Recommendation for Easiest to Install Trailer Hitch on 2020 Honda Odyssey

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Hey there. Need a 2" hitch for my 2020 Honda Odyssey. I plan on doing this myself and while i'm mechanically included I'd rather not spend a whole day doing it. Can you just tell me which hitch would be easiest to install? Thanks!

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For your 2020 Honda Odyssey the easiest to install 2" trailer hitch is either the etrailer.com # e98855 or the Curt # C13370 (both will install in exactly the same manner) and I give a slight edge to the etrailer.com model because of its unique matte black finish that offers a rugged appearance and isn't as prone to scratches (see attached image).

This hitch will line right up to existing holes in the van's frame rails for a simple bolt-on (no-drill) installation. The only other step in the process is to temporarily loosen or remove the underbody fascia so you can get the hitch into place. We suggest just a 30 minute install time so you will still have most of your day free!

I have attached an installation video that you can also use for reference.

If you plan on using the hitch to tow a trailer you will also need to install a wiring harness. For this I highly recommend the Tekonsha T-One # 118781, which like the etrailer.com hitch mentioned above is going to allow for an extremely simple (and quick) installation. It will plug right into a factory port behind the driver side trim panel to provide you with a 4-Way connector for powering a trailer's signal lights.

I have again attached a complete installation video that you can follow along with.

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