What is Tongue Weight Capacity of 2012 Subaru Outback When Draw Tite Hitch is Installed


with this hitch draw tite 76227 installed on my 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium what tongue weight would be the maximum rating? I want to use a motorcycle carrier total weight on tongue would be just under 350 lbs I have found the Subaru tongue weight for the unibody mounting holes is around 200 lbs.


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Trailer hitch/vehicle towing capacities are limited by the lowest rated component in the setup. The Draw Tite hitch part # 76227 has a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs which means it's over-built for your vehicle that has a 200 lb tongue weight rating.

You'd have to look into a small trailer to tow your motorcycle since a carrier option wouldn't be safe. For trailer wiring you'd need the # 118467 if you wanted to go that route.

You'll also need a ball mount and ball so you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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