As the pandemic pushes on, many might feel like going off the grid and just getting away from it all. It would be hard to blame them, too. Many establishments remain closed and those that are open grappling with long lineups and limited inventory. Usual day-to-day escapes like restaurants and sports games also remain offline, making the current situation even harder to get an escape from.
Those who can relate to this feeling may be interested in the products that Washington based camper company Scout has on offer. The company currently produces two different lightweight truck campers: one for full-size trucks like the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado and, most notably, a new model for mid-size trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
The mid-size model, called the Scout Yoho, is an off-grid camper that weighs in at 914 pounds and sleeps up to four adults. All Yoho campers feature an aluminum exterior with a dinette lounge and a sleeper conversion in addition to an upper sleeping area. The camper also comes with just about everything one might want when out in the wilderness, including a standard 160W solar panel and lithium-ion power station, which provide power to the dual 110V outlets and USB outlet and other onboard electronics. A 4.9-gallon water jerry can and a charcoal filter also allow the user to take plenty of water with them and harvest more potable freshwater at their destination.
There are a number of optional extras available for the Scout Yoho as well, including a fridge/freezer combo, a Rhino Rack awning, NewportReal Flame fireplace, hanging storage bag, portable toilet, removable camper jacks and plastic water jugs in various sizes.
To clarify, the Scout camper is pictured on a Toyota Tacoma TRD in the lead photo above, but it requires no modification to fit other mid-size pickups like the Chevrolet Colorado. We think it’d be an especially neat addition to a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 model, but it could be affixed to the bed of any Colorado or Canyon models.
Scout says the Yoho, along with the larger Olympic for full-size trucks, “are highly durable, safe, and built for 4-season travel.” Additionally, the company says the composite structural panels will never rot and ensure the camper “will last for generations.” We imagine the buyer would want to keep it around for a long time, too, because they don’t come cheap. The Scout is priced from $19,240, while the Olympic starts at $19,980.