The Camping Crew

The Camping Crew

By Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne
Welcome to The Camping Crew (Ireland) podcasts where we will be reviewing camp sites in Ireland, camping products, and generally chatting about Motorhome or Campervan camping in Ireland and further afield.
Other Tags: RV, Campsites, Stopovers, Aires, etc
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Episode 26 - Driving Licenses not clarified, cleaning house, Desert House andTV 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 https://www.eastcorkjournal.ie/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 Suir Clean Valeting Carrick-on-Suir Campsites or stop overs: A review of 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 Router - 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. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast. We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.
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September 17, 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 We have stickers now. Check out our recent tweets or Facebook posts to see them. Get in touch if you would like some. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast. We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.
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September 10, 2019
Episode 24 AFrames & WiFi
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: Request for Stickers From Mark K on Twitter Hi guys, loving the podcast. I would love the podcast stickers. Where can I get one. We  briefly posted the wrong episode last week. Thanks to a couple of avid  listeners we were able to repost the correct one quickly. Campsites or stop overs: Willowbrook Glamping & Hideway Roscommon willowbrookglamping.ie We have an interview from Willowbrook. As its long we will tag it to the end of the Podcast.  14mins Received a message from Pat on Twitter about Overnighting in Dublin Looking to overnight in Dublin close to city centre. Any quiet spot parking recommendations Parked in Heuston Station. Not a good idea 😔 Camac Valley https://www.facebook.com/camperparkdublin/ Please don't stay in Phoenix Park for safety reasons Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps: A-Frame towing.   Can  I use a braked A-frame (applies brakes of the car when the towing  vehicle slows down or applies the brakes) to tow my car?     Can I use A-frame on a motorway and if so what is the maximum speed for towing? Camp life: Is it important for campsites to provide WiFi? Direct Message on Twitter from a podcast listener (anoyn) Hi  guys. Loving the podcasts and road trips. Would it be possible to  mention whether camp sites have good WIFI, mobile phone coverage? What are your duties in the Motorhome? Idea came from a post from Jamie at Strand Camping Doonbeg on The MotorhomeCraic forum We have stickers now. Check out our recent tweets or Facebook posts to see them. Get in touch if you would like some. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast. We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.
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September 3, 2019
Episode 23 Secure your stuff, what's in you toolbox and repair tape
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 & subjects that you suggest. Follow-ups & shout-outs: Message from James Howard & Hilton9 on MotrohomeIreland.com Message from Claire on Twitter with some camping related questions. Adrian got in touch by Facebook message inviting us up to his camp site take a look at his web site  www.corcreggan.com . Campsites or stop overs: Pheonix Park overnight camping ? Aaron spoke to Maurice Cleary Park supervisor about parking overnight in the park The Camping Crew met up at Dunmore East Holiday Park dunmoreholiday.ie we tell you all about that. Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps: Repair tears in tents and awnings with Sail Repair tape. (thanks to Ross for the Camping Hack) And Ross drops in to tell us about his camper van tool box Camp life: Has  anybody listening converted their own van that would like to do in  interview with us? We want to speak to somebody who is really proud of  the work that they completed. From a question on MotorhomeCraic forum - How do you keep your stuff in place when travelling? Credit:  https://www.motorhomecraic.com/forum/topic.php?t=20298 We share some tips and ideas. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast. We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.
