Frequently asked questions
Can I visit the factory?
What separates Scout from other truck bed campers?
To put it simply: we upped the game on portability, customization, and environmental harmony. Scout comes with amenities that can be taken out and enjoyed independently, and even taken out on other adventures without the truck camper itself. Scout campers are not like traditional RVs which have complicated, overly-integrated systems. Instead, Scout encourages all to travel more freely and self-sufficiently.
There are plenty of options for customization which allows users the opportunity to create their dream adventure vehicle from the start. Since most of the amenities are portable and optional, users can choose which options they need and which they don’t. Scout only offers the best - a collection of high-quality, reputable camping gear and equipment that will elevate the user’s camping experience. We're far from done developing our line, so stick around! We can't wait to explore all the possibilities with you.
How are Scout campers constructed?
Scout is the perfect balance of strength and portability. Intelligent engineering combined reinforced aluminum framing, and rock solid composite hardwalls, and the result was a newer, smarter way to adventure.
High-density, polyurethane foam (fortified with fibreglass) gives you 4-season insulation without wiping out your payload. Wood-free composite constrution means you enjoy superior, rot-resistant travels year-round.
Why do Scout campers use "all composite wall construction”?
No wood = no rot. Scouts are built to last for generations.
Where are Scout campers built?
Scout campers are built by Adventurer Manufacturing, in our newly-expanded, Yakima, WA production facility. Adventurer's quality has been celebrated throughout the US and Canada for over 50 years.
How high is the ceiling in Scout campers? What is the exterior height?
The interior heights:
How can you access the roof top tent?
The roof top tent can be accessed from inside the camper through an interior hatch located adjacent to the sleeping area. It also comes with a ladder for exterior access.
How long does the roof top tent take to set up?
The roof top tent simple to set up, and generally takes just a few minutes to complete. All you have to do is release the exterior latches, and the internal hydraulics usually take care of the rest. All that's left after that is to make your bed, and any extra equipment you need for assembling the rainfly comes included with your unit.
*Much like cracking open a brand new, hard-cover book, the first couple times setting up the RTT might require a little extra "oomf." We recommend a couple of practice set-ups before heading out on your first adventure. Opening the RTT periodically in each season will also keep the hydraulics from stiffening when not in use.
Do Scouts come with a bathroom?
Given their minimalist nature, a “standard bathroom” is something we've had to re-invent. We’ve put a lot of effort into finding seamless, eco‑friendly ways to keep you and your family clean, while stepping past the days of heavy tanks and reservoirs. Each model has the convenient option of a portable 2.6 gal toilet - perfectly sized to stow away into our galley storage cubbies.
The Kenai model offers the most integrated bathroom options, like a pressurized heated rinse station (for use inside or out), as well as the option of either an installed cassette toilet, or the portable 2.6 gal toilet mentioned above.
In all three of our units, our standard portable water storage and pressurized wand helps you rinse off; inside at the sink, or outside as a shower. Kenai’s unique drain‑pan entrance and privacy curtain give you the flexibility of a hot rinse inside, away from the elements, and makes it easy to dry your gear after a day of play.
What size are the beds in Scout truck campers?
What is the air conditioning option for your truck campers?
Our product development team is continuing to review air conditioning options that will fit into the design and purpose of our product. If this is something important to you, please connect to a brand rep to explore options together.
While we don’t currently offer AC, we can still keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Each unit comes standard with solar intake/exhaust ventilation in the galley, and the double pane windows on both sides of the camper can be opened to create a cross-breeze. Additionally, the skylight/roof top tent opening near the bunk provides further access to fresh air, and views of the night sky. We’ve also included solar reflector shades on our windows, and the 270 degree awning provides great sunshade if you’re camping in the open.
What are Scout's fridge and freezer options?
Every Scout offers the award‑winningly portable and powerful Dometic CFX3 fridge/freezer as an option.
The 45L, exclusive to Yoho, can refrigerate or deep‑freeze down to –22 °C with minimal energy consumption ‑ even in hot environments. Monitor the 45L’s energy, temperature and performance from your phone, and enjoy luxurious integrations like LED interior lights, a USB charging port for personal devices, and compatibility with Yoho’s 1000x portable power station.
