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Old 04-19-2019, 11:37 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Just sold my Nissan 350Z and aiming to buy a new Crosstrek. I'm from New Hampshire and needed something to handle the White Mountain roads.

So I'm looking at options with the car and had a quick question. A few I've looked at come with the rear bumper cover. According to the Subaru site, it's not compatible with the trailer hitch. I definitely need a hitch for a bike rack and was wondering if any of you have figured out a solution. Any aftermarket hitches work with this cover or does it need to get removed?

Appreciate any insight!


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Old 04-20-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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you didn't say what year that you are interested in.
so here are the hitches for 18-19 treks.
here is the list of all hitch avail.for 18-19s:

the one I have for my bike rack is c13382,, my bike rack has a 2" rec
this tucks under the bumper and only the rec. shows.

there are installation videos for all the racks you can ck out on e-trailer.

I hope this helps you?

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Old 04-22-2019, 02:10 PM   #3
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I have a 2018 with the bumper cover, and an eco hitch stealth. Both work just fine.
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