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Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

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I have a 2015 Subaru outback 2.5. I need a hitch and you guys have one that is half the cost of the suburu part. Does it fit the outback perfectly? Does anything need to be drilled or moved to install? As for bike racks I am deciding between a Thule and Yakima 4-bike swing rack. What do you recommend?

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The hitch receivers that we offer for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon are designed for a custom fit and bolt directly to the vehicle frame with no welding required. I have attached a link to all of these hitch receivers for you. Each will require a minimal amount of drilling for installation.

I personally recommend going with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75673. This hitch will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening which is the most versatile when it comes to hitch accessories and it doesn't require the use of support straps as some of the others do.

Now for a bike rack. Although Yakima also offers some great bike racks, one of my favorites (as well as a customer favorite) is the Thule Swing, # TH9027XT. This bike rack is loaded with features like dual arced arms, cushioned anti-sway cradles, built-in cable lock and anti-rattle device, plus the swing-away feature that you reqested which allows for easy access to your rear cargo area.

I have included a few videos for you to check out.

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