The manual one (1983-ish) was a complicated affair that required standing on tiptoes while balanced on the bumper or step as part of the deploy or stow process.
Give me press-and-hold this button for 30-40 seconds any day!
Re-charging the battery beats keeping track of the pins and locking everything in place.
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck
Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!