-->

Search results

  1. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    So what's the deal with gears on the new trucks? Everyone I've seen running a 21' is still on stock gears. Is nobody making a 4.10 or 4.30 conversion for them yet? Even AEV is spec'ing 3.73's with 40's. I've never driven 40's with the stock 3.73 ratio, but my guess is that it leaves a lot to be...
  2. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Yea ours is re-geared with 4.30’s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    I would go with 37's. For as many highway miles as we do traveling to different places it makes me want all-terrains. Nobody really makes a 40in all-terrain. Can't deny the off-road capability of a 40 though, its truly insane having come from a tacoma with AT's. But if I were being purely...
  4. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Rewind to July 2019, we picked up our camper a the same time as our friends @GrandiOdyssey. On the return trip, we stopped for some exploring Northern California.
  5. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Update Wow, forgot about this thread, and well, this thread is long over-due for an update. What we've accomplished in the last 1.5 years on this truck: Added Flatbed Four Wheel Camper (July 2019) Misc additions to the truck (Thuren/King shocks, airbags, Aux fuel tank, storage boxes, changed...
  6. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    I can do 80 mph no problem, I just don't cruise at 80 because fuel mileage suffers. This truck is essentially a giant sale in the wind at that speed. The truck is regeared with 4.30's. There is a big difference between a ram with a fiberglass truck shell and 37 A/T's vs. a ram with a 3000lb...
  7. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Definitely not. This is not a cruise at 80mph rig. There is some much frontal area that it would probably reduce your gas mileage to something ridiculously low. At 60 mph on a flat interstate we can still get 14.5-15mpg.
  8. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    We are between now and December. DM me, would be happy to chat.
  9. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    In August, we escaped for a few days out to the Central Coast of California to visit Big Sur. The ridge road above Big Sur offers some great sunset views. Our friend joined us and brought along freshly made ceviche after spear fishing down in the ocean in the morning, what a treat! Here are a...
  10. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Here are a few more pictures after mounting the camper on the flatbed. After getting finished later in the day with installs, we ended up just pulling over on the side of the road somewhere. Here are a few pictures from our first night in the rig. Joining us was our friend in his 2019...
  11. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Camper Install Sorry for the lack of update folks. Things have been busy around here. If you are just joining this thread, next year my wife and I will be taking to the road full time. Follow along on instagram @roadtoambition In late July, we got our camper installed by 1040 Overland in...
  12. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    I'm not aware of that. There are several other trucks (tacomas as well as another Prospector tray bed running around with flatbed FWC's. On their website they show a four wheel camper. http://utebed.com/
  13. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Weight Here is some information on weight for the vehicle for others planning something similar. Vehicle Base Weight I weighed the truck a few weeks ago at our local scales.... stripped everything out (spare tire, tools, tray bed sides, anything in the cab, 1/8 tank of gas, etc) and the base...
  14. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    You are probably right, but its just a consideration right now. I weighed the truck a few weeks ago at our local scales.... stripped everything out (spare tire, tools, bed sides, any equipment) and the base weight of the vehicle is 8000 lbs (7960 to be exact). Camper dry will be +1400 lbs. The...
  15. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    I will probably go to 40's when the current tires wear out, possibly the Toyo Open Country. I'm also considering the Michelin XZL or Continental MPT 81 on hutchinson 8 lug beadlocks. Both have a much higher load rating than the Toyos. I've got some time as these tires still have over 50% tread...
  16. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Yep, plan is to do the Titan tank where the spare tire used to go. I really like that set-up. I found the truck AEV's forum. Appeared to be well taken care of with low mileage (11k miles).
  17. C

    Collection of Build Threads

    AEV Ram Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig
  18. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Gallery (Pre-Four Wheel Camper) Here are some misc pictures that I've collected of the rig pre camper install.
  19. C

    AEV Prospector XL Flatbed Adventure Rig

    Gas Mileage One of the first questions I get asked is what kind of gas mileage I am getting in this rig. Its surprisingly good for this truck given the setup, keep in mind the Super Swampers are an extremely aggressive tire. The tire noise with the current combo is very loud on the highway...
Top