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  1. Towing
    Can you use a hitch weight equalizer with a 2020 Outback XT? Also, does the 3500 max tow weight include vehicle cargo as well as the trailer weight and cargo?
  2. Trip Reports
    I have aired my gripes with the car here openly in the past . . . but there are also many things I love about it. I took the family camping along the Mojave Road/Trail for Thanksgiving last week and it was glorious. Pulled a 1900lb pop-up camper and a roof box full of stuff. Two adults, two...
  3. Towing
    Hello! I just purchased a 2018 Flagstaff e-pro and am considering using my 2020 outback limited 2.5i as a towing vehicle for it. Before i invest in getting a hitch set up, I'd like to get some feedback from you all. The trailer's details are as follows, more info can be found using the...
  4. Towing
    Hey everybody. 2017 2.5i Limited here. Purchasing a tear-drop trailer (Mean Bean) soon, and plan on towing it part time with an Xterra and part time with the Outback. I know it'll be a little heavy for the OB, as it'll weigh about 1800 lbs. May end up trading in for a 2020 XT in a year or so...
  5. Towing
    I'm new here; forgive me if this has already come up. My 2016 Outback has a maximum towing weight of 2700 lb. and a maximum tongue weight of 200 lb. Starting with the 2020 model year, while the maximum towing weight is unchanged, the owner's manual gives a maximum tongue weight of 270 lb. —...
  6. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    Everyone, recently installed the Curt #56040 trailer wiring harness to my 2020 Outback. I am having an issue where the trailer lights are constantly remaining on, even when the vehicle lights are off, and the car is parked, engine off, and locked. Trailer is a brand new Aluma with LEDs...
  7. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    Hello - I have an 2019 Outback 2.5L. We are considering doing a road trip and renting a camper trailer to hitch. I am a novice when it comes to hitching and specs, and I'm confused what the limitations are for an Outback. The official specs says towing limit is 2700 Lbs. I'm trying to...
  8. Trip Reports
    Hey all, just took my converted trailer for a 5,000 mile ride from Chicago to Seattle basically and back. Trailer weighs about 1,800 pounds (kept the tongue weight around 190 or below) and I got 15.9mpg average for the trip. Car was a beast did about 30 hours straight to go back home. Could only...
  9. Towing
    Looking for someone that has experience with towing either a Airstream Basecamp or Little Guy Mini Max RV trailiers with a 2.5l OB. I am looking at getting an RV trailer and one of the requirements is it has to have a bathroom and shower. Not a lot of options within the 2700lb tow limit of the...
  10. Gen 1: 1995-1999
    I have a 98 Legacy that will not start. A friend was going to work on it for me and sent his son to pick up my car. His son put my car's front tires on the tow dolly and pulled it about 15 miles that way across the back roads at low speeds. What did damage did he do to my car? I know it should...
  11. Towing
    Hello! I am the recent owner of a 2002 Subaru Outback. I'm looking into attaching a 4x8 Uhaul trailer, with Uhaul's hitch installation, for my drive from AZ to NY. The car has 210k miles on it, but got a new engine and transmission 50k miles ago. I'll need the trailer for two bikes and a thin...
  12. Towing
    So, I am moving soon and wanted to seek y'alls advice and recommendations on towing capabilities for my Subaru. I own a 2005 outback LL.Bean (6 cyl / 3.0 lit. ). I have about 130000 miles. What size trailer should I go with without messing up the engine or transmission? Anything I should know...
  13. Towing
    I’ve been towing my 700lb micro-camper with my previous Crosstrek and Outback all over Michigan for the past few years. I got my 2020 OB in December so no hitch yet (thinking the new OEM hitch but I am really nervous about the cut being off center like people have posted). Who else tows a...
  14. Towing
    I was googling Outback towing tire pressure and up popped this article from a website that showed the tire placard for an Australia 2017 Outback 2.5i Premium with different tire pressures for different towing conditions: https://www.carsguide.com.au/subaru/outback/tyre-pressure The rear...
  15. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    We've put down a deposit on a Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD (. . . .subaru.com.au/outback/specs) with the "tow bar." . . . subaru.com.au/outback/accessories) The spec. sheet says that "With trailer brakes (max) (kg) = 1,500 kg." We've been advised that shipment is ready, but that optionally...
  16. Towing
    I know there has been a lot of discussions already but I need some sound, scientific advice and not just anecdotal evidence. With our 2015 3.6R we had U-Haul install a 2" receiver. I understand the 200# limit on tongue weight and the 2700# tow limit. I'm interested in buying a Safari Condo Alto...
  17. Towing
    Hey, I recently purchased a 2017 2.5i premium outback and am thinking of selling my truck. My question revolves around towing/sag. I am planning on installing a Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Reciever - Class III 2" on it which has a max tongue weight of 600lb...
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