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Mailbag: Seeking Custom Tailgating Trailer Advice

Posted by Dave On January - 28 - 2011

Florida Gator Tailgating GrillI got an email from a loyal reader, Jeff, who is an avid Florida Gators fan and tailgater. It was his tailgating grill that he converted to Florida Gators colors and theme and we shared the photos with you back in October.

This time Jeff is working on a bigger project; converting a 6′ x 12′ trailer into a pimped out tailgating trailer. Since this is a complete DIY job he thought it might be a good idea to ask for some direction and advice on completing the project. So if you have done your own tailgating trailer conversion or have some knowledge that might help him out, please leave a comment below this post.

Here is Jeff’s original email to me:

Hey Dave,

First off, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your site. I could not tell you how many ideas I have taken from tailgatingideas.com. I also ended up sending you the pictures of my gator grill, last season. I have taken on a bigger project this off season. I purchased a 6×12 foot trailer to turn into my dream tailgating machine! Expect pictures after it is completed! I have noticed trailer projects like mine, are becoming more and more common. It would be nice to be able to find hints and help from one place, along with the product reviews you already do. I can’t even tell you how many hours I have spent Googling this stuff. I have been trying to collect everything I need for my trailer. But that is easier said than done. I have also been debating between a few options, that I find reviews would be helpful with. I think it might be worth writing about a few of them, or letting people know where they can find them.

The hardest thing to find has been a NCAA team Keg tap handle. Do you have any idea where I can find these? The only place I have found one is here, http://beertapguy.com/storename/taphandle/dept/235011/ItemDetail-10471075.aspx. They only offer custom made taps. I don’t know if you know of a place that might sell them, but I know I have seen them in bars! If you Google it this is all I can get http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/florida-gators-beer-kegerator-bar-tap-handle. (You might have to click on the space the picture is suppose to be to see it)

I already have a kegerator, but have debated a Super Keg Cooler like the one here, http://www.belson.com/super-cooler.htm. I think that would be a fun toy for you to get your hands on!

Countless hours have been spent on electrical wiring research, to figure out the best way to wire my trailer. From the generator, to the lights, and outlets (TV’s, sound, kegerator, etc.). When I do research online there is not much help. It would be nice if you could have someone write about their set up and directions. I know this might be beyond the realm of what you are interested in doing, so just a thought.

Again, thank you for all the time and effort you put into your site and taking the time to read my email!

If you have any advice or any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below and help out a fellow tailgater achieve his dream of having a killer tailgating trailer.

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