Solera RV Awning Screen Room Installation
In this video, I unbox and install a Solera RV awning screen room from LCI – Lippert Components Inc. The screen room attaches to the existing OEM RV awning. It’s designed to be a universal fit and can be attached to many different sizes and brands of awnings. I’ll be installing it on my 19′ Dometic 9100 power awning. First, with the help of my wife Anne, we install the 19-foot main front panel. Then I install both side panels.
Installing the side panels involves screwing a pair of brackets onto the RV sidewalls and bolting a couple of bungee straps to the undercarriage. The fronts are held in place by an adjustable strap around the awning roller tube and plastic zippers.
To hold the screen room bottom end on the ground metal, pegs are included in the kit. I found they didn't work well on the gravel campsite we are currently at so will use water jugs or sandbags instead.
The kit also contains extra mesh panels to be used as bottom skirting on the RV to stop bugs from getting in from underneath. The panels are clipped in place via plastic snaps that mount to the RV with 3M VHB tape.
After the room is set up I go through the various features and how things attach to the RV. The screen room creates a shaded, bug resistant area to enjoy the outdoors. The thin vinyl mesh shades the sun but still lets in air. It also provides a degree of privacy, most helpful in crowded RV parks.
Overall I'm pleased with the screen room and plan to put the room to use this summer. Stay tuned as I"ll be back with an update on how the room performed for us.
Disclaimer: Love Your RV! is an LCI brand ambassador and received this product free of charge for the review.
Link to Lippert Components for pricing and more information on the Solera Screen Rooms -
Interesting. I like those 50 penny commons they supply. At least it is easy to buy more at the local hardware store if you lose one.
It looks like more work to set up and down for us since we move somewhat often but pretty neat once you have it all put together.
I have been thinking about something like this for the front awning where the attachment remains on the roller and the screen zips on and off. Looks pretty easy to set up. Often the awning doesn't block sunlight from the front door area and help shade us and the RV .
Greg that’s the one we have and love it. The top part stays attached to your awning and bottom zips on and off easy setup. I have a very high awning so the top part is 3 feet even if I don’t put bottom part on it helps shade my door a little. They also make side panels you can buy but we didn’t get them, would be too much of hassle for us to put on with the awning being so high.
We are headed out *virus willing* for the summer soon. I think I will pick one up! Thanks for the mini review.
- Just had a summer storm squall come in with gusts of over 25 MPH hitting the room from the side. It was enough to make me drop the screen room.
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