Vans often prove to be an ideal alternative to large touring buses. They're much more economical to operate, easier to drive, maneuver, park and go places that larger buses cannot.
Sportsmobile can customize the interior to meet whatever seating, sleeping and comfort level you desire. We work directly with you to help ensure your requirements are met.
The Dell Castillo Band Van
Photo© by Rachael Waller Photography
Del Castillo has received an astonishing 18 awards including SXSW/Austin Music “Album of the Year” Awards for Vida (2002) and Brotherhood (2006), “Band of the Year (2003)”, ASCAP’S “Best Independent Group of the Year (2005)”, and Austin Music Pundits “Best Live Act (2004)”.www.delcastillomusic.com
"We have made a number of tours now throughout the States and Canada. Our Sportsmobile has served our traveling requirements very well." — The Band
Front compartment includes a gaucho that will seat three and convert into a 45" wide bed. The back cushion slant is adjustable. Seat cushion hinges up for storage access. A steel partition and door separates the compartment from the cab.
The bunk compartment beds are 24" x 74". Each bunk has a reading light, 12V and 110V outlets, speaker, 12V fan and vented 110V Danhard air conditioning. The bunks could be made to swing up out of the way. Mattress foam is 2" high-density, thicker if desired.
Full-height rear and side sliding doors provide easy access. The Sprinter has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Trailer hitch is an option.
Microwave and refrigerator were included for additional on-the-road pleasure. A 2000W inverter was included to run the microwave and other 110V items when traveling.
There's lots of convenient storage throughout. For more, add a roof rack and ladder or tow a trailer.
Dinette seats convert into a 24" x 72" bed. The table is movable and stows safely out of the way for travel. Rear bunks have privacy curtains on slide tracks. Note — these two dinette seats do not include seat belts and are not for use during travel.
A variation of the above Van for Sam Riggs & The Night People band.
Essentially the only changes made was the deletion of the cab partition and door. Vinyl seat covers in place of fabric and the addition of strip lights under the seat bases. This is a popular plan for band vans.
The Kimberly Dunn Touring Van
Kimberly is a very popular country singer and songwriter from San Antonio. She and her band travel nationwide for their engagements in their new Sprinter touring van.
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Kimberly's floorplan is similar to Del Castillo's touring van shown above. It will seat up to 10 and sleep up to eight.
The Pauline Reese Band Van
Pauline Reese, a Texas Country-Western singer, uses her Sportsmobile for her band's transportation. The trailer carries her show equipment.
Pauline's western-styled interior reflects her country-western entertainment image. Primarily the van will serve as comfortable and economical transportation for her band members. It will seat up to eight. It will also be Pauline's dressing room and a place to relax between sets.
The dinettes will convert into one large bed, or into a single bed on one side and the other side for seating. The seat cushions hinge up with prop supports for storage access. There's also storage in the upper cabinets, over the end or in the rear.
The Ford's turbo-charged diesel will pull up to a 10,000 pounds trailer. The Sportsmobile has a full-height fiberglass top. A small inverter was included to run practice amplifiers and other small-draw 110V items.