WTB Smittybit Scout

Thearmer

New member
Hi
Looking for a Smittybilt scout or similar if anyone has one for sale or knows of one.
I’m in Houston but would travel.

Many thanks

Paul.
 

Vicegrips

New member
I'm in Dayton Ohio, looking for a trailer as well. I will look at trailers within a few hundred miles of me if they show promise. I have been completely unsuccessful finding a new trailer stocked anywhere near me. I'm talking about a heavy duty off road capable frame, suspension, tires. I could easily start out with simple Dinoot tub and sturdy rack. But Dinoot is apparently backordered for months. Scouts seem unavalable. I've tried to express my serious, cash in my fist interest in a trailer on this board, and have not gotten a response. Strange market.

Actually, I'm considering just taking the money I was going to dump into a trailer, buying bitcoin with it. Then this fall I can buy an Airstream Basecamp X for cash, and maybe a case of snooty wine to go with it. (I know nothing about wine. I brew beer. And occasionally drink brandy.)

I hope you find a good trailer that serves your needs. It seems slim pickings in SW Ohio.
 

Vicegrips

New member
TY. I'll check out their site.
Checked out their site. Yep, that's a Scout. Now, just to be sure, I checked a big Four Wheel parts site yet again. Their still website showed the trailer as "out of stock" at all location. Since they have a Cincinnati location, about 45 minutes away, I emailed and said I'd found a vendor (CaliRaised) that had the trailer, but I'd really like to be able to look/touch/smell/inspect such a purchase before forking over. They replied that they have one at the shop. So I'm going there Tuesday (they aren't open Monday) to see what they actually have on the premises and what deal might be had. I was surprised that a big outfit's web site did not accurately reflect their inventory. But, there ya go.

OP, might be worth a few calls or emails to local vendors (within pickup distance), even if their public site shows out of stock. Cheers!
 

CJREX

New member
Very curious to see your opinions on the Scout.

I've also been eyeing it and like yourself would like to see one in the flesh.
 

Vicegrips

New member
I visited the nearby shop with the Scout trailer on Tuesday. Their manager was available, and was very generous with his time. Our conversation was very good. The trailer they had on the floor was a Smittybilt Scout. Build date 7/19 per vin plate. The trailer was fully assembled, and a Smittybilt RTT was mounted on top. The manager checked their system and said that deliver times for a new trailer through his resources were unknown. Thus the only trailer actually available with a known delivery date was his demo. I liked the trailer and features. A couple of "yeahbuts" but no "gotchas". I'd like to fab up a bumper so that backing up doesn't directly risk the back trailer door. Maybe fab up a cross brace that allow the spare to be carried between the box and the top of the tent rack mostly behind the axle. Swingaway mount on a bumper is better, but might be bigger bux than I care to spend. Stove drawer size somewhat limits consumer stove choices, but not a biggie. I already own a Honda EU2000 genny, which looks to fit perfectly in genny drawer. I'll install LED lighting in compartments, and probably a brackets on the tent rack to hold area lights for when the trailer is set up. And speakers! And can I fit my drum set back there? And... , never mind. I don't have a trailer yet.

We verbally agreed on a specific price for the trailer, with me paying cash and pulling the trailer to the BMV, getting a tag, and going home. The manager was going to deal with paperwork, and removing the tent, which I wasn't yet in the market for. I was to run a couple errands, then return within the hour.

Upon my return, I was told that the price we had agreed to could not actually be met. The manager was terribly sorry, but he said that corporate would not allow our deal. I too was sorry, but I've been in similar situations. I simply wasn't speaking to someone authorized to sell the demo for anything other than list price. But I thanked the manager for his time and effort. He had spent a good 40 minutes talking with me, looking stuff up, and so on. I like to support my nearby retailers, and I'm grateful this one was there. I got to see a real product and speak to someone who knows more about it than me, at the low low price of a 45 minute drive. They got an opportunity to make a new customer, though I did not make a purchase at that time.

I'll continue to search for a Scout trailer. One day I'll get one, and I'll outfit it as a Mobile Soup Kitchen. Plenty of power outages, weather events and such where some clown like me showing up and giving out coffee, bottled water, a brief time under a shelter with a heater going, might be a positive thing in someone's day. Then a few times a year, the wife and dog and I will camp our way down the Blue Ridge Parkway or some such.
 
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