2011 Honda Odyssey: Moar Hauling
August 01, 2011
It felt weird not to drive any kids in the Odyssey, but the van's destiny was cargo-only this weekend. So much cargo that we removed the passenger-side seat and the center seat from the second row.
Dan's already gone into a great detail on how to remove the second-row seats. Suffice it to say that it's much easier to remove the seats for the first time (as was my case) when the manual is in the car (as was not my case). It's kinda hard to RTFM when the FM is MIA. (The manual magically appeared on my desk when I came in this morning, so at least it does still exist. I dutifully tucked it back into the glove box.)
But, thankfully, we have the internets at our house, so we looked it up and got 'em out (and by "we" I mean "my husband" cuz I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to lift the darn things anyway).
What you see here is, roughly:
- eleven 10-foot-long 2x4s
- 5x3-foot folding table
- 6- or 7-foot-long heavy bench thing
- bunch of long metal things
- big box of clothing
- big box of large framed pictures
- 9-foot rug
- 9-foot bolt of fabric
- two stools from Ikea
We could have fit a lot more stuff, too. No outrageous tetris skillz necessary to make fit, either. Husband still can't tell the Odyssey from the Sienna, though.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com, @ 9,941 miles