We are going to pick up a 16' long awning this weekend, some 1.5 hours away. Obviously this poses some logistical problems with a bed only 8' long! Was thinking of making a ladder rack from some 2X4's I have in the garage. Plan is to rest one end of the awning wrapped in blankets on the truck cab roof and install some boards into the bed rail slots fashioned like a ladder rack in the rear of the bed. Tie down the awning to the bed and also the makeshift rack. Done this before? Any pointers? The awning is fairly heavy.