Goshen, Ind.—Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) continues to receive positive feedback from OEMs and dealers regarding its Solera™ Awnings. Assembled entirely in Elkhart County, Indiana, the Solera Awning is an example of LCI’s vertically integrated production capabilities, with certain parts created in their Indiana-based aluminum extrusion plant. Over 40 recreational vehicle OEMs now install the LCI Solera awning as standard or optional equipment.
“OEMs are reporting several benefits of our Solera awning,” said Lippert Vice President of Sales Andy Murray. “For example, Solera awnings are engineered to hold up against the elements. The fabric is cold crack protected to below zero temps and is of a high tensile strength. Our fabrics are also universal in style to drastically reduce SKU management and meet fire proof ratings under the FR302 and NFPA-701 standards.”
Josh Miller, product manager for Keystone Sprinter, had good things to say about the powered Solera awning, which is now standard on his brand. “Lippert’s awning can adjust on either side easier than the competition with a friction joint that enables the camper to shed rainwater left or right depending on the campsite.”
“The awning we previously used from another supplier didn’t have the manual override capability that Solera does,” continued Miller. He added that Solera awnings feature a patent-pending, easy to access and operate, industry-first, override system. In case of a power failure, all it takes is a power drill to retract or expand the awning.
Solera Awnings have caught the attention of RV consumers as well, thanks to Lippert’s Mobile Outfitters aftermarket division.
“Solera awnings have an easy ‘plug-and-play’ upgrade from manual to power,” said Mobile Outfitters’ General Manager Steve Paul. “There is no need to disassemble the awning to install a motor, and there’s no change out of adjustable arms when upgrading to a power awning. These design features make Solera a popular seller among our network of dealers and distributors.”
About Lippert Components
Lippert Components and Kinro, Inc., its sister company, subsidiaries of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE:DW), are industry leaders in a broad line of products dedicated to improving the mobile lifestyle. LCI and Kinro supply a broad array of components for RVs, manufactured homes, modular housing, truck caps and buses, as well as for trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment and other cargo, including chassis, fabricated steel chassis parts, slide-out mechanisms, axles, upholstered furniture, mattresses, windows, doors, leveling and stabilization equipment, suspension enhancement products, electronics, thermoformed products and aluminum extrusion products.
Contact: Lippert Components, Inc. 2703 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana, 46528