Most dealers installed carefree in70s. Henry Duda started manuf. the Zip=Dee awning in 1966
or 67 but far as I no he sold to indviduals at rallys & else where. I had one of first made when he worked out of his garage, he came out to farm with awning on roof of chrysler imperial and installed it. at The time I think he was pres. of Il. wbbci unit. His awnings were very well built, when I rolled my 30 ft. 3 mos. after awning was installed there was no damage to it period AS rolled compleatly over and back on wheels, but I can not say same for AS as was total loss. my 76 31ft. came with dealer installed carefree that I replaced several yrs.ago with zip=dee. As far as I no awnings were not an option from fact. when I ordered 1966
AS as it was not offered as far as a&e awnings I believe they were not manf. until later at least I never heard of them. Maybe Inland Andy will wade in on this as to times & when AS started to offer awnings as options as he is Guru of AS.