Episode 164 – Bulky Shoe Buzz

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   28/09/2022

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News:

Charlie and Me Shop is live – https://shop.charlieandme.ie/

Plans submitted for new Rossnowlagh campervan park – story from Ireland Live

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Panadol25 left us a 5* review on Apple Podcasts. He also asked about renters insurance.

Email from Paul O’Dwyer about extra charges for awnings

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? Charlie & Me this Friday is  a revisit to Curraghchase Co Limerick

On campsitereview.com we don’t just have reviews we also have stories from forum members like this one from Sunny Van Martin on repatriation insurance.

Anyone going camping for Halloween? If so where will you go?

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

We interview The.VanBuzz. Check out the channel on YouTube

Camp life:

Where do you keep those damn bulky shoes and boots in your camper or caravan?

If you or anyone you know have an electric camper get in touch as we’d like to speak with you.

Episode 163 – Flushing Flares

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   14/09/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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News:

A big thank you to everyone that came along to the meetup in Bannow Bay Seaside Farm. It was a brilliant weekend and the weather wasn’t too bad either despite the forecast.

Farrell seeks motor home facilities in Athlone and Moate | Westmeath Independent

Online Chatter:

Seen report online that Donagheys Motorhomes sadly closing.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Aoife from Life in the Blurry lane  sent us in two great questions

Festivals:

Vantastival is on this weekend. Have a listen to our interview with Louise

Campsites or stop overs:

Bill & Carol left this review of North Beach Camping Park Rush CO Dublin.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday as we head off to VANTASTIVAL Charlie & Me have a revisit video to Lakelands Holiday Park in Mt Shannon Co Clare then 2 mor Friday videos will bring Season 5 to an end..

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Con sent us an audio about the Genfitt 3.7V LED Warning Flare | Amber

Looking for suggestions for a listener on a good reasonably priced heavy duty tyre pump suitable for motrohomes. Ideally something available to buy in Ireland.

Troubleshooting:

Ken W emailed this week looking for help as his toilet flush is not washing the full bowl. He says that the water is only going 2/3 of the way around.

Episode 162 -Separating Mick & Dicks Chair

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   31/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Its Meetup Week – Bannow Bay Seaside Farm

Concern at camper van parking in Donegal Town – Ocean FM – North West Today

Online Chatter:

Emma Lewis McDonnell posted the first of a new series of videos on MEI on Facebook – Don’t be a Di@k, be like Mick

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Hello to James Keane, he is currently binging on the podcast. On number 59. Stickers on the way.

Willie and Liz are traveling to Irelands North and North West currently and are looking for route suggestions.

Campsites or stop overs:

Liam K was in NI and gave us this review of Dungannon Campsite on campsitereview.com

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Fridays video is the final stop on our Tour de France 2022

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Nathy  emailed  looking for recommendations of camping chairs

Camp life:

To the small few people not disposing of their rubbish on campsites correctly… We discuss a recent post from @SligoCaravanandCamping on Instagram

Episode 161 – Leaky Thunderstorms

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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News:

Meet up updates – book here  bannowbay.ie

Colin McCarthy got in touch to tell us about new facilities added to Middleton motorhome parking

Online Chatter:

Thunderstorms on Sunday, were you camping? Tell us about it.

Campsites or stop overs:

Doughlasha Aire and Bed/Breakfast – near Fossa Killarney 

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Friday’s video is stop 2 on our Tour de France 2022 and it’s from the island of Ile de Rea

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

While camping at Campail Teach An Aragail Eugene demoed his Poweroak 300w power station

Troubleshooting:

Leaky tents or awnings

Camp life:

With all the talk of weight issues. Is it possible to lighten the weight of your camper by replacing parts for lighter parts. Suggestions welcome?

Episode 160 – Cool Space Rough Seas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

The next Meetup – BannowBay.ie 2nd to 4th of Sept

Great to see Dicks Field open again.

