Tailgate Like a Pro This Fall

Football and tailgating is a match made in sports heaven. There’s no better way to get pumped up for the big game than tailgating with friends and family. Try these RV rental tips to help you tailgate like a pro this football season. 

Arrive Early

As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Beat the crowds and the game-day traffic by arriving early in the morning to get the best parking spot. RVs require a larger footprint and it’s best to stake your claim early to ensure you have enough space for the perfect game-day setup, including room for your RV, grilling space, outdoor seating for your group and places to display your team’s colors. 

Plan Ahead

Just like when camping, it’s helpful to pre-plan your meals. The more prep work you do ahead of time, the less you have to do onsite the day of the game. This includes tasks like chopping vegetables, packing your cooler and marinating meat overnight. This way, you can spend more time enjoying the tailgate than in the RV kitchen. Check out some of these easy grilling recipes for inspiration. 

In addition to grilling, don’t be afraid to bring out the slow cooker for game-day ease. Football essentials like chili, BBQ pork and macaroni and cheese can all be made in a Crockpot. Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker when you park and everything will be ready in time for the pre-game party. 


Display Your Team Colors

Tailgate like a pro and let people know which team you’re rooting for with fun decorations. Items like team-themed corn hole boards, food trays, beverage buckets, drink coozies and flags will make your tailgate a fan destination. This is a great way to make new friends and inspire camaraderie with your fellow tailgaters. 

Make A Weekend Out Of It

Since all Cruise America rentals are for at least three days, your RV unit is yours for the weekend. Find a nearby campsite and keep the celebration going with your crew. Think of it as a football-lover’s staycation. Make your predictions prior to the game or reminisce on player highlights the day after. Either way, your crew is sure to enjoy a weekend filled with good company and football. 


These tips will help you celebrate in style and tailgate like a pro this football season. Round up the crew and reserve your RV early because game-day weekends book up quickly. Share your fan-tastic photos with us by following @CruiseAmericaRV on social media and using #BeThereNow.