Feature Compatibility

Feature Compatibility

CoachProxy can control and monitor most items that are on your Spyder Controls multiplex system. The specifics of what can be controlled or monitored depends on the year, model, floor plan, and options in your coach.

The tables below summarize what CoachProxy can typically control in each Tiffin model, if you have that feature on your Spyder multiplex system:

Typical Availability
Device Type Controllability OpenRoad Breeze RED Phaeton Bus Zephyr
Indoor Lights On / Off
Indoor Lights Dim – if applicable × × ×
TV Lift Up / Down × × ×
Outdoor Lights On / Off
Panel Lights On / Off / Dimming
Vents Open / Close / On / Off
Heating & Cooling Mode, Temp, Fan ✔² ✔² ✔² ✔² ✔² ✔²
Heated Floors On / Off / Temp × × ×
Day/Night Shades Up / Down × × × ×
Door Lock Lock / Unlock × × × ×
Cargo Locks Lock / Unlock × × × ×
Water Pump On / Off
AquaHot /
Water Heater
On / Off
– Fuel and Electric
Generator Start / Stop × × × ✔¹

¹ Phaeton Generator controls on 2017+ only.
² Thermostat controls available on 2018+ coaches.

Readings

CoachProxy can report the status on a number of items in your coach.

Reading 2015 2016 2017 2018
Tank Levels
Battery Voltage ✔¹
Generator Status ( Running / Stopped ) ×
Ignition ( On / Off ) ×
Ambient Temperature × × ×
120V Power Usage × × × ✔²
Power Source (Shore, Generator, None) × × × ✔²

¹ Only the House Battery is available.
² Phaeton, Bus, and Zephyr only.

Notifications

CoachProxy can alert you via e-mail based on thresholds you set. CoachProxy must have access to the Internet for notifications to function. Please see our Connection Methods page for details on how to connect CoachProxy to your router or hotspot.

Important! Internet connectivity can vary, and e-mail delivery is never 100% reliable. CoachProxy notifications should be considered a convenience feature, not a critical or life safety feature.

Reading Alert 2015 2016 2017 2018+
Fresh Tank High / Low
Grey Tank High / Full
Black Tank High / Full
Battery Voltage Low ✔¹
Generator Running / Stopped ×
Ignition On / Off ×
Shore Power Lost / Restored × × × ✔²

¹ Only the House Battery is available.
² Phaeton, Bus, and Zephyr only.

Voice Control!

Attention: Recent software changes to Amazon Echo devices has broken the Voice Control feature of CoachProxy. Until this issue is resolved, we are not selling the Voice Control feature. We are working to restore this feature and hope to have it available again in May 2018.

With CoachProxy and the ‘Voice Control‘ add-on, you can control many of CoachProxy’s systems using your voice if you have an Amazon Echo device (Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Tap)! For example:

  • Alexa, turn on the task light
  • Alexa, dim the main lights to 50 percent
  • Alexa, turn on the rear bath vent
  • Alexa, turn off diesel Aqua-Hot

Voice Control requires Internet access and can be impacted by slow or poor Internet connectivity. This is a limitation of the voice recognition processing of Amazon Echo devices.

Not all CoachProxy features can be controlled with the Voice Control feature.

Important Details You Need To Understand

You will always be able to use CoachProxy while inside or near your coach as long as you are within Wi-Fi range. Did you go outside to get something only to find your Bus’s cargo doors are locked? Grab your phone and click “Unlock” on CoachProxy!

Notifications, Remote Access and Voice Control require that your CoachProxy has Internet access. This is typically achieved by running your own internal Wi-Fi network in your coach (with a router, hotspot, Jetpack, or other method). We’ve designed CoachProxy to use very little Internet data; however, we are NOT responsible for any cellular or Internet usage charges.

To enable Remote Access to your CoachProxy, a $4.95 monthly subscription is required, and your first month is free. Out to lunch and want to turn on your 2018 coach’s air conditioners? Grab your phone and select “A/C” on CoachProxy’s “Climate” page! Note: If you only need to control CoachProxy when you are at your coach and receive e-mail notifications, the Remote Access subscription is not needed.

Please see our Connection Methods page for details on how to connect CoachProxy to the Internet through your router or hotspot.

If you buy CoachProxy and then later upgrade to a new or used Tiffin coach that we support, we can update your CoachProxy software to support your new coach.

Will This Void My Warranty?

As coach owners, we wanted to know this as well. We worked directly with Spyder Controls to be sure that CoachProxy would not interfere with normal operations. CoachProxy acts just like another keypad on the Spyder Control network, so there should be no warranty issues with using CoachProxy in your Coach.

What CoachProxy Will Not Control: Slides and Patio Awnings

As coach owners, we firmly believe that when you move a slide room, you should be inside the coach to watch and listen for issues. We have all heard of someone crushing something or even bending a chair. And let’s not forget about your furry family members. We absolutely would not want anything to happen to one of them if you are standing outside the coach moving the slide remotely and did not see what was going on. The argument that you want to be sure you are outside so your slide does not hit something can not compete against the chance of crushing something inside the coach.

The only physical motion controls within CoachProxy are for window shades, the small entry door awning, and the TV Lift available on some coaches.