Episode 130 – Sinking Solar

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/09/2021

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:

Campervan and camping sites needed in Laois | from the Laois Nationalist

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Thanks to Kevin Hackett he left us a lovely message on Facebook

Karl emailed to ask if we knew where he could get cables for his solar kit he bought on ebay the cables are too short.

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s Charlie & Me video is stop 1 on the Kerry Killarney Trilogy

Where would you like us to review. Do you know any hidden gems for Charlie to visit and for us to share on the podcast?

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

A friendly reminder to dry out your awnings and tents before storing for the winter.

Are your Motorhome or caravan steps sinking in the ground we some simple tips to prevent it.

Camp life:

Are you upgrading your motorhome, tell us why? What will you get that is different this time?

Episode 128 – Camper Heaven

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/09/2021

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

Online Chatter:

Issues with the M50 tolls seem to be popping up recently

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Thanks to Rob, Jennifer and other listeners for sending in Photos of their campers with our stickers on them. We want more.

Campsites or stop overs:
Tourer left a review on campsitereview.com about Roundwood camping park Wicklow

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is stop 3 in the West Cork Trilogy Sextons outside Clonakilty West Cork. Next Friday will be the introduction to The Van Build project 2 then we have the Kerry/Killarney Trilogy

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Charline asked us about Cooking while camping

Interview:

Interview with John Whelan from Vanhalla.ie (Camper Heaven)

Camp life:

We are thinking about doing regular short meet the listener interviews. Favourite sites, products, gadgets etc. Would you be interested in speaking with us?

Episode 127 Electric Diesel

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/09/2021

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

Online Chatter:

I see many posts on line from loads of goers saying “Fantastic Vantastival ” was it?

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Toby sent us a nice message this week, he is getting his new Motorhome soon.

Tony and Sharon sent us a lovely email

Jason sent us an email with two great questions

Campsites or stop overs:
LiamK left a review of Treegrove Kilkenny.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Stop 2 on our West Cork Trilogy Glengarriff Camping Park

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Follow up advice on overheating batteries

Things to do while camping:

Go for a midnight swim or a night time walk.

Episode 126 – Low Wattage Journaling

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/09/2021

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:

Return to live music this weekend with a difference from the team at Vantastival

Online Chatter:

Mark Graham from KKC and Irish Music Podcast is converting two double decker busses

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Follow up from Ivan regarding carbon monoxide and smoke alarms

Question from Rob and Marian about carrying a motorcycle

Campsites or stop overs:

SunnyVanMartin left a review on campsitereview.com about Clifden Eco Beach

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 
Charlie & Me have part 1 of our West Cork Trilogy from Eyeries

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

If you are buying a kettle, toaster or heater for your Camper or caravan consider getting a low wattage version.

Want to repair your own Fiamma awning canopy?

Things to do while camping:

Journal your travels. Get a diary or use and online facility.

Episode 125 – Carry on Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/09/2021

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:

Don’t dis ALL campervans story in the Southern star

Open & Closing – Camping Ireland have a list of Campsite closing time published
https://www.camping-ireland.ie/blog/sites-opening-closing-dates-2021

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Rose left us a nice message on the Facebook Group page Motorhomes Locations Ireland

Campsites or stop overs:

LiamK wrote a review on campsitereview.com about Streamstown Camping in Roscrea Co Tipperary

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is from our 2021 summer holidays and it when we met up with The Camping Crew in Dingle

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Came across this safety tip/warning on a UK based Facebook group. Faulty leisure battery causing carbon monoxide to go off. Could possibly explode.

Camp life:

Will you make up for lost time and keep camping as long as possible.

Episode 124 – Spectator Snoring

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/08/2021

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:

KCC to explore more campervan services | RadioKerry

Online Chatter:

Some campsites are taking bookings for summer 2022

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Michael Rea asks a question about fitting Solar

Campsites or stop overs:

Romeo wrote a review for us at CampsiteReview.com about an Aire he stayed in in Mayo.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is from out 2021 summer holidays at Clifden Eco Beach in Connemara

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Low budget Spectator Pop-up tent in The Range

Camp life:

Have you been affected by snoring on a campsite

Episode 122 – Motorhome parking issues

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   11/08/2021

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

David had a question for us via email about carrying kayaks on a motorhome

Interview with Colin from Motorcaravanning Ireland about motorhome parking issues

Campsites or stop overs:

Adrian sent us an email about the state of play of camping in France

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? Fridays video is a revisit to Lough Ree East where the BeeBaw broke down on us check out that expensive video on out YouTube channel

Episode 121 – Great Barrier Ripped

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/08/2021

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:

Aaron was interviewed by WLR this morning about Motorhome facilities

Online Chatter:

Circle K petrol station in Kenmare  €4 to empty your cassette, grey water and fill up with fresh water. Great service, it would be great to have more of them in garages and public toilets.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

A listener had some awning damage recently, we ask for repair advice.

Colin from MotorCarananning Ireland got in touch with us recently about height barriers

Simon asks: What is an acceptable year to buy a camper, like a Hymer?

Campsites or stop overs:

Bob & Carol left a great detailed review (again) on campsitereview.com of Travers Holiday Park

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  The Getaway in Dungarvan

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Following up on our chat last week regarding Air Conditioning for your van Denis was on take a look at a cheaper option than a roof mounted unit

Vango awning shortage ???

Things to do while camping:

Off road mountain biking

Camp life:

What are your random fantastic finds or discoveries while camping? Peter found gates for his house on the Waterford Greenway.

Episode 120 – Family Tent Camping Chats

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 28/07/2021

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:

Councils anti camper focused radio interviews – Aaron’s radio interviews this week

Pat Doyle – Not all councils are against us

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Instagram message from Daragh about aircon in Motorhomes

Campsites or stop overs:
Con send us an audio review of Corcreggan Mill in Donegal

Bill & Carol left a short but sweet review on campsitereview.com regarding Galey Bay on the shores of Lough Ree..

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  2 videos today first one I meet Gary of Garys Glue & second one I try fix another leak in the BeeBaw although that one was seemingly shown before..  Fridays video is of Bannow Bay Motorhome parking aires in Wexford.

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Family tent camping virtual campsite chat with Peter Cody

Things to do while camping:

Leave your camping pitch BETTER than you found it

Episode 119 – Old Vans and Vespas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   21/07/2021

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:

MUNSTER GPS have now got a coupon offer on their website for the 10% discount they are offering just mention CHARLIE if you order on the phone or fill in the coupon on line at the checkout box with CHARLIE

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Ivan Yallop asked us a question about bringing a 95 Fiat Ducato motorhome to France

After Adrian told us about his new 32inch TV Denis gave us a smaller suggestion

Question from Simon Q on Instagram regarding CVRT and insurance

Follow up to our question about bringing the car Pat Curtain recommended bring a Vespa

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Today (Wednesday) video is all about the mishap we had with the BeeBaw and Fridays video is a new Aire in Blackwater Wexford Walshe’s Working Farm.

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Doreen the Doblo on Instagram sent us these products recommendations

Things to do while camping:

Host a beach or forest clean.

Camp life:

Mark and Anne asked if our standards have dropped considerably in recent years

Episode 118 – Tickets, Tents and TVs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/07/2021

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:

Vantastival have announced that On the 10th and 11th September 2021 we will host two consecutive concerts on our beloved Woodland Stage at Beaulieu.

Ennis would be ‘attractive location’ for campervan park – Clare Echo


New Facebook group – Campaign For Motorhome Aires Ireland

Online Chatter:

Post from Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook about barriers going up in Wesport harbour.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Hi to Jeff and his wife/partner. Chris met them in Ardmore at the weekend.

Hi to Mike Annmarie & the dog Monkey Aaron met Mike in a garage and gave him some stickers for their Motorhome

Recent request for Stickers by Email from Ivan Yallop

Simon Q sent in 2 questions. Tents & Changing a UK camper to Irl plates.

Campsites or stop overs:

Michael Sexton sent us a review this week regarding on Lough Lannagh Holiday Village camping

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Todays video is all about the installation of the Munster GPS tracker on the BeeBaw & Friday’s video is of Tha Apple Farm Cahir rd Clonmel

Products Tips & Camping hacks:

Adrian has come up trumps again with some TV tech

Things to do while camping:

Have a movie night. Bring a projector and a movie to share with you and your family and friends.

Camp life:

How many Motorhomers bring a Car with them camping?

Episode 116 – Safety Leaks

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   30/06/2021

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

Online Chatter:

New Motorhome parking in Donegal .

News:

Campervan facilities sought in Athy

Carrigaline considering motorhome site for staycations

Council to take action on unauthorised Kilmore campsite

Bundoran applies for motorhome parking
 

Plans have been lodged for a large campsite near Maynooth.

Aarons was invited to interview with Dublin City FM this week about staycationing.


Listener messages & shout-outs:

Paul c sent us an email this week with a request for our stickers

Lovely email from Tim in Brisbane requesting stickers

Darren was in touch recently with some important advice.

Annemarie was in touch by email with a few question for us

Campsites or stop overs:

Mr Blue left a review of Roches in Wexford on campsitereview.com forum

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Wednesdays video is of Dromineer Harbour & this Friday’s video is Lakeside Holiday Park Co Clare a revisit

Tips & Camping hacks:

Tips for finding leaks in your Motorhome, Campervan or Caravan

Products:

CAMPING PILLOW ULTIM COMFORT – Decathlon

Things to do while camping:

Relax

Camp life:

Slow down out there and enjoy the journey folks – We read out some road safety warnings from the RSA as “staycation season” get under way across Ireland – thanks to the Leinster Leader

Episode 115 – Use it or loose it

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 21/06/2021

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

Online Chatter:

Fermoy parking spaces not being used.

News:

Campers and tourist issues come to a head in Dunfanaghy – Donegal Daily

Dennis sent us the new By-Laws covering the camper spots in Dungarvan

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Marian asked about retro fitting a microwaves

Mark sent in a hack for anyone with with a voucher or booking for Irish Ferries on Twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron and Chris were at Powers the Pot in Clonmel last weekend.

LiamK reviewed The Glen Of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park…

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Todays video is an info video on the Autool X95 GPS Inclinometer we mentioned it a few podcasts ago as recommended by Denis.

Fridays video is a recent trip to Stonepark Lodge Camping Park Ballinderry Tipperary

Tips & Camping hacks:

Reminder for new and old Motorhome owners to check out the Motorhome Parking Ireland app on iOS and Android

Products:

Very important tweet from Peter Cody this week regarding the AED Locator Web App

Camp life:

We want your suggestions. Who would you like us to interview on future episodes of the podcast?

Episode 114 – TV Tuning Freezers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  15/06/2021

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

Online Chatter:

More and more negative news online on the price of campsites upping their prices

 

County Waterford saying NO to motorhomes AGAIN a piece seen on Irish Motorhome Group on FB

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Ross from The Camping Crew asked on campsitereview.com forum about installing a bigger fridge.

Brian J messaged about Aarons recent visit to Lakeside Mountshannon

Campsites or stop overs:

Where were we last weekend? Ardmore and Lakeside

RigorMortis left this very positive review on campsitereview.com of Newtown Cove Tramore
 

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

Todays midweek video is only a 4 or 5min vlog on the newly opened airs in Dungarvan Co Waterford & Fridays video is Inch Beach which you can no longer overnight on.

