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Honda Odyssey, Towing, Van
#104 of 130 Weight Mini van can pull
Jan 04, 2011 (8:33 am)
I am planning to move from Atlanta to Denver.
I have Honda Odyssey 2010 EX-L.
Like to know how much weight I can place in the Car and How much weight I can place in the Hitch.
I have browsed UHaul and came to know that I can hitch 1500LB cargo weight.
Like to get advice from people what trail to use and what is the right weight in the van and the trail.
Advices are appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
#105 of 130 Re: Weight Mini van can pull [sudhagarc]
Jan 04, 2011 (8:55 am)
Your owner's manual will have all that information. Further, look inside the driver's door for a plate with some information in it.
#106 of 130 Warranty Voiding
May 17, 2011 (6:40 am)
Has anyone had any problems with Honda warranty service after installing aftermarket coolers, etc.?
I have talked with my local service mgr and with Honda directly, and they both said that if i install any aftermarket tanny cooler, etc. and something happens to the tranny that they will not honor the warranty. their argument is that the aftermarket part has not be proven by Honda and therefore is most likely the problem. My argument is that that is BS because an aftermarket oil filter will not void the engine warranty.
Honda told me something about i could have a detailed analysis done and if it was not due to the aftermarket parts then they would cover it, but if the cannot complete confirm then i also have to pay for the analysis (which is "intensive and most garages don't like to do it" Honda's words).
#107 of 130 2011 Honda Odyssey trailer hitch & wiring harness
May 29, 2011 (4:27 pm)
Curious as to how many people went with the Honda dealership wiring harness vs aftermarket and why. I haven't yet made my purchase, was hoping to get some insight here. thanks....
#108 of 130 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey trailer hitch & wiring harness [rlh_airborne]
Jun 01, 2011 (11:53 am)
If your car is under warranty you may be best at the dealer for the reason mentioned above. I have had the Honda dealer blame an ordinary accessory I had for problems with another Honda car I owned. When the accessory was removed the car still exhibited the problem. Some dealers are good and others are not. The risk of a trans repair issue is too expensive to give them the opportunity of a weasel situation. My 2007 Honda was out of factory warranty when I purchased it used. I went to trailer hitch specialty shop and it cost 1/2 of what the dealer wanted but in my case that made sense. You should spend the extra $300 - 500 (for hitch, wiring and cooler) from the dealer.
#109 of 130 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey trailer hitch & wiring harness [rlh_airborne]
Jun 21, 2011 (6:44 pm)
If you have a costco or sams club membership; go through them to both buy a dealer certified used or new car, as well as accessories. You get a one price, no haggle deal. I'd start there and then try to bargin with the dealership.
#110 of 130 Re: Hitch, Tranny cooler etc. [berniken]
Jul 10, 2011 (3:23 pm)
Hello! I was wondering which Fleetwood trailer you have been towing? We have a 2007 Odyssey EXL and were going to purchase a 2004 Fleetwood Hemlock UVW 2890 lbs, GVWR 3770 lbs. Do you think the Odyssey can handle such a trailer? Thank you! This is our first trailer purchase.
Aug 27, 2011 (4:11 pm)
I have a 09 Odyssey and we're moving from GA to CT next week (900 miles, 16 hrs). I need to rent a small U-Haul trailer (either the 4'x8' or 5'x8' trailer, their gross weight is 2700 lbs but I don't think we'll have anything over 2000 lbs) and unfortunately we never got the tow hitch package because we have never towed anything period.
Here are my questions:
1) If I get the tow hitch & wiring kit installed by U-Haul, will it void the vehicle warranty?
2) The vehicle is leased and due to be returned in a few weeks. Will Honda accept the vehicle back with the hitch installed or would I have to remove it prior to returning it?
3) And since its a one time tow, would I need to get the tranny and ps coolers?
Thank you in advance for your help.
#112 of 130 Re: Question about Moving [pagaldesi4life]
Aug 31, 2011 (7:04 am)
I called Honda about this specific thing a few months ago. The short answer is yes. If you have a hitch installed, you need the tranny cooler. If there are any issues with your tranny after the hitch is installed and the cooler is not on, then they will not cover it under warranty. I am not exactly sure how leases work in this regard as I am a buyer not a leaser, so i cannot speak to what will and will not be accepted for sure, but i would guess that you will be charged a fee (probably equal to the cost of installing the coolers).
Here is the interesting thing, STRAIGHT FROM HONDA. If you have a cooler installed by a third party, they will still not cover the warranty on any transmission issues unless they can absolutely prove it was not related to the cooler. Their thinking is that they cannot confirm it was installed correctly so they will not cover any issues. My dealer told me they could run some checks and determine cause (but it is an expensive test) and if it turns out to be non-related to the cooler, they will cover the test and the work, if not, than you pay for work and now the test too.
I would recommend asking your dealer with the lease their thoughts, but i am guessing they will tell you it voids any warranty. You could always have the hitch and wiring removed after you are done. Should be relatively easy to do yourself.
#113 of 130 Can my odyssey handle the weight?
Dec 29, 2011 (12:56 pm)
I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX, with no towing package on it at this time. I plan to be towing some ATV's that we just purchased on various trip lengths of one hour on flat ground to 4-5 hours on hilly terraine. Wtih the ATV's and trailer, the combined weight will be around 3000lbs, and we will have two adults and 3 children in the van with luggage as well...probably around 650lbs of weight in the vehicle. Before I invest in a towing package for this vehicle, do you think it my odyssey can handle this workload without having major engine problems?