So, here in about a month, I am (or was) planning on towing a 5x8 uhaul cargo trailer from Denver, CO to Oakland, CA... At first research, it appeared that the capacity of my 2007 Forester 2.5L 4 cyl automatic was 2,400 lb, but after further research, it is sounding like anything over 1,000 lb (and the trailer itself weighs 900 lb) would need a trailer with trailer brakes. I know some of the bigger trailers come with hydraulic surge brakes, but I am having trouble finding any info on if the smaller cargo trailers have the brakes that it sounds like I would need to safely make this trip. I called uhaul and talked to 3 people, none of which could give me any kind of answer about which, if any, brakes the 5x8 trailer has. They kept mentioning the 'brake controller' which would lead me to assume that there is some sort of brakes on the smaller trailers, but I couldn't get any specific info about the brakes themselves...I also have read horror stories about catastrophic accidents because a trailer weighed too much for a car. I am kind of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, and would be greatly appreciative of any tips or help!