In my RT RS the crank clips onto the sofa/bed brace about 18" from the floor with two neoprene clips. Very convenient, out of the way, no rattling. The center support (2-Piece) came held in the same place by two velcro straps wrapped around the brace and the crank. I have never used it so it stays home in a closet with passenger seats 3 & 4. As others do, we use the awning not only for shade, but for rainy days, bugs, etc dropping from trees and to keep the dew off the bikes, chairs, etc over night. Anything above a comfortable breeze, though, up it goes. That has only happened twice in four years.
2010 RT RS Adventurous 3500