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Old 12-03-2020, 10:19 PM   #1
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Blind spot sensor installed backwards

Hello all,

John here from Olympia, Wa. My wife Dea and I just bought a 2020 Forest River Sunseeker 2400W MBS. It has a blind spot section system made by ASA Electronis called Voyager VBSD1. Well... interesting problem as weíre driving home from the dealer. Our RV has about 3000 miles... so almost brand new.

Anyway, the sensor on the left side of the RV didnít seem to be working, but the right side was OK. When I got it home I snooped around a bit and discovered the problem. When the left sensor was installed it was not only the wrong sensor, but it was pointing toward the front of the RV! The factory had installed two right-side sensors.

Having discovered this I got in touch with my dealer and Forest River customer support, and they both were very helpful. Bottom line, Forest River is sending me the correct sensor. Iím fairly handy so I will swap it out and the problem will be solved.

Iím posting this just as a heads up to other Forest River RV owners who my have a problem with blind spot detection. If so, you may just have a wrong sensor installed.

Any questions about this fell free to let me know... Iíd be glad to chat with you about it.

Ok... Regards to all, John
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:39 AM   #2
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Good find on the reversed sensor, and thanks for reporting it to the forum! Itís gotten so nothing surprises me on how the factory can screw up the building of an RV.

I have found the blind spot system to be fairly useless. I contacted the company that designed it and they told me there was no way to adjust the systemís sensitivity. It false alarms frequently if I pull a toad or trailer, so I installed a switch under the dash to disable the blind spot detection when Iím towing something behind the motorhome.
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