If your weekly, or full-blown summer, camping trips have totally overwhelmed your Jeep with gear, food, and whatever else seems to find its way along, then it is definitely time to upgrade to a trailer. Now we know what you are thinking, there is no way you can afford something like that, but truth is – with Smittybilt’s Scout Trailer – you can. Plus, these guys have thought of everything to make it one of the best trailers around. And something you won’t be able to live without. We’re talking a fully-boxed galvanized steel frame which is then powder coated and includes a heavy duty undercoating. A massive 1763-pound payload that allows you to carry enough gear for even your biggest adventures. Two-inch receivers at each end of the trailer to allow use of articulating hitches and hitch-mounted accessories. Three off-road jacks for hassle-free leveling. Electric axle brakes and a self-charging trailer break away system for the ultimate in security that also meets all 50 state trailer brake laws. Independent trailing arm suspension featuring coil springs, dual shocks and limiting straps to provide a smooth ride. Galvanized 14-gauge powder coated tub with a spacious large main compartment and two easy access side cabinets – all of which lock. Removable steel fenders which can accommodate almost any size tire and a aluminum tongue box that is perfect for deep cycle batteries and electrical systems. The Scout Trailer even includes rain gutter rails which will allow mounting of rack systems to carry your kayaks, bicycles, or whatever toys you want bring on your next backcountry journey. The best part of all this – Smittybilt gives you all these things at a price far below similar competitors. How can you go wrong?
Due to the Scout Trailer’s size and weight, it either must be shipped to a business address with a loading dock, or an R&L hub where it can be picked up with a box truck or flatbed. Assembly required.
Rugged Affordability: Smittybilt utilizes a galvanized powder coated steel frame along with a heavy duty undercoating, plus an independent trailing arm suspension with coil springs, dual shocks and limiting straps for the ultimate in strength while offering a smooth ride and not breaking the bank.
Cavernous Space: With a 1763-pound payload capacity backing an immense main compartment and two side compartments, you never have to worry about running out of space for all your camping essentials. Plus, these compartments all lock so you can relax and not stress over something 'disappearing'.
Freedom of Modding: Removable steel fenders allow you the freedom of tire choice and size, while rain gutter rails give you the choice of adding a rack system to carry things like kayaks, bicycles or other toys along with you wherever your travels lead. In addition, 2" receiver hitches at each end of the trailer allow the use of all kinds of hitch-mounted accessories.
No Fear Safety: Electric axle brakes and a self-charging trailer brake system meets all 50-state trailer laws and provides peace of mind when traveling. Also, three stabilizing off-road jacks ensure the trailer stays level every time you park.
- Removable/adjustable fenders , Up to 37" Tires.
- Pro Comp AT Sport tires 265/70R17 mounted on Pro Comp Series 51 Steel Wheels (qty3).
- 5x5 Wheel Bolt pattern
- All doors equipped with locking t-handle latches.
- 3 main doors with Slider draw system
- S/S sliders with 200 lbs. capacity
- Rear sliders have hold open/closed latches to prevent unwanted movement.
- All sliders equipped with hold close latches.
- Kitchenette cabinet with locking drawer.
- Generator/fridge cabinet with Mesh floor
- Integrated tie down points front and sides. 2 front, 4 each side one on top of main compartment.
- Electric brakes with integrated break away brake system.
- 7 pin trailer wiring socket
- 2" front receiver /hitch mount adaptable to use articulating hitch or pintle hook
- 2" rear receiver hitch for mounting accessories.
- Two rear mounted shackle mounts for ¾" shackles.
- 2" Ball coupler included
- Large main compartment with dual sliding floors.
- Removable Swing-Away tongue jack with large all terrain tire.
- Dual rear removable stabilizer jacks for trailer leveling.
- Top rack system to allow adjustability of height of tent for extra storage.
- Integrated parking brake.
Purchased the trailer last year, and took it for its maiden voyage to Cape Lookout in November 2017. Pulled the rig about 1000miles total.
The trailer pulls great; my only issue is its a heavy! Pulling with a 2013JK 2 door without issue. The braking system works great. Upgraded the tent to an ARB Simpson III, comfortable and plenty of room. An air mattress really made a difference.
You MUST get the tires aligned properly, as per the user manual. The only problem that I had was registering the trailer in Maryland - we eventually found the right person to speak to at SmittyBilt, and they sent us a Certificate of Origin - magic happened and no more problems. Its very configurable, and easy to modify to get everything out of it. For the price, it is solid, well constructed and a great piece of kit.
This is a good trailer--I'm generally pleased with the purchase. There are a few minor things that aren't ideal (e.g., parking brake handle should be reversed 180 for better leverage and the screws holding the doors on should be blind so an electric drill/screwdriver doesn't quickly defeat the locking system). But overall, it's high quality and pulls great up to 70mph (haven't tried faster). I'll be in the backcountry this weekend and expect no problems given the high ground clearance and good tires. Note that it shipped from Smittybilt with the wrong hardware; they called in mid-assembly and said stop immediately! The bolts were defective (one broke on us in assembly); the new ones appear fine but we'll see. Smittybilt gave me an awning for it in return for the trouble. Overall, it's not perfect, but very good! I expect they will refine it a bit in the future and improve on an already good trailer.
Although I haven't used on a camping trip yet the trailer seems like it can withstand a beating. I did not construct the trailer but I was told how the wiring needed to be rewired for the electric brakes; not just on mine, but others. The awning mount should have been cut smaller. When you mount it all the way out, there's a gap between the trailer and where the awning begins. But since they made the mount long, you're unable to flush it with the trailer since the tent is up there.
I do feel like Smittybilt underestimated this rollout.I ordered it beginning of May, shipped at the end of may, got to the store Mid June. Because it's so heavy, don't think you'll have it right away. It went from being a concept trailer of being cheaper with the tent to being priced more without the tent. They also made it seem like you were able to get it delivered right to your door step then needed a loading dock and a fork lift (I understand. It's a large piece). They should pretty much take that SEMA video down from youtube to avoid future disappointment.
Pulling with a 2013 FJ cruiser. Pictures to follow.