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August 27, 2019
Episode 22 Clockwise sweets in the rain
 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 & subjects  that you suggest.  Follow-ups & shout-outs:   We received a message from Bawnmore on boards.ie: Telling us he is enjoying the Podcasts....  Jamie from Strand camping got in touch regarding our discussion on Fanore in the last episode and gives us his view from a campsite owner perspective.  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Parsons Green Tipperary   Chris gives some advice for driving around the Dingle Peninsula   Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  PhilipJ asked about more information on Van Conversions so we spoke to Dave Hanley from Vanderlust Conversions in Co Clare   Camp life:   Camping in the rain, what do you do?  let us by contacting us … contact details below  What sweets do you munch when travelling?    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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
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August 20, 2019
Episode 21 The Kindness of Campers
  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 from MotorhomeCraic, wrote telling us that he is really enjoying the  podcast! And he asked for tips on Wild Camping and Camping in a smaller  Van.  PhilipJ has posted the following in the "The Camping Crew Podcast" thread, on boards.ie. He asked us to look at the self build conversion.  Aaron tells up about a site in Clare that wasnt so helpful in facilitating wild campers to empty water and waste.  The kindnes  of Campers - He also read a FB post from a great camper: "Anyone in  Parsons Green tonight and need anything like dry sleeping bags ect or someplace dry to sleep I’m in the trailer tent in second row just message me here ! The rain is actually serious"  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Treegrove Kilkenny and he recorded an interview with Dan the owner  Chris tells us about his weekend at Strand Camping Doonbeg  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  This episode we give a shout out to https://motorhomeireland.com/  - Is a new website detailing all the NEWS and everything that is  happening in the Motorhome scene in ireland. They also hope to feature  new models, motorhome dealers and much more :)  We suggest Walkie Talkies for the kids on large campsites or festivals   Camp life:   Paudie asked via Twitter how we manage to get way so often.   If you could make changes in your current camper what changes would you make?  We discuss.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
33:31
August 14, 2019
Episode 20 Shoe organisers in the Loo, common touring errors and total cost of purchase
  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 & we chat about topics our listeners have got in touch about.  Follow-ups & shout-outs:   Thanks to Àine in Wexford she told us that she is Enjoying the camping crew in the car this morning ,  great stuff 👍 Asking about Blarney  Denis from Trim is on holidays at the moment in France he emailed us about his payload. Aaron  received a message via the YouTube Channel Charlie and Me from The KosH Plays & Victoria Campsites or stop overs: Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Ballinacourty House Caravan & Camping Park  camping.ie   We received another email from Stef after his interview in a recent podcast asking about   suggested itinerary and routes for 2 week camping in Ireland.   Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Shoe organisers in the bathroom  Filling your water when not parked near a tap  Common errors and basic mistakes that are often made when touring  Camp life:   Ally from Motorhome Craic and MPI got in touch via Twitter to say that the New term for wild camping   is simply  Motorhome Parking 😁🤔  We discuss the true cost of purchasing a motorhome.                                      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 also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which is @TheCampingCrew and   our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com and ask for ideas, campsites, products,   news items to discuss on the podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
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August 6, 2019
Episode 19 Payload explained, EU camping tips and facilities off site
  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 Aoife from our own Camping Crew for the question regarding asking if  if we know of campsites or services that allow motorhomes use their  facilities ie toilet and fresh water only maybe for a small fee? It  would be very handy for the likes of us wild camping for a few days.  We received a reply from Elayne from her tour in Scotland saying she was delighted with the mention on the last episode  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron tells us about Cong Camping & Glamping Site Co Mayo  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Hymer has released its 2020 range of Motorhomes.  Max Rydahl Andersen tweeted us recently after we ask to hear from international listeners:  Camping abroad  Kevin T gives us some further advice on Campsites In France and further afield.   Camp life:   Sprinter  from MotorhomeCraic sent us an great email about payload in follow up  to our chat in the last episode. Its a long email so we'll cover the key  points.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you do please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
34:47
July 30, 2019
Episode 18 We bought a motorhome
  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 some messages from Nicola Souhan on Twitter recently  & one we received from mad max on MotorhomeCraic:   News  We discuss changes to Low emission zones in France  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron recalls his holiday visit to Strand Hill campsite in Sligo  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Write your height, length and width on your visor  Sat nav for campsites  Flexi buckets for outdoor gear and for standing in for outdoor shower to avoid big puddles  Solar shower for outside the motorhome or campervan  We  interview Stef from Waterford this episode. He recently purchased a  Motorhome with his family and tells us about his experience.   Ross tells us about Payload  Camping abroad  Next episode   Camp life:   We chat about what Aoife & her family did while researching  their first motorhome.  And we got an email from Elaine B about Wild Camping.  All this in this episode..                         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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
