Fifth wheel trailers have many uses and advantages. They are a favorite amongst the wild group at the sand dunes because they provide the storage room for dune buggies, sand rails, ATVs, etc. while also providing comfort and plenty of living space for a big group. The fifth wheel RV is also popular amongst retired owners who enjoy traveling full time because of its ability to serve as a detached “home base” while the tow vehicle is used to zip around town with far less maneuvering hassle and a drastic decrease in the amount of gas needed for the day. These two examples represent the two extremes. The fifth wheel RV is loved by many falling in between these two polar opposites for all of the same reasons.
Many agree that the fifth wheel is the very best RV around, but there’s one moment during which the fifth wheel trailer is in the very peak of its glory and that’s during the tailgate party. RVers who wish to throw the perfect tailgate party don’t HAVE to own a fifth wheel, but they’ll probably consider trading their vehicle in for one by the time they’ve pulled off the shindig because it lends itself to the setup so easily.
Throwing the Perfect Tailgate Party:
- The Fifth Wheel Trailer: Any RV will do, but fifth wheel trailers are the best, hands down.
- Find the Nearest Live Music or Sporting Event: Obsession with the event performer or sports team is not required, but a minimal knowledge of the event topic is preferable and picking up a banner or two is recommended. It’s festive.
- Claim a Central Location in the Nearby Parking Lot or Open Area: Set up camp (table, chairs, coolers, grill, etc.) early to avoid being crowded out.
- Food and Drink: It should go without saying, but just in case…
- Activities: Stop losing tailgaters to the party next door. Bring along an easy to make, easy to cart around game like Ladder Ball, Beanbag Toss, Beer Pong, etc.
- Music: Can there be a party without music? It’s questionable. Test the setup prior to departure to make sure that the speaker system in place will be working for the tailgate party.
Naysayers may try to claim that the tailgate party is a simplistic effort to avoid the exorbitant prices at concession stands, but true tailgate partiers know that to simplify the tailgate party into such a paltry and narrow realm is to overlook an entire subculture. It’s not really about the tailgate party at all. The success of any major event is due in large part to the tailgaters. They arrive first and leave last. They provide safety in numbers for the hoards of late arrivals and early leave takers. The tailgaters tend to provide parking guidance by acting as a beacon for those who might otherwise never have determined where event attendees were intended to park. For the true tailgater, the event isn’t even the main event. It’s the reason for the tailgate party. Get the fifth wheel trailers in place…it’s time for another perfect tailgate party.