Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Trailer Weight

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The weight of the trailer is an important factor. The manufacturer provides very detailed information in their owner's manuals pertaining to trailer weight and vehicle occupant and cargo carrying capacity. The acceptable trailer weight that can be towed varies by model, the number of occupants, weight of their cargo, and on the V6 Odyssey models, whether a transmission cooler has been installed. Consult the following information for a general guideline for acceptable trailer weight.


WARNING
The manufacturer recommends that any trailer with a total weight more than 1,000 lbs. (450 kg) be equipped with its own electric or surge-type brakes. If electric brakes are chosen, they must be electronically operated. Any attempt to attach trailer brakes to the vehicle's hydraulic system will lower the braking effectiveness and create a potential hazard.

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The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 
The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 
The total weight of the trailer, including everything loaded on it must not exceed 1,000 lbs. (450 kg)
 
The tongue weight of the trailer must not exceed (10% of the total trailer weight) 100 lbs. (45 kg)
 

2.2L/2.3L Odyssey models: (Information based on 4 passengers and a trailer equipped with brakes)



The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 
The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 
The total weight of the trailer, including everything loaded on it must not exceed 1,300 lbs. (590 kg)
 
The tongue weight of the trailer must not exceed (10% of the total trailer weight) 130 lbs. (59 kg)
 

3.5L Odyssey models: (Information based on 4 passengers and a trailer equipped with brakes)



The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 
The combined weight of the vehicle, all occupants and their luggage and the trailer tongue weight cannot exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on the certification label located on the driver's door jamb
 

Without the optional transmission cooler installed:



The total weight of the trailer, including everything loaded on it must not exceed 1,700 lbs. (770 kg)
 
The tongue weight of the trailer must not exceed (10% of the total trailer weight) 170 lbs. (77 kg)
 
The total weight of the vehicle, including all occupants, cargo and the total weight of the loaded trailer must not exceed the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 6,660 lbs. (3,025 kg)
 

With optional transmission cooler installed:



The total weight of the trailer, including everything loaded on it must not exceed 3,200 lbs. (1,450 kg)
 
The tongue weight of the trailer must not exceed (10% of the total trailer weight) 320 lbs. (145 kg)
 
The total weight of the vehicle, including all occupants, cargo and the total weight of the loaded trailer must not exceed the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 8,160 lbs. (3,700 kg)
 

A good weight-to-horsepower ratio is about 35:1, 35 lbs. of Gross Combined Weight (GCW) for every horsepower the engine develops. Multiply the engine's rated horsepower by 35 and subtract the weight of the vehicle, passengers and luggage. The number remaining is the approximate ideal maximum weight you should tow, although a numerically higher axle ratio can help compensate for heavier weight.

 
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