Lippert Components announced that Grand Design’s Momentum toy hauler line will feature OneControl ConnectAnwhere at this year’s Elkhart Open House. OneControl ConnectAnywhere technology allows Momentum to be controlled or monitored via the OneControl mobile app, virtually anywhere in the world, right on the owner’s mobile device.
Previously, RV owners needed to be close enough to connect through the local Wi-Fi network built into the coach.
Introduced under LCI Technologies, OneControl ConnectAnywhere is an enhanced version of the OneControl Wireless system (formerly known as myRV) that utilizes the local Wi-Fi network. Once the OneControl app is downloaded to the owner’s mobile device, the ConnectAnywhere technology allows them the ability to operate and monitor their Momentum from anywhere in the world.
Another improvement with this new technology is allowing the user to be continuously connected to the Internet while using the app. OneControl ConnectAnywhere’s hardware is universal, so any cellular network can be used to operate the system. ConnectAnywhere is a true cellular system, so if there is no Wi-Fi network at the campground, the system will work off of the user’s cellular network.
“We have had success with the OneControl Wireless product in the past. Owners like the ease of use and the convenience factor, but the cellular technology is what we’ve been waiting for,” said Nate Goldenberg, GM for Grand Design RV. “ConnectAnywhere would give our customers more freedom to use this product than ever before. With this particular unit at the Elkhart Open House, OneControl will be able to operate the coach’s slide-outs, awnings, water pump and heater, generator, multi-color dimmable lights, three-zone HVAC system and auto leveling system. Additionally, it will monitor tank levels and control the water tank heating system.”
“More and more of our customers are starting to understand that the future of RVing will definitely require some kind of smart device incorporated into their floorplans,” said Brian Hess, director of sales for towable RVs for LCI. “As the key demographics become younger and younger, RVers will demand this technology.”