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Hitch and Ball Mount Recommendation for 2015 Honda Odyssey to Tow Rack and Roll Trailer Level

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I plan to order the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer. You recommend a 22inch ground clearance at the draw-bar ball to attain a level trailer pull. Im assembling a parts-required list for my 2015 Honda Odyssey, which has a notoriously low ground clearance. I am, therefore, planning to order the Curtis Class II Hitch #C12031 that provides the most ground clearance of the available hitches. I believe it gives a 12inch ground clearance. My question is: what draw bar is recommended to add the 8-10inch or so required to get the trailer tongue level to 22inch off the ground? Incidentally, I measured 22inch off the ground which reaches about to mid-bumper height. Once I know this answer, Ill be able to place an order for the trailer, the hitch, the draw bar, wiring harness, and other items. Thanks!

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Since you are going to need to use a ball mount with a larger rise of 8-10 inches that will also need to be longer to clear the rear bumper you are going to want a Class III hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey like the part # C13068 which is also a confirmed fit. There isn't a Class II ball mount that would give you the dimensions you need.

The ball mount part # 80248 would give you the needed 10 inches of rise and is long enough to clear your bumper as well. For a 2 inch ball for the trailer you would want the part # 63845.

This setup would allow you to tow the Rack and Roll Trailer part # Y08106 level.

For trailer wiring you would then want the part # 118521 which is a confirmed fit. Install video attached for this as well.

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