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Pioneer Endcap Upgrade Kit - Polar White

Catalog Item # 54527
$95.99   SAVE $25.44 (26%)
Freight: $12.00
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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)

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Reviewed by 7 customers


Excellent upgrade - with exceptions.

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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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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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