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July 24, 2019
Episode 17 Motorhome Campervan layouts and Seal Caves
  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 DM from Emmet O’H on Twitter saying: Hi Guys. I've been  enjoying the podcast so far. I'm really looking forward to hearing more  episodes from you!  We  received a message on Boards.ie from Rigor Morris: Really good  interview with Aoife from Cara Motorhomes recently I thought. Great work  lads  We received  an email from Ian via Facebook: I don't have a Motorhome yet but I've  ordered one. Getting it end of August. The podcast is brilliant for me  because you guys are answering questions I haven't even known I should  ask. Love it. Thanks so much. (I live in Northern Ireland)  Thanks also to Stef for the email, we met him, Tracy Cristian and Sarah in Ardmore. Best of luck with the new awning Guys.  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Achill Seal Caves campsite on Achill Island  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Aaron reviews the Amazon Fire Stick for the TV in his Motorhome  Camping abroad  Kevin Totterdell emailed us about the key  differences between camping in Ireland and Europe. He gives us some  good advice for the listeners who may be unused to camping outside of  Ireland  Arrival in France/Spain: thanks again to JJF at MotorhomeCraic.com for his excellent advice.  Camp life:   We  received a message on Boards.ie recently from Gandorf and a related  reply from Alters that we diccuss: Gandorf is a potential future camper  van owner and is really interested in pros/cons of different camper vans  / motorhomes.   Alters  suggests that it might not be practical to do reviews of specific  models but you could talk about the pros and cons of the various sizes  and layouts e.g. VW / bongo sized, bed over cab, rear fixed bed etc   Dennis Sent us an email about carrying kayak on Motorhome and suggest a site for equipment to assist.  www.karitek.co.uk     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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
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July 16, 2019
Episode 16 Prep for camping abroad and more of the usual
  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 send out thanks to  Nicolatrim on Motorhome Craic, Simon Lally and Does size matter (Canada) from You Tube for their comments.....  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron reviews Strand Camping Doonbeg, Co Clare (a campers campsite)   We also play an interview with Amanda who runs Strand Camping with Jamie  Camping Abroad (new section)  Preparation and planning, thanks to JJF motorhome craic for doing all the hard work for us and creating a preparation list.  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Ken Brennan, a previous contributor, emailed us again: (original email was tips for first time buyers) about  a knacky little gadget which plugs into any 3.5mm audio output socket,  and allows two sets of Bluetooth headphones to sync with the one audio  stream. https://www.scosche.com/wireless-bluetooth-audio-transmitter  Dennis  from Meath emailed telling us about the vucube automatic satellite  receiver. He also travels with a trailer and finds them great.   Camp life:   Carrying sit on kayaks on your motorhome. We are looking for advice on the best way to secure them to a motorhome.  Aaron got a message form Martin G re Wild Camping and campsites prices on Facebook. We discuss this.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
58:23
July 11, 2019
Episode 15 First Time Buyers & not Wild 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:   Boards.ie: message in from Itineoman -  It really feels like listening to a live radio programme. Love the  range of topics covered and interviews. Very informative and accessible.  Look forward to the next podcasts. Well Done and keep 'em coming.  In  follow up to our recent chat about where to get camping accessories in  Ireland Barry from Waterford was in touch via email to say that he was  enjoying the podcasts.   Thanks  to Sprinter for the message on the MotorhomeCraic website and for his  suggestions about alarms and also this first aid kit tips  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron tells us about his recent visit to Lough Ennell Co West Meath  Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Thanks  for the Email from Gavin (Gavster on the Motorhome Craic forum) with  his visibility suggestions for left hand drive motorhomes. Do you have  any other visibility tips for left hand drive Motorhomes?  Camp life:   Wild  Camping: From Ally of the MotorHomeCraic.com forum: We talk about how  to drop the term "Wild Camping" and what to replace it with.. This  got us talking about how some campers don’t like to park in campsites.  We ask the listeners to give us their reasons for deciding not to  overnight in campsites.   Advice for first time buyers:  Brian  Dowling got in touch by email looking for advice for first time buyers.  He is in the market for his first camper and is looking for a well  looked after van. We have a chat with Aoife of Cara Motorhomes with tips for first time buyers.  Paudie ( a regular contributor) on Twitter gave us this advice:   Be  patient, take your time, and do not compromise on the exact layout you  need. Panic buy with the wrong layout and you'll continually regret it.  Our advice  Look at motorhome specific clubs, club members look after their mh. Not after quick sale  Check with local campsite owners  Always get it checked out mechanically and get a habitation and gas check and a damp scheme  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
39:19
July 8, 2019
Episode 14 Door to door and physical stores
Episode 14 Door to door and psychical stores  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 Aoife and Kevin for their email about camping in Europe Thanks to Brandon Hill Camping on Twitter for their mention: Great to have Charlie and his "chauffeur" Aaron from @TheCampingCrew on our site today.  Campsites or stop overs: We have an Interview with Kieran from the Phoenix Club and we have a chat about the club and Aires Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps: Vango Airbeam pump Irish Camping Accessories Online & Physical Stores Camp life:  What is your routine upon arrival to a campsite? What is your view on two campers parking with doors facing each other?  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 also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which is @TheCampingCrew and our email address CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the podcast. We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.
