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.

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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.