I now see that e-trailer has a Curt T-Connector for trailer lighting with a confirmed to fit notation for the 5-door. Use caution as 2017 taillight connection socket do-hickey has evidently changed from the earlier Imprezas.I have the 2017 Premium 5-door model ... the Tekonsha 118573 trailer lighting kit that fit 2012 and later Imprezas, does not fit 2017 models.
I'm in RI as well and getting ready to get a hitch for my new Impreza. I've used UHaul before to install hitches, but last experience was not great. Which UHaul location did you use?the guy I dealt with price matched e trailer. since I was getting the $98.00 one.
I told him about etrailer's site and he checked t out and made me an offer. which took. for it was a win-win. no shipping. not to worry about getting a damage hitch,
by the way I live in rhode island don't if another would do what he did for me.
probably a slow week for them.
I like this hitch. 2" too. A new bike carrier manual stated that the 4 bike load needed the 2".FYI - Torklift updated their listings with a new EcoHitch for the 2017 Subaru Impreza.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Do you need to enlarge the mounting holes during installation? The installation manual just said "on some model" enlarge is required. I have the 2017 subaru impreza limited which should be very similar to yours in terms of the frame.Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch #24886 A quick eyeball check seems to put it at a level a tad above the rest of the low hanging stuff. The hitch does jut out the rear so you could have a "slope attack angle" issue although my 5-door is some 6+ inches shorter than a sedan; spec says 175.6 to 182.1 That may mitigate that a bit for a 5-door. Nothing has scraped yet. Tape measure at the rear shows 8 1/4 inches up to the bottom of the chain attachment loops and about 1 inch indent in from the bumper face.
http://www.draw-tite.com/support/installation/N24886.pdfThanks for sharing your experience. Do you need to enlarge the mounting holes during installation? The installation manual just said "on some model" enlarge is required. I have the 2017 subaru impreza limited which should be very similar to yours in terms of the frame.
Also, I find it hard to find information about the model DT 24886 online, instead when I use the etailer.com and draw-tite.com they both show the model DT 24959 instead. Does it mean 24959 is now a better fit to the impreza than 24886? I'm trying to avoid drilling if possible
Anyone has experience about Curt C11465? Does it require widening the mounting hole? Also the Curt claims it requires the stablizing strap, how bad is it to have a 3-4 bike rack fully loaded? Is it ok to go without the stablizing strap?I installed my hitch myself with only a socket wrench by parking the wheels on the curb, Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 from etrailer. It was a bit difficult to get into place because it required holding the hitch bar plus a washer, lock washer and then fitting the nut. Luckily, my wife helped for a bit. Unfortunately, the manufacturer forgot to factor in the spacer when measuring two of the bolts so I skipped installing the lock washers on those two. While some folks have to lower the muffler, mine fit into place.