We're all looking for different ways to get away this year while keeping socially distant. It's definitely one reasonhave become .
If a massive RV isn't your thing, maybe something a little more compact is -- as in, it fits in the back of a pickup truck bed. Scout Campers' new Kenai unit is just the trick if this sounds of interest. The new model debuted Thursday and packs a massive amount of equipment into its small footprint.
Up to six people can sleep in it, with a queen bed and additional sleeper areas available inside. Sure, it's a bit tight, but six will definitely fit. Walking in also reveals a small "mud room" to keep dirt to a specific area. At the other end sits an area for the shower (a rinse kit) with pressurized water and stainless steel drain pain and a toilet. Not just a toilet, but an accordion-style toilet that swings out when needed and stows away for more space.
Best of all, the Kenai is overlanding friendly, because it makes use of solar energy. A 160-watt solar panel comes standard to power the camper. There's also a portable power station for greater flexibility and two 110-volt outlets. It's honestly everything you need in a very small, but functional, space.
Scout Campers says its units work with full-size pickups or larger, but the camper itself is pretty easy to install. Each unit comes with a ratchet tie-down system to secure it to the truck's bed. After that, open the latches and camper pops open atop the bed.
But it comes at a price, and remember you're bringing your own pickup here. Scout Campers asks $23,625 before options, and neither the shower or the toilet are included. Other goods on the menu include a small fireplace and even a fridge/freezer combo. But for the cost, off-the-grid camping likely won't feel better.