With football season upon us, anyone who owns an RV and loves football know that taking your RV to a game a few hours (or days) in advance is a ton of fun! If you’ve ever been to a NASCAR event then you know that there are RVs parked everywhere. People love tailgating. It’s a great time to get your grill out, cook some burgers, and enjoy being with your friends and family while also enjoying your team. When you’re searching for a new (or used) fifth wheel RV and you’ve got it in your mind that you are going to tailgate, you’ve got to make sure of a few things.
Do you have enough storage space to handle bringing all the chairs, the canopy, the grill and still have room for the necessities? if you plan on spending days out at an event, you need to prepare your RV to handle everything you can possibly stuff in there. Is there pass-through storage underneath? It’s also a good idea to consider how long you will be tailgating, as you’ll likely be in a spot where there are no water hook-ups. If you’ve got a 90 gallon water tank then you should be good for a few days, but if you have something smaller, then you may think about bringing some bottled water, just in case. Take a look at the storage space in this 2014 Keystone Alpine!
One of the best things about tailgating events is the food! Are you planning on making it in your kitchen? You might want to double check to see if you can handle multiple people in the kitchen, and all the goodies you have to bring along for feeding a crowd. You definitely don’t want to be the one to run out of food. Check out the kitchen in this 2015 Heartland Bighorn, you could have a party, just in the kitchen!
RVs are built with the outdoors in mind, so be sure you take advantage of all they have to offer. Many fifth wheels are built with an outdoor kitchen with a refrigerator, grill and sink, so you can cook your burgers and hot dogs without having to keep going inside to wash off, or get another drink! Some models also have outdoor TV mounts so you can get your chairs set up and enjoy watching the game outdoors.
Fifth wheels generally have a higher sleeping capacity than travel trailers, so you want to take into account just how many people you expect to travel with you on a regular basis. If it’s just going to be you and your significant other, then there’s no need for a 35′ RV with sleeping capacity for 9 (unless you really want it).
As I mentioned before, you’ll likely be in a spot where there are no water hook-ups, so the chances are high that you’ll also be without electrical hook-ups, too! Be sure and carry a generator with you to keep your RV running smoothly. I’ve even seen a few people around here who have converted to solar and are loving it!
If you’re ready to get in the game of tailgating, it’s time to check out our fifth wheels for sale in Virginia and hit the road.
Photo Credit: By Silar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons