handbuilder: Actually, I don't want to discourage anyone about the awning. While the initial setup was not as easy as I had hoped, I think that it will be easier once I get all the set up "kinks" out. I agree with LM that it may take 2 people to easily set it up. I know that if you are of a very short stature as my DW then it would be very difficult to manage the setup alone as it has a very high peak.
I can see this as being a real extension of the camper's living space. I can accommodate additional family members with outside sleeping arrangements (with a ground cloth and cots). With the addition a solid underpinning panel fabricated out of a cheap plastic tarp to keep down the cold drafts, it will be nice during early spring late fall camping as well. The EZ UP canopy still works as an option for me over the picnic table area.
Again, I was very impressed with it after we got it set it up.
LM: Once again, I appreciate your response. You route the "socket pocket" out from under the overhang and over the front of the corner plate (This should eliminate the "bunching" of the material to fit.)? Did you run a small strip over the surface of the corner plate to help secure and support the "pocket" before reattaching to sides of the awning for the side's vertical runs?
I know that I am going to have to play a bit more with the installation on this one. I wasn't all impressed with our dealer's tech as he simply "threw up his hands" on showing it to us and more or less told us to go out and get a cheap EZ UP.