Al, we had a good time - thanks for everything - the camp fire, the lasagna, the planning - everyting.
Fred, I remembered something that might interest you. Over on the Yahoo Scampers group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scampers/
) there is a guy with a 4-cyl Subaru who modified his 1-1/4" receiver to accomodate a 2" WDH. It was either a Forester or Impreza - there are several with Subarus and I don' t recall who it was. But if you post over there maybe you can swap notes and see if he has tips to share about beefing up the receiver. HTH
Take care, and stay warm everyone!
-Bob, Leslie & Nakita