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.
Disclaimer: Love Your RV! is an LCI brand ambassador and received this product free of charge for the review.
First, with the help of my lovely wife Anne, we install the 19-foot main front panel top piece into an existing groove on the awning roller tube.
Then I install both side panels. Installing the side panels involves screwing a pair of brackets onto the RV sidewalls and a couple of bungee straps to the undercarriage.
The front sidewall is 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.
Video Detailing the Solera Screen Room Install
Overall I’m pleased with the Solera screen room and plan to put the room to use this summer. I’ll be back with an update on how the room performed for us. Plans are in place to replace my worn out OEM awning fabric with brand new Solera replacement fabric. Stay tuned for that!