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Trailer Hitch, Wiring Harnesses, and Brake Controller for a 2022 Subaru Forester

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I have a 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness. I want to put a trailer hitch on it. Which Curt hitch will go on the easiest and allow me to pull my 3000 gvw trailer!

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The best hitch with the easiest install for your 2022 Subaru Forester is going to be the Curt Trailer Hitch item # C13409. This hitch is custom fit and bolts directly to your Subaru with included hardware.

You are going to need a couple wiring harnesses and a brake control to power your brakes and lights on your 3,000 lbs trailer. You will need to start with the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector item # 118467. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Subaru's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area. The second harness you will need is the Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller - 7-Way RV and 4-Way Flat - 10 Gauge Wires item # ETBC7. The kit includes a pre-wired 7- and 4-way trailer connector that mounts easily at the rear of your vehicle with an included bracket. This kit is designed for use on a vehicle with an existing 4-way flat trailer connector and plugs directly into it.

For your brake controller, I recommend the be the Redarc Tow-Pro Liberty Brake Controller item # RED24FR. This brake controller has a unique installation method where you can mount the control knob on your dash or console and hide the main unit out of sight. Since you do not have the towing package you will need the Universal Wiring Harness item # RED69FR to complete your installation.

We have a couple of other mounting options for the control knob that can go inside inserts in your dash. This will give you a clean factory look install. The Universal Mounting Panel for Redarc Tow-Pro Trailer Brake Controller Control Knob item # 331-TPSI-001 which measures 1-1/4 by 1 inch. There is also the option of using the Mounting Panel for Redarc Tow-Pro Trailer Brake Controller Control Knob item # 331-TPSI-002 for the more standard knock-out measuring 1-1/4 by 7/8 inch.

To round out your towing setup I recommend the Curt Towing Starter Kit for 2" Hitches item # C45534. This towing kit will provide you with a 2" ball and a fixed ball mount with a 3/4" rise and 2" drop. It also includes a hitch pin and clip, hitch receiver lock with keys, hitch cover, and a storage case.

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