Council urged to replicate success of Cobh motorhome parking across the county 

Camper van code of conduct to be introduced in Kerry

Online Chatter:

Brian from Hymerlife_travel tagged us on an Instagram post regarding a new UK trespass law.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Dee from Rene Renault and other travels on Instagram got in touch to suggest the Irish Military Museum as a good rainy day campsite

Follow up email from Gary re his shower tray

Meet the Millars on Instagram sent us a message about their recent visit to Ireland

Peter Cody has asked for help and advice re bad sailing experience

Thanks to Darren for the pictures of the Kite festival he sent Aaron couldn’t be there this year but maybe next time

Campsites or stop overs:

Not all sites are fantastic in France.. Here is what Romeo had to say about one such site. – St Georges de Didonne – Bois Soleil

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is Streamstown Camping Park Roscrea Co Tipperary
then we kick off with 4 campsite reviews from our Tour de France 2022

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Keeping cool on hot days

Camp life:

Give other campers some personal space please.

Episode 159 – Big Truck Rainy Days

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/07/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Online Chatter:

Derry Now newspaper – Call for dedicated motorhome parking provision

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Brid and Padraig asked about campsite options near Dublin

Maria Donnelly is looking for advice on an insurance provider for a big truck conversion

Campsites or stop overs:

Chris had a nice fireside gathering at The Getaway on Saturday evening

Rainy day campsites – recommendations for campsites with plenty to do on rainy days?

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

This morning – getting a new Max Air fan fitted in the HYMER in time for France next week.

Friday’s video is from Meath Eco Park (dogs allowed)

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

OMNIA Camping Stove Top Oven

Camp life:

This week we have a very informative interview with Aoife from Life in the Blurry Lane (Instagram and Blog)

Episode 158 – Wet Towel Vanstravaganza

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   29/06/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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Shout from Charlie to…
Fionn and Cathal and “Sparkles Unicorn Rainbow”

News:

NEC show in October 2022

Online Chatter:

Top tips and handy hacks to make your caravan & camping holiday easy – PART 1 – Camping Ireland

1st Annual Padraic`s Place Camptastic Campstival Vanstravaganza and Tent Fest – Padraic`s Place, Ballycastle, County Mayo –

Campsites or stop overs:

Chris discusses his recent visit to Eagle Point & The Apple Farm

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s Charlie & Me video is a review of Wolohans Caravan Park in the beautiful county of Wicklow.

Tips & Camping hacks:

Tips for drying Towels on a rainy day

Eugene sent us a news article as a warning to listeners to be careful under a jacked up Motorhome

Camp life:

Some sad posts recently about some campsites and Aires closing due to risings costs. Hope it’s not a sign of things to come.

Episode 157 – Red Tape Showers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/06/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Expressions of Interest – Sandybanks Caravan & Camping Park, Keel, Achill -Thanks to Elaine for sharing this on Twitter

Online Chatter:

Gerry Dymond posted this on the Irish Motorhome Group FB  page about where to find Municipal Camping sites in France.

On Instagram & Face Book Arlene McAfee tells us about her directory of Public Showers in Ireland for Van Lifers

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Did anyone have any hassle getting into festival campsites last weekend?

Tony Bolger sent us an email with his sat nav solution

Campsites or stop overs:

Where did we go last weekend?

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Charlie & Me this Friday is Ocean Island Camping Park Fethard on Sea Co Wexford

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Although not really an issue in Ireland we came across a good tip from a Tools group on Facebook

Camp life:

Let’s talk about the seatbelt door locking security trick. Safety or security?

Episode 156 – Trading Plates

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/06/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Council looking for suitable site for campervan park in Greystones – Independent

WLR interview on rescheduled for Saturday after 10am

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Brendan Dowdall sent us in a great email following up on previous podcast conversations and has some advice for Aaron in France

Campsites or stop overs:

The Roberts 4 Adventures left a great review about the Trading Post Wexford  on campsitereview.com

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Fridays video is the 3rd part of our Mayo trilogy from an Aier in Claremorris owned by a couple with a motorhome in fact they use to own my HYMER

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Caravan Plate Holder for 8 Plates Felt Dish Holder Bag

Camp life:

Interview with Louise on the Vantastival weekend in September

Episode 155 – Banned Gas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/08/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Pure Radio Tipperary reported on June Bank Holiday Road Safety Checkpoint M7 Nenagh. Tipperary Divisional Roads Policing Unit accompanied by the Dog Unit and local Gardai carrying out a structured Checkpoint at the M7, Nenagh..

