Trailer Hitch Installation on Honda Odyssey

Actually, part of the reason went thru the journey of DIYing was also because of this drill – Installing Trailer Hitch. Again, did the huge amount of search the web and youtube video to know what hitch fits odyssey, how to install, and ordered the ramp, hitch at Amazon and tried to install it.

As usual, everything was smooth in YouTube, while there are so many dumb challenges at my end. All the video suggested me doing with 2 or more people, but I don’t have that luxury – no one in my house can help – so brought out home various size of boxes and used those to balance and attached one hole after another hole. Also, used Ratchet Socket Wrench to installed it but it only went into few rounds and half tightened. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So used my own ‘impact’ drill with socket but no luck -it was so weak only to make few more twists/advances, then learned that I need Impact Wrench ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

As it was already evening, I had to leave the hitch as ‘not to fall off’ level and Amazoned overnight delivery ๐Ÿ™‚ – This must be the Copang experience I hardly ever had ๐Ÿ™‚ and magically package arrived at next day morning 6AM.

However, when Impact Wrench arrived tried to use the Ratchet socket but learned this doesn’t fit Impact Wrench and actually it is not recommended to be used with Impact Wrench anyhow ๐Ÿ˜ฆ haha – so had to order another long Impact Socket set for Impact Wrench with same day delivery – ha ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally, all the bolt and nuts are 100% tightened – so wondered a bit on setting the Torque but as the car is old and I suspected some of miss-treading is there during install, thought this is good enough for me ๐Ÿ™‚

At the end dirty hands with some scratches, series of Amazon orders, and crazy searches on YouTube and Bing (Yes I work for Microsoft haha) mission complished ~80%: Now I need to unbox and install the ordered bike rack ๐Ÿ™‚


๋˜ ํ•œํŽธ์˜ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ๊ฒจ์šด DIY ์‚ฌํˆฌ… ์‚ฌ์‹ค ์ง€๋‚œ๋ฒˆ์— ์ฐจ๋ฐ‘์œผ๋กœ ๋ˆ„์›Œ์„œ ๊ธฐ์–ด๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ„๊ฑด Ramp๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด๊ณ , Ramp๋ฅผ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ•œ ์ด์œ ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๋ฏธ๋‹ˆ๋ฐด์— ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋ฅผ ์‹ค์–ด ๋‹ค๋‹ ํŠธ๋ ˆ์ผ๋Ÿฌ ์—ฐ๊ฒฐ ์ถ•์„ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ์˜€๋‹ค.. ๋„๋ฐ์ฒด ๋ฐฐ๊ผฝ์ด ๋ช‡๊ฐœ์ด๋ฉฐ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ํฐ๊ฑด์ง€…ใ…Žใ…Ž (์ด๋†ˆ์˜ ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋ž€..๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š” ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋Š” ์•„์ง ์‚ฌ์ง€๋„ ์•Š์•˜์Œ…์žˆ๋˜ ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋Š” ์ด์‚ฌํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ๋Œ€์ถฉ ์ •๋ฆฌ ๋‹ค ํ–ˆ๊ฑด๋งŒ..)

์‚ฌ์‹ค ์ด๋Ÿฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ ์ฉ.. ์ฐจ์— ํŠธ๋ ˆ์ผ๋Ÿฌ ์—ฐ๊ฒฐ์ถ•์€ ๊ตฌ๋ฉ๋šซ๊ณ  ํ•ด์•ผํ•˜๋Š” ์ค„ ์•Œ์•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ์ฐจ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋ฐ‘์— ๋‚˜์‚ฌ ๋ฐ•์•„์ฃผ๋Š” ์žฅ์น˜๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์—ฌ์ •์„ ์˜ค๊ธฐ์ „๊นŒ์ง„ ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ์Œ..ใ…Žใ…Ž

์•”ํŠผ, ์›น์„œ์น˜์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ ๋™์˜์ƒ์„ ์—ด๊ณตํ•˜๊ณ … ์ฐจ์— ๋งž๋Š” ๋…€์„์œผ๋กœ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ•˜๊ณ  (์•„ ๋˜๊ฒŒ ๋ฌด๊ฑฐ์›€..T.T) ๋น„๋””์˜ค์—์„  ํ•ญ์ƒ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š”๊ฑธ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๋“ฏ ๋‚˜์—๊ฒ ์ ˆ๋Œ€ ๊ทธ๋Ÿด๋ฆฌ ์—†๋‹ค..

