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How To Tailgate With Your 4x4 Pickup Truck or SUV

Best Tailgating Tips

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The Original Bar-B-Gater by 12th Man

The Original Bar-B-Gater by 12th Man

If it's Fall, odds are most of us are participating in, watching, or cheering on some kind of sports team. And for many fans, a game is not a game unless a tailgate precedes it. Taking it one step further... If you've got a 4WD Pick up Truck or SUV, chances are your vehicle serves as home base for your friends and family at the tailgate party!

Following is the best tailgater's guide for where to go, what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, how to stay warm, funny and practical tips, facts about tailgating, and much, much more! Regardless of whether you like to tailgate at music concerts, football games, basketball games, auto races, hockey games, or baseball games... this is the best place to find helpful tips for tailgating in your Truck or SUV.

The Art of Tailgating
Fanatical fans and tailgaters show their team spirit by their food, their attire, and their vehicles. Here are the top features to look for when choosing your tailgating vehicle, and the best tailgating vehicles you can buy.

Did you know there's even a Commissioner of Tailgating? It's true. Commissioner Joe is a tailgating guru and he's visiting NFL and college stadiums across America on the Tailgating America Tour 2006 looking for the most "fanatical" fans, tasting what's cooking on the grill, and searching for the latest and greatest tailgating toys.

How do you know when you're a professional tailgater?... According to some, it's all about envy! If people are walking by you, wishing they were doing what you're doing, then you're a Professional Tailgater.

Everyone has a story or two about their experiences tailgating. Here are some of the best tailgating experiences sent in by tailgaters across America. Those who tailgate regularly, perhaps even obsessively, have a wealth of tailgating tips to share. Following are some tips from the pros, as well as some humorous tailgating tips.

For some little known facts about tailgating, this tailgating trivia was gathered from parking lots across America.

Where to Tailgate
When it comes to tailgating, the best locations are too numerous to count. You can tailgate at concerts, auto races, football games, basketball games, hockey games, soccer games, kids sporting events, and more.

Johnny Roadtrip is a one-of-a-kind sports travel and information site. There, you can find out what's going in for any city or team for any given date. You can even find out when two teams will play each other! Check out the top tailgating schools, and the best places for NFL Football tailgating, as well as NASCAR and baseball tailgating.

And, if you're stuck at home unable to get out and tailgate, then Tailgate TV is for you! It captures the spirit and enthusiasm of sports fans who gather every week at football and NASCAR events around the United States. After the game, pop in one of these top football movies to round out your day of football.

What To Take
When it comes to tailgating, you can never take too much -- whether it be food, drink, or gadgets. Here's the ultimate tailgater's checklist to make your tailgate party the best. (You don't want to be viewed as a "rookie" now, do you?...)

And everyone knows that grilling dogs, burgers, and brats along with downing a few brews is an important part of the tailgating experience. That, and the aroma of bar-b-que permeating the air. Here are some great food prep tips and menu ideas for your tailgate party.

It's important to recognize that most tailgating delicacies are high in fat and cholesterol, so give yourself permission to enjoy. Take a break from your low-fat diet, grab a roll of paper towels, and enjoy a winning menu with these great tailgating recipes! Here are some food packing and preparation tips.

As far as liquid refreshments go, here are the facts -- and nothing but the facts -- about beer.

And remember, alcohol only provides temporary warmth. Too much will de-sensitize you to the cold, but not protect you from its effects. Here's how to stay warm when it's cold outside.

Tailgating Gadgets & Gizmos
If you want to be king (or queen) of the parking lot this year, then make sure you have the latest tailgating accessories available for your vehicle. And, with these great tailgating products, game day will never be the same!

If there's one thing that's certain: Tailgating unites fans from all walks of life, and it's a great way to make new friends. In the parking lot, we're all on the same team!

And... we've saved the best for last. Check out these incredible tailgating facts and statistics from the Commissioner of Tailgating!

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