The discounts for Fiamma Awnings greatly beat that of smaller companies like Aluminess. Our group buy was with a total of 15 people at one time and 10 additional at a later date due to custom sizes & colors. I paid 675 which included shipping and tax. I have a black 12' awning. Mine came with the standard brackets however I did not use them since it mounts to my rack with a custom mount that I Jerald Rigged.
I am interested in getting an aluminess group buy together also, but it seems like the savings vs hassle makes it better to just get them individualy. The cost of the bumpers had my last group split and most went to local fabricators/and road armor (why? I know) ... I am still holding out waiting for a good deal. PS PM me if you have a set to sell 2006 ford.