Tips & Camping hacks:

Tips for tuning your TV for Saorview channels while on campsites in Ireland if you don’t have an Aeral that will find the signal automatically

Products:

QUECHUA – Wood stove mh500

Camp life:

There are last minute pitches available out there but you have to do the legwork to find them.

Episode 113 – Negative Blind Spots

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 09/06/2021

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:

Great vibe out there for the opening of Camping Season

Not good news from Achill – emergency bye-laws to be put in place to prohibit overnight parking at Keem Bay in Achill

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Murff got in touch with us by email about all the negativity on Facebook over the weekend.

Campsites or stop overs:

Stonepark Lodge, Caravan Camping and Accommodation, Ballinderry, Tipperary, Ireland

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Today Van Build Changes up date on fixing leeks
this Friday we revisit Terryglass Marina

Tips & Camping hacks:

Adjusting your Motorhome mirrors from The Trailer Lady on Instagram

Products:

Nice app suggestion sent to us by Liam Kelly – ViaMichelin

Camp life:

Who’s camping abroad this year? If you are let us know.

Episode 112 – 2021 Camping is go go go

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/06/2020

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:

Campsites reopened today, yipee

Place name blindness. Inch not Lehinch

Heated discussion on Facebook about Motorhomes blocking up the village of Ardmore

New place to stay in Wexford

New Aires for Tramore.

Listener messages & shout-outs:
We received a great follow up from Seamus outlining a number of improvements he made to his camper

We asked you last week about Electric campers and you didn’t let us down

Thanks to Darragh for sending us a YouTube link – FIRST DRIVE of ELECTRIC Motorhome RV!
 

From NZ All Electric MH  – Thanks to Denis for this one
 

Chris S send in in a verrry detailed email altogether about where we are with electric campers and where we are going

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Today I updated you on changes to the van build & on Friday it’s the BeeBaw first trip to the Glen Of Aherlow

Charlie was in the local papers this week:   https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/carrick-on-suir/636986/tipperary-based-camping-enthusiast-transforms-ambulance-into-a-camper-van.html

Products:

Drive Away Awnings – Check out last weeks Charlie and Me Video for a look at Chris’s awning. This will give you a feel for how they work.

Episode 109 – Windbreaking fridge fans

Episode 109 – Windbreaking fridge fans

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   12/05/2021

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.

News:

Apple has an ongoing issue with their Podcast app, some listeners missing episodes.

Daragh sent on this story via Twitter, Clogherhead harbour car park to be resurfaced and power points installed

We are hearing reports that Waterford City & County Council bans overnight parking in their car parks.

Parking Spaces on the Tipp Blueway, Aaron has an update.

Campsitereview.com is been re-designed so stick with us you may not be able to log into the forum from time to time as work goes on behind the scene.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Barry sent us a request for stickers via twitter

We received an email from Seamus yesterday about Wild Camping Caravans spotted and a query about a windbreaker that we discussed before.

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is the last bits and bobs video I’m finishing the drawer & cupboard  inserts

Tips & Camping hacks:

Tommy And Ann Marie AKA Woodies_Motorhome on Instagram sent us in a link to Eir Workshop on YouTube. They show how to make a very simple but brilliant extension cord holder.

Products:

Adrian sent us an email with a device modification for keeping struggling fridges cool in hot weather.

Camp life:

Do you feel really sad when leaving a campsite after a great weekend and have to drive home.

Episode 108 – LPG conversions and melting fuses

Episode 108 – LPG conversions and melting fuses

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   05/05/2021

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.

News:

We have a provisional date now for the reopening of campsites in Ireland

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Brian left us a nice message on our Ko-Fi page

Darren in Waterford was in touch via Instagram

Lisa and Stephen from @reece_the_relay on Instagram were in touch about the erection of no over night parking on the Campervan bays in Tramore.

Campsites or stop overs:

Pub offering overnight camper parking – The Hideaway, Cunningham’s Pub, Riverstown, Killucan

Joe at The Norman View Aires is opening on the 10th of May

Liam K asked about campsites more suitable for couples / small children / teens…

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Fridays video is “The Final Build” Tommy is back to finish the build.

Tips & Camping hacks:

Security advice from UK police about protecting your pride and joy from being stolen.

Products:

John got in touch with us on Twitter about Gas heaters in awnings

Camp life:

Pat dropped us an email this week about LPG conversions and melting fuses

Episode 107 – Do Caravaners Wild Camp?

Episode 107 – Do Caravaners Wild Camp?

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   28/04/2021

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.

News:

Fresh call for enhancement of campervan facilities in Mayo | Connaught Telegraph

New walking links included in north Mayo town’s ‘destination’ project | Connaught Telegraph

The Camping Soul Food book is out now from the Buggans Family. You can listen to an interview with the Buggans family in episode 97

A word of warning sent in from Darren about where you park on the beach

Speaking of warnings have you had a knock in the door from someone looking to but your motorhome or camper

Listener messages & shout-outs:

A couple of follow up to our power station query last week from Dennis and Rich from Waggies travels

Campsites or stop overs:

Waggies Travel left a review on CampsiteReview.com about Sea View Farm – Mullion Cove – Cornwall

We received some campsite suggestions up north from a listener John via Twitter

  • Gosford forest park just out side Newry at Markethill.
  • Kilbroney forest park at rostrevor 
  • Tollymore Forest Park in Newcastle

Aaron was out and about again this week. We took the BeeBaw for a “soft” camping trip to Terryglass met LOADS of listeners & viewers

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video is fitting the solar system

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

2 great tips from Comet on CampSite Review. 1. Quick-drying micro fibre towels. 2. Insect repellents (any good chemist)

Camp life:

Post on Campsite Review from Conor about wild camping in Caravans

Episode 106 – Height barrier power stations

Episode 106 – Height barrier power stations

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   21/04/2021

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:

Staycationers plan to head North as Covid-19 restrictions ease across Border

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Willy sent us in a request for stickers on Sunday evening for his new camper. Best of luck

Barry sent in a follow up to a recent email and spoke about height barriers in Wexford

Arron spoke about camper spaces on the Tipp Blueway

Campsites or stop overs:

Good few posts on Facebook of campers out over the weekend at stopovers like the Hook in Wexford. Great to see people back on the road.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  We have a short video up today about wiring the back roof lights and this Friday’s video is all about the removal of the hoist & it’s workings.

The Bee Baw soft camp out and the branding was completed today

Tips & Camping hacks:

Keep a digital record of your important camper documents. Scan or photo them. Use cloud storage to keep them handy.

Products:

I have a question for the listeners this week about a product, what do you reckon, is this a good device? POWEROAK Portable Power Station AC50S 500Wh

Episode 104 – Wind is the new solar

Episode 104 – Wind is the new solar

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 07/04/2021

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:

‘Short-term fix’ sought to avoid summer motorhome chaos – from the Gorey Guardian on the Independent

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Richard left us a nice message on Ko-Fi

Follow up story from Daragh on Twitter about Alison’s green battery cut off from last week

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  A few short videos over the next few Friday’s as the build videos come to an end this Friday is the results of The SQI .. stuff you have to do for the revenue paperwork to get classified as a Motorhome

Advice request:

Ben from Cork sent in a message about choosing and insurance provider for the first time.

Products:

We chat about the Calor or Sahara Mini BBQ

Camp life:

Could these Powerpods replace Solar on Irish Campers and Caravans? We generally have more wind than sunshine. A small company in the US, is working on plans for the Powerpod – what it calls the “safest, most powerful wind turbine in the world”.

Episode 103 – Three words: bad weather conundrum

Episode 103 – Three words: bad weather conundrum

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   31/03/2021

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:
After the announcement on Tuesday by government re the easing of COVID restrictions people are asking lots of questions on social media.

Aires facility suggested for campervans visiting Mayo

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Toby sent us a nice email on Monday

What Three Words, navigation from Murff

Conundrum in from Alison via email, what is this device

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday we install & hook up the gas just before the SQI engineer calls

Tips & Camping hacks:

Plan for bad weather every time you go camping

Products:

Apple iPad with LTE/4g built in

Things to do while getting ready to go camping again:

Air out your cushions and bedding

Camp life:

Great Caravan & Camping Parks where you can bring your dog | from the Camping Ireland web page.

Episode 102 – Roof tents and window scratches

Episode 102 – Roof tents and window scratches

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   24/03/2021

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:

A great suggestion from a council in the UK asking for shops and pubs in part of the Lake District are being urged to consider creating short-term pitches for camper vans or motorhomes this summer

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Twitter Email and question from Colm about campsites with other accommodation on site.

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Connection the diesel heater ducting and plumbing and testing out the new dining table

Tips & Camping hacks:

Repair light window scratches with Fenwicks 1349C Windowize Scratch Remover-White

Products:

The low down on Roof tents – Interview with David from BuckledWheel.

Things to do while getting ready to go camping:

Pop up or out your Awning and air it out.

Camp life:

The Camping Code – Part 7 – Follow Campsite Rules

Episode 101 – Inverting Alfred’s Weights

Episode 101 – Inverting Alfred’s Weights

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/03/2021

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:

A massive thank you to everyone that joined us for the recording last week. It was a great fun episode.

Donegal County Council appoints KPMG Future Analytics for Campervan study – DonegalLive.ie

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? I put up a competition video this morning asking viewers to identify 15 camping spots from 15 15sec videos. This Friday’s video is kitchen countertop & dining table.

Tips & Camping hacks:

We got a great email from David Maher this week with two great tips.

Products:

BESTEK 200W Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 230V 240V Dual Socket Car Voltage Converter Transformer with 4 USB Car Charger – The Gap Decaders

Things to do while getting ready to go camping:

Clean your roof and solar panel.

Camp life:

If you had a field for a camp site would you go all in with full facilities or do it Dicks Field style and gradually improve and build up? 

The Camping Code – Part 6 – Save The Planet, Be Green

Episode 100 – Live Listeners Q & A

Episode 100 – Live Listeners Q & A

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   10/03/2021

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Who’s here?

News:

Hot topics or news items of the last 12 months

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  this Friday is more Battenberg and reflective stripping….

BUT its official The Van Build is complete I’m just waiting for the VRT which I hope to have this week

Campsites or stop overs:

Favourite campsite?

Favourite stopover?

Products:

Best gadget that you bought in the last year?

What item can you not do without?

Things to do while camping:

What have your been doing that is camping related during lockdown?

Camp life:

Pet Peevs

Episode 99 – VAT, VRT & LED

Episode 99 – VAT, VRT & LED

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/03/2021

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:

Irish booking site Campsited is looking to raise almost €3m as it looks to capitalise on an increased interest in camping holidays.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Follow up from Jamie to episode regarding pet travels

Andrew was in touch requesting stickers.

Ben got in touch with me last Friday about buying a new VW Camper

We discuss an email from Dave about buying a motorhome in NI

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  No Wednesday video this week Fridays video is a bits & bobs with the arrival of the solar system & batteries, stripping more Battenberg and cleaning all the glue off from that

Products:

Another gadget from Denis – Winzwon Rechargeable LED Torch Super Bright LED Flashlight for Camping, Hiking, Fishing

Aaron bought and set up the AUTOOL X95 GPS Speedometer that we spoke about on last week’s podcast as recommended by Denis.

