Well...... after trying a local RV center for a quote to repair/replace the awning and awning support arms I was less than confident that they even had a clue what they were dealing with in regards to a Hi Lo.
That being said I immediately called Joel, who is the former Plant Manager of Hi Lo and has 30 years of experience. Joel explained that the awning AND all the hardware are custom made specifically for Hi Lo trailers and any attempts to install parts even from the same manufacturer would prove problematic.
Glad I didn’t waste my time AND money trying the other option lol.
Joel is very patient and extremely knowledgeable and consequently has saved me a lot of time, aggravation AND money.
I know his information is here on the site but just in case here it is again: https://hilotrailerparts.webs.com/