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Maximum Tongue Weight Capacity of 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Is it the hitch that determines the tongue weight limit? I have the factory hitch option from subaru and the tongue weight limit is 200 lbs. All of your hitches exceed the 200 lbs. I always thought that the factory spec limits were what determined the limit. Can you clear this up for me Thanks

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The maximum capacities are indeed set by the vehicle manufacturer; trailer hitches are often made to withstand values that go past those capacities but you do need to abide by the maximum capacities set by your owner's manual. I took a look and for your 2017 Subaru Outback the maximum tongue weight is in fact 200 lbs.

So no matter what hitch you are using, including aftermarket options like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75673 or EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7267, which have 600 lb and 350 lb respective tongue weight capacities, you should always follow the 200 lb capacity outlined in your owner's manual.

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