Jazz music, Polish sausages, deep-dish pizzas, glass and steel skyscrapers, Chicago-style hot dogs - Al Capone’s beloved Chicago is unostentatiously extraordinary. The Windy City also has tons to offer adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts, road trippers - basically anybody who’s looking to get out and experience the natural beauty of the region, whether you want to head to the lovely green forests or simply drive down America’s highways. What better way to do so than to avoid campsites and instead hit the road in campers, travel trailers, or motorhomes? Explore the Windy City, its many cool events and festivals, and the surrounding region by renting an incredible RV. Check out our list of the best RV rentals in and near Chicago, Illinois, to book now.
Thinking of renting an RV in Chicago? For solo adventurers or couples on the go, this 2018 Ram Promaster 2500 is a great travel companion. There’s a permanent bed with a pull-out table under which converts the seating to a dinette. There’s also a kitchenette upon entry to the main cabin. Under the bed is more storage for all your van living needs.
Other amenities include the bike rack, backup camera, generator, and solar power. The van is music festival- and tailgating-friendly.
2018 Ram Promaster 2500Chicago, IL, US
If you’re a small family with two children, look no further than this compact 2017 TAXA Outdoors Cricket Camper. Featuring a queen bed and two bunk beds, the lightweight camper features a kitchenette with a range/stove, a fridge, awning, sink, and a dining table. The camper also includes an exterior shower with cold/hot water, a 15-gallon (56.7-litre) tank, USB charging outlets and ports, and screened windows for great views and ventilation. This RV rental in the Chicago area, which also features a bike rack, is extremely easy to manoeuvre and tow.
Other RV amenities include:
- Leveling jacks
- Extra storage
2017 TAXA Outdoors Cricket CamperChicago, IL, US
If you’re envisioning a picture-perfect RV for some amazing, fun shots and aren’t going to do any highway driving, this vintage Dodge camper van from 1967 is one of the best recreational vehicle rentals in Chicago for this purpose! Featuring a twin bed for two people, the camper also has a portable camp stove, cooking gear, dining stuff, cleaning and bedding supplies, camp gear, a cafe table, closet, sink, and an icebox.
It even features a cute freestanding canopy, making the Campwagon a great fun backdrop for your photos. While it doesn’t have a water hookup, it does have a reservoir that can be filled with water.
1967 Dodge A-108 Sportsman CampWagonChicago, IL, US
Are you planning a long road journey? This vintage, custom 1988 VANOS Ford Club Wagon, complete with two fuel tanks, is specifically designed for long drives. The air-conditioned camper features a range/stove, microwave, dining table, an A/C unit/heater on the roof, and multiple USB and 12-volt ports. For entertainment, you have a radio and a wall-mounted TV with HDMI cord to connect to laptops. The camper sleeps two people, with the table and benches easily converting to a bed.
Other RV amenities include:
- Power inverter
- Extra storage
VANOS, the Vintage Custom Camper VanChicago, IL, US
Travel in style and comfort on board this 2005 Coachmen Mirada in Chicago. The trailer has a plush living area with a couch and a comfy chair, two LED flat-screen TVs, a full kitchen well-equipped to prepare all your meals, a dinette, a full bathroom with a shower and a washbasin and a cosy bed for a good night’s sleep. The trailer is quite spacious and has an awning to enable you to enjoy outdoor relaxation too.
Coachmen Mirada 30'Chicago, IL, US
This custom, immaculate, top-of-the-line 2018 Dynamax Isata is beyond spacious, sleeping eight adults comfortably, with no one having to share a twin bed or sleep in a bunk bed. The ultra-modern RV features everything from flatscreen TVs, kitchen appliances, such as a microwave/oven and a fridge, and touchscreen controls with Bluetooth compatibility that extends to outdoor speakers, Bluetooth stereo systems, a DVD player, and an electric awning.
LED dimmable lighting allows you to change the light and ambience inside, while the blackout shades ensure that you sleep soundly, even during the day. The RV also features a spacious bathroom, an outdoor wash-down area and faucet, tons of storage, solar panel charging, and a 1000-watt inverter.
2018 Dynamax Corp IsataChicago, IL, US
This 21-ft (6.4-m) 2021 Gulf Stream Amerilite is ideal for a family of five. Equipped with an awning and a generator, this travel trailer is suitable for weekend getaways and longer road trips. It is built with a small kitchen with a stove and a coffeemaker, a dinette, a shower room with a toilet, bunk beds, and a queen-sized bed. There’s extra storage for a jampacked excursion too.
If you’re renting the trailer for short distances, you can arrange for your host to tow it to or pick it up from your destination. They can help to set it up as well.
2021 Gulf Stream Amerilite- GUZMANchicago, IL, US
If you’re a couple who already has a camper but are looking for something to haul it, then this beautiful, luxurious passenger van is absolutely perfect. Even if you don’t have a camper, this air-conditioned van is big enough to sleep two people and features a tow hitch, extra storage, a radio, and a CD player. This campervan rental in Chicago is also pet-friendly. So, if you’re looking to drive across the country or along the coast, the 1999 Ford Econoline Club Wagon is perfect.
