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Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity for 2018 Subaru Forester Touring Ed 2.5i  


Hi! Your website is very helpful! I want to camp with my forester and tow a pop-up or small trailer. What is the towing capacity with the correct towing package installed? Thank you!


Helpful Expert Reply:

I looked up the towing capacity of your 2018 Subaru Forester Touring and it appears to have a capacity of 1,500 lb total trailer weight. For a hitch I really like the Draw Tite part # 76182 which is a confirmed fit, has more than enough capacity, and has a concealed crosstube.

For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118467 which is a confirmed custom fit as well.

If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in 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 include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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Jameson C

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