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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # C13144
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13144 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-228-6743 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13144

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin, and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



13144 CURT Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13144

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (523 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

by:
2017 Subaru Forester

Good solid hitch. Paint/coating feels like it should last. Install kit and etrailer Install videos are a time saver! Start to finish was about an hour. I opted to notch and replace the heat shield vs. delete it. Also opted to grind the center frame hole vs. the one close to the suspension as seen in one of the videos.

etrailer customer service is great. Will definitely buy from again.

Comments
Been mounted for a year now. Mount still solid and paint finish still looks new even after an Illinois winter.
Sparky - 04/26/2023


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Ive put on serveral hitches, just follow the directions. Much easier now that a fish wire for each bolt is included. Widened holes with step bit this time and made it much easier. Reinstalled heat shield by drilling holes in it for bolts to pass through. Installed it by myself without raising vehicle.

Comments
No issues, use for towing small trailer but mainly for Kuat bike rack.
Troy - 07/19/2023


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2014 Subaru Forester

etrailer was extremely fast at processing and shipping my order. The hitch was installed on a 2014 Subaru Forester and was very easy to install. It fits perfectly snug underneath the vehicle and there is no wasted space. Hitch seems to be well made and very strong with good welds. I'm sure it would pull a trailer much too big for the Forester. You can also use tin snips to cut a notch out of the heat shield in the area where the hitch bolts are and reattach it with 3 screws. So you won't have to discard the heat shield. I did the installation without help and used a couple of cheap jack stands to hold the hitch up in place. I didn't even need to jack the vehicle up. To enlarge the center hole, I used a cheap ($18) step bit from Harbor Freight. It's a little easier and quicker than filing or routing.

The only warning I would give is NOT to buy the hitch pin - it is secured only with a weak spring clip and there is no hole for a cotter pin. This is unacceptable and I certainly would not trust it even across the driveway. Do yourself a favor and purchase one at a hardware store and you can secure it with a proper pin or through-hole clip.

I also ordered the wiring kit and it was easy to install with good instructions and works great.

Comments
nice done. thank you for sharing
-- comment by: Huide - 12/27/2013
still going strong. Good hitch, well made. Your request for a review after a year of owning it is the mark of a well-managed company. Thanks!
jd - 11/22/2014


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2015 Subaru Forester

Amazing product and service from etrailer as usual. This is the 4th hitch I've purchased and installed over the past 10 years from them, I always recommend them to my friends looking to install a bike rack. Allocate another $[XX] to buy a step drill bit (or ask your friends to borrow one) to fit this on your Forester. I figured I could just widen the "feed hole" with a file, but using a step bit will save SO much time and make a much cleaner job of it. The fishing line things that help with install are great, I think I enjoyed using them more than a normal person should. Great solid hitch, no complaints and highly recommend.



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2014 Subaru Forester

Well packaged, sturdy hitch that included easy to follow instructions and lined up exactly the way it should. Very straight forward install providing you don't have severely corroded muffler clamp bolts and heat shield mount point install problems like I did. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.



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Subaru Forester

(2014 Forester) I haven't used my hitch through the winter, but looking forward to racking up my bikes in a few weeks to head to Ocracoke, NC! This hitch receiver is rock solid. There's a few chips in the paint that I'll try to touch up before heading down to the salty air.

Comments
After a year+ of use, its a rock solid hitch and I love being able to haul my bikes with it.
John - 03/06/2023


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2014 Subaru Forester

Very straight-forward to install. The videos really help. I used a hydraulic jack to lift it into place. It's not that heavy, but it freed up my hands. The hardest part of the installation was torquing the nuts to spec. Getting the leverage to apply the torque is tough when you're on your back under the car. Until I braced myself against a wheel and the bumper, I just slid across the floor when I tried to tighten the nuts.



