Swing away hitch assembly for a trailer and method of manufacturing same

  • US 5,503,423 A
  • Filed: 06/14/1994
  • Issued: 04/02/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/14/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A trailer hitch comprising:

  • a base member, having a rear end adapted to be secured to a trailer and a front end projecting forward with respect to said trailer;

    a pivoting arm, having a front end adapted to be secured to a hitch and having at least two holes therethrough;

    at least one support plate for supporting said pivoting arm relative to said base member, said support plate having at least two holes therethrough aligning with said holes in the pivoting arm;

    at least one securing sleeve, extending through said holes in said pivoting arm and said support plate, for securing said support plate to said pivoting arm;

    pivoting means for pivotally securing said base member to said pivoting arm; and

    positioning means for fastening said pivoting arm in a towing position and a storage position.

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