Manual is simple and very quiet
After having my lift motor burn out after about 40 lifts, and being told by many reliable sources that all the motors have short lives, I replaced my electric lift with a manual lift. For about six months, I was using an 18V hand drill after the lift motor failed. This worked great until the nut on the winch that is used with a hand drill (or god forbid, winch handle) rounded up.
The manual winch is very quiet, took about 2 hours to install, lift the top very quickly, doesn't need a battery, or much physical strength.
2013 Flagstaff 228D
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7l