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Recommended Parts for 2015 Honda Odyssey to Tow Trailer  


Hi, Im shopping for the necessary parts to prepare for towing a 2,500 pound wet camping tear trailer Mean Bean is the trailer name/company. Heres what Im looking at: - Draw-Tite Hitch 75270 - Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler D13503 - Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake controller 90195 - Wiring harness 18521 - Wiring kit ETBC7 Trailer is 12.5inch from ground to bottom of coupler. Its about 12.5inch from the ground to the top of my current hitch receiver which will be close to this Draw-Tite part above. So can you help recommend ball mount accessories to complete this assembly? Other parts: - Air Lift Bags AL60815 or possibly instead - Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement THROD2 trying to decide between the two Anything Im missing or could do better for optimum towing experience? Any other bells and whistles? Thank you.


Expert Reply:

I can help you out with all the parts you need to tow a trailer with your 2015 Honda Odyssey, and the choices you made are the exact ones I would have made with the Draw-Tite hitch, Tekonsha wiring harness and P3 brake controller, and Derale transmission cooler. Reason is, those are the highest-quality products for your Odyssey that is going to give you the most durable, best-performing, and safest towing experience.

I can verify all of these parts are correct for your 2015 Honda Odyssey;

- Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75270
- T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118521
- Universal Installation Kit for Trailer Brake Controller # ETBC7
- Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195
- Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503

Since your rise and drop is about even, and you just need to be within an inch or two of that, the best option is the Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount for 2" Hitches # AMSC2.

This mount has a 3/4" rise which you can use as you only need to be with a couple inches or so of level. For a hitch ball, depending on your trailer's coupler you can use the 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # C40002 or 2" Hitch Ball # 63845. The ball mount does come with a pin and clip but you can lock it to your hitch with the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # e98880.

Finally, for suspension enhancement, the air springs are something that have to be constantly monitored and can be difficult to maintain without a compressor so the best option, and the one I would go with, is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # THROD2.

These will give your Odyssey the suspension support it needs but will not require any maintenance and are something you can install and forget about, except for the benefits it will provide.

I have added links to installation videos and instructions of these parts for you to check out as well.

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