Fifth wheel hitch isolation system

  • US 9,592,863 B2
  • Filed: 07/26/2011
  • Issued: 03/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fifth wheel hitch comprising:

  • at least one support frame capable of engagement with a towing vehicle;

    a cross-member attached to said at least one support frame;

    an isolation system operatively coupled with said cross-member, said isolation system comprising;

    a beam engaged with said cross-member about a first axis, wherein a cross-member isolator dampens longitudinal displacement of said beam generally along said first axis; and

    a skid plate engaged with said beam about a second axis, wherein a wing isolator dampens radial displacement of said skid plate relative to said second axis.

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