30:55
June 26, 2019
Episode 13 Gas caps and calpol
 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:   Camper van names (I have a list)  Thanks JJF from MotorhomeCraic for the info for the France Special episode  For  a future discussion: if you had ONE piece of advice for a first time  buyer, what would it be? Or if there was ONE mistake that they see  first-time buyers repeatedly making, then what is it? Thank you ken for  your email regarding this suggested topic  Campsites or stop overs:  Interview with Ken from Brandon Hill Camping Park Graig Co Kilkenny  Kilkennycamping.com  The Hub stop over Graig Co Kilkenny  Killarney Flesk   Tips, Campinghacks, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  DryRobe seat Covers  The gas caps for wind breakers  Camp life:   Camper Safety: What should you have in your motorhome first-aid kit ?  we discuss this. https://www.wandering-bird.com/stop-condensation-in-motorhome/   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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
34:49
June 18, 2019
Episode 12 Your next spend & van names
  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 James a week or so ago saying, "Love the camp  site reviews, have 2 kids myself and interested in the recommendations  Good feedback from Hilton and JJF at the MotorhomeCraic.com forum. News:  Clamping in Bundoran Bad news for Motorhome/Camper Van owners. Brittany Ferries cancels Pont Aven sailings until June 14th. For the latest news visit https://www.brittanyferries.ie/pont-aven-latest-news   Campsites or stop overs:  Camping at festivals  Lough Arrow Adult Camping Park Sligo  Tips, Products, #CampingHacks   @JenHen99 sent us some camping hacks via twitter  @PaudieOGrady also send on a Camping Hack via Twitter    We chat abour using old tic tac containers to save space.  To help start BBQs a listener emailed Charlie & Me with this a great tip...  Camp life:   What is your spend priority? Is Solar important to you?   Do you name your Motorhome? What is yours called?  Don’t forget to check the batteries in your smoke alarm and your carbon monoxide alarm.   and Aaron wants your suggestions about Satalite systems. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
32:56
June 10, 2019
Almost Live Vantastival 2019 pt2
Part 2 of our Almost Live Vantastival 2019 podcast. In this podcast we wrap up our chat about Vantastival 2019 & we chat to Jamie a first time Vantastival goer & to Martha about a JR's review of the festival ...
11:47
June 3, 2019
Vantastival Almost LIVE 2019
We have made it to Vantastival a gig we have been looking forward to since last year so here is a shore intro and we will be back again in 24hrs with alot more ,,,,
06:44
June 1, 2019
Episode 10 Campinghacks and a Ridge Monkey
  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 Ally, follow up from last episode. He uses his loo for 1s and 2s. His shower also gets used.   Email from Joe with great suggestions which we are already planning.   Boards.ie message from Ben. Listen in to camp life section this episode.   Campsites or stop overs:  We chat about our recent visit to Bayview Dungarvan and give our own personal views about the site and the costs.  Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  We discuss the Ridge Monkey (see also Aaron’s review on Charlie & Me our Camping Vlog on YouTube)  Other  camping Apps. Thank you to  Jamie at Strand Camping Doonbeg. We have  them installed now and plan to use them for the next few weeks and  report back.  Campercontact  Park4night  Searchforsites  Camp life:   Bring family and friends camping with you (thanks for the suggestions Ben)   Campsite checks before you drive home (see discussion ideas tab)  CampingHacks Lighting BBQ coal on your portable Gas Hob.   Kitchen Roll on a Bungie for easy Access,   Clip Dog to secure part of MoHo (eg Step) if you don’t have ground screw  Raised Fiamma Awning Leg Clips on side of MoHo to avoid dogs on leads getting tangled and breaking them.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
28:17
May 27, 2019
Episode 9 A teenage view and other stuff !
