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Draw-Tite Hitch Recommendation for Ground Clearance on a 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon  


Does the C12270 reduce ground clearance under the outback? How does it match up with the hidden hitch or Drawtite options as far as reducing ground clearance? Thanks,


Expert Reply:

Since the CURT Trailer Hitch # C12270 will sit below the rear bumper of your 2000 Subaru Outback Wagon it will reduce the ground clearance on your vehicle.

However, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36284 will give you a little more ground clearance as the area that goes around the exhaust tip will go above the tip on the Draw-Tite hitch. Whereas, it goes below the tip on the CURT hitch.

Check out the picture I attached that shows both of these hitches installed on a similar vehicle as yours.

I also attached installation instructions for both hitches and an installation video for the # 36284.

If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup:

Class II Drawbar # 36053
Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter and Short Shank # 19258
Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 inch Diameter and Long Shank # 19254
Pin and Clip # PC2

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