Smart RV Products Are Here | The Future of RVing
Posted: February 13, 2023
Categories: Buying Guides & Reviews
Smart RV Products Are Here | The Future of RVing
“Smart” products are everywhere. They’ve changed the way we watch television, listen to music, turn on the lights in our homes, keep an eye on our pets while we’re at work and so much more — and now, they’re changing the way we travel in RVs. Like a home, your recreational vehicle can be equipped with products that make it smarter, safer and easier to hit the road. Take a peek at a few gadgets currently at the forefront of “smart” RVing.
When it comes to RV connectivity, OneControl takes the cake. Some of you might already have experience with this technology, but for those unfamiliar, imagine being able to operate your slide-out, leveling system, awning, lights, thermostat and generator (just to name a few things) right from your phone or tablet with the push of a button — sounds nice right? With the OneControl smart system, you can operate multiple functionalities of your rig in one place and receive helpful notifications for things like RV rallies, promotions and travel tips from your RV manufacturer — making life on the road a little smarter and a lot more convenient.
Keyless RV Door Lock with Bluetooth
The Lippert RV door lock features Bluetooth technology, which allows you to lock and unlock your rig's entry door using a smartphone. It uses proximity sensors to register your location and will provide remote locking and unlocking access through the OneControl app. The lock also provides audible feedback for successful locking and unlocking functions. In addition, this Bluetooth RV door lock is equipped with two methods for entry in case of smart device failure or dead batteries: a keypad, which illuminates at night for full-button visibility, and standard keys.
Furrion Vision S® RV Camera System
The Furrion Vision S vehicle observation system is designed to make your RVing experience safer and more enjoyable. The wide viewing angle for the doorway and rear cameras, in addition to the side cameras, offers more visibility for merging and parking. The rear assist marker lines guide you during reversing, reducing the chance of hitting a hidden obstacle.
Infrared night vision technology offers you a crisp nighttime view since traveling doesn’t always stop at sunset. And when you are parked at your resting spot for the night, the motion-activated and auto-wake features mean your camera system acts as an observation and security system. The built-in mic and ability to record on an SD card allow you to capture what happens outside of your RV while sleeping.
The Vision S has a stable digital signal that’s five times stronger than a traditional WiFi signal, and the wireless monitor allows you to position the display wherever needed. It can be mounted to your windshield or placed on an interior table stand or wall mount. With more awareness of your fellow drivers, over-the-road traveling is a safer experience for everyone.
Tire Linc® Tire Pressure Monitoring System
For smart products that pack a safety punch, Tire Linc TPMS keeps you in the know on the status of your tires so you’re always ready for the road ahead. Unlike cars and SUVs, RVs don’t come equipped with systems that alert you when your tire pressure or temperature are out of normal range. With this tech-savvy gadget, you can keep a close eye on up to 20 tires simultaneously (towed and trailer) — plus, it can be integrated with OneControl so you can receive tire notifications straight to your phone. You can even add extra sensors and an alert indicator to receive tire updates when your phone is off.
Propane Tank Sensor
Be aware of your LP tank levels with the Lippert propane sensor. Built for compatibility with Lippert’s OneControl technology, our tank sensors let you keep an eye on your RV’s propane levels right from your smartphone or tablet — so you’re never caught off-guard with a low or empty propane tank while camping.
The magnetic sensor can be effortlessly mounted on the bottom of your RV’s vertical-standing steel propane tank. Simply activate your sensor using your OneControl app and then enjoy the ease of having real-time tank level updates in the palm of your hand. With up to a 40-foot reach, you can monitor multiple propane tank sensors simultaneously from your phone while you’re at the campsite.
Looking to replace or upgrade the thermometer inside your RV refrigerator? With the Lippert RV temperature sensor, you can keep an eye on your RV’s fridge and freezer with real-time updates sent right to your phone. Using OneControl technology, our wireless sensors allow you to monitor your RV’s fridge and freezer 24/7 while you’re traveling and camping. You can even monitor multiple sensors (or spaces in your RV) simultaneously on your smartphone.
Never worry about your temperature sensor sliding around or being damaged by spills in your RV’s fridge or freezer. Designed with a unique, out-of-the-way mounting feature, you simply place your sensor on the inside wall of your refrigerator — saving you space inside your fridge and keeping your sensor stable in one place, away from damage.
CURT® BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale
Hauling a 5th wheel or travel trailer? This smart RV accessory might be tiny in size but can add a ton of safety to your next trip. Bluetooth-enabled and ultra-easy to install, the CURT BetterWeigh by Lippert®, wirelessly connects to your phone to give you real-time weights for both your trailer and vehicle — streamlining the towing setup process for any vehicle-trailer combo and helping to maximize your safety on the road. That’s what you call a high-tech win, win.
CURT® Echo® Mobile Trailer Brake Controller
With this tech, the future of towing is at your fingertips. Seriously. The Echo mobile brake controller is powered by a Bluetooth-enabled system that connects right to your smartphone — turning your phone into a brake control monitoring unit you can view from the comfort of your vehicle’s cab. There is no need for extra modules, controls, buttons or knobs. Plus, it can be installed in minutes for smart tech that’s hassle-free.
The Smart Jack takes raising and lowering your A-frame trailer to a whole new level. From the auto-hitch memory function that remembers the exact hitch height needed for your trailer to a modern, sleek control panel that's easy to operate and backlit for night use, every feature of this high-quality jack was thoughtfully designed to give you an easier, more enjoyable experience on the road.
With just the push of a button, you can raise and lower your jack without the hassle of cranking, allowing you to spend more time camping and less time setting up. If you’re camping at night, you’ll love the integrated LED lights that shine right onto the coupler, so you can see what you’re doing, even in the dark. The innovative, sleek interface of the Smart Jack also includes a battery indicator that lets you know the battery life of your RV while you’re operating your electric jack.
RV Smart Plugs
Furrion RV Power cords provide reliable shore power connectivity wherever you go. Designed to offer the perfect balance of strength, durability and flexibility, these power cords can also withstand harsh pull tests and are flexible enough to coil and store hassle-free.
Each RV smart plug in the Furrion lineup comes with its own set of unique safety features. These include Powersmart™, Faultsmart™ and Pullsmart™ technology. The Powersmart feature lets you know the power cord has been plugged in safely and correctly using an LED indicator. The Faultsmart reverse polarity and neutral loss indicators let you know that your connection is safe and secure. Furrion power cables also feature a Pullsmart safe-disconnect system with molded rubber side grips for easy handling. This revolutionary design helps prevent neutral loss occurring by user error.
Solera® Smart Arm™
If you’re looking for shade, security and simplicity, then check out the 12V Smart Arm Awning Kit. Compatible with Solera awnings and other leading brands on the market, this smart system lets RV owners operate their awning from an easy, one-touch panel integrated into the awning arm. You can extend, retract, lock and turn on your awning lights without going in and out of your rig. But one of the highlights of this system is that you can add-on security accessories like the wind sensor or infrared security kits to give you added peace of mind at your campsite.