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Being cramped up in a van loaded with gear, multiple bandmates, and random personal belongings for hours at a stretch is one of the most difficult of all rock 'n' roll challenges. With so many factors in play, there's lots of room (not literally – you're in a van) for things to go wrong. Fortunately, with some planning, communication, and common courtesy, you can easily turn a potentially disastrous road experience into the best tour of your life. Here are five road survival tactics to ensure your band remains a band after the tour is over. You know what they say: happy van, happy band!