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

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:

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 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 156 – Trading Plates

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/06/2022

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

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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 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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Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

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

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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

  • Angelica

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 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 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