insert the gutter slides (walmart or amazon, $5) into the c-channel. Install the s-hooks that came with the slides with the tarp side out. Pick your tarp size based on the length of your c-channels. Space the hooks to match the tarp's reinforced eyelets (I used a silver tarp for heat deflection - amazon $16). Tarp should be hanging down. Place the exposed ends of the telescoping poles (amazon $40) through the eyelets on the side edges of the tarp (more eyelets = more adjustable awning depth). place the rubber cap on the pole end down the tarp for retention. Tie 10-12 feet of nylon rope (walmart $4) to each of the pole ends. adjust the poles height to stand on the ground or seat into positions on the camper's side. Tie the ropes to the ground in opposite directions, to the side to remove sag in the tarp. You can adjust the poles to uneven lengths to create angles for run-off. The poles have over 8 feet of maximum length. In the event of an impending storm, remove the poles and use them to push the tarp off of the hooks. Yeah, I'm cheap, but it works!