Swingable apparatus attachable to a vehicle for transporting a cooking device and permitting access to the vehicle

  • US 6,701,913 B1
  • Filed: 09/30/2002
  • Issued: 03/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus selectively attachable to a vehicle, for transporting a cooking device and positioning the cooking device in an orientation for cooking that permits access to the vehicle, the apparatus comprising:

  • a hitch insertion member having a base;

    a support arm having a support arm top and a support arm bottom, and wherein the support arm defines a support arm longitudinal axis, and wherein the support arm top has a support arm top primary hinge hole and the support arm bottom has a support arm bottom primary hinge hole aligned with the support arm top primary hinge hole, and wherein the support arm is attached to the base of the hitch insertion member;

    a primary swing arm defining a primary swing arm longitudinal axis;

    a primary hinge assembly comprising;

    a top hinge plate having a central hole for alignment with the support arm top primary hinge hole;

    a bottom hinge plate having a central hole for alignment with the support arm bottom primary hinge hole; and

    an attachment wall connected to the top hinge plate and the bottom hinge plate, the attachment wall being attached to the primary swing arm;

    a primary hinge bar inserted through the central hole in the top hinge plate in the primary hinge assembly, the support arm top primary hinge hole, the support arm bottom primary hinge hole, and the central hole in the bottom hinge plate of the primary hinge assembly, to attach the primary swing arm to the support arm, and to permit the swing arm to rotate in relation to the support arm;

    a pedestal having a base, wherein the base of the pedestal is attached to the primary swing arm; and

    a column, the column being at least partially inserted into the pedestal.

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