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Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - White Fade

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - White Fade

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Don’t want to have to go inside your RV to operate your awning
  • Would like an awning that can retract automatically during high winds (wind sensor sold separately)
  • Want to be able to easily add motion-detected lights (sold separately) to your setup for added security

No, if you:

  • Don’t want the hassle of wiring into your RV or paying someone to do it
  • Are not looking or an awning with all the add-on bells and whistles
  • Don't like the idea of having to buy the add-ons separately
This programmable awning attaches to your RV and extends and retracts with the push of a button. Smart Arm touchpad is easily accessible. Add-on wind and infrared sensors (sold separately) provide added convenience and security. Lowest Prices for the best rv awnings from Lippert. Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - White Fade part number LC405523 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Lippert RV Awnings - LC405523

  • Complete Awning Kits
  • 20 Feet Wide
  • White Fade
  • Powered
  • Extends 96 Inches
  • Lippert

This programmable awning attaches to your RV and extends and retracts with the push of a button. Smart Arm touchpad is easily accessible. Add-on wind and infrared sensors (sold separately) provide added convenience and security.


  • Smart Arm awning provides shade and protection from the sun and rain
  • Powered awning extends and retracts with the push of a button
    • Waterproof touchpad is located at base of awning arm for easy access
    • Traditional control switch that mounts inside your RV is also included
    • Manual override lets you operate the awning with a power drill (not included), if needed
  • Simple angle adjustment keeps you shaded from the sun at different times of day
    • Manually move arms to adjust awning pitch for perfect shade
  • Auto rain dump feature releases water when it pools in the canopy
    • Awning arms automatically drop to release the pooled water and then return to their original position
  • Add-on features provide intelligent, automatic operation and programmable options
    • Wind sensor (sold separately) automatically retracts awning during high winds to prevent damage
    • LED light kit (sold separately) allows for 3 different settings to control brightness
    • Infrared security sensor (sold separately) offers added security by turning on awning lights when motion or heat is detected
  • Durable fabric is made with premium 13.5-oz vinyl
    • Cold-crack protection to -25 degrees Fahrenheit ensures fabric won't crack in cold temperatures
    • Integrated light track accepts LED light kit (sold separately)
  • White Fade fabric matches included roller tube and arms
  • Simple installation with included hardware
    • Awning rail (LC715216 - sold separately) required to attach fabric to RV


  • Motor voltage: 12 volts
  • Dimensions:
    • Wall-mounted bracket: 69" tall
    • Outer arm: 63-1/2" long
    • Inner arm: 50" long
    • Pitch arm: 32-5/8" long
    • Roller tube: 20' wide
    • Canopy (when awning is fully extended): 19' 1" wide x 8' long
  • Installation Tips
    • Minimum clearance of 2-1/2" between awning rail and top of entry door is required
    • 69" Of open space is needed on wall of RV from awning rail straight down for installation of wall-mounted brackets
  • Warranty:
    • 1-Year limited on awning roller
    • 1-Year on electric components
    • 5-Year on fabric

Solera Smart Arm awning dimensions

Programmable Power Awning

Solera Smart Arm Programmable Awning

The Solera Smart Arm 12V awning is the first ever programmable awning for your trailer or RV. You can easily extend or retract the awning with the push of a button. The weatherproof touchpad mounts directly on the base of the right awning arm for easy access. In other words, you no longer have to climb back into your RV to operate your awning.

Intelligent Smart Arm Functionality

Weatherproof Touchpad

Smart Arm Weatherproof Touchpad Controller

The programmable touchpad, which is located at the base of the drive-side awning arm, offers a unique set of features. The extend and retract buttons let you operate the awning from outside your RV. The touchpad enables you to activate and program this unit's optional add-on features as well. And a 1-touch safety lock button ensures that the awning's settings stay the way you want them.

