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PHOTO GALLERY: 1976 RV Tailgaters

Saturday, October 3, 2009 | 9:04 p.m. CDT

In the tailgating world of $300,000 RVs furnished with plasma screen TVs and black and gold paint jobs, recent MU graduate Kevin Reichert talks about his own $1,000 RV purchase from Craig’s List with seven friends last year.

MU tailgater Brady Crawford attempts to jump start the 1976 Dodge Midas RV he shared with seven other MU fans on Friday. The RV has a history of being difficult to start and typically, Crawford says, "you have to talk real nice to her."

AUDIO: "Each person that's involved in this brings a different kind of aspect to it."
MU tailgaters Sully Fairchild (left), Brady Crawford and Kevin Reichert assemble the "party deck" on top of the 1974 Dodge Midas RV they shared with five other tailgaters Friday. The RV has been to every home MU football game for the past year and usually has anywhere from 15-20 people on the 10' by 12' deck at a time.

AUDIO: "A lot of our fellow tailgaters in the area, they ask about the deck."
Avid MU tailgaters Brady Crawford (left) and Kevin Reichert attempt to jump start their tailgating RV on Friday. The 1976 Dodge Midas RV is stored at AJ's Towing, owned by Crawford's uncle Dale Payne. The tow shop is the ideal place to store the RV according to Reichert because, "it helps when you have a 30-year-old RV and a shop, too."

AUDIO: "Once we pulled in and set up the deck and everything, everybody took a liking to it."

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