How It All Began

Ryan, owner and visionary of Bahn Camper Works, was just 14 when he needed a superior, all-composite whitewater slalom canoe to race in the Junior World Championships. Instead of buying one, he built it himself in his parent’s garage to ensure it fit his size and performance needs. As time went on, Ryan continued to chase his Olympic dreams, but when he wasn’t training, he was working with composites, rebuilding old Land Cruisers, and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

After his racing days were over, Ryan married his training partner and love-of-his-life, Sarah, and took a job as an engineer in the unmanned aircraft industry. Two kids later, Ryan realized he needed a camper and gear hauler to support his growing family and their collective passion for adventure. But when he couldn't find a high quality, seamless, light slide-in truck camper—he did what he always does, he built one himself. 

What Makes Us Unique: All Custom Campers

With over 20 years of experience working with composites, 5 years of design and 2 years of development and testing, Ryan has produced the first truck camper that is a 100% customizable to meet each client's adventure needs. Starting with the leading industry 10-year warranty Bahn Shell that only weighs 700 pounds, customers are then free to pick the interior layout of their dreams. Want a place for your motorcycle, surfboards, or skis and only a bed and a few cabinets? No problem. Want a place for all your gear and have a full bathroom, kitchen, two queen beds, fold-down twin bunkbed and lots of storage? No problem. All appliances and components are marine grade or come from the European RV market. With the goal of only building 15 of the highest quality custom campers per year, Ryan can work closely with each customer and ensure all needs are being met. Contact us to start building your custom camper.

The Team

Team Ryan Bahn Campers
Team Sarah Bahn
070 Bahn Composites 351X230
  • "The back doors alone sold me, but then I opened the inside to find the highest quality craftsmanship with the best windows I’ve ever seen in a camper and had to have one." Loyal Customer

  • "Pleasant, bright and accommodating, he was thorough in our discussions, offered well thought out advice and created multiple preliminary computerized CAD sketches of our future vehicle. He had some genius ideas for making our truck as much like home as possible while still prioritizing all the gear storage we wanted." Martin & Bethany - www.twoifoverland.com

  • "I love that I can tie my moto down inside for long trips." Andrew Bryden, Co-founder Mosko Moto

Reinventing the Camper