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Old 04-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #21
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2dabeach is right. If you have a 30' Classic like your profile indicates, then there is no chance you could use a Honda anything! Honda Ridgeline has a tow rating a little higher than the Pilot but is not even close to 7000#!

I wouldn't tow above the rated weight. It could be very dangerous in addition to being hopelessly useless on a moderately steep hill.

We chose an older Airstream due to the lower weight compared to new models. We got the largest one we could safely tow. With the Oddessy you are probably limited to a 16' Bambi.

You need a proper truck I'm sorry to say; not a minivan.
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Remember folks, it's against forum rules to hold a contrary opinion on any towing thread.

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If that were the case, towing threads would be much less... entertaining...
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:42 AM   #23
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If that were the case, towing threads would be much less... entertaining...
An Odyssey on an odyssey could very well be an Odyssey, a long and eventful or adventurous journey......figurative.


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I was hoping to dodge that whole thing with a Caravan. More appropriately named....and the people who've actually used them think they are just grand.
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I don't Sienna problems towing with a minivan....
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An Odyssey on an odyssey could very well be an Odyssey, a long and eventful or adventurous journey......figurative.


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I was hoping to dodge that whole thing with a Caravan. More appropriately named....and the people who've actually used them think they are just grand.
So would that be an odyssey of Caravans, or a caravan of Odysseys?
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Have we left out those those who are using an Escape on their Odyssey?
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Or Escape on their Odyssey as part of a Caravan. A Caravan to Sienna (in Italy, that is).
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My opinion on towing is about performance. I want to get on the interstate with confidence that my TV will get up and go! I don't want to hear that constant downshifting and engine racing trying to keep up. So I go large engine/truck, gas mileage is constant. Set the cruise control, relax and get there!
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If I might Traverse back to the original topic...

how would your typical minivan compare to one of the GM Lambdas?
handling/performance/what-have-you?
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I suppose mini-vans are better tow vehicles than Excursions as well.

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Find us a case where liability existed. Anyone, anywhere who modifies a vehicle to suit his use. Commercial haulers using pickup trucks exceed "tow ratings" by double the amount. Or more. And the vehicle just runs on to past 300k with no real problems. And zero complications per law or insurance or regulatory agency. This "liability" thing is a canard.

What CAN AM does to a T is the same as any of us in the 1960's and 70's (and earlier and later) who used a car to tow a trailer that was "too big" according to weight. But aero resistance means more. Much more.

If "safety" is the criterion, then trailer disc brakes (etc) should be higher on the list. Same for a Pro Pride hitch.

If Andrew_T says you're good to go . . then you are. The Odyssey looks a better choice for TV than any other minivan by a good distance.

All the usual questions apply: How long will you keep it? How many miles in that time? How many nights aboard the trailer? Etc. This is the direction in which to find the answer. It is already known to be a good choice. So will it fit what the owner expects otherwise.

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Some day you might have the chance to drive something well-designed (both TV & TT) and well-sorted (lash-up).

The trailer defines the tow vehicle.

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I suppose mini-vans are better tow vehicles than Excursions as well.
A close call but in many ways, "generally speaking" they are!
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A close call but in many ways, "generally speaking" they are!

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See....I told you so.

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Perry,

MV's rule the GWN and are creeping South invading the entire Continent....PTL!!!

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......do I care, not really, I'm satisfied with what we have.
It's all part of Andrew T's evil master plan

What's PTL?

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PTL....I dare not answer for fear of retribution.

Better to just do the google on it.



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