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Replacement Drive Head Motor Gear Pack for Solera Power RV Awnings

Replacement Drive Head Motor Gear Pack for Solera Power RV Awnings

Item # LC78VR
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Replaces the gear pack in the drive head motor of your Solera 12V, 18V, or Smart Arm electric RV awning. 1-800-940-8924 to order Lippert accessories and parts part number LC78VR or order online at Free expert support on all Lippert products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Drive Head Motor Gear Pack for Solera Power RV Awnings. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Lippert Accessories and Parts - LC78VR

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Replaces the gear pack in the drive head motor of your Solera 12V, 18V, or Smart Arm electric RV awning.


  • Replaces the gear pack in the drive head motor of your Solera electric RV awning
    • If you are facing your awning, the drive head is on the right


  • All Solera 12V, 18V, and Smart Arm RV awnings

418203 Replacement Gear Pack for Lippert Solera Electric Awning Drive Head Motor

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Video Transcript for Review of Lippert Components RV Awning Parts - Replacement Gear Pack - LC78VR

Ellen: Hey, everybody. I'm Ellen here at We're taking a quick look at the Replacement Gear Pack for your Solera Awning. If you've had any issues with your Solera awning and you're replacing those parts, this is going to be a piece that you're going to need. This goes into the motor for that awning arm. The gear of that comes in here and sits in there and turns your awning.

SO, if you want to get a closer look to make sure that this works with yours, you can see that here. It's going to have our four small gears inside a larger gear wheel. So as that motor is turning, I'll just use my finger here to demonstrate, it's going to, oops, turn the whole thing, which is kind of hard to do without actually having a tool to do that. But all those little guys move inside, and as you can see, they are just resting inside here. So you want to be careful not to flip it over or else it will all pop out.It has a new rubber O-ring to keep that sealed up.

It's probably not a bad idea to put a little bit of grease in here just to make sure that things are going to move really nice and evenly. And then it does also have a trim ring to go with this. The part number that this works with is listed on the product page here at That is LC266149. That's the part number for your awning motor.

This is going to be compatible with that motor. The other side, holding it all together, looks like that. That's pretty much all there is to it for our look at the Replacement Gear Pack for your Solera Awning Motor. I hope this has helped in deciding if this is the right replacement part for you. We do have a lot of options here at for all kinds of replacement parts for your Lippert components, including the Solera awnings and also complete kits as well.

So, check those out if you're interested. Thanks for watching.

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Replacement Drive Head Motor Gear Pack for Solera Power RV Awnings - LC78VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the gear pack in the drive head motor of your Solera 12V, 18V, or Smart Arm electric RV awning.


Doesn’t seem to be any better than the factory one. Installed it, worked great for about a week. Only pulled in the awning 2 times during that time and the third time it flew back out to discover it did the same thing as the factory one did!

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/29/2022


Exact replacement for the awning. Hard to fine but available here on this site. The pin ordered did not fit this drive.


Like others have said, this part is weak and the whole set up is a poor design. The original gear pack on our awning shattered after maybe 5 uses, and our camper is barely 2 years old!. We order this replacement gear pack, which to our dismay, shattered on the second use. We are now on our third one, and I need to order a spare knowing the current one will likely fail as well, but at $60 a pop the price is adding up. It is disappointing when you are packing up to vacate your spot by the check out time and bang, the awning springs to life when you are trying to roll it in and it won't roll up! It is bummer to have to organize friends and neighbors to help roll up the awning by hand. We have a system now though.....bring tools to unhitch campground picnic table, move the table under the awning so you can stand on it while rolling in the awning by hand while your friends push the support arms into place, then strap the frame to the camper so at least you can drive home.....finally, replace picnic table and any mounts disassembled in step 1. We permanently mounted straps on our awning frame to strap the thing to the side of the camper when traveling because I'd hate to see this gear pack shatter while driving on the interstate!


Gear pack worked as it intended to! Excellent product from an excellent company! Fit in my 14’ solera awning! Was quoted about $400 to have someone come out and look at it and maybe try to see what was wrong with my awning. Decided to take matters into my own hands and with a help of[{online] I was able to figure out what parts I needed and how to fix it. Took me about 20min to fix my awning. Now it’s up and running again! Thanks etrailer for your service and support! Saved me a little over $300!


The best customer service I have encountered in a long time, from any company. Products were exactly what I needed and shipped super fast (except for the USPS portion of their trip).


All I received was the outer plastic shell. no gears no aluminum part at all. The pictures clearly show outer housing with all inner parts to include gaskets and gears with alumimum gear holder.

Thanks for letting us know. I have sent your information along to our customer service team and they should be reaching out in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/25/2022


Part was exactly how it was described and works better than the factory original


Just the part I needed to repair my awning and make it usable again.. is great for finding all those hard to find rv parts. Thank you.


Fit great worked great thanks


Same as the 2022 one


All that I asked for at a reasonable price. Thanks.


Customer service was excellent especially during a time when parts are delayed. Kept me Informed. The part fit perfect and my awning is fixed just prior to winter so thank you.


Great product fit perfect


Arrived quickly was exactly what I ord ered


Montrell was very helpful and was able to find this hard to find part for our trailer for me.


worked great


Even though the item was not in stock you kept me informed and shipped it as soon as it was available.Great customer service.


Fast and easy service Parts arrived on time








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  • What Causes Lippert Solera Smart Arm Awning Slippage
    In order to find the cause of the slippage issue you will need to disassemble and inspect the different components. The two most likely culprits are the motor and gear pack. If these are damaged we do offer replacements for them, the Replacement Gear Pack for Lippert Solera Awning Motor part # LC78VR and Replacement Motor for Lippert Solera Power Awnings part # LC373566. It's hard to say unfortunately what the issue could be without seeing the different parts disassembled.
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  • Replacement Head Pin And Gear Pack For Lippert Solera Awning
    I spoke with Lippert, and they informed me that for your Lippert awning you are going to need the: -Replacement Gear Pack for Lippert Solera Awning Motor # LC78VR, with the Replacement Head Pin for Solera Power Awning Gear Drive Head # LC93FR.
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  • Does Solera Awning Gear Pack LC78VR Work with Both 373566 and 266149 Motors
    Yes the gear pack part # LC78VR does work with both the motor kits you mentioned of # LC266149 and # LC373566.
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  • Replacement Gear Pack, Motor, And Controller For Lippert Solera Smart Arm Power Awning
    Thanks for the pictures! I spoke with Lippert in regards to your Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning # LC517505, and they have informed me that the correct gear pack is the: -Replacement Gear Pack for Lippert Solera Awning Motor # LC78VR. Additionally, if you ever need to replace your controller, you can use # LC717666, and should you need a new motor, you can use # LC373566.
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  • Replacement Parts for Lippert Solera Power Awning
    It looks like you need the Replacement Head Pin for Solera Power Awning Gear Drive Head # LC93FR along with the Replacement Gear Pack for Lippert Solera Awning Motor # LC78VR for your motor # LC266149. If you were looking for the end caps we have the # LC423750 for white and # LC423751 for black. If you are looking for a replacement drive head front cover then there are a few different options depending on the style and color you have. We have the following available: Solera Awning Plain...
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