Big News About the #1 Small RV A/C Soft Starter

NetworkRV, an industry leader in RV soft start A/C products, offers a smaller SoftStartRV device to fit in more RV A/C installations than ever!

When it comes to RV accessories, bigger is not always better – especially when the add-on needs to squeeze into a rooftop air conditioner. Just in time for this travel season, NetworkRV introduces a much smaller SoftStartRV unit that cuts the size of the original product by over 42%! What’s more, the latest SoftStartRV device also features the industry’s easiest installation.

A SoftStartRV unit on each RV air conditioner enables you to start and run two A/Cs on a 30-amp hookup or a generator. It also gives you the ability to start and run one air conditioner on a small 2200-watt generator. SoftStartRV even lets you run an air conditioner from batteries with the right setup and inverter. The flexibility that a SoftStartRV A/C device provides can change how you plan RV adventures by allowing you to go places you never thought possible with limited power. You’ll have the ability to start and run your air conditioner(s) when you get there.

SoftStartRV has always been a game-changer, enabling people to comfortably RV in environments and situations they couldn’t before. While the capabilities have always been fantastic, however, the size of a typical soft start unit was sometimes too big for the space where it needed to be installed. And the installation of an electrical control was sometimes considered too complex for the average DIYer. Thankfully, these are issues that the new SoftStartRV solves very well.

Now – All the Functionality in a Smaller, Easy-to-Install Package

NetworkRV now offers a smaller SoftStartRV product-– the smallest on the market. In fact, they cut its size by 42%, going from 71.33 cu. in. down to 40.72 cu. in. When you’re wedging a component into an already cramped space –like under the cover of a rooftop A/C unit – that is a HUGE change. These efforts virtually eliminated one of the biggest challenges to adding a soft starter to your air conditioner. But going smaller wasn’t enough—they also wanted to make it easier.

SoftStartRV Mini

How does an A/C device work?

If you’re not familiar with the benefit of an A/C soft starter, it reduces the startup electrical power demand of a typical RV air conditioner. When you turn the A/C on,  it automatically creates an inrush of power to quickly start the air conditioner. That is what causes the loud, vibrating thump when the A/C compressor kicks on. It can also trip the breakers because the inrush demand is too great for the power source. 

A SoftStartRV changes all of that by reducing the power needed to start an RV air conditioner. Instead of allowing one big burst of incoming energy, it quickly smooths out the amperage draw. As it decreases the startup power surge, the result is less noise, fewer vibrations, and continuous cooling without the interruption of tripping breakers. 

In the case of SoftStartRV, the power decrease can be up to 70%! The result – and and the biggest benefit to having a SoftStartRV – is being able to run air conditioners in limited power situations that you couldn’t before.

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Many people have not added a SoftStartRV to their RV because of concerns about the installation process. Dealing with anything electrical can be scary, especially when you’re 10-12 feet up on the roof of an RV. To make that process easier, SoftStartRV offers easy-to-find, easy-to-understand installation schematics, as well as thorough online and “live” customer support.

No Cut, No Splice Installation

Understanding that people may be concerned about wiring a soft start device, SoftStartRV developed the industry’s ONLY “6-step, no-cut/no splice” installation process.  That’s right — you can install a device without making any cuts or splicing any wires!     

If NetworkRV doesn’t have instructions for a specific RV and air conditioner, they’ll make them. All it takes is submitting a picture of the electrical diagram on the air conditioner and information about the RV via a support ticket on the SoftStartRV website. Once they have that, they’ll create a color diagram with step-by-step instructions.

Still not comfortable with the process? Then you can schedule rooftop installation support. Set up a date and time with the support team and one of their very patient members will walk you through the installation, step-by-step, over the phone. 

The team at NetworkRV has continued to focus on product improvement while maintaining the quality and support that thousands of RVers trust. They’ve engineered the smallest soft starter on the market and developed the easiest installation process.

When you order a SoftStartRV, you’ll receive the unit, instructions, and an installation kit with all the parts needed to complete the installation. You’ll still need tools and electrical tape, but all the connectors and pieces are provided free by SoftStartRV. You can download your unit-specific instructions from their website and follow along.  Installation can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.  

