Using the Winnebago Xite Infotainment System

An in-depth 15 minute learning video

Don Cohen Don Cohen  |  01.01.2017

If you’re considering purchasing a Winnebago with the Xite infotainment system, or if you already own one, our video will help you get more out of this very full-featured unit.  It will guide you through the set-up, audio options, bluetooth pairing, and GPS features.

Unlike many off-the-shelf aftermarket radio/GPS units, the Xite has been designed and optimized for RV use.  Because it’s capable of doing so much, that also means that a little extra learning time is required to fully appreciate all its power.  We’ve created this video to introduce you to many of the primary functions to get you started quickly.


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  1. ken Posted on 09.09.2017

    Don: I have a 2014 View that currently has the 6″ Infotainment Center w/R.M. GPS. This was an upgrade the first owner did. However, the screen is too small for reading and has too much glare. Do you know if I can upgrade to either the 7″ screen or the 10.4″ screen with GPS and the other features? If so, do you know the cost of either one? It looks like there is enough room by removing one of the trim pieces.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 09.09.2017

      Ken,

      Unfortunately, the answer is that you cannot upgrade. The electronics for the new 9″ screen have been moved to below the temperature controls and battery boost and house power switches were relocated in newer models. Additionally, the new units connect differently to the automotive wiring.

  2. Frank Redmond Posted on 08.23.2017

    Don: my 2017 Navion with the Riverpark infotainment center has a gremlin. The rear view video is intermittent. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. When it is working, the picture is perfectly steady with no static. If the camera icon on the screen says “HD camera”, the system will work. If it just says “camera” then the video feed will not work. Also, several times the video feed was reversed, making same things on the right appear as though they are on the left. Any advice?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 08.24.2017

      Frank,

      That’s a head scratcher, but certainly sounds like a software issue. The first step is to get in touch with RiverPark tech support. If you can catch it in the act with a cell phone photo or short video, that’s a very useful way to document. RiverPark support is: (800) 442-7717

  3. Gene Broadway Posted on 06.20.2017

    Great tutorial on the Excite system. My experience however is not so good in practice. I have updated my software several times and my unit does crazy things such as the GPS restarting while in use, prvoiding directions for turns when I have passed the turn location by as much as a mile, and locking up when screen inserts for lane choice appear for upcoming forks in highways (though I am typically well past the exit before this appears). Any suggestions?

  4. Pamela Dural Posted on 05.23.2017

    I own a 2016 Navion 24J. How do I update the maps in the system. Every time I start the RV it says there are new maps but I can’t find info on how to update them. Can you help?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 05.27.2017

      Here’s an explanation from the Xite manual that may help. If that doesn’t seem to resolve your problem. Contact technical support at:

      River Park Inc. 21953 Protecta Drive Elkhart, IN 46516 1-800-442-7717 http://www.riverparkinc.com

      The Rand McNally Dock enables you to receive software upgrades and access map updates, monthly construction updates, and additional features. Simply download the Dock software for your PC or Mac at http://www.randmcnally.com/dock, remove the SD card from your device and insert it into your PC or Mac using SD card adapter. Then start the Rand McNally Dock software.

      With the Rand McNally Dock, you can also:
      • Upload custom POIs, such as red light cameras and railroad crossings, to your device
      • Download the User Manual
      • Access the Rand McNally support site and online store
      • Read product news and announcements
      • Send feedback and suggestions to Rand McNally through “Tell Rand”

  5. sophia Posted on 03.25.2017

    I have 2017 viewJ with the small screen. Could it be updated to larger one

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 03.25.2017

      Because of some changes in switch placement and wiring, your unit can’t be upgraded.

  6. Bill Austin Posted on 02.15.2017

    Don we have a 2016 model Ellipse . Our system is a bit different. Dealer showed how to display the excite screen on our TV or vice versa. Do you know how this works?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 02.18.2017

      To send video to your coach’s TV screen you need to enter the “House Mode” which is a software button that should be on the lower part of your screen when you’re in the main menu. If you need more assistance in using House Mode, please call Riverpark Inc. for technical assistance. They should be able to walk you through it. 800-442-7717

  7. Barbara Rebel Posted on 02.06.2017

    We have a 2016 View 24G It has a Rand McNally GPS in it. How do I get a manual for it. There was no manual with it and I have inquired at place with purchased unit and they don’t have a manual. You stressed in your video to read the manual! I DON’T HAVE ONE which I know would be helpful to me.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 02.09.2017

      Barbara,

      Happy to help. You can download all the proper manuals from here: http://www.xsna.ca/support.html

  8. Mike Renfro Posted on 01.24.2017

    Thanks Don. I’ll be patient on the TPMS issue.

