Upadate on Awning replacement:
The Carefree of Colorado awning arrived via UPS, it was in good shape.
My brother and I removed the old awning and installed the new awning. It only took us about 3 hours total. This was a first for both of us, my wife helped when threading the awning roll to the awning rail.
To sum the job up, it went really well and the awning looks great.
If I had to offer a helpful hint; apply WD-40 or teflon lubricant to the awning rail and the awning, it was a big help in getting the awning to slide smoothly in the rail.
I would highy recommend purchasing an awning from K.C. Trailer Service and Supply (Carefree of Colorado Simplicity Plus RV Awning 20' NEW | eBay
), based out of Oregon. I'm in no way affiliated with this company.
Also, I'm giving the old awning to a friend at church, who plans on repairing and placing on his house, in return, he's going to work on my generator - win/win!!
I saved approximately $800 plus dollars by not having an RV dealer order/perform this task.
Thanks again to all, much appreciated.