Add-On Features

Smart Arm Wind Sensor Upgrade

The Wind Sensor upgrade (LC715123 - sold separately) offers protection for the Smart Arm awning in poor weather conditions. If extreme wind is detected, the awning will automatically retract, giving you piece of mind if you're away from your campsite when bad weather hits. The touchpad enables you to toggle between 3 different levels of wind sensitivity, 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.

Smart Arm Awning Lights Illuminated

The fabric of this awning has an integrated light track sewn into the hem that allows you to install Solera's LED light kit (LC674282 - sold separately). The light kit slides over the built-in track by the coach sidewall, under the awning. Using the touchpad, you can light up your campground whether the awning is retracted or extended. Its 3-Stage Lighting feature provides multiple lighting options. Depending on the mood you're trying to set for your campsite, you can illuminate the lights at the low (20%), medium (45%), or high (100%) setting.

The awning lights also feature a convenient low voltage alert system. If the voltage in the Smart Arm controller falls below 10.5V while the awning lights are in use, the lights will start flashing. Fortunately, if you're running low on power, or if you have a power outage, a manual override allows you to extend and retract the awning using a power drill (not included) with a 7/16" socket.

Smart Arm Infrared Security Sensor Upgrade

The Infrared Security Sensor (LC715124 - sold separately) provides an extra level of security while you're camping. If the sensor detects any heat or motion, the awning lights (sold separately) will turn on automatically. The sensor range is approximately 8', with a 180-degree radius from its mounting location. The security sensor can be armed with the press of a button on the touchpad. Installation is simple. Just snap the unit into place on the bottom of the drive-side awning arm, just beneath the touchpad.

Durable Vinyl Fabric

White Fade Solera Awning Fabric

The durable awning fabric 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 degrees Fahrenheit, so it won't crack or degrade during cold weather.

Manual Angle Adjustment

Solera Smart Arm awning manual pitch adjustment

The Solera Smart Arm awning offers manual pitch adjustment for each arm to keep you shaded from the sun all day long. This is a great feature on hot summer days. When the awning is initially extended, it will be parallel to the ground. This provides protection in the middle of the day, when the sun is high in the sky.

As the sun gets lower throughout the day, you can tilt the awning to one side to effectively block the sun. When you're ready to retract the awning, you can do so no matter what position the arms are in. There's no need to readjust the pitch to its original, parallel position before retracting.

Auto Rain Dump Feature

This awning also makes a great rain shield. Its automatic rain dump feature prevents too much water from building up in the canopy, so there's no need to manually adjust the pitch to release the excess water. When the arms sense that there is about 10 lbs of water pooled in the canopy, the dump feature will automatically activate. The awning arms will reposition to release the pooled water and then return to their original position. Just don't get caught walking by when it happens!


Solera Smart Arm awning installation

An awning rail (LC715216 - sold separately), which is used to anchor the fabric of the awning to the RV, is required for installation. You will need a minimum clearance 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, which comes with the awning fabric already mounted, 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 bracket. The awning drive motor wires into the Smart Arm touchpad, which can either be connected to your battery or wired directly into your RV by way of a converter.

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Video Transcript for Tips on RV Awning Care: Opening, Cleaning, and Replacing Your Awning

Randy: Hey, guys. Randy here at etrailer.com.Today we're going over the different types of RV awnings. We get a lot of questions about these, people are sometimes worried that if they use them the wrong way they're going to break them or something like that. Basically, we're going to go over how to deploy them, we're going to go over how to store them. We're going to go over care and maintenance, we're going to go over the different types, and we're going to go over how to choose the right one for your application.So really the most popular question that we get is, "How do I get my RV awning deployed" So we're going to go through the three styles. We've got the older style manual deployment awning.

You'll probably see this is going to be the most difficult to get out. There's a lot steps that we have to do. On our fifth wheel trailer we're going to be using the newer style manual deployment, much easier system. Then finally on our camper trailer we've got a powered system. So you'll see how easy that one is to use as well.All right.

Generally with an older style manual deployment awning we're going to have some keepers right up here. These happen to be just kind of a push button, and they swing out. You might also have a snapper pin that would slide through and snap it. Basically it's keeping two components of the arms together so it doesn't come out. So we want to release those on both sides regardless of what type of fastener you have.

