Frequently asked questions

Manufacturing

Can I visit the factory?


Factory visits are currently stopped due to Covid. We will re-open when it is safe to again. To get your name on a waiting list to visit us as soon as we re-open, please connect us via our contact form. We’re proud of our facility, construction and the products we build. We invite you to visit our manufacturing facility located in beautiful Yakima, Washington.




What separates Scout from other truck bed campers?


What differentiates Scout from other truck campers is their portability, customization options, and minimalism. 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 has pioneered more innovative, minimalist designs so that users can travel more freely and self-sufficiently.

There are plenty of options for customization which gives 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. In the future, In the future, Scout campers is also looking to offer additional off-road recovery equipment for their campers so users can explore further off the grid.




How are Scout campers constructed?


Scouts campers are lightweight, 4-season capable, and built to withstand the elements. The units are built of a lightweight, no-wood composite hardwall construction. These structural panels will never rot as they consist of a marine grade, high-density, polyurethane foam that has been fortified with fibreglass.




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 Yakima, Washington who have been building adventure vehicles for 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 on 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 a 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 pop-up tent is simple to set up and only takes a few minutes to do so. All you have to do is open the latches and then pop it open.




Do Scouts come with a bathroom?


Given their minimalist nature, Scouts generally do not come with a standard bathroom but they do offer bathroom features like the Dometic 2.6 gal portable toilet for each of their models. Our portable water storage can also be hung inside or taken out to be used as a shower. The Kenai model offers the most bathroom options, like a pressurized, portable and heated rinse station, and stow away cassette toilet.




What size are the beds in Scout truck campers?


The Scout Yoho main sleeper is a L sized mattress that is 54” x 72”. The Convertible lounge transitions into 2 small beds that are 23.5” x 66.75” and 18.5” x 65”. The Scout Olympic main sleeper is a Full XL sized mattress that is 54" x 80". The convertible dinette is a Twin sized mattress that is 34" x 70". The bed dimensions in the optional Roof Top Tent is 54.5” x 88”. The Scout Kenai main sleeper is queen sized matteress that is 60" x 80" 22.25" x 63.5" and 18.5" 67.25". The bed dimensions in the optional Roof Top Tent is 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 is the fridge and freezer option for your campers?


All of our truck campers offer the Dometic CFX3 Fridge/Freezer option. The Olympic offers the 75L version and the Yoho offers the 45L version. This portable dual zone fridge/freezer is an award-winning feature because of its innovative design. It’s powerful, efficient and offers excellent cooling performance like deep-freeze down to –22 °C with minimal energy consumption in hot environments. The advantage of the Dometic CFX is how convenient it is due to its portability. Simply carry the fridge/freezer outside and 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?


The removeable camper jacks weigh only 114lbs and provide many advantages like lowering the travel weight when driving and offering more manoeuvrability. You can easily take them on and off the camper so that when traveling they can be removed and stored, or if the camper is to be used as a base camp without truck, all you need to do is re-mount the jacks and the camper will be supported on these 4 sturdy legs. These jacks are mounted to 4 steel jack brackets located on the underside of the horizontals. They are located at the outboard corners, pointed out at 45 degrees for additional stability. Each jack has an "arm" that slides inside the jack bracket, where it is pinned in place. 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 collaborated with Dometic to design the powder-coated aluminum cooktop base. In the kitchen counterspace, our campers come with a gas hook-up and a security strap for travel which makes this location perfect for this cooktop. This indoor/outdoor 2-burner cooktop has a quick disconnect for the gas line, so it is easy to set up and un-hook. In addition, when you choose the slide-out prep station option (in the Olympic model), a gas hook-up will be installed externally to hook this cooktop to gas when cooking outdoors.




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


Because of the Yoho’s weight limitations, a roof top tent isn’t available on this model. Our larger models, the Olympic and Kenai, both offer the option of a roof top tent, which can 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.




How much will the camper weigh with all the features?


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?


Scouts are available for purchase through dealerships but you can also pre-order one online via the model build pages: Yoho, Olympic and Kenai. We will then coordinate shipping to your closest dealer. For more info, contact us.

If you are interested in visiting our factory, contact us to join a waitlist to visit as soon as we re-open.




Do your campers come with a warranty?


Yes, all Scout Campers come with a structural warranty that begins as soon as you take delivery.




How much will taxes and shipping be?


Taxes and shipping will be calculated upon purchase and are subject to the rates based on your closest dealership.




Where can I view a Scout?


To coordinate a viewing, please connect to a brand representative will help you find the dealership nearest you. Since our 2020 launch, we have limited viewing locations but this rapidly changing. Soon we will have dealerships and brand ambassadors all across the country. Contact us to learn more.




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 manke my pre-order?


Our current lead time for online pre-orders is 6-8 months*. *This estimate is subject to change based on several factors such as your location.





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 are creating a new direction for the off-grid camper industry in portable, innovative, and minimalist design.




Why is Scout a great off-grid camper?


Scout stands out as a lightweight truck camper because of its carefully thought-out systems and options for customization. When it comes to energy, our campers have a low energy requirement and are incredibly energy-efficient, which means users can venture further without worries. Scouts come standard with solar so they're charged by the sun. The portable, filtered water system utilizes a hand pump and gravity to feed the water through a spray wand. No electrical energy required. The portability of our amenities is ideal for off-grid camping because it means users can enjoy them outdoors and spend more time outside. The option for an exterior slide-out prep station in the Olympic model allows you to cook outside and with the optional 270 degree awning, you’ll be protected from the elements. When you’re off-grid camping, you want to maximize your moments in the great outdoors and Scout campers allow you to do that. The portable water storage is particularly great for off-grid camping because it comes with a charcoal filtration system that filters up to 10,000 litres of water on the go. Feel free to find water at the destination and worry less about travel weight. No water hook up needed. Scout campers are optimal for 4-season travel because of their insulated, composite, no wood construction. With the optional Newport 4.5 BTU real flame propane fireplace, users can stay warm and cosy no matter what season it is. At Scout, we offer you plenty of options for everything you need to off-grid camp in comfort.




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. The optional Newport 4.5 BTU real flame propane fireplace is ideal for winter camping. The exterior Gear Locker offered in all our models are a great place to store gear, skis and snowboards for those who will be using the camper as a base camp for snow sports. Read our Condendation Guide to learn more.




Can you use the camper while it’s off the truck?


Yes, our campers are designed and engineered to also be used off the truck. 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, but regardless of legality, it’s not recommended because there are no seat belts in the camper – and in the case of an erratic move or impact, objects within the camper could cause injury.




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. The 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.





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