Hitch mounted cargo carrier

  • US 5,996,869 A
  • Filed: 10/24/1997
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A cargo carrier adapted to be mounted to a hitch sleeve of a vehicle to position said cargo carrier proximate the rear of the vehicle, said cargo carrier comprising:

  • a drawbar having a first end adapted to be selectively received within the vehicle hitch sleeve and a second end, said second end including a bracket;

    a cargo platform adjustably mounted to said bracket of said drawbar wherein said cargo platform is selectively adjustable fore and aft relative to said bracket of said drawbar to optimize positioning of said cargo platform relative to the rear of the vehicle;

    said cargo platform has a central beam received by said bracket, said central beam having a means for selectively engaging said bracket along a plurality of discrete positions to adjust the position of said platform relative to said drawbar;

    said bracket includes a U-shaped bracket having an end wall mounted to said second end of said drawbar and a pair of side walls extending upwardly from said end wall and drawbar, said central beam received between said side walls of said U-shaped bracket.

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