Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 545.409
Drawbars and Trailer Hitches; Saddle-mount Towing


The drawbar or other connection between a vehicle drawing another vehicle and the drawn vehicle:


must be strong enough to pull all weight drawn; and


may not exceed 15 feet between the vehicles except for a connection between two vehicles transporting poles, pipe, machinery, or other objects of structural nature that cannot readily be dismembered.


An operator drawing another vehicle and using a chain, rope, or cable to connect the vehicles shall display on the connection a white flag or cloth not less than 12 inches square.


A motor vehicle may not draw more than three motor vehicles attached to it by the triple saddle-mount method. In this subsection, “triple saddle-mount method” means the mounting of the front wheels of trailing vehicles on the bed of another vehicle while leaving the rear wheels only of the trailing vehicles in contact with the roadway.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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