Highly recommend the layout. It’s the optimal size for this family of four (two kids almost 8 and 6 years old). Glad to have the slide. Makes it feel significantly larger than the 15BH (we didn’t want to break down bed every day) and 17BH (table isn’t big enough to seat a family). Plenty of storage and living space, but this is the biggest we can and would tow, plus bigger TTs come with bigger prices too. This is no doubt the sweet spot for us. I scoured a bunch of internet forums for all I could find on towing travel trailers with Hondas. There isn’t much out there. A few users on OdyClub, so I checked Piloteers, Ridgeline and AcuraZine. Most who do it say it works, but the Honda chassis and powertrain aren’t really up for it. We took the plunge on ours anyway. I was extremely afraid to try it. As in, it would be a harrowing, white knuckle experience. I would turn around on our drive home from the RV dealer wanting to return it, or worse, lose control or get in a crash. Real world feedback: tows just fine. Typical 19mpg dropped to 12mpg while towing, cruising at 60-65mph, about as fast as semi trucks. Our purchase included a weight distribution hitch with sway control. Quite a chunk of hardware that really works. Keeps stuff level and ties the frames together for good control. We filled up at a gas station with a CAT scale, so being the curious engineer I am, I weighed and paid the $11.50 or whatever to see. Fully loaded, with the fam, gear, cargo, trailer, hitch... empty water tanks... basically right at the GCWR. Trailer was just above its empty weight. Both van axles are below their ratings. Front axle weighed couple hundred heavier than rear, which confused me until I realized the WDH is leveraging the rear weight to the front. Honda used to recommend WDH through your years, now does not on current generation. No one seems to know why. I have the Honda OEM tranny cooler and change fluid annually. We have a Tekonsha P3 brake controller. We maintain good brakes (since buying our PUP) and keep fresh, rotated tires on it. I evenly distribute the cargo in the van. It’s definitely different than towing the PUP. The wind resistance is significant, like towing a parachute, but this TT is only 7’ wide and 9’ tall, not much higher than the Odyssey. Towing is only about 4% of our annual mileage so we have no wear and tear concerns. We’re already talking about taking it to Fort Wilderness, but to be honest, my wife and I agree we wouldn’t tow across the country or through the mountains until we upgrade our TV. For local and Midwest jaunts, it will be just fine. The tail does wag the dog a little bit when passing or being passed by semi trucks, but keep it slow and anticipate slowing traffic ahead. I feel comfortable driving this way, confident in the setup and would recommend if loaded properly. No need to be shocked. Our Odyssey has been one of the best vehicles my wife or I have ever owned. Reliable, capable, good road manners, comfortable, quality materials, loaded with technology... I’m really impressed by this van. The only thing I would change is its lack of available AWD.