Thor RV brands to get the Starlink treatment

One of the world’s leading RV producers Thor Industries has announced that selected motorised RV models in its range will soon benefit from SpaceX’s Starlink high-speed, low-latency internet in 2023. Thor signed an agreement with SpaceX to make it the first RV OEM to work directly with Starlink to integrate flat high-performance Starlinks on RVs from brands including Airstream, Entegra Coach, Jayco and Tiffin.

“This agreement is a big step toward providing constant internet connection for RVers everywhere,” said Thor Industries president and CEO Bob Martin. “Whether for work, staying in touch with family and friends, or streaming entertainment, a reliable internet connection is a must-have for today's RVer. Starlink will help Thor elevate our RV owners' experiences and create yet another important point of differentiation for the Thor family of companies.”

Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet around the world. With satellites positioned in low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 550 km, over 65 times closer than conventional geostationary satellites, Starlink achieves significantly lower latency and higher transmission speeds for its end users. Mobile internet is a hugely important aspect for modern RVers, with Thor’s own North American Path to Purchase Study showing that 74 per cent of RVers indicated that integrated high-speed internet and Wi-Fi networks are extremely or very important for future RV purchases.

“We’re excited to work with Thor, Airstream, Entegra Coach, Jayco and Tiffin to bring Starlink to RV owners around the world,” said SpaceX vice president of business operations Chad Gibbs. “By providing game-changing connectivity in remote locations whether parked or in motion, Starlink is expanding the boundaries of where RVers can explore while still staying connected to friends and family.”