Tips for Buying a Bus for Tailgating the Big Game

Tips for Buying a Bus for Tailgating the Big Game
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More people are buying school buses to convert into homes or even to race. Why not use one for tailgating? Take a look at these tips for buying a bus for tailgating the big game. It might be the ultimate way to host your next sports feast.

Shop Pre-Owned

If you want to go high-end, don’t let us stop you. But you might be surprised at how inexpensive buses can be even when they’re in great shape. Government regulations require that school buses be retired after 12 years even if they have no problems. Study up ahead of time on what you’re looking for, but be open to any deals on the lot. And ask about any customization you’re interested in before taking it home. They might be able to hook you up with a paint job in your team’s colors.

Pimp Your Bus

If some of your happiest moments have occurred while tailgating, commit to the lifestyle by customizing your bus. Have fun with it, especially if you’re a handy DIYer. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Install a flat-screen
  • Remove or rearrange seats
  • Build in a buffet
  • Invest in a full-size refrigerator
  • Attach a fold-out canopy

Take Advantage of Storage

If you invest in a coach bus with storage underneath and above the seats, you can really go to town. Pack whatever will make you and your guests comfortable. Some suggestions:

  • Espresso machine
  • Giant Jenga
  • Hot dog cart
  • Popcorn machine
  • Comforters
  • Karaoke machine
  • Pet fountain

Tailgate From Home

This is actually a great time to trick out a party bus, so it’ll be ready to go by the time it’s safe to gather again. But you don’t have to wait to test out your new bus. One of the essential tips for buying a bus for tailgating is to use it early and often. Park it in the driveway and get geared up for the game, even if it’s just you and your family. Everyone is going stir crazy inside, so even an escape to an outdoor game room will be a novelty. It may not be football season, but you can use it to celebrate anything or just to get away from it all.

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