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What Is the Ground Clearance For An Aftermarket Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Subaru Forester


1. Does your hitch include the wiring? 2. How much does the hitch reduce the ground clearance? 3. How far does the hitch extend beyond the bumper.


Expert Reply:

The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13409 which is a fit for your 2019 Subaru Forester does not include the trailer wiring harness. This is separate and for this, I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness part # 118467 because this is our most reliable option for you and it offers plug and play install.

In regards to ground clearance, we have not yet had a chance to install this trailer hitch so I don't have any of those figures for you. However, we have had a chance to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76271 which is very similar to the above. The Draw-Tite hitch will sit around 11-3/4" off the ground but this can vary from model to model depending on tire size and the amount of cargo. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper is 5".

I cannot confirm at this time but I can imagine these two measurements will be very similar to the Curt hitch as they usually are. I have attached an install video for you on both the Draw-Tite hitch and Tekonsha wiring harness as well as an install photo.

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