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Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Subaru Forester and 1,500 Pound Trailer  


I need a towing set up for my 2016 Subaru Forester. I need the hitch and wiring and all the accessories. Trailer is very light, 1500 pounds loaded. Thanks!


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For your 2016 Subaru Forester a popular hitch option is # C13144. This is a Class III hitch rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight so it can handle the 1,500 pound trailer easily.

For trailer wiring you can use Tow Ready harness # 118467 to add a 4-Way flat connector at the back of the vehicle. I have linked videos showing example installations of the hitch and wiring for you.

And since you plan on doing some towing I recommend 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 have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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