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2002 Honda Accord

A hitch is a hitch but the best part about buying from etrailers was the direction and instructional video you provided. Simple and straight to the point. Tool list, special parts, like the fish wire, made it super easy. They say you get what you pay for and with everything included to make it simple to understand and install....i feel like i just hit a jackpot. Best product out there for the DIY'ers.



by:

Materials are high quality. The installation instructions, paper and online, are clear. Really appreciated the installation aid tools, especially the wires to fish the bolts and reinforcements up inside of the car frame.

The hitch nested perfectly under our 2018 Forrester, and fit with amazing precision around the spare tire well.

I did this by myself and used a floor jack to help lift the hitch into place. This worked nicely so I’m sharing a photo of that.

One lesson learned was that you do have to unscrew the bolts from the fishing wire or else they won’t fit through the slots in the rack. I was pleasantly surprised to see how precisely it all fit.

The installation is rock solid and is nicely hidden away. I was very happy that this unit didn’t require me to cut through my bumper.

Overall it took me about 2 hours, maybe a bit longer, FYI.



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Subaru

I was originally just looking for a bike rack for my wife's 2014 Subaru Forrester. After viewing the website and watching the instructional video I decided installing a trailer hitch would be the way to go. Living in Missouri I received the hitch the next day. The hitch is top quality and installed with ease. I did decide to fish the bolts through the top inside of the vehicle because I didn't like the idea of enlarging the hole that was an attachment point. Simply pop up the two black buttons on each side to remove the foam, they pop back in when your finished for access. Enlarging the hole shown puts you directly above the center attachment hole. As shown in the pictures I enlarged the hole inside the vehicle and then sealed with butyl tape, Fishing from the top was very easy. I also only removed the minimum amount of heat shield to allow for the bolts and flattened/sandwiched the shield between frame and hitch to eliminate any chance of a rattle.
Now I only have to pick out a bicycle rack which I will definitely be ordering from etrailer.com

Comments
Still rock solid. Couldn’t be happier.
Wally - 04/05/2018


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Solid hitch. Works great for my 3-bike rack. Apparently easy to install (though I had Uhaul do it).



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2015 Subaru Forester

I just purchased a 2015 Subaru Forester and needed a hitch for it. To have the dealer install would have been $700 and would have only been the 1 1/4" hitch. I wanted a 2" and have seen good reviews on the Curt hitch. I got confirmation from Curt that this did indeed fit the newest forester and so made the purchase. I thought about doing the install myself, but for $80, the local trailer dealership around here would do the install in an hour and be held liable for any damage done. And since I have no experience with car stuff and did not want to take a chance with doing any sort of damage to the vehicle, I brought it in.
It turned out nice. I needed a 4" lift for the ball mount so that my trailer would be nice and level. Also needed to pick up the extended version of it so that it would clear the back bumper of the car. Haven't towed anything yet, but over the next few days, I'll test out the 1500lb towing capacity and see how it works.

Comments
How did your testing go?When you said you would test the capacity, do you mean your trailer is exactly 1500?How heavy is your trailer?
-- comment by: Dan - 08/20/2014


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2017 Subaru Forester

Got the hitch for bike mount. I did not like the instructions telling me to widen the holes or to get rid of the heat shields. I modified the heat shields and removed the bumper to put the bolts through the frame. Mufflers had to be removed to install the hitch. Removing the bumper did not take long.



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Fantastic, rock solid hitch. I installed it myself on a 2017 Subaru Forester, and I'm handy but have never done any automotive work - not even an oil change!



by:
2016 Subaru Forester

Great looking hitch installed.
The videos
provided by etrailer and Curt are super helpful. I did run into a snag since I don't have a lift nor a helper to muscle the receiver into position. My solution was to use my motorcycle lift to slowly raise the receiver into position, put a couple nuts on, remove the lift and torque it all down. Perfect!!



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2017 Subaru Forester

The trailer hitch was delivered timely. My son was able to install it relatively easily. And it has performed perfectly ever since.

We are very happy with our Curt trailer hitch and with etrailer's service.

