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Is Illinois with its glorious ocean of golden fields, exciting cities, and local heritage the best place to rent an RV in the Midwest? If not, it must be very close; just look at how great it is to camp at Double J Campground in Chatham. You’ll be incredibly comfortable and at the same time be able to have lots of fun at the playground, basketball court, and swimming pool. Pets are more than welcome (several dog walks can testify to that), and there’s an on-site hiking trail if you need to walk off the excitement from the Route 66 mini-golf course or the horseshoe pit, or you can try some shuffleboard; this Chatham campground has it all.Deciding to rent an RV near Double J Campground is convenient, not just a lot of fun. Take the pull-through sites, the modern full hookups with both 30/50 amp service, and the fire ring and picnic table that you can use as you please, or check out the convenience store and on-site laundry and restroom facilities. Do you want to have a larger picnic? Use the pavilion. Does the camper rental need some TLC? You can get the RV parts and accessories you need at the campground's store.When you book an RV in Sangamon County, you'll be close to the city of Chatham, and also near the state capital of Springfield - including more Abraham Lincoln museums and establishments than you can count. Getting an RV rental near Double J Campground also means that you can swing by beautiful Pawnee or head to the much larger cities of Chicago and Saint Louis. If you want to stay in the area, there’s a lot to choose from, such as water parks, lakes, a marina, and antique malls.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

With an RV rental near Springfield, Illinois, you can visit all the beautiful parks in the city, like the delightful Lincoln Park. Over a century old, certain features and design elements in this park haven’t changed much, and it’s an excellent place to stroll around among flowerbeds and fountains, to hike through the rolling forest, and to play a game of soccer or tennis. Add historic buildings and landmarks to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a pretty good day out.Also within the borders of friendly Springfield is Henson Robinson Zoo, with animals from all over the world gathered just by Lake Springfield. Say hello to African painted dogs, have a race with a Galapagos tortoise, or admire a red wolf, all in simulated natural habitats. Feed goats and Koi fish, and when you’ve finally convinced the kids that they simply can’t bring that adorable sloth with them, go check out the rest of the recreation areas by the pretty lake.Chatham campers who are yearning for some real peace and quiet in the deep, deep forest, can head toward Gurgens Park, north of, you got it, Springfield. There are many excellent bike trails, both single and doubletrack, winding through the prairie and flood plains. Most areas of this park used to be farmland, but it’s slowly turning into forests and prairie, making it the perfect getaway destination for anyone renting a camper near Double J Campground.

Exploring the Area

There’ll be plenty of time to check out Springfield, but it would be a shame to rent a motorhome in Chatham without walking around the oh-so-charming little town. Explore the parks and idyllic neighborhood, but don’t forget to give the Railroad Museum some of your valuable time. The former station has seen many a train pass through from Alton, Carlinville, and New Berlin and the purpose of the museum is to preserve both the station itself and the railroad history of the area. You might want to make sure it’s open before you go.And when it's time to explore Springfield, you won’t have to walk far to stumble upon something to do with the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, whether it’s the library, his former home, or just a little store borrowing his name. You might want to check your calendar and make sure you’re free to get an RV rental near Springfield, IL in September so you won’t miss Route 66 Mother Road Festival with cars, live music, and entertainment around the clock, and don’t miss out on the Illinois State Fair. Eat food from all over the world, watch the racing, and take a look at the celebrated Butter Cow, made from 500 pounds of butter.Book that Chatham RV rental today and start planning your Illinois explorations.


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Find the perfect RV for Double J Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.