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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Honda Odyssey - Draw-Tite

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How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2016 Honda Odyssey we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Draw Tite max frame trailer hitch receiver class three. Part number 75270. Here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. You can see it's got a nice, round, tubular design. It's going to tuck up close to the bottom of our vehicle. It's going to have a nice black powder coated finish with our flat style safety chain loops.

It's got a pretty large diameter hole so it's going to fit most of your safety chain hooks through there without any problem. It's going to be a two inch by two inch receiver class three. You'll notice it has two inch pin holes. The rear ones are going to be our standard five eighths pinhole. Then we're going to have a half inch up here in the front.

That's going to be used for you J-pin stabilization device. You're also going to have a nice rounded collar covering the shank for our receiver tube. Now this hitch is designed for six hundred and seventy-five pounds of ton weight and four thousand five hundred pounds of gross trailer weight, which is your loaded trailer. Now if you use your weight distribution system, you're going to raise that up to five thousand pounds of gross trailer weight still remaining at the six seventy-five for the ton weight. Now you want to check with your manufacturer or your owner's manual and use whichever number is the least amount for your vehicle. Now let's go ahead and get you some measurements that's going to aid you in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper, it's going to be about six and a half inches. From the ground to the inside of the top of the receiver tube is about twelve and a quarter inches. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. Now to begin our installation we need to remove this appearance panel that's on the driver's side back here. We're going to use a panel tool, or you can use a flat blade screwdriver.

Just going to pry out the center here and we'll release the clips. We're going to have three clips along the bottom edge here. Straight out from the bottom here we're going to have a ten millimeter bolt. We'll take our ten millimeter socket and we're gong to pull that down. Now if your vehicle is equipped with a mud flap, there's going to be a screw on the back corner here that we're going to need to remove to remove our panel. We'll just take our panel and we'll slide it out of the way. Our next step is going to be to remove this rear hangar on our exhaust, so we're going to take a pry bar and pry off the rubber grommet so we can move it to access the factory weld nuts that we'll be using to attach our hitch. Now we're going to clean out these factory weld nuts. It's going to take a little bit of spray lubricant to put up in the holes. Then we're going to take a tube brush. If you don't have one you can pick it up on our website, part number 814092. We're just going to clean out, get all the dirt and debris that might be built up in there and any rust and we'll do that on both sides. Now it's always a good idea to take the bolt for our hitch, just go ahead and thread it into all the holes just to make sure it's going to go in nice and even and easy so we won't have any issues after we have our hitch sitting up into place. Now we're going to have some spacers that will be going in between the hitch and the frame of our vehicle, so I'm going to take some clear packing tape. Just lay them on there, just to hold them into position as we're raising our hitch up into place. Now you'll notice on the front there's two holes here. The frontward most hole is going to be for an older vehicle. Your newer vehicles as a sixteen, it's going to use the second hole back, so we'll tape it to the second hole position. Now we'll get a second set of hands and we're going to place our hitch up into position. We're going to be using the supplied bolt with a conical tooth washer, making sure that the teeth go towards the hitch. We're going to go ahead and start our bolts into position. The rearward most spacer on the passenger side, we're going to turn that long ways so it's going to not interfere with this little bracket that's welded on with all this insulation sprayed on it. We'll just turn that one straight and we'll pass everything else out of the way. Now you might want to take the one on the driver's side as well and spin that spacer around so it passes this bracket here, not to cause any interference. Now we're going to take a nineteen millimeter socket, and we're going to snug up our bolts. Now we can go ahead and twerk them down to the specifications listed in our instructions. After we have them all twerked we can go ahead and re-install our exhaust hangar. Now we're going to take our appearance shield, we're going to slide that back into position. Then we can just reverse our dis-assembly process to re-assemble it. Put our ten millimeter bolt up into place. Now we can re-install our push clips. Now we'll re-install that one Phillips screw that we took out of our mudflap and that will complete our installation. That's going to do it for our look at and install of our Draw Tite max frame trailer hitch receiver class three, part number 75270 on our 2016 Honda Odyssey.

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