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Congratulations...You own a SCOUT!

    You're going to love it!  Please read below for necessary safety information, installation help and useful tips.  Also, please make sure we have your e-mail address so we can alert you when we update this page, and to register your warranty.  If you did not purchase SCOUT from this site, then simply create an account with us to activate your warranty.  Now, onto what is most important...

    SAFETY

      Correct use of this carrier is critical for safety.  It is your responsibility to make sure carrier is attached properly to your vehicle and the stroller is attached properly and securely to the carrier.  Carefully read and follow the following instructions:

      – Attach only to manufacturer, auto dealer or authorized aftermarket installed hitches.

      – Always be certain that there is a minimum of 14” – 16” of ground clearance for stroller.

      – Be cautious of large dips and humps in the road and inclines such as driveways and parking lot entrances/exits.  You could permanently damage carrier.

      – Do not mount to any type of trailer or RV.

      – This carrier is not intended for off-road use or speeds exceeding 65 mph.

      – This carrier is not intended for any use other than carrying one BOB Revolution, BOB SUV, or BOB Ironman jogging stroller.

      – Do not allow children or minors to play on or near this carrier.

      – For additional safety and security use locks, cables and/or tie downs (not provided).

      – Follow all instructions provided and check back here frequently for product updates.

      SCOUT users are solely responsible for the safe use of any products purchased from Scout Family Equipment.

       

      INSTRUCTIONS

      INSTALLATION

      We tried to make SCOUT as intuitive as possible so some massive instruction book would not be required and then end up in a landfill.  We hope we were successful.  But just in case, here is what you need to know:

      1 – Preparation

      • Remove SCOUT and associated parts from packaging.
      • Locate all parts used to secure SCOUT to vehicle hitch receiver.
        • Zero-Rattle Hitch Pin, Lock Washer, Security Cable, Crimp Retainer Clip
        • If you do not have a hitch already installed on your vehicle, click here is a link to one of our favorite hitch manufacturers.  They are made in Wisconsin.

      2 – Attachment

      • Insert the main beam into your vehicle hitch receiver. 
        • If your SCOUT arrived with its Zero-Rattle Hitch Pin, Lock Washer and Security Cable already attached, then remove them first obviously.
        • Do not use a hitch extender unless your hitch is recessed under your bumper thus preventing SCOUT from being inserted fully. 
      • Secure SCOUT to vehicle hitch using hardware listed above and with the 3/8" Hex Wrench provided.  The Security Cable is to be installed between pin head and side of hitch.  The lock washer should collapse completely, but do not overtighten.
      • Attach Zero-Rattle Hitch Pin Lock (now included in all 2018 orders)
      3 – Inspection
      • Ensure SCOUT does not wobble back and forth inside vehicle hitch receiver.
        • If it does, something is wrong.  SCOUT is made of aluminum and will not like getting pushed back and forth against your steel hitch receiver.
        • Also, removal of the threaded nut inside SCOUT or use of hitch pin not sold by Scout Family Equipment will result in damage and voids the warranty.
      • Ensure that any up and down movement of the SCOUT beam is not easily accomplished using normal pressure.
      • Perform inspection prior to each use.
      OPERATION

      Handlebar Straps – Cradle straps should be pulled UP first, and then over the top second to maximize life of the part.  The circular hole in the cradle strap should not be stretched into an oblong shape when secured over the black cradle knobs.  Doing so will shorten the life of the strap and may cause failure.  Do not leave straps in this position.  A note about normal wear.  UV radiation degrades even the toughest materials given enough time.  When used properly, your straps should give you many years of use.

      Wheel Safety Pin –This part serves as a back-up to SCOUT’s handlebar straps.  It will not withstand forces created by a vehicle pushing SCOUT into another object or the ground (e.g., parking lot, driveway mishaps, etc.).  Speed bumps can also cause harm.  Drive slowly over them to prevent your BOB from jumping up and down…and to prevent waking the little one(s).  Pin breakage is likely under these circumstances.  Take special care when SCOUT and your stroller are installed on your vehicle.  Do not induce large forces upon them.

      Stroller Security Cable – This coiled aircraft cable assembly is designed to prevent your stroller from becoming separated from your vehicle in the unlikely event of Handlebar Strap failure.  Attach the eyelet end of the cable to the SCOUT Threaded Hitch Pin by placing the eyelet in between the vehicle's hitch receiver and lock washer.  Tighten securely.  Secure stroller by wrapping the cable around the middle of the stroller handlebar and attaching the spring-loaded connector back onto the cable.

       Never transport your stroller without all four attach points engaged (2 Cradle Straps, Wheel Safety Pin, and Stroller Safety Tether).

      Never drive your SCOUT into another object or the ground.  Handlebar straps and Stroller Wheel Pin will be damaged.

      Always inspect SCOUT before travel.  Never travel with signs of wear on any part of SCOUT.

      Replacement parts available for purchase at www.scoutfamily.com.