Trailer hitch for 2010 Subaru outback
Where does one go to get a trailer hitch? Subaru dealer says they can install one on my 2010 outback for $500. Specifically looking in the Kitchener/Waterloo area.
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I've used CanadianHitches before, smooth transaction.macquanski wrote: ↑Check out Canadian Hitches - they're down in Cambridge: http://www.canadianhitches.ca/search.ph ... ..&x=0&y=0
They also price match, so PM against Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/122903-Class-Trai ... urt+122903
Then find a local shop to install. At ~$192 for the hitch and ~ $100 for the install (depending on the shop's hourly rate), you'll be at around $300.
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Apparently Class 2 hitch is good enough for 4 bikes. a Class 1 hitch they only recommend 2 bike carriers. I can't even find a class 1 hitch for the outback. seems to be 2 or higher so no issues there.
yep. i want a 3 bike carrier (which really means 4). and i like the ones that tilt away from the door so you can still access your trunk without needing to remove the hitch. If i go Thule it's in the $350 or more range for the carrier. sigh. Damn family. :-)
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The only reason I would pick the Curt is that the cross member is welded to the side frame plates, and enclosed so that no crap gets inside the cross member and encourage rusting. The uHaul hitch is likely manufactured by Cequent and has multiple brands like Hidden Hitch, Resse, Draw Tite, etc. If the open cross member isn't a concern for you, then the uHaul hitch will be fine and as it's a class III with a 2" receiver, it will meet your needs. The install instructions mention having to drill two access holes in the Subuaru frame to allow access for the fastening hardware -- I'd opt for uHaul to install the hitch rather than DIY. I'd also opt for their $5 lifetime warranty.Kevinck wrote: ↑Thanks all
uhaul class 3 round tube hitch is $140. $35 wiring kit. $21 wiring install. $56 install. $10 online discount. That's $242 or $273 with tax.
is the Curt brand one really that much better for someone who doesn't actually plan on towing?
I don't ever plan on pulling a real trailer. Should i skip getting the electrical kit installed or is this something that is much easier done when first installing the hitch? On the slim chance i do want to pull something sometime?
And does anyone have a shop in the KW area to recommend if i go with canadianhitches? I'm still looking for a shop that someone has good things to say about.
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