Overnight campervan parking banned at the Lookout in Dungarvan  – Dungarvan Observer

Online Chatter:

From Motorhome Aires/park up Ireland FB – Donegal County Council Tourism Incentive. – Caravan, Camping, Campervan and Motorhome Facilities Grant Scheme 2022

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Epi 153 we were speaking again about pricing on sites. Deirdre Charlie & Aaron have booked 3 sites in France over a 3 week period and they are per night 33.86, 42.20 & 53.00 with 2 sites charging for Charlie 4 & 5 euro per night.

David O’Doherty shares his experience with Sygic SatNavs in mainland Europe

Eugene: sent us a message on Facebook. Here’s some info for anyone heading to kaleidoscope at the end of June. 24th to 26th June

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is part 2 of our Mayo trilogy with thanks to happiturfconversions.ie – Westport House, we have never been here because they don’t allow dogs .. well that’s just during July & August so Charlie & Me were invited to visit …

Arlene got in touch via Motorhome Locations Ireland group on Facebook. There is a new location in Arigna co Roscommon just popped up on park4night app. The owner is a campervan lover and couldn’t be more helpful.  The parking is a flat area. Very quiet area and I loved the elevated views.

James Cowzer posted on IMG on facebook about camping at Irish Military Museum And Park

Camp life:

Mindfulness: When not camping why not sit back at home and relax and listen to the sound of the campsite or campfire.

Episode 154 – Registered Pee

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/06/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

From the Donegal News – TOURISTS visiting Donegal that stay in campervans, touring caravans and tents spend more than €11 million in the county annually, according to a new report.

VANTASTIVAL 2022 – Aaron spoke to Louise from VANTASTIVAL

Online Chatter:

John O Connor had asked the question “how many registered Campervans/MHs in ireland after some research he got this from the motor tax office.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Warren Reidy says on YT picked 3 campsites based on Aarons videos

Bri sent us a message on Instagram regarding EU Recovery insurance

Jamie’s follow up message on campsite charges

Campsites or stop overs:

Bill the bongo review of Lough Ramor

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

This morning Charlie put up an info video on weights as it is a topic that pops its head up on here regularly.

This Friday sees the start of our Co Mayo trilogy with thanks to happiturfconversions.ie – First up is Bellek Caravan Park

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:
Robert McFarland (on YouTube) recommends a hack to keep the loo smells at bay

Tips:

Pee.ie We talk about a suggestion from Kayleigh O’Dowd and DiaryOfAVan on Instagram

Episode 153 – Campsite price – caps alignment

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/05/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Caravan and camping information hub to be created for Donegal tourists – Donegal Daily

Waterways Ireland looking to develop Glamping & Camping facilities inland – The Irish Examiner

Online Chatter:

What’s happening in Dicks field?

Lots of chatter about campsite prices on Facebook this weekend.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Instagram follow up to Gary’s shower tray repair

Adrian our gadget man has a suggestion for the shower base repair from last week

Gerry O’Farrell sends us his recommendation for a camper satnav

Campsites or stop overs:

RigorMortice left a review on Fitzmaurices in Tramore.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This morning I uploaded the Revisit to Roches as we were chatting about it on last weeks show. This Friday’s video is from Lough Rimor in Co  Cavan.

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Adrian recommends a 13-pin Alignment Cap for Caravans and trailers

Troubleshooting:

A word of warning from Mike Johnson on Camping with Kids in Ireland Facebook Group

Camp life:

Aoife is about to travel to Francen for 6 to 10 months. Give her a follow. IG @lifeintheblurrylane

Episode 152 – Fabric Satnav

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/05/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Second holiday park project proposed for Ballymahon area, including touring pitches and camping spaces | Westmeath Independent

Online Chatter:

Denise Carr posted on a few FB groups. “I’m organising a singles child and dog friendly camping night at roche’s campsite wexford, 2nd of July”.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Big hello to Evan and Hannah. And Alan and Sarah too.

John was on to me with a question about Liner Fabric repair

Helen posted a message on CampsiteReview.com about Satnav options in France.

Campsites or stop overs:

We chat about our recent visit to Roches Campsite in Wexford

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

This Friday Charlie & Me and The Camping Crew head to Walshe’s in Blackwater for a revisit.

