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Old 10-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #15
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carefree awning Arms

It is labeled Carefree somewhere, maybe the front arm, or maybe it's the fabric. Here is a pic of the Awning on my last trip You can notice that the brace arm is down in the back and hidden in the front. The pic of the broken hook is what is supposed to latch it in place keeping it from flying up in the wind. The curved arms are fine it's the cross arms where I have problems. Back side tiltded down intentionally due to rain in Branson.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #16
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Here is a better photo from the side you can see the arms are against the trailer not bracing the curved arms.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:38 PM   #17
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:34 AM   #18
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Hey Richhog,

Judging from your photographs I'd say your awning is much newer than anything I have with curved arms (Makes me feel kinda Old...Oops I mean Vintage right now ).

I spent some time looking through the Carefree site diagrams last night and did not fine anything like yours in their current, or discontinued model line.

I was able to find a Brace Hook reference for Carefree's Sunfree model awning on PPL 's website. In their online parts catalog there is a sketch there that looks similar to the partial hook picture you posted last night, but I am not certain it's an exact match.

You may want to give them a call, or go by if they are close to you.

www.pplmotorhomes.com

I tried to post a link to the actual page, but it comes up as an invalid link.

Look under the parts tab for Carefree Awnings, Sunfree Model. There is a tab at the top of the parts list that will open up a diagram sheet.


Maybe someone else here has the same model you have and can offer some insight.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-29-2009, 08:47 AM   #19
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Make sure that you end up with the same number of thumbs after the swap as before. Those springs are dangerous.
You mean like this?[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/MARSHA%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG]

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1241971561


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Yes...Just like that. OUCH!!!

Do you think those fan-dangled shiney ear wax catchers of yours could be used as thumb protectors when needed?

If so I will take a set.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #21
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Carefree awning Arms

The photos on the forum home page has a 75TW with the exact same awning as mine. From the photos it looks like the arms hook at about the 8:00 position somehow into the arms
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:55 PM   #22
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Here's a shot of the cross arm-bottom as it is folded inside the outer curved arm where it latches, then the metal top bracket and then the top of the roller/corner. I thought the hook on the brace would latch at the top but it doesn't reach.
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Hi- We have a 14' carefree awning roll tube and various arms and brackets that we are not going to use....
Anyone interested drop us a line.
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Carefree awning Hook

I'm looking for a set of the cross arms that lock the awning in place. The hooks are broken on mine that look like this and attach to the cross arms

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Carefree End Cap replacement

I don't want to reinvent the wheel but does anyone have any advice on how to replace the end caps and an older Carefree awning. Mine are broken and I have not figured out an easy way to get the plastic cap off of the end shaft.
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I've usually just replaced the shaft. By the time the plastic caps fall apart, the springs are on their way out, too. You can get the whole thing from any place that sells Carefree/Dometic/A&E awnings.
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I don't want to reinvent the wheel but does anyone have any advice on how to replace the end caps and an older Carefree awning. Mine are broken and I have not figured out an easy way to get the plastic cap off of the end shaft.
If they're broken then getting them off is the easy part.

As for getting the new caps installed I've used several techniques.

I was able to snap the new cap over the keeper flanges one time. This was because the white nylon/plastic ring the cap rolls on was missing and things were a bit sloppy. Another time we simply enlarged the new cap center hole just enough to allow it to snap in place.

I'm sure there are other methods but this is what worked for me in the past. Note that the only replacement caps I've ever found attach with perimeter rivets instead of being screwed on from the ends.

A few words of caution. Is the awning disassembled and has the spring tension been relieved? A tensioned awning torsion spring is capable of causing serious injury and can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Anyone not familiar with them should seek help from a knowledgeable source.

Best of luck,

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Mine has little spring tension left in it but it does help it roll back up. I think the end caps on the arms on mine is all metal and the hooks just broke off so
I'm looking for the complete cross-brace assembly.
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