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Old 03-15-2015, 01:34 PM   #71
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Not to rain on your camping parade, read your owners manual; I think the odeseys are only rated to pull 300# becauxse they are uni body and have no frame.
This is what I mean. Both Honda and every RV dealer I talked to has said YES to this model, yet people are telling me otherwise. I'm getting very discouraged, I cannot find a lite trailer that I can pull!
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:19 PM   #72
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Camper mom- odyssey, no. pilot 4wd yes. In your area, mostly flat land so not much hill climbing. We gave up our pilot when we had our high wall popup (similar weight) and was fine for flat land but was challenging at high altitudes where we camp in the summer months. With an odyssey you would be looking at a teardrop or 16' Starcraft unit with bunks or 18' and that would be maxing the capacity of your van. And that is we me guessing that your van is a 2005 or newer.

Sales note: the new model change is coming with the pilot so I know in our area that they are giving 3,500 in rebates.


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Old 03-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #73
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Thank you Hondaman174 - I will look into the Starcraft. I really don't want to give up my van!
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I know. DW hated to give up her pilot but we gained more tow capacity so she gained a larger trailer!


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Old 03-15-2015, 05:06 PM   #75
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CamperMom, what does your owner manual say????????????????????????
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:25 PM   #76
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Camper mom- you will also have to install a 7-pin harness for trailer brakes. The factory harness is only a 4 pin for light trailers.


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Old 03-15-2015, 06:50 PM   #77
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I appreciate the help. I'm trying to upload pictures. I took two of the inside of my van door guard, and the info from the manual page.
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What are you towing your R-Pod with

I highly recommend the honda auxiliary trans cooler also.

This may help for the seven pin harness:
ACDelco TC176 Professional Inline to Trailer Wiring Harness Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C9TWE4..._oLIbvb13Y7HBJ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C9TWE4..._oLIbvb13Y7HBJ

If you have a trusted mechanic, should be able to do both.

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I highly recommend the honda auxiliary trans cooler also.

This may help for the seven pin harness:
ACDelco TC176 Professional Inline to Trailer Wiring Harness Connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C9TWE4..._oLIbvb13Y7HBJ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C9TWE4..._oLIbvb13Y7HBJ

If you have a trusted mechanic, should be able to do both.

Pm if you have any other questions


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I am clearly very challenged here, but it's been my lifelong dream to own an RV and I don't want to wait another 10 years until that can happen, so starting off this way will get us on the road. I'm determined to learn all of this, and I do have a good mechanic. I'm compiling everything into a WORD doc in my files so I can keep track of all that I will need to know. thanks for the help. if you could look at the pics I posted of my van/manual info, I would appreciate that. What is the absolute highest dry weight trailer I can look at? thx
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Anyone towing an RPod with a Honda Odyssey? I get different answers from everyone I talk to. So frustrating. I'm so new at this. One day I will own a Class C, but I want to get started now so I can start taking trips with my kids while they're still young enough to want to go! I have looked at so many lite trailers and this seems to be the closest fit I can find for my van - that I like (so many are not appealing to me). Would appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Hey Campermom,

We DO have owner in the R-Pod Community that tow with Honda Odysseys. We encourage them to stick with the smaller model R-Pods and to pack smartly and be comfortable with how their vehicle will tow, but they are out there.

I will advise though that we often have owners in your tow range who buy an R-Pod and love it but eventually down the road end up upgrading as they just feel like they want more power towing.

Others say though, that they aren't in any hurry while towing and are fine with slow and steady and enjoy their camping in smaller rated vehicles. Again the smaller R-Pods are better suited in this category.
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