- Scout Campers, which specializes in off-grid hardshell pickup truck campers, has launched its newest and largest model: the Kenai.
- The $23,625 camper has a bathroom space, mudroom, and three designated sleeping areas with an optional roof tent.
- Several aspects of the Kenai are optional or customizable, including the toilet type and storage-related amenities.
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Scout Campers, which specializes in off-grid pickup truck campers, has announced its third and largest model: the Kenai.
The Washington-based company first launched in April with its Olympic camper and plans to later unveil two more models, the Yoho and Kenai.
Two months later in late June, the Yoho was unveiled, making this recently announced Kenai camper the company’s latest release.
All three campers have arrived on the market at a time in which both RV and camper van conversion companies have reported an increase in interest and sales despite the coronavirus pandemic’s presence in the US. But unlike these RV and van-specific companies, Scout Campers takes advantage of pickup trucks, the country’s most popular vehicle type, at a less expensive price compared to other tiny homes on wheels despite offering many of the same perks.
The Kenai, which starts at $23,625, is both the largest and most fleshed out camper of all three in Scout’s lineup. It also has three separate sleeping spaces, including an optional rooftop tent, that allows it to accommodate up to four to six people when placed atop a half-ton or one-ton, short or long box truck.
Like all Scout units, the hardshell Kenai is customizable, off-grid capable, and has portable amenities that can be used both inside and outside the camper. But unlike the company’s prior models, this new 1,370-pound tiny home on wheels has a bathroom space, mud room, extra storage, and a queen bed.
See inside the tiny home on pickup truck wheels, which is now available for pre-order:
The camper has an aluminum exoskeleton, fiberglass exterior and roof, and wood-less composite panels.
Kenai’s floor length is 92.25 inches with an interior height of 80 inches and an exterior height that’s three inches taller.
Its mudroom, which is by the entrance, consists of a stainless steel drain pan and a shower curtain.
This curtain attaches to the ceiling of the camper, creating a temporary separated space to rinse off gear, people, and shoes after an outdoor trek.
A portable pressurized and heated shower also comes optional and can be used both inside and outside the camper unit.
When it’s not in use, the shower can be stored in the bathroom area’s shelf.
For bathroom breaks on the road, a cassette toilet is also optional and can swivel out when it’s needed, or locked back into place when it’s not.
Its 4.76-gallon waste water tank can be emptied from outside the camper.
However, a 2.6-gallon portable toilet is also another option for those who don’t want a cassette.
Kenai’s full bed can extend to a 60-inch by 80-inch queen bed.
To sleep additional people, the convertible dinette lounge can turn into two single beds.
But if this isn’t enough, Scout Campers offers an optional rooftop tent that can sleep three and be accessed from inside the tiny home.
For off-grid energy, the Kenai comes with a Goal Zero 1500 battery with an inverter and USB and 110-volt outlets.
The battery unit is also portable, allowing it to be used outside the camper as well.
The optional portable dual burner cooktop, as well as a refrigerator-freezer, can also be used outside the tiny home for outdoor dining in nature.
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The pickup camper also comes with two 10-pound propane tanks.
Like other Scout Campers units, the interior of the Kenai is in part powered by its 160-watt solar panels.
The camper also comes with a 4.9-gallon jerry can that’s equipped with a spray wand and a charcoal system that can filter 10,000 gallons of water.
For winter travels, a real fireplace comes optional to heat up the interior. But for summer treks, an awning is also available for outdoor lounging in the shade.