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Old 09-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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Trans cooler for Honda Oddyssey

We purchased a coachman clipper weighing approximately 2900 lbs. We plan to tow it with our 2009 Honda Oddyssey. We were thinking of waiting to put a trans cooler on at tax time. It around 70 degrees here in Md. Does anyone tow without a trans cooler. We are new to campers, so we appreciate all opinions.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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As far as I know all rigs with an auto tranny have a cooler, installing a after market would help when it is hot or you are in the hills pulling hard.

I think you will be fine.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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i have to tell you that if you bought the 17BH, you will exceed the Honda's hitch capacity.
the 17BH has a fictional "dry" hitch weight of 406lbs.
your actual loaded hitch weight will easily exceed the Honda's max capacity, since its tow capacity is only 3500lbs.

as to the trans cooler, if you got the factory tow package, a trans cooler would be part of that.
and if you expect to pull a TT with a minivan, a good WDH with sway control is a must.
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Yikes, thats pretty scary. We were planning on getting the weight distribution package when we had the hitch put on. Now, I am wondering if I should try to get my deposit back. I don't want to blow up my van, nor do I want to buy a truck for camping. We went with a smaller travel trailer because of the weight.
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yikes, thats pretty scary. We were planning on getting the weight distribution package when we had the hitch put on. Now, i am wondering if i should try to get my deposit back. I don't want to blow up my van, nor do i want to buy a truck for camping. We went with a smaller travel trailer because of the weight.
do not tow with your odessey, you will tear it up!!!
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Just trade the Honda in for a Peterbilt and satisfy all the naysayers. You can't pull even a lawn cart without at least a 3/4T.
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Just trade the Honda in for a Peterbilt and satisfy all the naysayers. You can't pull even a lawn cart without at least a 3/4T.
Then upgrade to a fifth wheel.

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Then upgrade to a fifth wheel.
Looks like he needs some airbags. She's a little down in the back.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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I have seen the odyssey set up to tow airstreams and I had remembered reading about others towing with them too, here is one I copied from another forum, hope it helps.

We tow a 30' Excella with our 2010 Odyssey, with 7 passengers in the Odyssey. If properly set up it is an excellent tow vehicle. Last summer we towed it nearly 7,000 miles, including twice through the Rockies. Mileage was approx. 13mpg for the trip, and then a wonderful 25 to 30mpg when not towing - which is about 90% of the year for most people. Towing was absolutely stable (we have a Hensley Arrow hitch) - we felt nary a cross-wind or push/pull from passing vehicles the entire trip.

Talk to the experts at CanAM (Andrew T has commented above already) - they know their towing specs and can answer any of your technical questions and concerns about ratings, warranties, etc. There are plenty of 'experts' on these forums who will weigh in (as above already) about the manufacturer's towing capacity, but that is the only item they focus on when towing involves so much more than that. And none of those posters have ever tried it, whereas CanAM has set up hundreds of Odyssey's and likely thousands of other combinations - tried, tested and true experience that has not let them down.
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just be aware, CanAm is the ONLY place i know of that, that promotes exceeding auto manufacturers' specs. i've never seen any other dealer in the U.S. that follows this line of thinking.

yes, they do some unusual setups but usually with Airstream trailers, which are very different than conventional travel trailers.

if you want to spend the money for an Airstream and CanAm's tinkering, then go for it.
and remember, they are in Canada and probably exempt from a lawsuit if something goes wrong.
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