Troubleshooting:

Gary asked for advice on how to repair a shower tray

Episode 151 – For those at the back

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   11/05/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Dog friendly Meath Eco Park

Inflatable windbreakers as follow up from Mc_travels on twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

Where did you go recently Mr B

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This morning we uploaded a short video review of an aier in Kilkenny City that we recorded back in January. This Friday it’s a re revisit to Nagles from St Patricks weekend just gone

Tips:

Documentation required when converting a van or ambulance

Products:

Low cost, budget conscious, Halfords day rooms

Camp life:

Motorhome Locations Ireland (Facebook) fab post from Maria – “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but shouting loudest for those at the back…”

Episode 150 – 5-star wind

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/05/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

RIP Mortimer Moriarty from Mannix Point.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Galldar gives us a suggestion for an Adult only campsite

Chris Campbell also suggested the Meath Eco Park

Martin sent us an email about the beeping reversing sensors

Campsites or stop overs:

Tourer left a review of The Woodlands Tralee on campsitereview.com

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video we return to our Cork Aires Trilogy with thanks to The Motorhome Parking Ireland app and we take a look at a stopover in  Ballycotton & and an aire in Midleton available after 6pm

Tips & Camping hacks:

Putting your awning up and keeping it up in Ireland you can encounter issues with wind.

Camp life:

What are people opinions of inflatable wind breakers? Good or bad experiences?

Episode 149 – Ill-timed beeps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   27/04/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Campervan vlogger’s Fermoy visit ill-timed

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

  • This morning’s video was a walk around the new Charlie & Me HQ
  • Friday’s video is a revisit to Fermoy to check out the new motorhome parking spaces & it includes an interview Aaron did with local Cllr Frank O Flynn

Bill & Carol left a review on campsitereview.com from Silverbay Co Down

Online Chatter:

The new camping aiers at Templers Inn Feathard on sea Wexford is under new management Paul is no longer running so terms & conditions may change.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Wexford Sites quiet in July & August when west was full

David T posted on IMG on Facebook in relation to our chat about reversing sensors

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

David O’D sent us a few follow items from recent discussions

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

Camp life:

Someone in the Camping in Ireland on Facebook were looking for Adult only campsites. We give some suggestions.

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We wrap up this podcast with a quick shout out for Aaron’s Vlog on YouTube called:  Charlie  and me our Camping Vlog and his website http://www.campsitereview.com

We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.

Episode 148 – Weight Checks & Reverse Sensors

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   20/04/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Delayed opening of Dicks Field

Online Chatter:

Reports on Facebook that Garda were checking for overweight campers near Ennis on the Easter bank Holiday weekend

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Last Fridays Charlie & Me video was about the motorhome spaces in one part of Fermoy and it wasn’t a very positive review HOWEVER a lot of viewers agreed with Aaron and left comments on the video.

(Note: the spaces discussed on the podcast and videos have now been removed)

Lynn wants a camper and so do Jason and Darcy

Marie had a question about reversing sensors this morning.

Campsites or stop overs:

Two site visits for the crew last week

  • Walsh’s Fields
  • Bannow Bay seaside Farm

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?

  • This mornings video was the introduction to your drivaway awning, the Vango Airhub Hexaway II.   
  • This Friday’s video is part of the Motorhome Ireland Parking app aires visits in Co Cork.

Tips

Visiting Germany on holidays or to buy a motorhome? Handy Aires in central Hamburg – Wohnmobilhafen-Hamburg

Episode 147 – Meet the Sky Hooks

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   13/04/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

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Meet-up chat

The meet up was a great event and everyone that was there want another one !!!!

News:

It’s hoped proposed south Longford caravan park could be open by end of summer | Shannonside.ie

One-way system for Kerry’s Slea Head scenic drive to come into force this summer to avoid two hour tailbacks – Independent.ie

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Tracey was on over the weekend about the Charlie and me Road footage

Siobhan wrote requesting stickers

Angelica sent us a follow up email regarding Teardrop campers

Laura has an interesting question on tent facilities or lack there of…

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Tonight at 9pm we have a video of last weekend’s Meet Up in Kilkenny.

Friday we have a Cork trilogy on Aires kicking off with the parking facilities in Fermoy Co Cork.

Products

HappiTurf Chocks/Levellers  – https://happiturfconversions.ie/exterior-accessories/

Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Thanks to Eugene of this tip, Sky Hooks at the end of the pump bag in vango awnings

Troubleshooting:

Cliff at the meetup: No Gas to any appliances in the motorhome

Camp life:

To finish we have some out takes from “Meet The Campers ” from the Meet Up weekend where… Mark had Brain Freez, Joseph hadn’t a clue, Katie was place name blind & Bart didn’t know himself while Katie wasn’t ready and finally poor Maree was very forgetful & found religion.

