Securing device for receiver hitch assemblies

  • US 6,609,725 B1
  • Filed: 09/25/2000
  • Issued: 08/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hitch pin for use with a receiver hitch assembly having a receiver tube with opposing side holes for receiving a hitch pin and a shank tube with opposing side holes for receiving a hitch pin, said hitch pin comprises:

  • an elongated pin having a proximal end portion, a mid-portion and a distal end portion;

    a head portion on said proximal end portion of said elongated pin;

    a threaded portion on said mid-portion of said elongated pin;

    a nut having a threaded portion for mating engagement with said threaded portion on said elongated pin;

    a spring mechanism for holding said nut within the shank tube and aligned with the opposing side holes of the shank tube; and

    a locking mechanism for engaging said distal end of said elongated pin to lock said pin on the shank tube and the receiver tube.

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