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Recommended Hitch, Wiring and Towing Mirrors for Pulling Tear Camper with 2020 Subaru Forester

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We have a small teardrop-type trailer that I want to tow with my new 2020 Subaru Forester. Can you recommend a hitch and trailer light wiring for me. The trailer doesn't have brakes. Are there recommended mirror extensions that would help make seeing traffic alongside and to the rear easier to see as well?

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We do indeed have solutions available, assuming that the fully loaded weight of the trailer is less than the 1500 lb towing capacity of the Forester. For a hitch, I'd recommend the EcoHitch # 306-X7391 if you're looking for something that's concealed. Or, if the visibility of the hitch isn't a concern the Curt Class III # C13409 would be an excellent choice. You'll also need a ball mount like # 2753 and a 1-7/8 inch trailer ball # 19260 or a 2 inch ball # 63845. For a trailer wiring harness, the Tekonsha # 118467 would be an excellent choice for you.

There isn't a custom mirror available, but the K-Source # KS3990 works very well on most factory mirrors due to the rubberized ratcheting straps that hold the towing mirror tightly in place. The dual-lens setup provides a larger field of vision than a single-glass mirror would.

I've linked you to installation videos for the hitches I mentioned as well as the wiring. I've also linked you to a video showing the mirrors I recommended being test fit on a few-year older Forester model.

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