Texas has the following requirements for trailers.
- Trailers must be registered with your county tax assessor just like your automobile.
- If the gross weight of the vessel and trailer exceeds 4,500 pounds, the trailer must be equipped with brakes.
- Trailers must have proper lighting, including turn signals and tail and brake lights. All trailer lights must be maintained in an operable condition.
- Trailers must be connected to the towing vehicle by a set of safety chains or a cable of sufficient strength to maintain connection under all conditions.