awning spring replacement, company defunct


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Can anybody help me find a Left Hand Spring Assembly replacement part (part number 1636-08) for a Carter Shades Jiffy Shade II? My father-in-law needs this RV awning part; he was given a run-around to find a supplier of this brand of awning. "Carter Shades" seems to be out of business, and a few other places he called and was referred to were also out of business. :(
The LH spring (single spring on 36" wide awning) is broken, although at this time, he has not taken the unit apart/off of the motorhome.
:question: Any help, are there generic parts (I have searched online), or does he have to buy an entire new shade?