Tailgating: Highlight of Football Season
Season of Excitement and Cheer
Rewritten by Joseph Garnett, Jr. - From the Archives
August 24, 2015
Most of our favorite athletes have returned to the gridiron. As fans, for the next four or five months, the ritual begins. They will be gathering in droves outside stadiums across America, hours before game time, enjoying good food, libations and tossing the ball around, while pretending to be their favorite athletes.
The tradition of tailgating is about to kick off
There are many positive effects of tailgating. However, the great impact is that tailgating creates a unity among a community of diverse people who come together to support a team. The great site of a sea of colorful fans together supporting a team is so impressive. Yet, the most of the fun starts prior to kickoff, as many people participate in the tailgating tradition.
Tailgating is usually a relaxed atmosphere. But, there are a few rules that most stadiums, college or professional, have that you must follow to ensure having a good time.
At the University of Florida, for example, a parking pass for your motorhome and other vehicles must be clearly in view at all times. And, definitely park in your assigned place. Otherwise, the cost of towing will ruin your fun. The stadium does not allow pull-along or exterior generators. Exhaust extensions, which can be found in your Lazydays parts department, must be placed on all motorhomes to direct the fumes skyward. Florida State University and the University of South Florida have similar rules for tailgaters.
The Ultimate RV Tailgating Lifestyle
Most people at tailgating are easy-going. A companionable atmosphere where people can enjoy a good cookout in the company of friends and family is essential. For avid RVers, their homes on wheels bring tailgating to another level. Not only do they partake in the pre-game excitement, but they have a comfortable place to relax and unwind after cheering their team to a victory.
Some RVers plan ahead and enhance their RV tailgating experience by parking so their entrances and awnings are facing each other. This technique allows the RVers to share an expanded entertaining area between the two coaches. All the while, it provides more room to enjoy all the pre-game festivities.
Let the grilling begin! Please Share your Recipes
If you have a great tailgating recipe and would like to share it with others, please email The RV Authority. We would like to help our readers enhance their tailgating experience.
At our Lazydays Tampa and Tucson locations, there are lots of RVs and motorhomes that are right for you to gather with friends and family as you prepare to cheer your gridiron heroes. So, visit us or log online to see our large selection and find the right RV or motorhome for your needs.
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