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SoftStart RV Review – Don’t Get Bogged Down With A Massive Generator
If you own an RV, there’s a good chance you also own a generator. But did you buy a SoftStartRV in order to ensure you have the smallest generator that will meet your needs?
There are countless reasons why a generator is useful while RVing, especially when you’re boondocking off-grid, but to put it simply – it’s nice to have electricity when you’re way off-grid, and when it’s hot outside, it’s really nice to be able to use your air-conditioner. As you can certainly imagine, there are a number of pros and cons of living in an RV.
In this SoftStartRV review, we’ll explain why this useful device can help you narrow down your generator choice by allowing you to start your RV A/C unit with a smaller generator.
If by the end of our review, you’d like a SoftStartRV of your own, you can click here for our exclusive ForSomethingMore discount, or simply use the discount code FSM40 at checkout!
And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment below.
What Does A SoftStartRV Do?
While I don’t have the technical expertise to explain all the electrical science engineering that went into making this device, I can tell you that the SoftStartRV reduces the amount of energy your RV air-conditioning unit uses when it starts up.
You see, once an RV A/C unit is running, it will use less power than when it initially starts up. However, the question becomes, how do you get enough power to actually start up your A/C? Read on for the two answers to the question.
What Size Generator Will Start Your A/C?
This obviously depends on the size of your RV A/C unit. We have a 15K BTU Coleman Mach air-conditioner. On average, an A/C unit our size requires 3,200-3,500 watts to start and 1,200-1,700 watts to run.
That means, without a SoftStartRV, we would need at least a 3,200-watt generator in order to start our A/C. However, with ours installed, we can start our A/C with a 2,200-watt generator.
If for example, we bought the Honda 3200i, we would be hauling around a generator that weighs 59 lbs. and is 22.5 x 12.0 x 17.8 inches and costs US$2,999.
However, since we installed a SoftStartRV, we can start up and run our A/C with a Honda 2200i which weighs only 47 lbs., is 20.0″ x 11.4″ x 16.7″, and costs US$1,399.
In essence, our SoftStartRV saves us 12 lbs. of cargo weight (and every pound counts when you’re RVing) and saves us nearly US$1,600 in excessive generator power.
The Two Answers To – How Do You Get Enough Power To Start Up Your A/C?
By now it should be simple. (1) Either buy a massive generator.
(2) Buy a SoftStartRV. We certainly opted for number 2.
The SoftStartRV Is Easy To Install – Staff Guides You Through The Process On The Phone
I want to be clear, I have no background in electrical science. Installing batteries in a flashlight is about as far as my skills go.
Since the staff at SoftStart walked me through the installation process via a real-time phone call, it took me a mere 30 minutes to install our SoftStart, which by the way only required me to connect 5 wires!
SoftStartRV Review Conclusion
If you’re keen to be as weight and cost-efficient in your RV lifestyle as possible, a SoftStartRV is a fantastic choice, and we’re massively glad we made the decision to install a SoftStartRV in our own travel trailer.
Again, if you’re keen to buy one yourself, you can click here for our exclusive ForSomethingMore discount, or simply use the discount code FSM40 at checkout!
And as usual, if you have any questions, please leave us a comment below!