Things to do while not camping:

Put a Camping Crew Podcast and Charlie and Me sticker on your Motorhome, Camper, Caravan, Tent or Car

Camp life:

Camping Code – No 5 – Leave no trace

Episode 98 – Dealers local or abroad

Episode 98 – Dealers local or abroad

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   24/02/2021

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Live Q & A reminder

Advice for a Sligo based listener with cracks in bumper and other areas like sinks, inside of doors.

Also restore faded cabinets

We discuss an email from Robbie about buying from Dealers

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

Today’s video is a Q&A and part 2 of the roof light bar install
& Fridays video is “trying” to fit a big inverter into a small space

Tips & Camping hacks:

Bringing your dog to France or Spain

Products:

Another gadget from Denis – AUTOOL X95 GPS Speedometer MPH Car Inclinometer Level Tilt Gauge Automotive Replacement Multi Gauges Vehicle Angle Slope Meter For off-road Vehicle

Things to do while not camping:

Put some Tetford Seal Lubricant on the rubber bits, read the instructions first and follow them.

Camp life:

Camping Code – No 4 – Keep your dogs on a lead

Question: Theres an ongoing discussion on campsitereview.com forum about CB Radios..

Have you ever or do you have one in your motorhome or campervan ?

Episode 97 – Camping Soul Food

Episode 97 – Camping Soul Food

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/02/2021

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:

100 episode virtual meet up reminder

Listener messages & shout-outs:

We received a wonderful message from Sandra this week on Twitter

And another from Geraldine with questions about towing and upholstry

Jamie from Strand Camping Doonbeg share some very useful info on breathalysers in France

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Woodwork, its all about building this week on our youtube channel

Interview:

Interview with the Galway based Buggans Family about their cookbook Camping Soul Food

Products:

I know that we said that we would take a break from batteries but Denis sent us some gadgets that we had to share

Things to do while not camping:

Get your Motorhome ready for it’s test. Check things like

Camp life:

Camping Code – No 3 Don’t park too close

Episode 96 – Europe, A-Frames and batteries

Episode 96 – Europe, A-Frames and batteries

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   10/02/2021

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

We got a nice email in from Michael from North Cork yesterday.

We got an email over the weekend from John asking about towing a smart car

In follow up question to last weeks battery discussion Tony from Waterford sent us an Audio question

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?

Tips & Camping hacks:

Driving in Europe

Products:

The Halfords Irish site are stocking the @OLPRO range of products now. Great to have more options available

Things to do while not camping:

Don’t forget to take your Motorhome or campervan out for a spin regularly to keep it ticking over. When you get back leave your hand break down.

Camp life:

Camping Code – No 2 Watch out for your fellow campers.

Episode 95 – Navigating dead batteries

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/02/2020

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:

Our website is up and running now if you want to check it out – https://TheCampingCrew.ie

Tourer was on campsitereview.com talking about the recent government announcement

100th episode live Q and A – We want you to get involved.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Rob was in touch with a question about leisure batteries

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Wednesday’s video bits & Bobs wiring and stuff
Friday’s video I start stripping the Battenberg the reflectives.

Tips & Camping hacks:

What do you use for GPS navigation?

Products:

The Vango Earth Collection

Camp life:

The Camping Crew – Camping Code is up on our website and socials – No 1 Be nice to your neighbour

Episode 94 – 2021 Campsite Prices & SQIs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   27/01/2021

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:

The Motorhome Parking Ireland App got a big upgrade this week check it out on iOS and Android, for more details about the app go to https://motorhomeparkingireland.com

Camper van park proposed for Fermoy

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Do Teardrop like trailers need an SQI inspection?
 

Follow up from last week regarding “Where’s my camper?”

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Van Build Updates from Aaron

Tips & Camping hacks:

Jim Hunter owner of Strand Camping Co Clare posted some campsite booking advice on his Facebook page recently.

Camp life:

Is there really a hike in campsite prices this year compared to last year. Aaron and Deirdre have done the research for us.

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 93 – Where’s my camper?

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   20/01/2021

Episode 93 – Where’s my camper?

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:

Can you wait until Easter to go camping?

More Parking Bays Needed For Motorhomes During Summer Season Says Mayor

Listener emails and messages:

Can I have my camper back?

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  On The Van Build we are replacing the florescent tubes with LEDs

This week we have an interview with Shane O Byrne about his website thevanconversion.com & the ins and outs of converting a van in Ireland.

Camp life:

Taking your dog abroad by ferry, we want your advice?

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If you would like a sticker for your Motorhome, Campervan, Caravan or Car just send us your address and we will pop it in the post to you.

To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

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

Episode 92 – Electric Moisture

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   13/01/2021

Episode 92 – Electric Moisture

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:

Campsite reducing Tent capacity

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We got a nice email from Darren this week asking about a reference to gadgets and products covered on the podcast.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Fridays Van Build video is the wiring of the Scene lights to awning lights

Tips & Camping hacks:

Electric safety with caravans, motorhomes and tents

Products:

Damp meter – Extech MO55 Combination Pin/Pinless Moisture Meter, Green

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 91 – Buckled Wheels and Wi-Fi Routers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/01/2021

Episode 91 – Buckled Wheels and Wi-Fi Routers

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

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

WiFi router question in from Denis

Campsites or stop overs:

Camping is currently on hold as we are on Covid-19 Lockdown.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  Still working on The Van Build

Tips & Camping hacks:

First time Motorhome rental tips from a campsite owner

Products:

Aidan Clancy, told us on Twitter about a new Tipperary business – The Buckled Wheel – Adventure Trailers – So we recorded an Interview with them.

Things to do while not camping

Camp life:

Did you get any camping stuff for Christmas?

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 90 – 2020 Lookback

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/12/2020

Episode 90 – 2020 Lookback

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

New News Stories:

Caravan site owners have been affected by the same restrictions as all other accommodation providers and have been unfairly cut off from government’s CRSS Covid support.

Permission sought for campervan park in north Kerry – From Radio Kerry

2020 began with episode 41

News of the Year:

Charlie & Me hit over 1,000 subscribers (2232 today)

Covid-19 was the big story this year.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Ep 43 – Darren Gallagher won the hoodie

Campsites or stop overs:

The place that we visited the most was Ardmore.

Our favourite weekend was the weekend at Kilkenny for the meet-up.

Charlie & Me visited was Lakeside Holiday Park Mt Shannon Co Clare

Tips & Camping hacks:

Ep 54 – Looking to buy a Motorhome on finance, we have some tips for you

Ep 56 – How to be a greener camper. 

Ep 71 – Wheelchair accessibility campsites here’s a short list

Products:

Our favourite products

Things to do while camping:

Orienteering

Flying kites

Interviews:

Ep 43 – Shared Caravan ownership with Adrian

Ep 45 – Importing from Germany with pat Butler

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To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 89 – L-shaped costs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   09/12/2020

Episode 89 – L-shaped costs

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Campsites that are opening for Christmas 2020

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Patrick from Co Carlow got in touch to say Hi

Campsites or stop overs:
Last campsite review for this year from LiamK on campsitereview.com  Strathclyde Caravan Park
 

Bee Baw Babble on Charlie and Me

Tips & Camping hacks:

Keep a spreadsheet of your van build costs

Products:

Olpro- The Wrap Drive Away Campervan Inflatable Awning

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

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Episode 88 – Sizzle

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/12/2020

Episode 88 – Sizzle

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

News of potential Motorhome spots along the Shannon Estuary Way

Lock down restrictions been lifted even further over the Christmas period, will you go camping?

Its nice to see some sites improving their sites & making changes over the lockdown period

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Liam Kelly sent us a tweet with an offer relating to CampingNI

Peter C gave us some ideas for the podcast leading up to Christmas

Campsites or stop overs:
A campsite review LiamK again this week this time its about Gulliver’s Meadow Campsite Milton Keynes
 

Where are Charlie and Me – Season 3 starts this Friday with episode one of The Van Build series of videos every Friday & some Wednesdays

Products:

Kampa Sizzle Tabletop BBQ

Camp life:

Stocking filler suggestions wanted for Christmas presents for the Camping fan in your family

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 87 – Steep prices & night driving

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/11/2020

Episode 87 – Steep prices & night driving

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

How is the Bee Baw coming on? Started wiring this week most of the lights and all the 220v sockets are done. Peeled off “some” reflectives also .. that’s going to take a long time!
 

This weeks follow-up came in on Monday from Tony Grant regarding the MMM magazine and campsite prices.

Campsites or stop overs:
LiamK left another review on campsitereview.com from Cumberlands Campsite Fort Agustus Scotland

Where will Charlie and Me be this week?

Tips & Camping hacks:

Driving your Motorhome or camper at night in the dark.

Products:

Energizer Cup Holder Inverter with 2 uSB Ports – 12V to 230V – 120W

Camp life:

If restrictions are eased is anyone out there planning to have Christmas dinner away somewhere in their motorhome/camper/Caravan? If you are get in touch.

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum: MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

Episode 86 – Bogus websites & DIY gas installs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/11/2020

Episode 86 – Bogus websites & DIY gas installs

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

David F sent us an email today about installing gas

Campsites or stop overs:
LiamK took a trip to Scotland a while back here is his review of Glen Nevis from campsitereview.com

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? Flemings White Bridge Killarney second last campsite video review of season 2.

Tips & Camping hacks:

Another warning this week to watch out for dodgy Motorhome, Camper and Caravan sales sites.

Products:

Black Friday weekend is coming up at the end of the month. If you spot any good deals at Irish suppliers or camping stores let us know and we will share the with the listeners.

Camp life:

Will we get a camp in before the year is out?

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Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 85 – Online fraud, rods and kettles

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   11/11/2020

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Episode 85 – Online fraud, rods and kettles

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

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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.

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You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

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Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

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News:

Campervan and motor home parking sites need to be established around Kerry

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Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Oops email in from Adrian

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Follow up email from Tony about our interview last week

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Campsites or stop overs:

Mr Blue left this review on campsitereview.com regarding Camping Sitges Barceloana

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Where will Charlie and Me be this week? Carrowkeel in Castlebar listen out for the price mentioned in this video review you might miss it !!!!

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Tips & Camping hacks:

Adjustable curtain or shower tension rods to keep things from falling out of presses of fridge when you open them.

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Products:

Kelly Kettles

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Camp life:

Cork city gardaí reveal two people were stung for €30k in online frauds 

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Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

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We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 84 – Wi-Fi power & interview with Martin Dorey

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/11/2020

Episode 84 – Wi-Fi power & interview with Martin Dorey

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

June got in touch with us on Twitter asking if we had hoodies available on the store.

Campsites or stop overs:

Rich & Lisa in the UK (Waggies Travels on YouTube) joined campsitereview.com and left this review of Bella Vista Campsite in Oxford

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? This Fridays video is from Boyles Caravan Park Portnoo Donegal. Aaron also uploaded an introduction video  to The Van Build ambulance

Products:

Omnia Stove top Oven

Tips & Camping hacks:

This week we have a great Wi-Fi router power tip from Adrian Pelan

Camp life:

To close out the podcast we have an interview with Martin Dorey. Martin is the author of the Take The Slow Road series of books.

