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Trailer Towing Hitch
Posted 18 December 2003 - 01:04 PM
Posted 18 December 2003 - 01:59 PM
Very satisfied up to now. Bolted to the frame and to the tow hooks. It really seems bullet proof. I can remove the ball and ball support by removing a big pin and sliding it out.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 02:43 PM
Posted 18 December 2003 - 04:37 PM
You shouldn't have any problems with it.
The tolerances are real tight, it should bolt right on.
82 Hatch, now with winch-hitch capabilities.
01 Forester, .......the winch would fit this hitch too.........Hummm?
Posted 18 December 2003 - 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Phillip
I'm looking for a trailer hitch for my 1999 Legacy Outback and have learned the factory model costs more than twice as much ...
I believe that the Subaru hitches always come with wiring harness and drawbar. Generally aftermarket ones don't. The drawbar will be about $20 and the wiring harness about $35.
If you're towing you will need these, but depending on your trailer the Subaru drawbar might not be the right height anyways. If you're getting the hitch for a bike rack you don't need drawbar or wiring.
Posted 18 December 2003 - 11:42 PM
Hidden Hitch is used by Subaru Canada, and I think Subaru USA uses Draw-Tite (which is the same company as Reese?).
My dealer wanted $486 CDN for the hitch and wiring harness, I got the identical Hidden hitch model including drawbar, ball and wiring unit for $240 CDN installed.
I guess it costs about $240 to ship from Hidden Hitch to Subaru Canada to have the Subaru sticker applied over the Hidden Hitch one and then send it on to the dealer.
Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:15 AM
I did get a lot of looks and stares at the Frankfurt airport, since I checked it in as baggage on my way back to Germany, and just wrapped the sharp edges with paper and tape.
Posted 22 December 2003 - 08:04 AM
Posted 22 December 2003 - 09:44 AM
Posted 19 January 2004 - 05:34 PM
Class 2 hitch package, in stock: $262
Asked if he would install a hitch I bring in. No problem, same labor if it is correct hitch.
Local "Truckstuff & Hitches" company - authorized Drawtite retailer:
$149 hitch Model: Part Number: 36234
$45 to install
$60 wiring kit
$45 to install
Total approx $300
Any feed back: Should I save $62 +/- and have a dealer do my install???
Posted 19 January 2004 - 06:15 PM
$131 for everything but wiring harness ($46) and ball ($10). Even with shipping I think you'd save a little here.
I put on my own on our 01MY Outback. Took about 45 minutes, and I didn't need to jack up the car.
Posted 20 January 2004 - 11:33 AM
Hitch Kit: $131
Wiring Kit: $45
Shipping: $60 - it is heavy!
Total: $ 246
I'm leaning toward the local purchase and installing myself.
The shipping on the product just kills the price savings.
Posted 20 January 2004 - 06:16 PM
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