What year? Probably hydraulic. Even with the noodles on it it shouldn’t get stuck.
BTW, why did you put it in because of a storm. Just leave it out, they are weather reaistant.
2012 Georgetown XL 350TS, Hellwig front/rear sway bars, Sumo Springs, Blue OX True Center steering damper
2013 Ford Explorer LTD toad, Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP><Tow Brake
Better to have a bad day of camping than a good day at work!