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Episode 83 – Pest Power

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   28/10/2020

Episode 83 – Pest Power

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

The Van Build, what’s it all about?

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Peter O’Donnell sent us a nice email and a request for stickers

Feedback from Murff on the recent Charlie and me video at The Beach Bar in Sligo

Tips & Camping hacks:

Preventing and removing mice and critters from damaging your M/C/C

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron, Deirdre & Charlie stayed in Cornwall back in 2019. This is the review from
campsitereview.com of Trekenning Holiday Park near Newquay.

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? Corcreggan Mill Donegal

Products:

Plug-in Power Consumption Meter Socket This unit was 9.01euro plus post of around

Camp life:

While we are on lockdown do you still keep in touch with your camping friends? How do you do it? WhatsApp, Facebook, email, phone, Zoom?

We want to put a collage together of photos of your M/C/C with our stickers on it. Please sand us some if you want yours to be included.

We still want your help to create The Camping Crew – Camping Code – we need your suggestions to compile this as an infographic. We will update and publish this regularly on SM

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To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 82 – The Camping Code & Gas safety

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   21/10/2020

Episode 82 – The Camping Code & Gas safety

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

6 weeks of lockdown

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Question from Serena about of grid power for TV and WiFi router

Campsites or stop overs:

Liam K posted a review of Strand Hill Donegal  on CampsiteReview.com

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? The Beach Bar Sligo

Tips & Camping hacks:

Interview with Bernard Brennan Green Meadow Farm Wexford about Winter Storage

Tip for Gas safety in your Motorhome, Camper or Caravan

Products:

This weeks review is the Kampa Dometic Pro Windbreaker

Camp life:

Have you heard about the country code. We want your help to create The Camping Crew – Camping Code – we need your suggestions to compile this as an infographic. We will update and publish this regularly on SM

21% of listeners are in the UK – send us your reviews of campsites, products, gadgets please

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To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to disc

Episode 81 – Winter storage, show your metal?

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne & Ross

Record Date:   14/10/2020

Episode 81 – Winter storage, show your metal?

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

More than €174,000 confirmed for projects in Kilkenny towns and villages including Motorhome bays to facilitate  staycations

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We have a winter storage question from Gravelista on Instagram

Liamk was on campsitereview.com where there’s a topic open about sunnier climes

Campsites or stop overs:

Our UK audience is growing. Request for UK campsite reviews from our Irish and UK audience.
 

Tony reviewed Portrane Lynders via campsitereview.com

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? This week is the last of our Staycation 2020 vlogs and its Lakeside Holiday Park Co Clare

Tips & Camping hacks:

Purchasing and using an aquaroll for your Motorhome to empty grey water without having to drive to the service bay.  Is this a good idea?

Products:

Tony And Trish sent us a Star app recommendation

POP Design The Hot Seat, USB Heated Portable Chair

Things to do while camping:

We learn a bit about Metal detecting (with the help of Ross)

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Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 80 – Getting to grips with level 3 bunting

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   07/10/2020

Episode 80 – Getting to grips with level 3 bunting

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.

You can now support us and get some Christmas Presents at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Level 3 restrictions introduced for all of Ireland restricting movement to your own county.

Motorists urged to ‘get a grip’ and check their tyres – 7 Oct 202 is Tyre Safety Day in ireland

Campsites or stop overs:

Shadow a new member on the campsitereview.com web forum reviewed Belleek Caravan & Camping Park

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? Spiddal Caravan Park

Tips & Camping hacks:

YouTube recommendation from Liam Kelly

Products:

Dog gate for your garage or Motorhome cab door

Beautiful VW Campervan Bunting and Facemasks – Crafty Noleen on Facebook

Things to do while camping:

Discover the plants and animals around your campsite – Seek by iNaturalist app (on iOS and Android)

Camp life:

Is there something not working in your Motorhome, Camper or Caravan that you have put off fixing for so long now that you have learned to live with out it?

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 79 – Meetup chats, slow roads and sky canopies

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   30/09/2020

Episode 79 – Meetup chats, slow roads and sky canopies

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew . Thank you to everyone that bought us a Coffee this week.

News:

The Meet-up in Tree Grove Kilkenny.

Helen and Jimmy sent us a follow up email. We met them at the meetup in Kilkenny at the weekend.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Eugene O requested stickers this week

Peter Cody was in touch on Twitter asking if we had any ideas of where to look for good campsites near Brest in Brittany for tenting?

Campsites or stop overs:

Tourer wrote the following review on campsitereview.com about Blaney Caravan Park in NI

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? Clifden Eco Park

Products:

Tony sent us in a book recommendation – Take The Slow Road: Ireland by Martin Dorey

Adrian put me on to these Vango awning extras during a chat over the weekend.

Things to do while camping:

Orienteering

Camp life:

Hiring Motorhome when over 70. Can our listeners share a rental company that will hire to people over 70 years of age.

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Episode 78 – Winter wild tent camping, kites and drying

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   23/09/2020

Episode 78 – Winter wild tent camping, kites and drying

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Our Kilkenny camp out is this week end.

We are seeing some posts on line about some of the campsites staying open longer this year. This is great.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank you to everyone that bought us a Coffee this week.

Campsites or stop overs:

Our campsite review this week comes from Con and Ruth – Claremorris Aire, County Mayo, Ireland

Chris was in Dunmore East last weekend

Where will Charlie and Me be this week? The Woodlands Tralee

Tips & Camping hacks:

This weeks tips come from CJ, he runs the Wild and General Camping Ireland group on Facebook. It’s aimed at winter tent wild camping but some of it will also can also apply to campers Motorhomes and Caravans.

Products:

Liam Kelly shared a bargain with us on sale in Aldi this week

This week we have product review from Darren G – collapsible/portable rotary clothes dryer

Things to do while camping:

Kite flying

Camp life:

Some of the campsites across Ireland are booking up for next year already and are requesting full payment up front with a no refund policy unless closed due to Covid.

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 77 – Used caravan prices, rubber seals & Boules

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/09/2020

Episode 77 – Used caravan prices, rubber seals & Boules

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

From MotorhomeCraic and a number of FaceBook Groups: Junction 17 Portlaoise Plaza new services just off the roundabout!! Grey water emptying and fresh water available.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Interesting reaction from the viewers to the Charlie and Me review of Clonvilla video from last week.

Campsites or stop overs:

Tony was at Keel Sandy Banks on Achill Island, we discuss his review from campsitereview.com

Where will Charlie and Me be this week?

Tips & Camping hacks:

(see products)

Products:

Thetford Seal Lubricant

Things to do while camping:

Boules is a great family activity for camping.

Camp life:

Query via email from Michael H about buying used Caravans

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Episode 76 – Clean cache conversions

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   09/09/2020

Episode 76 – Clean cache conversions

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies like T-shirts, mugs, coasters and the like at the same time, just go to www.TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Aaron was on the Motorhome and Caravan Show on Sunday last.

Camp out in Kilkenny, disclaimer

The New France Passion app could be very useful when we travel again to France.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank you to everyone that  Bought us a Coffee this week.

  • Tony , Paula and Chantelle
  • Anna and Stephen
  • Galldar

Stickers on the way to Liam K.

Message on insta from Kev about insurance for a planned conversion.

Message from Sean on Instagram about UK driving license for his first motorhome

Campsites or stop overs:

We have a review this week from RigorMortis from campsitereview.com about Hidden Valey Wicklow..
 

Where will Charlie and Me be this week?  Clonvilla, Youghal

Tips & Camping hacks:

Common mistakes and tips for cleaning the outside your Motorhome, Camper or Caravan

Things to do while camping (new section):

Geocaching

Camp life:

Check out 21 Must-Read Books – on the practical Practical Motorhome website.

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Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 75 – Tyre dates, caravan checks and solar controllers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/09/2020

Episode 75 – Tyre dates, caravan checks and solar controllers

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to www.TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Quiet week for news. Parking complaints seemed to have died down with the schools starting back.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank you to everyone that  Bought us a Coffee this week.

  • Stephen Birch

Rory & Babs were on with an interesting Question?.

Neil sent us a follow up message on Twitter about our Solar question from last week.

Campsites or stop overs:

TOURER left a review on campsitereview.com of Nagles in Doolin, Co Clare.

Where will Charlie and Me be this week?

Tips & Camping hacks:

We discuss an email from Craig regarding date of Motorhome tyres.

Adrian sent us in a great email regarding Caravan servicing.

Camp life:

So Aaron, is this years camping season over for most people?

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Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

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Episode 74 – Freshen up the borrowed midges

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   26/08/2020

Episode 74 – Freshen up the borrowed midges

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.

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to www.TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

News:

Meet up will be subject to COVID restrictions… we will be following the advice of the government and the campsite owner.

Charles Camping had a burglary recently. Keep an eye out online for camping gear that might be cheaper than usual.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Tony n Catriona were in touch asking about Solar Panels


Carmel asks if Charlie and Me ever did a review on air drive away awnings
 

Question from Self Build Campervans Ireland FB page regarding rules around access to the cabin pls from the back of the camper or motorhome

Tips & Camping hacks:

How to keep midges away while camping

Campsites or stop overs:

TOURER on campsitereview.com tells us about Curraghchase  Co. LImerick

Products:

Did you know that if you have a Motorhome with a Thetford toilet you can get a Thetford Toilet Fresh-up Set

Camp life:

Would you loan your Motorhome to friends or family?

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Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 73 Weather the storm

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   20/08/2020

Episode 73 Weather the storm

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.

News:

Day late recording due to Storm Ellen

Will the new COVID- restrictions affecting camping

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to Niall and Michelle for the kofi donation

Speaking of Niall and a Michelle we received a follow up email to their mail from last week.

Lovely email and a request for stickers from Declan

Some advice and a campsite recommendation from Martin.

Charlene, Pat, Callie and Katie sent us a lovely email

Campsites or stop overs:

We discuss a review From Charles Coughlan on campsitereview.com on Powers The Pot Clonmel Co. Tipperary

Tips & Camping hacks:

This week we are looking for your suggestions on the best way to clean fly screens meshes

Question from From Resin Jewellery Ireland about TVs for your Motorhome or awning

Products:

Portable Camping Shower Head with detachable echargeable battery

Camp life:

Given the storm that we just had here are some tips for keeping up to date on the weather in Ireland. These are our go to places.

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 72 – Respectfully parking your arms and feet

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   12/08/2020

Episode 72 – Respectfully parking your arms and feet

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.

News:

Did you watch the new program No place Like Home on RTE

Camper van owners hit back after criticism of overcrowding at local resorts. Listen back on the PodCasts section of the Ocean FM website

We discuss the Connacht Tribune Headline: Anger over illegal parking of camper vans in Salthill

Overnight parking area for motorhomes sought in Ennis – Claire Echo

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Lovely email in from Niall requesting stickers.

AB: Shout out to CJ and his admin team of WILD & GENERAL CAMPING IRELAND FB page now supporting the Podcast and  Charlie & Me

A thank you from Brigid for last weeks mention
 

Campsites or stop overs:

RigorMortis left us this review of Nore Valley Kilkenny on campsitereview.com

Tips & Camping hacks:

A and A Caravan Services Website, a very useful reference and resource. UK based Motorhome and Caravan Charger repairs

Products:

Arms and feet Sportneer Sleeping Bag

Camp life:

Respectful parking while not on a campsite or Aires.

