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

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - Black 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 - Black Fade part number LC517517 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Lippert RV Awnings - LC517517

  • Complete Awning Kits
  • 20 Feet Wide
  • Black 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.


Features:

  • 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
    • 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
  • Black Fade fabric matches included roller tube and arms
  • Simple installation with included hardware
    • Awning rail (LC715217 - sold separately) required to attach fabric to RV


Specs:

  • 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 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

Black 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!


Installation

Solera Smart Arm awning installation

An awning rail (LC715217 - 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.



759517 Lippert Componets (LCI) 69" Smart Arm Assembly, Black

V000211517 Lippert Componets (LCI) Solera 20' Black Fade RV Awning Roller and Fabric

Installation Details LC517517 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - Black Fade - LC517517

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 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.

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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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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.



- LC517486
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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.



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Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings




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Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings




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Review from a similar Solera Smart Arm in RV Awnings



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Ask the Experts about this Lippert RV Awnings

  • Do you Carry the Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning in Black Fade 20 Foot
    Yes we do stock the Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning in Black Fade which is 20' Long. It is part # LC517517. If you tend to leave the awning deployed even while you are out adventuring I recommend adding the Solera Smart Arm Wind Sensor Kit part # LC715123. This is designed to retract the awning should high winds come up. This will save your awning from being damaged should that happen
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  • Lit Kit for Solera Smart Arm Power RV Awning
    The Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - Black Fade, # LC517517, is great product hope you will be a satisfied with it as others have been. For lighting I suggest the LED Fabric Light Kit with Switch/Plate for Solera RV Awning, # LC674282. This is 15' in length where as your awning's fabric will have an actual width of 19'. This will set inside the width by about 24" instead of full length. I like that it comes with a mounting plate and switch. Another...
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  • Troubleshooting Touch Pad Not Working for Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning
    You may need to try resetting the outside touch pad on your Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning # LC517517. There are 2 different was that this can be accomplished. You can try unplugging the touch pad for 10 seconds (check for any corrosion on the plugs while doing this) and then if that doesn't fix it you can try clicking each button from top to bottom. Once you get to the bottom button hold it for 7-10 seconds. If none of this fixes the problem then you'll need to replace it with...
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  • Troubleshooting Inside Control for Solera Smart Arm 12V Power Not Working
    It sounds like you have a Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning like part # LC517517. If this is the case then there are 2 different ways that this can be accomplished if you have the strip of controls. You can try unplugging the touch pad for 10 seconds (check for any corrosion on the plugs while doing this) and then if that doesn't fix it you can try clicking each button from top to bottom. Once you get to the bottom button hold it for 7-10 seconds. I confirmed all of this with my contact...
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  • The Touch Pad and Inside Controls are not Working on my Solera Awning. How do I Reset it?
    To reset the Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning part # LC517517 you will need to remove the upper motor cover of of the arm and there will be a connector there to take apart. With the cover still off plug it back in and try to operate it if it works put the cover back on. If it doesn't you will need to manually deploy the awning enough to get into the area behind the touch pad of the awning and undo the connectors there. There is a thin piece of plastic inside the channel that you remove...
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  • Solera Smart Arm Controller Troubleshooting
    I spoke with Lippert and their tech says this sounds like the controller on your Solera Smart Arm 12V Power RV Awning - 20' Wide - Programmable - Black Fade Item # LC517517 needs a hard reset. I've attached a picture of the hard reset instructions from the manual. The Tech said to hold lock button for 15 seconds instead of just 10 seconds as stated in the manual. If after hard resetting the controller you are still having issues you're going to want to remove the controller and check...
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  • Troubleshooting Solera Smart Arm Power Issues
    It sounds like you either have a lose connection or a just a bad controller. I would start by ensuring your wires are making full contact in the controller and the motor and that you don't have any cuts or damage in the wires along the way that could be causing a short. Check to see if there's power at the motor while pressing the extend or retract buttons to narrow down the issue to the controller or wiring between the motor and the controller. You'll need a minimum of 11.5v for the system...
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  • Inside Controls and Outside Touch Pad Not Working on Solera Smart Arm
    In that the inside and outside controls are not working on your Lippert/Solera # LC517517 Awning, that leads me to belived that the controller board is not working. I have attached directions for resetting the control board. If after hard resetting the controller you are still having issues you're going to want to remove the controller and check it and the wiring harness for moisture or corrosion. If you do find moisture or corrosion you'll need to replace the controller and wiring...
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  • Power Awning Arm Replacement for Dometic 8952001.400B on 5th Wheel Travel Trailer
    Unfortunately we do not carry any power awning replacement parts for the Dometic brand. If it turns out that you need to replace the entire power awning, you could use the Lippert # LC730492 complete awning sized 16 foot. If you need a different size or color just let me know for an updated recommendation.
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  • Awning For 24 Foot Cargo Trailer
    One choice would be the Solera # LCV000335300-334718 MANUAL awning, which is 20' long across the trailer and extends out 9'-8" in white. You would additionally need 3 Solera # LC715216 eight foot awning rails. You will need LaSalle Briston # 344270341411-1 Butyl Tape for the rail installation. You could add to this the Solera # LC362224 Screen Room. There are not solid wall sun rooms available. Another choice would be the Solera # LC517517 "Smart Arm" powered 20' wide awning. One...
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