Best 2015 Honda Odyssey Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2015 Honda Odyssey Trailer Hitch Options


Rob: Rob here at etrailer.com, and today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2011 through 2017 Honda Odyssey. Now up top here we're going to have our Draw-Tite. It's going to be a Class 3 hitch. Right below that we're going to have our EcoHitch, which is also a Class 3. Below that we'll have our etrailer Class 3 hitch. Then finally at the bottom, we're going to have our CURT Class 3 hitch.If I was looking for a hitch for my Odyssey, I would go with the Draw-Tite for a few different reasons, but let's take a closer look at why, and all the other features of our other hitches.

Whenever you're looking for a hitch, one thing that you might be thinking about is what is it going to look like on the back of my Odyssey, so appearance is going to be a big concern. Well our Draw-Tite and our EcoHitch, the crosstube is going to be completely hidden behind the bumper, and all we're going to see is the receiver tube sticking out, whereas the etrailer and the CURT hitch are going to sit below our bumper and the crosstube is going to be visible spanning from side to side.There is an upside besides the appearance factor of our hitches being hidden behind the bumper. It's actually going to raise it up about 2", so we'll get a little bit better ground clearance out of our Draw-Tite and our EcoHitch. While the etrailer and the CURT hitch are going to sit below the bumper and not have quite as clean appearance as the EcoHitch or the Draw-Tite, they are going to install a lot easier. So if that's a concern of yours, these are going to use all factory mounting holes, and they're not going to require any kind of drilling or modification.Our Draw-Tite and our EcoHitch are going to require us to remove the rear fascia in order get the hitch installed.

Now some people will not be comfortable with that, but it's a pretty straightforward process, and in the end result it is going to look a lot nicer.Now, since all of our hitches are Class 3 hitches, it means it's going to give us that 2" by 2" receiver tube opening, and it's going to have a lot of variety of options when it comes to accessories we can mount up. Now all of our hitches are going to accept standard 5/8 pin and clip to secure them. These are going to be sold separately, but you can pick them up here at etrailer.com.With the Draw-Tite, you are going to notice that there's a secondary hole towards the back of the receiver tube opening. That's going to be exclusively used for the j-pin stabilization device. Now the way this is going to work is we'll put the threaded section into the pin hole itself, and then that hook here is going to go into the smaller hole.

When we put the nut on, it's going to apply pressure to the accessory and make sure it doesn't rattle around or make any noise when we're driving down the road. Now it does also come with a lock, so it's going to keep the accessory secure, and it is available here at etrailer.com.Whenever you're looking for a hitch, one thing you're definitely going to want to know is the weight capacity. Because whether we're towing a trailer, have a bike rack or a cargo carrier, we need to make sure that our hitch is up to the task. Our Draw-Tite is going to have a 525 pound tongue weight. That's going to be the maximum downward force at the receiver tube.

It's also going to have a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's how much it can pull including the trailer and everything we have loaded on it.Our EcoHitch is going to have a 350 pound tongue weight along with a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. Both our etrailer and our CURT hitch are going to have the same weight ratings. They'll have a 350 pound tongue weight along with a 3,500 pound gross trailer weight rating. However, these are both going to work with weight distribution systems, which is going to be a separate component mounted on your trailer. It's going to bump the tongue weight up to 500 pounds and the gross trailer weight rating up to 5,000 pounds. With all those numbers in mind, though, you always want to double check your Honda's owner's manual because you don't want to exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight.Now one final difference between all of our hitches is going to be the finish. Each one is going to have its own type of look to it. Up here on the Draw-Tite, it's going to have a pretty standard finish like most hitches do, just a gloss black. But if we come down to the EcoHitch, you'll notice it's going to have kind of a textured black look to it. That's going to help hide the dirt and scratches really well.The etrailer hitch is going to have a flat black carbide finish to it. That's also going to help hide the dirt and scratches really well. Finally, our CURT is going to have that classic black high-gloss finish like most hitches do.To sum everything up, if appearance is your main concern, I would go with the Draw-Tite or the EcoHitch because that crosstube's going to be hidden and have a really nice clean appearance to it. But if ease of installation is your biggest concern, I would go with the etrailer or the CURT because they're going to be a lot easier and involve less work than our EcoHitch or our Draw-Tite.Now obviously weight capacity is a big concern, so if you're going to be towing a lot and mainly using it for that, I would go with the etrailer or the CURT because you can use weight distribution systems and have a little bit more weight on there. But if you're mainly going to be using it for recreational purposes like a bike rack or a cargo carrier, I would go with the Draw-Tite because it is going to have the highest tongue weight, allowing us to use some of the larger cargo carriers and carry some large bike racks, and also it is going to be sitting up a little bit higher and give us better ground clearance. We hope this information has helped you whenever you're looking for a hitch for your Honda Odyssey.


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