  Episode 9  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.  Camping news or hot topics:  One Donegal councillor is pushing for extra camper van sites along the Wild Atlantic Way.   Great list of suggestions from Jamie in Strand camping in Doogbeg. We will cover the suggestions over the next few podcasts.  Following  on our discussion Are You In A Club ? We have an interview with Jon  from Motorhomecraic.com & the Motorhome Craic Club  Campsites or stop overs:  We revisit Nore Valley Campsite (from episode three) as we were both there together recently https://www.norevalleypark.com   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Aaron  tells us about what is covered during a Habitation Check. We will be  speaking about the new gas regulations and will have an interview with a  RGII member in a future podcast.  Chris  tells us about his Fiamma Bicycle cover and Aaron speaks about his  Camping Trailer for Charlie the Chocolate Brown Cocker Spaniel.  Camp life:   We  have an follow up interview with a teenager (Lilly from our Camping  Crew) and asked the same questions as we asked Hannah & Martha (the  juniors) from the last episode.  What’s  your goto online and in store place for camping accessories? We are  collecting suggestions from listeners for a list to be broadcast in a  future episode. Preferably Irish sites please.  Did  you see the conversation on tmi about pooping in your Moho. It had us  in  in stitches. We discuss (Sorry to those who were eating while  listening).  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
36:29
May 22, 2019
Episode 8 Torches for Toast
  Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne  Camping news or hot topics: We  start this episode by thanking James and Ben for giving us some  nice  feedback about the podcast to our post at Boards.ie.We would love to  hear more. We  discussed a listener email from Jan about the newly announced Bunratty  improvements which will include camper spaces. Thank you Jan for the  email. We also  congratulate Tramore (Waterford Co Co) on the 5 new Camper Spaces right on the prom by the Surf Rescue centre and the Skate Park. And we ask are you in a club? Let us know. We have an interview on this episode with Noel Fanning from the ICCC.  Campsites or stop overs: On this episode Aaron selects Hidden Valley Caravan and Camping Park in Wicklow www.irelandholidaypark.com  Chris’s  campsite pick on this occasion this is the Cobh Aire (5 Foot Way  Campervan Parking). Here is Aaron’s vlog Charlie and Me with more info https://youtu.be/kDhalh8kHTQ or http://www.visitcobh.com   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps: Aaron shines a light on 3 Torches in this episode.  The perfect outdoor camping toaster. We’ve tried them all, listen in to hear about the one that Chris recommends.   Camp life:  Does it bother you when other Motorhome drivers don’t wave back? What type of waver are you? Are you a finger lifter, a full shoulder, a flasher or  a shy waver? Camping from a kids perspective. What have Martha and Hannah to say about camping from a kids point of view. 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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
37:57
May 15, 2019
Episode 7 Give Away Boxes
 Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne Reminder this is meant to be a fun podcast, we are just enthusiasts and what we say here is just own our personal views.  Camping news or hot topics:  Lot of camping activity over the recent May Holiday weekend. We chat about where we went.  We play an interview that Aaron recorded with Niamh from Morriscastle Caravan Park (as mentioned in Epi3).   Chris’s Camper passed the test last week. We discuss this.  Aaron tells us about a “Give away boxes“ scheme running in French & German campsites.  Campsites or stop overs:  On this episode Chris’s tells us about his all time favourite campsite -  Campail Teach an Aragail, (at Gallarus Oratory) Ballydavid, Dingle  Co Kerry  Aaron talks about Ferrybank Campsite in Wexford  wexfordswimmingpool.ie   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Aaron picks an Android App to discuss on this occasion. The app is called Camper Leveller (Free Edition).   Chris  has a tip for us about rechargeable solar  lights. Camp life:   Towing a car !     Kevin sent us an email asking what are the Pros & Cons to towing a car on an A-frame or Trailer.  Chris and Aaron discuss Motorhome Layouts and speak about ideal designs.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
35:03
May 8, 2019
Episode 6 The Perfect Storm
  Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne  Camping news or hot topics:  Camping in the storm, Aaron was camping in Ardmore during Storm Hannah recently he tells us about his experience.  In follow up to our Camping Mishaps chat from the last episode Liam emailed us..  We discuss this and recap on last weeks mishap discussion.  Jan emailed us at CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com recently informing us about some improper parking in Dingle....  We discuss this and Aaron mentions some recent improper parking on the prom in Tramore.  Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron’s choice this week is: Woodlands Park Tralee Co Kerry  http://kingdomcamping.com/   Chris’s stayed at Fleming's White bridge Caravan & Camping, in Killarney on Saturday last  https://killarneycamping.com   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Aaron:  Tip have enough water hose I carry a short & long hose and a load of connectors link to a video here (for twitter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaBgt5zrZfs    Chris: Tip, have a short electric cable and a long cable. Make sure to also have adapters/splitters   Camp life:   Camping Hacks: Hang a shoe organiser in the bathroom for extra safe secure storage of bathroom items   Stick glow-in-the dark tape on the stairs/steps  Square plates and bowls for better storage   We use a square wine rack in the bottom of the wardrobe for sectioned storage  As mentioned.. Tie something to the stearing wheel to remind you that you are plugged in.  Leave your spanner on the dash to remind you that you stableizers are down  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
31:16
May 1, 2019
Episode 5 Camping Mishaps oops !
   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.  Camping news, hot topics or chit-chat:  In this podcast we interview  Louise from Vantastival & we have a chat about how our holiday weekends went.  Campsites or stop overs:  On this episode Chris chat about his recent visit to Nagles Seaside Camping and Caravan Park in Doolin Co Clare. http://www.doolincamping.com  Aaron discusses Dunmore East Holiday Park. http://www.dunmoreholiday.ie   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  We  spend a lot of time sitting out doors so comfort is key so we ask the  question "What type of camping chair do you go for" and we chat about  Gazebos/Day Rooms.   Camp life:  What silly things have you done in your motorhome?   We give our suggestions and ask the listeners for theirs? Responses via Twitter and Email    Chris chats about when he  drove off once from a campsite with my electric plugged in. Oops.      Aaron Left the stabilisers down in Treegrove in Kilkenny made a wee bit of a mess.  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
34:42
April 25, 2019
Episode 4 Easter Weekend
 Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne  Camping news, hot topics or chit-chat:  We  kicked off the podcast with a quick discussion about some of the recent  no camping issues in the public car park in Dingle Harbour.   Following that we spoke about the coming Holiday Easter weekend and the heatwave that was forecast. Everyone seems to be excited about the weekend and there was lots of chat online. It’s the first weekend out this year for a lot of campers.   Campsites or stop overs:  Aaron spoke about Renvyle Beach Caravan & Camping Park Connemara, Galway  http://www.renvylebeachcaravanpark.com/  Chris spoke about The Norman View Motorhome Park - http://www.thenormanview.com   Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Our  products section in this episode had a gas theme about it. Aaron spoke  about his Gas Camping Fire heater and Chris spoke about his well used  One Hob Portable Gas cooker.  Camp life:  We  introduced a new section on this episode discussing general camping  topics. To kick the section off we asked if you packed and unpacked your  camper after every trip? We asked the listeners to tell us about what  they do before or after each camping trip. Let us know via twitter or  our email address (details below).  Aaron  is hoping to record an interview with Louise of Vantastival soon. We  hope to chat to about their festival on the June  holiday weekend.  We gave a reminder to drive safely this busy bank holiday weekend  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  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address  CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
18:07
April 17, 2019
Episode 3 Good News
