I have a popup camper so I am looking at the freedom wall mount awning. The smallest one they have to 8', still not sure if this is the size of the enclosure or the size of the fabric. Either way the legs of the awning will be wider then the base of the camper. The awning comes with 2 brackets that are connected to the bottom of the camper to support the legs, but one leg will extend past the base. Does anyone have this awning? Do you just use one leg in a carport position? Are the legs long enough to reach the ground? I ask if they are long enough because I have a Fiami awning on the rear and those legs don't even come close to use in the carport position.
We have been using our Shademaker Supreme 8' Bag Awning for 4 years. Don't use it all the time because we tend not to stay more than one day in any one place so don't put it up unless we are staying longer or need it for the short stay. No problem normally with the roof supporting it, we have went through some pretty high winds and the only problem is it can be noise. The flapping noise kind of gets directed up and in the window. We do lower it and add extra straps when there is wind forecasted. We normally get by with just the stakes through the loops on the bottom of the legs. Depending on our setup or how bad the wind is we either put extra stakes in the ground or use the chains on the side of the truck to add 1" straps for extra wind security.
We put awning rails on both sides of the camper so we can setup either way. Because we have seen bag awnings get moldy when left on the side of the camper and leak some water into the bag, we remove it and store it inside the camper while on the road. I mounted a couple of ball bungies on the ceiling along the side and tie it to the ceiling when we are setup and don't want the awning on. The same ball bungies lopp over the lift pipes when the top is down and holds the bag to the side so it doesn't slide around, one end up in the bed area the other on top of the back cabinet.