Glad you have found it helpful, Reese. The rack continues to be very useful.Great ideas for a general guide. Thanks for the writeup and photos.
I finally figured out a better way to mount my ARB awning, and it's so simple, it's no wonder it took me a while.
The ARB brackets are great, very stout and secure, but when mounting to the strut crossbars I was needing a spacer under them to raise them up a bit allowing clearance for the rear driver's side door to open up.
Finally I realized, rather than moving the bracket, why not just put some new holes in it? I drilled three 1/4" holes about 7/8" above the existing slots.
This puts the awning exactly where I want it to be, leaving enough clearance to open the door but still keeping a low profile.