I have the dilemma of deciding whether buy a 97 Odyssey EX or a 98 Odyssey LX-7, both with less than 60,000 miles. I was planning to buy the '98 (stronger engine) but want to be able to sleep sometimes while at rest areas or campsites. I can't get to either of the Odysseys for a week so I'm posting my question here now. On www.autostv.com, referring to the '96 Odyssey LX the writer says "you can use the Odyssey as a camper--the middle and rear seats fold down to make a day bed." Is this true? Wouldn't it make a rather uncomfortable day bed? I had hoped to make a 6' mattress to fit in the van with the middle seats taken out, but I read that in the LX model the middle seats merely fold forward and can't be taken out. Anyone out there have experience with sleeping in a '95 to '98 Odyssey LX? Or with removing the middle bench-style seats with tools? Thanks, Steven Johnson in S. Calif.