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Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Idler Head, White

Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Idler Head, White

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Lippert Accessories and Parts - LC266147

  • RV Awnings
  • Head Parts
  • Head Assembly - Manual
  • Idler Head
  • Lippert
  • White
  • Standard Head


  • The replacement Solera Crank Style RV Awning Idler Head is easy to install and should be used with, but does not include, Solera crank style drive head, rollbar, fabric, arm assemblies and crank style awning hook. The crank style idler head is universal for Solera short, flat or pitched awning systems and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
  • Manual crank style awning idler head for Solera awning systems
  • Universal for Solera short, pitched and flat awning systems
  • Should be used with, but does not include, Solera crank style driver head, rollbar, fabric, arm assemblies and crank hook
  • Easy to install with little assembly
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


266147 Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Idler Head, White





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Video Transcript for Lippert Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Drive Head Review

Rob: Rob here at etrailer.com. And today we're going to be taking a look at the Solera replacement crank style awning heads. Now this is going to be for the drive and the idler side. If you already have a Solera pitch, short or flat awning, the head here is going to work for that because it's going to be a universal design that's going to work with all those Lippert awnings. Now this one's the drive head because it's what we're actually going to use to turn the awning and drive it out or in. Now on the other side of our awning, we're going to have the idler head.

This is going to be the one that just helps the awning come down, but there's no actual gear or thing we have to turn on this side. These are going to be available in black, as well as white, so you can pick up one that's going to match your awning.Now, if you've ever been in a situation where you're either at the campground or wherever you are, you go to let your awning out and it's fine, you're enjoying the weather and we need to put it back in. Well, in our case, we go to put our awning back in and as you can see, it just keeps skipping teeth. We'll get a little bit rolled up, but then it just wants to come right back out. Which would make it really difficult and a big pain to try to get to this back in whether we needed to drive back home or whatever the case, if we have an awning, we want to use it.

And with that going on, we know that there's a problem in the head somewhere. Most likely, it's in the drive head, the one that we're actually using to crank, but it could also be in the idler head on the other side.So we're going to go in and replace both of these so we can use and enjoy our awning. If we come to the roller here, we look right in between the head and the roller, we'll find a screw that's attaching everything together. And then if we come to the middle of our drive head and we follow it down to the arm, there's going to be a really large screw holding that in place. Those are the only two pieces that are holding the head on each side.

So before we take any of the hardware out, we want to make sure that we have an extra set of hands or something to support the tube of our awning so once we remove the head, it doesn't drop down. So the screw that's holding the actual roller to the head is going to be a square bit. So we'll grab a number two square, and we'll pull that bolt out.Another fastener holding the head onto the arm, just going to be a large Phillips bit, we're going to loosen that up, and pull that out as well. And you want to make sure you hold on to all the hardware because our replacement heads are not going to come with new hardware. It's only going to be the head itself.

So we'll lift the head up just a little bit, pivot the arm out of the way and we'll slide the head assembly off and we'll grab the new one and just repeat the process of putting the hardware back. So we can grab the head assembly, you want to put it into the roller first, and there's a small hole that's on the rod here. You want that to line up with the hole that's in the roller and we'll take that square screw bit that we had earlier, we'll just replace it, put it back in place. And we're going to replace that one screw holding the head to the arm.Make sure is nice and secure, and that'll finish up this side for the drive side. And the idler side is going to go on the exact same way, so we're going to repeat that on the other side. Now with the drive head and the eyes of the head replaced, we're going to run our awning in and out to make sure it fixed the problem. And with our awning rolling in and out properly, we can finally enjoy the outdoors again without having to be in the direct sunlight or in the rain. So this is going to be a great replacement part for those awnings that are either really difficult to get in or out, or if you're rolling it out, it starts skipping teeth, or if it just doesn't want to hold itself up, but that'll finish up your look at the Lippert components Solera crank style awning head for the drive and idler side..


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Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Idler Head, White - LC266147

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  • Replacement Power Awning Drive Head for Dometic Component Awning with Bad Motor
    I reached out to my contact at Lippert and the Solera Power Awning Replacement Motor # LC266149 has not been tested with Dometic awnings for gearing compatibility, so they cannot confirm a fit. What you can do is replace the power drive head assembly with the Solera Power Awning Plain Drive Head, White # LC266146. If you want the matching idler head you can use # LC266147.
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  • Correct Replacement White Idler Head for Solera Slide-Out Awning
    We offer two different styles of idler heads for the Solera awnings, the power version part # LC342148 and manual version part # LC266147. These both come with a white housing.
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  • Recommendation For Compete System For 13 Foot Awning
    The Solera 13' Sand Fade RV Awning Roller and Fabric # LCV000223178 does not come with the additional hardware. I recommend the Solera 69" Standard Flat Awning Support Arm, White # LC281152 along with the Solera Gas Strut 26", 124 lbs for Short and Flat Awning Arms # LC280343. You will also need the Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Idler Head, White # LC266147 and Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Drive Head, White # LC300029. You will also want the Solera Manual Crank Style Awning Hook...
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