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Pioneer Endcap Upgrade Kit - Polar White

Catalog Item # 54527
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Convert your existing spring loaded Carefree Spirit, Fiesta or Simplicity awning to simple manual crank operation.
The Pioneer Endcap upgrade Kit and Telescoping Crank Handle will replace your existing springs at a fraction of the price of new springs, while making your awning much easier to operate. There is no need to ever fuss with travel locks, spring locks or pull straps again. Gain complete control of your awning at all times by not having to fight spring tension while opening or closing your awning. Endcaps are available in white or black finish to match any awning arm color. Crank handle sold separately.


  • The Pioneer Upgrade Kit is a more cost effective way to replace worn out or broken springs (less money and less labor involved).
  • Eliminates 3 major steps in the awning setup process. No need to unlock travel/storage locks, unlock spring assembly or search for your pull strap to open awning. Simply start turning the crank to open and close the awning. The rest sets up the same as your original spring loaded awning.
  • No need for travel locks to prevent billowing in transit. The worm gear automatically ensures the roller is locked in place wherever you stop the awning.
  • No need to re-tension your awning canopy on breezy days. The worm gear locks the roller in place and will not slip, always ensuring a taut canopy.
  • Telescoping crank handle (sold separately) for easy storage.
  • Simple installation.

Technical Specs

Tech Specs

Weight: 5 lbs.


Manufacturer: Carefree Of Colorado

Mfg Part #: 850001

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Pioneer Endcap Upgrade Kit - Polar White: Customer Reviews

Camper's Choice Rating

(5 Based on 7 Reviews)

Ease of operation (1)
Easy to put up (1)

Reviewed by 7 customers


Excellent upgrade - with exceptions.

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
January 12, 2012
I purchased this product so that I could stop going up and down a ladder to release the tie down straps. Unfortunatly I have a Dometic awning and this product is for a Carefree. Much to my surprise this product will not fit the arms of the Carefree awning nor will it fit over the awning tube of the Carefree awning. In order to make the modification I had to purchase new vertical arms and modify the roller tube to make the system work on my coach. In both I was successful and the now modified system works perfectly.
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Pioneer endcap upgrade

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February 28, 2012
This upgrade is a great addition to my RV awning. The instructions are clear and easy to perform. My awning is now easier to use and rolls out and in evenly and remains taunt. Great product!!!
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Pioneer End cap Conversion Kit

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April 02, 2013
This works great! After years of replacing springs and still having to push the awning up, all I have to do now is crank it. Installation was simple Just be careful of the spring tension (unless iyou are sure it is broken.)
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pioneer endcap

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May 15, 2013
The installation took about 30 min., be careful of the old springs they are very dangerous when they come out. The endcaps installed easily and worked like a charm. It requires a bit of cranking to raise and lower but my 19 foot awning took 2 people before to get it rolled up. This is very easy to install with a bit of help and easy to use by just 1 person. Thumbs up.
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awning repaired

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September 05, 2013
Install was fast and easy, instructions easy to follow. Needed to drill 2 new screw holes on crank end. old unit only had 2. No more climbing the ladder to roll the awning up. Great buy and well worth the cost.
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Upgrade Kit Install

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November 01, 2013
The aft spring on my 2001 Carefree awning broke and I decided to install the upgrade kit. Never really liked the spring loaded wind/unwind original design, seemed to be glitchy at times, especially the lock/unlock mechanism. The install instructions were pretty thorough on the upgrade. The endcaps were easy to remove (will need square and phillips head screwdrivers). Also large vice grips for unwinding the spring are recommended for leverage when the encap clears the support tube. The new endcap fit was right on. The only hiccup was the new forward endcap, it was designed with three faster holes to the awning tube whereas the original had only two...had to drill three new holes in the tube. The new aft endcap had two holes that fit the original tube holes perfectly. The best part was the wind/unwind when the install was completed........worked like a charm.
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A great fix

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June 27, 2016
I ,like others, had broken springs and could not afford a new awning. I was tired of standing on a ladder and trying to roll up the awning then tying the awning down so it would not come undone while on the highway. This upgrade kit was easy to install. The one spring was a little hard to remove, but other than that it was a snap. You did have to drill three new holes installing the right side but was easy to line up and drill. The left side used the two holes that were already there. The ease of operation is beyond expectation. I wish I had heard of this much sooner. I would highly recommend this to anyone in need of this type of repair. Buy it, you'll be happy you did.
Pros: Ease of operation, Easy to put up
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Is this compatable with my A&E 8500-9000
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Will this work on an a&e 8500 awning?
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Can I use this for my broken Dometic awning Pleasure Way RV (manual crank gear broke).
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Have awning elite 9000, does it work?
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will this fit dometic
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I have a Faulkner awning.
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Will these fit a 2005 Dometic A&E Sunchaser 8500?
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Will it fit my A&E 9000?
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How long of an awning will this work on?
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Does it come with a crank handle?
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What kind of warranty comes with this product?
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Will this fit all Carefree awnings?
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Is this for one end? I need to replace both ends.
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