์ผ๋‹จ ๋‘˜์ด์ƒ์ด ๊ฐ™์ด ํ•˜๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์ง‘ ์‹๊ตฌ์ค‘์— ๋„์™€์ค„ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ๋‹น์—ฐํžˆ ์—†์œผ๋‹ˆ ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ๊ตฌ์ง€ ํ˜ผ์ž ๋นก์Šค๋“ค ์ด๊ฒƒ์ €๊ฒƒ ๊บผ๋‚ด์™€ ์ˆ˜ํ‰ ๋ฐ›ํ˜€๊ฐ€๋ฉด์„œ ๋‚˜์‚ฌ ํ•˜๋‚˜์”ฉ ๋ผ์šธ ๋†’์ด ๋งž์ถ”๊ณ , ์ง‘์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊น”๊น”์ด ๋ Œ์น˜๋กœ ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋˜๊ฒ ๊ตฐ ํ–ˆ๋˜๊ฑด ํ•œ 4-5๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋”๋‹ˆ ๋”์ด์ƒ ๋ป‘๋ป‘ํ•ด์„œ ์ง„์ฒ™์ด ์—†์Œ..๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ฒซ๋‚ ์€ 4-5๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ๋งŒ ๋ผ์šด์ฑ„ ๋งˆ์ณค๋‹ค.. (ํ…Œ์ŠคํŠธํ•ด๋ณธ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ ์—„์ฒญ ๋œ์ปน ๊ฑฐ๋ฆผ…ใ…Žใ…Ž)

๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๊น”๊น”์ด๋Š” ์•ฝํ•ด์„œ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ณ  ์ž„ํŽ™ํŠธ๋ฅผ ์จ์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๊ธธ๋ž˜ ์ง‘์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋“œ๋ฆด์— ๋ Œ์น˜ ์†Œ์ผ“ ๋ผ์›Œ์„œ ํ•ด๋ณด์•˜์œผ๋‹ˆ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋ Œ์น˜+์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ์šฉ ๊ธธ์ญ‰์ด ์†Œ์ผ“์„ ์จ์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๊ฒฐ๋ก ์„ ๋‚ด๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋’ค๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ๋‘๊ฐœ๋ฅผ ๋ถ€๋žด๋ถ€๋žด ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ–ˆ๋‹ค.. (์‹ ๊ธฐํ•œ๊ฑด ์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋ Œ์น˜๋Š” Amazon overnight์œผ๋กœ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์„ค๋งˆ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ง„์งœ ๋‹ค์Œ๋‚  ์•„์นจ 6์‹œ์— ์ง‘์— ๋„์ฐฉํ•œ ์‹ ๊ธฐํ•œ ์ฒดํ—˜-์„œ์šธ์—์„  ์ฟ ํŒก๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ด๊ฒŒ ์•„์ฃผ ์ผ์ƒ์ผํ…๋ฐ….) + ์‚ฌ์‹ค ๋‚„์ญ‰์ด ์†Œ์ผ“๋„ ์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋ Œ์น˜์— ์žˆ๋˜ ๊น”๊น”์ด ์†Œ์ผ“ ๋ผ์›Œ๋ณด๋ คํ–ˆ๋”๋‹ˆ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋ฉด ์†Œ์ผ“๋งŒ ๊นจ์ง€๊ณ  ์•ˆ๋ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ…T_T (์œผ์•„) ๋‹น์ผ ๋ฐฐ์†ก์œผ๋กœ ์ฃผ๋ฌธ… – ์—ญ์‹œ ์‹ ๊ธฐํ•œ ๋‹น์ผ ๋ฐฐ์†ก ์ฒดํ—˜…

