All across the country, the leaves on the trees are changing colors, and the cool, crisp days of fall are not far off. For thousands of fans across the country, that means one thing: football season is here. For die-hard fans, the start of football season also means the start of tailgating season. From “The Swamp” at the University of Florida to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, fans are packing up grills, filling coolers, and heading to the stadium hours before kickoff to celebrate the full game-day experience.
First, the basics. No tailgate party would be complete without a grill, plenty of meat (with all the fixins’), and a cooler full of beverages. More elaborate setups can include furniture, canopies, music, and even satellite TV. Your parking spot is also important; securing a spot in a lot close to the stadium ensures that you can enjoy your party and still get to the game before kickoff.Find additional information at Los Angeles trailer hitches.
Many sports fans have trailer hitches on their vehicles for towing boats, campers, and all sorts of trailers. With a little work, these same hitches can be used to bring your tailgating experience to another level. Vendors of trailer hitch accessories sell everything you need to put your trailer hitch to work on game day. The most basic (and economical) option is to show your team spirit with a trailer hitch cover with your team’s logo on it. Hitch covers are available for just about every team out there, including NFL, MLB, and many colleges. If you can’t find a hitch cover for your favorite team, some manufacturers also produce customized hitch covers that you can personalize. An added benefit of trailer hitch covers is that they keep dirt and grime out of your hitch receiver when you are not towing.
Beyond trailer hitch covers, there are several other trailer hitch accessories that will allow you to use your trailer hitch to put on the ultimate tailgate party. Transporting grills, coolers, tables, chairs, and everything else from home to the stadium takes a lot of space. Fortunately, the trailer hitch industry has come up with several great solutions for those of us that constantly run out of room for stuff (and people!) in our vehicles.
If lack of space is holding you back from throwing the kind of tailgate you would like to, trailer hitch mounted cargo carriers are a terrific way to add cargo capacity to your vehicle. The cargo carriers are essentially a platform that can carry several hundred pounds and are perfect for coolers, grills, and other tailgating essentials. In addition to adding cargo space, carrying the cargo on a hitch-mounted carrier keeps the mess outside of the vehicle and cuts down on post-game cleaning. And once you have a hitch-mounted carrier, you can use it any time you need more space – family road trips, moving, camping, etc.
Small, portable grills will get the job done for small parties, but for large gatherings a full-size grill is a must. Rather than loading up your patio grill in the back of your truck or SUV, you can now buy a hitch-mounted grill. Some models come equipped with swing arms that allow you to move the grill out of the way of the tailgate and use the grill without ever disconnecting it from the vehicle. If you are planning on throwing the largest of parties, a trailer hitch mounted grill might be your best bet. These grills have the space to feed as many hungry fans as you want!
Whether you are a tailgating rookie, or a veteran of more seasons than you can remember, using your trailer hitch can allow you to take your tailgate party to the next level. Whether it is as simple as a trailer hitch cover with your favorite team’s logo, or as elaborate as a hitch mounted grill, using your hitch can have you tailgating in style all season long!