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Old 12-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Newbie needs help - Phaeton 40 KBA towing '12 Honda Odyssey.

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I need help, please. We are new to the the RV world -three weeks in. We just purchased our Tiffin Phaeton 40' KBA and are headed to see Micky the morning after Santa makes his visit. I am lost as to what I need for my RV and car. Any direction would be most helpful.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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I suggest you call the dealer of the vehicle you want to tow and ask what they recommend in terms of towing that particular vehicle. Then call a "few" RV service centers and find out what options they offer, and what their recommendation it. Personally, I'd call about RV Centers around the Country and hope to get 3 our 5 saying the same thing, then go with that recommendation.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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Hello All:

I need help, please. We are new to the the RV world -three weeks in. We just purchased our Tiffin Phaeton 40' KBA and are headed to see Micky the morning after Santa makes his visit. I am lost as to what I need for my RV and car. Any direction would be most helpful.

Thank you and Merry Christmas,

Jefferey Garrett
Birmingham, AL
You will first need to determine whether your toad can be towed 4-down, or if you will need a dolly or even a trailer. Your vehicle owner's manual should indicate whether it can be towed and how.

If it can be towed 4-down, you will need a baseplate for the vehicle, a tow bar for your motorhome, some sort of supplemental braking system, light hookups and a breakaway. (It's not as bad as it sounds.)

But as I said, first find out if the vehicle CAN be towed. Here is another resource for info. Store : Remco

Most towing setups can be easily installed by a local RV service center if you are not inclined to DIY.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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My experience is Honda automatics need a tow dolly. Search this site for extensive discussions about the different makes and models. You can be up and running within a few hours of purchasing your new dolly and on your way to see Micky. It does not require any braking system, lights on your toad or anything else but to put the car on the dolly and secure it. Make sure you have the dealer or original owner of the dolly show you how to secure your car safely and don't ever, ever try to back the dolly or take the dolly off the motor home with the car still on. Just my 2 cents.
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Honda CRVs and Honda Fit vehicles with Automatic can be towed in most cases. But check owners manual and Remco link to be sure. Many car salesmen have given inaccurate information on matter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #6
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Honda does NOT approve of 4-down towing for the 2012 Odyssey and both the dealer and (I think) the owner manual will tell you so. Your transmission warranty will be void if you do so. People have successfully towed previous year Odysseys, despite Honda's position, but I have no knowledge of the 2012.

That leaves a dolly or a full trailer as they only Honda-approved method.
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You will need a tow dolly and a fairly wide one at that. With the weight of the Odyssey you will definitely need one with brakes.
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I suggest you call the dealer of the vehicle you want to tow and ask what they recommend in terms of towing that particular vehicle. Then call a "few" RV service centers and find out what options they offer, and what their recommendation it. Personally, I'd call about RV Centers around the Country and hope to get 3 our 5 saying the same thing, then go with that recommendation.
The only vehicles Honda allows (and warranties) to be towed four down are the FIT and CR-V since the 2005 model year.
We bought a '05 Ody to tow four down after getting it in writing from Honda America that it was towable four down. They ended up paying us for the towing gear we bought and we got a dolly to tow it on. I'm not sure anyone makes a dolly wide enough for the new Ody's, ours is a KK-460 and the tire sidewalls ride on the pan sides. No tire damage though.
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My experience is Honda automatics need a tow dolly. Search this site for extensive discussions about the different makes and models.
Not true.
Both the stick and automatic CR-V's and Fit's are towable four down. Even the AWD CR-V's are towable four down. Other models are not towable four down, either stick or auto.
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