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Tailgating Mods? Hitch Grills?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bryan139, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    Bryan139

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    There are random threads scattered about on tailgating but they're mostly of people doing it. Has anybody done any tailgating specific mods? Or are we all just heaping stuff in the bed? Been thinking about a trailer hitch grill but I do a lot of my tailgating in the Bronx. Can anybody recommend one that's bulletproof?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    You wanna go nuts with it? Check out CBI.:cool:
    You can get a custom rear bumper with a swing out that you could put all kinds of stuff on! :D
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    no mods. other than a hitch and maybe a light.. i think some people that have off road lights in the back turn them on. but i really don’t think it’s a good idea!!! maybe speed up if you can or move over.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I've seen folks mount bottle openers near their tailgate. That's pretty awesome.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    :facepalm:

    tailgating as in sporting events, not people riding your ass....

    :facepalm:
     
  7. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    amishmatt

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    Crappy pic, awesome mod:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    I can't believe I haven't done the bottle opener. I'll knock that out while I'm doing the 886 mod.

    The guy I split the tickets with has the Coleman roadtrip. It hasn't held up worth a damn. The propane piece has been lost and left in other vehicles. Those plastic shelves melt if you forget to fold them out. You have to wait forever to let it cool down so you can throw it in the cab (nothing is safe in the bed in the Bronx). It gets beaten on though. I wish I knew had to weld. I'm buy a hitch and a grill and make them one myself.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    the particular roadtrip I have hasn't been a problem at all, you gotta take the shelves off to put the legs on, It's been great for me, and I've used it over 100 times.

    As far as loosing the propane regulator, that's not the grill's fault :)

    If you want to build your own, I suggest you start with one of these:

    http://www.chargriller.com/index.ph...&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2

    It would be real easy to weld a pole on there for the hitch, and put a latch on the ashes drawer and lid.

    It's nice and heavy material too, so it'll hold up.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I have LED rear bumper lights 2@1300 lumens each I plan to use after the sun goes down. Go Gamecocks!
     
  12. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Yea, I'd blind myself too before going to see the 'chickens play.... ;)
     
  13. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    I would too if I were a Clemson fan... Must hurt to see them lose so much :drunk:
     
  14. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    Regulator! I couldn't think of that for the life of me when I was posting before.

    The one we use folds up like an ironing board, so it doesn't sound like the same one.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    That Chargrill would be perfect for building one like this.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/food-talk/158435-tailgating-grill.html

    I like that. With no spare I think that would be awesome. I kinda wonder/worry about the heat and the tailgate though. I'm afraid over time I'd get bubbling from the repeated heat. I'd have to make a heat shield too. That's a lot of making stuff for a guy that can't weld. I'm seriously about to buy a Harbor Freight cheapo and spend some time surfing Youtube.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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  17. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    There is a company out there that Sells Hitch Grills. Let me do some searching and I will be back.
     
  18. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    I built one a few years ago. I'll see if I can find a pic and post in here. I used a 20lb air tank and welded the mount together to mount in the receiver hitch. Standby....

    I can't find a finished pic of it but this was before paint, handle, and front shelf. It cooks really good. I built the bar where there were two positions for it to sit. "Cook" where the grill sits out from the truck so the heat doesn't bubble the paint and "store" where it sits closer to the tailgate for driving. It has been a great little grill.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    I used to sell these where I previously worked. Did well during football season, but couldn't give them away off-season.

    http://www.freedomgrill.com/
     
  20. Mar 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    i'm sure the grill is fine where it is, but its still way too close to the truck for my comfort....
     
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