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My wife and I are considering adding a towing hitch to our 2012 Subaru Outback (2.5L base) so we can tow our kayaks on a trailer. We're a bit inexperienced and don't know what all we need to buy. We're leaning towards the EcoHitch: https://torkliftcentral.com/2010-2014-subaru-outback-ecohitch
and the Yakima 66" Rack'n'roll:
...but we can't quite figure out what else we need. Do we need to buy a ball separately? What about cables to hook up the lights? I know we want a spare tire but I just can't figure out the rest of it. Thanks for any answers and sorry for the naive question; we just want to price out the whole thing before we do it.
 

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After getting the hitch you will need a drawbar (either 1.5" or 2" depending on your hitch), a drawbar pin, and the correct size ball for your trailer. In addition to your spare tire you will need to make sure you have a wrench that fits the lug nuts on the trailer, and a way to jack the trailer up (if your vehicle jack is not compatable.) hitch ball and drawbar - Google Search

As for the electrical connection, if the hitch you select doesn't come with the correct one, you will need to source it. It is vehicle specific and is plug and play on most modern vehicles. 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon Trailer Wiring | etrailer.com

E-trailer has a lot of info / videos / reviews as well as the items you need. https://www.etrailer.com/maindept-Towing.aspx

You might find local sources for some of the items also.
 
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