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 71 – Wheelchair accessible sites and geysers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   05/08/2020

Episode 71 – Wheelchair accessible sites and geysers

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.

News:

New Motorhome parking in Castlegregory village

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Deirdre (from the Camping Crew) put together a list for us of Wheelchair accessible sites from the Camping Ireland Blue Book.

James sent us a nice email yesterday leting us know that he has ordered some of The Camping Crew merch and requested some stickers. …

Message from Louisa regarding Charlie & me videos and merch

Campsites or stop overs:

Review from Mark on campsitereview.com: Cong Caravan & Camping Park

Tips & Camping hacks:

Ray and Eileen sent us in two great security tips by email:

Caroline emailed us with some questions about buying a camper and solo female campers.

Products:

Kampa Geyser Hot Water System

Camp life:

We were in Ardmore this weekend gone and I noticed a camper leaving their pitch on Monday morning with the grey water running freely from the outlet pipe. Please campers dispose of your grey water responsibly in designated places as it can contain harmful chemicals. 

You may remember that we interviewed Ruth and Con on Episode 32 about their extensive EU travels. Ruth was in touch asking for advice on the best Electric bikes for Motorhome campers

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 70 – Airlocks, security and gas gadgets

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   29/07/2020

Episode 70 – Airlocks, security and gas gadgets

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Mark sent us a follow up message regarding our piece about stolen campers and caravans

Neil sent us a follow up message about his Gas auto change over

On the checking if you have gas or not..
Adrian showed Arron his Dometic it’s a Gas Checker while at Morriscastle

Denis sent us a few gadgets this week including his Gas Mopeka Tank check

Campsites or stop overs:

Roundwood Camping and Caravan Site: Review From RigorMortis on campsitereview.com
 

Tips & Camping hacks:

Ann and Steve asked a question about air locks in their 2 berth Lunar Ariva

We discuss the Garda advice as published on Facebook last week after reports of motorhome campers and caravans being stolen.

Products: 

We have more gadgets and product suggestions from Dennis in Meath

Camp Life:

Don’t forget to listen in to the Brendan O’Connor show on RTE Radio One on Staurday as Aaron will be on chatting about all things Camping and staycations.

Listen in tonight (29/July/2020) to Doolittle Campers on YouTube as they will be reviewing one of the Charlie and me Videos.

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To get in touch with us:

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Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available.

Or alternatively if you can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 69 – Tyre pressure, thefts and Thule cleaning

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/07/2020

Episode 69 – Tyre pressure, thefts and Thule cleaning

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.

News:

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to the following for the Ko-Fi donation this week

Neil sent us in a message via Twitter regarding our chat last week on empty gas bottles

Message from Mags about her camping plans this summer.

Campsites or stop overs:

Came across a new campsite, MountainForge Escapes, We plan to check it out in the next few weeks. Watch this space in the next few weeks for an update.

Campsite review in from David Hoey

Tips & Camping hacks:

Tweet from Paudie about cleaning a Thule  awning

Direct Twitter message from Ronan about an Irish YouTube Chanel that the listeners may find useful. It’s called Vantage Point Video Garage.

Products:

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Bluetooth

Camp life:

Garda warning about increase in Campervan, Motorhome and Caravans being stolen.

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To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good motorhome and camping groups

If you like what we do and can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

You can now support us and get hold of some of our goodies at the same time, just go to TheCampingCrew.ie to see what’s available

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 68 Hiring tips & empty gas bottles

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/07/2020

Episode 68 Hiring tips & empty gas bottles

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.

News:

Council planning to open motorhome park in New Ross – Wexford People

Drive for provision of motor-home parking in Ennis – Clare Champion

Follow-ups & shout-outs: paul evans

Shout out to TheCavanCrew

Brigid & Donal were on via email asking for advice on motorhoming or caravanning for people in wheelchairs

Back on Epi 62 Pat was on about bringing back a motorhome he had bought in Germany before the lock down, well Pat was back on with an update.

Tips & Camping hacks:

How to check how much you’ve got left in your gas bottle

Tips Advice on hiring motorhomes from a camper and a campsite owner.

Campsites or stop overs:

The Woodlands Tralee – recent review from Mark on http://www.campsitereview.com

Products:

Paragon Silverscreens for your motorhome or camper.

Camp life:

Reports recently of beach and other spots that are being left with lots of rubbish around and campers are being blamed. 99% of campers and all our listeners are very clean but the others are going to ruin camping for the rest of us and get overnight camping banned on the few remaining places. What can we do as a community to fix this before that happens? 

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To get in touch with us:

Email:   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com

Twitter:   @TheCampingCrew

Instagram:   @TheCampingCrewPodcast

Facebook:   All the good Irish motorhome and camping groups

If you like what we do and can afford it you can buy us a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We love getting your messages, ideas, campsite suggestions/reviews, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.

Episode 67 – Reversing nasty niffs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/07/2020

Episode 67 – Reversing nasty niffs

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

A big thank you for the for Ko-fi donations this week

We read out emails this week form Email from BrokenSpokesIrl, Lisa on Facebook and Julie & Nick in the UK

We also read out an email from Adam and Luke (Waterford) and Kevin (Limerick), they are on a trip/challenge- 32 counties in 32 days (started on June 29th) whilst hiking/cycling/walking and swimming the sites of the country.

Campsites or stop overs:

COVID REPORT

  • Strand Camping in Doonbeg, Co Clare
  • Nagles in Doolin Co Clare.
  • Desert House Camping in Clonakilty

We discuss a not so good review from Sakvan on campsitereview.com

Tips & Camping hacks:

Getting rid of smells in your Motorhome, Camper or Caravan

Products:

Very low Cost on Amazon.co.uk – Reversing Camera Kit with 4.3” LCD Monitor Car Rearview Backup Camera IP68 Waterproof Night Vision Parking Assistance System

Late Breaking news

UK caravan parks and campsites will experience a welcome boost this summer after chancellor of the exchequer announced today that he will be slashing VAT from 20% to 5% across the travel and tourism sectors

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Episode 66 – 2020 Camping is back

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/07/2020

Episode 66 – 2020 Camping is back

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.

News:

We are back camping and Ardmore is our first stop. We have a quick chat about camping day 1.

Did you go away?  How well did your campsite manage Covid protection and social distancing?

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to Darren Gallagher & Mark Kiely for the Ko-Fi donation this week. We are very grateful for your continued support.

A big big shout out to Garry O’Connor for the mention on Camping With Kids in Ireland last week. Checkout Garry’s great campsite list.

Also a big thanks Ally for recommending us to the new members of MotorhomeCraic.

Follow Charlie and Me Our Camping Vlog on Instagram

Follow up from Joseph Sheedy he is enjoying the hacks.

Brigid & Donal got back on to us if you remember on last weeks podcast they were looking for help on caravan insurance.

We received an email  from M on Tuesday looking for advice about camping as a female on their own.

Tips & Camping hacks:

Water filling tips from Sprinter from MHCC

Products:

Aaron reviews a habitation door safety lock from IMC Creations. Available from pathoranmotors.com mention AARON & get free shipping.

Camp life:

Selling your camper, we share some advice

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Episode 65 – Meet-ups and maps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   24/06/2020

Episode 65 – Meet-ups and maps

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.

News:
The Camping Crew & Charlie & Me from You Tube are having a meet up…
Friday & Saturday  25th & 26th of September 2020

Treegrove Caravan & Camping Park Kilkenny City

Book by email info@kilkennycamping.com or Phone Dan on 086 8308845 but do it soon as places are limited..
 

Other News

Charlie & Me now have a map of all the places we have done a video review on in Ireland its available by going onto campsitereview.com and clicking on the Charlie & Me tab.

Demand for motorhomes, watch out for scammers

Sites reopening after Covid19, some sites not taking tents yet

Are campsites upping their prices, question in from Mark and Noreen


Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Ko-Fi donations this week

Sticker requests

Products:

Vango Radiate Single sleeping bag

Also try the Vango Radiate Heat Mat (50eu approx in charles c)

Camp life:

Brigid & Donal are looking for some information from the listeners regarding Caravan breakdown assistance & insurance that covers them in Ireland and on the continent.

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Episode 64 – Jet-ski camping and hook-up accessories

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/06/2020

Episode 64 – Jet-ski camping and hook-up accessories

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.

News:

Northern Ireland Government bring dates forward to 26th June for opening of sites with self contained units

CARAVAN and campsites across the UK have been given the go-ahead to reopen on July 4 to holidaymakers. In order to maintain safety, however, they must enforce some strict new hygiene measures which will see guests being asked to clean some facilities

Outdoor gatherings of up to 5000 people could take place from September & cinemas could reopen in August says Taoiseach. We discuss.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank for the Request for stickers and the questions from Trevor

Thank you to David S for the coffee donation.

Thank you to Stephen in the UK for his nice words regarding the podcast

Campsites or stop overs:

Elayne wants us to ask listeners do they know of any campsites with water access for a Jet Ski.

Tips & Camping-hacks:

Leisure battery advice

Products:

As well as the electrical lead, what else do we need to cover most eventualities to be able to plug in on sites.

Camp life:

Aaron gives us an overview of the sites he’s heading to this Summer for Charlie and Me

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Episode 63 – Camping Guidelines and Interview with Decathlon Ireland

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   10/06/2020

Episode 63 – Camping Guidelines and Interview with Decathlon Ireland

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.

News:

Great news for Irish campers as the Irish Government bring in earlier easing of the reopening times for campsites.

Along with this they jointly published Guidelines for reopening Caravan and Camping parks along with the Irish Caravan and Camping Council and Board Failte.

We chat about this on the Podcast and include an interview with the owner of  Treegrove Campsite in Kilkenny

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Dory on Boards.ie had a question for us regarding a previous cooker/BBQ/Grill that we reviewed.

Thank you to Charlene for buying us a coffee. We really appreciate the support.

Products:

We chat with Simon Allen from Decathlon Ireland about the new store opening and much more.

Camp life:

If your new to camping don’t forget to listen back to the earlier episodes as there is lots of really good information and tips to be had.

We are now on Instagram, give us a follow if your on it. Search for @TheCampingCrewPodcast

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Episode 62 – Interview with A Motorhome Life of Hank & Marvin and more

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/06/2020

Episode 62 – Interview with A Motorhome Life of Hank & Marvin and more

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.

News:
Vantastival follow up


Some good news (maybe) from Sunday’s Irish Independent. Will we get an early release?

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank you the support with coffee donations

Update from mark about his Insurance question from last week

Pat was on via email about bringing his Camper back from Germany

Colin from Phoenix Motorhome Club got in touch about with advice about Caravan weights

Camp life:

We have a very inspiring interview this week with Rebecca from A Motorhome Life of Hank and Marvin who are going to be creating a new world record attempt?

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Episode 61 – Limpets, insurance prices and staycations

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   27/05/2020

Episode 61 – Limpets, insurance prices and staycations

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.

News:
Martin Carson asked about a meetup on Charlie & Me on YouTube.


