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Paralympian Kayaker’s DIY Truck Camper

Channing is such an inspiration! Not only is she an elite athlete as Team USA Paralympian Kayaker, she doesn’t let anything stand in her way. She was tired of plane trips and missing out on the places she traveled with her team, so she decided to build out her own wheelchair-friendly truck camper, so she could travel on her own time, save money, and see what she wanted to see!

Her truck has hand controls, she rigged up a bathroom system that works for her, and she carries her motorized off-roading trike on a pull-away bar on the back of the rig. Inside she has a couch pad, a “loft” bedroom, and all she needs to make food. What an awesome woman!

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Team USA Paralympian Kayaker Travels in Her DIY Truck Camper

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She did an awesome job building this out for her needs.

Team USA Paralympian Kayaker 3

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And yes, she can get up and down on her own.

Team USA Paralympian Kayaker 2

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  • Channing is a Team USA Paralympian Kayaker
  • Was tired of plane travel (her wheelchair was put under the plane)
  • Wanted to see more of the places she went to
  • Created a DIY truck camper so it met her needs
  • Most pre-built units were made for “walking people” and didn’t suit her
  • She can get in and out herself, has hand controls, and carries her off-roading trike!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Husabergchamp
    June 24, 2022, 11:21 pm

    Awesome! You are doing well for yourself. Have many exciting adventures and enjoy your travels.

  • Marsha Cowan
    June 25, 2022, 9:46 pm

    Pretty doggone amazing! You go, girl! Love the trike and love your organization of your camper. Clever ideas. Happy trails: )

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