Fall is here, and with it comes falling leaves, football season, and tailgating! While most people might bring their truck or fan for their tailgating party, the real pros bring out their RV. RVs are perfect for tailgating because they provide all the equipment you need to host a great party, and they also provide a place to get away from it all if you want some space to yourself. When the weather turns for the worse, you can keep your RV warm, and you’ll be protected from the elements.
For RV owners, using their RV for tailgating is another way to make the most out of their investment in. Read on to learn our favorite tips for tailgating in an RV. If you’re still in the market for your first RV, or you’re interested in just renting an RV for an event filled weekend, stop by Ryan’s RV Town. We’re located in Everett, near Seattle, and we proudly serve the areas of Tacoma, Bellingham, and Vancouver, Washington.
Cook Ahead of Time
One amazing trick for making your party smooth and fun is to get the cooking out of the way earlier in the day so you’re free to enjoy spending time with your guests. The best way to do this is to cook your food and then keep it warm until the party starts. A slow cooker will do this job, and if you need to warm it back up a little bit when you get to the party, just plug it in and in a matter of minutes, you’ll have hot, delicious food. For non-liquid foods, try using a cooler to keep food warm. That’s right, a cooler will also work to keep food hot if you pack the food in with a few hot packs instead of ice.
Get Ready for the Game by Turning on Football
If you can’t wait for the game to get started, try getting ready revved up by watching a game beforehand. You can do this by bringing your RV TV outdoors and setting it up under the awning. The awning will help to protect your TV from the elements and also reduce glare. Just make sure to bring either a coaxial, USB, or whatever other cable you need to hook up to your RV’s satellite system.
Propane Grills Make Cleanup Easy
While many of us prefer the flavor offered by charcoal grills, propane grills offer a distinct advantage when tailgating. Charcoal grills can be sort of a pain to clean up when you’re done grilling because they leave you with a pile of red-hot ash and burning embers. You can always douse this with water, but then you’re left with an ashy slurry. Instead, use a propane grill for quick and easy clean up.
Create a Mobile Hand Washing Station
When mealtime comes, people will want to wash their hands. If you don’t want everyone to crowd into your RV, you can set up a mobile hand washing station outdoors. A bucket with a spigot set on a table above a collection bucket will give you a quick and easy solution.
Use a Toolbox to Organize Plates, Cups, and Flatware
Keeping everything organized is important when you’re tailgating, and a toolbox can serve as a fun and festive organizer for plates, flatware, and cups. If you’re using a new one, make sure to clean it out thoroughly so you don’t get any dirt or grease on your dinnerware!
Keep Your RV Warm
When the weather starts getting really cold or wet, you might want a place to refuge before the game. Make sure to keep your RV warm and comfortable so that when the weather turns nasty, you’ll be able to shelter yourself and all your guests!
Tailgating is a great time, especially if you’re properly prepared. Give some of our tips a shot at your next tailgating party! When you need parts or services for your RV, stop by Ryan’s RV Town. We’re located in Everett, Washington, near Seattle, Bellingham, Tacoma, and Vancouver.