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Old 20 Feb 2004, 12:09 pm
Dick M.
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Default Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
good idea considering all the problems Honda
is having with the automatic transmissions.

Would I be better off renting a small truck at
around $1000 than risking damaging the
transmission?

Dick


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Old 20 Feb 2004, 08:04 pm
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"Dick M." <webmiles@coxREMOVE.net> wrote in message news:<J3sZb.6729$7k3.6031@fed1read01>...
> I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> good idea considering all the problems Honda
> is having with the automatic transmissions.
>
> Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> around $1000 than risking damaging the
> transmission?
>
> Dick


install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
Chip
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Old 20 Feb 2004, 10:31 pm
Dick M.
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
Dick

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Chip Stein" wrote
>
> install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
> connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> Chip


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> "Dick M." wrote
> > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> >
> > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > transmission?
> >
> > Dick



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 12:35 am
Chris
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our gear
over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We had
the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right on
normal the whole trip.
-chris

"Dick M." <webmiles@coxREMOVE.net> wrote in message
news:laBZb.7830$7k3.7395@fed1read01...
> I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> Dick
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> "Chip Stein" wrote
> >
> > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
> > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > Chip

>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> > "Dick M." wrote
> > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > >
> > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > transmission?
> > >
> > > Dick

>
>



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 11:52 am
Dick M.
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I'm not into car repairs myself. How much will I have to pay to
get a tranny cooler and have it installed? Also, how much
will a trailler hitch with installation cost?
Thanks,
Dick

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Chris" wrote
> Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our

gear
> over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We

had
> the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
> I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
> flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right on
> normal the whole trip.
> -chris
>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> "Dick M." wrote in message
> > I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> > 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> > steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> > a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> > Dick
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > "Chip Stein" wrote
> > >
> > > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
> > > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > > Chip

> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > > "Dick M." wrote
> > > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > > >
> > > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > > transmission?
> > > >
> > > > Dick

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 11:52 am
Dick M.
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I'm not into car repairs myself. How much will I have to pay to
get a tranny cooler and have it installed? Also, how much
will a trailer hitch with installation cost?
Thanks,
Dick

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Chris" wrote
> Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our

gear
> over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We

had
> the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
> I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
> flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right on
> normal the whole trip.
> -chris
>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> "Dick M." wrote in message
> > I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> > 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> > steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> > a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> > Dick
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > "Chip Stein" wrote
> > >
> > > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
> > > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > > Chip

> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > > "Dick M." wrote
> > > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > > >
> > > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > > transmission?
> > > >
> > > > Dick

> >
> >

>
>




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Old 21 Feb 2004, 11:53 am
Dick M.
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I'm not into car repairs myself. How much will I have to pay to
get a tranny cooler and have it installed? Also, how much
will a trailer hitch with installation cost?
Thanks,
Dick

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Chris" wrote
> Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our

gear
> over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We

had
> the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
> I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
> flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right on
> normal the whole trip.
> -chris
>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

> "Dick M." wrote in message
> > I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> > 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> > steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> > a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> > Dick
> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > "Chip Stein" wrote
> > >
> > > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a 1
> > > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > > Chip

> >
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > > "Dick M." wrote
> > > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > > >
> > > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > > transmission?
> > > >
> > > > Dick

> >
> >

>
>




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Old 21 Feb 2004, 01:51 pm
Chris
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

Hey Dick,
I'm not into car repairs either (that's why I've always driven Honda's!),
but the dealer where we purchased our camper from installed the hitch for
us, as a promotion they were running at the time. I recall the mechanic
saying it was valued at about $400-$500 or so. Ours is the "Hidden Hitch"
brand, and it's very nice to be able to remove the ball when we're not
pulling anything.
Good Luck!
-chris

"Dick M." <webmiles@coxREMOVE.net> wrote in message
news:3WMZb.8440$7k3.1500@fed1read01...
> I'm not into car repairs myself. How much will I have to pay to
> get a tranny cooler and have it installed? Also, how much
> will a trailer hitch with installation cost?
> Thanks,
> Dick
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> "Chris" wrote
> > Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our

> gear
> > over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We

> had
> > the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
> > I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
> > flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right

on
> > normal the whole trip.
> > -chris
> >

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> > "Dick M." wrote in message
> > > I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> > > 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> > > steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> > > a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> > > Dick
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >
> > > "Chip Stein" wrote
> > > >
> > > > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > > > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a

1
> > > > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > > > Chip
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >
> > > > "Dick M." wrote
> > > > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > > > >
> > > > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > > > transmission?
> > > > >
> > > > > Dick
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>
>



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Old 21 Feb 2004, 05:32 pm
Woody
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Default Re: Trailer hitch for 2000 Odyessy

I bought the hidden hitch on line for $100. It only took 30 minutes to
install. You can also get the wiring harness on line for about $25. The
connector to plug it in is already in the wiring harness. As for the trans
cooler, I would install one if you are going to be towing a lot. My own
feelings are it doesn't matter. Honda hasn't yet learned to make a
transmission that will last in the Odyssey. The 2002's are starting to fall
like flies....


"Dick M." <webmiles@coxREMOVE.net> wrote in message
news:3WMZb.8440$7k3.1500@fed1read01...
> I'm not into car repairs myself. How much will I have to pay to
> get a tranny cooler and have it installed? Also, how much
> will a trailer hitch with installation cost?
> Thanks,
> Dick
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> "Chris" wrote
> > Our 2000 Odyssey pulled a tent trailer, the wife & 3 kids, plus all our

> gear
> > over 3500 miles through the mountains of Idaho & Montana last summer. We

> had
> > the tranny cooler only installed, and it was 110 F on a couple of days.
> > I figured this was a great test for the vehicle. The Odyssey passed with
> > flying colors; no trouble in anyway- in fact, the heat gauge was right

on
> > normal the whole trip.
> > -chris
> >

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> > "Dick M." wrote in message
> > > I'll probably only be using the trailer hitch for this onetime
> > > 950 mile trip. Installing a transmission cooler and a power
> > > steering cooler (whatever they are) would seem to make
> > > a small truck rental more cost effective. Right?
> > > Dick
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >
> > > "Chip Stein" wrote
> > > >
> > > > install a good tranny cooler and power steering cooler and you'll be
> > > > fine. go with the honda parts, they fit right , and the wiring is a

1
> > > > connector process instead of a bunch of crappy scotch locks.
> > > > Chip
> > >
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >
> > > > "Dick M." wrote
> > > > > I am thinking of installing a trailer hitch on my
> > > > > 2000 Odyssey in order to pull a small U-haul
> > > > > trailer. However, I wonder if that is such a
> > > > > good idea considering all the problems Honda
> > > > > is having with the automatic transmissions.
> > > > >
> > > > > Would I be better off renting a small truck at
> > > > > around $1000 than risking damaging the
> > > > > transmission?
> > > > >
> > > > > Dick
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>
>



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