RV Commander

The Five-Star App For Your Five-Star Motorcoach

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Version 2.1 Now Available For Download!

Version 2.1 of RV Commander – Pro Edition has been released!

RV Commander drives insight and visibility into technical systems, tracks total cost of ownership and quality, and ensures road readiness for discriminating motor coach owners.

Building on a rock-solid architecture, Version 2.1 provides significant updates across the board including the ability to capture and track issues with the build of your new coach, performing a pre-delivery inspection, and dozens of enhancements to performance monitoring dashboards and bug fixes.

No other solution  provides an in-depth approach to life-cycle management of your coach investment. If you’re serious about coach management, then RV Commander is the solution for you.

We think you will like the new changes and as always encourage you to let us know if something isn’t working right or you feel we should add additional functionality.

All existing users are encouraged to download and update their previous versions.

You can try RV Commander Pro Edition for up to 30 days risk free! Click Here for more info and to download the latest version.

 

Benefits of RV Commander

RV Commander Pro Edition protects the owner’s substantial investment in the motor coach, preserves warranty status, ensures critical coach sub-systems are well-maintained, thereby decreasing cost-of-ownership and improving long-term resale value. RV Commander Pro Edition provides coach owners with simplified and rapid access to complex technical documentation, maintenance specifications and service schedules, operating instructions and procedures. The integrated desktop/mobile solution offers minimalist design and media-rich capabilities, and is extensible, and configurable to meet the coach owner’s discriminating needs.

Version 1.8 Now Available

We recently shipped Version 1.8 of RV Commander – Pro Edition! RV Commander Pro Edition drives insight and visibility into technical systems, tracks total cost of ownership and quality, and ensures road readiness for discriminating motor coach owners.

Version 1.8 provides significant updates to the main dashboard, consolidating many of the graphs and charts into a new dashboard portfolio (parts/labor, warranty vs non warranty work, generator usage, and updated document content manager. We also added a new Trip Planner module that allows you to plan trips with single or multiple segments and track these trips from start to completion. Performance metrics are now included to allow you to compare plans vs actuals in trips. We’ve also added a new owner website module to allow you to go to your favorite website from directly within RVC.

We think you will like the new changes and as always encourage you to let us know if something isn’t working right or you feel we should add new functionality.

All existing users are encouraged to download and update their previous versions when we post the update.

You can try RV Commander Pro Edition for up to 30 days risk free! Click Here for more info and to download the latest version.

 

Benefits of RV Commander

RV Commander Pro Edition protects the owner’s substantial investment in the motor coach, preserves warranty status, ensures critical coach sub-systems are well-maintained, thereby decreasing cost-of-ownership and improving long-term resale value. RV Commander Pro Edition provides coach owners with simplified and rapid access to complex technical documentation, maintenance specifications and service schedules, operating instructions and procedures. The integrated desktop/mobile solution offers minimalist design and media-rich capabilities, and is extensible, and configurable to meet the coach owner’s discriminating needs.

Changes to the RV Commander RoadMap

For RV Commander Run Time Users and Existing Users

Changes Going Forward with V1.6 of RV Commander and Filemaker Pro.

RV Commander is built on the Filemaker Pro platform – a powerful set of software and services for creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Filemaker Inc. recently updated the Filemaker Pro development suite to Filemaker Pro 16, and introduced hundreds of new features that provide increased functionality for developers and users.

The run-time engine feature available in Filemaker Pro enabled developers to provide a special no-cost license to end users of Windows/Mac to run the database without having a full version of Filemaker Pro. This was great for a while, but the run-time engine no longer provides feature-for-feature compatibility with the latest version of Filemaker Pro.

We hope Filemaker will eventually replace the run-time engine on Windows/Mac with an equivalent to what they provide on the iOS platform – something like Filemaker Go which will allow users to run a database without having the full version installed. This would restore full feature-for-feature compatibility and allow developers to concentrate on just one version of the database that would run across Windows, Mac, and iOS.

