RV Infotainment System

RV-IN801

Update Service Advisory

Released on 08 Aug 2018

RV-IN801 Software Update Advisory

There have been reports of RV-IN801 vehicle settings being reset during a software update. To ensure correct operation, please do the following:

Check RV-IN801’s vehicle settings before starting your software update. 

• Home > Settings > System > Use CAN Bus Message.  Enabled for most Mercedes Sprinter installations 

• Home > Settings > System > CAN Bus Mode: Direct or PSM; setting will depend on RV manufacturer and model year 

• Home > Settings > System > Turn Cameras: Enabled or disabled, depending on if your vehicle is equipped with blind spot cameras that are viewed via the IN801

Always be sure that both VIM software and unit software are updated to the latest versions. After updating, confirm that the vehicle settings have been returned to their prior settings. If you are unsure of your original settings and there are any issues with the radio not properly receiving and acting on vehicle signals or unexpected behavior on other vehicle systems, do the following:

• Ensure that Use CAN Bus Message is enabled. Home > Settings > System > Use CAN Bus Message 

• Try toggling the CAN Bus Mode. Home > Settings > System > CAN Bus Mode

If additional support is required after performing the steps listed above, please contact Garmin at 1-800-253-5081 or email at [email protected]

Update v3.70

Released on 09 Jul 2018

Bug fixes:

General bug fixes and improvements

For full software update and product support, please go to the Garmin Support Center.

Upgrading the RV-IN801 will require a SD card or USB flash drive with at least 500 MB of free space. The update process includes two parts: Updating VIM and Updating system.

Warning: During the update process, do not power down the RV-IN801.

Updating VIM:

1. Create a folder named “Garmin” (case sensitive) under root directory of the SD card or USB flash drive. 

2. Create a folder named “Update” (case sensitive) under “Garmin” that was created in step 1. 

3. Copy all three (3) files under “Vim_Update” into “Garmin\Update\” on the SD card or USB flash drive. 

4. Eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the computer and plug it into the RV-IN801. 

5. A dialog will pop up on the RV-IN801 for updating. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the update.

6. After the update finishes, eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the RV-IN801 proceed to update system.

Updating System:

1. Delete all files under “Garmin\Update\” on the SD card or USB flash drive. 

2. Copy “B248800.update” into “Garmin\Update\”. 

3. Eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the computer and plug it into the RV-IN801. 

4. A dialog will pop up on the RV-IN801 for updating. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the update. 

5. After the RV-IN801 finishes rebooting, the update process has finished.

Update v3.60

Released on 24 May 2018

Bug Fixes: 

General bug fixes and improvements. 

Installation Instructions

Upgrading the RV-IN801 will require an SD card or USB flash drive with at least 500 MB of free space. The update process includes two parts: Updating VIM and Updating system.

Warning: During the update process, do not power down the RV-IN801.

Updating VIM:

1. Create a folder named “Garmin” (case sensitive) under root directory of the SD card or USB flash drive.
2. Create a folder named “Update” (case sensitive) under “Garmin” that was created in step 1.
3. Copy all three (3) files under “Vim_Update” into “Garmin\Update\” on the SD card or USB flash drive.
4. Eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the computer and plug it into the RV-IN801.
5. A dialog will pop up on the RV-IN801 for updating. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the update.
6. After the update finishes, eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the RV-IN801 proceed to update system.

Updating System:

1. Delete all files under “Garmin\Update\” on the SD card or USB flash drive.
2. Copy “B248800.update” into “Garmin\Update\”.
3. Eject the SD card or USB flash drive from the computer and plug it into the RV-IN801.
4. A dialog will pop up on the RV-IN801 for updating. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply the update.
5. After the RV-IN801 finishes rebooting, the update process has finished.

Update v3.10

Released on 31 May 2017

Bug Fixes: 

General bug fixes and improvements. 

Installation Instructions

Note: Upgrading you unit will require a SD card or USB flash drive formatted to FAT32 with at least 500Mb of free space. 

The whole updating process includes two parts, updating VIM and updating system.

Updating VIM:

Step 1: Create a folder named “Garmin” under root directory of your SD card or USB Flash(case sensitive).

Step 2: Create a folder named “Update” under “Garmin” that you created on Step1(Case sensitive).

Step 3: Copy all three files under “Vim_Update” into “Garmin\Update\” on your SD card or USB flash;

Step 4: Eject the SD card or USB flash from your computer and plug it into the headunit.

Step 5: The headunit will pop up a dialog for updating, just follow the instruction on scree to finish updating;

After the updating finished, eject the SD card or USB flash form the headunit and start for updating system.

