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Old 07-10-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Carefree Awning - help please

Hello everyone,,

Does anyone has an idea about where can I find this part for my Carefree awning? Only the plastic cap is broken, I want to replace it. I appreciate any help.
I couldn't find what model or year my awning is.

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Old 07-10-2017, 09:26 PM   #2
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Does anyone has an idea about where can I find this part for my Carefree awning? Only the plastic cap is broken, I want to replace it. I appreciate any help.
I couldn't find what model or year my awning is.

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Is the other endcap intact? If so find someone to 3D print you up a new one. Ed
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Is the other endcap intact? If so find someone to 3D print you up a new one. Ed
Both cracked and broken. Is that the only way I can have these end caps?
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Both cracked and broken. Is that the only way I can have these end caps?
I just got a pair from http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com

Call them and send them a picture of what your looking for.

They just bought a bunch of used Airstream parts and have them at their new
Santa Fe warehouse . They will have to match them.

Your's look just like the ones I just got from them.

BTW have you figured out how to get them off the shaft ?
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Carefree pioneer ends?

I am considering trying to adapt current Carefree Pioneer crank ends to my tube and arms. these replace the end caps and springs and are available from Camping World and others for about $70 and replace both ends. they use a crank to open and lock closed and have no springs. The crank arm is extra. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ar-white/54527

According to measurements I have seen on line, the caps should fit over my existing tube and are secured with screws thru the outside. The big "IF" is: how to fit them to my arms. My vintage ends fit into the top of the arms and these fit over the top of the arms so I may have to do some adaptation, or they may actually fit with only a little modification. The price is cheap enough to try and I can always return them or sell them on Ebay if I decide I can't make it work.

I'll probably be working on this in a couple of months. Both plastic ends and springs are good on mine but the metal tube the spring shaft goes thru on the front end is broken so the spring just spins. If I can make this work my ends and springs will be on Airforums classifieds for others to use.
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Both cracked and broken. Is that the only way I can have these end caps?
No I haven't, it seemed like so hard. How should I do that? I thought it won't come out. I appreciate your help.
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I am considering trying to adapt current Carefree Pioneer crank ends to my tube and arms. these replace the end caps and springs and are available from Camping World and others for about $70 and replace both ends. they use a crank to open and lock closed and have no springs. The crank arm is extra. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ar-white/54527

According to measurements I have seen on line, the caps should fit over my existing tube and are secured with screws thru the outside. The big "IF" is: how to fit them to my arms. My vintage ends fit into the top of the arms and these fit over the top of the arms so I may have to do some adaptation, or they may actually fit with only a little modification. The price is cheap enough to try and I can always return them or sell them on Ebay if I decide I can't make it work.

I'll probably be working on this in a couple of months. Both plastic ends and springs are good on mine but the metal tube the spring shaft goes thru on the front end is broken so the spring just spins. If I can make this work my ends and springs will be on Airforums classifieds for others to use.
Do you have the same ends that I have, I would like to see what you do and of it works (I don't like the parts is white tho). If you decide to sell your old ones please let me know. I appreciate.
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Carefree replacement end caps are currently for sale in an ad on Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carefree-of...item2395a7a5b6
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Hello, thanks for the link but shouldn't be there screw holes on them? That's what mine has. Please see the picture attached. Thanks
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Carefree replacement end caps are currently for sale in an ad on Ebay

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Did your new parts work on your vintage arms? If yes does it work properly? Thanks
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Did your new parts work on your vintage arms? If yes does it work properly? Thanks
I just received them but won't have time to disassemble the arm springs for a few weeks. I figured for $10 it was a cheap gamble. Another ebay listing has the arm top plugs for about the same price

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carefree-90...YAAOSwFLBaT7hU
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I just received them but won't have time to disassemble the arm springs for a few weeks. I figured for $10 it was a cheap gamble. Another ebay listing has the arm top plugs for about the same price

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carefree-90...YAAOSwFLBaT7hU
Oh I have never seen this top caps before. Thank you I appreciate! So you haven't purchased the new parts (the one doesn't require the springs)?
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Oh I have never seen this top caps before. Thank you I appreciate! So you haven't purchased the new parts (the one doesn't require the springs)?
I am still trying to fix the original tube ends, but, the later crank end caps are still an option. I havn't worked on it over the winter. I have determined that my arms are for the standard size 70's trailer, so, I am shortening those to fit the Minuet and modifying the mounts. After that is complete I will get to the tube.

I will attempt to repair the original front end cap before I go to the newer style caps. As near as I can tell, the crank style caps are for a larger diameter tube so they will have to be shimmed to fit along with adapting them to fit the arms.

My end caps also have screws which I had not noticed. The crank caps are metal and screw thru the outside rim. It may be possible to cut the center out of the old caps and epoxy them onto the new to reinforce and provide screw reinforcement. I'll look into that.

The end caps fit on the end of the arms after the tube is installed. I have 2 originals that are shattered into fragments. It is mostly a cosmetic part, but, I have never seen them for sale before.
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I just went out and compared the new caps to the existing. Without disassembling the ends, they appear the same except for the holes and raised areas for the screws. On the back there are actually tabs at the 3rd points where the screws would be. My original front cap is good, but, the rear one has a tab broken off. I think I can reinforce this and drill the holes and it should work. They are very heavy plastic.

What is broken on my front end cap assembly is the metal housing the shaft goes thru between the cap and the arm. The arm connector is pinned at the end but with the housing broken it just spins and doesn't connect to the spring. I think I can drill and pin it at the base in front of the cap inboard of the break and it should work the same as original.
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