:question: I've lived in my RV (2001 Fleetwood Flair) for 3 years and my (now ex) boyfriend took care of the awning. I think it's a Carefree, but don't know how to tell. Now that he's gone, I'm lost. What is the name of the piece that you use the rod to pull on and unlock the awning for opening and closing? I'm currently using vice grips. Also, what are the silver, rectagluar pieces, near the top? What are they called and what are they supposed to do? Mine appear to be broken. Any and all advice is appreciated.