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 say here is just own our personal views.  Camping news or hot topics:  Dungarvan  Motorhome Parking Announcement: Following discussion at the  Dungarvan/Lismore District Council meeting, it was agreed that the  Council will now develop 11 bays at QUANNS for use by visiting  campervans.  West Waterford Food Festival https://www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com  Campsite Pricing Survey:   Campsites or stop overs:  This week Chris suggested Nore Valley Pet Farm, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny   - https://www.norevalleypark.com/   Aaron suggested that you visit Morriscastle Strand Caravan Park, Wexford   - https://morriscastlestrand.com  Tips, Products, Camping Websites or Apps:  Aaron: Extra large Wheel Chocks (available at all good Motorhome and Campervan accessories stockists)  Chris: Motorhome Parking Ireland App (Apple iOS & Android)   -  http://motorhomeparkingireland.com/ redirect to https://www.motorhomecraic.com  We  wrap up this podcast with a quick shout out for Aaron’s Vlog on YouTube  called:  Charlie  and me our Camping Vlog and our web site & forum http://campsitereview.com   We also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which is @TheCampingCrew   Our email address CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
15:38
April 12, 2019
Episode 2 Festivals Campsites & Camping Ban
Episode 2  Welcome to Episode 2 of 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.  We  kick off the podcast with our News and Hot Topics section and we have a  short discussion about the recently installed No Camping signs in  Dungarvan Co, Waterford.   We talk about a Motorhome and Campervan focused festival, Vantastival, coming up on the June Bank Holiday Weekend in Co Louth https://www.vantastival.com   We also give am mention to the Independence festival https://indiependencefestival.com/  In our Campsite and Stopovers section Chris selects Blarney Caravan and Camping Park in Co Cork. Aaron visited the site recently and recorded an interview with the campsite owner Con Quill. http://www.blarneycaravanpark.com. Con is part of Camping Ireland and Aaron talks with him about that organisation https://www.camping-ireland.ie/   Aaron also recently visited Kilmore Quay Campsite and we discuss this lovely campsite and the Village in Co Wexford  https://www.kilmorequaycampsite.ie/   For our Products and Camping Tips section Aaron spoke about his Motorhome Solar Panel (www.aertec.net) and Chris speaks about his Vango Kela/Idris Tall Drive-away inflatable Awning. https://www.vango.co.uk/gb/drive-away-awnings/192-kela-v-tall.html   We wrap up the second podcast with a quick shout out for Aaron’s Vlog on YouTube called:  Charlie and me our Camping Vlog .   We  also give a quick mention to our Twitter account for our podcast which  is @TheCampingCrew and our email address CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  and ask for ideas, campsites, products, news items to discuss on the  podcast.  We hope that you like our podcast. If you did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us.  Email      CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com  Twitter   @TheCampingCrew  You Tube  Charlieandmeourcampingvlog 
25:08
April 8, 2019
Episode One Welcome
 Presenters: Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne  Record Date:   03/April/2019  Episode 1  Welcome to The Camping Crew podcast with Aaron Burchael & Chris Byrne  Aaron  and Chris kick off the first podcast  discussing a favourite campsite  or stopover. Chris selected Dicks Field in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Aaron  selected The Glen of Aherlow in Co Tipperary.  We  give a quick mention to the Twitter account for our podcast which is  @TheCampingCrew . We will tweet any links related to the items discussed  on the podcast from this account.  We then each selected a useful product to discuss. Chris selected a Jackery  Battery Pack for charging Mobiles when not on EHU. Aaron selected a  Kitchen Paper Roll holder, the Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder,Horizontal Wall-Mounted, Stainless ( 253779368543 ). Details of these will be shares on the associated twitter account.  We  wrap up the very first podcast with a quick shout out for Aaron’s Vlog  on YouTube called:  Charlie  and me our Camping Vlog .   We  also give a quick mention to our email address   CampingCrewPodcast@gmail.com and ask for ideas, campsites, products,  news items to discuss on the podcast.  We  hope that you like our first podcast (sound glitches included). If you  did please subscribe and tell your camping friends about us. 
11:15
April 4, 2019
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