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Old 08-26-2014, 09:37 AM   #127
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #128
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Thanks Mike for the installation link and the Ebay link. They do have them for the 2014 Odyssey. I bought set, $24 with free shipping.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:34 PM   #129
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All the Minivan owners on the site probably realize how comfortable a minivan can be as a people mover, but we did not. We have a slew of people staying with us for our anniversary over the last couple of weeks and have had the occasion to fill the van.

It easily carries 6 or 7 in comfort. Great seats and leg room. Even the young jokers who spouted 'soccer mom' to Ginny recognize the spacious comfort it provides, adjustable seats, arm rests, individual air conditioning controls/vents plus tons of storage even with all the seats up.

I would be shocked if there were not an Odyssey or two added to our family in the next couple of years, presently most of our larger family own CRVs and Accords.
You always notice a brand more after you buy one yourself.
But I have never noticed such a number of others on the road
as I have the Odyssey. This area is full of these. I always have
leg room, comfort, etc. as a top priority because of our health
concerns. Practicality sometimes may win over the comfort as
did our Taco did. But we traded it for our Odyssey. Not sorry about
it and after seeing how you beefed yours up, I'm not concerned
about needing another TV if our health improves enough to jump
back in.

Everyone we take in our comments on it's roominess, etc.
Same when we bought our 2012 Scion xB. I bought it for the room
in front and back and mpg. Two great autos in our garage. And
still have my ASTRO van because I've always liked them. And I use
it to tow my utility trailers when needed..............lol
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:28 AM   #130
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7 Pin Connector Option for Odyssey

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The location for my connector is the same place Honda would mount a 4 pin connector. The 4 pin connector is tucked in behind the plastic covering of the bumper after connection to the 7 pin connector.

Also mounting the hitch requires cutting the bottom of the plastic bumper, not visible from the rear.
When I installed the hitch and wired our 2011 Odyssey, I found the Hopkins Multi-Tow (7 pin + 4 pin) connector fits snugly between the Odyssey connector mounting bracket and the bumper. I was not able to bolt the harness in place, but it is held securely with a zip tie. I think it tucks in there quite nicely.

For those who are considering the OEM Honda hitch with a 7 pin connector, this is a great option.

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Old 08-28-2014, 02:04 PM   #131
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Multi-Tow

I like your choice of connector. Had I seen it first I would have used it though I've never towed a trailer with a 4 pin connector though one never knows....very nice.

Where did you purchase it?
Thank you.

My Odyssey LED bulbs arrived from Ebay today. Took about 15 minutes to install them all. Oops... I see the link to etrailer. Thank you
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #132
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Norm, I purchased it from e-trailer.com; you can click on Hopkins Multi-Tow in my previous post, and it should take you to the product page on their website.
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Scott... look neat and tidy.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:08 PM   #134
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Storage
We like to have a place for things and have been adding to our storage spaces in the Odyssey.

There are two dead spaces in the front of the Odyssey under each seat. The seats move back and forth above these spaces.

I've added a covered plastic container in each space held in place by a bungee cord.

Our CRV had a drawer under Ginny's seat.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:25 AM   #135
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It turns out there are 6 places for plastic containers like this so I bought some more ($1.97 ea) and we now have six 6 quart covered containers in under seat areas. The two under the front seats are held in place by bungee cords.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:03 PM   #136
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Odyssey Headlights

This may be the way all new cars are but we've never had headlights like those on the Odyssey.

Now we hardly ever drive at night but were recently. It appears that the Odyssey's lights make a half moon of light in front of the car, and one that's not too tall on low beams.

Is this the modern way?
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I don't drive at night either........will have to check this out on the lights.
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It turns out there are 6 places for plastic containers like this so I bought some more ($1.97 ea) and we now have six 6 quart covered containers in under seat areas. The two under the front seats are held in place by bungee cords.
That's really good to know.
My wife is always complaining about the clutter I
make with my books and magazines I take along
when I wait in the car while her and daughter are
at a doctor's appointment or just shopping.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:23 AM   #139
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I often will read while Ginny's shopping, mostly because she's a slower shopper. I always have my smartphone with a number of books or simply just read the newspaper or news on line.

We have become dependent on the smart phone for all kinds of functions.

We have assigned two of the 6 plastic containers, one contains CDs and another is a substantial array of first aid items.
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:48 PM   #140
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Odyssey Short term results

It appears that Ginny's choice of the Odyssey was excellent. It's non-towing highway mileage, over 35 mpg, is the best of any vehicle I have ever driven.

It also tows with ease and gets decent though not CRV miles per gallon, achieving just over 19 mpg on our first camping trip with the Odyssey.

It is like owning a cave, it is a substantially larger volume than our CRV and a more comfortable car, the seating approaches motor home comfortable. It is decidedly quieter than the CRV, partially because the engine speed is about 60% of the CRV.

Today I noticed how well it corners, definitely like a much smaller vehicle.
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