I picked my bracket kit up as I was in OldCoot's area last year (and he will not ship to Canada). Great guy and a very nice product. The instructions include dimensional data for the poles. I made mine out of readily available PVC pipe stock with a drill and common hand tools.
For the OP, I assume the awning 'option' is pretty much installed on any units the dealer orders for stock. Not sure if Forest River has an option for a manual awning.
2014 Roo 233S
2011 Ford Econoline Club Wagon