Summer is nearly upon us. In fact, as the late Jim Steinman wrote, “It’s only two o’clock and the temperature’s beginning to soar”. RVers want to stay cool. Whether you spend most of your time in the rig, or simply want a cool, comfortable basecamp to return to at the end of the day, having the necessary power to start one or more air conditioning units is an important part of summer RVing. Everyone wants to stay cool in your RV.
There are all kinds of tips and tricks to stay cool in your RV, and we’ve discussed them here in the past. There is no substitute for a real air conditioner however. What most RVers don’t realize is that running that A/C unit (or units) so you can stay cool in your RV isn’t that hard. It’s getting those air conditioners started that can be the real challenge, especially in low power situations.
Why Starting An Air Conditioner Is Hard
RVs will typically come with between 1 and 4 A/C units. A small pop-up might have 1 A/C unit, whereas a 45ft motorhome might have 4 of them. To power those A/C units, RVs will have commensurate power, typically a 30-amp or 50-amp power input. Although the power is sufficient to run those units, it’s not always enough to start every air conditioner in your rig, particularly if you are using the microwave or an induction cooktop at the same time.
The required amperage to start those units is just too high. This means that for a rig with a 30-amp supply, you might only get one A/C unit started. RVers that are powering their small travel trailers with a portable camping generator, like a Honda 2000, might not even get one unit going.
Is Solar The Answer To Stay Cool In Your RV?
Solar energy is wildly popular. Solar cell technology and battery improvements have made solar power a viable alternative, especially for boondocking. Those improvements however don’t help the ever present problem of starting that air conditioner. You might have all the solar and battery capacity available for a rig your size, however you will not stay cool in your RV if you can’t get the A/C units started.
SoftStartRV Will Help You Stay Cool In Your RV
A/C soft starters have come on to the marketplace in force over the last few years. One company, SoftStartRV, has recently released their new 6-Step No-cut/No-splice SoftStartRV install. A SoftStartRV device added to each air conditioning unit on your RV reduces the needed startup voltage by up to 70%, allowing you to start multiple A/C units on less power. It also lets you start that small unit on your pop-up or teardrop trailer using the little Honda generator. SoftStart RV is proven technology with a proven track record. With the new 6-Step No-cut/No-splice installation, anyone can add a SoftStartRV unit to one or more of the A/C units in your RV.
No More Thumping and Clunking
Not only can you stay cool in your RV, you can do it on less power, and get rid of that heavy thumping or clunking every time the A/C compressor starts up. Light sleepers will appreciate that!
As RVers, we often try to cook outside. However, not every meal can be cooked outside on the grill or over the fire. Sometimes you have to use the microwave oven or the induction cooktop in your rig. The last thing you want in the middle of preparing a nice meal is to have your air conditioner either be unable to power up due to lack of power, or to cause the oven or microwave to shut down to allow the A/C to power up. SoftStartRV prevents that.
Buy Now, Save Now
Right now, SoftStart RV is offering special pricing and their risk free 90-day money back guarantee. Save $30 on one SoftStart RV device, $60 on two, and if you need 3 units for that big motorhome, you can save $150. You’ll also find loads of technical information and testimonies. Visit our special purchase page and stay cool in your RV today.