The Ram 2500 from the factory is a very capable and desirable platform for overland builds, but AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) takes this already impressive rig and turns it into a monster, aka the Prospector. With a name like that, you can’t help but get excited. It wasn’t mass-produced and came with a hefty price tag (today’s example was bought new for $89,284), so used examples don’t come up often. Nevertheless, we have featured a few drool-worthy builds, including this 2018 model with an AT Overland Atlas camper and this stunning 2015 build. AEV takes the standard 2500 and modifies it with a huge array of quality parts designed to improve performance when the tarmac ends. These include AEV’s DualSport suspension lift, front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, 4.10 gear ratio upgrade, front and rear differential locks, skid plates, a snorkel, and much more. In short, this is one of the best full-size trucks for hardcore remote backcountry travel money can buy. If you’d like a better idea of how this truck performs on technical terrain, head over to Fotornr’s YouTube channel as he takes the AEV Prospector XL off road. This formidable rig is also a favorite with the Expedition Portal team, with gleaming reviews from Chris Cordes and Christophe Noel. Today’s 2017 offering showcases the desirable Laramie trim, a plethora of AEV parts and accessories, and is topped with a Go Fast Campers V1.
From the Seller:
“Up for sale is my AEV-built 2017 Ram 2500 Prospector XL. The truck is in immaculate condition with just 31,650 miles. I’m the second owner. The original owner was out of South Carolina, so [there are] no rust issues, as it has been in the South for the past six years. The truck is set up as an overland rig and is being sold as is at this time with all overland equipment.”
2017 Ram 2500 AEV Prospector
The 2500 showcases a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel that produces 400 horsepower and a massive 1,000 pound-feet of torque. A powerful motor is matched with excellent go-anywhere credentials thanks to 4WD, front and rear lockers, a snorkel, high and low range, skid plates, a Warn winch, and more. Inside, the Prospector is well-equipped with driver comforts that include:
- Remote start
- Snow Chief and Protection Group Packages
- Infotainment system with navigation
- Cruise control
- AEV leather seats
- Go Fast Campers V1
- Northstar house battery with 200 watts of solar
- ARB fridge/freezer and Alu-Cab tilting fridge slide
- Rigid Industries lighting
- AEV Dualsport suspension
- Thule awning
- AEV 17-inch alloy wheels with Mickey Thompson M/T tires
This 2017 Ram 2500 AEV Prospector with the GFC V1 camper is listed for $85,000 and is currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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