RV Tailgating—It’s Time to Join the Crowd!

Are you one of the twenty to sixty million Americans who throw tailgate parties at concerts, NASCAR races and sporting events each year? If not, it’s time to join the crowd!  

Among the millions who set up gourmet grills, taco tables and finger food buffets before during and after the big event, you might be surprised to learn who’s in the next parking spot. The majority (fifty-nine percent) have college degrees and fall between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four.

Love to grill? You’re in good company! Ninety percent of parking lot chefs break out the grill as part of their treasured tailgating routine. Don’t own a vehicle that doubles as a mobile kitchen? No problem! An RV rental makes it easy and affordable to plan and prepare your tailgate masterpieces.

Forget the packaged snacks and dips! Score a home run (or a touchdown!) with food your friends and family will remember. Savory salads, secret grilling sauces and mouthwatering marinades are just three of the ways to bring your tailgating crowd to its feet.

Here are some top tips for preparing memorable tailgate cuisine:

  • Go with portable foods that can make the trip down the parking lot as you visit with the rest of the fans. Sliders, mini tacos, lettuce wraps and other finger foods work well as a moveable feast.
  • With advance prep at home, your entire menu can hit the table at once. Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen after kickoff? Some foods can even be made ahead of time and kept cold in your RV’s refrigerator.
  • Get creative! With an assist from your handy RV kitchen, this is the perfect time to pull out the stops and treat your fellow fans to flavorful side dishes, salads and desserts, as well as your taste bud teasing main course.
  • Support your team! What can you prepare that brings your team to mind—KU Quesadillas, Crimson Tide Crab Salad or 49’er Gold Shrimp Nuggets? You might just start a tradition!

Who knows? Your tailgate party could make it to the game highlights for your friends and family. As a matter of fact, thirty five percent of tailgaters don’t actually attend the game, they’re so busy having fun in the parking lot!

So, let’s run down the game plan for successful RV tailgating:

  • Book your RV rental as soon as you buy your tickets.
  • Check the stadium or venue’s tailgating rules and always respect the space of fellow tailgaters.
  • Plan creative, easy to cook recipes for maximum game day enjoyment.
  • Don’t forget to tie your menu to your team!

Bring your best game to RV tailgating—it’s easy with a well-equipped RV kitchen and creative, easy to eat menus. No matter if the big event is a concert, ball game or NASCAR race, a tailgate party always adds to the excitement. Isn’t it time you joined the party in the parking lot?

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RV to the Super Bowl This Year

Planning to attend the Feb. 1, 2015 Super Bowl but need help finding accommodations? Here’s an idea—why not RV to the Super Bowl this year? Renting a motorhome offers football fans flexibility, comfort and affordability as they travel to enjoy the big game.football

We’ve gathered the facts you’ll need to know to get the most out of your 2015 Super Bowl RV Adventure to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Here’s the game plan:

Where to Rent an RV: El Monte has locations all over the US, including one right in Phoenix, Arizona. Click here to find the El Monte RV Rental location most convenient for your trip.

What an RV Rental Offers Football Fans: You could try to find a last minute hotel room somewhere in the Phoenix metro area, but why bother when a motorhome offers all the comforts of home to Super Bowl fans? Convenient RV kitchens allow you to prepare all your favorite foods and beverages as you camp along your way to Arizona. Skip the fast food and save your money for Game Day!

Depending on the RV models available at the nearest El Monte RV Rental location, you’ll find sleeping accommodations to suit everyone along for the ride to Phoenix. Just let us know how many fans you’ll be traveling with and we’ll help you choose the right RV for the trip.

Where to Camp in the Phoenix Area: Camping in the Phoenix area is your gateway not only to Super Bowl excitement but also dozens of attractions to enjoy before and after Game Day. Use this convenient list of Arizona RV campgrounds to start your search for the perfect Super Bowl home base.

More about RV Camping to the Super Bowl: Traveling by RV to the 2015 Super Bowl in Glendale, AZ will be an adventure you’ll long remember. Here are some tips for making it your best trip ever:

  • Call and reserve your RV rental AND your campsite now, to avoid last minute hassles.
  • Use the com highway conditions site to monitor weather and driving conditions during your trip.
  • You can use this link to learn more about parking and restrictions in the official Super Bowl parking areas.
  • Use the same link to get the official word on whether tailgating will be allowed at the 2015 Super Bowl. Whether it is or not, you’re going to have a great excuse throughout your trip to break out your favorite tailgating recipes! Plan your menu for the road using these recipes for delicious RV tailgating.
  • Don’t miss the other events being hosted throughout downtown Phoenix to honor the big game. Super Bowl Central is a free, family-friendly outdoor festival open nightly from Jan. 28 to Game Day with concerts, fireworks, autograph opportunities and plenty of vendors to feed your Super Bowl fix! You can also purchase tickets for the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center for the ultimate in football fan immersion.

Traveling by motorhome to the Super Bowl makes the ultimate NFL football experience even better. Use these tips to plan your trip, and contact us right now to get the right RV rental for your adventure.

Picture credits: The photo shown was found on Flickr Commons. It is licensed under the Explore/Creative Commons license.

