Football season is here and for many people, going to a game isn't just about watching a great match-up and cheering on your team, it's about the tailgate. For some, RVs are the ultimate tailgating vehicle, offering a full-service kitchen you can park almost anywhere and have a great party. But there are some things you should keep in mind to make your RV tailgate the best possible.
Tailgaing necessities include team paraphernalia and decorations, televisions and radios to keep track of pre and post-game coverage, lawn chairs
and plenty of food and drink.
According to RVfreewheelin.com, it's important to choose a good parking spot for your RV. Some tailgaters have so much fun at the pre-game party that they don't even bother to go inside for the main event. Finding a spot that will give you a good view of the stadium and the scoreboard is helpful for these occasions. Being around other tailgaters is important as well, since part of the fun is the whole party atmosphere.
The website also suggests bringing lots of ice and at least three different ice coolers - one for drinks, one for storing food and one for the ice itself. A grill, smoker, propane
stove, or propane fryer may also be helpful to prepare tailgate favorites like wings, hotdogs and sausages as well as to keep the party outside of the RV.
RVBasics.com suggests starting the RV refrigerator early to give it time to cool down prior to loading it up. It's also a good idea to test out your generator beforehand and to know its limitations. Trying to run everything from a microwave to a TV and a blender may cause a tailgate meltdown.
And, make sure your RV is well-maintained for tailgating and any other uses. Skimping on maintenance and clean-up can mean your RV won't work when you need it to. That's a recipe for a tailgating disaster.