Carefree Pioneer Lite

Buy as a complete awning or simply change out your existing hardware.

If your current awning fabric and roller are in good condition, purchase the Pioneer Lite arm hardware. Your springs and current arms will be replaced with the Pioneer Lite arm hardware. The arm hardware includes a telescoping crank handle. Available in white or black finish.

The Carefree Pioneer Lite awning is simply 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 Lite, simply turn the hand crank. Once it's 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 no-leak Uniguard.


Manual Operation

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

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


  • Operation: Manual Crank
  • Roller Length: 12'-21' in one-foot increments (center arm to center arm)
  • Canopy max extension: 8' (standard)
  • Fabric: Vinyl, Acrylic or Polyweave (all colors)

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  • Uniguard (white or black)
  • Arm Lengths: Awning rail to floor line range of 68"-81"
  • Arm Width: 2.25"
  • Arms Weight: approx. 25 lbs
  • Arm color White or Black
  • Roller Pitch Drop: Fully adjustable as traditional spring-loaded patio awnings

Pioneer Lite Arm Set Includes: Two Arms, crank handle, and installation/owner's manual.