Does this look right?pic 1 here is another. It just didn't look right. I don't think I could change even if I wanted to. Maybe it's good the bracket isn't against the rubber roof, It's just hanging there by the bolts.
Thanks for explaining how it goes together. When I bought the new to me trailer the bottom brackets were tilted out almost 30 degrees and the bolts were stripped out. It looked like the installer put the arm stop one hole to long. Even though the top brackets looked ok, I just wanted to make sure they did not the cause the problem with the lower brackets. I've got dowels in the stripped out holes and I will drill and mount the lower brackets, pull the upper bolts one at a time put some Dicor on the threads and be good to go.
Having instaleed hundreds of awnings, this is an acceptable and widely used method of installing a awning. You have nothing to worry about. The only concern that may pop up is, hopefully the lag bolts used were applied with a sealant before installation to avoid them leaking.
The BOLTS are what secure the top bracket. The awning is NOT being supported by those 2 brackets. The awning rail holds the fabric and tube. The end top brackets hold the top in place. The BOTTOM brackets support the weight of the arms. What you have is a correct install. Doug