manual awnings would would work for most people. they are stronger and more adjustable. i can see an older person with a basement model coach needing an electric but i think you lose a little with an electric. i was thinking maybe in the case of these jacks and their position, maybe a deflector between the tire and the jack to divert some of the water headin their way in wet conditions. that housing wasnt really made for that location. back in the day with the old A and E electric jacks, water and dirt was their downfall and ushered in the hydraulics. Im with you on the level ups...thats a lot of faith in a company with a dubious track record. i wait a few years now before i sign on to new products. thats something new products have taught me to do. R and D used to be 3 or 4 years. now with computer modeling...3 or 4 monthes maybe??
dont know why the huge rush to market with an unrefined product. these level ups have taken a while to straighten out. not sure if they are there yet.