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Old 05-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #676
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Here is a fun article, for those that haven't seen it.

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #677
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I am moving from VA to WA in July (approx 2,860 miles) and saw a few people carried uhauls. I have a 2007 wrx 5 door and was hoping to carry a uhaul 5x8 trailer while keeping it below 2000lbs. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thank you!
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #678
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I am moving from VA to WA in July (approx 2,860 miles) and saw a few people carried uhauls. I have a 2007 wrx 5 door and was hoping to carry a uhaul 5x8 trailer while keeping it below 2000lbs. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thank you!

I went from Atlanta, GA to Los Angeles with a 4x8 that was 1800 pounds total. I still got about 25 MPGs on the highway but it took a while to get up to 65mph. just drive smart and you should be good.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #679
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #680
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I am moving from VA to WA in July (approx 2,860 miles) and saw a few people carried uhauls. I have a 2007 wrx 5 door and was hoping to carry a uhaul 5x8 trailer while keeping it below 2000lbs. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thank you!

You'll be fine, with my 02 in fifth gear I'm pulling around 2800 rpms at about 70ish. That nets me ~23mpg on 400 mile trips to Idaho and back. Any faster and mileage is crippled, any slower and I fear I'll never get there.

Just take it easy, and be smart about stopping distances and speeds and you'll do fine.

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:33 AM   #681
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No need for splicing. Just need to pick up one of these:
T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector
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damnit - I wish I saw this sooner - went to subaru - I got their "harness" which I had to splice in - this part should be stickied! thanks though...
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:49 AM   #682
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Does this one count? I used and abused my 05 rs and she loved every minute of it. This was not the first time I had to rescue a vehicle... Long story short-
Rastafari guy in a pizza delivery volvo pulls down an ice slicked driveway with summer tires and fwd. I'm dropping off my friend and see him just sitting there spinning his tires for like ten minutes not going anywhere so I ask what he's doing. He said he didn't know what else to do. So I offer to give him a pull. As you can see from the video I couldnt quite make it over the last steepest crest of the hill... I get out and tell him I'm not sure if I can get over the crest.. he proceeds to ask: "would it help if I put it in drive instead of neutral?" So yea.. this is dragging dead weight.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #683
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Very impressive!
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Does this one count? I used and abused my 05 rs and she loved every minute of it. This was not the first time I had to rescue a vehicle... Long story short-
Rastafari guy in a pizza delivery volvo pulls down an ice slicked driveway with summer tires and fwd. I'm dropping off my friend and see him just sitting there spinning his tires for like ten minutes not going anywhere so I ask what he's doing. He said he didn't know what else to do. So I offer to give him a pull. As you can see from the video I couldnt quite make it over the last steepest crest of the hill... I get out and tell him I'm not sure if I can get over the crest.. he proceeds to ask: "would it help if I put it in drive instead of neutral?" So yea.. this is dragging dead weight.

SubaruTow2.mp4 video by xcellr8edaudi3 - Photobucket
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #684
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I had Uhaul install (Draw-Tite 24807 Class I Sportframe Trailer Hitch Rear 1.25 in. Receiver) *
Install instructions are here http://c452191.r91.cf2.rackcdn.com/i...age/n24807.pdf*








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Old 06-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #685
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Very impressive!
Thanks!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #686
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a bit too much to pull?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #687
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a bit too much to pull?
OMG, really? another one quotes that picture...



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Old 08-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #688
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I pull my Ninja all over, Drag Days, Track Days, and Bike Rallys. Pulls great with a curt hitch and a 5x8 wooden deck trailer. Here are some pictures...


