Carefree Pioneer

Quick, Easy, Manual Operation

Buy as a complete awning:

The Carefree Pioneer manual awning is the easiest full size patio awning 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 is 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.

For an exceptionally taut canopy, 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's 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.

Or convert your existing Carefree awning...

Change your existing Carefree Spirit, Fiesta or Simplicity patio awning to simple manual crank operation. If your current awning fabric and roller are in good condition, purchase the Pioneer End Cap Upgrade Kit. Your springs will be replaced with the crank mechanism. Telescoping Crank Handle sold separately. Available in white or black finish to match any arm color.


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

Manual Operation

No springs or travel locks to unlock. Just crank it out.

Pioneer manual upgrade kit

Replace your springs and convert your existing Carefree Spirit, Fiesta or Simplicity awning to easy operation.


  • Operation: Manual Crank
  • Roller Length: 8' - 21' in one foot increments (center arm to center arm)
  • Canopy max extension: 8' (standard)
  • Fabric: Vinyl, Acrylic or Polyweave (all colors)
    Click here to see Carefree patio awning fabric options.
  • Weatherguard: Vinyl (white or cream), Uniguard (satin, white or black) or Alumaguard (satin, white or black)
  • Arm Lengths: Awning rail to floor line range of 68" - 81".
  • Arm Width: 2.75"
  • Arms Weight: approx. 35 lbs.
  • Arm color: Satin, White or Black
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  • Roller Pitch Drop: Fully adjustable as traditional spring-loaded patio awnings.

Packaged Pioneer Arm Set Includes: Two Arms, gear assembly endcap and idler endcap, lag bolts and installation hardware, crank handle, and installation/owner's manual.

Packaged Pioneer End Cap Upgrade Kit Includes: Both left and right endcaps and installation/owner's manual. Telescoping Crank Handle sold separately.