Illinois is full of things to do and see. There is the exciting city of Chicago, and there are also plenty of boating, fishing, and other water activities along the shores of Lake Michigan. Six Flags Great America is the ultimate theme park experience with more than 100 rides and attractions. The Grand View Drive in Peoria was described by President Theodore Roosevelt as the "world's most beautiful drive."
RV trips are one of the best ways to see Illinois. You can find an Illinois RV rental on RVshare, though you will benefit from knowing about RV classifications before you begin your search. Class A motorhomes are the largest RVs and can be up to 40 feet in length. Many of these bus-like motorhome rentals in Illinois are elaborately furnished. Class C motorhomes are smaller but still roomy. They will usually have two separate sleeping areas and a separate bath area.
Campervans are Class B motorhomes and are vans that are also campers. Many people find these dual van and camper rentals in Illinois very easy to drive and convenient for overnight parking. Towable trailers come in various sizes. The largest camper trailers are called fifth wheels because they are attached over the rear of the pulling truck. Pop-up campers are the smallest and are folded and retractable. A pop-up camper rental in Illinois can be set up quickly when needed.
Staying at a comfortable and fun campground can make your trip even better. There are many great campgrounds in the state like the Sycamore RV Resort, which is next to 30 acres of lakefront. There is a swimming beach, and you can fish or enjoy many types of boating activities. Your family will have fun with a friendly game of basketball, tennis, or volleyball.
Geneseo Campground is located near the Historic Hennepin Canal, a hiking trail that is around 72 miles. The campground is directly off Interstate 80, and you will be able to easily go into town for shopping and dining. There are plenty of opportunities for fishing, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and canoeing. You will also enjoy outdoor games and free Wi-Fi.
There are no national parks in Illinois, but Mammoth Cave National Park, located in Kentucky, is well within traveling distance. Mammoth Cave has the longest discovered cave system in the world with an amazing 400 miles of mapped caverns and even more caverns that have not been explored yet. You can visit areas like Frozen Niagara with its streams of flowstone as well as Gothic Avenue, a tunnel with a ceiling that is inscribed with 19th-century signatures.
There are plenty of secure RV storage facilities in Illinois that will store your rental RV safely. Cedar Street Mini Storage is located in East Peoria and offers video camera security, full lighting, and 24-hour gate access. The driveways are extra-large for easy vehicle access, and the units are large with extra-wide and tall doors. The Depot Storage in Springfield has extended space for RVs and includes elevated concrete pads. They offer both short- and long-term rentals. The yard is fenced, well-lit, and protected with additional security in the evenings. The gates are open throughout the daylight hours, and the staff is present Monday through Friday.
Spindler Campground & Marina in Peoria, Flying J Travel Plaza in LaSalle, Love’s Travel Stop in Roscoe, Flying J Travel Plaza in South Beloit, and Illini State Park in Marseilles are just a few of the many dumpstations you can find throughout Illinois.
The Grand View Drive in Peoria is 2.52 miles of walking or driving along the "world's most beautiful drive" and is listed on the U.S. Historic Register. The drive is along the Illinois River and past many historic homes.
Chicago is home to many major sports teams. These include the Cubs and White Sox baseball teams, the Sky women's basketball team, the Bulls basketball team, and the Bears football team. Other popular teams include the Blackhawks hockey team and the Chicago Fire and Red Star teams for men's and women's soccer.
If you're in the Peoria area, then you will want to visit Johnny's Italian Steakhouse for excellent fine dining options. Steaks are center stage, but the Italian dishes are classic and varied. While in or near Chicago, visiting the House of Blues is a must. This exciting musical venue is known for its Southern-style music and cuisine.
I-57, I-39, I-80, I-55, I-70, I-72, I-64, and I-90 are interstates that cross through Illinois.
If you are considering a rental from RVshare, then you will need to be 25 years of age to be approved.
Just like any vehicle that you rent, with camper rentals in Illinois, you are going to need to have insurance that will cover the vehicle in the event that there is an accident. If you do not have insurance that you can use for the rental, then take a look at our insurance page for more information about your options.
When you rent an RV, it’s a good practice to bring the RV back with a full tank. At the same time, not all owners require it, so be sure to communicate with the RV owner before you rent so that you understand his or her refueling requirements.
One-way RV rentals in Illinois are available, but it is not always an option with every RV owner. It's important to ask the renter if a one-way rental is an option prior to renting your vehicle.