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I sent Daniel @ Runaway photo's what I've done. Yes they already have an offroad version called the Venturist available in the 4x8 & 6x8
I like Runaway's attitude regarding you making modifications to "your" trailer. I bought a trailer a month ago (not a Runaway). Every time I talked to the dealership before I bought it and since they've emphasized the 1 yr. warranty and that I'm on my own if I modify it. They admit that that's "within reason". If I change out the axle and that lights stop working they'll cover that. If I drill a hole in the roof at the front and it starts to leak at the rear I think they'll say I caused it! I've made some basic mods and I plan to use it a few times before I really get into changes. At some point I'll say … "forget the warranty".I have to say after owning this trailer new & many times crawling underneath, in & out of the sleeper the construction is solid & the trailer is well made. I feel these are good candidates for offroad conversions with some fabrication required. I went to the extreme with the tongue, in all retrospect I could of removed the original weld on coupler & jack, leaving the A frame of the tongue in place, installed a 2" backbone added a few triangular plates & 2" receiver & be done with. It would of been more than enough. Since this his my last "hurrah" I decided to go with a much more beefier all new tongue w\ 2 1\2" tubing w\ plated deck.
The one thing about Runaway is & I like about them is the owners do not mind what you do with the campers. Matter of fact they encourage their buyer's to customize them to fit their personalities. The interiors can be order with a bare bones zero interior, or you can add on what ever options they offer. I order ours with no interior, a roof rack & a 40"x40" rear door, & no graphics.
They offer cash discounts if you pay with cash or check in full after you order, factory pricing discount if you drive to Florida to pick it up @ their plant when you order it. Another selling feature to "us" was they seem to be the only ones who offer a 6ft. wide sleeper with that wide wheel base foot print. I originally wanted a Hiker, but the turn around time was a year, I liked WeeRoll, & Vintage Trailer Works too, but Runaway sold me on a few of the things they do. Price has nothing to do with it at all , as you can see what I've been doing to this Range Runner. I figure I'll have about 10,000.00 into it when I am finished this includes the cost of the camper. The exterior is just about finished with exception of the (2) AT Overland Scepter Water Can Holders w\ 2 Scepter Water Cans & the (2) Tuff Stuff 4x4 6 1\2ft. x 8 ft. Awnings & their Awning shelter. Then I'll start on the interior, after that then all the electrical, solar system in the tongue box.
IMO you can not go wrong with tried and true reliable solid axle w\leafs. If I wanted a belly dragger then I would of went with axle less suspension with slid plates though out the underneath. I have 23" of ground clearance from the bottom of the chassis to the ground, 14" of axle clearance to the ground, shocks on the trailer, for me, that is plenty for what the wife & I need for our travels. Over-all I am liking how it is coming out.
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