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Old 08-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #689
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I'm trying to find a hitch for my 1984 GL so I can tow a very small (42"x42") trailer all of 6 miles from the gas station to the airport. It is used to haul ethanol free autogas to fuel a plane with an STC. None of the hitch sales websites I've been able to find have listed anything for the 84. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #690
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I'm trying to find a hitch for my 1984 GL so I can tow a very small (42"x42") trailer all of 6 miles from the gas station to the airport. It is used to haul ethanol free autogas to fuel a plane with an STC. None of the hitch sales websites I've been able to find have listed anything for the 84. Any suggestions would be appreciated
One would think you'd have to get one for an '87 and make do best you could...

http://www.racepages.com/parts/hitch/subaru/gl.html
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #691
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Just got this...



And did this...



To put it on this...



To take this...



To carry this...




AND I'm realizing I need a 24-26"... ever since I stole my neices bike.... lol...
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #692
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I installed the uhaul hitch for my 09 wrx. Was a fairly painless install with use of dremel tool and a quick trip to home depot for some more durable hardware.









Pulled probably 1100lbs on a 260 mile highway trip. Allowed for plenty of driving room and extra care in paying attention to how the extra weight changed driving dynamics.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #693
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Quick question...

I just "installed" a Curt hitch on a '07 WRX with stock exhaust and STI tip. The hangers went on fine and TWO of the FOUR frame rail bolts went in like butter. The other two, one on each side WILL not thread. I cannot get them to catch and everything lines up 99.9%

Rethread? Try different bolts, maybe longer? Thread locker? Need some HELP!

Thanks
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #694
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I'm just about to look for a hitch for my 04 wagon!
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #695
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Quick question...

I just "installed" a Curt hitch on a '07 WRX with stock exhaust and STI tip. The hangers went on fine and TWO of the FOUR frame rail bolts went in like butter. The other two, one on each side WILL not thread. I cannot get them to catch and everything lines up 99.9%

Rethread? Try different bolts, maybe longer? Thread locker? Need some HELP!

Thanks
are the first two bolts tight, or loose?

don't tighten any until all 4 have a few turns of threads caught...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #696
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Quick question...

I just "installed" a Curt hitch on a '07 WRX with stock exhaust and STI tip. The hangers went on fine and TWO of the FOUR frame rail bolts went in like butter. The other two, one on each side WILL not thread. I cannot get them to catch and everything lines up 99.9%

Rethread? Try different bolts, maybe longer? Thread locker? Need some HELP!

Thanks
I had a similar problem with the hardware for my install. Took a trip to Home Depot for new nuts and bolts.

+1 ^^ Don't tighten them down until all are threaded properly.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:19 AM   #697
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Curt Hitch, Kartboy XL hangers, and just a little bit of trimming on the bumper.

Pulls the Arctic kitty all day long.




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Old 09-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #698
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If anybody interesting I have 1 year used CURT Manufacturing 11315 Class 1 Trailer Hitch Ball mount, pin and clip included. This Product Fits The Following Vehicles 2008 - 2011 Subaru Impreza Hatchback with Single Exhaust 2008 - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon Sport with Single Exhaust
Just 90 CAD in Toronto area
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #699
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I am moving from VA to WA in July (approx 2,860 miles) and saw a few people carried uhauls. I have a 2007 wrx 5 door and was hoping to carry a uhaul 5x8 trailer while keeping it below 2000lbs. Any feedback would be much appreciated, thank you!
My friend went to wyotech in wyoming. towed his tool box and all his tools in a u haul from wyoming to Vermont. then got offered a good job in cali and towed them from vermont to cali, behind his 06 wrx. no issues. he said it took a little while for his rear suspension to level back out again as it was compressed for the whole drive, but as far as towing capabilities etc he had no issues.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #700
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Good idea or bad idea?

I have this:


I want to tow this?


Polaris RZR XP4 900 has a dry weight of about 1300 lbs. and a wheelbase of 107" and a width of 64". a the wheels.

I have no doubt that this will look moderately rediculous if I get it to work. I just hope my car has the capacity to pull it. I realize the trailer will contribute considerably to the weight I will be pulling, but Ive heard these things do fine puling up to 2000 lbs.
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