Episode 157 – Red Tape Showers

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   22/06/2022

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

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News:

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

Online Chatter:

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

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

Tony Bolger sent us an email with his sat nav solution

Campsites or stop overs:

Where did we go last weekend?

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 156 – Trading Plates

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/06/2022

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

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

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News:

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

WLR interview on rescheduled for Saturday after 10am

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Caravan Plate Holder for 8 Plates Felt Dish Holder Bag

Camp life:

Interview with Louise on the Vantastival weekend in September

Episode 155 – Banned Gas

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   08/08/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

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

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 154 – Registered Pee

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/06/2022

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

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

News:

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

VANTASTIVAL 2022 – Aaron spoke to Louise from VANTASTIVAL

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

Bri sent us a message on Instagram regarding EU Recovery insurance

Jamie’s follow up message on campsite charges

Campsites or stop overs:

Bill the bongo review of Lough Ramor

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

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

Tips:

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

Episode 153 – Campsite price – caps alignment

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   25/05/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

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

Online Chatter:

What’s happening in Dicks field?

Lots of chatter about campsite prices on Facebook this weekend.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Instagram follow up to Gary’s shower tray repair

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

RigorMortice left a review on Fitzmaurices in Tramore.

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Troubleshooting:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 152 – Fabric Satnav

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   18/05/2022

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

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News:

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

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

We chat about our recent visit to Roches Campsite in Wexford

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

Troubleshooting:

Gary asked for advice on how to repair a shower tray

Episode 151 – For those at the back

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   11/05/2022

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

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

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Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Dog friendly Meath Eco Park

Inflatable windbreakers as follow up from Mc_travels on twitter

Campsites or stop overs:

Where did you go recently Mr B

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

Tips:

Documentation required when converting a van or ambulance

Products:

Low cost, budget conscious, Halfords day rooms

Camp life:

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

Episode 150 – 5-star wind

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   04/05/2022

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

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

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

News:

RIP Mortimer Moriarty from Mannix Point.

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Galldar gives us a suggestion for an Adult only campsite

Chris Campbell also suggested the Meath Eco Park

Martin sent us an email about the beeping reversing sensors

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 149 – Ill-timed beeps

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   27/04/2022

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

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

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

News:

Campervan vlogger’s Fermoy visit ill-timed

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

Wexford Sites quiet in July & August when west was full

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

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

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

Products, Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

Eugene on messenger sent a parking sensor suggestion

Camp life:

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

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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 148 – Weight Checks & Reverse Sensors

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   20/04/2022

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

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

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

News:

Delayed opening of Dicks Field

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

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

Lynn wants a camper and so do Jason and Darcy

Marie had a question about reversing sensors this morning.

Campsites or stop overs:

Two site visits for the crew last week

  • Walsh’s Fields
  • Bannow Bay seaside Farm

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?

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

Tips

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

Episode 147 – Meet the Sky Hooks

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   13/04/2022

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

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Meet-up chat

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

News:

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

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

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

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

Siobhan wrote requesting stickers

Angelica sent us a follow up email regarding Teardrop campers

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Products

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

Gadgets, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Troubleshooting:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 146 – Teardrops in your blind-spot

Presenters:Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   06/04/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

Online Chatter:

Camping Stuff get a physical shop. Where?

Listener messages, follow ups & shout-outs:

 Roger on Instagram says hello from Spain

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

Jer asked CHARLIE to send him some free stickers

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

Michael C asked about other Teardrop Campers

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Tips:

Blind spot Signs required in France for heavy vehicles

Camp life:

Festival questions from John Lyons from a caravan POV

A message for MPI and MotorhomeCraic

Episode 143 – Must have

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/03/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

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

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

Products

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

A warning from IMG about leaving battery power banks charging unattended

Camp life:

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

Episode 141 – Car Camping

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/03/2022

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

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  • Angelica

News & Online Chatter:

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

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Product Review:

Listener product review Where Tomorrow pop up gazebo in Amazon

Tips & Camping hacks:

Interview – Car Camping with Kayleigh

Troubleshooting & Fault Finding (new section)

Michael asked us a question on Irish Motorhome Group on Facebook

Episode 140 – Clean Test Track

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date: 23/02/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

SunFlowerFest recommendation from Motorhomecraic

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Pat sent an email asking for feedback on Aarons tracker.

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

Chris sent us a question by email about awnings

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

Product

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 139 – The Holy Grail

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   16/02/2022

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

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

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

News:

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

Online Chatter:

Are campsites prices going up?

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

Products

Cleaning products from CampingStuff.ie

Advice, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Episode 138 – First Caravan

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   02/02/2022

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

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

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

News:

Will there be a Vantastival this year ???

Online Chatter:

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

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

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

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

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

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

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

Campsites or stop overs:

Aaron was at Dungarvan and the Getaway recently.