Updating System:

Step 1: Delete all files under “Garmin\Update\” on your SD card or USB flash;

Step 2: Copy “B248800.update” into “Garmin\Update\”;

Step 3: Eject the SD card or USB flash from your computer and plug it into the headunit.

Step 4: The headunit will pop up a dialog for updating, just follow the instruction on scree to finish updating.

After the headunit fully boot up, the whole updating has been finished

Note: During the update process, do not power down the headunit.

Owners Manuals

Installation Instructions

  • Installation Instructions (485.34 KB PDF) Download

Product Specifications

Display Size 8"
Display Resolution 1024 x 600
Capacitive Touch Panel Yes
Daylight Readable Yes
Operating System Android 4.4
Radio FM/AM (RDS capable)
Picture Formats BMP, JPEG and PNG
Video Formats MP4, WMV and MPEG (MPEG 1, MPEG 2)
Audio Formats MP3, WMA and AAC
Optical Disc Drive CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM/Dual-Layer, DVD+R/RW and DVD R/RW
USB 2.0 Port Charging iPod and iPhone charging via USB 2.0 port only
MiraCast (via Wi-Fi) Only on selected iOS smartphones & Android smartphones with operating system Android 4.2 and above, Only supports MiraCast without HDCP 2.2
Bluetooth A2DP / AVRCP 1.3
Back-Up Camera Supports CVBS back-up cameras only. Back-up camera not included
Navigation System Garmin
Making Upgrades Powered by Garmin and upgradable via SD or USB
AUX-in 1 x 3.5mm (for audio input only)
Micro SD Port 1
USB 2.0 1
AV-in 1 x HDMI 1.4 Port
AV-out 1 x Composite video out (Typical NTSC resolution)
SiriusXM 1 x SiriusXM external module port
RCA-out 1 x Left and Right composite audio

RV Infotainment System

Note: Available for OEM manufacturers only.

Engineered by FUSION Entertainment and Garmin, the RV-IN801 Infotainment System is an all-in-one audio/visual solution for the open road and camping enthusiast. Designed specifically for the RV application, it incorporates functionality people rely on inside their home away from home.  Incorporating the best of both FUSION and Garmin, the RV-IN801 delivers a quality entertainment experience matched with superior RV-specific navigation.

The large 8” daylight viewable touch screen allows for easy navigation and music selection with FUSION preview and gesture control. Smartphone app, remote and steering wheel controls are also available on compatible vehicles for quick access to music or hands-free calling. Connect any compatible Bluetooth smartphone or media device for endless streaming of the family's favorite soundtracks on the open road. With Bluetooth, the latest streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music can be enjoyed for a limitless source of entertainment (individual apps are required on the connected device).  With more than 175 channels available on the SiriusXM Satellite network a host of entertainment is on call 24/7. Note: A SiriusXM vehicle connect tuner and subscription are required (Only available in the United States of America).

On-the-go real time driving navigation keeps the driver’s eyes on the road while the audio prompts lead the way. If a phone call comes in, the built-in hands-free calling function allows the user to stay focused while the integrated microphone and connected speakers make conversation flawless.

To ensure that the safety of those on board and outside the RV are prioritized, the FUSION RV-IN801 is ready to display the rear view camera feed from a compatible camera. For the convenience and safety of others, a rear camera feed enables the driver to observe the following traffic and/or tow behinds for complete peace of mind – Safety made Simple.

Not all roads are created equal and the size of your RV plays a crucial role in deciding which route to take. By creating a unique RV user profile, inputting height, length, width and weight, the RV-IN801 can suggest the most efficient route to their destination – No more backtracking and close calls.

The RV-IN801 is pre-loaded with RV-specific route restrictions and warnings, including bridge heights, sharp curves and related information for most major roads and highways. The RV-IN801 puts confidence in the driver's seat.

With a database of close to 20,000 RV parks and campgrounds in Northern America, including state parks, national parks and privately owned campgrounds, the RV-IN801 is a wealth of knowledge and the perfect companion during an on-road expedition.

Destinations can be filtered by amenities to ensure there are no surprises upon arrival, and in addition the database holds the locations of RV-specific facilities such as towing, tire repair and truck stops which can be easily added to the navigation for seamless driving.

Clearly spoken directions and easy to read information will ensure safe travels and happy campers. Exclusive features such as lane guidance, birds-eye junction and photoreal junction view keep the driver firmly on the right path, while the brightly colored on-screen arrows lead the way.

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