Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2019, 06:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
SB_James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 223
New BMPro control center

New for 2020 model Eagles, North Points, and Pinnacles is the BMPro control center. I mentioned it in my post about taking delivery on our new 2020 Eagle 321RSTS, but I thought you might be interested in more details about this new system.

This system has been used by Jayco Australia, and is now replacing the One Control system on US RVs. The Master Controller is basically an Android tablet with some dedicated function buttons mounted at the bottom of the bezel. The tablet can connect to your home WiFi and you can download updates to the BMPro software when they are available. The Master Controller is connected by a wired communication (CAN bus) as well as through Bluetooth MESH to the Master Node, which is the central hub for all the devices that are controlled by the system.

There are no physical switches for slides, awnings, climate controls, etc. as they are all controlled by the tablet or the App "RV Genius" for your smart device. The system also has multifunction control pads (called Master Switches) which have 4 buttons, which are contextual (function depends on the area it is located.) These are connected to the Master Node by Bluetooth MESH, and are powered by CR2032 calculator batteries.

Every function found on the Master Controller touchscreen is also available on the APP for your phone. The User Interface is also very harmonized between the two devices, so it is easy to navigate through the menus and function screens no matter which device you use. The range of the Bluetooth connection is quite good. I was able to operate functions from 30 ft. away from the rig, and from inside my truck when I was hitched up.

This is a really well thought-out system, and a great example of Bluetooth MESH in operation. The best part of this system is not only do you not tie up your phone's WiFi connection in order to us the APP, it can actually latch on to your phone's WiFi hot spot and you can download software updates if needed!

The pictures are of the Master Controller and one of the Master Switches (from the kitchen--apologies for the sideways photo). The 4 light bulb icon buttons operate the lights in different zones (all lights, inside lights, etc.) and they might be programmed by Jayco differently for each model RV. The next 4 buttons and digital display are for the slides and awnings. You can press the right / left arrow buttons to cycle through the devices (mine cycles through the 3 slides and 2 awnings: S1 - S2 - S3 - A1 - A2) When you have selected the device you want to control, you then press the EXT or RET for extending or retracting that device. It's really simple and does not require you to use the touchscreen to get your rig set up for camping.

I'm still playing with the system and figuring everything out, but so far I am extremely impressed with the functionality. I design Smart LED Light fixtures that use APPs for function control, so I am very involved with APP UI development for consumer use. Time will tell if this system is stable, but I think it is definitely a step in the right direction for Jayco.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_2749.jpg   IMG_2751.jpg  
__________________
James & Tricia
2020 Eagle 321RSTS
2006 F250 CC SB Lariat FX4
Dealerproofed by Powerstroke Specialties
Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Airbags | Blue Ox Super Ride hitch
SB_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 07:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
prm99v6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 398
New BMPro control center

They brand it under the RVMaster name for other manufacturers. I spoke to
Them last week to see if they are going to offer aftermarket support or OEM only. For now everything is OEM only but they are supposed to be offering more add-ons (because all of the switches are Bluetooth) for the aftermarket realm. I would completely swap it out in place of the one control.
__________________
Camping Progression: Tent, 2003 Clipper Classic 1255 ST - Gone, 2014 Dutchman Aerolite 282DBHS - Gone
2019 Jayco North Point 377 RLBH

Tow Rig: 2015 Ford F-450 Platinum, airbags, B&W Companion hitch for factory puck system.
prm99v6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 07:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
SB_James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 223
prm, Iíve not seen the control board for the One Control system but rewiring for the Mater Node could be a very big undertaking.

Next time I have a chance Iíll get a picture of the Master Node and post it.
__________________
James & Tricia
2020 Eagle 321RSTS
2006 F250 CC SB Lariat FX4
Dealerproofed by Powerstroke Specialties
Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Airbags | Blue Ox Super Ride hitch
SB_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
prm99v6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 398
Cool. Most of the wires (lights and awnings) go into a main controller for the one control then slide controllers are separate and connect to the main board via a can bus. Not easy but not impossible. The new setup is more a kin to the incommand system used in keystone products that is made by Jensen.
__________________
Camping Progression: Tent, 2003 Clipper Classic 1255 ST - Gone, 2014 Dutchman Aerolite 282DBHS - Gone
2019 Jayco North Point 377 RLBH

Tow Rig: 2015 Ford F-450 Platinum, airbags, B&W Companion hitch for factory puck system.
prm99v6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 08:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Shackrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 105
This definately looks cool.. I doubt I'll have a chance to look under the hood anytime soon.

I still have a preference for OneControl because it's built upon largely open source tools including ddWRT and OpenHab and has not been locked down so the average smart home/hacker type person can customize their rig.
Shackrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 08:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: smithville, ont.
Posts: 2,332
What’s wrong with just pressing a switch?
And I have a remote if I actually want to be outside to watch the slides.

Besides the cool factor, what’s the point?
__________________
2016 North Point 341RLTS
520watts of solar. Morningstar MPPT
4 6volt 235ah Surrette batteries
2017 F-350 Platinum CC SRW
klassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 10:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lakewood, WA.
Posts: 2,772
So is this system better than the One Control system?
__________________
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7L CTD
2019 Jayco Eagle 321RSTS 5th Wheel
Retired Army MSG
Big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 11:07 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: French Settlement
Posts: 88
I was under the impression that if the rig was parked somewhere with an available WiFi connection that you could control items with your phone from wherever you were. As in from miles away??
T-Roy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2019, 11:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lakewood, WA.
Posts: 2,772
Only if you have that system install in your unit but I don't have it.
__________________
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7L CTD
2019 Jayco Eagle 321RSTS 5th Wheel
Retired Army MSG
Big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 04:39 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
SB_James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Roy View Post
I was under the impression that if the rig was parked somewhere with an available WiFi connection that you could control items with your phone from wherever you were. As in from miles away??


