The RV: half home, half vehicle, capable of picking up and taking off at a moment’s notice.

Just because it has wheels doesn’t mean integrators can’t apply the same products and services to a motorhome as they can to any house with roots in the ground.

When Auburn University Football fans wanted to create the “ultimate tailgating machine,” they went all out. No need for alarm – tailgating means something entirely different in the USA. More commonly associated with road rage in the UK and Europe, in America it is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating (and tailgating parties) usually involve consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in carparks at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts.

The American Eagle 45H coach bus in question is outfitted with a 122-inch roll-down screen, a 4,000 lumen projector, additional 52-inch, 42-inch and 30-inch TVs, satellite receivers, two 1,000W speakers and a Blu-ray player.

Controlling it all is a Control4 automated system, which allows for the screen and three TVs to display the same game at once or different games on each.

An iPad controls the video sources so all screens are accessible with the touch of a button.

When it’s not being used, the gear is safely tucked away within the RV, making it easy for this football-loving family to pack up and head out to the next Auburn University tailgate.


Think this is cool? Wait until you see the tech inside the late BB King’s tour bus.

This article first appeared on CE Pro.

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