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Old 06-01-2008, 11:04 AM
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I have an 01 LX. Do I need to go the dealer and get the two package installed in order to pull a camper or pop-up?
Does anybody know an ideal camper to pull with it?
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:16 AM
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You don't have to have a hitch installed by the dealer to be able to tow. There are a few good aftermarket hitches on the market as well as wiring harnesses. Honda does recommend a trans coller if you do plan to tow.

This site will gove you an idea of the options you have.

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:11 AM
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The Honda installed hitch, tranny cooler, and power steering cooler are, what I would call, very expensive. Check your owners manual for what is required, for example they require both coolers and a weight distributing hitch (if trailer is over 1,850#, IIRC) on my 2007. As lizzurd said, a third-party hitch and coolers is the way to go, especially on an out-of-warranty car.

You can tow anything up to your weight limit. Mine is 3,500#. We tow a Casita 17' fiberglass trailer. Pop-ups are also popular.
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On a 2005-2008 there's a service bulletin out there says that you will void your warranty if you don't install a transmission cooler and air duct. On a 2001 I think it just says that it's required if you are towing more than 2,000 lb...

Honda's reasoning for the 2005-2008 warranty issue is, you install the hitch for a bike rack, no problem you really don't need the cooler, but if you sell the car the next owner isn't going to know that he can't pull a trailer because the coolers aren't installed and end's up burring up his transmission.

Personally, I went the other way around, before heading out on a road trip to Arizona, I installed the transmission and power steering coolers and the air duct, but I didn't install the hitch.

Personally, if I was to install a hitch, I would install the coolers as well. The Honda OEM parts prices are high, but, our hosts prices, H and A Accessories, are a lot better than my local dealers.

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btw, the Honda atf and power steering pump are a joke. get a good aftermarket one.
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The ATF cooler for 2007 and later, is significantly better than the simple tube with fins in prior years, but aftermarket remain a lot less expensive!
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The ATF cooler for 2007 and later, is significantly better than the simple tube with fins in prior years, but aftermarket remain a lot less expensive!


Hi, I want to install same as yours on the picture OEM transmission cooler for Odyssey 08í just a quick question did you have to install new power steering cooler as well? Iím just trying to avoid installing power steering cooler.

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Hi, I want to install same as yours on the picture OEM transmission cooler for Odyssey 08í just a quick question did you have to install new power steering cooler as well? Iím just trying to avoid installing power steering cooler.
I had them both installed by the dealer as part of the towing package. Honda "requires" the PS cooler for towing but I don't know what the consequences would be if you didn't.

The PS cooler is a simple finned tube across the front of the radiator, which I don't quite see in the picture.
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I had them both installed by the dealer as part of the towing package. Honda "requires" the PS cooler for towing but I don't know what the consequences would be if you didn't.

The PS cooler is a simple finned tube across the front of the radiator, which I don't quite see in the picture.
i read in other post that original PS cooler would be on the way when i install OEM trans cooler. Is that true? i want to install trans cooler tonight after work and i want to make sure that i don't need to get PS cooler after taking apart my front end.

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The original PS cooler was a tube going back and forth in front of the radiator. The PS cooler is a single tube with fins going across the top of the opening and behind the T cooler.

I suggest you read the install instructions for both coolers and see what they say. HandA has them available. http://www.handa-accessories.com/odyext05.html
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