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Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Subaru Legacy

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Need a trailer hitch and connector for lights to tow small utility trailer. This is for my 2016 Legacy.

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For your 2016 Subaru Legacy a popular hitch option is Draw-Tite Class III trailer hitch # 75673. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver and is rated for 600 pounds tongue weight and 4,000 pounds gross trailer weight. Consult the vehicle owner's manual for the towing capacity of the vehicle and go by the lower of the 2 ratings. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.

For trailer wiring you can use Tow Ready harness # 118671. This connector plugs in line with the vehicle tail lights and provides a 4-Way flat connector at the rear of the vehicle.

I also 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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