Trailer hitch for 07 Outback

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Randy Hamilton, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Anybody have the factory hitch on an Outback? What about aftermarket? In the
    Subaru website the receiver looks pretty well hidden but the picture is from
    above so it's not a good angle to see for sure how it fits. Any
    recomendations?
     
    Randy Hamilton, Nov 27, 2007
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  2. Randy Hamilton

    bigjim Guest

    www.etrailer.com Search for your vehicle and you can view instruction
    manual to see if you can handle it yourself. I installed a hidden
    hitch on my 04 outback in less thn an hour with no problem Was 1/3 the
    price of OEM!
     
    bigjim, Nov 28, 2007
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  3. Randy Hamilton

    TrailRun Guest

    I had U-Haul install one on my 2003 Legacy Wagon. The total was about
    $260 US. Not cheep but I was in a hurry and it included all the wiring
    and drawbar. It is a fairly easy install if you have the time you can
    do it your self.

    WayneS
     
    TrailRun, Nov 29, 2007
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  4. Randy Hamilton

    Bob Burns Guest

    I had the dealer put the factory hitch on my '08. I mainly use it to
    attach a Yakima bike rack; works very well.

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    Bob Burns
    Mill Hall PA
    (email is a spamtrap)
     
    Bob Burns, Dec 2, 2007
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  5. OK, final results are in. I decided to check out etrailers.com as bigjim
    suggested above. They were great! They listed 7 different hitches for the
    Outback and I got the Hidden Hitch 2" Class III for $139.95, and the harness
    for $34.95, no tax and free shipping. I got it in 2 days and it fits great.
    It is recessed about 2 inches from the face of the bumper, just like I
    wanted.
    FYI the wiring connector is behind the side panel of the trunk, driver's
    side. If you take out the foam piece on the floor(3 snaps) you can see a
    loop of the wire hanging down under the bottom edge of the side panel. It
    took me way longer than it should because I spent some time deciding whether
    to pull out the side panel to see if that was really the right wire. I ended
    up pulling the panel out and realized I could have just snaked that loop out
    from under the panel. It is taped into a loop and the tape gives when you
    pull on it. Don't laugh if everybody knows this but me. I didn't mind the
    extra time since I didn't want to tear up the trim, but I could probably
    have done the whole thing in an hour instead of 3 plus hours.
    Thanks to bigjim.
     
    Randy Hamilton, Dec 6, 2007
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  6. Randy Hamilton

    bigjim Guest

    Glad to be of help!!! I went through the same thing with my 04.
    Finding the wiring was the hardest part for me too. Some things you
    need to pay fr but a trailer hitch on most cars is best done
    yourself!!!!
     
    bigjim, Dec 6, 2007
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