Tarpaulin system for an open-top cargo hold

  • US 6,981,734 B2
  • Filed: 01/27/2004
  • Issued: 01/03/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tarpaulin system for covering an open-top cargo hold on a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a tarpaulin having first and second ends, the first end of the tarpaulin being fixedly connected proximate one end of the cargo hold;

    a plurality of bows for supporting said tarpaulin and moving said tarpaulin over the cargo hold, each of said bows having an interior section with opposing ends extending outwardly away therefrom;

    a plurality of fasteners for detachably securing said bows to said tarpaulin;

    a cable detachably secured for reciprocal movement adjacent the cargo hold;

    a plurality of connectors for releasably attaching said bows to said cable;

    wherein each connector is configured to be individually securable to and releasable from the cable when the cable is secured for movement.

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