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Parts Needed To Tow A Trailer With A 2022 Subaru Forester

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Good Morning, I am a doomsday prepper and recently purchased a 2022 Subaru Forester to help me travel around through the world once the apocalypse finally comes. Since the rear cargo bay of my outback has limited space I thought that pulling a small box trailer around would help me store all of my food and supplies. I purchased a trailer and then came realize that I had no way to tow it because my Outback doesn't have a trailer hitch. Silly me, right? So I'll be needing a hitch any other accessories necessary for towing. May god have mercy on our souls, Thanks!

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To tow your small box trailer with your 2022 Subaru Forester you'll need a trailer hitch, trailer wiring harness, and a ball mount.

Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13409. This custom fit trailer hitch has a simple no-drill, bolt-on installation. The gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance for a long span.

Next you'll need a trailer wiring harness, for this I recommend the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118467. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, either behind the driver's-side trim panel or in the spare tire compartment. You will need to remove some interior paneling to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the connector, insert the provided fuse into the in-line fuse holder.

Once installation is complete, the 4-way flat connector will be stowed in your rear cargo area or mounted to the cross tube of the hitch with parts # 18140 and # 18144.

From there you'll just need a ball mount to connect your trailer to, for this I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches # 989900. This is a great starter kit that will come with a 1-7/8" and 2" hitch ball for multiple applications. It has drop of 2" or 4" and a rise of 1" or 3" to help keep your trailer level while towing.

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