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TAILGATING WITH EASE IN THE GMC SIERRA DENALI

The food; the people; the perfect weather; it’s hard not to look forward to tailgating every season. Allison Fannin shares how her family’s GMC Sierra Denali has transformed her tailgating experiences, thanks to its comfort, convenience, and connectivity.

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Thanks to a keen eye for detail, a drive to tackle new projects head-on and a deep love for technology, it’s no wonder Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs is taking the design and social media world by storm. For everything from décor ideas, interior design inspirations and current trends, you can find Allison’s creativity in full bloom on Two Thirty-Five Designs’ homepageFacebook page, or Instagram feed.
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Any way you measure it – from Amarillo to Corpus Christi, or El Paso to Texarkana – Texas is a gigantic state. Perhaps the only thing bigger than the state’s physical boundaries is the spirit of Texans. Be it sports, food, celebrations, or trucks, Texans do things big. I’m inclined to think “go big or go home” may well be the state’s unofficial motto…

When the temperature starts to drop and the leaves begin to turn, that can only mean one thing: college football season has begun. That, in turn, brings about an entirely hectic lifestyle for the next few months, as our lives rotate weekly around game schedules, traveling across this great state, and of course, the art of tailgating. How could anyone possibly leave out tailgating? The food; the people; the perfect fall weather; it’s hard not to look forward to tailgating every season – especially when you have a Sierra Denali to utilize.

Being able to use our family’s Sierra Denali has totally transformed our tailgating experience for the better. Our family, our friends and kids’ friends will load up with our food and game gear at arrive at the stadium well before game time along with 60,000 other fans who are ready to cheer on our team to a victory.

Once we’ve parked at our tailgating site, the cab of the truck is always in a constant rotation of people. From the time we arrive, unload and set up our area, the four full sized doors are always in motion. The available SiriusXM satellite radio is a massive hit when we tailgate. Everyone is able to keep up with the games going on in our conference, along with every other team that is competing that day.

The cab also lets us stay connected in other manners. Sierra Denali provides plenty of charging ports for everyone's mobile devices, and we regularly cycle through to ensure everyone stays charged up. We also take advantage of Sierra Denali’s available built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. There is no need for any additional equipment for up to seven devices to access the internet at one time, allowing most of our tailgaters to stay connected to social media and sports news feeds. Being able to connect seamlessly and never having a service interruption is one less thing to have to worry about.

Another perk? If anyone happens to leave an item in the Denali once we’re in the stadium for the game itself, we don’t need to leave our seats to let them  into the vehicle – we can simply use the myGMC app to remote unlock the doors for them, and lock it again once they’re finished. We don't miss any of the game by running keys back down to the parking lot. Tailgating has never been easier!

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