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Old 05-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Solera Awning

Hi. is it just me, or are the awnings sold with some trailers next to useless? We picked up our new trailer a month ago and it has a Solera Awning on it. During the "5 cent tour" our salesman made it very clear that "this awning will not stand up to some of the stronger winds that your old carefree spirit awning would". I believe he suggested no winds at all?
He didn't roll it out there but i did when we got home.

I'm glad i didn't buy deflappers as I don't know where they would attach on the frame. Also, I don't know how to "tighten" up the fabric once is rolled out. So far I only do 2 things to roll it out. flip the lever on the end and pull. am I missing a step that tightens the fabric up some?
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Hi. is it just me, or are the awnings sold with some trailers next to useless? When we picked out new trailer a month agoand it has a Solera Awning on it. During the "5 cent tour" our salesman made it very clear that "this awning will not stand up to some of the stronger winds that your old carefree spirit awning would".
He didn't roll it out there but i did when we got home.

I'm glad i didn't buy deflappers as I don't know where they would attach on the frame. Also, I don't know how to "tighten" up the fabric once is rolled out. So far I only do 2 things to roll it out. flip the lever on the end and pull. am I missing a step that tightens the fabric up some?
You need a set of awning poles to tighten it up......
Pm oldcoot as he has previously made them for carefree awnings but not an lci solera.
See if he's interested in helping you.

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You need a set of awning poles to tighten it up......
Pm oldcoot as he has previously made them for carefree awnings but not an lci solera.
See if he's interested in helping you.

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Would need close up pictures of the ends of the awning. Motor end and spring end and a few dimensions.
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thanks i will get some pictures. keep in mind it is not a power awning.
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thanks i will get some pictures. keep in mind it is not a power awning.
Please take pics of it deployed also.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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thanks i will get some pictures. keep in mind it is not a power awning.
Yes I see its not, but operates just like one.


http://www.lci1.com/pressroom/index....load=234:soler..
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