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Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Programmable - White Fade

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Programmable - White Fade

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Get the smartest RV awning out there and customize it with add-on sensors (sold separately) to fit your camping lifestyle. Use the easy-to-access touchpad on its arm to operate the awning - no need to climb in and out of your camper. Great Prices for the best rv awnings from Lippert. Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Programmable - White Fade part number LC405492 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Lippert RV Awnings - LC405492

  • Complete Awning Kits
  • 16 Feet Wide
  • White Fade
  • Powered - 12V
  • Programmable
  • Extends 96 Inches
  • Lippert

Get the smartest RV awning out there and customize it with add-on sensors (sold separately) to fit your camping lifestyle. Use the easy-to-access touchpad on its arm to operate the awning - no need to climb in and out of your camper.


Features:

  • Programmable power awning provides shade and protection from the sun and rain
  • Waterproof touchpad built into awning arm extends and retracts awning with the push of a button
    • Traditional control switch that mounts inside your RV is also included
    • Manual override lets you operate awning with a power drill (not included) if power is lost
  • One-touch safety lock button keeps awning settings where you want them
    • Touchpad must be unlocked before any settings can be changed
  • Automatic rain dump drops one side of the awning to drain pooling rainwater
    • Keeps fabric from tearing and awning arms from bending under extreme weight
  • Easy manual pitch adjustment allows you to block out the sun throughout the day
    • Does not require readjustment before retracting
  • Add-on features provide intelligent, automatic operation and programmable options
    • Wind sensor (LC715123 - sold separately) automatically retracts awning during high winds to prevent damage
    • Awning light control adjusts your light strip (sold separately) with 3 levels of brightness
    • Infrared security sensor (LC715124 - sold separately) offers added security by turning on awning lights when motion or heat is detected
  • Heavy-duty, durable fabric is made with premium 13.5-oz vinyl
    • Cold-crack tested to -25 F
    • Heat-welded seams prevent leaks
  • Simple installation with included hardware
    • Electric motor connects to RV for power
    • Awning rail (LC715216 - sold separately) required to attach fabric to RV
    • Butyl tape (sold separately) is recommended to seal brackets
  • White Fade fabric matches included roller tube and arms
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Awning width: 16'
    • Measured from the center of each arm
  • Installation tips:
    • Double-check that you have 69" of space on the wall from the awning rail straight down for each bracket
    • There needs to be at least 2-1/2" clearance between the awning rail and the top of the entry door
  • Dimensions:
    • Wall-mounted brackets: 69" tall
    • Outer arm: 63-1/2" long
    • Inner arm: 50" long
    • Pitch arm: 32-5/8" long
    • Roller tube: 16' wide
    • Fabric (when awning is fully extended): 15' 1" wide x 8' long
  • Motor voltage: 12 volts
  • Warranty:
    • 1-Year limited on awning roller
    • 1-Year on electric components
    • 5-Year on fabric


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Solera Smart Arm awning dimensions

Programmable Power Awning

Solera Smart Arm Programmable Awning

The Solera Smart Arm is the first ever programmable awning for your trailer or RV. You can pre-set all of your add-on features and get your awning just how you want it with no more than the press of a button. The weatherproof control pad is integrated into the base of the right arm for easy access - no more climbing in and out of your RV to tweak with your awning.


Weatherproof Touchpad

Smart Arm Weatherproof Touchpad Controller

On top of making it convenient to extend and retract the awning, the touchpad gives you 1-touch control of all your add-on features. It's designed with a safety lock button to keep your settings and the awning where you want them. You have to unlock the touchpad before you can make any adjustments, so you won't have to worry about accidentally elbowing the controls.


Add-On Features

Smart Arm Wind Sensor Upgrade

The Wind Sensor upgrade (LC715123 - sold separately) protects the awning against wind damage. If strong wind is detected, the awning will automatically retract, giving you peace of mind if you're away from your campsite when bad weather hits. You can toggle between 3 different levels of wind sensitivity using the touchpad, or you can deactivate the wind sensor altogether. Just mount the sensor below the drive head on the awning arm and plug the wiring harness directly into the Smart Arm touchpad.


If you have an LED light strip on your awning, or you'd like to get one, you can control it right from the awning arm. It gives you 3 levels of brightness to choose from. If you're enjoying your patio as the sun's going down, there's nothing more convenient than being able to turn on the lights right there.


Smart Arm Infrared Security Sensor Upgrade

To take your awning lights to the next level, another cool add-on is the infrared security sensor (LC715124 - sold separately). When this sensor detects motion or heat, it will automatically turn the awning lights on. This is a great security feature, as well as a convenient backup if you're returning to your RV after dark and need some light to get inside. The sensor range is approximately 8' with a 180-degree radius from its mounting location and can be armed with the press of a button. Installation is one step: snap the unit into place on the bottom of the arm, just beneath the touchpad.


