Originally Posted by Markansas
I have a '68 tradewind with a carefree awning that need a whole new upper roller assemby as well as one extension arm. Does anybody know where I might be able to get these parts since carefree no longer carries parts for the older units? The roller assembly measures about 13' 8". Any input would be appreciated!
Unfortunately these parts will have to be salvaged. I can tell you the most commonly found parts will be the ones you have, the curved arms and brackets. Do your arms have the top plugs in them or are they open at the top? If you are missing those, I've read they can be fabricated but I've never seen them for sale.
Extension arms are hard to find but I believe you could get a tube and springs from another awning and perhaps make them work. A pair of tube end caps can be bought NOS from a dealer in the southwest. Pictures would help us get you sorted out.