With autumn’s onset comes the return of football and all it entails: Monday morning watercooler debriefs, adults in wildly oversized jerseys, meditations on the meaning of pigskin and, maybe most important, tailgating. Perhaps you’re in the market for a new vehicle and considering tailgating capabilities as much as your team’s strength of schedule; while we can’t help with the latter, below are a few features we’ve noted recently to aid with the former.
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Stashing Your Supplies
The proper form for tailgating requires more than mere rabid fandom. You need chairs and tents, food to cook, drinks to drink, things to cook and drink with … you get the idea. But there’s more you can do for storage than merely buying a vehicle with the most cargo space.
GM’s full-size pickup trucks have been offering the MultiPro (for GMC’s Sierra 1500) or Multi-Flex Tailgate (Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500) for a few model years now. They’re configurable tailgates with six separate functions, a couple of which can allow you to safely carry longer items like your tent in the bed. Bonus: A factory-installed accessory specific to these tailgates is a weatherproof two-channel, 100-watt Bluetooth sound system to help make your truck the envy (or eyeroll) of the parking lot.