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Old 08-19-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me the physical difference between the #6 and #7 arms made by Carefree? I have one off a 1971 AS and wonder if the only difference was length for the one used on a 1968 AS.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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can anyone tell me how to replace the fabric? I want to know how to disarm the spring. thanks Mike
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Does this help?

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Gary do I have to take the spring apart to replace the fabric? yes this helps thanks Mike
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I've never replaced fabric. Maybe someone who has will add a post.

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Gary do I have to take the spring apart to replace the fabric? yes this helps thanks Mike

Mike,

You don't take the springs apart but they do need to be removed from the roll tube. Here's a post outlining some steps for replacement that may help.

Carefree Awning assembly? - Airstream Forums

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I think the difference in the arms may be due to the changes in the early and late model airstreams. Around '69 or 70 the vista view windows showed up causing the awning rail to be moved up. requiring longer arm/different profile?

just a guess.
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I think the difference in the arms may be due to the changes in the early and late model airstreams. Around '69 or 70 the vista view windows showed up causing the awning rail to be moved up. requiring longer arm/different profile?

just a guess.
Carefree has always said that "Airstream" puts the awning rails in the wrong place.

I wonder why other awning manufacturers don't claim that about Airstream?

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