All, I just bought a 2004 Flagstaff 176SD LTD and I'm towing it with my '98 Subaru Outback!
The Subey pulls it fine, and to be honest the braking feels okay too, but the owner's manual says anything over 1000lbs needs to have electric brakes (I can tow up to 2000lbs WITH brakes). I'm wondering if it would even be worth it to install brakes, and if so, how costly it would be to install them, along with a brake controller in my car.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. FYI, responses do not have to be "per your owner's manual" or "safety" responses. I'm looking for real-life experiences, like "I pulled a 5th wheel with a Pinto with no electric brakes and never had an issue". Normal people and their experiences... as I've already read the safety manual.