Starlink Launches New Starlink for RV Option – 30,000+ Orders and Counting
Good news for RVers! The Starlink for RV option is now available to the public and the demand for the new “Starlink for RVs” option has been high with over 30,000 orders placed since it launched a couple of days ago. The new Starlink for RV is a mobile internet service designed specifically for those traveling in RVs and boats. It offers excellent coverage, even in rural areas where other providers may not reach. In addition, the team at Starlink is constantly working on new ways to improve their services, so you can be sure that your needs will be met.
Starlink for RVs is available at the same price as Starlink’s regular residential with mobility internet service. The device costs $599 and has a $135 monthly subscription. But unlike before, the new RV plan gives you the ability to pause and un-pause your subscription during the months you are not traveling.
However, note that you can experience de-prioritized service in congested locations during peak hours, which may mean slow service speeds.
That said, on our recent boondocking outing to Wyoming, our signal was around 80Mbps, which was more than enough speed to stream movies, make Wi-Fi calls, and take part in Zoom conferences.
Plans are in place to improve speeds and bandwidth by launching more satellites.
What are the benefits of using Starlink with my RV?
Starlink’s low earth orbit (LEO) satellites are much faster than traditional satellite internet.
- It takes 550 to 650 milliseconds for these waves of light to travel 90,000 miles, which is about 15% the distance from Earth to the moon.
- For general web browsing, 550 milliseconds is fast enough.
- When it comes to games, latency over 100 milliseconds can be a problem.
Starlink internet satellites are not just close, they are now equipped with lasers which allows them to “talk” with one another. This means that lower latency can be achieved with the use of Starlink satellites than with other internet services. Elon Musk said that latency would drop to 20ms later this year-making it an ideal option for gamers looking for low-latency service.
No Data Caps
RV Nomads need data plans with no data caps. This is because they often move around and need to have access to the internet wherever they are.
More Reliable Connection
With Starlink, you can have a more reliable internet connection. That’s because Starlink is delivered by SpaceX, who has thousands of satellites in orbit to ensure good signal strength. In addition, LEO satellites have low latency, meaning that there is little to no delay in transmission speeds. This makes for a smoother online experience when streaming or gaming.
No Service Outages
One of the benefits of using Starlink is that there are no service outages. This means that you can stay connected to the internet no matter where you are in the world. However, please note that this only applies to areas where Starlink has a signal. Also, if you are in an area with tall buildings or trees or other obstructions, your signal may be blocked and you will not be able to connect to the internet.
How Do I Set up My RV for Use with Starlink?
Check if your RV is in a good location for using the Starlink for RV plan
One of the first steps in using Starlink is to check if your RV is located in an area that has good service. You can do this by going to the Starlink website and checking out your “cell” location status.
- AVAILABLE = Excellent chance of good signal.
- WAITLIST = You internet signal may be de-prioritized.
- COMING SOON = No intenet signal.
How to connect your hardware
The Android/IOS phone app walks you through how to set up your RV for use with Starlink.
To connect your Starlink hardware:
- Place your satellite dishy in an area that has a clear northern sky free from tall trees or buildings.
- Plug the power cord into the your Starlink ‘s router.
- Plug in the dishy satellite antenna cord into your Starlink’s router.
- If this is your first time on the Starlink internet please allow extra time for the router to install updates (if needed). Otherwise, you should connect with the satellite’s internet signal within 15 minutes or so.
What are some of the best ways to use Starlink while RVing?
- Starlink is great for areas with bad cell reception.
- Starlink is a digital satellite service that could be a game changer for digital nomads who camp in places without reliable internet access.
- Clearance issues might still be a concern with Starlink Internet.
- If you camp on weekends and only use the device to stream Netflix, Starlink internet would be expensive.
Starlink is fast and has low latency
If you’re looking for a satellite internet service that provides high data rates and low latency, look no further than Starlink. The term “latency” refers to the time it takes for a response. With Starlink’s new satellites, this wait time is significantly reduced thanks to the use of lasers to send information between satellites.
How do I troubleshoot any problems I may have with my Starlink service while RVing?
Check your signal strength
When you’re RVing, it’s important to make sure you have a strong signal for your Starlink service. You can do this by checking the signal speed in the Starlink app.
Check for trees or other obstructions
If you’re having trouble with your Starlink service, it’s important to check for trees or other obstructions that might be blocking the signal. You can do this by locating in an open area with a clear view of the sky.
Starlink offers a fast and reliable internet connection for RVers and boondocking enthusiasts. They offer an easy setup and fast speeds.
I love the convenience of being able to stay in one place without worrying about having to move because I can’t find a signal or the speed is too slow. We won’t leave home without Starlink.
Bottom Line: Mike and I absolutely love our Starlink system!