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Carefree RV Awnings

Carefree Pioneer Awning Arms - Manual Crank

Pioneer Lite Awning Arms Pioneer Lite Crank Arm

The Carefree Pioneer and Pioneer Lite manual awnings are the easiest full size patio awnings to operate. No need to worry about unlocking travel locks or spring mechanisms with this awning. To open the Pioneer, simply turn the hand crank. Once it's fully open, slide the single track slider arm up to the roller and tighten the rafter knobs. Now you can raise the roller with the lift handles to any desired pitch. It's that simple.

Convert your existing awning...

If you have a Carefree Spirit, Fiesta, or Simplicity patio awning in good shape (and made after 1997), you may purchase the Pioneer Manual Upgrade Kit. Your springs will be replaced with the crank mechanism. Available in white or black finish to match any arm color. NOTE: Telescoping crank handle sold separately.

An A&E awning with good roller tube and fabric may be used with a new set of Pioneer Lite Awning arms which come equipped with the cranking mechanism and telescoping crank handle.

Or purchase new...

Pioneer Lite arms have all the features and benefits of the Pioneer but in a more economical, lightweight design. Purchase either to replace old or damaged arms or for a new installation. For additional information, warranty information, color samples and  hardware selection information, please visit the Carefree RV Awnings Website. Click on the type of vehicle, then click on Patio Awnings. This will open a new browser window. Simply close the new window to return here. Note: Awning rail is not included.

Operational Information...

Once the Awning is deployed, backwind the crank to make your canopy as tight as a drum. There's never a need to re-tension your canopy. In breezy conditions, the worm gear mechanism will not allow your roller to unwind. When finished using your awning, lower the roller tube, loosen the rafter knobs and slide the rafter arms to the closed position. Just turn the hand crank in the opposite direction until the roller is tight against the coach and you're ready for travel. That's it. There are no locks or straps to fuss with to prevent billowing in transit. The crank assembly automatically locks the roller in place. Available in all fabric styles and colors including Carefree's patented no leak Alumaguard or Uniguard.


  • Billow Proof
  • No locks to fuss with
  • Crank mechanism ensures taut canopy
  • Single track slider
  • Simple operation
  • Light weight

Arms are for RVs with straight sides and height of 68"-81" (awning rail to floorline).

Carefree Pioneer Awning Arms - How to Order

Please order online below. For questions or phone ordering, our telephone lines ( Toll Free 1-800-755-4775 ) are Open 7am to 7:30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, (Central Time) Sale Prices Shown are Valid Until 04/28/17.

Complete Parts Catalog Awnings & Screen Rooms Index Shipping Info Return Policy About PPL
Stock # Item Description Price Qty Order
Items Presented Above
26-2938 PIONEER UNIVERSAL HARDWARE WHIT...Regularly $547.50  On Sale for Only $340.78
Manufacturer #s: 00-2869, 971501WHT
26-2936 PIONEER UNIVERSAL HARDWARE BLACK...Regularly $515.99  On Sale for Only $340.78
Manufacturer #s: 00-2939, 971601
26-2937 PIONEER UNIVERSAL HARDWARE SATIN...Regularly $515.99  On Sale for Only $340.78
Manufacturer #s: 00-7412, 971001
26-0193 PIONEER LITE UNIVERSAL HARDWARE WHITE...Regularly $349.99  On Sale for Only $249.98
Manufacturer #s: 00-4505, 811501WHT
26-0254 PIONEER LITE UNIVERSAL HARDWARE BLACK...Regularly $349.99  On Sale for Only $221.73
Manufacturer #s: 00-4506, 811601
25-2487 PIONEER ENDCAP UPGRADE KIT W/CRANK MECHANISM - WHITE...Regularly $95.99  On Sale for Only $79.99
Manufacturer #s: 00-2866, 850001
25-2488 PIONEER ENDCAP UPGRADE KIT W/CRANK MECHANISM - BLACK...Regularly $95.99  On Sale for Only $79.99
Manufacturer #s: 00-2867, 850001BLK
25-2489 TELESCOPING HAND CRANK FOR CAREFREE PIONEER AWNINGS...Regularly $71.99  On Sale for Only $59.99
Manufacturer #s: 00-6465, R001546-RP
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26-2695 AWNING BUDDY - HOLDS FABRIC TIGHT IN WIND - 12IN CONTACT...Regularly $16.76  On Sale for Only $11.97
Manufacturer #s: 01-0942, A30-0300


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