Featured Camper :: Scout Truck Campers Yoho

Scout truck campers, who recently released their flagship model, the Olympic, has a shiny new camper available for preorder: the Yoho. For any overlanders who are seeking the comfort and security that a hard-sided shelter offers, but who don’t want to tow a trailer, a truck camper like the Yoho could be the ideal combination of comfort and portability while still maintaining the small footprint of your pickup.

 

 

Scout Campers Yoho: A Lightweight “Backpack for Your Truck”

Tipping the scales at 913 pounds dry, Scout claims that their Yoho camper is the lightest truck camper in the industry, the idea being that “you can now pack more gear and worry less about payload capacities on your off-grid adventures.” The Yoho is ideally paired with mid-sized trucks like the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, or Nissan Frontier.

 

Rain and Cold? No Problem

If you happen to spend a lot of time in humid or rainy environments, take note of the Yoho’s rust-proof aluminum frame and composite panel construction which will not rot. And while I remain a skeptic on its ability to insulate (at least until I take one to somewhere cold myself), Scout says that the Yoho is a 4-season camper. Just make sure to add the optional Newport Real Flame 4500 BTU gas fireplace if you plan on spending significant time in a cold environment.

 

Sleeps 4 Without a Pop-top

Unlike its predecessor (the Olympic), the Scout Yoho does not have a pop-top which means that it has a slightly smaller maximum sleeping capacity of 4 people. This is achieved with the combination of an almost full-sized permanent bed and a convertible dinette. While this may sound cozy, it’s utilitarian by design.

 

At Scout Campers, they are firm believers that owning and using a truck camper is primarily about getting into the outdoors, and I completely agree. The Yoho may not be a cavernous palace, but it has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Also worth noting, all of the major systems like the Dometic refrigerator, Goal Zero electrical system, and stove can be easily removed for use outdoors or on day trips (if you don’t need to bring the camper).

 

Specs

  • Base weight: 913 pounds
  • Floor length: 69.75 inches
  • Interior height: 75 inches
  • Exterior height: 78 inches (w/o optional awning)
  • Exterior width: 74.75 inches (w/o optional awning)
  • Bed dimensions (sleeper): 54 x 72 inches
  • Bed dimensions (convertible lounge): 23.4 x 66.75/18.5 x 65 inches
  • Freshwater capacity: 4.9+ gallons
  • Fuel capacity: 10 gallons
  • Sleeps: 2-4

 

Standard Features

  • 160W Renogy Monocrystalline solar panel
  • Portable Goal Zero Yeti 1000 lithium power station
  • W/Dual 110V outlets and USB outlet port
  • Gear locker (66 3/7 W x 17.5 H x 6 D inches)
  • Lifesaver portable 4.9-gallon jerry can
  • W/ charcoal filter and spray wand
  • Convertible dinette lounge w/sleeper conversion
  • Moon roof w/screen and solar reflective shade
  • Thermal pane windows w/screen and solar reflective shade
  • LED ceiling strip lights with built-in switch
  • Ratchet tie-down system
  • Aluminum exo-skeleton framing
  • Gel coat fiberglass exterior and roof
  • Hybrid composite construction
  • Decorative interior composite panel
  • 21-inch entry door with friction hinge and window
  • RVIA code compliant
  • Pendleton indoor/outdoor fabrics
  • HB Compass removable marine flooring
  • 10-pound propane tank w/vented compartment
  • Solar porch light with motion sensor
  • Solar-powered vent with intake/exhaust and light
  • Stainless sink w/direct exterior drain and sink cover
  • Smoke, gas and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire extinguisher

 

Additional Available Options

  • Dometic CFX3 45L fridge/freezer with WiFi
  • Rhino Rack Batwing 270-degree compact awning
  • Newport Real Flame 4.5BTU gas fireplace
  • Hanging storage bag—add driver side
  • Portable Dometic 2.6-gallon toilet
  • Portable indoor/outdoor gas cooktop
  • Removable camper jacks
  • Rotopax 2G water pack, driver side
  • Rotopax 2G water pack, passenger side
  • Washington State code tag

 

Learn more about the Yoho on the Scout Campers website: www.scoutcampers.com


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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.