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2015 Subaru Forester Hitch Recommendation without Drilling


It looks like the class III Draw-Rite receiver does not require any drilling to widen out the frame holes for the mounting hardware like the class II receivers. Is this correct? I see this as a big advantage because I dont want to drill on the vehicle. The Draw-Tite receiver looks the same. Is there any difference between the two other than the sticker for the name and the price? Thanks for your help.


Helpful Expert Reply:

You are correct, the Class III Draw Tite # 75876 that is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Forester does not require any drilling for installation whereas the Class II hitches do require it. Since nobody really wants to drill on their vehicle this is a big advantage for these hitches.

I attached an install video for these hitches for you to check out as well.

If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

For trailer wiring you would want the part # 118467.

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Jameson C

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