Comments
Hitch is working fine. Thanks for asking.
Tom M - 08/20/2018


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Subaru Forester

etrailer to the rescue again. There are two reputable shops in my area but their quotes for a hitch for my Forester seemed high. etrailer had a different model in stock from Curt. It works perfectly and the cost of hitch plus installation by one of those dealers was half what they were first quoting me. I keep my bicycle rack on this hitch full time.



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2015 Subaru Forester

I chose the Curt class II trailer hitch & Curt wiring harness. The videos along with the customer comments and reviews were very helpful making the installation go smoothly. I backed the car up on ramps to get working room. The hardware provided had much larger heads than shown in the video so I enlarged the 4th hole in order to pull the blocks and bolts thru. The rest of the installation went smoothly.
The tube cover with American Flag made a nice finish to the installation. Just an FYI, I have see the same tube cover on several other vehicles in the area. It looks good.



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Subaru Forester

I took a star off because the hitch is too narrow and contacts the spare tire well on both sides with no side to side adjustability. It would not sit flush on the frame rails until drawn to the full 110 ft-lbs. Installation took 2.5 hours without enlarging any holes in the frame rails and besides the holes in the heatshields is reversible. I have arthritic hands and worked alone when it was 91 degrees and I stopped multiple times to get tools/refreshments/wash my hands and tools. Knowing what I needed beforehand I doubt it would take more than 1.5 to do it again. The bumper cover/mud flap (green) required 8mm, 10mm, and a small screw driver. The bumper support (blue) used 14mm. The Curt hardware is marked in yellow. The disassembly is straightforward and once the bumper support is removed you can easily place the carriage bolts within the frame rails using the fishwires. I used a section of 2x10, two 2x4 cutoffs, and four 3 inch deck screws to create a balanced platform to raise the hitch into place. Once the nuts are on lower the jack and unscrew from the bottom. Reassembly took maybe twenty minutes. Note: My Forester XT has an aftermarket cat-back exhaust system with mufflers 1/3 the size of the OE units so I was able to complete the install with it in place. The Magnaflows are narrow enough that they don’t block access to any of the heatshield bolts or frame rails.



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I just installed this hitch on a 2016 Forester. First, the hitch and hardware were all in perfect condition.
The instructions were detailed and very helpful.
Now that it's installed, it looks great and feels solid.
I'm glad I had a nice bit on a my die grinder for the step of widening the two holes, I'm sure a step drill would make easy work of that too.
I had never used the fishwire procedure before, but it was very easy and worked great.
After plenty of searching, etrailer had the best price for this hitch and followed it up with free and fast shipping, awesome customer service, and most importantly a great product from a great selection.
By the way, this is my third hitch from etrailer, the other two are on my WRXs :) Still strong, years long



by:
2018 Subaru Forester

Went on easy and fit perfectly. The video was a great help.

Comments
The hitch has been a great addition to my SUV. It fit well and looks natural on the car. It was a easy install as well
Donald - 08/05/2023


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2015 Subaru Forester

I am very happy with the service provided by e trailer.com, They truly have the lowest prices and if you find a lower price they'll match and give you an additional 10% discount!!!!

This hitch is very sturdy and for the price I think it is the best bang for your buck...

I followed your install video completely however I don't understand why Curt recommends that the heat shield be removed. I installed the hitch with the heat shield and all i needed to do was to drill two 1/2 inch holes where the R and M are located in the heat shield (there is a pilot indentation there) this area of the heat shield is where the hitch will attach to the car and then I reattached the shield back into the car before attaching the hitch.

