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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Honda Odyssey - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2007 Honda Odyssey we are going to install and take a look at the Draw-Tite Trailer Hook Receiver Class 2 with an 1-1/4" opening, part #36417. This is what our hitch looks like installed on our Honda Odyssey. As you can see, nice square tube construction, same goes to the side brackets on each side, heavy duty welds and has a nice black powder coat finish that's going to resist rust and corrosion. It has an 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" opening, class hitch and does have a 1/2" pitch pin hole. Easy access to your chain hold downs for your safety chains on your trailers. It is rated at 300 pounds of ton weight and 3500 pounds of towing capabilities. You always want to double check your manufacturer's specifications for your vehicle and you want to go with whatever is lowest between your vehicle and the hitch.

And there is a limited lifetime warranty. Now, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help choosing some accessories for your new hitch. From this center of our hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4" and from top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13-1/4". This will help you choose accessories such as bar mounts, bike racks or common carriers. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. To start us off I will point out the mounting locations. If you are on the driver's side there are two well nuts built into the frame, right here and right here and those are the mounting locations on this side.

On the passenger side frame rail they are going to be the exact same. Now before we render our hitch into position we will install our hardware. You'll want to clean out the well nuts. Basically just go ahead and use some spray lubricant. Spray it on well nuts and use a tube brush, part #814092, to thoroughly clean the well nuts out and then once you do, you'll want to go ahead and grab a bolt from install kit and make sure it's the right fit for the well nut.

Do that in all four mounting locations. Along the passenger side frame rail, you'll be using these these two well nuts to install the hitch. Now the hardware that comes with the hitch will be your hex head bolt and the inaudible 00:01:46 tooth washer. The washer will go on the bolt, you want to make sure the tooth of the washer faces the hitch, it will between the hitch and into our well nut. With that well nut splayed out, we can go ahead and raise our hitch into position and install our hardware. The nice thing about this is that you don't have to worry about the exhaust.

To get it in place, you actually want to use the exhaust to hold the one side of the hitch as you install the hardware on the driver's side. So we will put this piece up over our exhaust to kind of hold the weight of it, once you have the first bolt in the hitch will then be held into position by that bolt and the exhaust so you can install the rest of your hardware. Now we have the driver's side hardware is done we can move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. Now once you have your hardware hand-tight we will go to the middle of the car and make sure the hitch is centered before we tighten the back. I like to make sure the hitch is clearly centered on the vehicle so that it's straight and then snug down the hardware. Now the exhaust is in the way just a little bit here on the passenger and all you need to do is just push it over a little bit to get your socket onto the bolt. Now with our hardware snug down we will go ahead and torque as specified in the instructions. Now with our hitch installed and torqued down we can go ahead and hook our trailer up and hit the road. This will do it for our install of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class 2 with an 1-1/4" opening part #36417 on our 2007 Honda Odyssey. .

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