The AEV Prospector XL Tray Bed is a testament to its creators’ adventurous spirit at American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Born from the vision of AEV’s President, Dave Harriton, this remarkable off-road vehicle has garnered attention since its debut at the 2013 SEMA Show. Now, after proving its mettle in diverse terrains from arid deserts to the frigid Arctic, AEV is set to release a limited production run of just 10 units, each a manifestation of rugged capability and innovative design.
The Prospector XL Tray Bed is based on the formidable 2023 Ram 2500 Big Horn Regular Cab 4X4 but has undergone a remarkable transformation. Powered by a 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engine and mated to a 6-speed Automatic 68RFE Transmission, it’s a beast capable of towing heavy loads and carrying a substantial payload.
With its massive 40-inch tires and a 3-inch DualSport Suspension, the Prospector XL Tray Bed maintains a surprisingly low center of gravity. This unique combination delivers superior ride quality, precise handling, and unmatched capability, defining the hallmark of AEV-built vehicles.
Every Prospector XL Long Tray Bed component is meticulously engineered to work in perfect harmony. This ensures a functional and reliable platform that excels both off-road and on the open highway. It’s a vehicle designed to handle the unexpected, featuring a Warn 16.5ti-s winch for even the most challenging recovery scenarios.
AEV Standard Equipment:
- AEV Ram HD Front Bumper
- AEV Intercooler Skid Plate
- 16.5ti Synthetic Winch
- AEV Winch Hook Isolator
- AEV 3-Inch DualSport RT Suspension
- AEV HighMark Fender Flares-Front
- PSC Hydraulic-Assist Steering
- AEV Custom Driveshaft
- AEV 17×10 Katla Wheels – Black
- 40-Inch Mud Terrain Tires (4)
- AEV High Clearance Tailpipe
- AEV Custom Rear Bumper
- Aluminum Tray Bed
- LED Rear Lighting Package
- AEV Rear Splash Guards
- AEV Logo Headrests
- AEV Branding Package
- AEV ProCal SNAP Module
- Tire Pressure Sensors (TPMS)
For those seeking to enhance their adventure further, AEV offers an array of optional features, from shock and air suspension upgrades to specialized wheels, lighting packages, and more. These customizable options allow owners to tailor their Prospector XL Tray Bed to suit their individual preferences and requirements.
With a total MSRP of $139,916, the AEV Prospector XL Tray Bed No. 3 of 10 is a rare gem, headed to Glendale Dodge Chrysler Jeep® in Glendale, California. This limited production run promises to be a sought-after addition for collectors, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike.
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