Once we have those out we're going to have knobs generally on the back side. We want to loosen these knobs up. We're going to do that on both sides as well.Now, in your final step you're going to need to use a rod, or in this case a broom handle is what the customer has picked, to release your lever. It's generally going to be located on that front side. Ours has kind of a slider here.

We just need to push that up until that catch, see this little arm right here, until that releases.The next thing we'll need to do is find the strap located here in the middle. Most of these you'll be able to reach up and grab. In some cases you'll need a hook that's on a rod. That hook will go right through the opening here. In our case it's low enough we can get ahold of it. You just want to bring it all the way out till it stops. All right, that looks good there.Next we're going to have our side supports. We loosen that knob on the back here to allow these to expand as we move them forward. You'll see this joint, see I can come together, then it starts to expand out. That's going to come all the way up. Generally these are going to clip into position. You can see that little catch right there, comes out and that's going to hold that in place. Head to the other side, we'll do that there as well.Next thing we're going to do is release our main side arms here. So we'll pull that lever up, that'll allow us to start extending it. Now, as we do do that you'll see the side of our awning starts to come up. Then we'll have to get it in a locked position there. So that's got that side taken care of, let's head over to the other side. We'll come back to our arms on each side and we'll want to tighten down those side supports.Now we've got our pull strap here. This will generally slide over and out of the way. Now, our strap, we'll just tuck it up and out of the way. I really don't like it if it's just hanging down flapping around while you're trying to move around your campsite. So, that's a good area to store it.Now, on the newer style manual they've kind of turned it into a hybrid almost. This uses all of the functions that we generally get out of a powered awning, you're just the motor basically. So we're going to take the provided hook and rod. It's going to go right in here to this catch and then it's just a matter of rotating it. Once we have it deployed the really all there is to it. The only thing we've got to do now is put our rod back away.Now onto our powered awning. Of course, this is going to be the easiest in the bunch. Open your door, hit a button and it starts coming out. Now, of course retracting our power awning is just as simple as deploying it. Just need to hit the retract button. Now for our manual hybrid type just a matter of reversing the process as well.Now for retracting our manual we need to loosen our side supports. Then we'll lift our lever and allow it to tilt down. Then we'll release our side supports here and take them down to their original position. Now we'll take our strap, we need to get this back to the middle. Our next steps going to get our release into the closed position. Just going to pull down on that till we hear it click. You can see that start to go back up. Now, I like to hold this until I get ahold of my handle and then let it go on in. Now, remember you either have snapper pins or these levers that are going to go in. Be sure those click closed on both sides.Now that should take care about how to use the awning properly. As you saw, the older style definitely the toughest. The hybrid and powered, they're about the same as far as getting them out and getting them back in. The next thing we'll move onto is cleaning and care. How to properly clean it, how to properly care for it.Now there are two materials that you need to look out for. The first is going to be a vinyl material like what we have here. You can see no pores in that at all. The other type we're going to have is going to be an acrylic type. Now, that's going to be more of a woven fabric, like what you'd see on a cars top. For either of them, then, you can use the same solution. Either Valterra Awning cleaner, which is commercially available. Or you can use dish soap and water, of course diluted down pretty well.The biggest difference in cleaning them is going to be the brush that you use. On the acrylic type, which is woven, you need to use a little bit stiffer brush because it's porous. You just don't want to get into it too heavy. You don't want to brush too hard because it will have a water resistant coating on top of it. For our vinyl type, like this, we can use a softer brush because it doesn't sink in, it won't get as far down in. Same solution, soap water, awning cleaner, whatever you decide. Then we're going to use that little bit softer brush, brush it on there. Again, this does have a coating on it, the mildew resistant coating. So we don't want to brush too hard. But, either way using one of the solutions or the soap water you should be able to get it nice and clean.Now, once we've got them properly cleaned it's just going to be a matter of hosing them off at that point. The key being that you want to let these dry out thoroughly. If you roll these back up with moisture in them regardless of the mildew protective finish or not, it's probably going to develop some of that inside.Now as far as choosing the right awning for your application it's going to depend on how your situation starts. Since we already have an awning on this camper we're going to come over to our brackets, we're going to measure from the bottom to the top. That gives us our bracket