Yes, if you add a WiFi router to your rig you can. Mine is prewired for one up in the bedroom underneath the Wineguard 360 antenna.
__________________
James & Tricia
2020 Eagle 321RSTS
2006 F250 CC SB Lariat FX4
Dealerproofed by Powerstroke Specialties
Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Airbags | Blue Ox Super Ride hitch
SB_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 05:34 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
JohnWedell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Riverhead, Long Island NY
Posts: 881
These upgrades are really cool. I think you’ll find out when there’s a problem and no technician can figure out what’s wrong with it because they have no idea how the system works the mood will change. That’s what I’m running into now with the OneControl system.
__________________
2018 RAM 3500 DRW, 4X4, 4.10, 6.4 Hemi, Curt A20 hitch, Tire Minder
2018 North Point 315rlts with most of the options.
Dish Hopper With 2 Joeys & Birdog Meter
JohnWedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 05:53 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
SB_James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnWedell View Post
These upgrades are really cool. I think youíll find out when thereís a problem and no technician can figure out whatís wrong with it because they have no idea how the system works the mood will change. Thatís what Iím running into now with the OneControl system.


Donít jinx me, bro! Youíre right, though. Iíll be the guinea pig for the service technician!
__________________
James & Tricia
2020 Eagle 321RSTS
2006 F250 CC SB Lariat FX4
Dealerproofed by Powerstroke Specialties
Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Airbags | Blue Ox Super Ride hitch
SB_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 08:16 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ALJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sparwood, BC
Posts: 2,503
Send a message via Skype™ to ALJO
with technology we can go overboard too. Walk in the door a flip a few switches is faster than starting up the PC, special in cool mornings. With PDI's I had many times to have reset the One Control, because the slow start and my fingers where to fast and confused the system. Working with controllers adds an extra control system to go wrong.
The simple basics always works the best even with human operator errors.
With the Control System we still get human operator errors. Stock up on spare controllers, some morning you wake up and the control board is flashing because of a defect controller. Lucky if you have more slides and are able to interchange.
Getting lazy has a payback - nature of Divine Laws!
__________________
2014 Ram 1500 CrewCab 4x4 5.7 Hemi 3.92 Rear and Air Lift 1000
2005 Jayco Jay Feather LGT - 29Y GVWR-7000 lbs.
Dexter Axle Lift 4-9/16" - installed with sub-frame.
Pro Series 1200 lbs. WDH with Double Sway Bar.
Champion 3100/2800 watt Inverter/Generator-Onboard Solar Power
ALJO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 03:30 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Joan617's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Somewhere in America
Posts: 689
Will you need a PIN code to take a crap?
__________________
Joan & Angus Campbell
Wandering the Southwest for winter
2019 Pinnacle 36SSWS
2019 F350 DRW Lariat CC Long Bed Diesel "Sheila"
3 Chihuahuas and 4 cats
We don't camp, we don't glamp, we LIVE.
Joan617 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2019, 06:20 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
SB_James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joan617 View Post
Will you need a PIN code to take a crap?


No, of course not, silly!



You need one to flush, though
__________________
James & Tricia
2020 Eagle 321RSTS
2006 F250 CC SB Lariat FX4
Dealerproofed by Powerstroke Specialties
Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Airbags | Blue Ox Super Ride hitch
SB_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2019, 09:45 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 37
BMPro

New to this forum. New Jayco Owner 2020 37MDQS. I have the new BMPro and I'm a bit less satisfied with it. I have issues with the tablet closing the App then I can not connect with it over the cloud. when the tablet is connected to WIFI the app closes after a little time. When not connected the JCommand app stays running on the android tablet. I've tried changing a few settings and still does the same thing so I'm not sure what the issues is. I have also experienced intermittent Blue tooth connectivity especially when using the slides and I now only use the main buttons connected directly to the Canbus system.
Bones1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 10:07 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Visalia
Posts: 21
I have documented the constant drain from the system (.77a) and am trying to work with Jayco and BMPro to figure things out. My battery was dead after 10 days of being parked and unplugged with the battery switch OFF. like most will be stored. Off is not off all the lights still worked. Not happy by any means.
Mike Owens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 12:47 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
whitehawkgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Touchscreen inconsistent

HI All,
I too am having trouble with my new BMPRO. The small buttons that operate lights, slides and awnings work but I can not get the main pad to turn on when I touch it. It did a few nights ago when I went out to the drive way but it has not today.

Any thoughts?

I did locate the owner's manual but no help for my circumstances. Maybe the manual will help someone else.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf JAYCOMMAND-powered-BMPRO.pdf (3.98 MB, 47 views)
whitehawkgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 12:55 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Visalia
Posts: 21
Known issue when not touched for 48 hours it enters deep sleep mode. Disconnect your battery for now. I was sent information to change the sleep setting but the instructions were not correct so I have sent my findings back to the factory. You can also use the app if you have it to try and connect and change something to wake the display.
Mike Owens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2019, 01:15 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 37
Go to the arrow buttons where you can select different slides and awnings and pair your phone. Look for off once highlighted select ext and that should reset it
Bones1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.