Five Tailgating Essentials to Bring to Your Next Game

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If you’re a football fan, you’re probably also a lover of tailgating, the fine art of cooking out and partying with your fellow fans before a game. Tailgating is tons of fun, but it also requires a lot of preparation, and whether or not you bring all the necessities can make or break your party. Here are five tailgating essentials you’ll never want to be without again.

A cooler

No one likes a warm beer or soda, and coolers are also good for keeping perishable foods cold, like meat and veggies. Don’t forget the ice! You’ll also want to remember bottle openers (if you’re not just drinking twist tops), kid-friendly drinks, and water. It’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re drinking.

Pre-prepared food (and the grill)

Cook some food in advance! Sides, cooked sandwich toppers, and desserts can all be made the day before so you don’t spend the entire time manning the grill. Don’t forget lighter fluid!

Comforts from home

You will want chairs, blankets for when it’s cold, a tent or some kind of cover in case of bad weather, and a table to eat at. You’ll also have a much better time if you bring some entertainment, like a sound system that hooks up to your truck—especially if you’re listening to the game instead of watching.

Decorations

Make your truck easy to find for friends who are joining you and celebrate your team with flags and other decorations.

Safety measures

Bring jumper cables, a flashlight, and any tools you might need if you have car troubles. And protect yourself too! Apply sunscreen regularly and don’t spend too much time in the sun.

Ford Towing Easier than Ever with New Super Duty

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The new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Nothing beats Ford towing, especially with the new 2017 Super Duty lineup leading the truck segment with a whopping conventional towing capacity of 21,000 lbs. Motor Trend’s first drive of the 2017 F-250 Super Duty XL 2WD Regular Cab found that the Super Duty takes every measure to make towing as safe and easy as possible.

Technology Features

With the Super Duty’s necessary large size, seeing around you to make turns can be hard—so Ford installed seven cameras that tell your computer what’s around you. Two side-mirror cameras, a tailgate camera, one on the high center brake light, and two in front. The two front cameras have two duties: one goes directly to the interior camera, and one is part of the lane departure warning system.

Safety Features

Super Duty has unique active safety features tailored to trailering, making it the best truck on the market to buy for safe and easy towing. The Blind Spot Information System is adjustable so you can cover your trailer as well as the truck. Jackknife warning and backup guidance help with some of the most precarious parts of trailering.

With an available turbodiesel engine and standard gas V8, the Super Duty has the power and technology to do any job. You won’t find a better heavy-duty truck than the 2017 Super Duty.