Camping-trailer

  • US 3,325,206 A
  • Filed: 05/07/1965
  • Issued: 06/13/1967
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/1965
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A MOBILE COLLAPSIBLE CAMPING TRAILER COMPRISING, A GENERALLY SYMMETRICALLY SHAPED BODY STRUCTURE HAVING A FRONT WALL, A REAR WALL, AND OPPOSED LONGITUDINALLY EXTENDING SIDE WALLS, A PLURALITY OF GROUND-ENGAGING WHEELS SUPPORTING SAID BODY STRUCTURE FOR FORE AND AFT TRAVEL, A GENERALLY RECTANGULAR-SHAPED RIGID ROOF SECTION HAVING A LONGITUDINAL EDGE THEREOF HINGEDLY CONNECTED WITH ONE OF SAID SIDE WALLS OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE FOR SWINGING MOVEMENT BETWEEN ERECT AND COLLAPSED POSITIONS, SAID RIGID ROOF SECTION WHEN IN THE COLLAPSED POSITION ENGAGING THE BODY STRUCTURE AND SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETELY CONVERGING THE UPPER SURFACE THEREOF, AND WHEN THE ERECT POSITION BEING DISPOSED IN SLIGHTLY OBLIQUE RELATION WITH RESPECT TO THE VERTICAL WHEREBY SAID ROOF SECTION OVERLIES A MINOR PORTION OF THE UPPER SURFACE OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE, A PAIR OF LONGITUDINALLY SPACED-APART ARMS, EACH EXTENDING BETWEEN AND PIVOTALLY CONNECTED TO ONE OF SAID FRONT AND REAR WALLS OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE, AND SAID ROOF SECTION FOR SUPPORTING THE LATTER IN THE ERECT POSITION. A FLEXIBLE COVER MEMBER HAVING A LONGITUDINAL EDGE SECURED TO THE FREE LONGITUDINAL EDGE OF THE RIGID ROOF SECTION AND TO THE OPPOSED END PORTIONS THEREOF, SAID FLEXIBLE COVER MEMBER BEING MOVABLE BETWEEN A COLLAPSED POSITION AND AN ERECT POSITION, AND WHEN IN THE COLLAPSED POSITION BEING STORABLE WITHIN THE BODY STRUCTURE, RELEASABLE ATTACHMENT MEANS ON THE UNHINGED SIDE WALL OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE AND ON AN EDGE PORTION OF SAID FLEXIBLE COVER MEMBER FOR DETACHABLY CONNECTING SAID BODY STRUCTURE AND COVER MEMBER TOGETHER, A U-SHAPED SUPPORT MEMBER HAVING TERMINAL PORTIONS THEREOF PIVOTALLY CONNECTED WITH THE RESPECTIVE FRONT AND REAR WALLS OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE FOR PIVOTAL MOVEMENT BETWEEN A COLLAPSED AND ERECT POSITION, SAID U-SHAPED SUPPORT MEMBER WHEN IN THE ERECT POSITION PROJECTING UPWARDLY TO ENGAGE THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FLEXIBLE MEMBER TO TENSION THE SAME, THE VOLUMETRIC SPACE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE BODY STRUCTURE, THE ROOF SECTION AND THE FLEXIBLE MEMBER WHEN IN THE ERECT POSITION BEING SUFFICIENT TO ACCCOMMODATE A PLURALITY OF OCCUPANTS IN A STANDING POSITION, A PLURALITY OF LEVELING AND SUPPORTING MECHANISMS EACH COMPRISING AN INNER LEG ELEMENT AND AN OUTER LEG ELEMENT INTERCONNECTED TOGETHER IN TELESCOPING RELATION, SAID INNER LEG ELEMENT BEING PIVOTALLY CONNECTED TO THE UNDER SURFACE OF SAID BODY STRUCTURE AND SAID OUTER LEG ELEMENT BEING ENGAGEABLE WITH THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND, SAID OUTER LEG ELEMENT HAVING AN ANGULATED UPPER END DEFINING A LOCKING SURFACE, AND AN ANNULAR LOCKING ELEMENT AXIALLY SHIFTABLE ON SAID UPPER LEG ELEMENT AND ENGAGING THE LOCKING SURFACE ON SAID OUTER LEG ELEMENT FOR LOCKING THE LEG ELEMENTS IN AN ADJUSTED POSITION.

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