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UNC Charlotte Tailgating Grill

Posted by Dave On September - 18 - 2013

UNC Charlotte Tailgating Grill

Much to the chagrin of tailgaters everywhere, the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill, and to a larger extent the Freedom Grill FG-50, are not completely extinct but spotting one in a tailgating parking lot is like seeing a 1956 Desoto on a road trip. We even gave these grills a proper send off when we wrote the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill Eulogy back in March of 2012. Reader Brent emailed us saying he had customized his Margaritaville Grill and wanted to share photos of it. His email said,

Hey Guys,

My alma mater has finally started a football progam and it’s off to a great start. To support my Charlotte 49ers, I’ve customized my Margaritaville Grill and would like to send you pics for your website. Where/how can I send you pics of my grill?

Thanks, Brent

As you may have guessed, we were definitely interested in seeing his handy work. He sent in the photos and check it out. (Click images to see larger, detailed view)

As you can see in the above gallery, Brent’s attention to detail was unrivaled and he even customized his propane tank.

Nice work Brent and glad to see the few grills out there getting some spirit.

Memphis Tailgating Grill

Posted by Dave On September - 18 - 2012

Here at TailgatingIdeas.com, we love the resolve and the commitment fans have to show their support for their team. Despite the fact that Margaritaville Tailgating Grills are harder to find than a vegan at a BBQ competition, many of you are finding ways to customize them to team colors and logos.

Last week it was Josh who did his own SDSU tailgating grill. Before that it was a reader submitted University of Miami Hurricanes tailgating grill.

Now comes this Memphis Tigers tailgating grill submitted by reader Jason who is also an RSS subscriber. Check out his creation. He told us in his email the swing arm is not customized yet but the grill itself is ready for the parking lot.

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SDSU tailgating grill

Posted by Dave On September - 3 - 2012

You can tell it is football season and by that we mean prime tailgating season. Even though the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill is harder to find than a cheeseburger at a vegan support group, our readers are still finding ways to customize them to show their team spirit.

Last week it was a Miami Hurricanes fan who did his own “U” tailgating grill. This weekend we got these photos in from Josh who customized his grill to represent the San Diego State Aztecs. Check out his grill that will be the only one of its kind in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot on Saturdays.

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The “U” tailgating grill

Posted by Dave On August - 28 - 2012

Way back in 2010 one of our readers submitted photos of his own customized Miami Tailgating Grill. Well, he is back with some updated photos because he upgraded his previously customized grill to a new color scheme.

Despite Margaritaville discontinuing the manufacture of these grills, many tailgaters are either updating or choosing to take their existing grill and customize it to their own team colors and logos. This grill will be making an appearance very soon.

Miami Grill

Miami Grill

Clemson Tailgating Grill

Posted by Dave On January - 4 - 2012

With the new year comes a new example of how to get creative when it comes to customizing a Margaritaville Tailgating Grill. This one was completed actually last year as a Christmas gift for one lucky Clemson Tigers fan. As you can see by the photos it was completed after the sun had set so we apologize for the dark images. Despite being dark out you can see that we customized the swing arm to appear to look like a tiger’s tail.

If you haven’t been paying attention lately you should know that the availability of these Margaritaville Tailgating Grills is getting more and more scarce. It would appear that Margaritaville has no intention of manufacturing more so when the last of the grills are sold, they will be gone forever. We checked all the local Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in our area to find they were all sold out. These grills were on clearance specials so it is no wonder they sold so quickly. So the long and the short of it is, if you have always wanted one of these grills for your tailgating set-up, you better act now before they are all gone and you have to pay a King’s ransom to get one.

If you would like to see more photos of other Custom Tailgating Grills, click HERE.





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