Where to get a SoftStartRV

The biggest sale price the company has offered is currently ongoing and you can save $30 per unit by using this link. Or visit

Ready to start living the life you want in your Airstream?

Become a member of the NetworkRV family and order a SoftStartRV. We deliver on our promise to keep your Airstream or RV cool. With free tech support, free extended warranty, and 100% money back guarantee for 90 days, our special discount beats competitors and gives you the peace of mind to buy with confidence. 

Trust has to be earned and we want to earn it

We appreciate the faith and trust you have placed in us in purchasing and using our SoftStartRV. More and more we’ve come to understand that we are a referral-based business. Hence, we appreciate and encourage anyone in your life right now such as a father, mother, son, daughter, uncle, cousin, neighbor, or fellow camper that has a need to be cool anywhere in their RV, and needs THE BEST expert opinion or soft start solution. We promise you we will give them our preferential service. And even if they choose to NOT buy our products, we will still try and help them solve their RV cooling issues.

Because you referred us, we are ready, willing, and passionately able to serve the people that are important to you. We want to help make smart campers smarter by giving them the most thorough, most meaningful, professional soft start advice. We will provide for them solutions, recommendations, videos, diagrams, plus LIVE rooftop tech call support. We will treat them in an incredibly special way on how to stay cool anywhere, anytime in their RV.

So please feel confident in your recommendation of us. Trust has to be earned, and we hope we have earned that in you to a degree you feel at ease in suggesting that special person, or special dog or cat who may need camper cooling in hot weather. We trust our help will be sought without reservations, thanks to your sincerest recommendations.

Glossary of Terms For RV + Airstream Owners


Your air conditioner, or A/C as it’s abbreviated, circulates the air within your RV, 5th wheel, Casita, Airstream, trailer, or motor home. SoftStartRV serves as an accessory that works with your RV air conditioner to provide a more evenly cooled space, that starts smoothly and runs with the power needed to keep you cool.


Airstream is a popular brand of travel trailer built out of aluminum, on the road since the 1930s. It is one of the top known RV brands in the industry. 


Amp, or amperage, is the base unit of electronic currents. Most RV air conditioners 


A camper, also called a campervan, motor caravan, or caravanette is a  van that has been converted in some way to accomodate basic living necessities, like beds and a kitchenette. A camper van will typically sleep 2 or 3 people.

Camping Gear
Camping gear refers to any equipment you may bring with you to accommodate your next camping or RV trip. Common camping gear may include a tent, sleeping bag, cookware, clothing, toiletries, portable grill, and a first aid kit.

capacitor is a device inside an air conditioning unit. It is small, cylindrical and it supplies and controls electrical energy. The capacitor provides a high-voltage jolt to the blower motor, compressor, and fan motor. The high voltage jolt is around 400 to 600 volts. 


Casita is a top brand of small travel trailers that are easily towed with small cars and trucks. The Casita brand was established in 1983.

Class A Motorhome

A Class A Motorhome is defined as a conventional motorhome. It’s the largest and most luxurious of the motorized RVs.

Class B Motorhome

Class B Motorhomes are often referred as camper vans. Best suited for small groups, they’re smaller and more fuel efficient than Class C motorhomes. 

Class C Motorhome

A Class C motorhome is similar to a traditional automobile. It looks like a van from the front and is built with a cab or a cut-away chassis. 


A compressor is one element inside of your RV air conditioner, working with the condenser and evaporator to keep your AC blowing cold air. 


A generator is typically used with an RV, Airstream, or other motor home to power your air conditioner unit. The most common portable generator brands you will see at campsites include Advent, Armstrong, Atwood, Carrier, Coleman, Dometic, and Furion.

5th Wheel / Fifth Wheel

A 5th Wheel is a type of RV that has a hitch, allowing the driver to tow it behind a larger vehicle. A 5th Wheel is preferred by many because it provides the space of something larger, without being a “house on wheels” like many RVs.


A trailer is a separate vehicle that is not motorized, meaning it will need to be towed by a motorized vehicle or RV. Trailers are split into many categories, most notably travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers, popup trailers or truck campers. 

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