Alphavan is ready to equip its motorhomes with StarLink Internet


On the heels of SpaceX announcing a new StarLink service for motorhomes, Alphavan says it is ready to equip the technology in its motorhomes. The German company will offer an optional set of StarLink adapters, ready to connect to hardware and satellite Internet service. Alphavan campers will be plug-and-play with StarLink.

While truly mobile broadband internet is a dream for many, StarLink’s service comes with a few caveats that bring us back to earth. On the one hand, the service will not be available while the motorhome, motorhome or caravan is in motion. It’s a shame, but it will void the limited warranty. However, StarLink says he is working to make this possible.

Another caveat is that StarLink will prioritize other internet traffic on the service over that of StarLink for RVs. This could result in “degraded service and slower speeds in congested areas and during peak hours. Listed speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed.”

Alphavan will provide the connection, but it will not provide the hardware you will need to obtain from StarLink. There’s a one-time hardware cost of $599 plus a monthly fee of $135. StarLink for RV allows customers to suspend and resume service as desired; however, customers must pay for an entire month of service, regardless of how long they need it.

The Alphavan package will include the necessary mounting hardware for StarLink, including all pre-wiring. Adding the StarLink to Alphavan’s offerings only bolsters the company’s high-tech credentials, which include a smart home control system, smart TV, and optional audio system. The company did not mention the cost of the StarLink package.

The Alphavan, built from a Mercedes Sprinter, can transform into a multi-room living space with a unique design and high quality materials. There is a semi-private loft bedroom, a wet bath and an accessible garage that can be used as a child’s bedroom. SpaceX’s StarLink may not be the ultimate internet service for VR just yet, but it’s a great start to making that future a reality.


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