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Old 09-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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You've got to do a little work..For example..what does the owner's guide or the searchable database in the Towing section say you can tow? How does that compare to the range of weights in the Trailer Weights in the Real World post?
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This thread will help you estimate the total and tongue weight of a loaded camper: Trailer Weights in the Real World


According to this:2008 Honda Odyssey Specs towing capacity is 3500 pounds. You will need to find out if your Honda has all the required equipment for towing, as it may have been an option. Typical minimum is an auxiliary transmission cooler.

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I agree that you have to do a little research. I have towed 10,000+ miles with a 2007 Odyssey and family from coast to coast and enjoyed it with no issues. I only have a 13' Scamp though.

A couple of notes. Pay special attention to how much weight goes on the hitch and in the back of the van because the Odyssey is easy to overload in back. Also, you want the "towing package" which for me included a transmission cooler which I would recommend. I have it from 2 very unofficial sources that after having transmission problems in earlier model years, the 2007 got the better transmission used in the Ridgeline.
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The 2008 Odyssey manual specifies ("must have") a WDH for trailers over 1850 lb and recommends ("should have") sway control for trailers over 2000 lb.

Do with that as you will.
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Like the folks above have stated the Oddy's make for a very good TV when set up right. I have talked with a few who are towing good sized TT's with their Oddy's. All had good reports.
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Like the folks above have stated the Oddy's make for a very good TV when set up right. I have talked with a few who are towing good sized TT's with their Oddy's. All had good reports.
Any insight into the transmission status i.e. is the current trans. more robust?
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Thanks for the info. I'm trying to delete this post.
Why? A legitimate question was asked, and other members provided useful information in response; it makes no sense to delete the question and leave everyone else's contribution out of context.

The forum is not a personal Q&A service. It is a forum for discussion among a large group of people with common interest, and many of them might appreciate the information that six of our members took the time and trouble to provide.

Personally, I would prefer that the original question be restored, so I can understand any specific information on which the responses might be based.
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Why? A legitimate question was asked, and other members provided useful information in response; it makes no sense to delete the question and leave everyone else's contribution out of context.

The forum is not a personal Q&A service. It is a forum for discussion among a large group of people with common interest, and many of them might appreciate the information that six of our members took the time and trouble to provide.

Personally, I would prefer that the original question be restored, so I can understand any specific information on which the responses might be based.
Intimations have been made in the past (by some here on this forum) that anyone having a towing accident is subject to litigation, including investigating their towing rating. I suspect that the OP is covering his tracks.
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Any insight into the transmission status i.e. is the current trans. more robust?
A good question TG. I have not read or heard of any issues with the later Oddy's even when towing the bigger trailers.

The CR shows Honda Oddy tranny's are better than average overall.
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Anyone interested in towing with an Oddy will get a wealth of info from this blurb....

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