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Old 05-13-2017, 09:41 PM
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Megan, I hate raining on parades, but I have owned both the 2417 Sport and a 2417KD. Packed for a week of camping (food in 'fridge, luggage in the TM, 40 gal water tank and 6 gal water heater full of water), the 2417 Sport was 3,500 lbs, and the 2417 KD was 3,600 lbs. That is at the max of your rated towing capacity.

In your original post, you kept talking about 4 people along with the weight. When you are parked, with stabilizers, it's okay to be over the 3,500 lbs the trailer axle is rated for. So, 2 people, 4, 6 or 9 (we had nine in one evening for dinner, when it was raining cats and dogs), no problem.

But, as said, tongue weight (assume 400 - 450 lbs, if you pack well) will cut into your tow vehicle's GVWR, especially with the 4 people in the tow vehicle. That's where the weight of people comes into the equation.

The 2417 Sport entered production in 2011. The 2417 Classic line started in 2014. You won't find any Sport older than 2011. Be careful of the 2518. There is a new line called 2518, which is an upsize of the 2417. The old 2518 model is what became the 2417. 4" longer for the new 2518 lineup.

Good luck, but I would not tow either model with that vehicle.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:45 AM
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I think when it's time to retire you might want to trade up from the Honda to something with more towing capacity.

Also, having a "starter RV" might be a good idea. My 2004 3023 is our starter. I got it in less than perfect shape - salvage title after hail damage and some other problems. At the price, we could afford to trash it if we made mistakes. I spent a lot of time working on it, but learned a lot about having an RV that I was previously ignorant of.

One night, we flooded the RV. We usually turn the water off when leaving the RV, and hadn't turned it back on when we returned. My wife noticed late at night, turned it on, and didn't check that the faucet she had just used was closed. She went back to sleep. 4 hours later I got out of bed and then my feet were wet.

We really only lost some carpet and padding. But there is a lot to learn and you can trash your camper accidentally while you're learning. Insurance *may* help. So, starting cheap might be better if you are able and willing to do your own repairs.

Of course, I spent all of the money on a brand new tow vehicle. But since my kid was about to be a driver, getting another vehicle made sense.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:24 PM
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on the tailmanor fans facebook a 2015. 2417. silveredition. 20k. https://m.facebook.com/groups/169423...64127577185201
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:35 PM
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also how close u can push a tow vehicle to the max depends on where you arr going........10 miles from home to a state park....through. kansas. nice and flat. oe are you gonna be traversing the Rocky mountains
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:20 AM
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Thank you for telling me about the 2518 for sale, but we're looking for something newer and lighter.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:23 PM
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I don't know how much lighter a 2417 would be compared to a 2518, but if light weight is really a concern (and it's just the 2 of you) you may want to look at the TrailMini/SportDeck models.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:36 AM
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Default Bye Bye Pearl!

Thank you, everybody!

After much research on both the Odyssey forum and this forum, I've concluded that we just CANNOT safely pull a trailer with our Odyssey, Pearl.

I still can't get the 2417KS Sport out of my mind, but we're going to have to get a 4WD truck to tow it. That way we can go boondocking in the Rockies without worrying about weight or getting stuck.

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Old 05-17-2017, 04:08 PM
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Probably the smart choice!
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