As true fans can tell you, the best place to be at football games is not necessarily the 50-yard line. To help you join the fan festivity, try these practical pointers for creating the perfect tailgating party experience for family and friends:
Bring your home to the game. Tailgating in an RV means bringing your kitchen along, everything from range and refrigerator to automatic ice maker. Anything you can prepare at home, you can make in an RV, serve up fresh and take home safely.
Plan your party menu, and pack the essentials. There’s plenty of room for all your creature comforts, plus drink and food items you plan to prepare.
Avoid traffic by arriving early and staying late. If you’re staying for more than a day, no need to worry about scarce hotel reservations or crowded restaurants because RVs are fully equipped with bedrooms, kitchens and baths.
Prepare and freeze snacks ahead of time. Then pop them in the RV’s microwave when you arrive at the game.
Adapt side dishes to suit the weather. When it’s warm out, bring watermelon, gazpacho, deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail. In the fall and winter, switch to soups, hot chocolate, and cider.
Entertain in style. Today’s RVs offer slideout rooms that nearly double the interior space for more room to entertain guests. On-board generators give you “the power to party” in stadium parking lots, day or night. Bring toys and games to entertain the children, who will enjoy the RV’s safety and comforts while the adults socialize.
Avoid bathroom waits. With a fully equipped bathroom on board the RV, you’ll make lots of friends and spend less time standing in lines.
Take cover inside the RV if it rains or snows. Whatever the weather on game day, you’ll have a dry place to tailgate inside the RV. Adjust the RV’s climate control-central heating and air conditioning-and you’ll be comfortable during winter freezes or Indian summer.
After the game, tailgate some more. Or sit back and relax in comfort. While fans fight to exit the crowded parking lot, pop a snack in the RV’s microwave and continue the tailgating fun.
Don’t miss any big plays. Watch the highlights and post-game shows on your RV’s TV/VCR. Some RVs feature built-in entertainment centers and satellite dishes, great for catching later games and scores.
Leave your parking area clean. Store leftovers safely in the RV’s fridge. And make plans for the next game.