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Okay, so mine aren't all THAT amazing.

But on one of my numerous trips to Home Depot, I was able to put a 12'1" handrail completely into my Ody and close it up. (Note, if it was 12-2 I don't think it would have fit.)

On another occasion I put 16 50lb bags of play sand. While it sagged a little bit, I'd have never had known I was carrying my family plus 800lbs by the way it handled and accelerated. I was impressed - we don't need no stinkin' 30 more hp!


Curious to know how others have loaded her up and been impressed.

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We put something like 15 bags of top soil in our Ody once, but the thing sag quite a bit. And we bottomed out almost time we hit a bump. It did accelerate fine though.

Why can't honda put in a Load Leveling suspension like in the Chryslers I have no idea.
 

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Well, I've loaded it numerous times with heavy DJ equipment. Used to sag pretty bad...but the Air Lifts solved that problem.

The pick up speed was much better than old my Previa (original DJ hauler). I can only imagine what an extra 30 HP would do.

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1. 600 lbs of concrete blocks
2. 1 cord of firewood (2x4x8)(heavy sagging)
3. 10' steel studs (almost touched the bin door)

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Nestor:

I've begun looking for air lifts for my '01 EX. I've grown tired of the bottoming-out whenever I carry anything semi-heavy. I was wondering what kind, from where, ballpark price of the air lifts you installed? Thanks for your help.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sdp:
Okay, so mine aren't all THAT amazing.

But on one of my numerous trips to Home Depot, I was able to put a 12'1" handrail completely into my Ody and close it up. (Note, if it was 12-2 I don't think it would have fit.)

On another occasion I put 16 50lb bags of play sand. While it sagged a little bit, I'd have never had known I was carrying my family plus 800lbs by the way it handled and accelerated. I was impressed - we don't need no stinkin' 30 more hp!


Curious to know how others have loaded her up and been impressed.
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I managed to get three 12'6" pieces of 4" baseboard into my Ody, but it took a little bit of creative loading to get it to fit-I had to load it in through the front window with the rear hatch closed. It helped a lot that the baseboard was somewhat flexible! I thought about lashing it to my roof rack, but I didn't want to chance the ends scratching up the hood. The baseboard rested on the middle and rear seat tops and was pretty stable, but it definitely stretched the limits of the Ody's cargo capacity length-wise. It was easy to take out-I just opened the back door and pulled them out. I'll be going back to HD tonight to load up with a few sheets of plywood for my Labor Day weekend project. Cargo capacity, especially for hauling plywood, was one of my top priorities for our new minivan, and the Ody offered that and a whole lot more compared with the other contenders. :)

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Carried (upright)3 adult sized mountain bikes in the rear the other day.Had space for a 4th, maybe 5(kid's bike).And that's with the 2nd row still usable. Awesome space.

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[This message has been edited by hachiroku (edited 08-30-2001).]
 

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Two llamas routinely: These critters are six feet high to the tops of their ears when standing and adults weight 300+ lbs. When they jump in, they have to duck their heads, and their backs just about rub on the headliner.
Also -- 11 foot fence railings. I usually buy a half dozen or so. One end on the dash, recline the passenger seat and the other end back at the rear hatch.
This is why, despite having no kids at home, we have an Odyssey. The utility is just unbeatable.
 

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I wanna see a pic of the llamas in the Ody!!!

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I Think Llarry Wins!
 

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Hell. Llarry Wwins Ttwice!

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OK, Jim, consider me chastised. I will move the "llamas in Ody" photo-taking task up on the to-do list and get 'em in the mail to you soon!
 

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Llamas good pets? Oh, yeah -- but apartment dwellers need not apply. They are just incredible (gentle and tolerant) with kids; I don't know of another large animal that would be as unlikely to harm a person. The spitting part is pretty awful (hint: The spit in question is usually green!) but is almost exclusively restricted to among the llamas. Okay, they've gotten me a couple of times, but we've had many, many visitors to our animals and never had a visitor spit on. Given all the visitors, ours are very tame and approachable. We've got 7 right now, with 2 more on the way due next spring.
 

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1 driver and 7 passengers - all individually belted (including in child seats where applicable) for a 1200 mile round trip from Boston to Toronto. With all the luggage. And getting 26-27 mpg in the process! The MDX carrying 6 passengers plus driver only managed 22-23 mpg.
 

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How do you do that with only seven seatbelts?????

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in the middle row, I added a lap belt and put a child booster seat there (that has a 4 point harness).

Sometimes, I wish Honda would sell a wider right side middle row seat to allow 3 in the middle row.
 
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