Downloading and Installing eRVin Configuration Files
eRVin OS v0.5 or later adds the ability for you to easily download and install new or updated configuration files via a simple tap or click operation from the eRVin “app” (aka “dashboard”). No complicated computer knowledge needed!
A few configuration files are already baked into the eRVin OS Image (v0.5 or newer) for assorted Entegra models, however as new configurations are developed and/or older configurations updated, they can now be very easily installed. This post explains how.
The changelog lists updates, changes and fixes for both eRVin OS and the eRVin configuration files (flows).
Configuration Files – Important Entegra Notes:
From an eRVin configuration standpoint there are three main categories of Entegra coaches:
- Vegatouch coaches – 2017 and up
- Non-Vegatouch coaches 2017 and up
- Non-Vegatouch coaches 2016 and older
If a configuration file is not yet available for your exact year/floorplan, you may choose one that is from a coach in the same category as yours and some things might still work.
WARNING: DO NOT try to use a config file from a different category! Absolutely do not run a 2017 and newer config file on a 2016 or older coach, or run a Vegatouch configuration on a non-Vegatouch coach or vice-versa. This could enable dimmer controls on relay channels which potentially could damage your Firefly panel.
Note: Due to breaking changes (mainly involving Alexa) between eRVinOS v0.5 and eRVinOS v0.6, only use v0.6x configuration files with eRVinOS v0.6x and v0.5x configuration files with eRVinOS v0.5.
If you have an Entegra motorhome for which there is currently not an exact configuration yet, stay tuned, I will be adding new posts that explain how to modify a configuration file to make at least lighting work with your floorplan. Note however that I will not be actively developing configurations for a coach I do not possess or have access to, so I’m hoping a few owners will be able to contribute back.
Configuration Files – Important Notes Regarding Other RV Brands:
With one exception (Pleasure Way Lexor), no owner developed eRVin configurations have been submitted back to me for inclusion on this site. However, for those of you with other coach brands, all is not lost. With a little work you can use an existing image and configuration, then follow the posts explaining how to modify a configuration file to match the layout of your coach (at least for lighting) and add Alexa control. You can probably pick any of the 2017 and newer Entegra models to use as a baseline configuration, probably the Anthem/Cornerstone version would be best for recent (2018 and up) models. Note: Do not expect any of the lights or other items to work with an Entegra image, most certainly the “instances” will be different and modifications will be needed.
WARNING – it is very important that you do not try to operate any lights until you have made the required changes! It is possible you could damage your Firefly panel (for instance if you try to dim a relay channel).
Download and Install a New Configuration File
From the eRVin “app” (aka “Dashboard”) tap on the hamburger icon (three stacked horizontal dashes) in the upper left corner, select the System tab and scroll down towards the bottom. First you will want to download the latest file from the eRVin server so navigate to the Download Configuration Files group.
If the group is collapsed like shown above, tap or click the little blue arrow to the right to expand it, then tap the List Online Config Files button to fetch the currently available files from the eRVin server:
Click the checkbox for the configuration you need. If the configuration file already exists you will see a message like the following:
It is OK to overwrite it, there may be updates in the new downloaded file, click Overwrite. If the file does not already exist you won’t see the above message and it will automatically be downloaded to your eRVin system, during the download you should see a brief message indicating the status.
Now that the configuration file had been downloaded, the next step is to install it. From the system tab open the Install Configuration File group.
Click the Select RV Model dropdown, then tap the configuration you want.
Now click the Install Configuration button as shown below:
Just in case, you’ll have a chance to cancel, but otherwise click the Restart button. At this point the new configuration files will be installed and the eRVin system will be restarted. It can take up to 5 minutes for the new system to fully load:
Next you should review the video below about using the eRVin “app”. This is from a much older version of eRVin but will give you the basic idea:
OK, now you will probably want to configure your Alexa account to work with eRVin (for v0.6x and up eRVinOS and configurations only)