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Old 12-08-2013, 05:10 PM   #85
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Not attempting to derail this thread, but Honda has had some significant transmission issues in the Odyssey in the past.
Yes but a quick look at the latest Consumer Report auto issue shows that the Oddy tranny's have been better, to much better than average since 2005.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #86
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I just found this picture from my blog ...

I wonder how many miles were on this Odyssey when Andy T towed it down to Alumapalooza?

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Looks like a Dodge/Chrysler. No?
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I'm not sure what brand of minivan that is, but I am darned sure it is a triple axle trailer!
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:44 PM   #89
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I'm not sure what brand of minivan that is, but I am darned sure it is a triple axle trailer!
no! everyone knows you can't put 3 axles on a trailer.

oh...wait.

nevermind.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #90
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Hopefully Honda has corrected the issue.
Anything from 2005 on should be ok. Honda made some significant changes to the transmission with that model.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:27 PM   #91
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Looks like a Dodge/Chrysler. No?
I am fairly certain I've seen that van at the dealership. If so, that's a Chrysler T&C.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #92
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And what do you know.... There is what looks to be a Dodge Magnum at the top of the image!
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #93
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The van is a 2011 Dodge Caravan with the 3.6 Litre and 6 speed as opposed to the 8 speed in the 300. As well the 300's exhaust is a little more direct so it has a bit wider power band.

It was almost new in that picture but has 73,000 kilometers on it already with more than 50% of that being towing. The Caravan gets plenty of use at our store it is usually connected for test drives but it also makes several trips to Indiana each year it always returns with a trailer and often it is loaded to the ceiling with parts as well. You can put a lot of stuff in that van when the seats are folded.

If it is the Magnum I am thinking of. It is a 2006 that towed a 25' until 08 and then it was switched up to a 28'.

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If we're talking fantasy - I want a Chevy Nomad station wagon body with a 6 cyl Cummins and 8 speed transmission. I want it with all the modern conveniences and safety gear including GPS, backup camera, air bags, 3-point safety belts, air conditioning, etc.
Love it! Yes, something cool yet nostalgic too.
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Not an Odyssey- a Dodge/Chrysler- but the point remains the same-
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I would love a 60's or 70's Suburban to tow with. I think parts would be easier to get than an IH Travelall. I love the pickups of that vintage, but they are sometimes $20,000. Late 70's pickups are still reasonably priced- let's say a 1976 GMC Gentleman Jim Camper Special- that would be awesome-
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Until I get my TV (haven't made my mind up yet) I have a 1982 Chevy Caprice with only 82k on the odometer. Runs like a champ and drives like a tank. I bought it for my brother as his first car but I think I'm going to throw a hitch on that thing and see what it does! CanAm said that was their fleet vehicle in the 70s...
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Will a wd hitch be enough to keep the back bumper off the ground?
Or will you have to modify the rear suspension?
That would be awesome.
Make it hsppen!
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