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The New Age Of RV Travel: Monitor RV Systems From Your Smartphone!

Technology has taken us a long way, especially in the world of RVing! The industry always leaves us wondering, "What will they think of next?" and we're never disappointed at how new inventions and systems make the camping experience easier than ever! The new age of RV travel is here: Monitor your RV systems right from your smartphone! This new technology utilizes items you already use daily to help keep an eye on your RV's systems, and can even make setting up and packing up literally effortless!

The Future Of RV Controls


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In the not-so-distant past, keeping your RV in working order required a rigorous checklist of items to monitor and check up on to ensure that all your RV's systems were running like they should be. Today, checking every aspect of your RV is as easy as pushing a button! Many new RVs feature awesome system monitoring units inside them, many with touch screens for effortless use. RV manufacturers and innovative companies are taking this idea one step further with smartphone-controlled RV monitoring systems! These systems can come as after-market add-on equipment, however many manufacturers are including these packages installed standard on some of their more upscale units. Not only do these systems offer effortless monitoring through app-based technology, but most offer the capabilities to completely set up RVs with a tap of your smartphone's touchscreen! You'll be able to activate auto-leveling systems, bring out the slides, roll out the awning, and control both the interior or exterior lights totally with your smartphone or tablet! Can you just imagine how much less frustrating setting up your RV and campsite would be? These systems make setup and monitoring incredibly easy, even for those less tech-savvy individuals out there! They're so intuitive and user-friendly in fact that you can hand the tablet off to the kids and they'll be able to set up the RV themselves! Many of these systems have a long list of impressive features, but we have the feeling that this list will only grow over time for even more convenience on your camping trips!

OneControl


As one of the leaders of RV products, Lippert Components offers the incredible OneControl smartphone-controlled system that allows you to power your RV's system via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with the simple touch of a button! You can do almost anything including extending your power awning, initiating your auto-leveling system, controlling your RV's internal temperatures, and monitoring your holding tank levels! This incredible system also features a built-in touchscreen monitor in your RV's interior for easy controls while you're spending time inside. It appears that this system isn't available for after-market purchase, and was introduced to the industry in 2016, so it is currently available only in a few specific models. If you're interested in this particular system, keep your eyes peeled for these brands!
OneControl - RV Monitoring System
RVs available at Hamilton's RV with OneControl System: Jayco Designer fifth wheel Jayco Pinnacle fifth wheel

Functions


Bluetooth control:

  • Awning

  • Bed lifts

  • Landing gear

  • Lights

  • Slides

  • Stabilizer jacks

  • TV lift


Wi-Fi and hardware control:

  • Awning

  • Bed lifts

  • Generator

  • HVAC

  • Landing gear

  • Leveling

  • Lights

  • Slides

  • Stabilizer jacks

  • Tank monitor

  • TV lift

  • Universal IR remote

  • Vent cover

  • Water pump


Keystone's In-Command Control System


This system makes life easy for Keystone RV owners! The In-Command Control System, exclusively included on select Keystone models, gives RVers peace of mind with fantastic setup controls, safety features, and systems monitoring all from your smartphone or on the touchscreen command center! Produced by the trusted Jensen brand, it's easy for anyone to use, even kids can help set up the RV! If a component of your In-Command-equipped RV runs on a switch or motor, it can be controlled by this app-based program! This incredible system is only offered on the Alpine, Fuzion, Montana, Outback, and Raptor models manufactured in 2016 and beyond, so stay tuned for more RVs that might be equipped with it in the future. And certainly Keystone will add even more features to the controls!
Keystone's In-Command Control System for monitoring your RV
RVs available at Hamilton's RV with In-Command: Keystone Alpine luxury fifth wheel

Functions



  • Control water pumps

  • Lights

  • Awning

  • Slides

  • Water tank levels

  • Battery statues

  • Generator control -fuel tank level -voltage -set running hours -diagnoses issues

  • Landing gear


RV Command


If you're looking to add some extra protection to your RV, the RV Command system is the perfect after-market addition for securing and monitoring your RV! All you have to do is install the unit on your RV, download the RV Command's exclusive app, then enjoy complete control and monitoring of your RV! This service also requires a monthly subscription of $8.99/month for cellular data service, which is great for the coverage you'll get!
RV Command - RV Monitoring Systems
RVs available at Hamilton's RV with RV Command: Most RVs are compatible with the RV Command system, as it's an aftermarket product designed for post-purchase installation!

Functions



  • Unauthorized entry

  • Low battery voltage

  • Geofence

  • Interior temperature monitoring

  • Shore power connection status

  • Auxiliary battery monitoring

  • Security entry alarms

  • Engine hours usage monitoring

  • GPS tracking

  • Control lighting, A/C, heat

  • Weather reports

  • Notifications via email and text (SMS)


Do you think this new wave of RV technology will improve the way you do RV travel? There's no telling where the future may take us, but we're loving just how effortless these smartphone monitoring devices make camping trips! Hamilton's RV is excited to bring you the newest RVs with the latest technologies, all for unbeatably low prices! You'll have it made as you kick back and relax while these smartphone systems set up your RV, giving you time to count the thousands of dollars you saved by choosing us over the competition! And with our team of certified RV technicians, if your monitoring system alerts you that your RV needs attention, all you have to do is give us a call! Does your RV have one of these smartphone RV monitoring systems? How has it changed the way you travel with your RV? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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