I don't have a lot of mechanical skills and it took me about 3 hrs to install this hitch by myself and taking breaks in between to wait for paint to dry. I painted with rust resistant paint and undercoating the areas that I enlarged/drilled. Enlarging the holes was the most time consuming part in my opinion but it didn't took that much either I used a Titanium Nitride Coated High Speed Steel Step Drill Bit and enlarged the hole up to 1 3/8.

getting it on the car by myself was difficult but I used 2 floor jack towers to hold the hitch in place and that helped but it would have been easier having an extra set of hands to hold it while screwing the bolts

I also painted the hitch 3 days prior with 3M rubberized undercoating to give an additional layer of rust proofing

I am very pleased with the way it looks on my 2015 Forester. Thanks etrailer.com, I highly recommend, and will definitely buy from you guys again!!!



by:
Subaru Forester

Fast shipping and helpful customer service, in that the original hitch i ordered was going to be delayed, due to out of stock. so i ordered the Curt. The instructions that came with the hitch were clear and easy to follow, but I watched the video, which suggests widening the furthest forward hole, which is already a bit bigger than the three that you put the bolts through. I drilled two holes next to the big hole (so it looked like mickey mouse - sorry i did not take a picture), then just bent the "tab" of metal between my two holes out of the way to fish through the bolts and the flat pieces of metal which prevent the bolts from turning. once i fished everything through (very easy and fun, even), i bent the tabs back into place and replaced the rubber stopper.

I also followed the comments from others on the website and trimmed the muffler heat shield so as to leave the bolt holes for the hitch exposed, then reinstalled it with three of the four screws. I lowered the muffler, and held it in place with a strap, like the video suggests. The install went easily, but did take me about three hours.

The receiver end of the hitch ends up a couple inches shorter than the end of the bumper, so there is no chance of smashing your shins against it, and it is very tight up to the bottom of the bumper as well. It does not appear that it will impede any type of 4 wheeling in the Forester, which was also a concern, as I see some hitches on cars are so big, that it would impact clearance.



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This hitch is exactly what I needed. It has been working great. I just tow a medium sized trailer for camping.



by:
2015 Subaru Forester

First the positive: Product is excellent, everything was there in the box and it fits perfectly under my 2015 Forester.

Now the less positive: I read the instructions that came with the hitch receiver and they made little sense to me. Enlarge the middle hole and pass the bolts through there? I didn't make sense, especially to install the bolt/spacer in that hole. Luckily, I watched the video and they say in it to not follow the instructions and use the rear access hole. My question is then: Why not correct the instructions?
Also, I didn't like that they enlarge the access hole with pry bars in the video since I wanted to be able to put the plug back in place so here's what I did. I took a reciprocating saw and made four little notch, allowing me to bend two tabs (see pictures). After passing all bolts and spacers, I fold the tabs back and the plug fit perfectly
Finally, they don't re-install the heat shield in the video (2016 Forester installation video) but I knew better since I watched other videos for other products. I simply made cuts in mine to fit the bolt holes.
In summary, excellent product but some work needs to be done to correct the instructions. Luckily, the site has plenty of videos to help you find the perfect solution. This is why I still give it 5 stars.


