Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that the Forest River Cherokee Group is adopting LCI’s OneControl technology across all 2020 brands, which include Cherokee, Grey Wolf, Wolf Pup, Arctic Wolf, Alpha Wolf, Wolf Pack, Vengeance, and Sabre.
According to a press release, certain functions, such as lighting, slideouts, and awnings, will be controlled with LCI’s OneControl technology through a specially branded version of OneControl: the Cherokee Total Control App. The Cherokee Total Control App will include a brand-new interface for 2020 brand models.
John Quake, general manager of the Cherokee Group, noted, “We are taking a bold step in adopting ‘smart RV’ technology across the board with all of our brands. As RV demographics continue to get younger, these buyers will demand the ease of use that smart RV technology offers.
“The Cherokee Total Control App puts many of these functions in the palm of the owner’s hand with his or her own smartphone,” he added. “With this new platform, we will be able to reach out to each and every owner who has downloaded the app and connect with him or her in ways that we have never been able to in the past, and this is a very exciting opportunity.”
In addition, recent upgrades to LCI’s OneControl software platform now allow for push notifications to be sent to the end user, alerting RVers to maintenance reminders or informing them of RV features they may not be aware of. OneControl also has the ability to report real-time diagnostic information that can help prevent possible maintenance issues, all with the intent of improving the customer experience.