My $.02 Electric breaks are worth the money, if you ever get a big sway while towing a little bump to the manual control will settle the trailer down nicely (probably not recomended for the inexpierenced). You will be fine towing home without ebrakes, but whenever you are towing with or without breaks, you should ALWAYS leave lots of room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Even with my breaks, my pup can push me around pretty good under heavy breaking. So please leave lots of room, dont let people behind you pressure you into going faster or following to close and always expect the unexpected. I think you are looking at a nice rig and for $2k it looks very clean, check the roof and floor for soft spots and the canvas for mold, after that all the rest is up to what you find when you inspect it. Enjoy your new rig, its all about building memories and getting back to nature... and have fun.