The 75L, available for Olympic and Kenai, shares the same cooling performance, convenience controls, and energy efficiency as the 45L. The 75L boasts more room for provisions, as well as the flexibility of concurrent fridge and freezer compartments.
Whether the 45L is your Yoho must‑have, or if you can't imagine life in Olympic or Kenai without the 75L, you’re guaranteed the ultimate convenience of cooling made portable. Keep it in your unit, or take it on other adventures even without the camper.
How many people can sleep in your campers?
The Scout Olympic and Kenai can comfortably sleep 4-6 individuals. The optional roof-top tent increases sleeping capacity by 2 adults (or 3 children). The Scout Yoho can comfortably sleep up to 4 individuals.
What are the removeable camper jacks? How do they work?
What are some more details about indoor/outdoor 2-burner cooktop?
We loved Dometic's powder‑coated aluminum cooktop base so much, we partnered with them to create something 100% exclusive to Scout. Its precise gas metering and splatter guards make it one of our most asked about options to date. Our custom cooktop option has a quick disconnect gas line which makes the transition from indoor to outdoor cooking close to effortless. Whether you choose our cook top, or bring your own, every Scout comes standard with galley gas hookups. (But, if you choose ours, you’ll make meal prep a snap, and enjoy shift‑free travel with the Scout cooktop security strap.)
Why doesn’t the Yoho model have a roof top tent?
Do you offer roof racks?
At this time, we do not offer roof racks as an add-on but there are plenty aftermarket options available that can be mounted directly onto your camper.
Reach out to our reps to learn more.
How much does a fully-loaded Scout weigh?
Do you sell internationally?
As Scout continues to grow and develop, we may explore facilitating exports outside of North America. Contact us to learn more.
Can I purchase a Scout camper directly from the factory?
While you can order your Yoho, Olympic or Kenai directly from our website, deliveries are coordinated exclusively through our dealer partners. This isn't because we don't want you at the factory, though! Each geographical region has its own regulations regarding camper titling and registration. This method of delivery not only ensures you get all the right paperwork for your area, it also a way for us to support many local, family-owned dealerships across the country.
Whether you start by working with your local dealer, or want a one-on-one with one of our reps, we've done our best to provide you with a satisfactory and seamless purchase experience. If you have any questions during any part of the pre-order/pick-up process, our team of reps is here to help.
If you are interested in visiting our factory once local COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please use the contact form to join the tour waitlist.
Do your campers come with a warranty?
Yes, all Scout campers come with a structural warranty that begins as soon as you take delivery.
*If you've recently taken delivery of a unit, please use the warranty registration link at the bottom of the page to complete your enrollment.
How much do taxes and shipping come out to?
Taxes and shipping are calculated at the time of purchase. These two things are dependent on your region's tax rates, and what your delivery dealership's shipping rates are. Our team would be happy to provide further insight for your location, so please don't hesitate to reach out by using our contact form.
Where can I view a Scout?
Since our 2020 launch, we have made great strides to increase the availability of demo units across our dealership network. You can find your local dealer by connecting with one of our brand representatives.
To take a virtual tour of Yoho (our smallest model), click here.
To take a virtual tour of Olympic (our mid-size model), click here.
To take a virtual tour of Kenai (our largest model), click here.
Do you offer financing?
At this time, we don’t offer in-house financing, but our dealerships are able to work with you to source financing. One of our brand reps would be happy to get you connected with your local dealer, and help youp facilitate that. You can get in contact with our reps directly by using the contact form.
Where is my closest dealer?
We are partnered with several dealerships throughout the United States and Canada and we'd love to help you locate a unit near you. One of our brand reps will have the most accurate information regarding dealerships, inventory and lead time for your area. You can reach out to our reps directly by using the contact form.
How much do Scout campers cost?
The price of your Scout will depend on the size of your unit, as well as the options you choose to include. Click on the links below to explore pricing, weight, customizations, and more feature details.
Build and price the Yoho
Build and price the Olympic
Build and price the Kenai
How long does it take to recieve my camper after I make my pre-order?
