How much weight can the '06 Touring Carry
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    Question How much weight can the '06 Touring Carry

    What is the total additional weight capacity "recommended" for the '06 Touring?

    I need to pick up flooring tile in Sacramento and carry it over the Sierra's to Nevada. The total weight of the tile is 1660lbs. I can't seem to find the Odyssey spec identifying total additional weight limits. I imagine I'm going to stress the tranny, suspension and brakes quite a bit going over Donner summit.

    Anyone have any idea? I'm sure it'll all fit, but what's gonna break, or do I run the chance of killing warranty?

    Thanks! Dale

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    Page 293 of the 06 owner's manual, Carrying Cargo

    Total weight for a Touring: 1208lbs.
    From this figure you subtract your weight, the weight of anyone else and anything else you put in there.

    So yor proposal is over quite a bit. Not only will this impact the items you mention, but also the tires. In my opinion you should not do this in one trip. It's dangerous.

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    (1) Rent a full-size van or similar.

    (2) Offer $ to someone with a truck/trailer (I have a neighbor with a Cummins-Dodge and triple-axle trailer... he hauls our heavy stuff).

    (3) Check with the place your buying the tile from, you might be surprised how relatively inexpensive shipping can be (pallet).

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    Rent a u-haul trailler. The transmission can handle the extra weight, the towing limit is 3500lbs. Springs struts and tires might not. Spreading the weight out over another axle is a much safer choice. If you don't have a hitch, it isn't very expensive and it's worth the $150 if it saves you from replacing your struts.

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    A full towing package would be necessary to haul that load over the Donner pass. Hitch and coolers. But yes, it would work.

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    Originally posted by egads
    A full towing package would be necessary to haul that load over the Donner pass. Hitch and coolers. But yes, it would work.
    Right, forgot that the 3500 lb rating is only with the coolers installed... its only 1000 lbs otherwise...

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    Originally posted by egads

    Total weight for a Touring: 1208lbs.
    From this figure you subtract your weight, the weight of anyone else and anything else you put in there.
    Don't know how Honda figures it, but if it's from GVWR then also account for fluid weights (gas, oil, coolant, etc). IIRC gas is around 6 pounds per gallon, water around eight.

    If they are just giving a cargo capacity in the manual, they may have already figured these things into the equation.
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    The page cited is for cargo. There are other pages for towing.

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    -Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,953, curb weight (lbs) 4,378, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 2,000 and max payload (lbs) 3,501
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    Great info/discussion. Thanks for all the input. So its get the towing package installed and rent a trailer, or, rent a truck ;-).

    Probably go with the rent-a-truck option. Just seems less stress than outfitting the Honda to tow.

    However, on a slightly different note, has anyone installed the towing package options less the hitch to get the trans cooler and air ducting just to enhance what's there? Just curious.

    Dale

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    There is not much discussion of trany cooler on 05+ vans, but a lot of second gen owners have trany coolers without towing packages.

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