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Old 01-31-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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I am probably going to purchase a 2012-2013 Honda Odyssey with the 5 spd auto trans. to tow 4 down. People on this forum claim to tow them. I would like to know if anyone has blown a transmission towing one? I have flat towed a Saturn Vue with what I believe is the same 6 cyl Honda engine and 5 speed trans for 9 years with no issues. I do pull it to first and back to N for 5 minutes before towing. I pull one fuse and have never had a run-down battery issue. Do I need to do anything other than pull one fuse on the Odyssey? Has anyone found they need a charging wire from the M/H? I now have a 400hp diesel so expect the additional Odyssey weight will not be an issue.
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I am probably going to purchase a 2012-2013 Honda Odyssey with the 5 spd auto trans. to tow 4 down. People on this forum claim to tow them. I would like to know if anyone has blown a transmission towing one? I have flat towed a Saturn Vue with what I believe is the same 6 cyl Honda engine and 5 speed trans for 9 years with no issues. I do pull it to first and back to N for 5 minutes before towing. I pull one fuse and have never had a run-down battery issue. Do I need to do anything other than pull one fuse on the Odyssey? Has anyone found they need a charging wire from the M/H? I now have a 400hp diesel so expect the additional Odyssey weight will not be an issue.
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If you don't exceed the GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating), of your coach you will have no problem towing a the heaver Honda Odyssey.
(Hopefully a Odyssey owner will address the charge wire question).
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The rating you don't want to exceed is GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) which is the weight of the MH plus the weight of your towed vehicle.
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The rating you don't want to exceed is GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) which is the weight of the MH plus the weight of your towed vehicle.
OOPS!
I meant GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating).....(Not GVRW).
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