Motorhomes make tailgating easier
Many of today's tailgate parties are much more than picnics set up outside of the stadium. They often include large food displays, music and team-themed decorations.
The size and versatility of an RV makes it the ideal vehicle for hosting a tailgate party, according to the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA).
"A motorhome offers benefits that can’t be found in an automobile, namely electrical power, plenty of storage,onboard cooking, refrigeration, and lavatory facilities as well as a place to comfortably continue the party should the weather turn ugly," FMCA's Doug Uhlenbrock recently wrote.
Satellite TV service and sophisticated outdoor entertainment centers with big-screen TVs and high-quality sound systems also allow fans to keep up-to-date on scores and other sports-related news before and after the game.
FMCA, an international organization of motorhome enthusiasts, has several chapters that were formed specifically for tailgating members who maintain loyalty to a particular school.
These tailgating groups often coordinate activities such as organized dinners, rallies to support their teams, away-game caravans and trips to local tourist destinations.
Current FMCA tailgating chapters can be found for fans of Clemson, the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and the University of Oklahoma.