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2015 Load Max Trailer / 2015 Ram 3500
Ramp Deal Alert!
Opinions on Ram 3500 & 4500
Gary's truck , OD signs
Measurement on Dodge 5500 Hood
Tie Down Pictures
Leaving truck running Ram 6.7
Hello from good ole NC
What winch do you guys recommend for Hotshot Trailer?
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A forum for Hotshot Owner Operators using 3500, 4500, and 5500 series trucks to transport LTL freight and for those who want to learn about the business.
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2015 Load Max Trailer / 2015 Ram 3500
2015 Load Max Trailer with less than 70k and new tires, it have custom 2ft extensions for 3 car load and two sets of rams. one set of the ramps are welded on one side with hinges. The other side(The Floor of The Trailer) has removable pins for proper storage if not needed. They just swing up and lock in for that extra floor space if needed. the Trailer is a little custom to favor working with Freight or 3 vehicle loader. Best of both worlds. and comes with 2 tarps( one new never used) the other ...
Hi everyone,,completly new to this,just wandering if anyone can set me right on what i should be looking for in reguards to price per mile and whats the most suitable for my truck

E450 with 14 foot low profile box and was hoping to find loads between NVA and NYC

Thanks in advance
Ramp Deal Alert!
I stumbled across this over the weekend.

Check out the Aluminum ramp deal at

They have some 6,000 lb, 84" long aluminum ramps for $389.99.

That's a smoking deal. I paid $650.00 for my aluminum ramps.

Their phone number is 574-218-6363

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Gary's truck , OD signs
She has 25,000 miles on it now. Last week I ran up to Red Bluff, CA to rescue a load. Bobtailing I averaged 18.4 mpg.

This was the load I rescued last week.

Then over the weekend I went over to the auction yard and picked up these little solar powered traffic control trailers that I bought online.

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Opinions on Ram 3500 & 4500
I could see the 4.10's being the way to go. Last week I was out by Rapid City, SD and my truck which has the 3.73 gears was shifting quite often going through the hills. I would imagine the 4.10 would be a little more consistent. My biggest worry would be loosing my good mpg I'm getting currently with 3.73 gearing
Leaving truck running Ram 6.7
Does anyone know if its bad for the engine to leave it running for long periods? Trying to figure out what to do to stay cool when logging off hours.
Hello from good ole NC
Just wanted to introduce myself before I start asking 9 million questions lol.
I grew up in the towing business and have had a passion for anything related. I have hauled equipment, barns, generators, really old farm equipment in the past and all types of cars such as classics, high end, and even the big stuff box, bucket, day cabs etc. 3 yrs back I decided I wanted to learn about the car hauling business and got in with a local dealership running a Ram 5500 crew with a Hodges 3 car set up ( o ...
What if anything, would you do different on your trailer?
I know it's not the perfect solution, & can be a bit noisy with the eoh brakes.  I have a pair of little spring loaded plastic clamps that I use to squeeze my trailer brake controller to keep it from rocking when I need to load any kind of rolling stock.  Works pretty darn good..

I agree also, & wish my trailer was equipped with some sort of parking brake..
First day of vacation

600 miles the first day, and noticed our wheel seal is leaking.    Sitting in a motel near Kansas City, MO for 3 days, waiting on an axle surgeon to get to us.   As you can see from the next picture the spindle is damaged.   In the groove where the wheel seal sits my (former) mechanic tried to repair the area with J B Weld.  Now I know why he d ...
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