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Your Guide To Route 66 Campervan Rentals

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If you’re traveling along Route 66, go ahead and pick up an Escape Campervan. Begin your epic road trip at our Chicago campervan rental location. Then head west to your destination and see the Grand Canyon National Park, the Petrified Forest National Park, and everything Route 66 offers all the way to Santa Monica California.

When you get a campervan rental you’re able to stow away your things in an easy-to-drive central base. Then when the sun goes down, prepare a delicious dinner using your mobile kitchen and relax in a comfortable queen-size bed.

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Forget RVs, Use A Route 66 Campervan Rental For The Ultimate Experience

You’ve probably known friends who used a Route 66 RV rental for their trip. But there are many benefits of getting a campervan rental instead. An Escape Campervan includes many of the same amenities as an RV, but in a cooler, sleeker form. Similar to an RV, a campervan offers a working kitchen, a table and bench, and a queen-size bed. However, it’s all more compact for ease of use. For instance, the bed only pulls out when you’d like to use it. So it’s like you’re driving this hidden campsite just waiting to be unleashed at any moment.

With a campervan rental, your adventure isn’t limited to the main roads or overcrowded RV campsites. Campervans can easily pull into more secluded tent sites. And campervans don’t require the electric or sewer hookups like an RV. Campervans also work well for dispersed camping!

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But Which Escape Campervan Should You Rent For Route 66?

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing which Escape Campervan to take to Route 66. We offer the Mavericks and Big Sur at the Chicago rental location, which will vary in size and amenities.

Our most popular campervan is the Mavericks. This Escape Campervan gives you a comfortable queen-size bed, foldaway in-van table and benches, a 2-burner propane stove, dual powered refrigerator, and a sink. The Mavericks is ideal for private getaways along Route 66. But it can sleep 5, so it can fit the whole family. We also offer rooftop sleepers if you want your kids to sleep on their own.

If you’d like additional room for your stuff, or if you are taking an extended trip, look at the Big Sur campervan. Here you get the same amenities as the Mavericks. Yet it’s large enough that you don’t have to fold down the bucket seats to make your queen-size bed. The Big Sur also includes extra storage space. So feel free to take that extra bathing suit. You can even go for the optional rooftop sleeper.

All camper van rentals feature our one-of-a-kind hand-painted exteriors that help you show your adventurous spirit. You can also rent camper van extras for Route 66 like picnic tables, bike racks, and child safety seats to make your trip even better. And with each rental, you’ll receive outstanding customer care and 24/7 roadside assistance absolutely free!

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Where Will You Pick Up Your Route 66 Campervan Rental?

You’ll have to pick up your Escape Campervan in Chicago to start your campervan vacation to Route 66. Our depot is on Yale Ave, which is just a brief Lyft, Uber, or cab ride from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Our Chicago campervan depot folks will show you around your Escape Campervan so you learn how to use its features. Remember to ask questions you may have before you leave — especially about Route 66. We’ll share tips and tricks that will make your trip even better!

Best Way To Get To Route 66 From Chicago

From the Chicago Escape campervan rental location, it does not take long to reach Route 66.  Head to E.Adams Street and Michigan Ave, where the “Route 66 Begins” sign is located, and then head west.  Route 66 has changed over time, but you can drive most of the original route with careful planning.  

There is no entrance fee to Route 66; however, you may encounter tolls during your road trip.  Getting an E-ZPass can help alleviate the need to stop or carry cash to pay for toll fees. 

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About The Petrified Forest National Park

Park Hours: 8am to 5pm, MST No reservations needed. Visitors & staff must wear a mask to enter any public building, including the visitor center, even if vaccinated. Did you know that Petrified Forest is perfect for exploration and discovery? While the park has all the wonders known for a century, there are many new adventures and discoveries to share. Come rediscover Petrified Forest!

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Park Road hours of operation. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Park Road Hours

Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Park Closures

Park Closed Thanksgiving. (11/28/2024): Closed
Park Closed Christmas. (12/25/2024): Closed

Where Should You Camp At Route 66?

Like most visitors, you could stay at the St. Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA or the Santa Rosa Campground days later in New Mexico. You better call first, though, as you could need reservations — especially when it’s busy from May to September. Of course, you won’t need a large pad or sewer hookups, meaning you can stay almost anywhere!

For out-of-the-way campsites, make your way over to the Springfield KOA in Missouri or the Homolovi Ruins in Arizona. Or try dispersed camping near Route 66 in your campervan. Just know, dispersed camping means no bathrooms or fire pits, so use the Leave No Trace principles.

Rent An Escape Campervan And See Route 66 Today!

There’s no better time than now to see why a Route 66 campervan rental is the best way to see Route 66! To start off your campervan adventure, just click the Book Now button at the top, right of the page. Or call us at 1-877-270-8267 to book through with our reservations team. Then get ready for a truly epic campervan experience!


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