RTE1 Radio discussed Staycations recently, we discuss this

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to the following people for their support on https://ko-fi.com/thecampingcrew

We have a quest in from Mark about camper insurance and clubs. We run though what the Motor Caravan Of Ireland club state on their website

Campsites or stop overs:

We have a review of the Seal Caves site on Achill from WithAndWithout

Tips & Campinghacks:

This weeks tip comes from the Vango and @TheGlampers on twitter

Products:

Decathlon’s inflatable camping living area, AIR SECONDS BASE CONNECT FRESH – 6 PEOPLE

Tourer tells us about Limpets on campsitereview.com. Does anyone have any experience of them?

Camp life:
Where will you visit first on the 20th of July? We want you to let us know.

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Episode 60 – Motorbikes carriers and caravan weights

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   20/05/2020

Episode 60 – Motorbikes carriers and caravan weights

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.

News:

David fox was in touch asking about CVRT updates

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Adrian emailed us on Monday with a request for stickers

Thanks Darren Gallagher for tweeting the photo and comment “We’re all dressed up, but nowhere to go”

Thanks to Tony S for his email

We received an email this week from Michael Hickey about Caravan Weights

We put a shout out over the weekend for positive 5 star reviews on Apple podcasts. Here are some examples:

In the last episode we spoke about setting up a Ko-Fi page, thanks to Peter Cody for the suggestion. This is up and running now. Listen at the end of the podcast if you wish to support us.

Tips:

A big thank you to Charles Coughlan for sharing how he listens to the podcast on his Google nest mini

E-mail in from again from David Fox about the www.motor-roam.co.uk website

Campinghacks:

Get extra insulation in your camper or tent by using insulated silver rolls, the ones with the bubble membrane. In ScrewFix it’s called ThermaWrap.

Products:

Ronan asked us a few weeks ago for some advice  or solutions on traveling with motorbikes, I put a shout out to the gang at MotorhomeCraic.Com for advice.

Camp life:

For our UK listeners The Caravan & Motorhome club in the UK will commence opening their 200 plus sites under the following conditions…

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Episode 59 – Coffee, crowdfunding and the camping community

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   13/05/2020

Episode 59 – Coffee, crowdfunding and the camping community

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.

News:

The power of the Camping community here in Ireland

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

On our Charlie & Me you tube channel we made a video about the afore mentioned Bean Burgers from last weeks podcast.

Email from Allan in East Yorkshire

We also had a request for stickers from David F.

Campsites or stop overs:

We received a lovely audio message from Siubhan O’Connor, From Corcreggan Mill, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. Roll it there Aaron…

Tony Grant messaged us on Twitter about helping campsite by crowdfunding?

Products:

We discuss Custom Printed Windbreakers

Camp life:

Tweet from Peter Cody about donations and Monthly Support from Fans For the Price of a Coffee

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Episode 58 – Vantastival update, discount cards and dodgy dealers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  06/05/2020

Episode 58 – Vantastival update, discount cards and dodgy dealers

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.

News:

Con Quill from Camping Ireland & Blarney Caravan & Camping Park tweeted about the Roadmap to the reopening of the Caravan Parks.

Michael from the new Aire in Kilmackthomas Workhouse on the Waterford Greenway was in touch with an update.

Also in County Waterford back in March we spoke of a new Motorhome & Glamping park that was due to open soon near Dungarvan we have an update on this too.

Vantastival was due to go ahead on the June Bank Holiday weekend but due to covid19 it was postponed to September 18th but is it still going ahead ? Aaron spoke to Louise from Vantastival over the weekend.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Jen from Twitter with a question about Aarons famous bean burger

Campsites or stop overs:

Question in from Peter Cody on Twitter about discount cards

Tips:

Fraudsters use Covid lockdown to scam motorhome buyers, we discuss an article from the Guardian.

Products:

DOMETIC PERFECTVIEW CAM 200 

Camp life:

RENTING: Thinking of Buying a motorhome? We have suggested on many occasions to rent one first. Before renting a Motorhome or Camper, what homework do you need to do?

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Episode 57 – Fine cracks and fire-pits

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  29/04/2020

Episode 57 – Fine cracks and fire-pits

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Email from Lisa following up on the podcast about Upholstery

Follow up to last weeks chat From David Scott about pumps and washing vans on the driveway.

Tips:

We received an email from David Fox about fine cracks on the front of his Hymer (see recent tweet for photos)

Products:

Dennis sent us in two excellent product reviews

On Twitter Ronan asked us for some advice  or solutions on traveling with motorbikes, We asked the listeners for help?

Camp life:

Questions from Social media: Renewing Insurance should we reinsure now or wait until the Covid-19 outbreak is over?

What we should do when we are allowed to go back camping:

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Episode 56 – Greener camping on the level

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/04/2020

Episode 56 – Greener camping on the level

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.

News:

Update on Dungarvan Aires, story sent to us from Kieran Donovan, Phoenix MH Club, from the Dungarvan Leader

Colin Mc Carthy from Phoenix MH Club spoke to Galway Bay FM about this and the lack of parking for MH in Galway

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Charles AKA Bogman posted a follow up in the “The Camping Crew Podcast” thread,

Tony was on to say that he is working from his motorhome currently during the restrictions.

Thanks to Dave Scott for sending in a great follow up email about the towing frame and tools.

Tips:

How to be a greener camper.

Products:

We received a great email from Adrian Phelan this week about a product is called “Lock’n’Level”.

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Episode 55 – DIY jobs, awning pulleys and batteries

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/04/2020

Episode 55 – DIY jobs, awning pulleys and batteries

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.

News:

Castlebar business, Ireland West Motorhomes, offers to hire out camper vans at cost price for those self-isolating

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We had a bit of activity recently  on the Motorhome Craic forum, we read some of the comments


Comment on C&M: We really value the video footage. Certainly good to get an impartial view. Keep it up. Mark

Claire – I thank you for all the videos you have kept me sane this weekend if you are ever in Cork  you are welcome to stay I have loads of space as I live on a 100 acre farm

Tips:

Is it ok to replace your motorhome leisure battery with normal car battery with same specifications? Will it work? If not then why?
 

Products:

Kampa Easy Awning Pulley

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Episode 54 – Copper Coast and Wonderlands

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  08/04/2020

Episode 54 – Copper Coast and Wonderlands

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.

News:

The Copper Coast in Waterford got a mention in the June addition of Practical Motorhome if any of you get the magazine check it out.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We read a nice message from Tony Grant on Twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

We have a review of Carlingford Marina/Aire from Galldar via campsitereview.com
 

Tips:

Looking to buy a Motorhome on finance, we have some tips for you

Products:

Outwell wonderland range – Airbed with memory foam top mattress and cover

Camp life:

What did you buy for your Motorhome that you dont need now or never used. Thanks to Kevin and Aoife for suggesting this topic.

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Episode 53 – Rushin to the campfire for treats

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  01/04/2020

Episode 53 – Rushin to the campfire for treats

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.

News:

Alice was on from Kilmore Quay Camping Park with an update

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Fer mentions from Charlie & Me, the recent video on tools
 

Campsites or stop overs:
Aaron tells us about his recent trip to Rushin Caravan & Camping Park, 20 mins from Enniskillen


Tips:

Campfire or BBQ quick treat or snack ideas

Products:

Pop up changing, shower or toilet tent for the campervans with no separate room.

We discuss the DAVIS SHOCKLES MINI SHOCKLE 24″ BLACK

Camp life:

Where is the first place that your are going to go camping in Ireland when restrictions are lifted

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Episode 52 – Flaming Chargers, Fan Packs and other WiFi options

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/03/2020

Episode 52 – Flaming Chargers, Fan Packs and other WiFi options

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.

News:

Irish Government: Holiday/caravan parks to close  from this evening.

Jamie at Strand Camping Doonbeg posted to MHC saying that all MOT testing in NI has been suspended

Longford County Council discussed recently the need for camper van parking spaces

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We received a suggestion by email recently from Peter Cody about a Camping Crew Fan/Support pack for the listeners

Kevin, Aoife, Eddie and Harry emailed on the 23rd regarding their Motorhome WI-FI solution

Tips & Camping hacks:

We offer some suggestion on more things to do in your motorhome when your stuck at home

Products:

This weeks product shout out is the BIOLITE CAMP STOVE

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Episode 51 – Campsites closing, cat litter and camping kitchens

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Episode 51 – Campsites closing, cat litter and camping kitchens

Record Date:   18/03/2020

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.

News:

We received and email from Bryan Web about campsites that are closing due to the Coronavirus

Motorhome Craic thread – Subject: Temporary site closures 

https://www.motorhomecraic.com/forum/topic.php?t=21394
 

Tips:

While we are all grounded why not catch up on the little jobs on your camper motorhome  or caravan.

Campsites or stop overs:

Charles Coughlan sent us an email about two sites that he visited in Scotland

  • Sango Sands Oasis in Durness
  • Another site at the other side of the hill at Balnakeil

Aaron tells us about his recent stay at Blaney Caravan Park Enniskillen

Campinghacks And Tips:

As seen on a twitter posting – To battle condensation in the van try filling an old sock with cat litter and placing on the dash!

Products:

Have a look out for the Vango Gastro Kitchen Unit

Camp life:

With all of us at home presently I know a lot of you campers are avid readers. Can any of you recommend some good Motorhome, Campervan, Caravanning or camping books? Fiction or non-fiction.

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Episode 50 – Camping solo, changing wheels and vinegar

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   11/03/2020

Episode 50 – Camping solo, changing wheels and vinegar

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.

News:

Vantastival is postponed until September back on the 18th and 20th

There is a new website that is offering free adverts for private sales.

Its called: IMCS – IRISH MOTORHOME & CARAVAN SALES

The Website is: https://irishmotorhomesales.com/

Hilary Britton says ..  I’ve been planning for a while now, to open a small campervan / glamping site just outside Dungarvan , Co Waterford and finally look set to potentially open by June.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Mick Percival got in touch with us about our recent chat about The Hook:

We received a n excellent email from Dave Scott during the week

Rob sent us an email about reviewing sites in Northern Ireland

Campsites or stop overs:

Interview with Michael & Niall about the new Aire in the Workhouse in Kilmacthomas on the Waterford Greenway……

Tips & Campinghacks:

We received some great tips from by email from Peter Cody

Products:

Towbar law… What height should the towball be?

Camp life:

Dory from Boards.ie got in touch with some good suggestions

Finally a question for our listeners from Roy Dowie via direct message on Twitter

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Episode 49 – A hook, a stitch and a plot of land

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/03/2020

Episode 49 – A hook, a stitch and a plot of land

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.

News:

Possible new camper van park for the Hook peninsula, details from the New Ross Standard

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We read an email in to charlie@aaronburchael.com  from D about his plan to invest in a camper to get out an about with his disability

We read a post from campsitereview.com from Clakrey about his experience as a first time motorhome.
 

An interesting email in from Darren regarding re upholstered cab seats

Campsites or stop overs:

We discuss The Meadow Camping Park, Glandore, Co Cork

Products:

There are SO MANY questions about Aframe towing I don’t think we will ever get an answear. I use an AFrame to tow our FIAT 500. Here is a link to some questions asked & answered https://www.lnbleisure.co.uk/index.php/2/

We have a product recommendation in from Ally at the MotorhomeCraic.com forum – Ring RSCDC30 DC To DC Smart Battery Charger 12v 30amp

Camp life:

Has any of our listeners bought a plot of land in a favourite location/spot just for camping on? Is this something people do? We discuss.

