Truma Now Offering SoftStartRV Technology for Popular Aventa AC

Truma North America just announced that it will soon be offering “soft start” technology for its popular Truma Aventa air conditioner called SoftStartRV. According to the press release, the soft start feature reduces the start up amperage for air conditioners up to 70 percent.

“We are excited to partner with Truma on this initiative,” said Brian Gibson, co-founding partner of SoftStartUSA. “SoftStartRV delivered on sharply reducing startup inrush current for better power efficiency, and most importantly, continuing to provide peak startup performance throughout Truma’s very demanding cycle-testing process which included various conditions that mimic actual user scenarios.”

Truma is offering both end-users and RV manufacturers the option to purchase the Truma Aventa Eco or Comfort with a SoftStartRV unit pre-installed directly through Truma. The soft start installation is customized to specifically fit the Aventa and since it is installed by Truma, complies with Truma’s warranty terms. In addition, existing Truma Aventa owners may purchase a soft start upgrade through a Truma Service Facility or a Truma Mobile Technician.

The Truma Aventa is rated one of the top rooftop air conditioners by Truck Camper Adventure and was recently reviewed. The soft start feature allows 2,000 watt inverters and generators to work with air conditioners at start up.

Mark Howlett, Executive Vice President of Truma, confirmed that after months of continuous testing and analysis, Truma found the SoftStartRV to be a great match for the Aventa air conditioning systems.

“In the past few years, our market has seen a rise in the use of lithium batteries and solar power, for off-grid camping,” said Howlett. “Being able to add the soft start technology to the Truma Aventa allows for greater flexibility in usage for the end-user.”

Howlett added that along with the innovative technology, and premium customer support, it was the smaller size of SoftStartRV that proved to be a game changer.  “SoftStartRV is up to 52 percent smaller than other similar units. The compact size fits the low-silhouette, aerodynamic designs of the Aventa without restricting valuable airflow within the rooftop compartment.”

There are several advantages to installing the Truma Aventa with SoftStartRV including a significant reduction of startup amps, which allows the Aventa to start more easily off inverters and generators and offers the opportunity to run more appliances simultaneously.

“For end-users, this means full startup capabilities, more convenience in use, and less impact on the power supply or other systems,” said Howlett. “For RV Manufacturers, the benefits can be found in better user experiences for their customers, utilization in multiple coach classes, and less impact on internal components of the RV.”

“Our goal is to help RV owners get the most out of the RV. The moments we can share camping with family and friends are important,” Howlett said. “Therefore, every system, component, and upgrade should live up to its promise and help make those moments unforgettable.”

Truma North America is a premium solutions partner to the outdoor recreation community. Truma started doing business in North America in 2013, establishing its headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana. Backed by 75 years of German engineering, Truma has a long history of providing quality solutions to the global outdoor recreation market.

For more information about Truma’s extensive line of RV products, visit

For complete details about the SoftStartRV air conditioner soft starter, visit The SoftStartRV air conditioner soft starter is a product of SoftStartUSA, an industry leader in RV and home power management products.

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Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.

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