Pivoting hitch system for trailer

  • US 7,237,791 B1
  • Filed: 09/01/2005
  • Issued: 07/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A trailer coupler assembly, comprising:

  • a first member adapted to mount to a trailer front arm, the first member having a pivot shaft and a locking pin shaft;

    a second member adapted to mount to a trailer coupler arm, the second member having a pivot shaft and a locking pin shaft, wherein the second member is rotatably connected to the first member coaxially along the pivot shafts so that the trailer coupler arm is rotatable relative to the trailer front arm between (1) an operating position wherein the trailer front arm and the trailer coupler arm extend along a common longitudinal axis, and (2) a stow position wherein the trailer coupler firm is oriented transverse to the trailer front arm;

    wherein at least one of the first member and the second member is formed by a molding process.

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