Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
Member
 
Ohsirr's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lakewood, Ca.
Posts: 71
2012 Honda odyssey

I just purchased a 2012 Honda Odyssey. I was wondering if anyone is towing their Odyssey 4 on the ground. If so what type of equipment are you using and how well it tows.
__________________

__________________
Chris and Laura with Barley and Heidi (RV Pups)
2015 Winnebago Vista 31KE
Lakewood, CA
Ohsirr is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-18-2012, 01:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,423
Of course you know it's not approved by Honda for towing four down?

But if you do tow it be aware that you will void the warranty on at least the transmission. And the dealers are looking for signs of towing gear additions.
__________________

__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
Member
 
Ohsirr's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lakewood, Ca.
Posts: 71
Then why does blue ox sell a base plate?
__________________
Chris and Laura with Barley and Heidi (RV Pups)
2015 Winnebago Vista 31KE
Lakewood, CA
Ohsirr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohsirr View Post
Then why does blue ox sell a base plate?
Because Blue Ox can make a profit and they don't have to pay for the transmission repair.

The only vehicles approved for towing four down are the Fit and CR-V.

Call the customer service number in your owners manual and ask them, you'll find out I'm right.

Honda paid us over $2,000 to not tow our '05 Ody. Before we bought it we called the customer service number. The support person said it was towable four down and even sent us a letter on Honda letterhead saying it was OK to tow four down using the same procedure as the CR-V. So we bought all the towing gear. Later I started seen reports on the Internet that it was not towable. After some "negotiation" (through the WA and CA AG's offices) with Honda's legal department they decided we had a valid claim and paid for the towing gear. We bought a KK-460 dolly.

Another consideration: the newer Ody' (like the 2012) are about 2" wider track than our '05 and it just barely fits on our dolly. The '12 model would not fit at all so you may have to find another rig to tow or take a chance and hope you don't have problems towing four down.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.