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Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Forester with Best Hitch to Bumper Clearance

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Hi - Im trying to determine if the face of this hitch comes out to within an inch or two of the furthest outer edge of the bumper? The receiver I first put on my 2015 forester is tucked pretty far under and certain bike racks will not fold up as a result. This is the receiver I may buy - since it appears this one comes out much closer to flush with the bumper - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2 Item # C13144

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I checked all of the hitches we carry for your 2015 Subaru Forester and there are two that have the hitch opening as close to the bumper as possible. One is the Curt hitch part # C13144 which has it's hitch pin 4 inches from the bumper and the other is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7216 which has the same dimension.

Since the Curt requires a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 when carrying a non-supported accessory like a bike rack the EcoHitch is the route I would recommend for you.

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