Traveling bands and musicians know the importance of safely transporting and storing music equipment and supplies. That’s why Paragon Car & Van Rental offers clean and affordable cargo van rentals in the Chicago area. Keep reading to find out why cargo vans are ideal for touring musicians and bands.

Why Cargo Vans Are Great for Touring Musicians and Bands

Affordable Vehicles

If you’re looking for a cost-effective vehicle to transport instruments, equipment, and other supplies, cargo vans are a great option. Compared to buying a new van, a used cargo van or cargo van rental is the way to go. According to Kelley Blue Book, a 2020 Chevy Express 2500 cargo van has a suggested MSRP of $32,000. That is an average of $6,000 less than a new 2023 Chevy Express cargo van. If you only need a van when you’re traveling out of town, renting a cargo van is even more affordable.

Great Gas Mileage

A cargo van offers great gas mileage compared to other cargo vehicles like box trucks. Cargo vans that are new or nearly new have an average gas mileage of 14 to 17 miles per gallon (mpg). Box trucks typically get an average of 8 mpg to 12 mpg, depending on the truck size, which is about 5 mpg less than fuel-efficient cargo vans.

Space for Equipment

Cargo vans offer plenty of space to store and transport equipment and instruments. If you purchase a cargo van, you can customize the storage area to your specific needs by adding adjustable shelves, storage racks, and other space-saving options. Our cargo van rentals can hold a multitude of items for your band, such as:

  • instruments like guitars, keyboards, etc.
  • microphones and stands
  • PA systems and amps
  • cables and tools
  • stools and benches

Secure Storage

Not only do you need to transport equipment while on tour, but you also need to make sure it’s locked and secured at all times. We understand the value of instruments, electronics, and equipment, and what a devastating loss it would be if these items were taken. Cargo vans, including our cargo van rentals, provide secure storage so you can be confident that your items are safely protected when locked in your cargo van.

Cargo Van Rentals in Chicago

Call Paragon today at (773) 622-7660, or request a quote online for a cargo van rental. We also offer passenger van rentals, midsize car rentals, and SUV rentals in Chicago and all surrounding communities.

Source: Banks, M. “What’s The Best Vehicle To Take Your Band On Tour?” Blog article. Music Think Tank. 13 Oct. 2020. Web. 23 May. 2023.