Frequently asked questions

Do you sell internationally?


Yes we do.




Can I visit the factory?


Absolutely! 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. *Factory visits are currently stopped until local authorities in Yakima deem it safe again.




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 offers these qualities be creating a new direction for the off-grid camper industry in portability and innovative, minimalistic 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, the campers have a low energy requirement which means users can venture further without worries. Scouts are built to rely on natural resources like the sun for solar power so that users can stay charged while they’re on the road. And the water system utilizes the power of gravity to feed the water through which comes with a spray wand as well. The portability of the amenities is also great for off-grid camping because it means users can enjoy them outdoors and spend more time outside. The option for an exterior Roll-Out Table Top in the Olympic model allows you to cook outside and with the optional 270 degree Batwing awning, you’ll be protected by the elements. When you’re off-grid camping, you want to maximize your moments in the great outdoors and Scout allows you to do that. The portable water storage is particularly great for off-grid camping because it comes with a charcoal filtration system so users can fill up water at the destination. The Lifesaver 4.9 gal Jerry Can, which comes standard in all our models, can filter up to 10,000 litres of water! This lowers the overall travel weight when truck camping and gives users peace of mind since they don’t always need to head back to town to hook up. Scout Campers are optimal for 4-season travel because of their insulated, composite, no wood construction. With the optional Newport 4.5 BTU Propane Real Flame 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.




What separates Scout from other truck bed campers?


What differentiates Scout from other truck campers is its portability, customization options, and minimalism. Amenities 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, simplistic designs so that users can travel more freely and self-sufficiently.

The customizations for Scout are endless 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, Scout Campers is also looking to offer additional off-road recovery equipment for their campers so users can explore without limits.




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.




What size trucks do Scout Campers fit?


The Scout Olympic fits large-sized import & domestic trucks such as Ford F150, Dodge 1500, Chevy 1500, GMC 1500, and Toyota Tundra just to name a few. For more info, connect with a Brand Rep.




Is this camper 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 and the Olympic model also offers the Portable Wave 3 3K BTU Heater. The exterior Gear Locker offered in both 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.




What size are the beds in Scout truck campers?


The Scout Olympic comes with a Full XL sized mattress that is 54" x 80". The Dinette Sleeper Conversion is a Twin sized mattress that is 34" x 70". The bed dimensions in the optional Roof Top Tent is 54.5” x 88”.




How can you access the pop-up tent?


The pop-up tent can be accessed from inside the camper through a hatch that lives over the dinette. It also comes with a ladder for exterior access.




How long does the pop-up tent take to set up?


The pop-up tent is very easy to set up and only takes only a minute 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 and a portable shower option. Our upcoming model the Kenai will come with a full, standard bathroom.




Where are Scout Campers built?


Scout Campers are built by Adventurer Manufacturing in Yakima, Washington who have been building adventure vehicles for 50 years.




Can I purchase a Scout Camper directly from the factory?


Scouts are available for purchase through dealerships. However, if you cannot find one near you, please contact us through our contact form.




Do your campers come with a warranty?


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




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.




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.




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!




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.




What types trucks does the Scout Yoho fit?


The Scout Yoho fits mid-sized category of trucks like Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and more. For more info connect with a Brand Rep.




What size are the beds in Scout truck campers?


The Scout Olympic Main Sleeper is a Full XL sized mattress that is 54" x 80". The Dinette Sleeper Conversion 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 Yoho Main Sleeper is a L sized mattress that is 54” x 72”. The Convertible Lounge transitions into 2 beds that are 23.4” x 66.75” and 18.5” x 65”.




How high is the ceiling in the camper?


The interior height in the Olympic is 78.25”. The interior height in the Yoho is 75”.




What is the Air Conditioning Option for your truck campers?


Our product development team is currently finalizing air conditioning options. If this is something important to you, please connect to a Brand Rep to explore options together.




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 can comfortably sleep 4-6 individuals. The optional Roost Pop-up tent increases sleeping capacity by 2 adults (or 3 children). The Scout Yoho can comfortably sleep up to 4 individuals.




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 Olympic?


To coordinate a viewing, please contact info@scoutcampers.com and a Brand Representative will help you find the dealership nearest you. Since Scout just launched, we have limited viewing locations but this rapidly changing. Soon we will have Dealerships and Brand Ambassadors all across the country.




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. The Removeable Camper 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, but they come with a drill adapter, so that a standard drill can be used to raise or lower the jacks quickly. 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 Dometic 2 Burner Cooktop?


We collaborated with Dometic to design the powder-coasted aluminum cooktop base. The camper comes with a gas hook-up mounted by the countertop and a security strap for travel which makes this location perfect for this cooktop. This 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 Gear Locker Roll-Out Tabletop option, a gas hook-up will be installed externally to hook this cooktop to gas when cooking outdoors.




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 and you can purchase a Scout camper with lightweight, removeable camper jacks. 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.




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 its ability to travel self-sufficiently for long periods of time. These truck campers offer you everything you need to leave cities and campsites behind. It’s for those 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 Newport 4.5 BTU Real Flame propane fireplace. Scout offers plenty of optional add-ons which maximize the user’s self-sufficiency like additional Roto Pax water storage, the 270 degree Batwing Awning, a portable heater (Olympic only), a portable Dometic 2.6 gal toilet, and much more.





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