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Old 08-17-2014, 04:16 PM   #113
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That will really be handy.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:21 PM   #114
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One Touch, and phone chargers

Carl - I think it will be handy and convertible back in minutes.

The Odyssey comes with a built in phone charger. It is not as fast as the one that comes with our smart phone so I've added a dual charger capable of 4.2 amps @ 5 volts amps for our smart phones or pad.

I also purchased a separate charger that uses that same outlet capable of charging my Chromebook, a 12 volt Laptop, directly from the outlet. Each of these items were under $10 on Amazon.

I also purchased a One Touch Universal mount. It has a sticky gel base that can be rotated every which way. It is designed to hold a smart phone. You only push one button to lock or unlock the phone.

We use it when we use the phone as a GPS system, relatively rare for us. It will be more often used to hold our Tyre Dog Monitor. We use this to monitor the temperature and pressure of our Scamp's tires while towing. Before the Odyssey we also monitored the rear tires of our former tow vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #115
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That seems like a good idea Norm. I may do the same thing for our Sienna.
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Wayne,

I assume you're talking about the cover plate for the back of the Odyssey. It's simple and works well and takes a very short time to build.

Took a mixed 100 mile trip today and got a displayed, not calculated 32 mpg on mixed roads, interstate to country roads.
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First Odyssey Tow

On our first trip towing we averaged 19.3 mpg. About half interstate and half country roads.

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First Odyssey Tow

On our first trip towing we averaged 19.3 mpg. About half interstate and half country roads.

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woohoo.........
great mileage and great comfort at the same time
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First Odyssey Tow

On our first trip towing we averaged 19.3 mpg. About half interstate and half country roads.

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Norm, you should be happy with that and with all the Oddy upgrades, etc to boot.

How does that compare with the CRV towing the same trailer?
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It didn't feel much different from the perspective of towing. The car is quite and turns at lower rooms. Of course we're not stepping hard on the accelerator.

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:49 PM   #121
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Honda CRV versus Odyssey

We have completed our weekend camp out at our 50th anniversary party with my brother arriving from Montana and camping beside us.

The 2004 CRV got better mileage towing than our 2014 Odyssey by about 2 miles per gallon. I believe the CRV with it's manual transmission and neutral option got higher mpgs on downhills, often over 100 mpg when rolling.

The Odyssey definitely gets better mileage than the CRV when not towing.

The Odyssey certainly has more room and more power.

On this weekends trip towing our Scamp 16 the Odyssey got 19.3 MPG on the way out and 19.8 on the way back.

Overall we are very happy with the Odyssey, towing and not towing.

In the previous post 'rooms' should be revs. The Odyssey's engine turns at about 60% of the CRV's engine.
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Odyssey Comfort

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.
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Let me say this too. I got on ebay and purchased the 6K Daylight SMD LED bulbs for my Honda and wow you would not believe how bright and how much light they throw out for the map reading and in the back flood light compartment area. It was a "kit" with enough bulbs and two spares. A YT video shows how to take the lens off w/o breaking them. I used a plastic knife end. JMO
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Mike... sounds interesting. Do you have any more info on the led kit. Wonder if I could get one for our Sienna.
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Mike, What year Odyssey do you have?
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Use this link and put in the information. I have an 08. Not sure what bulbs are in later vehicles. Mine were incandescent.

15x SMD White LED Lights Interior Package Deal for 2005 2010 Honda Odyssey | eBay
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