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Old 08-05-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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Rear camera viewer with reversed image

I really like that my MH has the rear view camera, but the image is reversed. That very bothersome when I see what appears to be a car passing me on the right when they are passing on the left. Worse, when I am backing into a camp space with that big tree appearing on my left when it's really on the right.
The dealer was clueless and Offered no help. I called RVS Systems, the mfg. of the camera, and they said to look at the "silver" controller, which should be under the dashboard, and flip the switch on the normal/mirror switch. It was in the 90s here today, but I crawled around with a hand mirror, but alas, no silver controller. I know that it can't be hidden somewhere, but I can't find it.

My wife refuses to back the unit looking at it. I told her her to simply reverse the image in her mind so that that object on the right is really on the left. She said, "That's the dumbest thing you have ever said!"

I can't be the only one with this problem. Anyone have this problem? BTW, she didn't talk to me for several hours afterwards. I guess it was a dumb thing to say.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:54 PM   #2
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I found the camera silver box on my coach mounted under the dash next to the steering wheel. It is mounted pretty high in the dash and back toward the firewall. Yours may be in the same place. Good luck.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:45 AM   #3
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Thanks, Rich. I look there tomorrow morning.
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Off the left side of the monitor screen you should have a column of buttons, one of which is used to reverse the image. Just toggle thru them until the image is the way you want it.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:26 PM   #5
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No need to find silver box. Its a setting you can change on the display unit itself.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:14 PM   #6
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Appeal to owners of the 2401 R

The most frustrating thing about buying a Forester is that there is no knowledge base. Forest River has no standardization. Their owners manual has been written by attorneys. And worse, their dealers know little about their products. In fairness to them, they handle many brands and models, and my guess is that they get little factory training. I am really getting upset with the lack of answers.

Thank you, sgtim17, but the setting on the menu does not include normal/mirror.

Thanks Rick for your suggestion, but the is no "silver box" anywhere under the dash. There is a suspicious coiled cable that disappears into the bowels of the underside of the dash, but can't find the terminus of either end.

Thank you, barnbnd, but the sides of the RVS-770619N has smooth sides and back - no buttons!

FR has installed "the box" somewhere under the dash that is known only to the installer of that week. I have written to Russ Stull at FR, so I'll simply have to wait until I get a response. Things like this shouldn't be this hard. It is really taking the fun out of owning this motor home. At the price of a modest home, these unit should have better standards. That sticker on the side that shows that it complies with RV association standards and the State of Oregon's are quite absurd. Are there Oregon inspector in Indiana?

RVS Systems have tried to help, and I comment them, but they have no control over where the factory installs their controllers.

I would like to hear from other 2016 Forester MBS owners of the 2401 R who have a reverse "mirror" on their monitor.
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It is pouring here right now but ill go out to my rig soon as it passes. Unless you have a different camera for some reason it should be easily done from the display. I will see exactly what buttons to push and post it here. How do i know this? Lol I also suffered the reverse image dilema.
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Ok hit the M button that is located between the up and down arrows. Each time you hit the M button you will come to a different setting ie volume, brightness, etc. When you get to setting that says TURN stop there now use down arrow key. Each press of arrow will change camera view. Left up, left down, right down and right up. You want to stop at RU which is right up
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That's what the buttons should look like on right side of display. The M button is located just below the up arrow
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:57 PM   #10
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Right!

You're certainly right about that. Ths forum is like no other.

My camera system is made by RVS Systems and they have been quite good. The model is the RVS-770619N. It has the right and left turn signal activated camera on the sides of the unit, which are great when I am changing lanes, and it has the third camera on the back of the unit. I have no idea why they would call the image mirror if the monitor is mounted where the rearview mirror would normally be. I suppose if camera was mounted on the roof facing forward you would want a normal view, but why would anyone have a camera pointed toward the direction they are headed unless they can't see their windshield. But ot install the system without the users control is not showing much thought at the factory.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Is sgtim17 your real name?
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