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Old 12-01-2014, 02:51 PM   #71
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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!!

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Old 12-05-2014, 05:36 AM   #72
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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.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:46 AM   #73
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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).
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:12 AM   #74
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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.

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