Tailgate Gear: Trick Out Your RV

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

Tailgating can last an afternoon, a weekend or an entire week. NASCAR fans, in particular, know how to make a party into a vacation. So if you’re in it for the long haul, and we’re guessing you are, you best come prepared. That’s where the recreational vehicle comes in. This house on wheels lets you bring the luxuries of home out to the parking lot.

And we don’t just mean the typical home away from home bare minimum. Tailgate Fan wants you to tailgate in style. So lets trick out that RV, and get you ready for a tailgate, anywhere, anytime. Just add people.

Photo Credit: Gooseberry Patch

Photo Credit: Gooseberry Patch

Our Favorite Road Trip Recipes Cookbook ($7.95)

Great cooks have fancy equipment, plenty of time and lots of experience. You have this travel-friendly cookbook. It’s got over 60 recipes and plenty of tips learned from the school of hard knocks (or big bumps). Plus it’s small and won’t take up much space in your bag or on the counter. And don’t worry about getting the pages all stained — there’s a digital edition for your tablet if you’d prefer.

Buy Our Favorite Road Trip Recipes.

Photo Credit: Crown Verity

Photo Credit: Crown Verity

48” Tailgate Grill with Storage ($17,410.52)

Because you don’t compromise, neither does your grill. This stainless steal beauty packs a six-burner grill and 46″ x 21″ of cooking space, powered by 99,000 BTUs. The unit has two ice chests, two work shelves and a removable hand sink. And the whole thing is road ready, conforming to the relevant motor vehicle safety standards.

Buy the Tailgate Grill.

Photo Credit: Coleman

Photo Credit: Coleman

Coleman Instant Canopy with LED Lighting System ($210.99)

The RV is home base on the road, but the party happens outside. This instant canopy provides shade during the day and light at night. The steel-framed 50+ UV-protected canopy is tall enough to protect everyone from the sun. And when the sun goes down, the lights come up. The battery powered built-in LED lighting system, powered by four D batteries, actually comes with a dimmer switch. The whole thing sets up in about three minutes.

Buy the Instant Canopy with Lighting System.

Photo Credit: GoBar

Photo Credit: GoBar

GoBar Portable High Top Party Bar ($99.99)

A folding table for drinks at your tailgate? No way. Unfold this compact briefcase to create a full-size bar (39 x 36 x 15 inches). The GoBar has a waterproof surface for the glasses and a hidden storage shelf for the bottles. The interchangeable skirts can alter the mood, at least until the alcohol takes over.

Buy the GoBar Portable Party Bar.

Photo Credit: Winegard

Photo Credit: Winegard

Winegard TRAV’LER DISH Multi-Satellite TV Antenna ($1572.99)

Take your satellite TV to the tailgate. With th press of a button, the antenna goes up in and grabs all the DISH or Bell TV satellites. Mount it on your RV and get your fill of high-def programming and DVR’ing. Now the whole parking lot is your living room.

Buy the TRAV’LER Multi-Satellite TV Antenna.

Happy tailgating!

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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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