2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Conversion

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2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Conversion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:50 am

almost 5 years ago I done a complete ground up build to our 1st off road trailer (Roof Top Rent Trailer). We sold that trailer last spring & decided to get into a squaredrop. We shopped around for a candidate that would fit the criteria for us, 6 ft wide, 8 ft long w\o interior, 2 entry doors left & right, rear door. We ended up with Runaway, placed the order in 1st week of March of 2019. While waiting I made up a parts list needed & a sketch of what we both would vision the new look of the Runaway. The 2nd week of Apirl we picked it up & brought back to the farm parked it the large shop building. The next day I started removing the factory suspension. Got on line started started ordering parts: all new suspension 31" leaf springs, heavier hangers, Dexter Axle Flip Kit, Monroe Shocks & shock mounts. This thread is a short version of what went on. I done all the metal fabraction, all the wiring\electrical, solar, paintwork, truck bedliner all the interior work, & rear storage area.

pic being towed is when head back from picking it up in Florida the other is the finished product out side & interior.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:03 am

picked up Harbor Freight Tongue Box to house battery, solar, all the majority of the 12v. electrical, 3 exterior weather proof 12v. outlets & 3 weather proof rocker style light switches.
the electrical parts came in, light switch for the rear lights, 3 12v. outlet sockets, 3 rocker switches,, I LED Exterior Courtesy Light in white & 2 LED Blue Exterior Courtesy Lights.

Finished baking the KG Gun Kote Satin Black Moly coating on for my tongue box latch, machine screws, plus installed the new lock on the latch, installed the small light switch on the tongue box for the rear lights.
Everything is done on the mock up for the tongue box, now for prep work, primer, paint, clear coat & the black bed liner. The new offroad hitch & coupler came in Lock n Roll
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:20 am

removing the original suspension, keeping the 3500 Dexter Axle. Will be adding 31" long leaf springs, Dexter Axle Flip Kit, heavier leaf spring hangers & shocks, shock mounts.

Fabricated chassis shock mounts
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:35 am

sent the factory White Spoked 15"x 6" 5 on 4.5 rims to the powder coated to have powdered coat Black. The new tire came in General Grabber ATX 235x75Rx15's x3.
The new suspension is added & tires & wheels mounted, be cutting off the original rear stabilizer jacks to install the new BAL C Series 4000lb 28". Chassis claearance now on the runaway Range Runner is 24" axle ground clearance is 14". I also remove the original tail light & installed new 2"x15" LED taillights
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:46 am

removing the factory trailer tongue & fabricating a new longer heavier tongue to withstand offroading. The original A Frame style was a 2" tubing w\o back bone, I decided to go with 2 1\2" tubing with back bone, making the tongue 12" longer w\ a removal coupler by adding 2" receiver. I add 3\16" aluminum diamond plate deck on top. That's after I clean metal, prime with automotive PPG Epoxy Primer. I drilled & tapped the tongue rails so I can attach the aluminum diamond plate. I counter sung the holes in the diamond plate so the 1\4-20 machine screws will sit fluch. Also installed welded a 2000lb front jack to the tongue.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:57 am

added the aluminum diamond plate deck , primed with PPG automotive Epoxy Primer, top coated with PPG Base Base, & 3 coats of PPG Concept Gloss Clear. Next the spray on Bedliner for the tongue rail, front rock guard, & the 8" aluminum diamond plate strips for the sides. I media blasted the 8" aluminum side pieces followed with 2 coats of 2 stage bedliner shot in a heavy orange peel affect.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:05 am

the continue of the 8" aluminum diamond plate rock guard trim for the sides. All the paintwork is done on the fenders as well spraying the 2 stage bedliner on the faces of the fenders & 8" side pieces. The side pieces I installed using automotive trim primer, 2 sided automotive trim tape & adhesive. Mocked up the tongue box on the tongue. Paintwork finished on the fenders, primed with PPG Automotive Epoxy Primer, sprayed with white matching base color & top coated with 3 coats of Automotive Gloss Clear. I masked off the finished fenders & sprayed truck bedliner on the faces.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:17 am

Back wall for storage area. Using 1\8" 1 1\2" Aluminum Angle Metal(welded joints in some spots attached with adhesive Flex Seal Glue & screws. The wall will be constructed of 3\4" Birch Cabinet Grade Plywood, stained, clear coated. Their will be a center shelf with non slide matts glued in place.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 am

installed the wallpaper for the rear wall in the sleeping cabin, trimed out to match the existing plywood with stain & lacquer. The same day sold my 1st offroad trailer build. That trailer was a complete ground up scratch build that took 10 months to complete & 6 months of research before I started (tan trailer in photo)
Electrical has started, 12v., solar & 110 shore line
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:36 am

finished wiring in tongue box. The 55amp Powermax Converter Charge is installed in the cabin, added 2 main disconnect switches one for 12v. the other to shut down the solar. The Battery is 125ah VMax Tank AGM. The solar charge controller is Renogy Adventurer 30 amp with battery temperature scensor, full read out. Running the interor wiring thru a wiring chase that is plastic & matches the interior plywood color. The over head lighting is LED were I ran & fished the wire thru the metal tubing ceiling support into the plastic wire chase. Now to connect the interior wiring to the tongue box.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:42 am

installing insulation foam floor pads, installed the swing out spare tire carrier & fabricated a mount for the drop down table by Front Runner
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:58 am

installing the vent ports by Climate Right for our portable forced air heating system by AT Overland. AT Portable Heater is a self contained unit housed in a custom made aluminum box, the fresh air intake & the exhaust, for the combustion chamber, are located on opposite ends of the box to avoid cross contamination.
Propane is attached to the unit via a fast disconnect fitting with a built in one way valve. The 12 volt supply for the furnace is hooked up via a marine grade 12 volt socket. The electrical wire, provided, has two marine grade plugs on either end, one to connect to the 12 volt supply and the other to the furnace & will work down to a voltage of 10 volts. The thermostat runs from the furnace to the cabin whether your prementally mounted which I did or keep it moble allowing remote control over the furnace from inside the cabin. The electronics constantly monitor the operation of the heater to make sure everything is operating perfectly. The flame, case temperature, combustion airflow, gas solenoid valve & voltage are scanned continuously. If a problem is detected the heater will instantly switch off & the red light on the thermostat will flash in code to let you know there is an issue. The furnace is Proplex H2000.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:05 am

the AT Overland Scepter Water Can Holders came in. I media blasted them & sprayed a 2 stage truck bedliner on them. Mounted them behind the tongue box. these are very well built & are lockable.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:12 am

fabricating better set up for the 6 1\2ft x 8ft Tuff Stuff Awning for the left side of the trailer.
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Re: 2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Convertion

Postby ArkansasDon » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:20 am

the left side awning has a awning room\screen room that sets up in 15 to 20 minutes with a zip in floor that sucks up tight against the left side of the trailer. The inner back wall unzips for left entry door access & exposes the left side window. The right side awning is Rhino Rack Batwing 270, which wraps on 2 sides, right side & rear of the trailer. Our camp kitchen is set up in the rear of the trailer
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