We began developing RV Commander with Filemaker Pro 14, and provided major updates to the software when Filemaker Pro 15 came out. Naturally when Filemaker released Filemaker 16, we were excited about the possibilities for incorporating new features and functionality into RV Commander. Sometimes progress in one area means you may have to give up something in another area.

Due to a change that Filemaker Inc. introduced with Version 16 of Filemaker Pro last week, it will now be necessary to begin discontinuing support for the run-time versions of RV Commander.

Due to licensing restrictions and increased operating system security requirements for run-time applications within MacOS, we are being forced to begin thinking about retiring the run-time versions of RVC. But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that RV Commander is going away – it’s not! It’s getting better and better with every new release.

We will continue to make the run-time’s available, as long as, Filemaker provides that capability in the software, but be aware that there will be a point in the future that they cut off run-times all together. There will also be a good chance that future versions of run-times will lose more of the old features as the Filemaker Platform continues to evolve.

The full-version and iOS versions of RVC share the same common database so from this point forward, we ask that you consider dropping the run-time version and going to the full—up version of Filemaker Pro 16.

We realize that while this will be a expense to some of you that are using the run-time versions, we feel strongly that it will be worth it in the long run as it will guarantee that all features in RV Commander will be available to you. The run-time versions had begun to develop limitations over the past 6-12 months to the point that the database would not provide an optimal experience for users. For example, the run-time versions no longer supported generation of charts and graphs – a feature we have begun to incorporate in our dashboards across RV Commander.

While this is a short- term impact, if you purchase Filemaker Pro 16, you will be ensured feature compatibility with the version we use in our development environment, and it will be much easier to do many of the normal maintenance tasks that had become difficult to execute in the run-time version.

So progress in this case is good!

For those making the move to the full-version of Filemaker Pro…

Grab a copy of Filemaker Pro 16 (regular or advanced vesion is OK) and then grab the new version of RVC V1_6 GM that is located DropBox.

You’ll make a backup copy of your existing RV Commander database through the RVC Commannder backup utility located under Setup, name it RVC Copy.fmp12 and save this file into the new folder that you have for RVC V1_6 GM file.

Open the new RVC V1-6 with Filemaker Pro 16 and go to the Setup Menu, Choose Import Previous Versions, making sure the backup copy you made earlier is located in the same folder as the new V1_6 file and click on the Import Previous Version.

Once the import Is complete, you can then begin to use your V1_6 data file.

Remember to make frequent backups! If you accidentally lose the data that you have entered, and don’t have a good backup, there is no way to get it back.

Version 1.6 Has Been Released

We recently shipped Version 1.6 of RV Commander – Pro Edition. With version 1.6 we begin transitioning to a new mobile inspired roadmap for RV Commander.

Version 1.6 of RV Commander Pro Edition for Windows /8/10, Mac OS, and iOS-iPad Pro provides general performance updates/bug fixes and updates the Metrics/Filters layouts for various repairs and/or service items.

We think you will like the new changes and as always encourage you to let us know if something isn’t working right or you feel we should add new functionality.

All existing users are encouraged to download and update their previous versions when we post the update.

You can try RV Commander Pro Edition for up to 30 days risk free! Click Here for more info and to download the latest version.

Version 1.4 Has Been Released!

We recently shipped Version 1.4 of RV Commander – Pro Edition. We’re continuing to pack in new features and functionality and fix/squash a few bugs that we’ve found.

Version 1.4 of RV Commander Pro Edition for Windows /8/10, Mac OS, and iOS-iPad Pro provides general performance updates/bug fixes and updates the Metrics/Filters layouts for various repairs and/or service items.

We’ve added additional navigational tools to enable drill down to details on each of the various categories of services/repairs, and completed minor modifications to Import Script to that is run during the initialization routing, and we’ve updated the Setup/Initialization and First Use fields.

