When you are ready to get away for the weekend, or longer, ask yourself these questions— where are you storing all your gear? And will you be able to take everything you need? With Smittybilt's Scout Trailer, you can. Easily and affordably. While some trailers give you a few options, this Scout Trailer provides Grand Canyon-sized storage for all your essentials. Then tops it off with lockable compartments, hassle-free attachments and hook ups, and is also among the safest to work with thanks to its superior, 50-state-legal braking system. Don't pay more for trailers with lesser features.
There are few things more relaxing than jumping into your Jeep and getting away from the hustle of daily life. Smittybilt recognizes that you don’t have to leave all the creature comforts at home though, and their XL OVERLANDER ROOF TOP TENT (sold separately, see our experts recommended) can make your outdoor experience even more enjoyable. Set up camp in minutes and enjoy waterproof construction, mesh windows for ventilation, LED interior lighting, and a wide anodized aluminum ladder as standard features. The Smittybilt XL Overlander Tent weights only 148 lbs, and has a 770 lb load capacity so it can sleep four on its 92.5x74.8 mattress.
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.
If camping or overlanding trips have totally overwhelmed your Jeep with gear, food and other stuff, then perhaps it is time for a storage upgrade. Yeah, we're talking a trailer. Now we know what you are thinking, there is no way you can afford something like that, right? But truth is — with Smittybilt’s Scout Trailer — you can. Plus, Smittybilt's designers have thought of everything to make this one of the best systems around. And something you won’t be able to live without. Things like a power coated fully-boxed galvanized steel frame with heavy duty undercoating. A massive 1763-pound payload strong enough to carry gear for even your biggest adventures. Two-inch receivers at each end 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 that 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 Grand Canyon-sized main compartment and two easy access side cabinets – all of which lock. Removable steel fenders which can accommodate almost any size tire and aluminum tongue box perfect for deep cycle batteries and electrical systems. The Smittybilt Scout Trailer even includes rain gutter rails which allow mounting of rack systems to carry your kayaks, bicycles, or whatever toys you need on your next adventure. The best part — Smittybilt gives you all these things at a price far below similar competitors. How can you go wrong?
Rugged Affordability: Smittybilt utilizes a galvanized powder coated steel frame along with 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 destroying your wallet.
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 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 option 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.
- Features: Aluminum, Rubber, Steel
- Color: Black
- Shipping Weight: 1650lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 70in x 57in x 53in (L x W x H)
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Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews
I had owned this trailer since September 2017 and I had put it thru the test from Texas, New Mexico Arizona and Utah. I’m an experienced Overlander and the longest I had taken this trailer out had been around a couple months at a time. The pictures on top are from my set up. It’s a great trailer from the price standpoint, a tad bit heavy. I own a TJ and Second Generation Xterra and they both struggle to pull this trailer. I use a F250 with a 7.3 Diesel and it pull perfectly. The trailer come as a kit and is up to you to assemble it. I’m a mechanic and have my own shop with power tools and whoever tell you can put this thing together in 4 hours is either lying or taking short cut. The trailer is bared and is up to you to outfit the trailers with your gear. It’s very important to align the trailer. So far, the trailer is great, but not perfect:
Wiring: I had to replace the wiring as the original wiring was faulty. I build my own wiring harness and replace the original wiring which to my standards was poorly made.
Color: Trailer is black, and it look awesome, unfortunately the dark color retained heat to the point that when traveling the trailer get extremely hot to the touch.
Tongue Jack: The tongue jack has a wheel, which is technically useless unless you have a smooth concrete floor on your shop. The tongue leg appeared to be somewhat flimsy for the weight of this trailer.
Stabilizing Jack: They are great, but if you place them on the travel position they interfere with opening the back door during travel mode (Example: to get to the refer in the rear you must move the legs in another position.
Overall, I like this trailer a lot, because its totally low tech and if you are a do it yourselfer, it’s very easy to work on it, perform repairs and modify. It’s a solid investment so far.
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.