Industry Spotlight: Scout Campers

Scout Campers took the world by a storm this year, launching a new-brand line of lightweight, off-grid truck campers. Unlike traditional RVs, which are complicated, heavy, and often inefficient, Scout campers are an invitation to travel lighter and more simply off the grid.

Each model was crafted with versatility and flexibility in mind, which has led to their innovative, minimalistic, and portability-based design. Amenities can be taken out and enjoyed outside, too. 

The Kenai model may be the biggest and most fully-featured of the Scout line, but it remains true to the brand’s values: minimalistic, lightweight, off-grid capable, and built to last. 

With an estimated dry weight of 1,370 pounds, sleeping capacity of four to six, more options for customization, and fit for heavy half-ton to one-ton short- and long-box trucks, this truck camper is both practical and versatile for those who want to travel off the beaten path. Some of the key differences of the Kenai model are the designated bathroom space, Mud Room, queen-sized bed, and extended storage options.

The new Mud Room contains a built-in stainless steel drain pan and curtain enclosure located at the entrance of the camper. It serves as a protective area to rinse off muddy shoes, gear, and clothing after a big day of adventures and it drains directly outside the camper. 

Another notable feature that will keep users and their families clean is the RinseKit Portable Shower option. This pressurized, heated shower can be used inside or out. For a private shower, users can enjoy the shower inside the camper with the 360-degree shower curtain that attaches to the ceiling of the camper and then to the stainless steel drain pan to keep the water contained. To rinse off gear, pets, or very muddy children, users can also take it outside and give them a really good clean before re-entering.

The option for the integrated, modern Cassette Toilet is another unique feature for the Kenai model. This toilet is designed to maximize space as it pivots out for use and then locks back into a stowed position. Instead of a traditional holding tank, the portable 4.75-gallon waste tank can easily be removed and emptied manually from the outside of the unit. Because the Cassette Toilet might not suit every user, the Dometic Portable 2.6-gallon Toilet is still offered as an option.

In addition to Kenai’s usable space increase, the camper offers a bigger bed (full-size that extends into a 60” x 80” queen-sized mattress) and the L-shaped Convertible Lounge that easily transitions into two single beds at night.  

Powered by the sun and charged by nature, the Kenai takes self-sufficiency to a whole new level: more battery capacity with the Goal Zero 1500, double the propane with two 10-pound tanks, and more energy-efficient functionality. 

And like the other campers made by Scout, the Kenai is ideal for four-season travel because of its robust construction: aluminum exoskeleton framing and wood-free composite structural panels that will keep you warm and never rot. 

To learn more about the Scout Kenai and submit a pre-order, visit

Photo: Scout Campers

Photo: Scout Campers

  • Scout is an invitation to travel lighter and more simply.

  • Scout currently offers three models: the Yoho, Olympic, and Kenai.

  • Scout campers are the lightest hard-wall campers in the industry today.

  • Scout campers are minimalist, as they offer users everything they really need and nothing extra/unnecessary.

  • Scout campers come standard with a Ratchet Tie Down System to attach safely the camper to your truck.

  • Scout campers come standard with everything you need to camp off-grid like a mono-crystalline solar panel, goal zero lithium battery, and portable water storage.

  • Scout praises unlimited water storage:Water can be collected on location thanks to a portable 4.9-gallon Lifesaver water system that filters up to 10,000 liters of water per filter. In addition, users can add two or more two-gallon RotopaX water packs to bring more water wherever you go. These water packs are heavy-duty and built for rigorous 4×4 adventure.

  • Scout Campers are built for four-season travel and will last for generations thanks to robust construction. The campers feature aluminum exoskeleton framing and wood-free composite structural panels that will never rot.

  • The Kenai is great for cold-weather camping. It offers many features to make the experience comfortable like the real flame fireplace, thermal pane double-insulated windows, good ventilation with the 12V solar powered fan, and 10-cubic-foot Gear Locker to store snow gear like skis and snowboards.

  • Carefully thought-out features, like a gravity-fed water system, standard solar power, and a portable lithium battery, make Scout a sustainable and eco-friendly choice among campers. 

  • The Roost pop-up tent increases sleeping capacity up to two to three people and can be set up in a matter of minutes.

  • Scout understands the importance of storage. The brand’s options have been taken to the next level with the Kenai: a full-length Interior Wardrobe, designated Gear Locker with 10 cubic feet of space, optional dual hanging storage bags, and plenty of shelving allow that users to take everything they need on longer trips while also keeping gear organized and stowed away. 

  • Our campers are built for adventurous families, outdoor enthusiasts, and weekend warriors.

  • You can build, price and pre-order Scout on the company’s website.

  • The Kenai starts at $23,625 USD.

Header image credit: Scout Campers

Disclaimer: This paid story was produced in partnership with Scout Campers.

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