Overland Classifieds :: 2015 Ram 2500 AEV Prospector

The Ram 2500 is a popular full-size truck on our forum. Recent adventure-ready examples include this 2022 Big Horn, a 2020 Laramie Crew Cab Off-Road Edition, and a 2017 with a BunduTecUSA flatbed camper. These rigs are very impressive but require considerable modifications and time to upgrade them for overlanding. However, what if a model was already outfitted for the less-traveled road? Well, fear not because AEV’s (American Expedition Vehicle) “Prospector” might be the answer to your prayers. The Prospector is a heavily modified version of the Ram 2500 designed for backcountry trails and tackling technical terrain. If you’re looking for an “off-the-shelf” expedition-ready full-size truck, this AEV is a fantastic option as described by 4WD experts Chris Cordes and Christophe Noel. This platform is exceptionally capable, which you can see on the FOTORNR YouTube channel as they take the AEV Prospector XL off-road. Today’s meticulously-maintained low-mileage (57,500 miles) offering showcases the desirable Cold Weather Package, Popular Equipment Group, and a plethora of AEV upgrades. Furthermore, at just $52,000, it represents excellent value considering that this 2018 Prospector build (admittedly with a camper and additional accessories) was previously listed for $120,000.

From the Seller:

“I saw this Prospector pop up in Flagstaff, AZ. I convinced myself I wanted to build a stock truck, so why not buy this one and just drive it? It was sold to me by the owner of a private airport and was used to pull planes out of the snow. It has never missed a beat, drives and rides awesome, and returns better fuel economy than my previous Tundra. This truck is built and tested for adventure.”

2015 Ram 2500 AEV Prospector

The 2500 is fitted with a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel motor that produces 400 horsepower and a vast 1,000 pound-feet of torque. A monster engine is mated with excellent all-terrain capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, AEV front and rear lockers, snorkel, Warn winch, skid plates, and more. Inside, today’s example benefits from both the Cold Weather Package and the Popular Equipment Group with driver comforts that include:

  • Parkview backup camera and ParkSense park assist
  • Infotainment system with navigation
  • Cruise control
  • Sirius satellite radio

Distinguishing Features

  • Warn winch
  • AEV Dualsport Suspension
  • Vision X lighting
  • AEV alloy wheels with BFGoodrich tires
  • Mopar Tube Side Steps
  • AEV Stamped Steel front bumper
  • Titan fuel tank, 55 gallons

This 2015 Ram 2500 AEV Prospector is listed for $52,000 and is currently located in Dallas, Texas. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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