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  • Will Removing Heatshield For Installation of Hitch Cause Damage to Subaru Forester
    My technical contact at Curt assured me that removing the heat shield when installing the Curt hitch # C13144 on your 2015 Subaru Forester will not cause damage to your vehicle. The law mandating the heat shield requirement was originally geared toward muscle cars when they got too hot and gas can spill out and catch the backside of the vehicle on fire. Since then, gas tanks have multiple layers of protection and the heat build up in a regular versus muscle car are drastically different....
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  • Can the Heat Shield of a 2016 Subaru Forester Be Reinstalled After Installing Curt Hitch
    Curt and Draw Tite are separate companies that came up with their own ways to install their hitches independently of each other. A lot of times there are some variances that don't really make huge differences either way. Specifically with heat shields. For your 2016 Subaru Forester Curt recommends just getting rid of the heat shield as it doesn't hurt anything to remove it. Draw Tite came up with a way to trim it and reinstall it. With that being said, if you wanted to install the Curt...
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  • Distance Dimension of Curt Hitch C13144 Center of the Pin Hole to the End of the Receiver Tube
    I was able to go out to the warehouse and measure the Curt hitch # C13144 for you. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the receiver tube is 2-1/2 inches.
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  • Why Do Trailer Hitches Have Higher Towing Capacities than the Vehicles They Fit
    You bring up a great point which brings up a great question. There is a good reason that hitches like the Curt # C13144 have a higher capacity than the vehicle it fits. Hitch capacities are rated separately from the vehicle they are installed on. I know it's somewhat annoying and confusing, but a hitch has it's own weight capacity that was determined by the manufacturer that is independent of the vehicle. Typically it makes sense to make hitches with similar capacities as the vehicle but...
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  • Will Removing the Heatshield For Installation of Curt Hitch Cause Damage to 2014 Subaru Forester
    My technical contact at Curt assured me that removing the heat shield when installing the Curt hitch # C13144 on your 2014 Subaru Forester will not cause any damage to your vehicle. The law mandating the heat shield requirement was originally geared toward muscle cars when they got too hot and gas can spill out and catch the backside of the vehicle on fire. Since then, gas tanks have multiple layers of protection and the heat build up in a regular versus muscle car are drastically different....
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole to Bumper Curt Hitch # C13144 Installed on 2015 Subaru Forester
    Sounds like you are looking for the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole of the Curt Hitch # C13144 out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper of your 2015 Subaru Forester. When we installed this hitch on a very similar 2015 Forester as yours we found that dimension to be right at 3 inches. Check out the install video and picture I attached that shows this measurement.
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  • Weight of Curt Hitch for a 2015 Subaru Forester
    The Curt Hitch part # C13144 that you referenced weighs 35 lbs. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Does the Heat Shield of a 2015 Subaru Forester Need to Get Removed to Install Trailer Hitch
    To install the Curt hitch part # C13144 on your 2015 Subaru Forester you will need to permanently remove the rear heat shield. I attached the install video you referenced as well as instructions that detail how this is done. Heat shields like what your vehicle has are there to prevent heat from exhaust from transferring up into the interior of the vehicle. At the rear of a vehicle exhaust components are nearly as hot as they are near the front so removing the rear heat shields wouldn't...
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  • Why Can't Hitches for 2015 Subaru Forester be Used with Weight Distribution Systems
    The Class III hitches available for your 2015 Subaru Forester like the Curt part # C13144 are not rated for weight distribution systems. Typically this is not due to the hitch itself but more so the vehicle the hitch will install onto. Weight distribution systems do put a bit more stress on the vehicle/hitch than a standard ball mount and not all vehicle frames are able to handle that. But for a ball mount that would allow your trailer to be towed level you would need to get a different...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Installation on 2015 Subaru Forester
    Curt hitch # C13144 fits several model years of the Subaru Forester including your 2015 and the 2016 model year shown in the linked video you referenced. The forward-most hole in the car's frame, the one that is shown in the video being enlarged with the pry bars, is simply for accessing the interior of the frame rail, but not for installation of the hitch hardware. Three, not four, fasteners are used on each side of the hitch. When you place the hitch up into position under the car you'll...
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2018 Subaru Forest Fit XT Models with Dual Exhaust
    Yes, the Curt trailer hitch part # C13144 is a fit for your 2018 Subaru Forester with dual exhaust. We had a customer come back and leave a review saying it fit on their Forester XT with dual exhaust. I attached a picture of the review.
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  • Why Does Curt Hitch for 2018 Subaru Forester Have More Towing Capacity than the Vehicle
    With any towing setup you are limited by the lowest rated component as the overall capacity as it would be what fails first. So your 2018 Subaru Forester would be limited to 1,500 lbs regardless of what hitch you have installed. So that begs the follow up question...why do we offer hitches rated for more than the vehicle? The answer to that is our manufacturers design a hitch to fit the vehicle and then do the best they can to make it as strong as possible and rate it independently from...
