Looking to order new RAM 2500 - How to option for hotshot?

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by tp123, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. tp123

    tp123 Bobtail Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    My father-in-law has a single truck hotshot business. He employs a driver and doesn't do the driving himself. He's looking to replace his 2017 RAM 2500 which has served him well, with a new one. Since dealerships have limited stock, he's going to have to order it. We're trying to find the right balance between features and price. Hoping the experienced people here could give us some advice on how to spec out the truck.

    RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4x4 8' Box
    -6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel (non-HO)
    -6-speed 68RFE Transmission
    -3.73 Axle Ratio
    -18-inch x 8.0-inch steel wheels
    -LT275/70R18E BSE All-Season Tires

    Options we're debating:
    -50-gallon Fuel Tank - $295
    -Engine Block Heater - $95
    -Power Black Trailer-Tow Mirrors w/ Manual Fold-Away - $195
    -Clearance Lamps - $95
    -LED Bed Lighting - $165
    -Spray-In Bedliner by Mopar - $600
    -Uconnect 4 with 8.4-inch display - $795
    -Rear Window Defroster - $195
    -Front and Rear Rubber Floor Mats by Mopar - $150
    -115-VOLT Auxiliary Front Power-Outlet - $210
    -Trailer Brake Controller - $295

    Are these worth it?
    -Towing Technology Group - $2525
    -Safety Group - $2890
    -RAM Telematics - $800
    ** Does this replace the ELD?
    -Rear Backup Alarm - $145
    ** Is this necessary considering it should have a rear backup camera standard?
    -Upfitter Electronic Module (VSIM) - $345
    ** Would we need this for anything?
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