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Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery - Black Fade

Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery - Black Fade

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

Yes, if you:

  • Like to boondock and don’t want to drain your RV’s power supply
  • Want a powered awning that won’t get stuck if your RV loses power
  • Would like an awning that will extend and retract faster than most electric awnings

No, if you:

  • Think you might forget to re-charge the included battery
This battery-powered awning attaches to your RV to provide shelter from the sun and rain. It extends and retracts with the flip of a switch. Rain dump feature releases pooled water automatically. Easy installation - no need to wire into your RV. Lowest Prices for the best rv awnings from Lippert. Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery - Black Fade part number LC729486 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Lippert RV Awnings - LC729486

  • Complete Awning Kits
  • 16 Feet Wide
  • Black Fade
  • Powered
  • Extends 96 Inches
  • Lippert

This battery-powered awning attaches to your RV to provide shelter from the sun and rain. It extends and retracts with the flip of a switch. Rain dump feature releases pooled water automatically. Easy installation - no need to wire into your RV.


Features:

  • 18V Power RV awning provides shade and protection from the sun and rain
  • Powered awning extends and retracts quickly with the flip of a switch
    • Waterproof toggle switch located at base of awning arm for easy access
    • Manual override lets you operate the awning with a power drill (not included), if needed
  • Battery operation means no need to wire into your RV - no pull on RV power, no complicated install
    • Rechargeable battery operates 22-25 times between charges
    • 110V charge kit included
  • Auto rain dump releases water when it pools in the canopy
    • Awning arms automatically drop to release the pooled water and then return to their original position
  • Simple angle adjustment lets you stay shaded from the sun at different times of the day
    • Manually move arms to adjust awning pitch for perfect shade
  • 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: 18 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: 16' wide
    • Canopy (when awning is fully extended): 15' 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 18V awning dimensions

Battery-Powered Awning

Solera 18V internal awning battery

The Solera 18V Power awning provides shelter from the sun and inclement weather. A battery-charged motor conveniently extends and retracts the awning with the flip of a switch. The beauty of this awning is that you get a powered unit without the hassle of having to wire it to your RV's power supply. This also means that you don't have to deal with the added expense of paying a professional to install it. The battery pack comes inside the awning arm, so there's no wiring to connect internally. Everything comes ready to go.


Solera 18V battery pack

The rechargeable battery lets you deploy the awning 22 to 25 times between charges. A 110V charge kit is included. This AC adapter plugs into any 110V wall socket and connects to the battery pack built into the arm. There is no need to remove the battery pack from the arm to charge. A manual override allows you to extend and retract the awning using a power drill (not included) if the battery runs out of juice.


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 18V awning manual pitch adjustment


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!


Simple Installation

Solera 18V 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. To complete installation, just use the included self-tapping screws to secure the arms to the wall-mounted bracket. Because this awning is powered by the self-contained, rechargeable battery, no wiring is required.



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Customer Reviews

Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery - Black Fade - LC729486

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

This battery-powered awning attaches to your RV to provide shelter from the sun and rain. It extends and retracts with the flip of a switch. Rain dump feature releases pooled water automatically. Easy installation - no need to wire into your RV.

- LC730523
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


Super great quality, easy to install and works awesome!! Thank you Greg S for all your help, you did a great job getting me what i needed in my very short time frame!!


Comments
awesome! I was worried about the built in battery, well its been a year and ive only had to charge it a few times and just got the trailer out to use it and it was still charged!!!! Awes product and Damned happy with my purchase!!! Thank You again etrailer!!!!!!
Pat S - 05/17/2021


- LC729517
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


Jan. 3-2020 What a great company and staff. Thanks to hard the hard work you performed in my behalf. I had purchased a Solera 18 volt-20 ft awning package and had it shipped to Camping World in Minnesota. Somewhere along the way the 20 ft awning escaped from the delivery truck. I won't mention who the freight shipper is, but the awning is still on the loose. After many calls to the freight shipper and etrailer the staff decided to send me another awning to help me get on the road for an upcoming trip with my RV. Otherwise it would have ruined my trip. Thanks to everyone and I will continue to be a loyal purchaser of the many fine products the company sells. Hats off and a big salute!!! Thanks Dino P.S. I hope to post pictures after the awning has been installed. Hopefully it will be found and returned to E-Trailer


Comments
Its been a year since we had camping world install the Solara 20 ft awning. Its is beautiful and has held up well. this is the 18 volt model. I am very pleased with it, plus all the help from etrailer who made it all possible, oh yeah, plus the money we spent. :-. Thanks to etrailer.
Dino L - 01/05/2021


- LC730523
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


I have not been able to install my awning and cradle support yet. I'm giving 5 stars for the customer service I have received from the ordering process to receiving. There was a slight glitch (missing component) but was remedied quickly without hassle.



- LC730510
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


love the awning works great only complaint is the instrution manual is not very good we kinda had to wing it.



- LC730492
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


Easy to order, fair price, quick delivery. The new awning is a great update to our 20 year old trailer.



- LC730523
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


I love the awning, it is doing great!



- LC730492
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


It was easy to install, usage is easy with the battery power, however I would think the controls would be on the end where the door to my RV is not the other end, that's the only issue I have



- LC730523
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings


Please give call about parts.



- LC729517
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings




- LC729505
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Review from a similar Solera 18V Power in RV Awnings



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Ask the Experts about this Lippert RV Awnings

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    We do have a few options that you could consider in terms of a powered awning for your 2020 Forest River Boost XLR. In regard to the Thule awning, I really wish I could tell you which one you saw. Unfortunately we do not carry any powered Thule awnings at all, but I am more than happy to give you some excellent recommendations on the powered awnings we do carry. We offer awnings powered by an 18v rechargeable battery: Solera # LC729486 for black, and # LC730492 for white. We also offer...
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  • Replacement Powered Awning for a 2016 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailer
    We do offer powered awning kits that will fit your 2016 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite Travel Trailer and for that I recommend the Solera 18V Power RV Awning part # LC729486 for black fade or part # LC730492 for white fade. These awnings are 16' long, have battery powered operation so there is no drain on the trailer battery, and have a manual override feature if there were ever an issue with the power supply or the battery could not be charged. The kit also has a rain dump...
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  • Distance Between Support Arms of Solera 16 foot Power Awning LC729486
    The center line distance between the support arms of the Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery # LC729486 is 16 feet.
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  • Does Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16 Wide # LC729486 Come with Install Bracket
    The Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide # LC729486 that you are looking at will work great on your 2008 Winnebago Vista 30B as it does not come with install brackets and hardware. It basically will bolt right in place of what you have.
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  • Where To Install The Screws On A Solera 18V Power RV Awning
    The self-tapping screws that hold the Solera 18V Power RV Awning - 16' Wide - Rechargeable Battery - Black Fade # LC729486 to the RV just go directly throw the mounting holes on the arms into the sidewall of the RV.
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  • Picking Out Replacement Arms for Solera RV Awnings
    To order the correct Solera replacement arm size, simply measure the length of the wall-mount extrusion from top to bottom. Short styles will measure 61-1/2" and use part # LC295743 (single arm) or # LC351829 (pair) Pitched styles will measure 66-1/8" and use part # LC266169 (single arm) or # LC351825 (pair) Flat styles will measure 69" and use part # LC281154 (single arm) or # LC434727 (pair) All replacement arms can be used on both power and manual awnings.
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  • Recommended Awning For A 2004 Carriage Cameo F35CKQ
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  • Solera 18V Power RV Awning Options
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  • Awning Fabric Replacement For Dometic Sunchaser
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