Episode 146 – Teardrops in your blind-spot

Presenters:Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/04/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

 This weekend is The Camping Crew and The Charlie & Me meet up in Treegrove Kilkenny

Online Chatter:

Camping Stuff get a physical shop. Where?

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

 Roger on Instagram says hello from Spain

Amanda was looking for some stickers for their newly build campervan.

Jer asked CHARLIE to send him some free stickers

Brigid and Donal asked about insurance, Solar and TVs for their new motrohome

Michael C asked about other Teardrop Campers

Campsites or stop overs:

RigorMortis left a great review about Moycarn Lodge and Marina, Ballinasloe

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  A re revisit to The Getaway

Tips:

Blind spot Signs required in France for heavy vehicles

Camp life:

Festival questions from John Lyons from a caravan POV

A message for MPI and MotorhomeCraic

Episode 143 – Must have

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/03/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Congrats to iRun iHike iCamp, they just revealed their first motorhome over on their YouTube channel

Online Chatter:
On FB over the weekend  Martin Lane asked: “Will Motorhomes become an unnecessary asset with the price of fuel?

Patrick O Connor ask about Opening a new Campervan “dock” in the Irish Motrohome Group on Facebook (12th Mar) Laois

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Lisa from Lisa and Stephen on Instagram got in touch asking for a campsite recommendation

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday we revisit Norman View Fethard on Sea Co Wexford

Products

Camping Crew & Charlie & Me t-shirts will be available at the April meetup in Kilkenny but if you would like to pre-order email Aaron at charlie@aaronburchael.com and I’ll have them bagged & ready for collection for the meetup.

Tips & Camping hacks:

A warning from IMG about leaving battery power banks charging unattended

Camp life:

The season is kicking off this extra long bank holiday weekend tell us about your first weekend out? How did it go for you?

Episode 141 – Car Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/03/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

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News & Online Chatter:

CARAVAN CAMPING & MOTORHOME SHOW 2022 – 22-27 February NEC Birmingham

Kildare Co Council asked to examine feasibility of overnight parking for tourists’ motorhomes – Leinster Leader

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Query from Dory on Boards.ie about charging the Jackery 500

Audrey sent us a message on Twitter, she asked how to retro fitting extra under slung LPG tanks

Campsites or stop overs:

Kevin Hackett dropped us a message on Facebook Messenger recommending a Kilkenny Aires

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  A short video today letting viewers know all about what’s to come in SEASON 5 & this Friday’s video The BIG Reveal of the OVERLANDER

Product Review:

Listener product review Where Tomorrow pop up gazebo in Amazon

Tips & Camping hacks:

Interview – Car Camping with Kayleigh

Troubleshooting & Fault Finding (new section)

Michael asked us a question on Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook

Episode 140 – Clean Test Track

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 23/02/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Chris was interviewed on Tuesday morning by Luke Steadmon from Dublin City FM

SunFlowerFest recommendation from Motorhomecraic

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Pat sent an email asking for feedback on Aarons tracker.

On campsitereview.com Can-The-Man asked about Sterilising the fresh water tank

Chris sent us a question by email about awnings

On Bins, Fires & Loans – Episode 136 we mentioned the addition bins and gave out some incorrect info.

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  It’s the second to last OVERLANDER build video The fitting of the Solar panel AGAIN …

Product

Socket tester  – thanks to Jamie from Strand Camping for the tip on MotorhomeCraic.com

Tips & Camping hacks:

Great tip from Galldar about how to fill your water without a hose.

Camp life:

Old Timey Campers, saw this on a UK Facebook page. When is too old to drive a Motorhome

Episode 139 – The Holy Grail

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/02/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Article in The Irish Sun – I’ve transformed my car into bedroom for €7K so I can cheaply travel around Ireland

Online Chatter:

Are campsites prices going up?

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Elayne on Twitter told us about the camping permit use in Scotland

Pat sent us an email about going (or not going) camping in Spain

A listener got in touch with a question about the Holy Grail of campsites very near a town or village and the sea or waterway.

Campsites or stop overs:

Follow up from Barry about  the booking.com style site for camp sites

Bill T sent us a follow to Barry’s email with a recommendation for campers and maybe campsites.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

We have a video up this am an update on changes made to the BeeBaw.

