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Western Ohio is packed with city and natural attractions to explore; it's a great place to spend your next RV rental vacation. Rent a camper near Rushsylvania, and you can camp at Back 40 Campground. Its relaxing atmosphere makes the perfect base for your adventures around the area. With wide-open fields and a large pond, this RV campground offers swimming, fishing, volleyball, a basketball court, and a playground to keep you occupied. Back 40 campsites have water and electric hookups and there's a dump station on-site. Additional facilities include a shower house and a convenient camp store.Finding a place to stay is only the beginning of your western Ohio RV camping trip. The culture-packed Columbus area is within an hour's drive of the campground. Other easy-to-reach cities include Lima and Dayton. While you're camping in Rushsylvania, you can look forward to an exciting range of entertainment. With beautiful natural areas, tons of history, and some of the greatest amusement parks in the country, the area surrounding Back 40 Campground is brimming with opportunities.


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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

Indian Lake State Park is just 15 minutes' drive from the campsites at Back 40 Campground. If you want to explore dry land, you can hike around the 800-acre park on a network of trails. For some water recreation, head to the 5,000-acre lake. Anglers can fish for white bass, bluegill, walleye, catfish, and many other species of fish. Stop by one of the two beaches for swimming and sunbathing, or set up a picnic by the lake.Grand Lake St. Marys State Park surrounds a 13,500-acre lake. Water access is easy, with 52 miles of shoreline and various boat ramps. Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, and swimming can be enjoyed here, along with miniature golf, basketball, and volleyball. Within the park's prairie land and forested terrain, you can spot a variety of birds, including swans, egrets, and loons. Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is also a great place to explore with your pup. Two dog parks on-site provide some added entertainment.Another beautiful natural area to check out is Buck Creek State Park next to Springfield. With vast meadows and wetlands, this park has a 2,120-acre lake and lots of land to explore. Try fishing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, boating, frisbee golf, hunting, and other activities while you're here. The low hills, river valleys, and bogs house a variety of wildlife, including the endangered spotted turtle.

Explore the City

The small towns surrounding Back 40 Campground offer some city conveniences like restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations. Bellefontaine provides a range of fast-casual dining options, with pizza, Japanese, and barbecue venues, too. Grocery stores and small shopping centers are peppered around the area; most can be reached within 15 minutes' drive.Delve into some of the region's history with a visit to the Allen County Museum in Lima. Learn about days gone by while exploring interesting exhibits like the Flood Exhibit and Locomotion in Lima. Brush up on bank robber trivia at the John Dillinger jail cell exhibit, view an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, and check out the museum's albino animal display while you're here.Aim the Rushsylvania motorhome rental south to visit the diverse city of Dayton. Here you can tour a variety of historical and cultural sites, and there are museums to check out too. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery hosts events including Super Science Saturday and houses an array of exhibits, like Splash!, Science On A Sphere, and the Discovery Zoo. At Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, you can try all the interactive exhibits to conduct your own experiments. Kids will love the climbing wall and water table, and adults might be interested in the PNC Be Green House, which highlights energy-efficient building techniques and other concepts in "green" living.For some world-class city attractions, head to the capital city, Columbus. This urban spread is packed with historical, cultural, and culinary highlights that you won't want to miss while camping in Logan County. The Columbus Museum of Art has been open since 1878. It's home to thousands of works from all over the world. Other museums cover topics like firefighting, antique cars, golf, and geology. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon stroll, and families with kids will love a visit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.Book a travel trailer rental near Rushsylvania, and you'll be in the midst of some of Ohio's best cities and natural attractions.


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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.