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Replacement Gas Strut for Short and Flat Solera RV Awnings - Qty 1

Replacement Gas Strut for Short and Flat Solera RV Awnings - Qty 1

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Replaces 1 gas strut for your Solera RV awning with either short or flat arms. Exerts 124 lbs of force. 1-800-940-8924 to order Lippert accessories and parts part number LC280343 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Lippert products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Gas Strut for Short and Flat Solera RV Awnings - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Replaces 1 gas strut for your Solera RV awning with either short or flat arms. Exerts 124 lbs of force.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 gas strut on your Solera RV awning
    • Fits short and flat support arms
  • Black color


Specs:

  • Extended length: 26"
  • Retracted length: 15"
  • Maximum force exerted: 124 lbs
  • Quantity: 1 strut
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Fits:

  • All Solera RV awnings with short or flat support arms


280343 Replacement Lippert Solera Gas Strut for Short or Flat Awning Support Arms - 124 lbs

Item # LC280343

Installation Details LC280343 Installation instructions



Video of Replacement Gas Strut for Short and Flat Solera RV Awnings - Qty 1

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Lippert Replacement 26 Inch Solera Gas Strut - LC280343

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this Solera Replacement Gas Strut. This is going to replace the 26 inch long gas strut for your Solera Short and Flat Awning Arm Assemblies. This will work for both the power and the manual Solera awnings. It will exert 124 pounds of force to help provide strength and stability for your RV's awning, so you can extend and retract it smoothly and easily again. It does measure 26, just shy of 26 1/2 inches when extended, and just slightly over 15 inches when retracted.

And because this is a direct replacement from Lippert, who is the original manufacturer for the Solera awnings, you can trust this is going to be exactly what you need, it's gonna fit right in place, you're not gonna have to worry about compatibility issues or anything like that. And it is made here in the USA, so again, you can trust it is gonna be good quality for you, but me personally, because it is a Lippert product for the Solera, I would trust this to fit right in place and not have any issues, so that gives me a little bit more confidence that this is gonna be exactly what you need for your awning. So that concludes our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com, thanks for watching..

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Replacement Gas Strut for Short and Flat Solera RV Awnings - Qty 1 - LC280343

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (64 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 gas strut for your Solera RV awning with either short or flat arms. Exerts 124 lbs of force.

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So easy to order on line just put in your vehicle or trailer and ask what you need and you can have it in a few days. awesome service will be buying from them again



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Perfect fit for my solera awning. 19’ forest River wildwood fsx 260RT.



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Perfect and exact match. Has worked great, I had to get two more strong arms to help me install but it was simple to do .



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Great product, delivered as promised

Dave

10/8/2023

Just as advertised.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

10/25/2023

@Dave We're glad that the # LC280343 replacement strut worked well for you!


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This is identical to the strut I replaced, ie same manufacturer and part number. Glad I shopped on etrailer.com



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Fit my 2007 Keystone Cougar perfect. Works as expected.



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Great price and fast shipping!
Love etrailer's
service and prompt shipping, great customer service!



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I've made several purchases as an RV or from a trailer and have never been disappointed if I make a mistake they help me correct it but in most cases because they have good customer support I don't make mistakes I get the right product each time and every time

Ron P.

8/15/2018

All i can say George, is they work



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A + Service



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My experience was excellent. In a time when customer service seems to be overlooked the representative that helped me was a real professional. He found the part I needed and was even able to to ship the part sooner than I expected. Great job



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Great customer service



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Replacement awning fit fine, looks great! Gas charged struts were on back order for short time but this was promptly communicated to me. Overall excellent experience!



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The part fit great, thanks



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The gas shock was delivered on time and works perfectly!! It was a replacement for a broken one on our Wildwood 27RKS electronic awning. It is stronger than the factory ones, so we will be replacing the other side to make them match.



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I was sent all the correct parts at a reasonable price. That’s more than me dealer could do for me. The price was reasonable enough that I ordered the replacement part I needed plus an extra.
Installation was easy so I didn’t need any tips



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The original gas struts that came on my bullet camper awning was letting one end sag. I had the model number and brand name but couldn't find a replacement. I seen these on the etrailer site and decided to give them a try. They fit and work perfect! Love em.



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Good fit regarding dimensions. They seem to be a bit stronger than the original equipment but these are definitely the ones listed by Solera as replacements. Thanks!



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The gas strut arrived on time and in perfect condition. I put it on the rv today and it works perfectly.



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They installed very easy. Just need a little comon sence. If you can't figure it out YouTube it.



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Excellent product.Delivered safe,secure,fast..as always..Great company.Will shop again!



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Great services !

Cuerrier

8/25/2021

Working perfectly, very stiff



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Great part at the best price. Thanks A gain!!



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the product was exactly what I needed, the only issue that I had was the fact that the item was ordered and took at least a week until it was shipped, I do not understand why it took 2 weeks to get here when it was in stock.



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Works like it’s supposed to,,easy order, came really fast Excellent service



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Your service is very responsive and tim ely.
Thanks.


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