When you think about tailgating, the image of Ford trucks or SUVs probably isn’t far from your mind. At Lester Glenn Ford, your Ford dealership in Ocean Township, NJ, we want to help you make that image a reality so you can get as much out of this tailgate season and many more to come.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but a liftgate is a must for tailgating. Yes, you will use it to get things in and out of the rear of your vehicle, but that’s just the start. Leave it open, and you have your very own canopy. Drape a sheet over it and you have your very own makeshift tent.

If you don’t want to have to lug around chairs each time, rear-facing tailgate seats give you a comfortable place to sit without keeping you from interacting with other tailgaters. This can be especially helpful if you have a TV set up outside.

Speaking of which, you’ll need to have a place to plug that TV into. That is why it is a must to choose a vehicle with a conventional power outlet like the one you’d find in a building.

Don’t forget to look for USB ports as well. The more the better when multiple members of your family are looking to charge their various devices.

Perhaps even more useful are the HDMI ports often found with backseat entertainment systems. With an HDMI port, you can turn the rear of your car into a portable living room. If Wi-Fi is a part of the mix the possibilities become exponentially larger.

If all else fails, there’s always the classic no-frills tailgate you can get with a Ford vehicle from Lester Glenn Ford. But if you’re looking to take your tailgating into the new millennium, you can’t go wrong with these great features!