Starting hot shot trucking with half ton ford f150

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Alphotshots, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. longhaultransport

    longhaultransport Light Load Member

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    Maybe, but probably not. Maybe deliver empty utility trailers or horse trailers, that sort of thing.

    Never know until you try.

    Good luck
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I've got a 5 point slow as well. I towed a loaded 14 foot cargo trailer about 2,000 kilometers last summer. Probably close to 5k lbs the first trip and about 6k the next trip. If I had to do that more than twice a year I'd buy a real truck. Its not meant to tow regularly or heavy.
     
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  4. Zonie

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    Not a "V4" an Inline 4. Only Outboard boat motors, old Volvo cars, and some British Fords from the 60s' had a V4. GM will be buying a lot of those iron duke powered trucks back.

    We used to call those "Big-10"(Chevy) and "Heavy Half" (GMC)

    A Gas Promaster has a Dodge Caravan Minivan powertrain. It is Front Wheel Drive. The only FWD vehicle capable of hauling 12,000LBS is a 73-78 GMC Motorhome and they don't make that transmission anymore.

    Yup.
    I pulled a 6,000Lb Travel trailer with a 7,000lb rated half ton. Couldn't pull the hills without overheating.
    Not Fun. I don't do it anymore because if I did, the truck would be dead.

    Listen to these guys here. They know what they are talking about. The manufacturers are selling you a load of $#!+. But hey, it's your money.

    One last thing you need to understand:

    Gasoline is a Solvent.
    Diesel is a Lubricant.

    Think about that.



     
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