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Best Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Forester

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Id like to know which trailer hitch I need to go with your 2016 Subaru Forester Yakima RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack - 1-1/4inch and 2inch Hitches - Tilting? Thank you

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The best hitch for your 2016 Forester will depend on what you're planning on using the hitch for. If you're only needing the hitch to serve as an attachment point for the Yakima # Y02457 Ridgeback bike rack, a Class II hitch like the Draw-Tite # 36523 would be an excellent choice.

However, if you might also use the hitch as an attachment point for other accessories like a large cargo carrier such as the Curt # C18151 or if you might do some light duty towing, a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75876 would be a better choice. The Class III hitch uses the more common 2 inch receiver tube (versus the 1-1/4 inch used by the Class II) so you'll have a better selection of hitch mounted accessories.

The Yakima Ridgeback is compatible with both the Class II and the Class III hitch.

If you'll be towing, you'll also need the following accessoires:

Trailer wiring harness with 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118467
Ball mount # C45030
1-7/8 inch trailer ball, part # 19260 or 2 inch ball # 63845
Locking hitch pin, part # e98882

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