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Hot shot with a 2500 hd???

So I got a friend who is making a ton of money running hot shot and I was wondering if it was possible for me to do the same thing? I have a 2002 2500hd with 213k miles , goose neck, efi live, edge cts insight, and ppe boost valve.


My question is how much can I pull, should I try it, what would be the biggest trailer to get.

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I have toyed with the same idea, but really sounds like your friend would be the guy to talk too.

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I have toyed with the same idea, but really sounds like your friend would be the guy to talk too.
He has a 2006 cummins duelly and don't like Chevy

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efi live (duramax tuner pre tuned ecm)
edge cts insight
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4 inch turbo back mbrp exhaust

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probably wanna run a stock 245 hwy tire for better mileage, and look into bags bc you'll end up squatting it w certain loads.

Aux fuel tank as well

and talk to your buddy

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But as far as towing how much can I tow up to?

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too many variables without knowing your setup.

DOT limits in your area

trucks GVWR, tires, suspension, trailer weight and rating, etc...

sorry don't mean to keep dodging the answer, but hopefully you get the point that its not a simple answer

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What do you plan on hauling? I used my 2500 for oilfield and it did ok just wears out fast and i pulled a 26ft gooseneck and have a 75 gallon slip tank and tool box mounted on it in the box, for small loads your 2500 will be ok but better to get a 3500 or 4500 with a flat bed and duals keeps the unit more steady

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But as far as towing how much can I tow up to?
Stay under 16.8k lbs of GVWR for your trailer, keeps the DOT off your ar$e....visually.

However, as GN trailers go, that weight range/axle configuration will be hard to come by with a large gap between 2x7k@14k versus duals 2x10k, 2x12k, or 3x7k triple axles.

Limitations?

1. A 16k lb GVWR gn will push your truck's limits with 3200lbs of trailer pin weight, which will exceed your truck's GVWR by 2k lbs. With air springs and 'E' tires, it's manageable. But, if you ARE ever actually weighed while loaded, and your rear axle weight exceeds the ratings on the Driver's door placard (which it will at that point)....you'll have some I$$ues.

2. Taking into account the trailer’s empty weight, length and type of construction, a GN with 2-7k axles will only net you around 8k lbs (or less) of available cargo weight. Even if you could find a GN with twin 8k axles, you’re still severely limited on hauling capacity.

There’s work out there in the 6-8k lb range, but you’ll have more available work with a DRW setup, CDL, insurance, papers, numbers, permits, etc., which also increases your overhead.

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I want to say 3B Transport was looking for drivers. You have to have at least a 3/4 ton and a 25 ft gooseneck.

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Well i dont knwo if i can do the hot shot in my truck since its a 2002 and has 213k miles....

Well i was hoping i would be able to make some money with this thing after all lol

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edge cts insight
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