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Go RVing, Sports Illustrated Tour Boosts RV Tailgating

The Sports Illustrated (SI) Tailgate Tour presented by Go RVing is helping introduce college football fans and other consumers to RV travel and camping as it travels to top college football matchups this fall.

Through the tour’s first two stops, more than 8,850 people have participated in the tailgates with more than 1,150 people touring the Winnebago Brave motorhome and the Lance 2612 Toy Hauler that are the centerpieces of the event.

The tour is designed to be a high-impact, on-site consumer event that showcases RVs as ideal tailgate vehicles and provides fans the opportunity to tour the units. In addition to the fan-accessible RVs, it also features cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, fan games and giveaways, and autograph and photo opportunities with Sports Illustrated personalities and college football alumni.

On board for this year’s tour will be former college stars such as Oklahoma’s Billy Simms, Auburn’s Jason Campbell, Clemson’s Jeff Bostic, and Florida State’s Charlie Ward. More football stars will be joining the tour throughout the season, and Andrew “McLovin” Perloff ofSports Illustrated and the Dan Patrick Show will attend at least half of the games.

The “Ultimate Tailgate Experience” sweepstakes is also key component of the tour with the grand prize winner awarded an all-inclusive RV tailgate at the game of their choice in 2016. In addition, Avalanche Cooler products made by Dometic are also given away randomly at various tour stops.

The tour kicked off with stops in Blacksburg, VA for the Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech match-up on Sept. 7 and in Lansing, MI for the Oregon vs. Michigan State game on Sept. 12. Other stops during this 3rdconsecutive tailgate tour season will include Eugene, OR; Pasadena, CA; College Station, TX; Norman, OK; Auburn, AL; Clemson, SC; and Starkville, MS. The tour will conclude on Saturday, November 21 in Columbus, OH when the Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan State Spartans in a game that could have national title implications. A complete schedule of the tour can be found at

Check out the Tailgate Tour hub at for more information, including exclusive college football content, rivalry recaps, profiles of college hotspots, and deep dives on team traditions. Follow the conversation at #RVTailgateTour. To learn more about RV tailgating, visit

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