1999 Ford Econoline Club WagonChicago, IL, US
If you’re a large group of friends looking to rent an RV in Chicago and go on a fun-filled road trip, then the Eagle Entertainer Bus is perfect in more ways than one. With a completely equipped kitchenette with range/stove, a kitchen sink, fridge, dining table, and inside shower and toilet, as well as interiors that are absolutely posh, this air-conditioned RV is literally a home away from home.
The on-the-go vehicle, which features sleeping accommodations for nine people, also features a heater, satellite, ceiling fan, generator and inverter, an awning, a tow hitch for unexpected situations, extra storage, a backup camera, radio, CD player, a TV for entertainment, and even Wi-Fi!
Eagle Entertainer BusChicago, IL, US
This eight-person motorhome rental in Chicago has two roof AC units, a rear garage which has a screen to convert it into a porch, and a reinforced observation deck. A fully functional kitchenette with a range/stove, a microwave, an oven, a fridge, a kitchen sink, an inside shower and toilet, and a dining table make up this comfortable RV. Apart from the above, the fully self-sufficient, air-conditioned vehicle-home also features entertainment options in the form of a radio, CD player, and DVD/TV. There’s also a bike rack, levelling jacks, a generator, awning, and a ceiling fan in the living quarters.
2002 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds Fun MoverChicago, IL, US
RV rentals near Chicago
Listed below are the RV rentals that are available near Chicago.
Featuring really great gas mileage for an RV, this nifty 2006 Toyota Sienna camper rental near Chicago has seating for five people and sleeping space for four adults, plus one kid. The completely air-conditioned RV features an extremely handy kitchenette with a washbasin, freshwater tanks with a capacity of 3.3 gallons (12.5 litres), a stove, fridge, and all basic kitchen essentials.
There’s also a dining table, radio, a CD player for entertainment on long journeys, and a power inverter for plugging in your gadgets. What’s more, this popup camper rental in Illinois is pet-friendly and fits in a normal tent/parking space. Consider this Toyota Sienna when you want to rent a camper near Chicago!
Toyota Camper Minivan - Seats 5, Sleeps 4Naperville , IL, US
Are you intent on saving and conserving water on your camper journey? This 2010 Chrysler Town and Country camper features a water tank of 5 gallons (19 litres), as well as another 5-gallon (19-litre) tank for storing greywater. Running on solar power and with sleeping arrangements for four people, the camper also features a kitchenette with two butane stoves, a fridge, and a sink.
A DVD player and CD player for enjoying the great indoors are fitted in, as is a heater and a dining table. The camper easily fits into a normal tent/parking space, so you can drive it into any hotel/campground if you wish to.
Other RV amenities include:
- Extra storage
Camper minivan - Seats 5, Sleeps 4Naperville, IL, US
Accommodating six people, this luxury 2018 Winnebago Navion 24J motor home is easily manoeuvrable and has both the amenities and style of larger RVs. With a fully equipped kitchen with an oven/stove, a sink, microwave, dining table, an outdoor/indoor shower, and an A/C/heater, this motorhome makes for an extremely comfy stay on the road.
The 2018 Winnebago also features a high-resolution touchscreen infotainment system, an awning, a backup camera, tow hitch, 32-gallon (121-litre) water tank, and even a generator, making this small package a power-packed one.
2018 Winnebago Navion 24J (Sprinter)Naperville, IL, US
Things to do in Chicago
As one of the busiest cities in the United States, you don’t have to worry about running out of things to do in Chicago. Nicknamed the Windy City, Chicago’s best offerings include Millennium Park, where some free cultural events are held at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the famous Willis Tower, as well as John Hancock Center, where you can get a good view of the city skyline. For educational trips with the kids, take them to Shedd Aquarium for an introduction to marine life or to Field Museum for an afternoon of national history. Of course, there are also the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry.
If you’ve come to shop ’til you drop, there’s no better place to do it than at Chicago’s iconic strip, Magnificent Mile. The biggest commercial establishments like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s are located here. Historic landmarks like the neo-Gothic Chicago Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building skyscraper are also located in this neighborhood.
Campgrounds near Chicago
Camping and going on adventures in an RV may automatically lead your mind to states that generally have that outdoorsy vibe, like Colorado, but no one’s really stopping you from diving into this lifestyle if you prefer to do so in big cities. You’ll be surprised by the number of campsites in and near Chicago that will provide you with a unique lodging experience. It may be intimidating to go urban camping at first, but this list will help guide you in choosing the best site for your RV journey. Some of the things you must consider when choosing a campground depend on the type of activities you are going to do. Are you interested in staying right in the heart of Chicago, say, Millennium Park? Or would you prefer to just stay near the city where you will also be in close proximity to hiking trails and fishing spots? Check out the following campsites:
On the road with RVs
Whether it’s a compact motorhome or a large rental camper, RVs offer the flexibility of staying in the accommodation of your choice while you’re on the road. While in the Windy City, choose from these amazing RV rentals in and near Chicago, for an amazing road trip.
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