Auto Rain Dump

One thing that can quickly ruin your camping trip is a broken awning. It's not easy or cheap to replace, and you can't really enjoy your patio without one. A big hazard to a healthy awning is rain: water pools in the fabric, stretching it out and putting strain on the arms with extra weight it wasn't designed to hold. Next thing you know, the fabric rips - the arms snap - the whole awning comes crashing down, slamming against your RV and leaving you with a big and costly problem.


For traditional awnings, it's up to you to run out in the rain and lower one of the arms yourself so the water can run off. If you're away from your RV when it starts to rain, you can only hope your awning isn't damaged when you get back. This Solera awning solves this problem: it comes equipped with an automatic rain dump function. As soon as rainwater starts to pool in the fabric, one of the arms will automatically drop, giving your awning a pitched angle. The rainwater will then run off to one side, taking the pressure off your awning and your mind.


Adjust Arms for Best Shade

Solera Smart Arm awning manual pitch adjustment

It's hard to get your awning in just the right place to keep you in the shade all day, especially if you have one that's pretty high off the ground. Sometimes you need just a little slant to your awning to keep the sun out of your eyes. The manual pitch adjustment built into these arms gives you that option. Simply pull on one of the arms at the friction joint to drop that corner. It comes down easily and holds itself there for as long as you need it. When it's time to retract your awning, there's no need to readjust it; the awning will slide back in no matter what pitch the arms are set at.


Durable Vinyl Fabric

Black Fade Solera Awning Fabric

The durable fabric of this awning holds up to the rigors of the outdoors. It's made of premium 13.5-oz vinyl, which is an upgrade over the 10-oz fabric used in many awnings. In addition, this fabric features heat-welded seams to prevent leaks. The fabric is cold-crack protected to -25 F, so it won't crack or degrade during cold weather.


Installation

Solera Smart Arm awning installation

An awning rail is required to anchor the fabric of the awning to the RV, and your first step will need to be installing one (LC715216 - sold separately) if you don't already have one on your RV. You will need a minimum of 2-1/2" between the awning rail and the top of the entry door. You'll also need 69" of open space on the RV wall - from the awning rail straight down - so that the wall-mounted brackets for the awning arms can be installed.


The roller tube comes with the awning fabric already mounted and attaches to the awning arms. The other side of the fabric slides into the awning rail on the RV. Then use the included self-tapping screws to secure the arms to the wall-mounted brackets. The awning drive motor wires to the Smart Arm touchpad, which can either be connected to your battery or wired directly into your RV.



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Video Transcript for Customer Interaction with the Solera Power Awning

Hello neighbors, it's Brad from etrailer and today we are at Worldwide Technologies Raceway and I'm here with Tyler. He's got an awesome enclosed trailer and dual Solera awning setups. So being out on a racetrack how crucial is having something like this It's big, you know, I mean especially here at Worldwide, I mean, everything's asphalt which we love, you know, working on these cars all day you wanna be on asphalt, but it gets really hot, you know, especially in July and August and summertime and having two awnings that you can just flip a switch they run out and you got shade all day. I mean, it can cool you down to 25 degrees it feels like. And, you know, racing by myself too, having electric awnings, like the Solera where you can just, like I said hit the button and roll 'em out. You're not spending hours, you know, setting stuff up and stuff like that.

It's just, I gotta switch in here for one and a switch in here for the other and they're out and it's shaded and it's cool. I mean, it's a big game changer for what we do. Especially, I mean, we're here seven days this week so having shade, not wearing yourself out's big. You bet. Yeah.

Not having to pack up, you're fold up tent every night and having to store it. Yep. Yeah. The fold up deal, I mean, you know, we did that for years and it's just half the time you just leave them there because they get broke or you know a little bit of wind breaking an arm on 'em and you you just leave 'em sitting where they were and have to spend a hundred bucks the next week. And this fixes all your problems.

Most people think about awnings on an RV or a camper, but Tyler's situation is something we're seeing a lot more these days. In the past few months, we've installed awnings on several enclosed trailers for this very reason. It's hot at the track and you have a lot of downtime between the heats. So not only upgrade and replace awnings on RVs but we've added them to enclosed trailers to provide shade on track days or even construction trailers to make a hot day on the job site a little bit more tolerable. Awesome.

Thank you Tyler. Thank you. An awesome day. At Worldwide Technologies Raceway. We got to meet lots of neighbors whether they be local or around the country right here in etrailer's own backyard in Madison, Illinois. Now it's awesome to see them in their element with their race cars and we're happy to allow them to have the parts and accessories necessary to make sure that they have the best experience while towing their race cars around.


Customer Reviews

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Programmable - White Fade - LC405492

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Get the smartest RV awning out there and customize it with add-on sensors (sold separately) to fit your camping lifestyle. Use the easy-to-access touchpad on its arm to operate the awning - no need to climb in and out of your camper.

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Good quality, but a pain to install. No complaints, anything this big is going to be a pain, it was completely expected.