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Episode 48 – Charlie hits 1000, all terrain tyres and fishing sites

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   26/02/2020

Episode 48 – Charlie hits 1000, all terrain tyres and fishing sites

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.

News:

Charlie & Me hit over 1,000 subscribers (1018 today)

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Hi to Kevin and Aoife who are out in Austria listening to The Camping Crew, thanks for the Photos it looks amazing out there.

In follow up to our recent ferry chat from Mick Percival we got a follow up message from Kim Olphert on the Facebook group Motorhome friendly locations ireland 

We discuss an interesting topic suggested by Harvey Mushman via message on Twitter

Charles Coughlan sent us in a response to our tweet about motorhoming the Tour De France

Campsites or stop overs:

Review in from Ian & Yvonne Clarke  about the Wild Atlantic Camp, Creeslough, Co. Donegal

Last week we asked about Campsites near good fishing locations. We have contributions from Clinton Donovan and Liam Foley

Tips

We had a email in from Ian Clark recently with a tip for the “leg length challenged.”

Products:

Your own private ehu in a box, we discuss the Aceleron Essential 100Ah Lithium Battery

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Episode 47 TVs, ferry prices and discounts

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/02/2020

Episode 47 TVs, ferry prices and discounts

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.

News:

The stopover at Cobh the 5Ft Way is to reopen following recent works.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We discuss an email from Mick Percival about ferry prices and discounts

Campsites or stop overs:

We read out and discuss two very different reviews on the same campsite from campsitereview.com: Lough Ree Ballykeeran

Products:

12v TV brands to consider for your Motorhome of Campervan suggested on this weeks podcast.

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Episode 46 – Noisy rattles, storage boxes and duvets

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   10/02/2020

Episode 46 – Noisy rattles, storage boxes and duvets

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.

News:

Planning issues preventing Kilmore Quay campsite from opening

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Tony Grant sent us a message via Twitter to see if we had any thoughts regarding the UK tax rise on registering new motorhomes, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)

Campsites or stop overs:

BRANDON HILL CAMPING & GLAMPING review on campsitereview.com from Bolto02

Tips:

Fixing rattles in Motorhomes

Products:

Thule Go Box, foldable garage organiser

Kiting out your Awning to make it more homely

Camp life:

Top 5 camp sites in Ireland thanks to irelandbeforeyoudie.com

Do most people use Duvets in their van as opposed to sleeping bags? Thoughts/Comments

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Episode 45 – Gas cylinders, grills and help with imports

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   05/02/2020

Episode 45 – Gas cylinders, grills and help with imports

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Gary O’Connor left us a Facebook post in the Camping with Kids in IRELAND group.

We got a message from Rigor Morris on Boards.ie about bringing gas canisters to festivals.

Great suggestion from Caroline Murphy on Twitter

Thanks to J Morgan for the sticker request and shout out.

Campsites or stop overs:

Wave Crest Caravan & Camping Park Ring Of Kerry near Caherdaniel (open all year round)  Campsitereview.com Mr Blue

Product:

We have a fantastic review of the Cadac grill range from Adrian Phelan.

Camp life:

Have you ever considered importing a Motorhome direct from Germany. It can be  a daunting process. This week we close out the Podcast with an interview with Patricia (Pat) Butler from Waterford. Pat offers a very unique service where she will go to Germany and bring one back for you.

—oOo—

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Episode 44 – Habitation checks, windows vacs & full-timers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   28/01/2020

Episode 44 – Habitation checks, windows vacs & full-timers

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.

News:

New ferry operator to run sailings from Rosslare to destinations in Europe

Irelands newest bridge open Bypassing New Ross from Waterford/Kilkenny to Wexford Road. This will cut travel time by 15 to 25 mins in the South East

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron tells us about his recent camping trip to Portumna Aire in Co. Galway

Tip:

Make sure to fully unwind your electric cable when using it. Someone from the Motorhome Happiness Facebook Group put up a photo recently of a badly burned cable.

Products:

Remove condensation from your windscreens using a Karcher Window Vacuum Cleaner

Camp life:

In the last podcast we spoke about getting a Habitation check. This week we thought  that we might go into this in a little more detail. So what exactly does a habitation check check for?

Have you ever considered living in your motorhome or campervan full time in Ireland?

If you are a full timer already get in touch we’d like to chat

We will be interviewing a Register Gas professional in a few weeks time. Do have any specific questions that your like us to ask him?

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Episode 43 – Easkey review, Shared ownership & packing for festivals

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/01/2020

Episode 43 – Easkey review, Shared ownership & packing for festivals

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.

News:

We chat about a Call for Campervan parking in Kilmacthomas at the Waterford Greenway, From this week’s Waterford News and Star

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Trev from Galway sent us a message saying that he is enjoying the podcast and when he’s not listening in the Motorhome he listens in on his evening dog walk.

Campsites or stop overs:

And the hoodie goes to – from EP 38 – Battlebridge Caravan and Camping, Leitrim – Darren Gallagher

As it happens we have a review in this week from our hoodie recipient Darren Gallagher – he tells us about a new caravan park in Easkey in Sligo

Products:

We give a mention this week to a Kampa Diddy Camping Heater for Awnings or Tents.

Camp life:

We have an interview  this week with a listener called Adrian. He tells us all about his shared ownership with a Caravan. Has anybody else considered this with a motorhome?

Are you going to a Festival this year ? Let us know where & when you are going. If you are planning on going we run through some things you should have with you.

On Saturday evening we tweeted some pictures of a Ford TT Motorhome, 1924. It’s on display at Autoworld in Brussels. One of the very first motorhomes I’d say. You should check it out on our twitter feed it’s fab.

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Episode 42 – Inverters, Solar, Tyre Gauges and Jump Starts

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/01/2020

Episode 42 – Inverters, Solar, Tyre Gauges and Jump Starts

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.

News:

We heard this week of two campsites not re opening for the 2020 season.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Harvey Mushman sent us a message via twitter asking about inverters and solar

Campsites or stop overs:

We read out and discuss a post from rigormortis to campsitereview.com

Products:

We discuss an email that we received recently from DG with some product tips. A tyre gauge and a Jump Starter kit

Tips:

Time to take your Motorhome out of storage, we run through some check that you may need to do.

Camp life:

We finish up with a chat about campsite behaviour and etiquette

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Season 2 Episode 41 – Motorhome layouts and 2nd hand brands

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/Jan/2020

Season 2 Episode 41 – Motorhome layouts and 2nd hand brands

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We sent out good load of stickers over the Christmas. Thanks for the requests

Campsites or stop overs:

He have a review of Brandon hill camping – From Bolto02 at campsitereview.com

Website:  

Campercontact.com – list of sites & stopovers aLL over the world check it out

Product:

  • Power up your awning or Tent with a TRIPLE CAMPING MOBILE MAINS UNIT
  • You may also need a SPLITTER PLUG ADAPTOR so you don’t have to unplug your Motorhome

Tips:

Are you buying a Motorhome soon? We have some things to consider when choosing the right layout.

Camp life:

  • We discuss an Non scientific sample of the range of the most common/popular Motorhome brands for sale in Ireland right now
  • If you went camping over Christmas/New Years we would love to know about it?

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Episode 40 – Interview playbacks

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   dd/mm/2019

Episode 40 – Interview playbacks

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.

Interviews

Louise tells us about the 10 year of Vantastival (0.55sec)

Dave Hanley Valderlust (17.40)

Tony Bolger Self Build (27.30)

Steff Matt – first time buyer (37.36)

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Episode 39 – 2019 Our first year review

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/12/2019

Episode 39 – 2019 Our first year review

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. 

News:

Belmullet – “A new visitor space at the docks to provide cycling, walking, motor home and water-based activity facilities” article from The Connaught Telegraph – https://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/12/09/4183338-funding-for-untapped-mayo-tourism-resource-welcomed/

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thank you to all our contributors this year. I know we have left out a lot of people out so I apologise in advance

Thank you to everyone that agreed to be Interviewed this year

Thank you to all who emailed, tweeted, FB messaged, got in touch and commented on FB, on Forums & campsitereview.com and thanks for all who requested stickers over the past few months

Campsites or stop overs:

Stand out Campsites or stop overs this Year for us:

  • Dicks Field in Ardmore
  • Campail Teach an Aragail
  • The Glen Of Aherlow
  • Moneylands Farm Arklow

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Top yearly tips

  • Vango Infaltable Awning – Ep2
  • Gas Caps
  • Ridge Monkey Pan Eps 10
  • Tip: tie something to your stearing wheel to remind you of your Hook up lead Eps 6

Camp life:

  • “Give away boxes“ scheme running in German campsites , mentioned in Ep 7
  • Camping safety and security – Ep 29 & 30

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Episode 38 – Foldable

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   09/12/2019

Episode 38 – Foldable

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Message in from Dennis with a campsite recommendation – Kinnego Marina Camping

Campsites or stop overs:

Battlebridge Caravan and Camping, Leitrim – Review in from Darren Gallagher

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Foldable / Collapsible – Kettle, basin, draining board

Small foldable tables from The Range

Camp life:

End of year Podcast? What did you enjoy?

We are putting a list of Facebook Groups together for a January Podcast? Are you an admin or an active member? What’s your favourite?

Will you get out camping over Christmas or New Years?

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Episode 37 – Mileage, lint rollers and grub stops

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/12/2019

Episode 37 – Mileage, lint rollers and grub stops

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

vinapaddy has just posted the following in the “The Camping Crew Podcast” thread, on Boards.ie asking about mileage on a van that he is considering buying. We also discuss the reply from Autumnalcore.

We received a message form Tony Grant on Twitter telling about his trip to France.

Campsites or stop overs:

We discuss a review sent to us by Email From Elayne, Gavin & Flame (via email) about the Ardlui Hotel on Loch Lomond  – https://ardlui.com/holiday-park/#tourers

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Lint rollers are really handy to have in the Motorhome for a quick clean of chairs, clothes and bed covers, especially if you are camping on a farm or near the beach.

Fire won’t start? Not a problem! Skip the expensive fire starter sticks .. listen in to find what to use

Camp life:

Do you have a favourite stop off for grub on the way to your favourite campsite?

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Episode 36 – Classes, types and sonic soaking

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/11/2019

Episode 36 – Classes, types and sonic soaking

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We kick off with an email to charlie@aaronburchael.com from The Carey’s

We follow up with a great email in from Darren Gallagher asking about Motorhome classes, T types by and campsite reviews.

Campsites or stop overs:

A Camping Crew hoodie & Charlie & Me Polo Shirt will be raffled at Xmas. You just have to leave an honest campsite or camping product review at campsitereview.com
 

To kick things off we have a campsite review from Craig Breakey. The campsite is called High Bridge End Farm, in Thirlmere, Keswick, Cumbria In the Lake District.

We chat about what constitutes a Caravan & Camping Parks

https://www.failteireland.ie/Supports/Get-quality-assured/Caravan-camping-parks.aspx

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Here is something that may be useful when camping long term: The Sonic Soak, https://sonicsoak.com a portable pocket size washing machine.

