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  1. New Member Introductions
    After about a 9 week wait we finally took our Forester Wilderness home and I am loving it so far! First plan of attack is finding a hitch that works with the Wilderness since the OEM ones are basically non existent.
  2. Towing and Hauling
    I just need a bike rack for three bikes, but in the past I have used those ones that attach to the trunk and do not feel stable. So, I think I am going to bite the financial bullet and have a hitch installed on my 2019 Forester in order to add a bike rack. Any suggestions are welcome on the...
  3. Transmission and Driveline
    I have a 2016 Forester 2.5i. It was bought directly from a dealer with 9,000 miles on it. It was a dealer-used car. It has about 68,000 miles on it. I bought an e-bike and am being told the only bike racks that will hold it securely are the ones that go on a hitch. Even my husband said that...
  4. Towing and Hauling
    I just ordered my forester and want to add towing package so I can haul my 6x8 jumping jack camper, it has 2" receiver so wondering if I should get dealer tow package and use adapter up to 2" or go aftermarket? I don't want to lose a bunch of ground clearance with having an aftermarket one...
  5. Towing and Hauling
    So I had the OEM 1.25" hitch installed, but now am looking to carry a sturdier bike rack and they all need a 2" hitch. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket 2" hitch that is compatible with the OEM hitch's bumper cutout? I wouldn't want to have a big gap there, or replace the bumper. Cheers!
  6. Towing and Hauling
    I'm not all that familiar with hitches or getting after-market hitches installed so wanted some info. My Forester is a 2016 for reference. Wanted to get a hitch installed that would ultimately be used to haul a small trailer with a dirtbike on it. Total weight of around 400lbs at most? Was...
  7. Towing and Hauling
    Just purchased an 18 forester. I'm looking at adding a few mods to the vehicle. Planning on adding a trailer hitch (2 inch curt) and looking to add crossbars. Does anyone have a recommendation regarding the 2 inch hitch or general recommendations for crossbars (OEM or aftermarket)
  8. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey all, I am adding a tow hitch to my my 2017 Forrester and was wondering if it was pre wired at the factory for a tow hitch and if so, whether it's set for a 7 pole connector. Thanks so much. G
  9. Towing and Hauling
    Just put a deposit on 2021 Forester premium. Trying to find an aftermarket hitch for it. Can some one help find one that fits. Thanks.
  10. Towing and Hauling
    Hello all, Anyone done this install? Looks awkward. These guys say you don't need the car on a lift for the install, but looks like you need to get all the way back to rear diff to access exhaust hanger. I'm thinking ramps will be neccessary. Surely car can't be on the ground. Not into...
  11. Towing and Hauling
    Today I installed the Curt 13409 Class 3 Trailer Hitch, 2-Inch Receiver. Purchased from Amazon. Etrailer.com posted a good video showing how to install it. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Subaru/Forester/2019/C13409.html?VehicleID=201986693#exp-productdetails=.videos I found it simpler...
  12. Towing and Hauling
    Hey guys. I have a 2015 premium and I am trying to find a hitch that will work. I put WRX suspension on it, so it ended up being lowered about 3 inches or so. I just wanted to make sure when I grab a hitch for it, that it doesn't become a problem with the car being so low. I've been looking at...
  13. Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight
    Hi, I just purchased a 2019 Subaru Forester Limited, one of the things I really wanted were the safety features associated with the backup camera, rear cross traffic alert, backup warnings, etc. I also added a hitch mounted bike rack. Now, when I back up, the backup warning system beeps...
  14. Towing and Hauling
    I just had Subaru install a 1.25” hitch on my 2018 Forester so I can get a bike rack for our two ebikes. I’ve since discovered that none of the platform racks will work with my hitch due to the hitch pin hole being so close to opening of the receiver. I called the dealer to see if I can return...
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