Recommendations for Tow Vehicle? - Page 6 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2014, 02:51 PM   #71
Senior Member
floyd's Avatar
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 5,025
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Yes, drive like you have an egg between your foot and gas pedal.
There are some BIG trucks and small trailers out there, but if you could put your egg between your foot and the gas pedal...
You wouldn't need to TOW IT!!

floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 05:36 AM   #72
Senior Member
MC1's Avatar
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream owner
Posts: 2,000
Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post

The only way I can see to increase the tongue weight is to go to dual batteries.

Of course more tongue weight lightens the Odyssey's front axle, certainly a negative effect.
That is true Norm an you know I respect your experience with your rig.

I just recall how well our Coleman towed. It was a 2,000lb trailer loaded for travel with a close to 300lb tongue weight (14 to 15%) just on the ball. No sway control. Our van was smaller and lighter than your Oddy with a shorter 112 wheelbase. It was an excellent tow. Traveled all over North America with it.
Attached Thumbnails
cool pics000.jpg  

MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 05:46 AM   #73
Senior Member
honda03842's Avatar
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Posts: 7,070

I did not mean to imply that I had experience with lightening of the front axle of the Odyssey by increasing the tongue weight. I did mean to suggest that we haven't seen any problem with our 7-8% tongue weight.

I'm certain we could go to a higher tongue weight and the Odyssey would handle it.

We have driven the Cabot trail a couple of times without any issue, a really nice trip. There are so many of these wonderful places.

We have decided to head up that way this spring, returning to Newfoundland. This usually gives us a little time in Nova Scotia. As we age in our travels we tend to stop at favorite places, partially because we like than but also because it triggers memories of extended trips, admittedly there is comfort in the familiar. (Already looking forward to McGregor's in Pictou and the Clucking Chicken on the Cabot Trail).
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2014, 06:12 AM   #74
Senior Member
cpaharley2008's Avatar
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Posts: 6,239
Amazing how we return to favorite food haunts while traveling. I remember having to spend Thanksgiving while enroute to California in the 60's for a military transfer. Stopped in New Mexico and had a Thanksgiving feast at a roadside diner, one of the best meals I have ever eaten outside of my home.

Never in doubt, often wrong
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tow vehicle ?? PaulOWindsor Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 58 02-27-2011 11:40 AM
We did it! Have A new TOW VEHICLE! Vickie B. Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 35 10-07-2010 03:45 PM
Your next tow vehicle? Byron Kinnaman General Chat 1 10-02-2007 08:08 PM
Need a new tow vehicle? George Cathcart Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 3 10-27-2006 08:52 PM
tow vehicle Legacy Posts General Chat 20 05-09-2003 06:17 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.