The awning is defiantly a 2 person job. I cannot deny that. But its only a 5 minute 2 person job. I debated this awning for a long time and just coulndt justify shelling out $500+ for something permanant. With that said, since you have it, use it. It gets way easier every time you set up.
This pictures are from my trial run with the awning.
After that trip, I installed small coat hooks right below the latches in each corner. The metal rod then rests right in the hook. To secure it I got some velcro tape I wrap around the rod and hook. Ends up being pretty strong. I installed hooks on either side of the camper so depending on the orientation of where I am camping I can use it on either side.
That is the other corner/leg attachment. Throw some guy lines down if it is breezy and you are good to go.
I like the awning cause the top is reflective and is seems to help. I also like the dome shape so there is no pooling in the rain.
My 2 cents. Hope that helps!
Ahh, why not one more shot since I like showing off my rig.