Starlink RV has proven very popular with recreational users who need internet service in remote areas. If you plan on using Starlink RV, it’s a good idea to protect your hardware during transport and storage.
There are a number of different options when it comes to Starlink RV cases. There is an official Starlink RV case, and several aftermarket cases that are perfectly sized for the rectangular Starlink dish.
In this guide, we’ll cover some products that are well suited to storing and transporting Starlink.
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Do I Really Need A Case?
If you plan to take your Starlink kit on the go, we recommend a case. The hardware is fragile and expensive. At a purchase price of $599, it’s not something you want to risk. Spending a couple hundred dollars on a sturdy, tough case now can save you money and frustration in the future.
RV’ers, van dwellers, and overlanders need to be prepared for the worst. If you rely on Starlink for internet and communication on the road, you’ll want some way to safely transport and store the dish.
Official Starlink Travel Case
Starlink has their own Starlink RV case, called the Starlink Travel Case. You can buy it from the Starlink Shop.
The Starlink Travel Case features a plastic hard shell exterior, with a zippered compartment to store everything included in the Starlink kit. This case also features backpack straps and plenty of handles to make transport and handling easy.
The price is $250, which is competitive with the other high quality protective cases we’ve researched for Starlink. The Starlink Travel Case is only compatible with the rectangular dish and cannot be used with the original round dish.
Aftermarket Starlink Cases
If the official Starlink case doesn’t meet your needs, there are plenty of aftermarket cases available from popular retailers like Amazon. Here are a couple of options that are compatible with the rectangular Starlink dish:
Our Pick: Pelican 1610 Case
The Pelican 1610 Case is the top-of-the-line option. If you want maximum protection for your Starlink dish, this is the case to get. The Pelican 1610 has a Polypropylene shell that can withstand drops. The case is watertight, so you won’t have to worry about the outside elements getting inside.
It has plenty of handles, and wheels to make transporting the case very easy. The case comes with foam inserts that you can cut to create a custom fit for your Starlink dish. That’s about the only downside compared to the official Starlink case. It does require a little bit of DIY.
For just a bit more than the official Starlink case, we think this offers the best value if you want the toughest, highest quality case.
Cheaper Alternative: Nanuk 945 Waterproof Hard Case
The Nanuk 945 Waterproof Hard Case is another Starlink RV case that we recommend. It’s cheaper than the Pelican 1610 above, but still has most of the features. It features an impact resistant shell, and it is also waterproof.
Transportation isn’t as easy as with the Pelican due to this case lacking wheels. There are plenty of handles to grab when you need to lift it from your truck, van, or RV. The Nanuk 945 case included cubed foam, allowing you to cut out a spot for your Starlink.
Budget/DIY Option: Storage Container With Foam
If you don’t want to spend a ton of money on your Starlink RV case, consider a DIY approach. By combining a cheap storage tote with some cubed foam, you can make a protective, custom case. You may even have some kind of storage container laying around that you can use, and just purchase the foam instead. For under $100, this is a great option for the DIY’er.
To get you started, we’ve selected a CX 17-Gallon Tough Storage Container, pictured above. Then all you need is the cubed foam. You can use any foam, but cubed foam is very easy to shape into anything. The foam pictured above, the Feldherr FS100R-Bundle, is a good place to start.
There are several tradeoffs you make with this option. The storage containers aren’t as tough or impact resistant as the cases above. And not all storage containers are lockable or secure. This particular container isn’t waterproof, either.
Super High-End: Caseman 20911 Starlink Case
The Caseman 20911 is a super high-end, all in one mounting and storage solution. Caseman created this case specifically for Starlink. The impact resistant shell protects the hardware inside during storage and transport. When you arrive, use the integrated dish mount to deploy the dish. There is even an option to add a power bank to operate your Starlink off the grid, making this an all-in-one solution.
What else can we say? You get all the features you would expect out of a rugged, high-end case. The pre-formed foam inside fits Starlink perfectly, so no DIY work is needed. If you have the budget, this is the case to get. The downside is obviously the cost. At around $489, you’ll be spending almost as much on the case as you did your Starlink kit!
There are a ton of options when it comes to protecting your Starlink dish during transport or storage. You’re spending $599 on the hardware, so you might as well spend a little more to protect that investment. For recreational users traveling to remote areas, Starlink can be a critical communication device. We’ve presented several options, from cheap to expensive. Hopefully you can find a Starlink case that meets your needs.
Have you found your own solution? We would love to see your cases! Comment below or send us a message.