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Old 07-25-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Need Bottom Support Arms for Vintage Carefree Awning

One of the brackets that attaches to my 72 Tradewind (the black metal part that attaches the horizontal arm to the trailer) broke off after heavy winds and I need a replacement. On the other end the "hook" that attaches broke so there is no way to connect it to the awning. Also the arms never extended out far enough with out separating (coming apart). They keep the awning locked down so that in wind conditions the awning doesn't flap up and become a sail.
Anybody know where I can get these parts? Local RV dealer was a bust on this. Trailer's not here for me to take pictures now.

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Old 07-25-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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The factory ordered awings for this year are A&E or EZ Awn. Both had aluminum not black parts. New parts are probably not available. A black metal part to me suggests aftermarket. Also are you talking about the main arm or the secondary arm? It would really help to know the make. Maybe somebody else will have an idea.

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Awning on Tradewind

It is a Carefree Awning, was probably added a few years after trailer was made. The bracket that holds the left curved arm, where it mounts to the trailer is broken and then one the horizontal arms that lock it in place where there is a hook is broken, the hook attaches to the roller.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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RichHog, I might have something. Just PM'd you.
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