Friday’s video is us fitting the solar for the last time OR IS IT !!!

Products

Cleaning products from CampingStuff.ie

Advice, Tips & Camping hacks:

Crit’Air sticker (Air Quality Certificate) – Camping in Paris you’ll need a special little sticker on your car or camper

Episode 138 – First Caravan

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/02/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Will there be a Vantastival this year ???

Online Chatter:

Good news story from the Kilkenny People news paper regarding the financial benefit The Hub in Gragnamanagh has brought

Vanhalla Tweeted on Tuesday about A large new camping park may soon be in the pipeline for holidaymakers in Donegal.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Question in from Barry on Twitter about looking at availability and booking campsites

Phil was in touch on Facebook with a question on leisure batteries

Stephen Coughlan sent us a Facebook post to our Instagram about Castlegregory Community Council motorhome facilities

Irun ihike Icamp sent in a word of thanks for the shoutout last episode

A few people have asked about the meet-up. We give an update on the plans.

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron was at Dungarvan and the Getaway recently.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  The Van Build project2 OVERLANDER is almost finished.
This Friday’s video is how flippin awkward it was to fit the spotlights on the front bumper.

Products

Peter on Twitter sent us a tweet with this weeks suggestion – HexPegs

Tips & Advice:

Peter also asked us to get Adrian and his technicolour gadgets on for an interview about buying a caravan for the first time. So we did, here it is…

Episode 137 – Condensation Cushion

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   19/01/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Ford and the Erwin Hymer Group Partnership · MotorhomeCraic

Online Chatter:

If you are thinking of hiring a van during the summer take a look at iRuniHikeiCamp on YouTube. Jacqueline & joe’s recent video about their recent hiring of a van and follow them as they get ready to buy a MH / CV

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Thanks to Tony for sharing an article about stopping rattles

Ivan would like us to setup a Facebook page (not a group as the existing groups have been good to us). Would you be interested in that?

Campsites or stop overs:

Norman View overnighter

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday there’s a Bits & Pieces video of a few small jobs on the Van Build project2 OVERLANDER

Products

IKEA multifunction cushion and blanket 

Bivvy Loo GREEN Portable Toilet – As seen on “Lifes Too Short” on YouTube

Tips & Camping hacks:

Bill and Carol sent us an email asking a question on condensation.

Camp life:

Try out Kamperfan.ie , listen in for a 50% discount.

Episode 136 – Bins, Fires & Loans

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  05/01/2022

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Online Chatter:

Few out camping all over Christmas. New Year’s Eve looked very busy. Anyone go anywhere nice for Xmas or New Year’s Eve?

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This morning’s video was video 2 of 3 looking at different van/motorhome layouts.

Friday’s Charlie & Me video is The Van Build project2 OVERLANDER the construction & fitting of the camprecars.co.uk kitchen

Products

Adrian is back with some more products – Caravan and Motorhome Fire Suppression Units

Tips & Camping hacks:

Bins & Civic Amenity Sites – added to the MPI app and discussed on Motorhome Craic

For the new campers: Get a set of cheap ear plugs and keep them in your camper or caravan if you are a light sleeper and staying near a main road or on a busy campsite.

Camp life:

How do people afford their first camper? This was a super question asked on Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook by Arianne Fraser

Episode 133 – Roaming Stuff

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/11/2021

Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

This is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we discuss on the podcast are just our own personal views.

If you would like to support the podcast and you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Patience urged over provision of a campervan site – Sligo Champion

Online Chatter:

People online still wondering what sites are open during the winter. Camping-Ireland.ie have a list of said sites BUT we suggest you ring before you make the trip.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Query about EU Data Roaming in the sun from Pat

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

This Friday is stop 2 of our winter trilogy Mountain Forge Escape in Clonakility

Tony left a great campsite reviews from his recent trip to France on campsitereview.com

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

CampingStuff.ie have given us some to try out, reviews coming over the next few weeks

I have some info videos on the way of 3 different van layouts…

Have a look at this range of guides that will assist you in getting the most out of your VW Transporter T6.1 –  https://guides.camperking.co.uk/ @CamperKingLtd on Twitter

Things to do while camping:

MapRun6 app for flag free Orienteering

Camp life:

Swap shop on the way