Camp life:

We close out by chatting about dogs on campsites as prompted by an Email in from Tony Bolger

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Episode 35 – Captains chair cover, Quann’s and Lough Rynn

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/11/2019

Episode 35 – Captains chair cover, Quann’s and Lough Rynn

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We received a nice Email from AB about her Favourite item in her campervan. DIY covers on the captain’s chairs, simple towel bath sheets with a stitch at the top to hang over headrest. 

Waterford Council to drive on with new camper van site in Quann’s Dungarvan.

Message from Jaws at MotorhomeFun. Just listened to the podcast and really enjoyed it.. But after listening one might come to the conclusion there must be a lot more disposable income in Eire…

ShaKen also on MotorhomeFun.co.uk. Likewise listened to your podcast today – great use of my time while sitting in a 9 mile queue on the m8 (motorway). I look forward to your future episodes as well as working my way through your back catalogue.

We read another message from samih on Boards.ie about winter camping, weights and his EU camping trip

Mick Percival sent in a message about campsite costs, wild camping solar and his new tv antenna.

Campsites or stop overs:

Last weekend Aaron stayed at Lough Rynn Leitrim. We also read a review of the site at campsitereview.com from Jetty
 

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Episode 34 – Campsite Costs & Solar

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   12/11/2019

Episode 34 Campsite Costs & Solar

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to a FB post from Anthony Murthagh we chat about campsite costs

We chat about Michelle Hall’s Update on my motion to have Motorhome parking in Drogheda/South Louth.

Campsites or stop overs:

Lot of people still out camping which is great to see keep warm
we chat about electric heaters… What heater? Oil-filled, fan, ceramic, halogen, gas, paraffin, bioethanol…

https://editorsean.com/articles/what-heater/

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

WillThisWork asked a question on MotorhomeCraic recently:

Hey campers! 

I’m planning on going to Europe for 6 weeks next summer .. Would it be worth our while getting solar panels installed or just a second leisure battery?

Camp life:

What’s your favourite bit of camping gear?

Do you have a removable table in your Moho? Do you drive with it stowed away or left up?

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Episode 33 – Tony’s self-build, Moneylands Farm stopover and more

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/11/2019

Episode 33 – Tony’s self-build, Moneylands Farm stopover and more

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

WillThisWork (handle) got in touch at Boards.ie to say: It was really great hearing from Ruth and Con about their travels. I’d love to know more about their experience going through Italy to Greece cos I’m planning on doing that next summer!

We received a lovely email recently form Jan M with an update on parking in Galway.

Darragh Delaney sent an email to charlie@aaronburchael.com  with a recommendation for a media player for your motorhome – https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993992335.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dCIjJiD

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Moneylands Farm in Arklow, Co Wicklow – https://www.moneylandsfarm.com/motorhomes

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

We also have an interview with Tony Bolger regarding his recent self build and how he went about it.

Camp Life:

We finish up with a mention to a recent article in the Donegal Post about how the growing Motorhome sector needs to be accommodated there. The article came from a chat the reporter had with Pamela and Johnny from Pamela and Johnny’s Motorhome Journeys on Facebook and Youtube.

If you would like a sticker for your motorhome or Campervan just send us your address and we will pop it in the post to you.

Episode 32 – Power trips, salt and Greece

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   28/10/2019

Episode 32 – Power trips, salt and Greece

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We received a lovely message from Charles Coughlan on the Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook. Charles is new to podcasting and is enjoying our chats.

We received a message from Jim, the Ringleader, at MotorhomeFun: Hi Chris, nice to meet you guys at the show last week. I think you were surprised to see I had your podcast on my phone 

Aaron was away camping over the weekend and gave out a few stickers.

Campsites or stop overs:

On this episode Chris interviews Ruth and Con about their extensive Motorhome trips across a lot of Europe

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

A tip Aaron came across on a forum this week is to use a large plate of salt in your motorhome, caravan or campervan if you don’t have a dehumidifier, just remember to check in on it every week or so.

Camp life:

We discuss power trips and outages on some Irish Camp sites over the winter months and what causes this.

If you would like a sticker for your Motorhome or Campervan just send us your address and we will pop it in the post to you.

Episode 31 – Motorhome show and campsite accessibility

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   21/11/2019

Episode 31 – Motorhome show and campsite accessibility

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We received an email from Sprinter last week in follow up to our recent chat about speed limits when towing

Tony a new member on campsitereview.com left us a nice message and told us about his self build

At the weekend we visited the Caravan and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK, we have a chat about our visit.

Camp life:

We read a follow up Twitter email that we received last week from a regular listener. She originally emailed asking us to mention in our reviews if campsites have WiFi as she has a disability and is restricted somewhat to the motorhome.

Episode 30 – Budget Camping & Coffee

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   14/10/2019

Episode 30 Budget Camping & Coffee

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

We read out a Twitter message from Tony G. Tony is a camping veteran of 30 years.

2 Messages in this week from regular contributors Aoife and KEVIN

  • Aoife first asking about breakdown assist abroad
  • Kevin with some suggestions about winter camping

Message from MotorhomeCraic about campsites open all year: https://www.motorhomecraic.com/forum/topic.php?t=4111

Campsites or stop overs:

   Aaron tells us about his recent visit to O’Connors Riverside Caravan and Camping in Doolin Co Clare

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

   We share some tips for motorhoming and campervaning on a budget like…

  • Aires are cheaper than campsites usually
  • True wild camping is free or camp on a friends property
  • Research before you go. Lots of free activities in Ireland
    and many more tips ….


Camp life:

We asked this question on a few online places recently. Campers for the most part love their morning Coffee. What do you use to make your coffee when camping in your Motorhome? Do you bring your Nespresso or Dolce Gusto machine or use a plunger or cafetière? Listen in to what ye said.

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

Episode 29 – Winter Campsites and Safe Wild Camping in Ireland

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/10/2019

Episode 29 – Winter Campsites and Safe Wild Camping in Ireland

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.

News

Saw a post on MotorhomeCrac at the weekend a from Chevy g20 about a recall on Thule Omnistore motorised awning. https://www.thule.com/en-gb/gb…5-q4565Sec

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Tony got in touch with us on Twitter about the August TV antenna: Thanks for the advice and love the podcast, picked up one last week and works a treat

Kevin and Aoife sent us an email about Winter camping (they must have read our mind)

Campsites or stop overs:

Campsites that are open All Year Round in Ireland, this is our list:

  • Jasmine Villa Carrigtwohill Cork
  • O’ Riordan’s Rosscarbery
  • Top Of The Rock Drimoleague Cork
  • Camac Valley Dublin
  • Wave Crest Kerry
  • Battelbridge Leitrim
  • Lough Rynn Leitrim
  • Belleek Caravan Park Mayo
  • Loughcrew Magalithic Centre Meath
  • Parsons Green Tipperary
  • Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary
  • Streamstown Caravan Park Roscrea Tipperary
  • Ferrybank Wexford
  • Dicks Field Ardmore
  • Moneylands Farm Arklow (thanks KEVIN and Aoife)

Listeners, are we missing any sites open all year?

Camp life:

Lastly we discuss tips for safe wild camping for new campers

Episode 28 – Security, amazing spaces and dead spaces

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/10/2019

Episode 28 – Security, amazing spaces and dead spaces

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.

News:

Clare “behind the curve” in catering for camper vans – https://www.clareecho.ie/clare-behind-the-curve-in-catering-for-camper-vans/

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Craig Breakey sent on some pictures recently of his van with our stickers on it. We tweeted them out, have a look. More from Craig later.

We received an email this week from Marie Loftus. “Great podcasts. Do you have a Facebook page please?”

On the Last episode we mentioned Winter Storage. Aaron spoke to Bernard from Green Meadow caravan storage about winter prepping your Caravan Campervan or MH – http://greenmeadowcaravanstorage.ie

Campsites or stop overs:
We have a review From campsitereview.com, Mr Blue Ballinacourty House Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

We sent a tweet on Sunday: ‪I don’t know why it took me so long to discover George Clarks Amazing Spaces. Some amazing ideas here for anyone considering a self build.‬

Camp life:

Motorhome camper-van security. Here are our tips

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

Episode 27 – Winter prep and sleeping dogs

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   23/09/2019

Episode 27 – Winter prep and sleeping dogs

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Ally from MotorhomeIreland.com and MotorhomeCraic sent in a very detailed follow up email regarding TVs and Wifi in your Motorhome

Campsites or stop overs:

Charlie Dee & Aaron revisited Kilmore Quay Camping Park Wexford over the weekend, however we hear what Mr Blue said recently about the park on campsitereview.com
 

Chris gave a quick shout out to the campsite arrangements at Feile 19 over the weekend.

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

The WiFi system Aaron spoke about in episode 26 worked great over the weekend as did the magnetic TV antenna we speak about.

Camp life:

Chris and Aaron discuss preparations for winter storage. Do you have any tips to share with our other listeners? Email us

Lots of motorhomers and campervanners are dog owners. So our closing question is where in your van does your dog sleep?

Episode 26 – Driving Licenses not clarified, cleaning house, Desert House and antennas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/09/2019

Episode 26 – Driving Licenses not clarified, cleaning house, Desert House and antennas

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.

News:

County Council Warms Up to Camper Van Site in Youghal

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Email from Craig based in Barrow in Furness in the UK

From RustyNutz and Alkers on Boards.ie about Driving licenses

Email from Grainne from Dublin

Email from Marie:   Have you done a podcast on best cleaning materials for the outside of a camper/motorhome? Any tricks and tips that do not involve specialised liquids for Black marks , tar , windows etc.

We have an interview with William from William from Suire Clean Valeting

Campsites or stop overs:

Desert House Clonakilty Co Cork, From Mark on campsitereview.com

http://deserthousecamping.ie/

Tips, #CampingHacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Aaron tells us about his new TV antenna – August DTA240.
 

WiFI Dongle – SpeedPort LTE2 Router (Antenna Electronics, Donegal)

#CampingHack:   In the event of cold weather, bubble wrap can be surprisingly useful! You can use it as a temp fix to insulate your motorhome by applying it to the windows. Simply fill a spray bottle with water, spray the window and then apply the bubble wrap. The other bonus is that its great fun to sit and pop all the air bubbles for kids.

Camp life:

I just want to mention My California Dream IBT on You Tube he gave Charlie & Me a mention a few weeks ago and then took the micky out of me.

Episode 25 – Tyre Maintenance Parking distances and Charles Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/09/2019

Episode 25 – Tyre Maintenance Parking distances and Charles Camping

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.

Follow-ups & shout-outs:

Fantastic emails from Dennis all about Aframes, meetup planned.

Follow up email from a campsite owner (anon) to our chat about WiFi in Campsites

Marie sent us a super email also

Hi to everyone that Aaron met in Ardmore over the weekend. Did anyone spot the new hoodie.

Aaron also met Pat Sheridan over the weekend and he has set up a new FB group called

Motorhome Enthusiasts Ireland

Campsites or stop overs:

Carrick Camping Roscommon (as featured on RTE’s At Your Service)

Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:

Tyre Maintenance

We have an Interview with Nigel from Charles Camping

Camp life:

Parking distances, respect and safety

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