For a football fan, tailgating can often be the highlight of every week during the season — and perhaps even more exciting than the game itself. If you're a die-hard tailgating enthusiast, you might be thinking about buying a vehicle specifically to take to the stadium parking lot on game days. While there are many options to consider, one unique choice is a Japanese mini truck. Here are some reasons that a mini truck can be a good tailgating vehicle.
1. You Have Room to Carry Your Gear
If you take tailgating seriously, you probably travel to the stadium with a significant amount of gear. As such, it's important to have a vehicle that provides you with enough carrying space to transport this gear. Because of its bed, a Japanese mini truck has much more carrying room available than a conventional car. The open nature of the truck bed also means that it will be easy to unpack your gear when you park. For example, if you're carrying a barbecue, several folding chairs, a couple of coolers, and a folding canopy, you won't have trouble fitting all of these supplies into the bed of the truck.
2. There's Room for Passengers
When you shop for a mini truck, you'll notice that certain models have a small cab and others have an extended cab — sometimes, with four doors. People seldom attend football games on their own. More than likely, you go tailgating with a group of friends. Choosing a mini truck as your tailgating vehicle can be ideal because as long as you buy a model with an extended cab, you'll have room for multiple passengers. If you were to use a car, you might need to fill your backseat with so much gear that you can only carry a passenger in the front seat.
3. Idling Won't Be Expensive
One of the frustrating parts of the tailgating scene is that you can spend a long time stuck in traffic around the stadium before and after the game. For someone who is conscious about money, it can be frustrating to idle your vehicle and waste money on gas. This can especially be true if you're driving a large SUV, for example, which burns gas quickly. The smaller engine of a mini truck means that it burns gas more efficiently, which will prevent your lengthy idling sessions from being pricey each weekend.