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RV Football Tailgating – It’s Game On!

The college and NFL football seasons are in full swing, so what’s your game plan for the best RV tailgating season ever?

Syracuse University Football

Syracuse University Football

First things first; don’t own an RV?  No worries – we’ve got the plays mapped out for an affordable RV rental close to the game.  With that detail off your mind, let’s talk about your winning strategy for epic RV football tailgating.

Play #1: Do Your Tailgating Homework!

Parking the RV and firing up the grill is your ultimate goal, but first, you’ll need to do a little homework.  Find out before the game where you can park your motorhome, whether the stadium allows tailgating and how soon you can stake out a parking spot.

Whether you’re gearing up for college football tailgating or a pro football game is in your future, we’ve gathered a lot of advance intelligence.  Be sure to also contact the stadium if you have questions!

Play #2: Pick the Best RV Tailgating Recipes

Already have a respectable tailgating repertoire? Good for you!  Why not kick things up a notch this season by adding new game day desserts?  It’s easy in an RV kitchen!

Another way to build your fan base is by adding a sizzling side dish to your favorite barbeque or champion chili.  Grilled veggies, cheesy mini biscuits and rice & veggie salads are already emerging as MVPs this season.

But if you’re brand new to RV football tailgating, the field’s wide open!  Pick your favorite recipes for a crowd – your convenient RV kitchen makes prep time and cooking a snap kick.  If you need a little help planning the menu, sites like Chow.com have dozens of ideas for your pre-game feast.

Play #3: Game Day Tailgating Success

Every successful tailgating chef has a super secret sauce, brilliant barbeque brainstorm or spectacular side dish strategy, but what they all have in common is a plan.

Rent an El Monte RV and Save

Rent an El Monte RV and Save

  • Where will you park the RV on game day?
  • How much does RV parking cost?
  • Will you need electrical hook-ups to cook?
  • How many football-loving friends will you be feeding?
  • Who else is bringing game-time goodies?
  • What cooking and serving utensils will you use?
  • What groceries do you need and how will you pack them?
  • Will you bring the grill or cook for the crowd in your well-designed RV kitchen?
  • What beverages complement your menu?
  • RV storage is always an added plus; pack it up for any kind of weather!
  • For more ways to save visit El Monte RV’s Newsletter for RV specials!

Once you’ve got your tailgating playbook planned, it’s time for kickoff!  The convenience, comfort and affordability of RV tailgating at football games make it a tradition for thousands of fans.  Why not find out how tailgating in a motorhome can make your football season even more fantastic?

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An RV Adventure to the Super Bowl

Prepare for an RV trip of a lifetime!  The Super Bowl for 2014 will be played in New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium.  You can bet East Rutherford, NJ, residents are proud that their city has been honored with hosting this event.  On February 2, NFL fans are going to be descending on the region to be part of this historic game.  Traveling to this game in an RV is additional fun, even if the weather gets a bit cold.  There are a multitude of tips for winter travel online.

MetLife Stadium, New Jersey

MetLife Stadium, New Jersey

For Super Bowl XLVIII it is worth any preparation needed to get to New Jersey to enjoy the game.  In fact, you won’t be the only one braving the cold.  The MetLife Stadium is going to be the first open-air stadium to host the Super Bowl during these cold months.

It doesn’t have to be a hassle to be a great NFL fan.  You can find tips and tools for travel when you pick up your RV, making a trip as easy as possible.  When going to the Super Bowl, you’ll want a great home base for your adventure and the ideal spot is the Liberty Harbor Marina & RV Park.  This park is only 20 minutes away in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The park is one of the few in this region that is open all year round.  There are full hookup sites, a dump station, and restrooms with hot showers.  It is also near the light rails so you can get around with ease.

From your campground next to Liberty Harbor, you can get to Manhattan and see the sights. Just plan for your trip by taking the little extra time required for more fun!  Of course, the stadium where the Super Bowl takes place is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex.  Stick around after the game for other thrills, such as the Monster Jam on February 14 and 15.  Have you ever seen the Harlem Globetrotters?  It’s time to do so, and you can on February 17 at Meadowlands IZOD Center.

When coming to East Rutherford for the Super Bowl, remember, there will be no tailgating parties allowed.  Therefore, any “tailgating” will have to take place right in your campground with like-minded folks and before catching transport to the stadium.

Attendees cannot park away from the stadium and walk to the game, as no foot traffic will be allowed in.  There will be only 13,000 parking spots available for fans.  You can come to the stadium by light rail with a special pass or be dropped off by bus.  Cars will not be allowed to leave once dropping off any attendees.

If you get your Super Bowl tickets before they are sold out, you can look forward to a great game, marvelous entertainment, and a crowd who will enthusiastically cheer on their favorite team.  At halftime, you will enjoy a performance by Bruno Mars.  Don’t wait – get those tickets now and rent your RV for the trip.

For information on booking an RV Trip in or near Rutherford, New Jersey – CLICK HERE or if you need to rent a motor home outside of the state of New Jersey, CLICK HERE.

Picture credits: The picture of MetLife Stadium is from Vincent Santore on Flicker Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

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