length. Then we'll measure from the center of one to the center of the other, that's going to give us our length. That's really all there is to it.Now, if you're starting without an awning at all you've got some additional options. One requirement that you will have is that we need to have an extrusion. It's just going to be a circle with a slit in it so we can slide our awning in. You'll notice in this case our camper has it the entire length. So, if we chose to we could move our awning position from here. We could bring it back further this was. As long as you've got room for our bracket to fit, it's going to go right on there. On the other end it's kind of the same way. This bracket is set in a little bit from the end of the camper, so we can bring that out further. So just measure your furthest part.Remember if there's a slide out in there, we don't really want to deal with that unless our awning sits way up and over it. So keep that in mind. Then you measure from your extrusion down to see how much length you have. In this case we could have brought these down a little bit further, maybe got a little more length out of our awning. So those are just a couple things that you'll need to have, and if you know that information get the length that most closely matches. Let's say you measure it and it's 17-1/2 feet, you've got the choice between a 17 or an 18 foot awning, they'll want to go with the to 17 footer. If you don't have the extrusion we have it available on our website. You can put it on there, slide your awning in, put in your brackets. You'll be in good shape.Now, one of the benefits I see out of the older style is that we do have adjustability here for pitch. So we can move our bracket up, drop that side down a little bit. That's going to cause our rain water to come off this end. So we can choose which end we want it to come off.Kind of a con that I see to this style are these brackets that stick out. Generally on a hybrid style, or in a powered style, you're really not going to have to worry about it. Those are located up a little bit higher. But, if you do want to get these out of the way most of the time we're able to take these arms off of the camper, bring them out, try to straighten them out, and you'll definitely want to use some stakes down here to keep these from moving. But that'll kind of get that angled bar out of the way and give you a little bit more room to move around.Now, when it comes down to it all of these awnings are going to do a great job. They're going to be effective at keeping some of the water out, keeping everything nice and dry, or keeping us out of the sun. As far as ease of use, of course the powered is going to be the easiest. The hybrid's going to be the second, and the older manual style that's going to take a little bit of effort.Also, with that older manual style it's going to become harder, and harder to find parts. So if you're just trying to fix what you've got might be a good option to stay with that. But if you're looking for a replacement I would definitely upgrade to the manual hybrid. That's my favorite. That's what I would have, that way I just have that stick I know would work every time. With the powered awning as long as you've got a good working battery it's also a very good option. The thing I look about the manual style is that I don't have to run wires. There are powered options, however, that have rechargeable batteries you can plug in and just use them without having to hard-wire anything. So we've got a lot of good options. My favorite one would be manual hybrid.Well guys, I know it's a lot of information. But hopefully it was helpful. Hopefully it'll give you some idea how to use and care for RV awning and get the right one that you're looking for.

Customer Reviews

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - White Fade - LC405523

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This programmable awning attaches to your RV and extends and retracts with the push of a button. Smart Arm touchpad is easily accessible. Add-on wind and infrared sensors (sold separately) provide added convenience and security.

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

I bought this awning for my daughter’s trailer after hers was destroyed by the wind. I was particularly concerned if the retract in the wind would work like it was advertised. I can say wholeheartedly that it does. I/she are very happy with that awning. Relatively easy to install. Works as expected. Sorry not photos.

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

works good had a warranty problem but lipert co. took care of it

- LC517486

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

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.

- LC405492

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

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

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

Great product as always

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

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!!

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

Crazy easy. Awesome experience. Searched, entered my info, received a call two days later arranging delivery time and I now have it. Every step exceeded my expectations.

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

- LC405492

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

- LC517517

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

- LC405510

Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings

- LC517505

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