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.

Have a question about your Xite Infotainment System? Please reference your owner manual, contact your dealer or reach out to Winnebago owner relations for assistance.

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  1. Louis Goldman Posted on 10.14.2018



    1. Don Cohen Posted on 10.27.2018

      If you’re using an iPhone you can connect to the Xite with a USB csble. Another option for both Android and iOS devices is to connect vis Bluetooth.

  2. Robert R Posted on 05.16.2018

    The touch screen function of my RV’s infotainment unit XSG3NA-MB9 is either disabled (or broken) as it doesn’t respond to touch, just the remote controller.. is there a fix for this (or a switch that I forgot to turn on)?

    1. Brooke Baum Posted on 05.22.2018

      Hey Robert, unfortunately, I don’t have an answer for you, but I would contact your dealer or owner relations ( for assistance. – GoLife Editor

  3. Robert Vega Posted on 03.18.2018

    I have a 2017 Winnebago View 24J and I’m trying to see if I can interface my Sirius XM radio from my infotainment to my JBL system with an A2DP so I can listen on my better speaker trough out the coach. Its it Possible???
    Thanks in Advance

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 03.18.2018

      If I understand your question correctly, you’d like to Bluetooth a signal from the Xite to another speaker. You can only send signals into the Xite infotainment system. You may want to consider streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify or Pandora. All of these have much better music quality as the SiriusXM signal is so highly compressed that its fidelity is pretty compromised.

  4. Jim Vis Posted on 02.28.2018

    We have a 2016 View. The Infotainment Center shuts off when the engine ingnition key is switched off. It seems when we first got our View, the Center could be turned on and off independent of the ignition key. The convenience of staying on is that you don’t have to restart the GPS each time you shut the engine off, like when refueling. Can you comment? Does this have something to do with the cable that needed to be unplugged due to last year safety recall? Thanks. Jim

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 02.28.2018


      Sounds like your in the “Engine” mode instead of “Radio” mode. It’s a power switch on the dash. When you’re in the radio mode power runs to the Xite with the engine off. When traveling, that’s the position we keep it in. At night we turn the Xite off and then it displays both the time and temp in the coach.

  5. Mike Posted on 10.29.2017

    Another question if I may? You replied to a previous comment, “The Rand McNally software for the Xite includes lifetime map and nationwide construction updates.” Is the “construction updates” the same as Lifetime Traffic updates, similar to what the Garmin GPS map and software updates include?


    1. Don Cohen Posted on 10.30.2017


      Sorry you had difficulty listening to the narration. That’s the only version. Voice and music are mixed on smaller speakers to simulate how most computers play back. You might have had a better result with headphones or ear buds. Additionally, a short term adjustment in your sound settings to lower bass and increase treble will often make the voice more distinct.

      Lifetime map updates do not include real-time traffic. This is a separate service you buy from Rand McNally and it requires that you link your Xite to a wi-fi hotspot (like your phone or a mifi box). I have found that the majority of our travels are on open roads and not through metro areas. On the rare occasion that we find ourselves in slow metro traffic I use either Google Maps or Apple Maps on my iPhone to see real time traffic (both free). This seems to be a more effective (and cheaper) solution.

  6. Mike Posted on 10.29.2017

    Hi Don,
    I think your video demo of the newer Infotainment Center is a good one, but the background music makes it difficult for me to understand some of what you are saying throughout the demo video. In places, it simply drowns out your voice. Is there a version of the video somewhere without the background music? For the hearing impaired, like me?


  7. 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


      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.

  8. 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


      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

  9. 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?

  10. 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

      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, 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”

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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


      Happy to help. You can download all the proper manuals from here:

  14. Mike Renfro Posted on 01.24.2017

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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:

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

      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.

  22. suzi bluford Posted on 01.21.2017

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. gary Posted on 01.02.2017

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


    1. Don Cohen Posted on 01.02.2017

      Sorry Gary. Retrofits are not being planned.