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  1. Model Year 2018 and Newer Towing Cross-country

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi All, I’m wondering if anyone who has had long-range towing experience with the Crosstrek would mind sharing their experience. I’m moving from Virginia to Colorado, about 1500 miles, and plan on pulling a 4 x 6 U-Haul trailer behind me. I won’t go over the 1500 pound towing capacity, and...
  2. Model Year 2018 and Newer 1800 lbs camper towing with a 19'

    Utility, Protection, and Towing
    I've been pondering living up north in the summer and heading south in the winter. I've been looking and found a 13ft camper that's under 2000lbs. This is a "full size style" but short camper. Apparently, with a 2.0l gas engine in the UK our Treks can handle 1500kg OR 3300lbs. Curious if...
  3. For Sale New Crosstrek XV Hitch

    For Sale / Freebies
    Brand new Curt 2" trailer hitch Comes with wiring , hardware and hitch Ordered for my 2016 Subaru Crosstrek but should fit 2013- 2017 Crosstrek xv and impreza ( Part # 13135 ) I also have brand new black cloth floor mats, rear privacy hatch cover and a Yakima single roof bike rack. Text or...
  4. EcoHitch thoughts

    Appearance and Body
    Hey guys/gals! So im thinking about installing a hitch kit and was looking at the Torklift Central EcoHitch X7203. I love the fact that the receiver is hidden in the bumper. I will be mainly using it to hold a hitch step, bike rack, and hopefully ill be towing a small tear drop style trailer...
  5. Camping Trailer

    Crosstreks Off Road
    All, Wanted to share photos of our 1973 Allstate Gear Trailer. These were manufactured by Sears and weigh in at under 500 lbs. A single wheel version was made that is VERY popular with VW enthusiasts. The two-wheel version has been a joy to own, tows easily behind the XV and is still...
  6. Can my Crosstrek pull out cars stuck in snow?

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    I do quite a bit of off road driving. I haven't needed to yet, but if the situation were to arise, could I pull my friends car or truck out of snow or mud if it were to get stuck? And is it better to use one of the tow/recovery eyes, or the trailer hitch?
  7. Trailer / winch advice

    Utility, Protection, and Towing
    Hi All, I just purchased a 2015 Crosstrek CV and so far I love it. Next spring (2016) I plan on buying a trailer to haul my Ural. (Russian motorcycle with sidecar) The Ural itself weighs 730lbs dry so I'm guessing 800 with all fluids etc... So I'm thinking a fairly light trailer possibly made...
  8. Dinghy Towing a small pickup

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I am in the process of buying a 1974 Toyota Hilux and am wondering if I could tow it ~30 miles behind my Crosstrek? I would need to get the trailer hitch installed on the crosstrek, but other than that, are there any concerns? The truck is a 4-speed Manual. I would like to Dinghy tow it...
  9. First Time Towing

    Utility, Protection, and Towing
    Hey everyone I've seen a few threads out there about towing but I wanted to see if anyone has had any problems? I have a 13 XV with CVT and CURT 13135 Class 3 Trailer Hitch. I'm looking at renting a small trailer 550lbs for my motorcycle 650lbs. So roughly 1200lbs between the 2 but the...
  10. Recommendations for low profile cross bars, roof basket, front rail, and tow hitch?

    Appearance and Body
    Hey fellow trekkers- Proud new owner and I absolutely love my new xv! I have the oem roof runners, but not any cross bars yet, and I'm really interested in adding a few exterior accessories within budget... -Roof basket: as low profile as possible, I really like the look of the yakima...
  11. XV Trailer

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    Came across this on YouTube. Protect your keyboard, you may drool.
  12. Towing

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I have the 2014 xv crosstrek with CVT. Im moving from Los Angeles CA to Denver Co in a couple weeks. I have the curt class III hitch with 2in receiver installed. I am planning on towing a trailer, the Uhaul website states that my car is capable of towing the 6x12 dual axle trailer...
  13. New Owner in South-Central PA

    New Member Introductions
    A little about me... Single, 31, architectural drafter and designer, camping addict, Coleman collector, camping club chapter director and forum administrator (the TearJerkers), Subaru loyalist. So anyway, I finally bit the bullet and decided to get a Crosstrek. This will be my 6th Suby. I...
  14. Towing capacity of the Crosstrek?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! This video shows what to do if you find a tow-truck driver, who wants to tow you the wrong way: Chinese lady angry that her car is going to get towed does something most probably wouldn't. [VIDEO] Funny, I thought the towing capacity was only around 1,500 lbs...Is the car depicted not a...
  15. Sorry, I did not see a towing section, but wanted to share my experience

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    ..and ask a question. Since getting my wife's XV we have towed our 1180 pound(dry) little guy trailer about 3 times for about 50 miles since about 1200 miles new. The car has pulled the trailer like a champ, and there have been no complaints. However, this weekend, I felt something that I...
  16. Adding an aftermarket hitch: any suggestions?

    Crosstrek / XV General Discussion Forum
    I'm not interested in the overpriced Subaru hitch, but want to take advantage of the Crosstrek's 1500lbs rated towing capacity, so am going to soon start researching hitches. But I've never bought one. In Autozone, there seemed to be a few different sizes for the square hole. And it's not clear...