Multi-fit hitch assembly

  • US 6,578,864 B2
  • Filed: 05/25/2001
  • Issued: 06/17/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A trailer hitch receiver for mounting to a frame of a motor vehicle, comprising:

  • a main frame member including first and second mounting flanges each having a series of anchoring apertures;

    a hitch receiver box carried on said main frame member; and

    a pair of mounting brackets, each of said pair of mounting brackets being of unitary construction and including (a) a mounting skirt for engaging the frame of the motor vehicle, (b) a first set of mounting apertures (c) a peripheral edge defining a notch extending partially around said main frame member when said pair of opposed mounting brackets are mounted inboard of said first and second mounting flanges and (d) a second set of mounting apertures a spaced distance from said first set of mounting apertures whereby said first set of mounting apertures are aligned with said anchoring apertures to allow said mounting brackets to be secured to said main frame member in a first, fore position and said second set of mounting apertures are aligned with said anchoring apertures to allow said mounting brackets to be secured to said main frame member in a second, aft position.

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