  9. Lonnie Hobbs Posted on 01.22.2017

    I enjoyed your Xite system video. I was also intrigued with the window covers on the inside of your RV. Will you tell me where they can be purchased?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.22.2017

      The window blinds you saw are only available for the Sprinter-based motorhomes and vans. They are made in Germany and can be purchased through Winnebago and Winnebago dealers.

  10. benandsheila Posted on 01.21.2017

    Thanks for your in-depth guide on the new Xite. We have a View on order, due to be ours in late April with the new system. We would like to know if the Rand McNally GPS comes with free updates and if real time traffic monitor is included or available for a fee.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.22.2017

      The Rand McNally software for the Xite includes lifetime map and nationwide construction updates. If you are connected to a wifi hotspot (phone, mi-fi device, or other kind of hotspot) you’ll also have access to live weather, fuel and local search services.

      Traffic monitoring is a pay product and can be purchased through the Rand McNally dock. Using traffic monitoring also requires that you are connected to a hotspot. I have a separate mi-fi unit which costs me $20 a month for an extra device on my data plan. However, for many people, simply using your phone and turning on the hotspot function will suffice. It’s pretty easy to connect to a hotspot with the Xite. When you’re in the Rand McNally GPS mode you’ll see a wifi “radar” icon. Tap on that to take you to the menu where you can browse hotspots and type in access passwords.

  11. benandsheila Posted on 01.21.2017

    Since being eliminated, is the CD/DVD player for the View accessed from the entertainment center near the side door for playing through TVs and all speakers?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      Yes. The Jensen system is still the one you use for your “house” entertainment in playing CDs, DVDs, Bluetooth and sound from the television.

  12. Ron Doan Posted on 01.21.2017

    Where can I get a new SD Card

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      Contact the distributor: http://riverparkinc.com/support/

  13. top10812 Posted on 01.21.2017

    Can this be retrofitted into my 2017 Class A Vista 27.4?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      Sorry no. Xite systems are only available as an OEM product on new coaches.

  14. nas Posted on 01.21.2017

    Can the GPS (only) be switched? I have the system in my Meridian 2013 but the GPS is not Rand.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      My expectation is that you can’t do a software swap on an older unit. However, I suggest you contact the distributor, Riverpark Inc. and ask. http://riverparkinc.com/support/

  15. Lorenzo Clemons Posted on 01.21.2017

    Don I added side cameras and also with the backup camera. Who do I change the brightness of the screen? Thanks

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      Lorenzo,
      Not having any direct experience with multiple cameras I’m not sure if you can adjust each one’s display via software. Try contacting the distributor who also provides technical support to see if there is a solution. Riverpark Inc. http://riverparkinc.com/support/

  16. suzi bluford Posted on 01.21.2017

    thank you for doing this! would like more detail and going a bit slower please

  17. Mike Renfro Posted on 01.20.2017

    Don, can you respond to my tire pressure monitoring question above? Thx for the video tutorial.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.21.2017

      Winnebago is very, very conservative about adding enhancement products like this, so the length of the evaluation, discussion, and testing process is hard to gauge. I have 10K of travel so far with a potential third-party system that has worked well. Your keen interest is shared by others and I know Winnebago is aware of that.

  18. Marilyn Posted on 01.15.2017

    Looking at 2017 24J what is cost for ordering Xite Infotainment center?

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.16.2017

      $2,555 including the JBL sound system upgrade.

  19. mike r Posted on 01.11.2017

    Is the unit capable of pairing with a TP monitoring system? If so which one(s)? I have a Navion on order with this unit.

  20. gary Posted on 01.02.2017

    Don will this drop in, and replace the unit in our 2013 24J ?

    Thanks

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.02.2017

      Sorry Gary. Retrofits are not being planned.