2013 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5i All-Weather+Moonroof Venetian Red Pearl W/ Ivory Coth
We just purchased a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i and would like to consider purchasing a used smaller size pop up/tent camper/folding camper. Some of the questions I have are:
- Do any of you tow pop up campers with your 2010-2013 outback and if so what are some issues or quirks I need to be aware of when shopping for a pop up, i.e. max unloaded vehicle weight (UVW), Maximum Tongue Weight, etc. Im primarily looking at 8' box campers to keep it simple.
- Regarding hitches I hear some say they installed a hitch without drilling, but all of the videos I see online show drilling a pilot hole to pull the bolts through the factory holes in the frame rails (the factory holes are plugged with plastic plugs) and in order to get the heads of the bolts on the inside you need to pull them through a pilot hole. Also which brand and model hitch is best for a 2013 Outback. We only need a 1-1/4 receiver.
- Being that I have never pulled anything with any vehicle I am completely new to this. All I have done with a hitch is utilized a yakima hitch rack on our Honda CRV I want to do this right, i.e. not stressing out our primary family vehicle so any tips would be helpful. We live in the flats of central Indiana so we will be on flat ground 90% of the time, but we do want to go to the Smoky's or to Colorado with the pop up as well