We’ve also added a new Fuel Summary layout to TOAD fuel purchases and added Time Stamp to fuel purchases to enable correct sort of multi-day fuel purchases.

We think you will like the new changes and as always encourage you to let us know if something isn’t working right or you feel we should add new functionality.

All existing users are encouraged to download and update their previous versions when we post the update.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve now gone to the honor system and you can try RV Commander Pro Edition for up to 30 days risk free! Click Here for more info and to download the latest version.

Version 1.3 Now Shipping

Announcing Version 1.3 of RV Commander Pro Edition
 

Version 1.3 of RV Commander Pro Edition has been released. If you are a prior licensee we wanted to let you know that we have posted Version 1.3 of the RV Commander application for Mac, Windows, and iOS iPad Pro. As a prior licensee, you can update your current version at no cost.

 

What This Update Contains
 

This release of Version 1.3 of RV Commander Pro Edition for Windows /8/10, Mac OS, and iOS-iPad Pro updated the sorting for the Generator Test Runs portal (by date, by end run hours (descending)); added “Business Stay” trip type under destinations and created reporting format for “Business Stays” on the Trip Type portal; updated TCO calculation for Trip stays – business, personal, service/repair, storage.

Importing From A Previous Version
 
If you are upgrading from Version 1.2 or below, then be sure to follow the instructions for updating your existing database. These instructions are found in the folder with the version upgrade  (RVC v1 Install Instructions.pdf).
 
We will continue to make more enhancements over the coming months. In order to take advantage of these and future enhancements, we encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible. 
 
Thank you once again for all the input we have received to date on feature requests and bug fixes.
 
Thanks again and hope you find it useful.

Version 1.2 Now Shipping!

Announcing Version 1.2 of RV Commander Pro Edition
 

Version 1.2 of RV Commander Pro Edition has been released. If you are a prior licensee we wanted to let you know that we have posted Version 1.2 of the RV Commander application for Mac, Windows, and iOS iPad Pro. As a prior licensee, you can update your current version at no cost.

 

What This Update Contains
 

This release of RV Commander Pro Edition continues to provide support for Windows 7/8/10, MacOS, and iOS – iPad Pro. This version introduces support for wheels (located under the Tires panel; the Destinations module has been reconfigured, correcting calculation of lodging days and layout of portals; we have added a Backup function to main dashboard frequent tasks; added a portal to RV Park Reviews website under Destinations tab; updated Chassis, Engine, and Transmission maintenance layouts and scripting; added fields for Generator gallons/hour usage;  moved washer/dryer panel to Electrical/Appliances from Plumbing and updated scripting in appliances layouts for TV/SAT functions; updated import scripts on 130 tables; and made general performance tweaks and script updates.

 

Importing From A Previous Version
 
If you are upgrading from Version 1 or Version 1.1, then be sure to follow the instructions for updating your existing database. These instructions are found in the folder with the version upgrade  (RVC v1 Install Instructions.pdf).
 
We will continue to make more enhancements over the coming months. In order to take advantage of these and future enhancements, we encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible. 
 
Thank you once again for all the input we have received to date on feature requests and bug fixes.
 
Thanks again and hope you find it useful.

TRVN Users – Grab A Free License!

For, a limited time, if you belong to the Tiffin RV Network, you qualify for the TRVN friends and family license. You can get a free license to RV Commander – Pro Edition through the Buy Now page.  Send us an email at CTO@rvcommander.com with your TRVN user name and we will send you a link to download the software for free.  Our way of saying thanks for being part of the TRVN family. Once you get your free license, give us a shout-out on TRVN!

Version 1.0 Now Shipping!

08-23-2016 – RV Commander Pro Edition – After 18 beta versions, we’re ready to release version 1.0 to the masses. Is it 100% finished yet – No, and we will continue to update and enhance RV Commander Pro Edition based on your feedback and comments.

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