removing the Draw-Tite hitch from the 2015 Audi Q5 should not be a problem for you. I recommend spraying the fasteners with a spray lubricant such as part # L10444 then removing the bolts with a wrench.

We do have hitches that will fit the 2019 Subaru Outback but the Draw-Tite hitch for the Audi will not fit. I recommend Draw-Tite part # 76227 instead. The Draw-Tite hitch is one of the least invasive installations because it does not require drilling into the frame. However, the installation requires a small amount of fascia trimming. All of the hitches for the 2019 Subaru Outback require drilling into the frame or small amounts of fascia trimming.

The Draw-Tite hitch is a concealed crosstube so the only visible part of the hitch is the receiver. The installation requires trimming a 4 1/2 inch by 4 inch box into the rear fascia for the receiver to fit through. I have attached a photo of the fascia trimming measurement, a photo and a video of the Draw-Tite hitch on a 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon.

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