Actually, I decided on just renting one. We don't take too many road trips. Also, I don't have much room to actually store it when we're not using it; it's kinda big and bulky. Anyway, I found a local place that rents is for $12 a day. Not too bad for a week long trip.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jvennitti:
We are planning to use it on the Odyssey in the future, but are trying to decide on getting the Honda cross-bars or going with the Yakima bases and cross-bars.
Please post which way you go to let us know.
Originally posted by warrenh:
As for using on the Odyssey, both Yakima and Thule say that the factory bars can't support the cargo boxes. Factory bars are fine for almost everything else it seem, except for the cargo box.
I have a Yakima Space Cadet with factory cross-bars. Yakima told me the same thing: the Honda bars are not strong enough. I called the dealer and they looked it up. Honda cross-bars are rated for 110 lbs. The Yakima bars are rated for 105 or 110, I can't remember exactly. So, Yakima and Thule are trying to get you to spend more money (imagine that): the Honda bars are fine and hold just as much, if not more, than the aftermarket models.