Frequently asked questions

Manufacturing

Can I visit the factory?


Factory visits are currently on hold due to COVID-19. We will re-open to the public when local health regulations allow us to do so. If you'd like to be added to the tour waiting list, we'd be happy to get in touch once we're open! Just send us your info using our online contact form. We look forward to showing you around our manufacturing facility, located in Yakima, Washington.




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: -Yoho: 75” -Olympic: 78” -Kenai: 80" Exterior heights (w/o roof top tent, and not including camper jacks): -Yoho: 78" -Olympic: 81" -Kenai: 83"





Feature Specific

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?


The Scout Yoho main sleeper is a full-sized mattress that measures 54” x 72”. The convertible lounge transitions into 2 small beds that measure 23.5” x 66.75” and 18.5” x 65” respectively. The Scout Olympic main sleeper is a full XL sized mattress that measures 54" x 80". The convertible dinette collapses down into a twin sized sleeping space that measures 34" x 70". The bed dimensions in the optional roof top tent imeasures 54.5” x 88”. The Scout Kenai main sleeper is and extendable, queen-sized matteress that measures 60" x 80". Much like in our Yoho model, the convertible lounge transitions into 2 small beds that measure 22.25" x 63.5" and 18.5" 67.25". The bed dimensions in the optional roof top tent measure 54.5” x 88”.




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?


Our removable camper jacks weigh only 114lbs and provide just as many advantages when attached, as they do when they’re off. Taking them off lowers your travel weight when driving, and gives your rig more maneuverability in tight spaces – two things that are hard to find with permanent motorized jacks. When attached these jacks allow you to safely store your unit, and also give you the flexibility of using your camper apart from your truck without having to stress about a complicated loading/re‑loading experience. The removable jacks are mounted to 4 steel brackets located on the underside of the horizontals. The jacks extend outwards at a 45 degrees from each of the four corners for added stability in loading and storage. Each jack has an "arm" that slides in and out of the jack bracket, which can be pinned in place during loading and unloading according to your bed width. The jacks are manually operated and come with a manual handle and drill adapter so that a standard drill can be used to raise or lower the jacks. The jack brackets also incorporate the attachment of the tie‑down ratchet straps, which are used to tie the camper to the truck beds.




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.) Speaking of gas hookups, though: Olympic’s optional slide‑out prep station gives you additional, exterior gas hookups as well as a functional tabletop for cooking outdoors and additional storage for stowing items while on the road.




Why doesn’t the Yoho model have a roof top tent?


Yoho was designed with lighter-duty, V6 trucks in mind, which means that Yoho's weight needs to remain within a certain range to stay safe. The roof top tent is available on our larger models, Olympic and Kenai, and gives you space to sleep up to 3 individuals.




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?


This depends on which features you choose. Explore building a Scout online: Build and weigh the Yoho

Build and weigh the Olympic

Build and weigh the Kenai





Sales

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. We've also made it easier than ever to take a virtual tour of all three models.

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. To view owner stories and see what life in Scout is like, check us out on Instagram.




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*. *This estimate is subject to change, and you'll get the best information for your region/model by reaching out to our team.





Off-grid Camping

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?


Let the elements go to work for you, and leave only tire tracks behind. Scout campers are charged by nature. Each unit comes standard with complete solar integration, enabling you power up without the need for campsite hookups. The optional 4.5 BTU real flame propane fireplace keeps you warm on the coldest winter nights, and Scout's insulated, composite walls keep your adventure shelter safe from the elements during all seasons. Filter pristine, potable water direct from natural sources, and utilize the hand pump (or gravity) for pressurized, spray-wand convenience. The optional slide-out prep station (exclusive to Olympic) allows you to cook outside. Add on the optional 270 degree awning, and you've got a set-up that puts you in complete symbiosis with nature. From Olympic's dinette table, to the fridge/freezer options, and portable power station, all the way to our water storage/shower options, interior cushions, and optional two-burner cooktop:our amenities are meant to be taken out of the camper and enjoyed outdoors. Or even independently from the camper, all together. We embrace you exploring the possibilities, and Scout's options work with you to do that. Check out our options page to start imaginging your own Scout adventures.




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. ⁠⠀⁠

Fuel Consumption:⁠⠀⁠
1 lb – 7 hrs⁠⠀⁠
10lb – 70 hrs gal LOW⁠⠀⁠
1 lb – 5 hrs⁠⠀⁠
10lb – 50 hrs gal HIGH⁠⠀⁠

Heat Output:⁠⠀⁠
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?


Traditionally, RVs have a high energy requirement and cannot travel far without needing to hook up to city water and power. What makes a camper self-contained is its ability to have everything you need in of itself and the ability to travel self-sufficiently for long periods of time. Scout campers offer you everything you need to leave cities and campsites behind. It’s for those individuals and families who want to be totally self-reliant and independent when they travel. Scout’s 4-season construction means that users can remain self-contained all year round, especially with features like the optional real flame propane fireplace. Scout offers plenty of optional add-ons which maximize the user’s self-sufficiency like additional portable 2 gal water storage packs, the 270 degree awning, a portable 2.6 gal toilet, and much more.




Can I mount a racks/cargo on top?


If you get the roof top tent option, that will impact your ability to mount extra racks, just because the majority of the roof will be taken up. But if you're looking to do an aftermarket mount in general, that's absolutely possible. You'll just want to make sure that you're mounting into the exoskeleton of the camper, which will evenly distribute your added cargo's weight throughout the structure.





Truck Compatibility

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?


Because bed size, payload capacity, and a great many features vary from vehicle to vehicle, we can point you towards what might work best, but you’ll need to check with your vehicle manufacturer recommendations to ensure a safe fit. Yoho is our smallest model, designed with smaller V6 trucks in mind. Yoho’s floor was engineered specifically for narrower truck beds, and is safe for use on short and long boxes.

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. You can build, price and weigh all three units online, and compare those specs to your truck’s manufacturer recommendations before purchase. To view our Truck Preparation guide, click here. If you have any other specific fit, financing or product availability questions, please don’t hesitate to touch base with one of our brand reps via our contact form.