Fall is football season, and one of the best parts of football season is tailgating. If you’re an RV owner, your RV can serve as the perfect home base for tailgating. Most RVs offer kitchen amenities to make it easy to cook your meals and bathroom facilities that make it so you don’t have to find some porta-putty or miserable stadium restroom. An RV can also be a good place to hang out if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
Read on to learn our favorite tips for tailgating in your RV. If you need maintenance for your RV, or you’re looking for a bigger, better-equipped RV that will be perfect for tailgating, stop by Modern Trailer Sales. Our Anderson, Indiana location proudly serves the areas of Indianapolis, Noblesville, Fishers, Muncie, and Carmel, Indiana.
Cook Ahead of Time
Even if cooking is your hobby, you probably don’t want to spend the whole event slaving away in the kitchen while everyone is having fun. By taking care of the cooking ahead of time, you can give yourself more time to do what you want. You can put a delicious pot of chili in the slow cooker the night before and then when you get to the event location simply plug it in and let it come back up to temperature. You can also pack hot foods in a cooler, which has enough insulation to keep your food steaming hot even when it’s cold outside.
Set Up a Living Area Outdoors
Tailgating is best when you can have everything you need in one place. Try setting up a living area that has everything you need outdoors. If you’re ambitious, you can bring out a rug, tables, chairs, and even a television. What’s a better way to get excited for the game than watching another game that’s happening live? It’s also nice to keep a cooler of drinks outdoors so you don’t have to march inside every time you want a beer or soda.
Bring the Propane Grill
There are many charcoal loyalists in the world of grilling, but propane grills have some advantages when you’re tailgating. They set up faster than charcoal grills, which gives you more time to hang out and do what you want. They also are much easier to clean. With a propane grill, you won’t have to worry about finding a place to dump buckets of hot ashes and coal.
Set Up a Mobile Handwashing Station
A mobile hand washing station will let your guests clean their hands without needing to go inside the RV. When food’s ready, you won’t have the whole crowd trying to get into the kitchen to wash their hands. Simply set a bucket with a spigot on the edge of a table. Place a collection bucket underneath it, and put some hand towels and soap nearby.
Throw a Potluck
Potlucks are a great way to reduce the amount of work you have to do. Instead of having to think up a menu, shop for the ingredients, and shoulder all the costs, you can have your guests bring their favorite dishes. The menu will end up more fun and diverse, and you’ll save time, effort, and money.
Organize Your Plates, Cutlery, and Cups with a Toolbox
A toolbox can be a great way to organize your cups, cutlery, and plates. Without having a place to keep them, your dinnerware can blow away in the wind if it’s made of paper or plastic. A (clean) toolbox will give you a place to organize everything.
Keep Your RV at a Comfortable Temperature
If the weather turns south or it becomes too cold to hang out outside, having an RV is a godsend. But make sure it’s actually warm! That way, when you head inside, you’ll get immediate relief and shelter from the rain, wind, and cold.
Show Team Spirit by Displaying Your Team’s Colors
Tailgating is all about team spirit, so make sure you display your colors at your party. Try hanging a team banner or picking up some camp chairs with your team’s logo on them. You can even make your food your team’s colors. A little bit of food coloring can turn a boring batch of cupcakes into a display of your team spirit.
Tailgating in an RV is lots of fun, so give it a shot for your team’s next game! Stop by Modern Trailer Sales for all your RV needs. We’re located in Anderson, Indiana and we proudly serve the areas of Indianapolis, Noblesville, Fishers, Muncie, and Carmel, Indiana.