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Old 09-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Carter Awning brace replacement?

On my 1991 Holiday Rambler Alumi Lite I have a Carter awning. There is nothing wrong with the system, it works OK. However, I am getting older and now have a very hard time locking/unlocking the folding braces. To lock the braces in place, you need to push up at the elbow until the spring type locking pin engages, then to fold it, you have to push the pin into the body of the brace until in unlocks. It is a Carter Mark VI system, and yes I know that this company is long gone. What I am wondering, can any of the extending locking braces from other makes replaces the folding braces. Sure would make life easier. Anybody have any experience with Carter Awnings?

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I don't remember anything specific about them, but I can tell you that the center rafters are pretty generic as far as what they do. Obvious differences in how they attach at each end, but I don't think it would be that hard to swap to a different manf.?
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Sort of hard to tell without seeing it...

If you post some pictures of the awning fully deployed we might be able to make some suggestions.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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Yes, that is my problem. I have tried to look at drawings online, but nothing gives me enough details. To get this done, in seems I am going to have to call in a RV awning professional. I am not all that anxious to do that, as most of us vintage owners like to do our own projects. This is not a top issue, I can still put out the awning, just getting harder for me. Thanks for the responses.
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