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

Products

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

Tips & Advice:

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

Episode 137 – Condensation Cushion

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   19/01/2022

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

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

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

News:

Ford and the Erwin Hymer Group Partnership · MotorhomeCraic

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Thanks to Tony for sharing an article about stopping rattles

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

Campsites or stop overs:

Norman View overnighter

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

Products

IKEA multifunction cushion and blanket 

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 136 – Bins, Fires & Loans

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:  05/01/2022

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

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

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

Online Chatter:

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

Campsites or stop overs:

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

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

Products

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

Tips & Camping hacks:

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

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

Camp life:

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

Episode 133 – Roaming Stuff

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   17/11/2021

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

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

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

News:

Patience urged over provision of a campervan site – Sligo Champion

Online Chatter:

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

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Query about EU Data Roaming in the sun from Pat

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

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

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

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

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

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

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

Things to do while camping:

MapRun6 app for flag free Orienteering

Camp life:

Swap shop on the way

Episode 135 – A Safe Recovery

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   15/12/2021

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:

No news is good news

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Tony send in an article from this months MMM magazine featuring a concept Toyota campervan

We discuss a query from Ivan regarding breakdown cover

Campsites or stop overs:

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

Wednesday:   Video up on line now of the steel safe review we are just about to do & this

Friday:   This video is the last campsite review of season 4 2021. Its a revisit to Blarney Caravan Park Cork.

Through the rest of December & into 2022 we have Van Build videos  and a Trilogy of Motorhome layouts showing you what’s available out there

Products:

The Steel Safe from campingstuff.ie

Tips & Camping hacks:

More preparing for winter: Remove your device batteries – This winter, motorhome owners may ‘destroy the interior’ and face ‘expensive’ charges.

Camp life:

How do you manage in a motorhome, camper or caravan if you have a small fridge?

Happy Christmas and New year to all our wonderful and supportive listeners.

Episode 134 – Heated Cleaning Tips

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   01/12/2021

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:

Darren sent us the following story by email from the Connaught Telegraph: Campervan strategy is needed for County Mayo.

A potential campervan parking site in Monaghan was discussed at this month’s Municipal District meeting | NorthernSound

‘Constructive feedback’ from Donegal caravan and motorhome users – Highland Radio

Listener messages & follow ups:

David got in touch with us regarding our recent conversation about eu data roaming

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 

Last Fridays video: Charlie & Me stop off at Desert Farm Clonakilty on the last stop of our Winter Trilogy

Charlie & Me have a video going live around now showing you the Dynasty Gas Fire we are about to review. & Fridays Video is a Van Build project2 OVERLANDER video on the fitting of the roof rails & cross bars (all doesn’t go to plan)

Products:

Dynasty Gas Heater from CampingStuff.ie

Tips & Camping hacks:

Cleaning tip for your motorhome while out an about

Things to do while not camping:

If your motrohome or caravan is parked up don’t forget to keep it aired out and dry

Camp life:

Unforeseen Side effect of having a motorhome covertop

Episode 132 – The Tony Show

Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne

Record Date:   03/11/2021

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:

The 5 spaces on the prom in Tramore have been removed and replaced with bike stands.

We have mentioned on past podcasts about campsites that stay open all year well due to COVID unpredictability The Glen Of Aherlow have decided to close from October 31st so I think it might be best to ring a winter site before you make the journey in case others have decided to follow suit.

Calls for French-style public camper van parks in Kerry – Killarney Advertiser

Listener messages & shout-outs:

Tony Grant sent us a follow up email regarding our recent discussion about plugging in over the winter

Campsites or stop overs:

Weekend at Blarney

What’s on Charlie and Me this week? 
We have a short TEASER video this morning asking you to make sure you join us this Friday … so JOIN us this Friday at 9am for an important announcement regarding The Van Build project 2 OVERLANDER

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Protect your Motorhome, caravan or campervan over the winter from the elements

17 unusual uses for dryer sheets in your RV – RV Travel

Camp life:

Tony had a great suggestion on what to do with your old camping stuff?

Meetup in April (provisional). Who’s interested?

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 129 – Winter Teardrops

Record Date:   29/09/2021

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:
Charlie and Me received a posting from a resident near Quanns in Dungarvan. Its a comment on a video from some time back on the new aires there.

Listener messages & shout-outs:

A big hello to Olive and Dinny in Newtown Shandrum in Cork. They are real tent campers.

Barry sent us a message via Twitter about storing his Teardrop caravan for the winter

Stephen wanted to thank a fellow camper for returning his phone.

Campsites or stop overs:

Tourer left a review on campsitereview.com on Blarney Caravan and Camping Park
 

What’s on Charlie and Me this week?  This Friday on Charlie & Me we take a break from reviewing campsites and introduce the Van Build project 2

Products, Tips & Camping hacks:

Scrubba Wash Bag 2.0 – Portable Clothes Washer for Hotel and Travel Washing – Light and Small Eco-friendly Hiking and Camping Essential

Things to do while camping:

Try some wine or craft beer tasting. Try something that you never tried before.