Our current lead time for online pre-orders is 6-12 months*.
What makes a good off-grid camper?
There are a few things that make a good off-grid camper, like the ability to be self-sufficient and self-contained, lightweight, and energy efficient. Scout campers not only offer these qualities, but we are leading a new direction for the off-grid camper industry as a whole.
Why is Scout a great off-grid camper?
Are these campers built for cold weather camping?
Yes! Scout campers are constructed for 4-season travel and offer plenty of comfort for cold weather camping. Our optional real flame fireplace is perfect for 4‑season traveling, offering a cozy atmosphere and ample heating ‑ even on those cold, backwoods nights. This propane fireplace isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, it’s safe and powerful. The combustion process is completely isolated, with condensation and fumes vented directly outside while heat is circulated within the camper. ⠀
1 lb – 7 hrs⠀
10lb – 70 hrs gal LOW⠀
1 lb – 5 hrs⠀
10lb – 50 hrs gal HIGH⠀
Low: 3,200 BTU⠀
High: 4,500 BTU⠀
The exterior gear locker (standard on all our models) is a great place to store gear, skis and snowboards for those who will be using the camper as a base camp for snow sports.
Can you use the camper while it’s off the truck?
Yes! One of the great things about truck campers is that they provide the ability to set up camp, off-load your camper and then the ability to use your truck for other things like hunting, launch the boat, running to town etc.
You can purchase a Scout with lightweight, removeable camper jacks.
IMPORTANT: When using the camper off of the truck and on the jacks, make sure the camper is on stable, flat ground, that the jacks are as low as possible, and that the nose of the camper is never facing downwards.
What makes a camper self-contained?
Can I mount a racks/cargo on top?
Can people ride in truck campers while driving?
Laws vary from state to state on this issue. Regardless of legality, Scout does not come with seatbelts, and we strongly discourage passengers from occupying camper while it is in motion. Erratic movements or sudden impact could cause unsecured objects (or people) to be severely or lethally injured.
How much weight can my truck carry?
There are several things to consider when determining how much weight your truck can carry. Please refer to the list below:
1. The Payload Capacity – In many cases this rating is posted in the glove box of your truck, if not refer to your owner’s manual or manufacturers resources.
2. GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – Is the maximum weight the manufacturer rates that truck to carry, including weight of the truck and all people, cargo, fuel, etc.
3. GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – Is the maximum rating the manufacturer rates the axles to carry.
4. Tire Capacity (rating of your tire) – This fine print on the sidewall of your tire, usually just behind the tire inflation number, this will usually be a direct correlation to the axle ratings and GVWR on new truck. This will always be your weak link in your weight carrying capacity and should always be checked before carrying any load, including a passenger car for that matter. Always make certain you choose tires with the proper load capacity to handle whatever load you are carrying with your vehicle!
To view our Truck Preparation guide, click here.
What’s centre of gravity and how is it measured on your campers?
Also known as the Centre of Balance, the Centre of Gravity (COG) is the point where the weight of your camper is balanced. You determine the centre of gravity of a camper by measuring from where the camper contacts the front of the truck bed and measuring backward towards the tailgate. Your camper COG should fall into the “Load Range” of your truck, see your owner’s manual for this measurement. As the owner, it is your responsibility not to exceed the weight or COG specifications of your truck when purchasing a truck camper. Always think safety first before loading a camper on your truck. Please consult your dealer, who can help you select aftermarket items designed to aid in proper use of your truck and camper combination.
How does the truck camper secure to my truck?
The camper secures to your truck by utilizing the floor anchors in your truck box to hook/ratchet the camper securely. All Scout campers come standard with a ratchet tie down system.
Which model will fit on my truck?
The Olympic is our mid-size model. Its width is perfect for full-size boxes, and typically does well on 1500 trucks and above. Olympic is compatible with short and long beds and has the option to add additional sleep space with the roof top tent.
The Kenai is our largest model and is recommended for larger, 2500 trucks and above. Kenai comes with extensive interior storage, an indoor shower and bathroom, and also has the option for additional sleeping space with the roof top tent.