Are Motorhomes and RVs an Untapped Market for Home Automation?

Can you apply the same products and services to a home on wheels? Control4 automation and high-tech gear turns this RV into an ultimate tailgating machine.

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The RV: half home, half vehicle, capable of picking up and taking off at a moment's notice.

Just because it has wheels doesn't mean integrators can't apply the same products and services to a motorhome as they can to any house with roots in the ground.

When these Auburn University Football fans wanted to create the “ultimate tailgating machine,” they went all out. The American Eagle 45H coach bus is outfitted with a 122-inch roll-down screen, a 4,000 lumen projector, additional 52-inch, 42-inch and 30-inch TVs, satellite receivers, two 1,000-watt speakers and a Blu-ray player.

Controlling it all is a Control4 automated system, which allows for the screen and three TVs to display the same game at once or different games on each. An iPad controls the video sources so all screens are accessible with the touch of a button. 

When it's not being used, the gear is safely tucked away within the RV, making it easy for this football-loving family to pack up and head out to the next Auburn University tailgate.