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Recommended Class III Hitch for Use with 2-Inch Bike Rack on 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Need to buy a hitch for my 2006 Subaru outback solely for the purpose of carrying a bike rack, no towing. Bike rack is for a 2inch receiver, I know my car takes 1 1/4 hitch and I can buy an additional adaptor...I need to know what hitch to buy? Thanks

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You are fortunate that for your 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon we offer three different hitch Classes, including the 2-inch Class III type which is what I recommend. Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 75560 installs without drilling using included hardware. (This does NOT fit on the Sport verion, please note.) An installation article and video are linked.

Using a 2-inch hitch avoids the expense and weight capacity losses of hitch adapters and will result in a safer set-up. All adapters cause you to lose half of your hitch's rated capacity so avoiding them entirely is a big advantage.

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