Band Vehicle

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by and_Justice, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. and_Justice


    Jan 14, 2000
    We are going on tour for 6-8 weeks, then possibly 9 of the 12 months 2004. We are thinking motorhome, 21ft. Much easier to ride around the country in right? Or would a van-trailer combo be more practical. Plz help before we waste our ten grand!!!!!!
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    21 foot motorhome for ten grand, one that won't bust down and cost you another ten grand within the month? No offense, but BWWWAAAAHHAAAAAHAAAHAAAA!!!!

    Seriously, if you've got ten grand, get yourself a locking box trailer and as reliable a van as you can for the remainder of your ten grand. Be sure to have about three grand left over for replacement transmission and other repairs that will crop up.

    With meager dough like that, focus on reliability and not sleeping luxury. Believe me, you won't get any sleep with the van in the shop as you scramble to find a way to your next venue on time . . .
  3. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    They are probably going to rent the motorhome..

    Which sounds like a pretty good plan, considering it's a long tour. Decent sleeping quarters with toilet and kitchen.
  4. jad


    Aug 29, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I've seen a number of bands on long tours in full sized extension vans and a locking box trailer. No windows in the back of the van for security, and a platform up high in back for sleeping while the gear goes underneath. Be sure to keep your tee shirts and CDs where you can get to them!