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So far, this awning is going on the trailer fine. Everything shipped and I am installing it this week. Working through the wiring and got everything working including the switches that are in the trailer already. The SmartArm controller is awesome. I am glad I opted for the wind sensor also, we almost lost an awning a couple of years ago when a storm blew in as we were coming back to the campground. I was holding on to the awning and the wind picked me up like I was in a parachute. We thankfully got it rolled in before any damage was done, but many campers lost their awnings that day. I'll update once I get everything installed and working.



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The replacement awning fit almost exactly. We needed to drill a few holes in the camper to accommodate the new(?) bolt pattern. Unfortunately our camper was not wired for the smart arm type awning (even though it was a 2021 model), so I’m waiting to rewire the RV control panel to provide a constant hot wire to the awning so the smart arm feature will be functional.



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Love the way water pours off when it rains without having to do anything but make sure you are not in the dump zone. A little disappointed that extension and retraction are not a little quicker. Have tried all settings but so far the auto wind retraction has not worked. Maybe I'm not letting the awning flop enough but I think when the awning is popping and the camper is rocking it's time to roll it in. All that said it sure beats my old manual awning.



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The Smart Arm Power Awning is exactly what we needed and works perfectly! We lost our original 20’ awning during a windstorm on our first camping trip of 2022. We also purchased the wind sensor accessory for obvious reasons. Having the ability to open and close the awning from outside is so convenient. The only negative is the awning said it was “in stock” which wasn’t accurate, it took a month to receive it. I would definitely recommend this product.



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Everyone I talked to was easy to understand and extremely pleasant, which is unusual these days, sadly. Even though the item was damaged in shipping, and no fault of etrailer, they made everything right in a very timely manner, I couldn’t have asked for better customer service. Great people and great company



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Only the roller was delivered. Contacted customer service and they have no idea when the arms will be delivered.



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The addition of this awning has been awesome. The install was easy and the operation has been great. We put it on an Old Church bus we turned into the Hogwarts Express. Take it camping, NASCAR Races and watching Meteor showers.



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Excellent sales support.



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I love my awning. It is great to be able to operate the awning from outdoors.



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The product was great. It was a replacement for a 2018 Keystone Cougar standard motorized awning. One thing I had to do differently, because of where the wires came out the wall of the Keystone I had to drill a hole in the arm that mounted the wall. I did not install the wind sensor but the instructions looked easy for that install. I did like having the option for moving it from the remote panel outside that was a wonderful feature. Another nice feature was the dimmable LED porch light so you would not blind your neighbors in campgrounds, big plus. I sold this travel trailer and bought a Class A and I am trying to find a way to convert to this awning I think it is very good upgrade.

I would say the only issue of the whole thing was packaging. The box was falling apart when I received it. I inspected everything and it was luckily all in good condition and not missing. I would have been nice it the box was taped and banded a little bit better. Other than that it is a great product



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I did receive the LED light strip and the wind sensor. in a small UPS package. But I have not received or gotten any word about the awning itself. even though the only info I get says it's all been delivered. wondering about the awning!



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Not at all happy with the Hardware and cheep thin metal brackets. It folded the first time a small breeze went over it. The brackets had no strength at all. about 1/4 the durability of the OE Awning. I hope you don't make the same mistake I did. Not up to the task...Look for a better option....



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Awesome awning! A touch tricky installing but I was by myself.



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Ordered this awning and the LED light kit in the related items. Awning is nice, operates smooth and quiet, and installed relatively easily. Outside control panel is handy, however, awning fabric includes neither the extra bead to attach the light to, nor the wiring to put the light in the roller bar. Now I have to figure out a custom solution to get this attached and wired up to the controller. This is very frustrating, and turned an otherwise good experience into an annoyance.



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It has not been delivered yet



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works great fairly easy to install but looks great and easy to use



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Great product!



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You should include wiring instructions with it. Otherwise it is great.



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always great service



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Excellent product can complain . problem is sipping lost 2 box out of 3 take another month and many calls later everting finally get to destinations



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Relatively easy setup, husband had to improvise some connections to get the inside switch to work it. Overall a very sharp-looking, sturdy, easily adjustable awning.

We have no regrets with our purchase and would use trailer again!!



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I haven't installed this yet however my first impression is very good. I am replacing an LCI Edge with this awning and I am glad I made this choice, it is a much nicer awning. And a big thanks to etrailer Customer service they were very helpful. Thanks to Alex Adam and Tira


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  • Available Fabric Colors For A Solera Smart Arm 12V Powered RV Awning
    The Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - White Fade # LC405492 can also be purchased in Black Fade # LC517486 or the roller and fabric can be purchased separately in the following colors: Sand Fade w/ White Weatherstrip # LCV000334399. Silver Fade # LCV000334404. Blue Fade # LCV000334402. Sand Fade w/ Black Weatherstrip # LCV000334398. Solid Black # LCV000334400. Burgundy Fade # LCV000334401. Green Fade # LCV000345099.
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