I have wracked my brain around the towing numbers, GVWR, tongue weight, etc etc. And I CANNOT seem to get any straight answers anywhere! I have a 2016 Subaru Forester, rated to 1500 lbs towing (US). Which, by the way, is less than it's rated in EVERY SINGLE other country!! Owner's manual states trailer brakes are required for anything over 1000lbs. My trailer is about 1300 dry weight ('95 Jayco 1006), and I pack pretty light. The TV will usually have just me, or possibly me + one kid <100lbs. Most conventional advice says not to tow this trailer with that vehicle. Everyone says, "get a bigger vehicle". When I called my mechanic, he said he hadn't seen any Subarus ruined from towing at their capacity. The company also recently increased the warranty on the tranny to 100K. When I called the trailer specialist about putting brakes on, he was amazed I would consider putting brakes on anything under 2500-3000lbs (understanding what my TV was). When I look at the new Ascent, which has a 5000lb towing capacity, it has BASICALLY the SAME engine as my Forester. So.......given that I want to be safe, and would prefer not to buy another vehicle, do I take my chances? Rent a TV? (which seems nearly impossible, actually, to get something you are allowed to tow with). I camp maybe 8 weekends over the summer, and one longer trip. Most are within 50-70 miles of home (northern CA). Soooooo frustrated!!!