#1
hey pit dwellers
whatsuup?
so my band is planning our tour for this summer. its our first tour. any tips on what to bring/what type of truck to use for best gas milage/etc.?

any educated help would be greatly appriceated.

-Adam

P.S. the tour should only be about 3 weeks if that helps
#4
Use a deisel van with enough room in it for you all to sleep as well as for your gear. It doesn't have to be huge, infact if you trailer you gear, that'll leave you with plenty of room in a van to sleep the average sized band.
Take plenty of toilet rolls, bread and sandwich fillers, water and plastic bags.
Basicaly, the more self sufficient you can make yourselves, the better.
#6
Quote by SlackerBabbath
Use a deisel van with enough room in it for you all to sleep as well as for your gear. It doesn't have to be huge, infact if you trailer you gear, that'll leave you with plenty of room in a van to sleep the average sized band.
Take plenty of toilet rolls, bread and sandwich fillers, water and plastic bags.
Basicaly, the more self sufficient you can make yourselves, the better.

Hey, I'm not sure how much diesel costs in the UK, but it is insanely expensive here. The best thing would be to get a flex-fuel van, if you can find one.
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#7
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=784457&highlight=tour

There's some pretty useful information in that thread.
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#8
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I dread to think what you recommend the plastic bags for ^ !

For keeping your dirty washing in of course.


Oh yeah, that reminds me, take a bucket too.
You can buy special buckets that are normaly used to place dirty nappies in that have a sealable lid on them. That kind of bucket is ideal.
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Hey, I'm not sure how much diesel costs in the UK, but it is insanely expensive here. The best thing would be to get a flex-fuel van, if you can find one.

Well it's been a while since I last toured and diesel was cheaper here then, but it's also worth noting that diesel engines are simpler and generaly cheaper to fix than petrol engines when they break down, but if it's seriously more expensive to run a diesel engine where you are, then it wouldn't be cost productive, so ignore what I said about diesel engines.
Last edited by SlackerBabbath at Nov 5, 2008,