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Video: How To Make A Cornhole Bag In 3 Minutes

Posted by Dave On August - 11 - 2009

Seeing how cornhole is still the king of tailgating games in the parking lot (beer pong is gaining on it though) here is a great tutorial on how to make your own cornhole bags. The maker of the video suggests using duck cloth canvas with a lockstitch for best results. Also, remember that official cornhole bags should contain 1 lb. of whole corn to comply with standard cornhole regulation play.

If you watched the above video you probably heard a song playing in the background. That was “The Corhole Song” performed by Rhett & Link. I have provided it here as well. Enjoy!


Margaritaville Tailgating Grill StadiumBy now you are probably familiar with the Freedom Grill FG-50. You know, the full size tailgating grill that attaches to your 2″ tow hitch receiver and rides on the outside of your vehicle to and from the game?

Recently Freedom Grill partnered with Jarden Consumer Solutions to offer the FG-50 exclusively as the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill.  It’s the same great grill you have come to know and love from Freedom Grill – but now with all the power, passion and party of the Margaritaville brand. (You probably will recognize the Margaritaville brand name from the Margaritaville Margarita Makers you have seen in the parking lots.) The major changes from the old FG-50 to the new Margaritaville Tailgating Grill includes a new accent color and unique graphics promoting the relaxed lifestyle of the islands. The same quality and durable craftsmanship you have come to expect and rely on from Freedom Grill is still built right into the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill. Hard-core Parrottheads and casual fans of Jimmy Buffet definitely should look into getting one of these to complete their pre-concert party spread.

Take a look at the new Margaritaville Tailgating Grill and you’ll notice the subtle changes that have been made compared to the old FG-50 model. (Click the image for an even larger, more detailed view.)



As you would expect, the “Nuts and Bolts” features of the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill include a 20,000 BTU propane grill with 352-square-inch cooking space. It also features a removable grill head with built-in legs, foldout side tables and integrated side handles. The main feature that still makes it a Freedom Grill is the patented swing arm that attaches to any vehicle with a standard 2″ receiver hitch and swings away from your vehicle when its time to grill. The Margaritaville Tailgating Grill suggested retail price is $399.99 and is offered in numerous places on the web including Amazon.com, Freedom Grill and the Margaritaville Cargo Online Store.

Attention: If green is not your color, see our video tutorial on how to customize the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill to your own team colors.

Z-Bench Special Football Season Pricing Announced

Posted by Dave On August - 11 - 2009

Back in June we told you about the Z-Bench and how it serves four functions as a bench, table, step and a cargo hold for the bed of your pick-up truck. In an effort to “stimulate your tailgate”, pricing on the Z-Bench has been cut drastically.

For a limited time until the NFL season kicks off, you can buy your own Z-Bench for $349 and that price includes the shipping. Take a look at the Z-Bench video and see how many different ways you could use a Z-Bench.

Special pricing on the Z-Bench ends on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The vast majority of the NFL regular season football games kick-off on September 13th so make sure to get your Z-Bench before then.

Tow Hitch TV Mounts After You Park

Posted by Dave On August - 10 - 2009

With football season rapidly approaching I have been getting quite a few emails asking me about the Tow Hitch TV. You may recall back in 2007 we discovered the Tow Hitch TV that uses your 2″ tow hitch receiver to mount a flat screen TV off the back of your truck or SUV. Many of the questions asked pertain to if you can drive while the Tow Hitch TV is attached to the back of your vehicle. The simple answer is no.

The Tow Hitch TV is meant to be transported in the bed of your truck or inside the cargo area of your SUV while the vehicle is in motion. It is after you park your vehicle is the right time to place the Tow Hitch TV into your trailer hitch. This will free up valuable table space your flat screen would require if it were mounted on a stand. Also, the Tow Hitch TV also places the flat screen at eye level for those sitting in folding chairs.

Tow Hitch TV

You can purchase your very own Tow Hitch TV directly from our online tailgating store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com. The cost of the unit itself (you supply the flat screen TV, of course) is $200 + $30 flat rate shipping anywhere in the United States. All Tow Hitch TV mounts ship from Pasadena, California.

Video: Port-o-Pong – Behind The Glory

Posted by Dave On August - 9 - 2009

The guys over at Port-o-Pong had a little bit of fun doing a promotional photo shoot for their newest line of inflatable beer pong tables. You know Port-o-Pong. It’s the beer pong table that looks like a pool raft. Well, they put together a little video of some of the fun and outtakes from their photo shoot and put it up online. Those looking for a few bikini clad hotties will not be disappointed either.

You can buy one directly from Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com for $49.99. Multiple shipping options are available including overnight delivery. Visit the product page HERE for more information and ordering instructions. To buy a Port-o-Pong Inflatable Beer Pong Table now, just click HERE.





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