Enhancing RV Comfort with Home on the Hitch

Enhancing RV Comfort with Home on the Hitch

Featuring Thomas and Melissa Baity from Home on the Hitch

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Meet Thomas and Melissa

Thomas and Melissa currently travel in their 2018 open range 323rls travel trailer and love rv living.  Rv travel has become their passion.  They are focused on budget conscious RV Living – rv life – rv travel full time rv living ideas and different ways to save money while seeing the many beautiful sites of this great country. Thomas states “We only get one time around with this life and we have learned that we should make the best of every day.”

RV air conditioners, while essential for comfort, pose significant challenges due to their high starting amperage demands. This initial surge can overload smaller generators or shore power connections, limiting the ability to run multiple units simultaneously. Moreover, installing traditional soft starters involves climbing onto the RV roof, navigating electrical components, and potentially risking shocks or hiring costly professional help. These factors deter many RV enthusiasts from investing in soft starters despite their benefits.

Introducing the SoftStartUP: A Plug-and-Play Revolution

Thanks to the SoftStartUp, the high power demand on startup is no longer an issue. The SoftStartUP by SoftStartUSA is designed to simplify the soft start process dramatically. Unlike traditional units, which require rooftop installation and are specific to each air conditioner, the SoftStartUP operates as a portable, plug-’N’-play device. Compatible with 50 amp, 30 amp, and even standard household outlets (with adapters), it eliminates the need for complex installations and can be easily transferred between different RVs or even used on boats. This solution was an easy “yes” for Thomas as he hopes to find affordable, power saving tools that he can share with his community.

Features and Benefits

  • Simplified Installation: Unlike traditional methods that require rooftop installations, SoftStartUp plugs directly into a 50-amp power source, eliminating the need for complex wiring.
  • Reduced Power Demands: By reducing startup power demands by up to 50%, SoftStartUp ensures efficient operation of critical appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators, even when off-grid.
  • Extended Appliance Lifespan: SoftStartUp protects A/C compressor windings from overheating during startups, ultimately extending the lifespan of the appliance.
  • Versatile Usage: Portable and adaptable, SoftStartUp can be easily transferred between RVs or used with home backup generators during emergencies.

How Does It Work?

The SoftStartUP resembles a large 50 amp dog bone or surge protector, but focuses solely on managing start-up amperage for RV appliances. It connects between your RV and the power source, providing soft start capabilities for up to two air conditioners on a 30 amp circuit. This means you can potentially start both your AC units on a 3000 watt generator, a significant upgrade in versatility and convenience.

Testing the SoftStartUP: Real-World Performance

In a practical test scenario, the SoftStartUP exceeded expectations. Connected to a Champion 3200 watt generator, which has seen extensive use over several years, it successfully initiated both a 15,000 BTU and a 13,500 BTU air conditioner simultaneously. This demonstration showcased its capability to manage start-up surges effectively without overwhelming the generator. Thomas found the plug-in installation easy and convenient for people who want to use the SoftStartUp, but don’t understand the technicalities of the installation. 

Limitations and Considerations

While the SoftStartUP enhances flexibility and ease of use, it does come with some considerations. During testing, attempts to add a microwave to the load alongside both air conditioners strained the generator beyond its capacity, highlighting the practical limitations of simultaneous high-power appliance use. Users should therefore manage expectations based on their specific power source capabilities.

Real-World Applications and Future Possibilities

If you’re an avid RVer, you know the struggle of managing power consumption, especially when it comes to running multiple air conditioners on limited electrical sources. Traditional soft starters have offered relief but come with their own set of challenges—installation complexities and the need for separate units per air conditioner. Today, we explore a potential game changer: the SoftStartUP by SoftStartUSA, promising a plug-and-play solution to alleviate these issues.

Is the SoftStartUP Worth It?

For RVers seeking to enhance comfort without the hassle of traditional soft starter installations, the SoftStartUP offers a compelling solution. Its plug-and-play design, coupled with compatibility across various power sources, makes it a versatile addition to any RV toolkit. While it may not enable running all high-power appliances simultaneously on limited power sources, its primary function—soft starting air conditioners—proves effective and reliable.

If you’re interested in exploring the SoftStartUP further, visit softstartup.com or go to the Home on the Hitch website and click the SoftStartUp tab. Whether you’re a seasoned RVer or new to the lifestyle, investing in the SoftStartUP could significantly enhance your RVing experience by providing reliable climate control without the installation headaches.

Remember, RVing is all about maximizing comfort and convenience on the road. The SoftStartUP aligns perfectly with this ethos, offering a practical solution that simplifies one of the most frustrating aspects of RV ownership. Embrace innovation, simplify your setup, and enjoy cooler, more comfortable travels with the SoftStartUP by SoftStartUSA.

Instant Gratification

From the moment you open your package, the benefits of SoftStartUp™ are at your fingertips. There’s no waiting for complicated installations or costly service center appointments. With SoftStartUp™, you’re equipped with the world’s highest-reviewed RV soft starter, ready to enhance your RVing experience from day one.

Experience the future of RV air conditioning with SoftStartUp™. Say goodbye to climbing roofs, deciphering wiring, and costly installations. With SoftStartUp™, starting and running your A/C units and appliances has never been easier.

Plug-in and play

The SoftStartUp device represents a significant advancement in RV technology. With its ability to reduce startup power demands, enhance appliance performance, and extend lifespan, it’s a must-have for any RV enthusiast. Thanks to innovators like Mike Sokol and the team at SoftStartUSA, RVers can enjoy greater comfort and convenience on their travels.

Stay tuned for more updates from the Funk Works Lab as we continue to explore cutting-edge solutions for RV electricity. Until next time, happy trails!

Get Your SoftStartUp Today!

Travel in comfort with the SoftStartUp, the first RV AC unit accessory that requires no installation. Run your A/C unit at 70% less power on startup just by plugging the SoftStartUp device into a power socket. . 

SoftStartUP runs your A/C unit when plugged into a power socket. It is the quickest and easiest way to get your A/C Unit or heat pump up and running. 

Visit our website to find out more about the SoftStartUp device and why it might be right for you. 

Don’t wait for comfort to find you. Buy the SoftStartUp and enjoy the ride, wherever your RV takes you. 

We Want to Earn Your Trust

Your trust in our SoftStartUp product is truly appreciated. We’ve learned the importance of referrals in our business, and we value your recommendation. If you know anyone in your residential network – family, friends, or neighbors – who needs expert advice or solutions for effective home cooling, please know that we’re here to assist them.

We are committed to making homeowners more informed by providing comprehensive guidance, solutions, recommendations, videos, diagrams, and live technical support for rooftop installations. Our goal is to help them stay cool and comfortable in their residential homes.

Rest assured that your recommendation holds great weight, and we hope to continue earning your trust as you suggest our services to those in need of reliable cooling solutions. Thank you for your trust and support.

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