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Attention: The Freedom Grill FG-50 is now the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill. Same great craftsmanship and quality, just new colors and theme. If green is not your color, see our video tutorial on how to customize the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill to your own team colors.

margaritaville_tailgating_grill.jpgGreat tailgating gear needs to be portable, convenient, affordable and functional. I have been to more than my fair share of tailgate parties and rarely have I experienced those four characteristics in one single product. That was true until I tailgated with my own Freedom Grill FG-50. The Freedom Grill is by far and away, hands down, the coolest and best tailgating essential on the market today. (click images to see larger size and more detailed.)

The fact that you can attach a full sized gas grill to the back of your tailgating vehicle, drive with it on and start grilling five minutes after you park is simply amazing. As long as you have a standard 2″ tow hitch receiver on your truck, trailer or SUV, you can use the Freedom Grill. No more worrying about if your grill leaked meat juices in the back of your SUV. The Freedom Grill rides outside of your vehicle and once parked, swings away from your tailgate or SUV lift gate allowing you access to all your other tailgating gear.

Check out this short video with Stephen Linn to see exactly how easy it is to grill with the Freedom Grill.

My own experience with the Freedom Grill FG-50 could not have been better. My first time using the Freedom Grill, I was amazed at how fast the grill reached 500°F. (the optimum temperature for grilling.) The FG-50 has a 20,000 BTU stainless steel burner under a 352 square-inch cooking area. That means it has enough room to cook the fattest of Tri-Tip steaks and more than enough heating power to have your food come out just to your liking. Make sure to keep an eye on your food and know when to flip your meat. The Freedom Grill is pretty awesome but can’t turn your brats while you are off playing cornhole.

For years I tailgated with a Coleman RoadTrip Grill. It was a nice grill and served me well. Now that I have a Freedom Grill, I doubt that little guy will see the tailgating parking lot ever again. The Freedom Grill is without a doubt the one piece of tailgating gear you have to have if you want to be taken seriously as a tailgater. There is no equivalent and there is no substitute for a Freedom Grill.

I put together a demonstration video on the speed and ease of setting up a Freedom Grill FG-50 compared to my old Coleman Road Trip Grill. You’ll see that with the Freedom Grill you are up and cooking well before you would if you used a Coleman Road Trip Grill. See for yourself.

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7 Responses to “To Be Taken Seriously As a Tailgater, You Need a Freedom Grill”

  1. [...] This has to be the manliest grill you’ll find. A Grill that attaches to your tow hitch and rides outside your truck or SUV. Perfect for tailgating. http://www.tailgatingideas.com/freedomgrill/ [...]

  2. Lahr says:

    As much as I love this grill, won’t this cause you to get pulled over by the cops on the interstate at least 4 times on the way to the game because it completely blocks your back license plate from view?

  3. Dave says:

    Lahr, you do bring up a valid concern but it is one that is easily fixed. The Freedom Grill guys have brackets that attach to the patented swing arm that allow for you to drive with your car tag in full view. If the Freedom Grill blocks view of your license plate, just unscrew the plate from its normal location and place it on the brackets on the swing arm. Takes 2 minutes and I do this every time I go tailgating with the Freedom Grill. In doing this I have never been pulled over. Actually the only time I was pulled over with the Freedom Grill attached to my SUV was by a cop who thought it was the coolest thing ever. He pulled me over to ask where he could get his own.

  4. Captain Dan says:

    How much to custom paint my grill and have the host show up to cook on it for me all day long?

  5. Dave says:

    @ Captain Dan – Placing pinky finger to mouth like Dr. Evil…. “One Million Dollars!”.

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