Securing device for receiver hitch assemblies

  • US 6,945,550 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2003
  • Issued: 09/20/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for securing a shank tube to a receiver tube to minimize relative motion between the shank tube and receiver tube, said method comprising the steps of:

  • providing an elongated pin;

    providing a threaded portion on said elongated pin;

    providing a nut having a threaded portion for engagement with said threaded portion of said elongated pin;

    aligning said nut within the shank tube with opposing side holes formed in the shank tube;

    inserting the shank tube within the receiver tube until the opposing side holes of the shank tube are aligned with opposing side holes of the receiver tube;

    inserting said elongated pin through the opposing side holes formed in the receiver tube and through the opposing side holes formed in the shank tube; and

    engaging said threaded portion of said elongated pin with said threaded portion of said nut until the side wall of said shank tube is firmly engaged by the inner side wall of said receiver tube.

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