Here is a list of frequently asked questions that come our way. Wev’e put together what we think is a comprehensive overview of what is entailed in a BandWagon RV rental, but if you have a question that isn’t addressed here, please feel free to send us an email.
Q: How much does it cost to rent a BandWagon?
A: It depends upon the rental timeline. Rates are posted here on the site.
Q: What if we pull our own trailer?
A: That is well within your rights, pending our approval after sending along your trailer’s specs.
Q: How much is the satellite television?
A: Provided free of charge.
Q: Is internet provided?
A: Internet does not come standard, but is an option at a cost of $30 per day. It’s much cheaper to go to your favorite wireless provider and get your own. We use the Verizon network; it’s not some magical high-speed network. It’s the same network that you can sign up for at the rate of $59 – $79 per month if you piggyback it onto a voice plan and broadcast the signal using your mac.
Q: How many people can fit comfortably in a BandWagon?
A: Up to nine people.
Q: What about all of the maintenance costs that the other coach companies charge (i.e. main engine service, transmission service, generator service, etc?).
A: We don’t charge them.
Q: What other costs are there?
A: $2,500 fully-refundable damage deposit, Indiana state sales tax (since this is a rental and not a lease), and a one-time end-of-tour-cleaning fee.
Q: Who can drive a BandWagon?
A: Anyone over the age of 25 years with a valid driver’s license from their country of origin.
Q: Is it hard to drive?
A: Nope. It’s fully automatic with an air ride suspension, and is the same size as a box truck. The size is its only similarity. This is NOT a glorified box truck, but rather an RV that has been specifically designed and outfitted to our specs specifically for touring bands. It’s comfortable like a bus, but logistically just as easy to drive as a box truck.
Q: What kind of MPG do these things get?
A: It depends upon the routing, as the driver and the terrain are the two most important factors in determining fuel economy, but the BandWagon will average 7.5 – 9.0 MPG with the generator running 24/7. Please send us your routing and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with a fuel estimate for your tour.
Q: What other costs can I expect to pay?
A: From us, none.
Q: What regular maintenance to we need to perform on the road?
A: None. The generator and main engine exclusively use Amsoil synthetic oils and are therefore maintenance-free. The service interval for the BandWagon itself is 20,000 miles, and the generator will need service performed every 1,500 hours. In the event that a tour is long enough to require maintenance, we will provide the maintenance on-site at no charge at a time and location scheduled ahead of time. Our goal is to take care of this in such a way that the band is not inconvenienced at all, the BandWagon doesn’t need to be taken away, and the tour personnel don’t need to lift a finger.
Q: What if something happens on the road?
A: Call us. In the event of a fender-bender, we’ll walk you through what steps to take to keep insurance happy and your damage deposit in tact. In the event of a mechanical failure, we’ll get you into the nearest dealer as quickly as possible and put together a plan to minimize your inconvenience.