๊ฒฐ๊ตญ – ๋ชจ๋“ ๊ฒŒ ๋„์ฐฉํ•œ ํ›„- ๋ฐ˜์ฏค ๋ผ์–ด ๋œ์ปน๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋˜ ์ถ• ๋๊นŒ์ง€ ๋ˆŒ๋Ÿฌ์„œ ๊ณ ์ •์‹œ์ผœ์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค..ใ… .ใ… 

ํ•˜ ์ด์ œ๋Š” ์ด ์ถ•์— ์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋ฅผ ๋‹ฌ rack ์„ค์น˜๋งŒ ๋‚จ์•˜๋‹ค… (์ž์ „๊ฑฐ๋„ ์‚ฌ์•ผํ•จ…ํ‘… OTL) ๋งˆ์น˜ ์‚ด ์ฐจ๋„ ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ ํ˜ผ์ž ๊ธธ๋”ฑ๊ณ  ์ง€ํ•˜์ฃผ์ฐจ์žฅ ํŒŒ๋Š” ๊ธฐ๋ถ„…

ํ•ญ์ƒ ์—ฌ๋Š๋•Œ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ๊ฒ€์ƒ‰์—”์ง„ ๊ด‘๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์ต ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚ด์ฃผ๊ณ  ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ ํŠธ๋ž˜ํ”ฝ๋ฐ ๊ด‘๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์ž…์— ๊ธฐ์—ฌํ•ด์ฃผ๊ณ  ์•„๋งˆ์กด ์ˆ˜์ต์— ์ง€๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ณตํ—Œ+ ๊ธฐ๋ฆ„๋จผ์ง€๋•Œ ๋ฌป๊ณ  ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์ €๊ธฐ ๊ธํžŒ ๋‚ด ๋˜ฅ์†์— ๋„‹๋‚˜๊ฐ„ ๋‚ด ์–ผ๊ตด๋งŒ ๋‚จ์•˜๋‹ค…

์ด๊ฑธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ์จ์„œ ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋Œ€์ถฉ 300-500๋ถˆ ๋‚˜์˜จ๋‹ค๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ถ•๊ฐ’ 130๋ถˆ +์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋ Œ์น˜&์†Œ์ผ“ 100๋ถˆ Ramp๋Š” ์ฐจ๊ณ ์น ๋•Œ๋„ ์ผ์œผ๋‹ˆ ๋ฐ˜๋ตํ–ˆ๋‹ค ์น˜๋ฉด 20๋ถˆ.. ๋ญ ๋Œ€์ถฉ ๋‹น์žฅ 200๋ถˆ ๊ฐ€๋Ÿ‰ ์ ˆ์•ฝํ–ˆ๋‹ค ๋ง˜ํŽธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๊ธฐ๋กœ ํ–ˆ๊ณ  ๋ญ ์‚ด๋‹ค๋ณด๋ฉด ์ž„ํŒฉํŠธ ๋ Œ์น˜ ๋ถ„๋ช… ์“ธ์ผ ์ƒ๊ธธ๊บผ๋‹ค… (์˜›๋‚ ์— ํŽœ์Šค ๋ฌธ ์ˆ˜๋ฆฌํ• ๋•Œ ์ด๊ฑฐ ์žˆ์—ˆ์Œ ํŽธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ จ๋งŒ ์ด๋ž€ ์ƒ๊ฐ๋„..)

์•”ํŠผ ์„ค๋ช…์„œ๋‚˜ ๋น„๋””์˜ค์— ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š”๊ฑฐ 100% ๊ณ ๋Œ€๋กœ ํ•˜์ง€๋Š” ๋ชปํ•˜๊ณ  ๋Œ€์ถฉ 90% ์ •๋„ ๋Œ€์ถฉ ์–ผ๊ธฐ์„ค๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋‹ค ํ–ˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ ๋‹ค์Œ์— ์ด๊ฑฐ ํ• ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ์—ฐ๋ฝ์ฃผ์‹œ๋ผ… ํ›จ์”ฌ ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋” ์™„๋ฒฝํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋„์™€๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ฒ ์‚ผ…ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž


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