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch Fit Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Forester
    A hitch from a 2009 Forester would not fit a 2014 Forester as well. There was a large enough difference that from 2013 to 2014 they had to make a new hitch fit for the Foresters. That means that for the 2017 model you'd need the part # C13144 that you referenced. I attached an install video for this hitch as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Forester with Best Bumper Clearance
    I wasn't able to find your order notes so I am not sure what hitch you have, but the Curt part # C13144 would be the one for your 2014 Subaru Forester that would stick out the most. From the center of it's hitch pin hole to the furthest point out it measures 3-1/2 inches. The hitch opening is basically totally flush with the bumper so you wouldn't need any type of extension with this rack.
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  • Installation of Trailer Hitch Where Exhaust Rattle is Possible
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13144 is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Subaru Forester 25i Premium. I can definitely appreciate the caution as a rattle would drive anyone crazy. We have not experience this with that particular installation, but there are also ways to ensure it doesn't happen. I've attached an article to assist so you can ensure you get the benefits of a hitch without any exhaust rattle.
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  • How Much Does the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13144 Weigh
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C13144, has a shipping weight of 35 pounds. There isn't a lot of packaging that goes with a hitch so the actual weight of the hitch is around 30 pounds or so.
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  • Does Fishwire Come with Curt Trailer Hitch # C13144 For 2018 Subaru Forester
    Yes, the fishwire needed to install the Curt hitch part # C13144 that you mentioned comes with the hitch. All needed hardware comes with this hitch. I attached a picture of all the hardware plus the install video down below as well.
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  • Will the Yakima Ridgeback Work with my Class 3 Curt Hitch
    The Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack part # Y02458 will work out perfectly with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13144. The hitch has a 2" receiver tube opening which is fully compatible. Check out the linked video that has some additional details for you.
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  • Are There Dangers to Permanently Removing Heat Shield When Installing Hitch on 2015 Subaru Forester
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and he said that the hitch will mount in the same location where the shield was previously located. Once the hitch is installed, a heavier piece of metal on the hitch will act as the heat shield. I personally recommend the Curt Class III Hitch, # C13144, for your 2015 Subaru Forester. A 2 inch hitch gives you the added benefit of having more options when it comes to hitch mounted accessories. Curt does require the use of Support Straps, # 18050, for all...
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  • 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Availability for 2014 Subaru Forester
    A 2-inch Class III hitch is definitely the way to go on your 2014 Subaru Forester. This size receiver offers broader compatibility with a range of accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers, and also offers higher tongue weight and towing capacities (but your owner's manual should be consulted before any towing activity). The Draw-Tite Class III hitch # 75876, which is shown in the linked video on your same vehicle, installs using included hardware without welding or drilling; the...
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  • Change in Hitch Receiver Tube Length on Curt Trailer Hitch for 2016 Subaru Forester
    You are correct that there is a bit of a difference in the trailer hitch. The Curt Class III Trailer Hitch # C13144 for your 2016 Subaru Forester has undergone a change in the length of the receiver tube. This is the difference you noted in the photos. Originally when we took our photos of this hitch, the receiver length of the hitch was 8 inches, but the receiver length was later increased to 11 inches. I went out to the warehouse to look at the # C13144 hitches that we have in stock,...
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  • Comparing Hitch Location Relative to Bumper for 2015 Subaru Forester
    It's just due to how the hitch was designed. The Draw-Tite part # 75876 does not go all the way out to the end of the bumper but it does stick out further than the Curt part # C13144. I attached installed pictures of both hitches to show you the difference. Judging by the design of the vehicle the reason seems to be due to the fact that the vehicle just has a pretty large distance from the frame to the furthest edge on the bumper.
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  • Need Installation Instructions for Curt Class III 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13144
    The installation instructions for Curt Class III 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13144 are linked for your reference. This hitch is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Subaru Forester; it fits all versions. The instructions include a listing of tools required, among which is a torque wrench to allow precise seating of the mounting hardware at the specified 110-ft-lbs. Installation requires no drilling, but access holes may need to be enlarged. The exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation...
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  • What Happens to the Heat Shield of 2014 Subaru Forester When Installing a Hitch
    Actually Curt says that to install their hitch part # C13144 that you referenced you can either remove or trim the heat shield of your 2014 Subaru Forester. The same goes for the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 that you also mentioned. I attached install videos for both hitches.
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