Soccer season is finally here. Every Sunday for the foreseeable future, everyone will be busy from morning until Sunday Night Football ends. Many people love to attend the local games and arrive very early. You need a truck if you’re one of those people who likes to hang out in the parking lot and grill, party and play games in the backyard until the action starts. Tailgating is an essential part of the game, but you’ll need to be prepared with the best features available. Here are the top five truck features you need for tracking soccer games.
1.Remote/Auto open/close tailgate
Fortunately, the first feature is one of the most valuable to any truck owner. Plus, it’s available with just about any truck on the market. An automatic remote opening/closing tailgate does exactly what it sounds like. Owners can open or close their truck’s tailgate with the push of a button on the truck or key fob. Plus, the tailgate uses its own locking mechanism, so your belongings are safe inside. Of course, this is important for anyone following a football game to fully control their vehicle, even when they have moved away from it.
2. Domestic Box Truck Outlets
Another critical feature to keep a close eye on is the plugs in the bed of your truck. Some trucks come with one or two outlets, but some have many more. You’ll probably want a few when you attend a long tailgating party. Plugging in electronics is essential, whether it’s for music, an electric grill, or just charging phones. Also, those without tickets to the game may want to use a handheld device to watch from the comfort of their truck’s cargo bed. Of course, a phone, tablet, or laptop dying in the fourth quarter would be a crime.
3. A multifunction tailgate
One essential thing trucks can do now is turn your tailgate into many other things. Instead of just a door that holds cargo in the truck bed, it’s now a multifunctional piece of equipment. A step, desk, bed extender and more are available with trucks from many automakers. According to Car and Driver, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 has the best example of all. The MultiPro tailgate comes with all Sierra 1500 SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels. While other brands offer some of the same features with their liftgate, only GMC has them covered.
4. Lots of storage space
When we say that a truck needs a lot of storage space to follow closely, we’re not talking about buying a long bed. Some vans offer cargo containers inside the truck bed. Whether it’s hidden in the side like a Ram 1500 or underneath like the Honda Ridgeline. Plus, we think the Ridgeline’s under-bed storage bin is perfect for watching a football game. It is a large container under the bed with a drain plug. In short, it is the ideal place to load ice and drinks, which are quickly emptied at the end of the day.
5. A truck bed audio system
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Self explanatory, every football fan needs behind-the-car audio. Listening through the interior speakers can be difficult. Everyone around you will want clear audio, whether it’s music or the game. Some trucks, like the GMC Sierra and Honda Ridgeline, offer audio systems built into the truck bed. Even more impressive are features like the Ridgeline, which allows owners to turn the truck off completely to save gas and battery power, but still listen through the speakers. As a result, owners don’t need to spend extra money on external speakers just for the tailgate party.
In conclusion, soccer games are sometimes an all-day event. If you’re someone who attends a game from morning to night in the back of a pickup truck, you’ll need the best features available. Automatic opening/closing, household power outlets in the bed, a multi-function tailgate, plenty of storage and an audio system in the bed of the truck are essentials for football season. Don’t go to every NFL Sunday unprepared; get these features and be the perfect host everyone remembers.
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