Episode 168 – Hot Tent Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   23/11 /2022

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

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News:

New ‘state-of-the-art’ Ireland-to-Spain passenger ferry service launches this month

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Karen asked Aaron on instagram, how do you “winterise” our new to us caravan at the end of the summer season?

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday’s video on Charlie & Me is stop 4 in our winter series a revisit to The Getaway in Dungarvan Co Waterford its open all year and have some new additions on site that we take a look at. I won’t be joining ye Friday morning as I’ll be in the USA .

During December Aaron will have an interview talking about Pet Passports & shots required for traveling to mainland Europe for 2023

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Black Friday sales are well under way, let us know if you picked up any bargains or gadgets

Interview:

On this episode we have a great interview with John D Burns. John tells us about his new book Hot Tent Diaries and his winter camping in a bell tent with a stove.

Camp life:

If you could change one thing with your current camper/caravan layout what would it be?

Episode 167 – Solar Bypass

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   9/11/2022

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

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News:

Possibilities for aires campervan facilities in Mayo towns and villages | Connaught Telegraph

Macroom bypass to open in Dec

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  We started our Winter series of videos last Friday and they continue every Friday during November, this Friday is stop 2 Camac Valley in Dublin

Plans for Season 6, join Charlie in a recording.

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Port

120W Portable Solar Panel Kit with Stand Foldable Solar Panel Charger

Camp life:

Give us your suggestions for Christmas camping?

A reminder for our new listeners about our camping code. Are we missing anything on it?

Episode 166 – Double Free Swaps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   26/10/2022

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

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

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

News:

Fines for road safety offences to double from tomorrow

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Free week days at the Hub during November

Ben O’Leary sent us a message about VW servicing and restoration

Rita in Dublin emailed us about tent camping

Reece the relay shared a Facebook post about a person offering free parking on their property

Campsites or stop overs:

Bill and Carol left another review, this time for O’Connors Riverside Campsite in Doolin.

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  No video this week but from next Friday for the month of  November we will have a winter video EVERY Friday and then take a break for the Month of December

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Buying a van, beware of scammers. We offer some suggestions

Camp life:

Would you Swap your van with a camper from another country?

Episode 165 – Warm Cold Nights

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   12/10/2022

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

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

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

News:

Thanks to Darren Hickey for sharing this story. Kerry one of five counties in pilot programme for campervan facilities | Radio Kerry

Online Chatter:

Sites opening & closing dates for the remainder of 2022 – from Camping Ireland

Some conversations online about campsites charging extra for a car during the summer and off peak season

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Thanks to Pat Curtin for his photos of the shoe organiser on his garage door. Check our Instagram and Twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

Liam k left a review at campsitereview.com for Powers The Pot Waterford (near Clonmel)

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  No video this Friday as season 5 came to an end last Friday.

Next Friday’s video is a look at my favourite 10 sites of all the campsites reviewed in season 5

Then we start looking at winter camping spots

A reminder you can buy Charlie & Me and Camping Crew products on charlieandme.ie

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

What are your tips for keeping warm at night while winter camping?

Camp life:

Has the camper market slowed down? Are people still finding it difficult to get motorhomes?

Episode 161 – Leaky Thunderstorms

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/08/2022

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

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:

Meet up updates – book here  bannowbay.ie

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

Online Chatter:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

Doughlasha Aire and Bed/Breakfast – near Fossa Killarney 

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Troubleshooting:

Leaky tents or awnings

Camp life:

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

Episode 156 – Trading Plates

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/06/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

WLR interview on rescheduled for Saturday after 10am

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Caravan Plate Holder for 8 Plates Felt Dish Holder Bag

Camp life:

Interview with Louise on the Vantastival weekend in September

Episode 150 – 5-star wind

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/05/2022

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

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

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

News:

RIP Mortimer Moriarty from Mannix Point.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Galldar gives us a suggestion for an Adult only campsite

Chris Campbell also suggested the Meath Eco Park

Martin sent us an email about the beeping reversing sensors

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 149 – Ill-timed beeps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   27/04/2022

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

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News:

Campervan vlogger’s Fermoy visit ill-timed

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Wexford Sites quiet in July & August when west was full

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

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

Camp life:

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

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To get in touch with us:

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Forum:   MotorhomeCraic.com or Boards.ie

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

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

Episode 146 – Teardrops in your blind-spot

Presenters:Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/04/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

Online Chatter:

Camping Stuff get a physical shop. Where?

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

 Roger on Instagram says hello from Spain

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

Jer asked CHARLIE to send him some free stickers

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

Michael C asked about other Teardrop Campers

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Tips:

Blind spot Signs required in France for heavy vehicles

Camp life:

Festival questions from John Lyons from a caravan POV

A message for MPI and MotorhomeCraic

Episode 143 – Must have

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/03/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

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

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

Products

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

A warning from IMG about leaving battery power banks charging unattended

Camp life:

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

Episode 141 – Car Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/03/2022

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

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

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

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News & Online Chatter:

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

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Product Review:

Listener product review Where Tomorrow pop up gazebo in Amazon

Tips & Camping hacks:

Interview – Car Camping with Kayleigh

Troubleshooting & Fault Finding (new section)

Michael asked us a question on Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook

Episode 140 – Clean Test Track

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 23/02/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

SunFlowerFest recommendation from Motorhomecraic

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Pat sent an email asking for feedback on Aarons tracker.

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

Chris sent us a question by email about awnings

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

Product

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 137 – Condensation Cushion

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   19/01/2022

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

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

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

News:

Ford and the Erwin Hymer Group Partnership · MotorhomeCraic

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Thanks to Tony for sharing an article about stopping rattles

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

Campsites or stop overs:

Norman View overnighter

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

Products

IKEA multifunction cushion and blanket 

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 133 – Roaming Stuff

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/11/2021

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

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

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

News:

Patience urged over provision of a campervan site – Sligo Champion

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Query about EU Data Roaming in the sun from Pat

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

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

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

Things to do while camping:

MapRun6 app for flag free Orienteering

Camp life:

Swap shop on the way