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    Momentum 28G Towing questions

    We are thinking about buying the 28G but worried about the tongue weights. Published weight is 1300 but like most/all mfgs. this is probably low. Anyone ever weigh theirs on a CAT scale? Also, was figuring on getting a 1400/14k Equalizer WDH but now thinking I might have to go up to a 1600/16k? My problem is that the hitch on my Chevy 2500 HD has a max 1500# tongue weight. I know the WDH will distibute some of that but don't know how much? Anyone towing theirs with the Chevy 2500HD Duramax Diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texdan View Post
    We are thinking about buying the 28G but worried about the tongue weights. Published weight is 1300 but like most/all mfgs. this is probably low. Anyone ever weigh theirs on a CAT scale? Also, was figuring on getting a 1400/14k Equalizer WDH but now thinking I might have to go up to a 1600/16k? My problem is that the hitch on my Chevy 2500 HD has a max 1500# tongue weight. I know the WDH will distibute some of that but don't know how much? Anyone towing theirs with the Chevy 2500HD Duramax Diesel?
    Texdan,
    If you haven't already done it, I suggest you do a search on "28G". There are several old posts about selection of WDH's for the 28G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subvet0615 View Post
    Texdan,
    If you haven't already done it, I suggest you do a search on "28G". There are several old posts about selection of WDH's for the 28G.

    Larry
    Thanks I will do that.

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    Wondering if anyone is towing a 25G or 28G with a 3/4 ton pickup and if so which one? And how does it handle? I am worried that I will be near the max on max hitch and other relevant towing numbers on my 2013 Chevy 2500HD Duramax truck.

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    Hoping to find out the same info. I have a 2017 Chevy 2500HD Duramax too and ordered the 28G. Looking at the Pro Pride Hitch but the tongue weight is rated for 1400#s. Have read the tongue weight is much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FGCIII View Post
    Hoping to find out the same info. I have a 2017 Chevy 2500HD Duramax too and ordered the 28G. Looking at the Pro Pride Hitch but the tongue weight is rated for 1400#s. Have read the tongue weight is much more.
    I don't own a 28G but I recommend that you make the salesman show you the Vin # specific weight sheet for your 28G before you do the final signing.
    It's in the package with the generic owners manual and all information / warranty cards. It'll state the hitch weight of your unit when it left the factory without propane tanks and battery.
    I didn't know about this weight sheet when I purchased my 21G. Advertised weight was 950 lbs. and actual weight was 1152 when left factory. If I had known the actual weight I would not have left the dealer with a WDH with only 1000 lb. bars.

    I have never seen this weight sheet included from two other brands that I have owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subvet0615 View Post
    I don't own a 28G but I recommend that you make the salesman show you the Vin # specific weight sheet for your 28G before you do the final signing.
    It's in the package with the generic owners manual and all information / warranty cards. It'll state the hitch weight of your unit when it left the factory without propane tanks and battery.
    I didn't know about this weight sheet when I purchased my 21G. Advertised weight was 950 lbs. and actual weight was 1152 when left factory. If I had known the actual weight I would not have left the dealer with a WDH with only 1000 lb. bars.

    I have never seen this weight sheet included from two other brands that I have owned.

    Larry
    Thank you. Will do. I think we have decide to go with the 25g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FGCIII View Post
    Hoping to find out the same info. I have a 2017 Chevy 2500HD Duramax too and ordered the 28G. Looking at the Pro Pride Hitch but the tongue weight is rated for 1400#s. Have read the tongue weight is much more.
    I purchased my 28G last Spring (2019), Towed it home with my 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel. At that point I realized I probably needed to upgrade the truck and bought a 2018 Dodge 2500 diesel which made a big difference. I do not know the specs on the 2017 Chevy 2500HD Duramax but I am guessing it can handle the 28G. I also purchased the Blue Ox SwayPro and have been impressed with how it handles the trailer. I ran into heavy winds this past weekend on the trip home and had no issues. I also plan on adding after market shocks in the next year. I would suggest reviewing the specs on your truck and validate the weights of the trailer (pin weight, gross weight). Also, i was concerned about the pin weight so I purchased a scale and weighed mine, which was 1200# so a bit off from the advertised weight. All in all I have not had any issues.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcv1218 View Post
    I purchased my 28G last Spring (2019), Towed it home with my 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel. At that point I realized I probably needed to upgrade the truck and bought a 2018 Dodge 2500 diesel which made a big difference. I do not know the specs on the 2017 Chevy 2500HD Duramax but I am guessing it can handle the 28G. I also purchased the Blue Ox SwayPro and have been impressed with how it handles the trailer. I ran into heavy winds this past weekend on the trip home and had no issues. I also plan on adding after market shocks in the next year. I would suggest reviewing the specs on your truck and validate the weights of the trailer (pin weight, gross weight). Also, i was concerned about the pin weight so I purchased a scale and weighed mine, which was 1200# so a bit off from the advertised weight. All in all I have not had any issues.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions.
    Thanks so much. My hitch is rated for 1500# and my payload is 2188#. Was your pin weight 1200# loaded with gear? Water? Generator? Propane? Sorry just wondering because every other person has said that it has been around 1450#. Thank you for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FGCIII View Post
    Thanks so much. My hitch is rated for 1500# and my payload is 2188#. Was your pin weight 1200# loaded with gear? Water? Generator? Propane? Sorry just wondering because every other person has said that it has been around 1450#. Thank you for your response.
    It was loaded with 2 quads (Yamaha Bear Tracker 441#, and Big Bear 556#), minimal water weight but a full tank of gas. I had the heavier quad in the back. So with the full tank of gas and the heavier quad in the back it helps offset the pin weight. Also, I added airbags to the rear suspension on the truck. The propane tanks where full but are the smaller tanks sold with the trailer. Also only one battery, which I now have two 6 volts. Also I do have the Onan 4K generator.
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