Hey Kevin! It took me a while, but I did finally get it to work so you can have an avatar walking around and grabbing things at the same time. I followed Ben Roberts youtube tutorial for the first bit, then kinda experimented with hierarchy settings after that. Here's the link to a copy of the project I was working on, if you wanna take a look at it yourself. Hope this helps! - http://bit.ly/2imJufh
Still having trouble getting custom player avatars working though. The generic fallback avatar works, but no custom ones.
(at the time of posting this the file is still uploading. Should be done in about an hour.)