Smittybilt Scout Trailer Reviews?

ebrabaek

Adventurer
Looks like the weld failed to me. See the second picture I posted above, with the awning hanging down. The awning was mounted using smittybilt brackets:




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Dang...... That is just incredible. Even with the worst welds in the world, that is simply incredible that it failed with such little stress on it. Prying the metal apart in the prior picture indicates veeeeery soft metal. Now if ya hung a airplane from it, I could understand, but an arb awning..... Not so much. Terrible. I am sure Smitty will send ya a new pair. Was it me, I would just weld one up for a few bucks. I am truly sorry your entrance to this brand and sport have been clouded already.
 

Kraxler

Member
Moment arm. The heavy awning far out from the upright overloaded the welds. May be bad welds or just over their design. I mounted my awning right at the end of the 90, less moment arm.
 

trae

Adventurer
Dang...... That is just incredible. Even with the worst welds in the world, that is simply incredible that it failed with such little stress on it. Prying the metal apart in the prior picture indicates veeeeery soft metal. Now if ya hung a airplane from it, I could understand, but an arb awning..... Not so much. Terrible. I am sure Smitty will send ya a new pair. Was it me, I would just weld one up for a few bucks. I am truly sorry your entrance to this brand and sport have been clouded already.
Moment arm. The heavy awning far out from the upright overloaded the welds. May be bad welds or just over their design. I mounted my awning right at the end of the 90, less moment arm.
Well, maybe they designed it for a short awning (~25lb) vs a 270 degrees that's almost 75lb 🤷‍♂️. In any case, I dont want a replacement, I'd rather go with Kraxler's design.



Had a great time @ Silver Jack CG Colorado this past weekend. This little trailer is simply fantastic. This was however also the camp trip where we have concluded that we need to sell it as my wife is having a hard time getting up the ladder as she need hip surgery. :( :( :(
It have been a great ride and I am proud of what the little Smitty are capable of.

If anyone is interested just pm me. I will put it in the for sale section in a few days.
Dang looks like a fun trip. Will be sad to see you go with all your fine mods and knowledge! Good luck with the sale.
 
awning mount was designed to be pushed in during travel to prevent leverage on it, also was designed for the smittybilt awnings which are about 1/3 the weight of a fox wing. I have my fox wing bolted directly to the adjustable upright.
 

Kraxler

Member
Sorry to see you go. Although I’m thinking of selling for the same reasons. Climbing up and down the ladder multiple times at night is getting harder for the wife.
 

ebrabaek

Adventurer
Sorry to see you go. Although I’m thinking of selling for the same reasons. Climbing up and down the ladder multiple times at night is getting harder for the wife.
Yeah..... I am truly heart broken as I love the trailer, but my wife was in tears due to hip pain hopping up and down the ladder. Granted after her operation later this year she will be back and able after a long while, and according to her doc, ladder climbing is not on the approved list after hip replacement right away. It is for that reason, and that alone that we are calling it. It is a fantastic little unit, and someone will be very happy.... :) :)
 

Pau Hana

New member
In all the RVs I've seen peviously (trailers, tent trailers, etc) electrical lives right next to the pump, due to space constraints. I think you'll be fine 🤷‍♂️.

Did you build a custom swing out or use a smittybilt jeep swingout like Ebrabaek?
Sorry for the late reply. Just got back from a 10 day road trip. First time on the road for the scout.

To answer your question, I built the bumper and used a SB tire carrier. It's a different style tire carrier than Ebrabaek's so there was a little more modification involved. But it worked out perfectly. I was able to adjust the bolts at the pivot end and it opens and closes smoothly now.
 

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RyanHeller

Observer
All of the builds on here are looking awesome. Here are a few photos of one of our latest Scouts that went out to California! Upgrades include dual Battle Born Lithium batteries, Redarc Manager 30, Switch-Pro PDM, 24 gallon water tank with pump and level monitor, swing-out tire carrier, Bilstein dampers, interior LED lighting, exterior lighting, awning lighting, rock lights, Batwing awning, swing-out shower curtain and the list goes on. Oh and a sink with hot water! It was a super fun build to do with a lot of custom touches.

Ryan

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T-Rey1

Adventurer
All of the builds on here are looking awesome. Here are a few photos of one of our latest Scouts that went out to California! Upgrades include dual Battle Born Lithium batteries, Redarc Manager 30, Switch-Pro PDM, 24 gallon water tank with pump and level monitor, swing-out tire carrier, Bilstein dampers, interior LED lighting, exterior lighting, awning lighting, rock lights, Batwing awning, swing-out shower curtain and the list goes on. Oh and a sink with hot water! It was a super fun build to do with a lot of custom touches.

Ryan

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Looks great. Is the tire carrier available as a bolt on and if so how much?
 

Kraxler

Member
Just saw that the Habitat off road water tank is available for pre order. $999 for he tank with skid plate. You can also get it with pump and faucet.
 

jojackc

Member
Just saw that the Habitat off road water tank is available for pre order. $999 for he tank with skid plate. You can also get it with pump and faucet.
I was so excited for this. But looking at it, it is only for the updated trailer with the new draw bar design. Which means about 99% of us on here can't use it. We all have the **** draw bar that's gonna cost us a tow one day.
 
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