What is the BandWagon™RV?
The BandWagon™Rv is a vehicle designed to revolutionize mid-level touring. It has been designed for the specific purpose of entertainer touring, combining the comfort, amenities, layout, durability, and functionality of a tour bus with the ease of use of an RV. With a sleeping capacity of eight, plus an additional bunk for the driver, it provides a comfortable and affordable alternative to touring in a van, or touring in an entertainer coach under financial strain.
The most important feature of the BandWagon is that, through careful design considerations, it falls under 26,000 lb Gross Vehicle Weight, (GVW). This is very important because it means the BandWagon neither requires a CDL to drive, nor does it fall under the jurisdiction of the USDOT. This means that there are no fuel permits to buy, weigh stations to consider, hours-of-service restrictions, etc. that add cost and inconvenience to touring.
Each BandWagon RV comes standard with the following amenities:
- DVD Player
- Surround Sound Stereo
- Full-Sized Refrigerator (not bus sized)
- 8 bunks + 1 bunk in driver’s area
- Full-sized shower & vanity
- Power in each bunk
- Digital Safe
- Excess interior storage
How Does It Work?
Renting a BandWagon™ RV is exactly like renting a car, except for the fact that the insurance is built into the cost of the rental. The only requirements are that every authorized driver (there is no limit to the number of drivers) must be at least 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license from their country of origin.
What was the motivation behind the BandWagon™ RV’s design?
Most of our touring experience has been within the ‘club circuit’; playing venues with a capacity of 500 – 1,500. These venues provide an excellent opportunity for artists, but the conditions within the venue are not always the most hospitable. The riders are scant, the condition of the dressing room is usually less than ideal, and most of the time showers are not an option.
We wanted to design a vehicle that would cater to these artists, as well as offer an affordable crew bus option for those artists seeking to avoid the cost of an entertainer coach for the crew.
Who can drive the vehicle?
Anyone that is at least 25 years old and has a valid driver’s license from their country of origin can drive the BandWagon RV. That means that a member of the band or crew could share in the driving duties, or if you’d like to hire a driver that’s possible as well. With no DOT restrictions to consider, and with all controls being extremely intuitive, there is no end to your options!
What else do I need to know about renting a BandWagon™RV?
We are available 24/7 with any questions or concerns that you may have after the tour’s start, but these vehicles are completely maintenance-free. We use synthetic fluids so there are no required generator services or other maintenance. In the event that a tour extends beyond 60 days, we will perform any scheduled maintenance on-site to make sure that the tour continues uninterrupted and at no inconvenience to the artist.